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fHE DEMOCRATIC MESSENGER
<'IFTY-THIRD YEAR. No. 26. A Worcester Woman Receives Bravery Medal Ocean City Telephone Operator Stuck To Her Post For I£> Hours, When Storm Raged About Her And Threatened Destruction. Miss Naomi Workman, of Ocean City, telephone operator, has been awarded the Theodore X. Vail Dis tinguished Service Medal. Mi..' Workman, who i- a. cripple and can walk only with the aid of crutches, remained on duty in the telephone office at Ocean City on February 4th, ID2U, for 15 hours during the worst storm experienced there in many years. In spite of the fact that the house in which the telephone ex change was located was in danger of being washed away, Mi... Workman continued to operate her switchboard ami completed many emergency calls for help. I Two other Maryland operators / * have been awarded the me l:.l; Miss ( Mae I’. Seibert, llaltimi.ro. and Miss Helen I!. Adams, Cambridge. Mis: Seibert wu.- private branch exchange operator at Meant I icily Inn. and was on duty last December 2nd, the night the hotel burned down. Her citation tell how she remained 1 at the switchboard, continuing to notify the guests in the various rooms of the fire, until the service I was put out of order. Miss Seibert I r Democrats Will Name New State Chairman State Committee of Democratic Party Will Meet in Baltimore Next Week to Get Ready For Fall Campaign Baltimore, July 14th, 1921. The Democratic State Committee meet here next Thursday, July .. The object of the meeting is to be to select a Chairman in place of Dr. J. Hubert Wade, who de sires to resign, and also to take into consideration other matters of im portance to the party, in connection with the campaign which will begin in September. The general impression is that J. Enos Hay, of Princess (Jeorge’s County will succeed Dr. Wade as Chairman. Mr. Ray is one of the best known public men in the State. He has !>cen Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, State Auditor, and is now Chairman of the State Tax Commission, in all of which positions of honor and re sponsibility, he has made good, and given general satisfaction. He may not want to add any more work to what he has now on his hands, and at the last analysis of the sitution, somebody else may be chosen in I>r. Wade’s place, .but the impression pre vails now, that Mr. Ray will be the next Chairman of the State Com mittee. He is an old time, uncom promising, regular Democrat, and of his efficiency and loyalty to the party, there never has been the slighe-t doubt, with the right sort ol a man at the head of the State Committee, the Democrats will go into the cam paign with more than the usual vigor. A Chairman who is no more than a mere routine figure-head, acts as a wet blanket on the whole party, and it is hard to get up any enthusiasm in a contest, when the general in command is a moribund character who has no life, and who can impart no encouragement or inspiration is his lieutenants in the State. There are other and more important things in a State fight, such as we shall have in Maryland this year, than the ordinary campaign routine, and it is the hope of every real Democrat that the new Chairman, whoever he may lie, will take hold of party affairs ith zeal and vigor at the start, and ake things fairly bum from one end the State to the other, from the ountains to the sea. The stand Cover nor Ritchie, Sen tor Smith, Mr. John M. Dennis, lajor Brooke Lee, and Mr. Emory . Coblentz, who are now looked upon s the most influential of the State adera, have taken with regard to a rimary contest, is having a most ( lolesomc effect on the situation here Baltimore, and the probability now lat there will be no primary fights ny movement here in September. Governor realizes that he holds v of the situation, and that hi certain proposed contest will '|P*- * also aided in carrying out of the Bding8 ding what records and pld. and in locking other the safe. She was en e Chesapeake and I’oto ne Company in 11*11 us liecoming local exchange then long distance op entered the employ of lolly Inn in September, >s was on duty in Cum une C!. 11*20, during a ical storm in the vicin -1 ity of Travers’ wharf. In answering a call she heard someone say “Send a doctor; someone is killed.” The line i then went out of order, and although j she was unable to get any further details she immediately got in touch | with a physician and advised him to 'go to Travers’ wharf, liecausc the call had come from a rural line in that vicinity. It later developed that ! one person had been killed and sev | oral -everely injured. The injured ones, it is said, would have died were it not for the <|uick work of Miss j Adams in directing medical atten- I tion. stop them. There is really no reason for any trouble here in Baltimore over any of the nominations this year. There is no principle involved in the matter—only certain old political grudges, which the public cares nothing about, and the leaders of party opinion are determined that nothing shall take place heic which might jeopardise Democratic success in November. The factional quarrels of the city leaders have caused no little trouble to the Democratic Party for many years, ami the three or four men who arc at the head of the rival crowds, appeal- to be weary of the turmoil in which their followers have been engaged for the past sev eral years, and express a de-ire for peace and harmony once more. With the election of a wise and di plomatic Chairman of the State Com mittee next Thursday, a man whose position and character are such as to command the esteem and confidence of all. the party will be able to go into the fall campaign with the batte half won at the start. Reports that come to town from the counties, indicate that the Democrats arc selecting a superior class of men for the (ieneral Assembly. The nomination of such men for the Sen ate as Orlando Harrison, in Worces ter. Dr. Jones, in Montgomery, John McDaniel, in Talbot, Col. Tydings, or Mr. Cobourn, in Harford, together with others of the same sort in the several counties for the House make it certain that the next Legislature will have in both Houses more than ..he usual number of able ami pa triotic Marylander-, ready to look out foi the lies', interests of the pub lic, and ready to carry out any rea sonable and feasable plan which will reduce the public expenditure, and make more efficient and economical the government of the counties, and the State at Laige. PAL I, WINCHESTER. Pocomoke Bridge Is Now Complete A telegram from Pocomoke City t\ the Baltimore fun on Thursday announces that the bridge over the Poconvokc River at Pocomoke City has liechi completed and the electric wiring is how lining done. The bridge was built liV , the State of Maryland, work having\een started on it May 25th, last /ea>\ It is a beautiful structure llnd is V. cie, *'t to the Stute Roads Commission and Pocomoke City. WC congratulate our sister town on securing this splendid structure and trast it will prove of great bene fit to all the people. A Busy Fire Department The SncftD Hill Boys cAre Playing Fast and Winning the Games ! Schedule of Games Saturday, July Pith Newark at Snow Hill. Monday. July IHlh Snow Hill at Sharptown Tuesday, July 19th Pocomoke at Snow Hill Wednesday, Jill} 20th Snow Hill at Crisfield Thursday, July 21st Snow Hill at Parksley Friday. July 22nd Sharptown at Snow Hill Saturday, July 23rd Newark at Snow Hill SNOW HILL DEFEATS CHINCOTEAGUE TEAM The Snow Hill Chincoteague game played here Thursday afternoon was , a one-sided affair. Chincoteague, was not in the same class as the Snow Hill club and will have to j get new material if it hopes to win ! any games. Score: Snow Hill 15, Chincoteague i 2 Hickmar. pitched fo • Snow Hill. President Harding saiil to a delegation of editors last Tuesday: ‘‘lf 1 could have my life to live over with all the experiences that have come to me I would not change my profession noi would I alter the policy with which I have somewhat char acterized the newspaper of which I have been publisher. “In 27 years of newspaper connection I have never once allowed my paper to make man ifest a suggestion of revenge, and if there is one thing that has contributed more than any other to my moderate success as a publishe,, it is that the paper was on a higher plane than the level of getting even. “Old-time conflicts, old-time affiliations, much that impelled governments anil more that im pelled governments and more that impelled wars, was founded on revenge, while today all of us are thinking out the things we can do to bring people to gether to create a better feel ing in the world..” TEACHERS* INSTITUTE WILL NOT BE HELD At a meeting of the Board of Education this week it was definitely decided not to hold a Teachers’ In stitute this year. The action of the Board was taken at the suggestion of Albert S. Cook, State Superin -1 tendent of Schools. The Teachers’ Institutes have been held at Ocean City, Worcester, Wicomico and Som erset Counties joining in a Tri i County meeting. Instead of the Institute it is pro posed to devote several day* during the scholastic year to meetings of the teachers, notice of which will be given later. SNOW HILL, MARYLAND, SATURDAY, JULY 16. 1921. THE SNOW HILL CLUB WALLOPS CRISFIELD In a game that had the spectators j on their toes from start to fini.-h j Snow Hill defeated Crisfield on Wed nesday by a I to 2 score. The wet i I (.'rounds made good fielding difficult, j I but both sides pulled off some bril- i i liant plays. Crisfield was the first to score,! j N'uth led off in the second with a single to center, and got to third on J a wild pitch and Kuark's sacrifice, crossing the pan when Purnell was called safe at first. Snow Hill scored I two in the last of the second when i Sharretts, the first batter, singled, Kilduff was hit. Keen sacrificed both ] men to third, and Robins and Glad-! | man singled, bringing Sharretts and , ( Kilduff across. Crisfield added one I more in the third. j j Neither team scored again until the. ilast half of the ninth. Gladman j walked, letting four bad ones go by after having two strikes on him. L i Sailer laid down a neat bunt along j the first base line, sacrificing Glad man to center. Then Roussey, who j had previously doubled, stepped to the plate and crashed the pill to the houses well back of the center field fence for a “homer.” SNOW MIL!, Ab. R II Po. A ' Roussey, ss. I 1 2 I! 2 Armstrong. 2b. 1 0 1 0 2 j Drury, cf. I ft ft I •' Sharrets, If. I 12 0 Kilduff. c. ■'! 10 12 Keene, lb. 8 o 0 II 2 Robins, 2b. < 4 0 11 2 Gladman. rf. 2 12 11 Sailer, p. 8 0 114 Total 81 1 8 27 15 CRISFIELD Ab. R II Po. A Diltmar, ss. 4 118 2 Reifsnider, Bb. I 0 0 0 8 Murphy, 2l>. 6 0 1 0 2' Nuth, If. 4 1 1 2 o|, Ruark, lb. 3 0 0 10 o j Carman, cf. 4 0 2 3 1 Purnell, rf. 4 0 11 0 Kessler, p. 2 0 l 6 o Schuler, p. 4 0 1 0 4 Total 34 2 8 25 18 Sharretts and Drury gobbled up all the flics that came their way in the outfield, Wednesday, making the hard I ones look easy. Robins played a I stellar game at third. Snow Hill’s in- • field looking better with each game. • Gladman looks like a real find, the ■ rare combination of a batting pitcher. Sailer and Kilduff worked well with I men on buses, pulling out a number I of tight situations. Carman, Crisfield’s center fielder, robbed Armstrong of an extra base blow when he took his screamer to center with his back to the fence. Gladman, who played right field for Snow Hill, figured in a double play, when he caught a fly, an<‘ off a runner at the plate att< to score from third. NEWARK PLAYS SALIS BURY SIXTEEN INNING TIE One of the prettiest games of base ball ever staged in this part of the county was played at Newark Mon day afternoon, when the strong new ly organized Salisbury team went to Newark to play the first of a series of games. Each team tried a new pitcher, , Hayes being on the mound for the' visitors, while Knaedler, Newark’s new southpaw pitcher, was on the firing line for the home team. The visitors scored two runs in the first inning on three hits, and things looked decidedly blue for the home team. Salisbury added another in the third inning, and Newark scored their first run in their half of the same inning. There was no more scoring until the eighth inning, when Salis bury increased their lead by another tally. Newark staged a grand rally in their half of the ninth inning, by bunching five hits. The rally was started by Mumford, who was put in as a pinch hitter. Ileforc the smoke cleared away three runs had crossed the plate, and the score was a tic. From then on it was a pitch er's battle until the sixteenth inning, when the game was called on account of darkness. The home team was robheif of sev eral hits by lightning-like fielding by the visitors’ infield. Wright made a sensational one-hand catch of a line drive from Boston’s bat. Salis bury played sixteen innings of error less ball. Everyone went home saving it was one of the greatest game- ever played here-abouts. SALISBURY H R E Wright, 2b 2 0 0 Underwood, ss, 2 0 0 McNiff, 3b, 11 0 Wolfe, lb. 3 2 0 Jones, c, 2 0 0 Loomis, cf, 1 0 ft Hayes, p, 11 ft Ward, If, 1 ft ft Nock. rf. 1 ft Total 14 4 ft NEWARK H R E Pruitt, ss, 2 ft ft ' Hudson, 2b, 3 11 Jarvis, If, 11 ft Mason. 2b, 3 ft 1 llowen, lb, 2 ft ft Miner, rf, 2 ft ft Boston, c, ft ft ft Knaedler, p, 111 Taylor, cf, ft ft ft ‘Mumford, cf, 2 10 Tolul 16 4 4 ! Score by innings: SALISBURY J ’’ ft ft 10ftftftft ft ft ft—l I " HK ft 0 0 ft 0 ft—l i Negro Shot And Killed At Stockton Saturday Night Had Threatened To Take Life Of Man Who Saw Him First and Made Away With Him. Slayer Not Yet Captured lVfonza Manuel, of near Stockton, was\ shot by Chauncey Wilson, of Stockton, in front of Wharton's store Mast Saturday night, about 11 o’clock. His condition was so serious that he was sent to the Salisbury Hospital, where he died Sunday morning. Sheriff Onley was notified of the shooting Sunday night, and early Monday morning went to look for Wilson. At his home, it was said he had gone away, but would return. It is not denied that Wilson shot Manuel, but it is claimed that he dil so in self defense, a.- Manuel had threatened his life, and only that day said he would kill him before night. Wilson knew this, and, it is claim* | ed, went prepared to defend himself. It is alleged that while Wilson was in one of the stores Saturday night j | Manuel went in the store, and called i KILLED HIS WIFE THEN HIMSELF! Former Snow Hill Boy Despondent Over Poor Health Shot and Killed His Wife \ 1 Then Killed Himself. \ I’y Richardson, ”'1 years of | age, a no/vo of Snow Hill, and who moved /rVom this town with his; mothe/. M iV. Mary Pontz, eighteen year/ago, toAk his life and that of his wife in a fit of despondency caused by j w/uit he believed was his hopeless' Physical condition, in Springfield,! '.Mass., on Tuesday night of last week, j He had been afflicted with tubercu- i losis for several years, and was j really improving, hut he could not he persuaded that such was the case, so he decided to end it all. The remains of Mrs. Richardson were buried in Springfield, and his remains were brought to Snow Hill SNOW HILL TEAM SIZED UP BY SPORTING WRITER The sporting writer cf the Haiti-! more Evening News commented as 1 follows on the Snow Hill baseball team in its edition of Monday, July 11th: Herb Armstrong, baseball coach at John Hopkins I'niveraity, and present j manager of the Snow Hill, Md., ball j tossers, was in town yesterday after j new meterial. In six starts to date the Snow Hill clan hrs won three games, including a victory over New ark, Md.. which has won 18 of its Jo starts to date. “The Snow Hill fans are behind Armstrong's outfit to a man. Herb I j has reconstructed his team within the past few days, and it is going to take a mighty nifty squad to garner a; win from now on. “Those representing Snow Hill are: Keene of John Hopkins, first base: 1 Herb Armstrong, second base; Ike Roussey, the well-known sand loiter of this city, shortstop; Robins, Washing ton College, captain, third base; j Sharretts of John Hopkins, left field; Cutter Drewcry, the hard-hitting lad from Waverly. centerfield; Sailer of Frederick. Rlue Ridge League Club, right field; Red Kilduff, formerly of Hampden, catcher; Eddie Kress, for merly of the Markhams, and Hick man, pitchers. “Sailor also takes a turn on the mound, but Boss Armstrong is en deavoring to sign another right-hand er to bolster his (linger corps.” PRESBYTERIAN CHI RCH. Preaching Sunday morning at 10.30, Sunday School at 11:30. Mrs. C. 1.. Vincent, Supt. No evening service. All are cordially invited. REV. W. S. KREGER, Pastor. Some years ago Professor Langley gave expression to the idea that the sun is not white, but blue, its ap parent whiteness being due principally to the absorptive action of its own atmosphere, and partly to that of our air. After several years of further research, the professor was able to show that the sun. although we re gard it as white, is blue, or at leant bluish. $1.50 A YEAR. $2.00 OUT OF COUNTY. him out As soon as they got out side they had hitter words, and Man uel is said to have told Wilson he was going to kill him, at the same time drawing, or attempting to draw, his pistol. Wilson being warned, fired point blank, and Manuel dropped in his tracks, fatally wounded just below his heart. It was only last year that another negro was killed near Stockton unde" somewhat similar circumstances. 1: seems that the law against carrying concealed weapons is a dead lettei among the colored people of that section. lind there are many walking arsenals. If pistol “toting" can be broken up there will he less shooting. | and the colored population will be better protected. It is claimed that Manuel was a 1 desperate character, and the Sheriff j had a writ for hi- arrest when he was 1 hot by Wilson. , and interred in the Richardson fam : ily burial lot in the Presbyterian | Churchyard Sunday morning. Mr. Richardson is survived by his 1 mother, Mrs. Marv Pont/., and his step-father, Mr. Andrew J. Pont/., and by four sisters and three broth ers. These arc: Mrs. C. B. Sexton, | California; Mrs. John Ward, War i rcn. Pa.; Miss Elizabeth Pontz, Miss ! Dorothy Pontz, Springfield. Mass.; and Mr. Rodney Richardson. Omaha; Mr. William Richardson, Hollywood, Calf.; and Mr. Frank Richardson, of Springfield. The latter and his mother accompanied the remains to Snow Hill. Throwing Dirt Nearly Sky High Farmers Will Be Given A Ditch Blowing Demonstration By Mr. E. I. Oswald In order to acquaint the farmers of Snow Hill vicinity with the most up-to-date methods of digging drain age ditches, two demonstrations have been arranged by the County Agent, cooperating with the Maryland Ex ten-ion and the explosive manufac ; turcs. These demonstrations will he con -1 ducted for the purpose of showing how dynamite can he effectively used and for the purpose of determining I the costs incident to this work. The ! work will he in charge of Mr. S. K. Evans, Mr. Gravenor and Mr. Paul Northam and will he conducted on the farm of Mr. J. H. Hall on the state road between Snow Hill and Gir dletree on Monday morning. July 18th, at 9.30 A. M. The work will be done on the ditch just back of Mr. Hall's residence. At 2.30 in the afternoon a seeond demonstration will he held on Mr. Elmer Godfrey’s farm in Indiantown. The ditch in front of Mr. Godfrey’s residence will he used for the demon stration. Everybody is invited to attend these two demonstrations and become familiar with the use of explosives | for such work. STOCKTON M. E. CHARGE On Sunday, July 17th, sendees will lie held as follows: Sunday School at 10.00 A. M. Preaching at 11.00 A. M. Subject: “A World Institution Menaced." Kpworth League at 7.30 P. M. Klej Grange—Sunday School at 2.15 P. M. Preaching at 3.00 P. M. Sub ject: “Not There.” Grace Church, Franklin City—Class Meeting at 9.30 A. M. Sunday School at 2.30 P. M. Preaching at 8.00 P. M. Subject: “A World Insti tution Menaced." REV. W. L. HESS, Pastor.