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THE DEMOCRATIC MESSENGER
FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR. No. 2.5. New Road Program For Lower Shore Construction Costing $500,000 Under Way, Or Will Begin Shortly In Salisbury Dis trict Of Road Commission Salisbury, Md., Juno G.—Construe- ; ,tion work to the extent of more than $500,000 is either under way or i- to be commenced during the summer in the lower counties of the Eastern Shore by the State Roads Commis sion. Approximately this amount will! be spent in the counties of Wicomico, Worcester. Somerset and Dorchester, which embrace the Salisbury district, the offices of which are in this town and over which P. K. Burroughs, dis trict engineer, has supervision. In Dorchester County this work in cludes three miles from Blackwater Bridge toward Golden Hill, the con necting of the town of Secretary with the present State road at East New Market and the probable extension of the Cambridge-Lloyds road. In this county, the four-mile section of the Salishury-Xanticoke road in the vicinity of Quantico is being rush ed to a speedy completion and bids are now being asked on the two-mile extension of this road from Royal Oak through Gale’s lane. Bills have already been received for three miles; of the Salisbury-Delmar road, the first step* toward connecting up the j Maryland roads with the Delaware highway system. In Somerset the Princess Ann - j Deals Island road will be extended; and a survey has been made for a section in the vicinity of Marion Sta- 1 tion. In Worcester about a mile of j concrete road has been built this year i ■■ State Game Preserve For Worcester Co. The Game Preserve or Refuge, which the State Game I) purtment has leased for the protection and j propagation of game in \\ orcester j County, is being prepared for the j importation of game within its eon-' fines. Deputy Game Ward n Charles E. Hil! has placed posters around the j property, which is located on Hickory Ridge, anil adjacent land, near New- j ark. The area within the territory winch has been posted is for a Game Re fuge, and. with the cooperation of the public, the Game Department desires to make this territory a wild life ref uge. . Owners of dogs and cdts are warned to keep them off the refuge under penalty of the law. It is a violation of the laws of the State to trespass on property owned or con trolled by the State Game Depart ment for propagation purposes. The State Game Department solic its the cooperation of the public in preventing trespassing in any man ner, or disturbing game within the Refuge at any time. 20 YEARS FAITHFUL, NOW SUPERINTENDENT -;\v' • .* Mits Harriet de Kraft, alter 20 year* of faithful service, has been appointed Superintendent of Build ings and Grounds for the Congrea sional Library. She has the honor of being the first woman ever to hold Ihia position I between Girdletree and Stockton, and completion of this contract will eon -1 nect Show Hill, the county seat, and Stockton. Th. ro are at present about 73 miles of road under State maintenance in Dorchester County; 58 in Wicomico, , !:: in Somerset, and 68 in Dorchester, a total of approximately 212 miles in this district. Maintenance Cost 8150.0(H). Maintenance work in the district for the year, it is estimated, will ■ amount to around $150,000. Just at present the Commission is rushing its j oiling program in order to finish up this month and be in shape for the voluminous traffic which starts around the first of July. Thirty miles of oil ing in Dorchester County have just been completed and similar work is now in progress in this county after • which 1 11 miles will he done in Somer set and 25 miles in Worcester. In ad dition extensive repairs in the way of i resurfacing, patching, shoulder work and the widening of sharp curves are being done in order to protect the roads and the safety of the tourist a -1 well. Three county fairs, one at Poco moke City, another here and a third |at Cambridge, during the summer ; months also make traffic heavy foi roads in this district. The revival of baseball on a large scale also causes | much travel by motor, although this, |it is said, is pretty well distributed ! over the various, highways. HERRICK PRESENTS MEDALS TO VERDUN First Memorial Presented By The United States Government To Any Community. Verdun, June I.—ln the name of ; the American Congress and the j American people. Myron T. Herrick, ; the American Ambassador, today ; presented to the City of Verdun the , first and only medal given by the | United States government to any j community in the world. The Ambassador and Premier Poincare together visited the ground where are buried many thousand of French whose valor the medal commemorates, and both spoke under the emotion aroused by the thought of the dead and the sight of the j “Red Zone,” so devastated that it may never be fit for humun hahita-. tion.. Mr. Herrick assured France of the 1 d*>ep friendship of the I'nited States, which, though it might not prevent disagreements and misunderstand ings. would dissipate and survive them. “Verdun and valor are forever one and inseparable,” said the Ambas sador. “Here blazed the spirit of Fiance. And so this medal, which I give to this illustrious city, hallowed by the sacrifices and courage of all Fiance,; is a tribute from the whole United States to all of FT-ance,” M. Poincare recalled the thrill of. the coming of the Americans, the joy j of their victories, the sorrow over their dead, ami expressed in glowing terms the gratitude of F'ranee to America. Ironshire M.E. Church Has a Good Year The get-to-gether meeting and i festival, which were held last Satur day evening on the lawn of the Iron shire M. F'. Church, was a very great success. There was plenty to eat, and u good program was rendered by the young people. A nice sum of money was netted, to be added to the Church repair fund. The pastor, Rev. W. F. Godwin, made an interesting address, and Miss Eloise Kelley, Miss Warren and Miss Bradford gave some new view points in their talks on Sunday School work. Under the leadership of Mr. God win the church is making steady prog ress, and with the full cooperation of the members and congregation, a ban ner year in all lines of Sunday School and Church work is expected. F'amous Sayings of Women. I’ll bet she don’t have that furni ture paid for. I sie a collector there j every' week. 1 ’ Principal Industries Of Chincoteague “Old Home Prize” Essay, By Miss Thalia Lewis, of Chincoteague High School, Class of 1922. The Island of Chincoteague though very small in size is fast becoming one of the most important and indus trious seaports along the Atlantic Coast. The fishing industry is a most important factor in this growth. This industry has caused Chincoteague to grow more in the past few years than any other which has been introduced i here. It was started here in the year | nineteen hundred and one, by the late I Lambert Ayers, in the form of “Sea ] Pound F'ishing," and now wealthy men from all parts of the eastern coast of the Unit. <1 States are gather ing to our shores and are realizing the possibilities of an industrious seaport which will lie a great help to their future- prosperity, j The harbors of Chincoteague are ! unsurpassed by any natural harbors along the Atlantic Coast. They have saved many ships from total destruc i tion because these harbors are so j well defined that they protect not only the small vess. Is, but also the large three and four masted ones I from the worst of storms. The outer harbor, known as “Toms Cove," i.- one I of the best and safest formed by na -1 ture. The harbor is about five miles wide and is sheltered by a long curve of land which projects well to the southward, and on the northeast and west by the mainland of Assateague island, leaving the entrance to the southwest. “Toms Cove” lies about half way between the Capes of the Delaware and the Capes of the Chesa peake. it was on this point of land that a company of experienced busi ness men from Reedville, Virginia, established a large fish factory in the | year nineteen hundred and eleven, which is now manufacturing hundreds of sacks of valuable fertilizer daily. This place is one of the best anil ! busiest fishing ports along the At lantic coast. The boats which catch fish for tju- factory are culled “F'ish ing Steamers.” They leave port early Keeps Farmers Posted by Radio '•? 4 a Jr jflfigdafc IRL m^HHI I . AiAocAjrtM This is a photograph of Hcrschel Jones, director of the New York ofTtce, New York State Department of Farms and Markets, whose duty it is to assist farmers in marketing their crops. He reports prices and ( conditions every day. sending from the Wcstinghousc station in New ark. N. J. SNOW HILL, MARYLAND. SATURDAY. JUNE 10, 1022. ii in the morning and are hack by night ' loaded with fish to be manufactured - into fertilizer. The captains of the c steamers have great pleasure in t knowing that they can fish as far s north as the Capes of the Delaware a and as far south as the Capes of the i Chesapeake and be back to their own I pon before night. Th y also have r satisfaction in knowing that they can j e transport their fish products to any | i port along the Atlantic coast in their ; r own boats without any help of rail- j 1 roads. -! The fish factory at “Toms Cove" t \ has been so successful that it has led s to the election of another one on the j ) same point of land, by a company of . | Chincoteague business men. The new . | factory successfully completed its * first year of business last fall and is . in full operation now. This factory . is helping to supply the great demand , for rich fertilizer and expects to have , an oxen more successful season than ? last year. < i The fishing season is now on. The , pound fishermen have dropped their . nets in the sea, and are catching about . forty barrels of fish a day. It is * especially interesting to note the risks 2i of the small skiff fishermen. They , begin fishing about the first of April, | leave the home port about three j r, 'o’clock in the morning in a small boat 2 about twenty-five feet long, going | t from ten to twelve miles off shore in, the ocean, but they take these risks j . because they know the kind, quantity | and quality of the fish which they are . going to catch. These fish are the best quality mackerel and butter fish, two j [CONTINUED ON PAGE 2] - BATES MEMORIAL M. I*. CHURCH ! I 10.00 A. M., Men's Bible Class and - Sunday School. W. O. Shockley, Supt. I 11.00 A. M„ Sermon by pastor. 7.45 i\ M., Children’s Day Service. ,■ A cordial welcome awaits you. LINCOLN’S SON WMSENAMEB^mttT ! i On memorial day there was a little reunion between Uncle Joe Cannon and Robert Tad Lincoln, when happy recollections were cx ! changed. Uncle Joe knew Presi dent Lincoln, father of the subject of this picture, who was greeted with the greatest cordiality by President Harding. ! NEW ASSESSORS ARE APPOINTED New Assessment Of Real And Per sonal Property To Commence About July Ist. The new assessment of real and personal property recently ordered by the State Tax Commission will commence in Worcester County and throughout the State on July Ist. The County Commissioners of \Yo>-- ! cester County in anticipation of the j work have appointed the following ; persons to serve as assessors. I General Assessors Walter P. ' Whaley and Herbert W. Mason. First District—. Maurice Brimer. Second District—Lawrence Has tings. Third District—E. D. Lynch. Fourth District—Harry W. Bowen. Fifth District—Frank M. Moore. Sixth District—W. S. Jones. Seventh District Nathaniel J. Pusey. Eighth District—E. E. Nock. Ninth District —Harry I*. Dale. The Commissioners passed the fol-: lowing bills and ordered the Treas urer to pay same: C. W. Jones, road work, $212.77. H. W. I.ambertson, road work, $77.36. Bobton Hammond, road work. : $16.75. E. R. Kelley, road work, $21.16. Ilenj. Disharoon. road work, $19.61. | A. M. Perdue, Forest Warden,! $14.25. t W. O. Shockley, Sheriff account, $38.00. Wm. T. Hales, road work, $3.00. Standard Oil Co., gas and oil, $49.10. Daily Record, ad. for road bond is sue. $5.25. Md. Metal & Culvert Co., pipes, $27.00. John Deere Co., Merchandise for Machine, $2.60. John S. Gordy & Son, bridge lum ber, $89.23. Elisha Hastings, road work. $31.50. lister F. Adkins, oil and ga5,530.45 Standard Oil Co., oil and ga5, 528.60 PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Snow Hill, Md. Sunday morning, Preaching at 10.30. Sunday School at 11.30. Children's Day service at 7.45 P. M. Prayer Meeting, Wednesday at 7.45. REV. W. S. KREGER, Pastor. The Indian Tribes Of the Eastern Shore “Old Home Prize” Essay, By Miss Catherine E. Johnson, of Snow Hill High School, Class of 1922. jA narrow neck of land, the climate tem- I _ pered by wind and wave, is our beloved Eastern Shore. Xest sM ling between the wat fl ers of the great Atlan 1k tic Ocean on the eas g tern side, and those of the Chesapeake Bay on I the west.sheltered also from the devastating storms that sweep the I less protected portions of our Conti i nent by the Appalachian chain to the : west, its mild and temperate clime, all contribute to make it a land supremely blest. Devoid of mountain range, with a surface cither slightly ; undulating or else monotonously level, scarcely raised above the level of the sea, here lived a race at the first com ing of the white man to these shores, of whom as a people little has been said or written. At this period, so far removed in time and charactt r from the age in which they lived, neither history nor tradition, brings to us much that would so interest us to know concern ing this strange people, who were the first ever to penetrate these shores, and to swarm across our borders, but who with the appearance of the white man disappeared into oblivion almost as mysteriously as whence they came. They left behind them no enduring monument to mark their stay while here, nor was there a Homer to per petuate their Iliad and their Odyssey. For them there wore “Tongues in trees, books, in running brooks, and sermons in stones.” And too intent perhaps were our hardy pioneers in wresting from them their lordly possessions, and gaining for them selves a foothold in the new found j land, to give much heed or attention j to any such possible history of these ( red men. And yet these Indians simple crea-' Col. Disharoon Married The marriage of Col. Charles 11. Disharoon, of Salisbury, to Miss Mary B. Donoghay. of Bridgeton. X. J.. was solemnized in the latter city last Saturday. The wedding was held in the Presbyterian Church at Bridgeton and was a simple and quiet one. Kev. Dr. Robert A. Boyle, pastor of the Wicomico Presbyterian Church, tied the nuptial knot. Immediately after the ceremony a luncheon was served at the Country Club. Col. and Mrs. Disharoon will sojourn at Atlantic City for a while, and then occupy their cottage at Ocean City, for the summer. Col. Disharoon is one of Salisbury’s best known men. He represents that j county in the State Senate, and be \ sides being head of the C. R. Disha roon Co., is connected wit(i many of Salisbury’s business enterprises. The I bride is a popular and well known lady of Bridgeton, where she has i lived most of her life. Col. and Mrs. : Disharoon will make their home in Salisbury. Among the Salisbury . guests were Mr. and Mrs. \V. R. Dish aroon. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer D. Bailey and Mr. Donald A. Hunnaman. WINS BRONZE MEDAL IN ONE YEAR ■ Gladstone learned Greek at sev enty. Soloman Ba Dabinski, not so widely famed, reached America from Poland a year ago, unable to read or write English, but he hat just won a bronze medal for the best patriotic essay on Washington given by the National Society of Colonial Daughters of Washington. *1..->0 A YEAR. .<2.00 OUT OF COUNTY tures that they were, these first set tlers of this Eastern Shore, too had a history and of them ami of thiir his tory I wish to make my thrtue. Many, many hundreds of years be fore according to the traditions hand , ed down them by their ancestors, they with the many other tribes of tlvair | race dwelt in the far western part of ' this Continent. The fact that they' first placed themselves in this ex treme western part of the continent, strongly substantiates the theory held by many that the Aborigines of this country first came here through Asia across the Behring Strait. Being dis contented with the region in which they found themselves, like the Chil dren of Israel in their journey to the promised land, they, too, set out on their eastward journey with their progress perhaps as slow and with difficulties perhaps as great confront ing them as those people of old, in search of a more favored land. After a very long journey' and many nights' encampments by the way, they at last arrived at what is now known as the Great Mississippi River, where they met with another tribe who had like wise emigrated from a distant country and whose object was the same, they preceded on to th • east ward until they should find a country that pleased them, and until they reached our Eastern borders. This tribe, of which we are con cerned. was as a whole known as the I.enni i.enape. They were said to have been among the greatest and the best of all their race. Having reached their final abode, they sepa rated into three distinct tribes, the main branch which was regarded as the parent stock was subsequently ; given the name which they them i selves adopted, the Delawares, named j after the great Lord Delaware, and 1 (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO.) COUNTY LEVY $1.40 SAME LAST YEAR Commissioners Struck The Lev} For 15*1:1 Last Tuesday.—Schools Get Less. / 1 /The Board of County Commission ers in session last Tuesday struck the 1 5*22 County Levy at $1.40 on the SIOO, the same as last year. In going over the items to be levied the Com missioners found some of them to re quire more money than last year, notably*, enforcement of the prohibi tory law, increased amount for jurors, new assessment expenses of $9,000, and to provide for the payment of road bonds and coupons. Last year the Commissioners levied for school purposes $130,000. This year they have levied $90,000.00. The Board of Education says this amount is not sufficient for its requirements. The County Commissioners made a special appropriation of $7,000.00 for a new school house at Stockton and $4,000.00 for new colored schools. The principal items of the levy are: Schools $ 5*6,000.00 Special levy for Stockton School 7,000.00 School Lots Ocean City 1.400.00 For Colored Schools 4,1*00.00 Roads, estimated 25,000.00 New Assessment 9,000.00 Bonds and Coupons 13.626.25 Elections 7,015.81 Hospitals 6.350.00 Prohibition Enforcement < Sheriff’s Account) 3,298.58 Jurors 2.611.0(1 Treasurer’s Office 3.840.00 Out-door Pensions ... 2.563.01* Miscellaneous 20.295.86 $202,000.00 The assessable basis is $14,200,000. WHATCHAT M. E. CHURCH Snow Hill. Md. 10.00 A. M.. Church School. 11.00 A. M.. Baptism of children. Sermon subject: “The Child in the Midst.” 7.45 P. M„ Children’s Day sendee. Special program of song- and recita tions by the children. Offering to as sist young people in securing train ing for Christian sendee. Prayer meeting Wednesday at 7.45 P. M. Studies in Matthew’s Gospel. REV. ELWOOD W. JONES, Pastor.