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Till’ DEMOCRATIC MESSENGER
FIFTY-THIIU) YEAR. No. 34. The Colored Voter Again In Slavery Must Obey Master Is Treated As a Chattel by White Leaders. He Dare Not Disobey, and Gets None of the Pay For His Vote Election Day. Virginia negroes Wednesday broke away from the white leaders of their party and in a State Convention held m Richmond nominated a neift'o ticket naming as their candidate for (lover nor, John Mitchell, of Richmond, and for Superintendent of Public Instruc tion, Magitie Walker, id' Riehmomh said to he the only negro woman hank president in the South. If it was not for the votes of col- J ored men and women the Republican people’s party would not have the ghost of a show of electing a single candidate at any election in Worces ter County. Now. inasmuch as the negro is the backbone, arms and legs of the Re publican-people's party, is he receiv ing at the hands of his white masters the political consideration which is being accorded him by the Republi cans in other sections of the State, where they are being made members of the governing bodies of the Re publican party and in some cases are candidates for the Legislature No, they are looked upon as chat- j tels by white leaders whom they obey | implicitly when it comes to casting Methodism Gains 1,255,091 Members In Past Ten Years. Sunday Schools Growing Chicago,Sept. *. A net gain of 1,255,091 members has heen niu<le by all division of the Methodist Church! in the t ailed States in the past ten years despite great losses suffered by the denominations during the war. according to statistics compiled for presentation to the deci nnial Ecumeni cal Methodist Conference which opens in London next week. The figures, compiled by the llev. 11. K. Carroll. o( Plainfield, X. J.. former Director oi the United States Census, were made public here today. Methodist Sunday Schools in the United States, however, the report says, show a net loss for the two years, 191 K and 1919, of 2911,968, “an appalling figure,” although 1920 re turns indicate tlu.t "the lost ground is being regained.” Notwithstanding that Sunday School pupils of the de nomination in this country were 200,- iMio less in number in 1920 than in 1918, the enrollment thoughout the vuuld shows an increase of 1,289,01.6 Methodist pupils for the 10-year period. Suffered Heavily In War "It is a remarkably*good showing that American Methodism has to present to the Ecumenical conference,” delated Dr. Carroll's statement. "Delegates representing nearly 117,- 000,000 Methodist members and ad herent.' will be in attendance. We can never forget that the past de cade includes the worst war in his tory and that, though our nation was an actual participant in its battle for only a year and a half, we suffered with our Allies its terrible effects. “The year 1919 was the hardest the churches of America have known, at least since the Civil War. Methodism in most of its branches suffered, with the other evangelical denominations, actual losses. The Methodist Episco pal Church suffered most of all, losing 111,262 in 1918 ami 59,987 in 1 ‘*l9 — Miss McCarthy Weds Mr. Harry A. Mills A quiet wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rulph Car mean, Friday evening, at nine o'clock, September 2nd. The bride was Miss Catherine E. McCarthy, of Washing ton, D. C., and the groom was Mr. Harry A. Mills, of Baltimore, Mil. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. R. Strausburg. The bride wore a gown of white, and curried a shower bouquet of white sweet peas. The groom is n brother-in-law of Mrs. Ralph Carnteun. They left Tues day momihg for Washington, D. C.„ where they will make their future home. their ballots, but they do not know that these same leade’rs have leceived 1 a price for everyone of them. They an probably unaware that an annual pilgrimage is made to Salisbury just before election day and the big boss there is told that it will take several hundred dollars to get out the negro vote in Worcester for the (I. O. I’., | and they do not know that most of ! the money thus obtained goes down i into the jeans of the white leaders,and poor old Sambo gets nary a red. The fact is, he asks for nothing, and expects nothing. Rut he does not know that lie is being sold, that his ; master has made a deal whereby Sambo is to go to the polls and vote jl for tin- Republican-people’s candi dates in consideration of the white loaders getting paid for delivering his vote. The Worcester County negro is in j political slavery. In many cases he | is the e<|ual of those who lead him. i but he follows blindly, and will con tinue to do so until his intelligence broadens, and he fully realizes that' he is being bought and sold at every j ' election. 1011,219 in two years- and the condi tions were even worse if we leave out | foreign mbsion fields, foi the lid loss in this country alone in 1919 was ' nearly 700,000. The Methodist Epis copal Church South lost 16,104 in that year. In 192" the tide was turned for ail evangelical churches, heavy gains succeeding the losses. "Considering the heavy los.-cs in the previous two years, it is remarkable that the total net increase in mem bers and probationers of the Meth odist bodies of the West section (United States) has been 1.255,091, exceeding the increase of the previous decade, 1900-1910, by nearly 282,000. The percentage of increase is also greater. For the decade ending in 1910 it was 15; mr the past ten years, nearly 17.” More Ministers Needed Dr. Carroll, in commenting on the fact that the number of itinerant Methodist ministers, 18,105, repre- j seated a loss of 209 as compared with ! a gain of 6,5111 in 1910 for the prev ious ten years, said: “Certainly more ministers are needed in.-tead of fewer for a growing Mithodism. What is the trouble? Is the Methodist min istry less attractive than it used to he 7” In conclusion Dr. Carroll says: “The l net increase of .sunday School pupils I ■ for all Methodist bodies (in the world) for the ten years is 1,289,0116. Of this handsome gain, the Methodist Episco pal Church, the only body of any name, so far as I recall, which has more scholars in Sunday School than members in church, gets the lion’s 1 share—Bll4,47!!. It also participates ! in the total increase of officers and j teachers of 55,705. When it is re- j membered what a great recruiting | agency for church members the Sun - day School has become, the signifi ! ranee id' the gains in the number, ! equipment and scholars of this in ; stitution is a happy augury.” I SNOW HILL, MARYLAND, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 10. 1921. AMERICA TO HAVE WONDERFUL “BRIDGE OF SHIPS.” mm m --- -s i T hi. bridge i- to be built in *3O days across the Hudson from Yonkers. N. Y„ to New Jersey, using L tide Sam’s nsele*. wooden ships It will last ten wars and be a scientific engineering feat because the tide will raise the boats and therefore raise the bridge. Copyright pictures printed by this paper simultaneously with Popular Science Monthly. CONTRACT LET FOR STOCKTON ROAD Hannaman Construction Co., of Salisbury. Aw arded'Con tract at $41,524.10 The D. A. Hannaman Construction Company, of Salisbury, were found to be the low bidders on the 1.52 miles of concrete road to lie built between Cirdletrer and Stockton. Worcester County, when the bids were opened by the State Roads Commission in iialtimore on Tues day, August noth. Their bid was 811,524.40, or at the rate of $27.- 1120.00 per mile, which according to the Commission’s records is the lowest cost per mile for any road built on the lower Eastern Shore District this year. The Hannaman Construction Com pany have just finished the Powells v ilie- Willards link in Wicomico County, which is an admirable piece of construction work, and speaks well for the ability of Mr. Hannaman, who is the leading spirit of the or ganization. Mr. Hannaman i> the son-in-law of Senator Charles R. Dishariion, of Salisbury. The respective bidders and prices offered were as follows: D. A. Hannaman Construction Co., $41,521.10; I .at ham & Ringling, $42,- 1152.50; S. R. Andrews, $111,258.00; E. R. Critlith Construction Company. $45,081.80; I’. D. Phillips & llro., $46,647.80; Onley Construction Com pany, $-17,654.00; Joseph Diauto, $50,098.00; E. R. Sandridge, $54,- 155.00; Continental Construction Co., $56,592.00. CLUBS WILL MEET AT PUBLIC LANDING The Hoys’ And Girls’ Clubs Will Go To Bay Resort On Satur day. September 17th. A club meeting of all the boys’ and girls’ clubs of Worcester County will lie held at Public Landing Saturday, September 17th. From all parts of the county the clubs will come, bring ing their parents and friends to enjoy i with them the outing and carry away new chili spirit. The County Club Leaders, County : Agent and Home Demonstration Agent have prepared a program with the idea of .making this a great day in club work. The following program shows what good things there are in store for everybody: Presentation of Clubs 1.110 I’. M.— 2.00 p. M. Athletics—2.oo I*. M.—4.00 P. M. Bathing —4.00 P. M.—5.00 P. M. Supper 5.110 P. M. —6.110 P. M. Sunset Services —6.45 P. M. We invite our good friends who arc interested in the further progress of dub work and those who have cooperated with us in the past to join us. Walter Bromley, County Boys’ Club leader. Fred L. Bull, Vice Pres. All Star State Croup. Frances Hancock, County Cirls’ Club Leader. Brown—When you hear u fellow wishing he were dead it’s a safe bet some girl has turned him down. Orcen— or married him. Teachers Must Be Paid Minimum , Armstrong Rules Salary Scale in Counties May Not be Pared Down Below the Limit Prescribed By Law, Says Attorney-General Teachers' salaries in the counties must not be cut by the County Com missioners below the minimum pre scribed at the last session of the State Legislature, no matter what else in the school budget may be pared down, according to an opinion given by Attorney-* leneral Arm strong Wednesday to Ceorge H. Keavis, Assistant State Superintend- , ent of Kiiuration. Mr. keavis asked : for the ruling because of the appur , ei.tly conflicting laws. One law provides that the Count} Commissioners must approve the bud gets submitted by the County Hoard of education, when the budgets do not make necessary a levy of more than H> cents on every SIOO of the tax assessment, hut that they may in sist that the budgets come within this limit. The other law provides min imum salaries for teachers. In the opinion Mr. Armstrong states: If it shall appear that the County Commissioners have lev i ied in full for the amounts re quired to pay teachers' salaries and have disapproved only cer tain other items no legal question will arise. If. however, the County Commissioners decline to exceed the 10-cent limit imposed upon | them by law and, in order to remain within it disapprove in part the item of the budget relat ing to teachers’ salaries, the diffi culty submitted by your inquiry is definitely presented. Further on the opinion states: There can be no doubt . . . that the Legislature desired minimum salaries of teachers to be enlarged and di<l not intend that the pur pose should Ik* defeated by the technical construction of any other act passed at the same session. It is my view that the County f GOBBI^IT Commissioners are bound by the provision of section 6b . which states that "they shall levy suffi cient funds to meet the scale of salaries provided for in this sec tion.” BOLD BURGLARS ROB HALL’S STORE Hroke in Last Monday Night And Took $250 Worth of Host Merchandise The storehouse of Mr. Clarence Itall, at Scarborough, was entered by burglars last Monday night and rob bed of $250.00 worth of merchandise. An attempt was made by them to burn the building, but evidently they were frightened away before they could accomplish it. When Mr. Hall opened his store Tuesday morning he found the iron ' bars of a side window had been pried loose from the window frame and merchandise of all kinds was strewn over the store floor and even on the ground outside of the building were clothing, shoes, and gum boots. Alongside of the building was a cup of coal oil, and empty shoe boxes were piled alongside the building, with the evident purpose of burning it to cover up the burglary, i Mr. Hall notified Sheriff Onley, who made an investigation of the premises. He found the tracks of two men lead from the store across a corn field in the direction of (lirdle troe. No other dues were found. It j may take a long time to locate tin men and this will not likely be ac complished except by their attempt • to dispose of their booty. No Primary In Worcester F. P. Bratten Withdrew Democrats Are United A Good Democrat Who Did Not Want Strife Inside The Party Lines Withdraws His Candidacy The Following Ticket Nominated. There will be no primary contest in Worcester County. 'I his The Mes senger has predicted from the begin ning, because we believed the aspir ants to office were the kind of men who did not want to see a bitter primary election with Democrat ar rayed against Democrat. The word reached us Tuesday morning that Mr. F. P. liratten, candidate for the Legislature, had withdrawn from the race in the interest of Democratic harmony and to save further expense to the taxpayers. Mr. liratten and his friends are loyal Democrats and will give their undivided support to tlie candidates who have been nomi nated. Thus the Democratic Party will now present an undivided front to the enemy with the following ticket: For Comptroller—William S. (iordy of Wieimico County. For State Senator —Hon. Orlando Harrison, of Merlin. For Members Legislature—Horace Davis, Merlin, (ieorge Lee Barnes, Jr., (iirdlctree; Samuel M. Crockett, Po eomoke City. For Register of Wills—Dr. Paul Jones, of Snow Hill. For Sheriff—W. O. Shockley, of Snow Hill. TREASURE HUNTING OFF E. S. VIRGINIA .More Than a Million Dollars In Sunken Treasure, Gold and Bullion on Wreck. Mound on a quest for more than a million dollars in sunken treasure, the steam truwlet Ripple left New York last week for Cape Charles, Va.. and the submerged wreck of the Ward Line steamer Merida. The little trawler’s decks were lit tered with equipment for the salvag ing operations when she ..ailed from there late that afternoon, and her crew included Frank Crilley. one of the best known deep-sea divers, and two assistants, (ieorge W. Nordstrom, chief officer of the Merida when she went down, also was aboard to aid in locating the wreck. The Merida was sunk in about 33 fathoms id' water on May 12tit, 1011, in a collision with the steamship Admiral Farragut. Her cargo in cluded gold and silver bullion valued at from $1,000,000 to $2,(too,000 which she was transporting from Havana to New York. The Ripple's salvaging expedition is the second undertaking. The first effort was made in lit 1(>, and was re ported to have been financed by James A. Stillman, banker, and Percy Rocke feller, of New York. Converse D. West, broker, of New York, who is one of the backers of the present expedition, declared he believed the Ripple had a good chance of recovering the treasure. “It's a gamble of course." he said, “but we believe the stake is well worth gam bling for." THE MESSENGER PLANT SECT RES NEW FEATURES The Messenger has secured the j "Auto-Caster” Service to complete its l splendidly equipped plant. This ser | vice enables us to make cuts of prominent men and publish the latest news. In our job department it will enable us to duplicate many jobs requiring long runs and thus save much for our customers. Our ad vertisers will also receive the advan tage of an illustrated service not at tainable anywhere else. The Messen ger has recently added a large new job press to its plant enabling it to turn out large jobs more promptly than ever. APT PI'PIL. (ieorge—"Do you think you could learn to love me, Maud?" Maud (softly)—“l don't know, (leorge. I might. I learned short- $1.50 A YEAR. $2.00 OUT OF COUNTY. For County commissioners- Dr. John D. Dickerson, Stockton, J. Wind sor Mounds, of Pocomokc City. For County Surveyor—William J. Pitts, of Merlin. Mr. Bratten, who was a candidate ir the Legislature, had a right to be a candidate and had a right to make a fight for the place. His campaign was clean and without vituperation and abuse, because he had no desire to injure the chances of any other can j didate for success at the general elec tion in November if he should decide | * get out of the race in the interest I "f party harmony. '| f'e have only one state candidate |- William Sidney (iordy, of Wicom ico County, who is the Democratic j candidate for Comptroller. As Mr. (iordy is a middle-of-the-road Dem oerat, lie will poll the undivided sup ! port of the party. Mr. (iordy has the j support of Senator I.ee and his ■j friends, Senator Smith and his friends, I and of the Mahon and Kelley factions ■: in Baltimore. I here is no division in the ranks of the Worcester Democracy and every man and woman who professes to be a Democrat will line up strong for the party candidates, who are sure of election if the party vote is gotten out on election day. A VERY PRETTY HOME WEDDING 1 Miss Nellie Savage of Girdletree, Becomes the Bride of Rev. Harry M. Nichols 1 A VtM\ putty \vetl<iiiiK t v.'as sol einnhfd at the home of Mu. and •'lr-. i. J. Savage, of Cirdlctree, 1 Thursday evening. September first, at <>.3o (.’clock, when their daugh j ter, Misg Nellie W. Savage, was | united in the bonds of holy matri mony to Rev. Harry M. Nichols, of 111 ion. N. V The ring ceremony was used. Rev. H. P. Hall of the Raptist Church, and pastor of tin- bride, olficiating. 1 I lie bride wore a handsome dress j <>f white organdy, and carried a huge bouquet of Mride roses, maiden hail fern, and sweet peas. Her going-away costume was a navy blue - poiret twill coat suit, with hat and 1 gloves to match. Ihe attendants were; Mr. and Mrs. ' H. ('. Jones, the sister and brother in-law of the bride. Mrs. Jones wore a beautiful dress of pink organdy, and carried a bouquet of pink roses 1 and maiden hair fern. Only mem bers of the immediate family were | present. The bride, foi a number of years was a most capable school teacher, . tind by her charming and pleasing manner she won hosts of friends, not only in this immediate section, but surrounding towns in Maryland and Virginia. The groom is a graduate of the Practical Mihle Training School of New York, and for the |iast two years he was a student of the Maptist Theological Seminary of Louisville, Ky. Rev. and Mrs. Nichols are spending ' their honeymoon trip in Maltimore, Washington, and New York state, the groom's former home. They will reside at Mt. Rainier. Md., where Rev. Nichols has accepted a church. We understand the Mt. Rainier Bap tist Church has planned an elabor ate reception on the return of Mr. and Mrs. Nichols. Their many friends wish them a happy and prosperous life. NEWARK CHARGE 1 A. M. Preaching Service.— Service to be held in Trinity M. P. Church. 3.00 M. Preaching at Cedar town. 7.30 I*. M Preaching at honshire. Through the courtesy of Rev. Strausburg and the officials of Trin itv Church the Bowen congregation has lieen invited to hold their services in Trinity Church while Bowen Church is being renovated. W. A. HEARN, Pastor.