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t'HIKD YEAR. .V.. .*>2.
lied By Train
At Berlin Crossing
.rs. Henrietta Dirickson McNeely Killed
Monday Afternoon By The North
Bound Train.
Mrs. Henrietta Ujidckson McNeely
was struck e north-bound pas
senger u*fn a\ Berlin last Monday
afterpdon and Was instantly killed,
as sne was crossing the track near
the freight station:
Mrs. McNeely and her sister, Miss
Clara Dirickson, had been to pay a
Christmas call at the home of their
brother, L. L. Dirickson, Esq., and
were on their way from there to the
home of Mrs. Thomas ,F. Whaley.
They were conversing and did not
notice or hear the approaching train.
Mrs. McNeely was struck and knock
ed eighteen to twenty feet clear of
the track. When picked up she was
• Christmas Weddings
In Town and Near
town Folks Have Matrimonial Fever and
Sections Not Far Behind Them,
s Usual Christmas Rush.
iss mVrtle parsons
A very pretty anil attractive wed
ding took place at the home of Mrs.
William T. Parsons, in Indiantown,
Tuesday afternoon at two o’clock,
when her daughter. Miss Myrtle
Parsons, became tiny bride of Mr.
Lawrence Wplton wordy, also of
Indiantown. /
The house was beautifully decorat
ed with potted plants and evergreens,
the marriage taking place in the par
lor, the bride/;and groom standing
under an aiVh of Yevcrgrecns. The
matiriage ewemonyt was performed
by the bride’s pastor, Rev. 1. S.
Owens, of Powcllville, in the presence
-of a large number of relatives and
friends. Lohengrin’s wedding march
was played by Mrs. Chester Parsons,
the sister of the groom.
The bride wore a suit of blue tri
cot ine. with hat and gloves to match.
Immediately after the marriage
ceremony, an elaborate wedding din
ner was served, at which there were
more than forty guests. The wed
ding cake was beautfuilly decorated,
and, as it contained the wedding set,
great amusement was afforded when
it was cut.
Among those who attended the
wedding from a distance were the
following: Mr. anil Mrs. Uriah W.
Dickerson, Mrs. Laura Gordy, Mr.
Reese Gorily, Mr. Ralph Gonly, Mrs.
Edith Dayton, and Miss Elsie Gordy,
of Salisbury; Mr. George Gordy. of
Cape Charles; Mr. Avery Gordy, of
Hampton Roads; Mrs. X. W. C. Gib
bons, of near Princess Anne, and Mr.
and Mrs. John M. Moore, of Showell.
After the wedding dinner, Mr.
Gordy took his bride to his home in
Indiantown, where they will reside
ami where he is engaged in farming.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. E. VV.
Perdue, of Colbourne, was the scene
of a very pretty wedding last Sun
day at 1.30 o’clock, the contracting
parties being Miss/Cora V. Perdue
and Mr. Kre<r\C. Pusey.
The groom waf attended by his
brother, Mr. WilA. Pusey. The bride
by her sister, Aliks Fannye Perdue.
The marriage cXrtpnony was per
formed by 'Rev. 1. S. Owens, of
Powcllville, the bride's pastor.
The bride wore a suit of navy tri
cotine with black hat.
The wedding marches we-e render
ed by Miss Myrtle G. Parsons.
After the ceremony a dinner was
served * ‘he friends who attended
the •
rs. -ere the
dead. Miss Clara Dirickson escaped
without injury.
Mrs. McNeely was 72 years of age.
She came from her home in Illinois
several weeks ago to spend Christ
mas with her mother, who is 90 years
of age.
Mrs. McNeely was the oldest child
of Col. 1„ L. Dirickson and wife, of
Berlin. She married Thompson W.
McNeely, a prominent lawyer of
Illinois, many years ago. He was
twice elected to Congress from Illi
nois. She is survived by her mother,
and one brother and two sisters.
These are Mr. L. L. Dirickson, of
New Port News, Va., and Mrs. Harry
1 Purnell and Miss Clara Dirickson, of
Miss Mabel Dunlap, a teacher in
Snow Hill High School and daughter j
of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Dunlap ;
i was married y> Mr. Charles M. Hud- j
1 son, of lionsoire, by Rev. L. E. Poole, '
in the M. Vt. Church, at five o’clock i
i last Tuesday morning.
The bride wag attired in a navy
blue traveling suit and black picture
hat. Omy the immediate members
of the family and a few friends wit
nessed the ceremony.
Mrs. Hudson is a popular lady in
Snow Hill, and has many friends who
wish for her a happy wedded life.
A very pretty wedding was sol- j
emnized at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. G\ E. Godfrey, at Aequungo j
llranch, at, half/past seven o’clock j
Wednesday everting, December 28th,
when their omighter, Mary Frances, j
became the hnjle of Mr. Elton W.
Simian, son/of \Mr. and Mrs. Wil- I
liam M. Sißman, Nof near Snow Hill.
The house was'artistically decor-j
ated withr potted plants, evergreens
and pine/.
The marriage ceremony was per
formed by Rev. I. H. Owens, of j
Powellville, under a wedding bell
suspended from a beautiful arch
made of evergreens and pine, in the
presence of a large number of rein- j
tives and friends of the bride and
The bride was attired in a hand
some navy blue satin dress, embroid
ered in blue and tan, with gloves to
match, and carried a lovely bouquet
of white chrysanthemums and ferns.
Her bridesmaids were her sister,
Miss Maude Godfrey, and her aunt,
Miss Grace Dickerson, who were at
tired in pink satin, trimmed with sil
ver lace. They carried bouquets of
white chrysanthemums and ferns.
Lohengrin’s and Mendelssohn's wed
ding marches were rendered by her
cousin, Miss Margie Godfrey, of
Snow Hill.
Immediately j. or the wedding
ceremony a recep on was held, at j
which more than L * guests were in '
The bride and gr> at were the re
cipients of many b Vi itiful and use
ful gifts. \
Among those pres< nt from a dis
tance were Mr. an d Mrs. Gurney
Mezick and family, of Vuitland, Mr.
and Mrs. U. W. Dickerson, Mr. and
Mrs. Austin Pusey, Mrs. Sewell
Richardson, of Salisbury; Mr. and
Mrs. Claude Bassett, Mr. and Mrs.
Cropper, of Berlin; Mr. and
<n M. Moore, of Showell; and
Mrs. Luther Parsons, of
wtiddings on Page 5)
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Mr. ami Mrs. W. C. Parks, of near
Snow Hill, entertained at a four
j o’clock dinner last Monday, Decem
ber titltli, the occasion being the joint
celebration of their twenty-first wed
ding anniversary, and the forty-sec
ond birthday of Mr. Parks.
The guests included the following:
Mr. and Mrs. George If. Johnson and
I daughter. Miss Grace Johnson, Mrs.
\ 11. J. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred
| Mariner and daughters, Agnes and
Hazel, Mr. and Mrs. William M. Sir
! man and daughter, lieatricc, Mr. and j
| Mrs. Homer Simian, Mr. and Mrs.!
Norman Dryclen. Mr. W. O. Dickerson
and sons, Virgil and Albert, Mr. Hes
ton Carmean and Mr. Lester Hunting,
all of near Snow Hill; Mr. Willis
j Pusoy, of Princess Anne; Mr. and
i cMrs. W. 11. Martin and children, Wil
lliam, Margaret and Alvin, Mrs. Km
j ma Martin and children, Lola, Alma,
and Page, of New Church; and Mr.
Itichard Littleton, of Parksley.
The guests departed at a late hour,
wishing Mr. and Mrs. Parks many
, more happy anniversaries.
-V ... ■ -
Mi'S Helen Allonder, daughter of
Mr. anil Mrs. C. I!. Allonder, of
Scranton, Pa., and niece of Mrs.
Charles W. Corddr.v, of Snow Hill,
and Mr. Earl Sawyer, son of Mr.
William Sawyer, Manila. Phillipine
Island, and cousin of Mr. Charles W.
Corddry, were married Monday, I)o
--cembcr 2(>th, at high noon, at the
home of the bride’s parents in Scran
ton. Pa., in the presence of only a few
relatives and intimate friends. The
| bride and groom first became ac
quainted when visiting relatives in
Snow Hill several years ago. Both
are well known in Snow Hill, as they
have frequently visited here. Mr.
Sawyer made his home here with his
rousin, Mrs. Chatles H. Parsons, for
several years.
Mr. Sawyer is principal of the
Agricultural High School at Sparks,
Maryland, where they will reside,
lie was formerly principal of the
Central Luzon Agriculture School,
Phillipine Islands.
Mr. and Mrs. William K. Truitt
gave an elaborate reception last
Tuesday evening in honor of their
son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. James
W. Truitt, whose marriage took place
last week. The dining room was
decorated in pink and white, and with 1
t evergreens, and the reception room
with evergreens and plants.
Elegant refreshments were served,
and the occasion was a most joyous
and festive one, more than a hundred
guests being present to partake of
the generous hospitality of Mi. and
Mrs. Truitt.
An unusual feature of the recep
tion was the presence of three newly
married couples, Mr. and Mrs. James
W. Truitt. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Sir
man, and Mr. and Mrs. Welton
Gord.v, the marriage of the last
named couple having taken place
earlier in the day, and of a pros
pective bride and groom, Mr. Elton
Simian, and Miss Mary Frances (Jod
f rev.
Attacked By Negr
David Tyler Sh
As A Consequence Lee Ross Is In
Hospital Very Badly Shot —He
Expected To Recover
e near being a fatal i
k place near Welboume
; night (Christmas Eve),
ipals in the affair arc
a white man, in the em
ng & Son, lumber doal
toke City, and I.ee Ross
ig near Welboume. Ross
t, from Welboume, went
City to do some Christ
mas shopping. After purchasing
several articles he started for his
home, accompanied by his son-in-law,
David Tyler, and his two married
daughters, Mrs. David Tyler and Mrs.
Xuddie Taylor. The means of convey
ance was a horse and cart. Near Wcl
liourne the party stopped at the home
of Charles Lankford, and Mrs. Lank
ford. another daughter of Mr. Hart,
joined them in their journey to the
Hart home for the Christmas holi
Mr. Hart was on foot near the
I horse’s head, his three daughters and
their two small children were sitting
in the cart and the son-in-law was
; walking in the rear. Ross, the negro.
State Legislature
Meets Wednesd
Promises To Be A Busy Session—Legis
Of Importance Is Already Being
Shaped By Leaders.
Baltimore, Dec. 29, 1921.
Next Wednesday, the General As
sembly will convene at Annapolis and
for the following three months will
hold the centre of the stage in Mary
It ought to he. and probably will
be, a business session. There is
nothing that can legitimately come
before it of a partisan character, un
less partisanship may be dragged into
it for effect. There ought to he
nothing of a factional character, but
doubtless there will be, for the mem
bers are human, they have their likes
and dislikes, their jealousies, their
ambitions, their desires for promi
nence and preferment, and all these
will doubtless be evident early in
the session, and will cause the as
sembled Maryland statesmen to
swerve from the strict lines of bus
iness, to which, in theory they ought
: to devote themselves for the ninety
days in which they are expected to
serve the people and the public wel
fare, with the “help of the 1.0 rd,” as
their oath provides.
There will really be no excuse for
any manifestations of partisanship
or factionalism at the State House
this winter. The legislation needed,
as a result of the changed conditions
arising from the war, are purely bus
iness in their character, and should
lie considered in that light. The
Democrats have such u preponder
ance in the membership of both
i Houses, have the Governor and all
! the other inqiortant officials, that
they ought to have no trouble what
| ever in enacting their program. And
the Republicans are in such a hope
less minority, that the policy for
them to follow, if they are wise, will
lie to assent to the Governor’s pro- |
! gram, and back it up without op
Whatever trouble may arise will
no doubt be factional in its character, I
for, while in harmony at the present j
time, many of the old time sores and 1
hatreds still exist, and no doubt there
will he spasmodic outbreaks from
time to time. These factional sores
are not confined to the city. It must
be remembered that for many years
there have been strong factional
alignments in what is known as the
“Htate crowd,” and that these faction
al feelings in the state democracy,
have been quite as strong as those
which have almost disrupted the city
democracy for more than generations.
Governor Ritchie has shown unusur'
ski l ' : n his management of the
f- since he became Cover
i be hoped that he will
.al success **
♦be re
$1.50 A YEAR. $2.00 OUT Of
who lives near the ro:
out of his house, it is i
Mr. Hart and demandoc.
of some money which 1
for potatoes the day he
the potatoes were wort
promised to return the
Christmas, but this was
tory to the negro, and i'
that he pointed a pistol
manding the money
I'pon being called by Hi
him, Tyler removed his s
ed shotgun from the real
and was loading it whei
left Hart and rushed upoi
pistol pointed. Then r I
retreating several ya-ds,
shotgun,the load entering
arm and side.
Through the assistant
Gordy & Sons, employiei
gro, Ross was removed t ih
sula General Hospital at Sa
Roth Hart and Tyler surrendt
Edwin S. Hargis, justice of the
who released them on their
recognizance for a preliminary
i ing.
| term, and especially during th
. | three months.
I There are two matters which
come before the session, both of v
* will doubtless be discussed witl
' little ceremony, although neith<
partisan in character, and these
* the proposed enactment of a la'
5 enforce by the state authorities
? national prohibition laws, and 8
' law to amend the present race
’ statutes, or to prohibit horse •
altogether. The feelinjK
1 these two questions, is alrea '
' boiling point throughout th
! and no doubt there will be tl
est and most serious kind i
' over both of them—fights wT
‘ throw all other matters bef<
1 legislature into the back f
' Already the discussion of
’ questions is going on with
all parts of the commonwe;
of the clergy have take'
and the members-elect r
' letters from organizatio
viduals, asking their vie
ing them to pledge tl
vote one way or the
those letters ure very gen
people w'ho are opposed *
uance of the present syst
agement of horse racing,
of the enactment of a s
bition enforcement law
lie the outcome, is a
that Annapolis will he t'
! some of the bitterest fig
history, is clearly evident
who are in touch with w 1
on throughout the Stab
Governor Ritchie is a
working day and night
his program for submis
legislature next week, ir
it may start out as soo>
ganization is broughffct
pects to wind everythin*
unlay, (most of it is rea
he is now engaged revis
nerting what he has do
will lie no excuse on i
lack of preparation w*
Hut the old State
ditions and unwritten
which are the growth
a hundred years. It h
things in a certain
ever hurries, and it
seen whether it will
way, or adop* he n
before R

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