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Fedetal Prohibition Director Ed
ind Budnitz states that Commis
ner Haynes has instituted a series
ronferenccs of directors an<i other
>rcement officials in various sec
-8 of the country to discuss num
-18 problems and map out plan
solution, and a conference will
i be held in this State. Several
conferences have already been
and matters of vital concern to
tublic have been considered,
ong the problems on which
tun will lie taken is that of rub-
I compounds which through boot
channels have caused many
ths. Analyses of several hundred
ilions of seized product revealed
uantities of concentrated lye, an ex
ssive amount of which remained in
e compound even after redistilla
>n. Conspiracy sections of the Vol
ad jtet will be evoked against
•y*' beverage manufacturers who
jeh rubbing compounds into
t conferences have resulted in
ndations that retail sales of
ginger be limited to one
nee, and exposure of an el
erman fake preparation re
produce wine, champagne
idy; also the successful sup
of a fraud to hoodwink the
th so-called “Canadian rye.” I
ors have been instructed to
agents along the lines of
icture and. transportation of’
ial or denatured alcohol. The 1
ill be taught the difference in
is of alcohol and it is believed
iolations of this nature will be^
• lessened.
• 12,000 convictions for viola*
f the Eighteenth Amendment
een obtained in Federal courts
hout the country during the
ist year, showing that courts ami
rier arc displaying an improved at
In the opinion of Commissioner
ijrnes the most effective weapon in
Qtchaid UcydJbncfGj
— fay?' xjg'
1 The School House Leads Us
Democracy has defects. Our government is not without fault. •
dut with all our faults we have a better government than any
thing any other country in any other clime or time has ever pro
duced. In time of distress every people the wide world over hold
out their hands to us for help.
We are a people of big ideas and, compared to the rest of
the world, small faults. Europe is a continent encumbered with
monumental faults and little ideas.
That is shown quite as much in her mechanical and inventive!
ingenuity as in her parliamentary practices.
The Swiss will make a very intricate and delicate watch
which will do many things.—ring bells, tell the time of tide,
the season of the moon and still, as the Yankee would say, have
a saucerful of wheels left over.
We make a pocket piece that keeps time. That’s the main idea,
lat is what a watch is for.
The Flench and the Germans make more complicated cam
is than any we produce. But we do what they don’t; we put
simple little camera into every home, and collect the priceless
upshot memories of life as we live it.
/These are but evidences of our tendencies. We get a big idea
and use it.
Europe and Asia live largely in darkness because their schools!
have lieen for the select and the masses are illiterate. They seek
to cultivate a few minds to superlative intelligence. We do no less.j
and we do vastly more; we cultivate all minds as far its we can
encourage every mind to go.
Behold the little red school house, the cornerstone of our
greatness. It has done wonderful things for our country. Now
it is going to do more.
Just about the time that Europe and Asia are beginning to
get the essential idea, we are pushing the iittie red school houses
together into the big brick, modem, metropolitan Consolidated
School, with all its 1 letter equipment, social lessons, assemblies
and better teachers. Now we are making the school work play.
We are beginning to teach by eye as well as by ear. The film
is going to lie a better story-teller of history and geography, a
better revealer of biology and botany than any book.
For a long time we graded our pupils by averages, holding
fthe bright l>oy back, which discourages the slow l>oy. But now
comes Dr. A. 11. Sutherland, another pedagogue of distinction,
who out in Los Angeles has demonstrated the value of de-grading
our schools so that the slow l>oy is encouraged rather than dis
couraged. helped rather than handicapped, and the quick l>oy is
not held back.
W e’re a long way ahead of the rest of the world, and we’re
going to keep a long way uhead.
Uncle Bill Davis
Dies at Age of 88
Mr. William Davis, 88 years of ago (
passed peacefully away last Sunday.
His death resulted from the infirmi
ties 6f eld age. Mr. Davis was a
native ofM’owellsville. He came to
Snow Hill many years ago and opened j
a 'blacksmith shop here, which he
conducted untHjroout a year ago. He 1
was a Civil waXveteran, but was un- j
able to pension f com the U. |
S. Government because of the loss of j
sotm; papers connected with his dis- j
charge front the service. This gave!
the old gentleman considertible worry
lin the last years of hts life. He felt
i that he had not been dealt with justly,
i and a pension would have meant so
) much to him.
Mr. Davis was u kindly old gentle
man who had many friends here. He
was a special favorite of a number of
young people who did many kind acts
for him that were greatly appreciated
by “Uncle Hilly.”
the hands of enforcement officials is j
the “padlock” provision, which pro
vide that a place may he closed as
a : iisance. This provision is being
enforced throughout the country,
some notorious resorts being affected
by its operation.
Unspeakable conditions surround
the manufacture of bootleg whisky,
according to daily reports being re
ceived by Commissioner Haynes con
cerning the unsanitary locations of,
stills, and vermin, maggots and dead
animals of all kinds which have been!
discovered in vats of mash. In many I
instances concentrated lye is used to 1
[ hasten fermentation, as many as 200 j
; empty lye cans being found in one
place, which gives one an idea of the
amount of this stuff used and the ex
tremely poisonous mixture which re
Perhaps the most revolting method;
by violators which has yet come to
the notice of enforcement authorities j
is that by which cadaver vats con
taining bodies used by university
students for dissection work are be-j
ing drained of alcohol for bootleg
purposes. Although the stuff is re
distilled before being distributed,'
wood alcohol poisoning remains, ac- 1
cording to analyses of some of the,
seized product.
Bruce and France
Win In Primaries
They Will Be The Standard-Bearers Of Their
Respective Parties—Goldsborough Wins
Great Victory On Shore
William Cabell Bruce, of Baltimore,
won the Democratic nomination for
United States Senator last Monday,
and Senator France won the Repub
lican nomination for the same office.
The successful candidate for the
Democratic nomination for Congress,
First District, was Hon. T. Alan
Goldsborough, of Caroline County,
who got an overwhelming majority
| in the District carrying every county
by big majorities.
In Baltimore City Bruce won by a
small plurality over Norris. Lewis’
vote was small in that City. Norris
had the undivided support of the As
sociation opposed to Prohibition who
furnished his campaign with all the
funds needed. Mr. Bruce will have
98 votes in the State Convention,
t Lewis 28, Norris 7. Bruce carried
, the 2d, 3d anil -Ith districts of lialti
| more, Baltimore County, Calvert,
| Caroline, Carroll, Charles, Dorchester,
Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery,
! Prince George’s, Queen Anne’s, St.
Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico
and Worcester.
Lewis carried Allegany, Cecil, Gar
rett. Frederick and Washington.
France, won the Republican nomi
nation, and will receive 101 votes to
j 32 for Garrett, who carried Carroll,
! Dorchester, Garrett, Kent, Queen
j Anne’s, Somerset, and Worcester.
1 National Committeeman. William P.
Jackson came near losing his own ■
i county—Wicomico, pulling through!
iby about 60 votes. The Adkins’ j
j swamped him. Postmaster A. C.
Riley saved the day for France in j
| Snow Hill, John Truitt made a unani- ‘
mous verdict for Garrett in Col-i
i bourn’s, and Elijah J. Shockley won ■
I a great victory for Bruce and Golds
; borough in the same district.
Goldsborough carried his own coun
ty—Caroline, by an overwhelming!
The vote of both the Republican
and Democratic party was very light:
Worcester Democratic Primary Election
Sisk Jackson Golds- Norris Lewis Bruce,
District I—l Ato M 11 1 68 43 19 f' 1 ,
.District I—l Nto 7. 15 0 111 11 •* “3
District I—2 A to M 34 1 94 35 45 69
District I—2 Nto / 30 3 50 24 I<> 3o
District 2 Ato M 23 3 99 " 31 82
District 2 Nto Z 17 1 82 1 20 <
District 3—l Ato M 2 5 65 2 32 10 |
Districts—t N to Z l 1 *V2 i
District 3—2 10 8 34 12 21 10
District 1 0 I 23 0 L 3
District 5 2 3 91 1 > 9i >
District 6 8 2 63 l 5 6.
District 71 2 31 0 6 29
Districts—l 1 I 121 1 " 124
Districts—2 2 0 40 0 2
District 1) A to M i* •> DM l.'{ 16
District 9 N to Z 3 2 43 3 13 -.0
Total 205 43 1070 164 269 881
• Getting here just the same
throughout the State, including Hai
ti mo re.
Many Republicans are so opposed
to the political views of Senator
France that they will not vote for |
him at the November election, and.
have already signified their intention
of voting the Democratic ticket.
Hrucc \m ounces Plan of Campaign.
William Cabefi Bruce said yester
day that he expects to make his cam
paign for the United States Senate,
mainly along the line of an attack
upon the public record of his Repub
lican competitor, Senator Joseph Ir
win France.
“In the primary campaign just
ended,” said Mr. Bruce, “Mr. Lewis
Mr. Norris and myself were all
Democrats and represented the tradi
tional principles of Democracy.
Will Assail France’s Position.
"I propose to attack Senator
France's record on these questions,
and in so doing niv own Democratic
principles necessarily will be brought
out. On such matters as the tariff,'
our foreign policy, disarmament, (iov-j
eminent control of industry and fed
eral interference with the rights of
the States I differ widely from Sena- j
tor France, and 1 propose to discuss j
his record on those matters on the!
stump, with an explanation of m.V|
. own views.”
Mr. Bruce said he had formed no \
' plans in regard to headquarters or
\ committee for the general campaign,
j Both the State and city Bruce head-:
! quarters in the Hotel Rennert were
I closed Monday night. Mr. Bruce said
! that the engagement of Carville I).
. Benson as his primary campaign
manager terminated at the same time.
It was suggested that the State Con
vention probably will tender the suc
cessful candidate the courtesy of'
I naming his own campaign chairman.
“I don’t know what will be done
A 3a
The Horse Disease
Fatal In Worcester
Forage poisoning, called by most
people, “horse disease” has played
havoc with horses and mules in this '
section, and there is considerable hog
| cholera. Dr. Turlington, an Accomac
] County veterinarian, in conversation
| with the senior editor of The Mes-;
l songer said this paper could do more,
| than any other means to stop animals
dying here, if we would only tell
owners of horses and mules the rea
son their animals have the disease so
fatal to them.
Forage poisoning—is poison from
feed. If you would prevent your ani-'
mals from having the disease feed
them nothing but first-class food. Do
not give them weuvel corn, musty
hay or decayed potatoes, and see to it
that the barn yard anil pound have
no staguant, infected pools in them.
! If you do this your animals will not
: take the disease. If you lose one, 1
i start a hunt at once for the fooil or
I drink that has pois ned it. The dis
ease is not contagious and is pre-;
venter! by feeding healthy food and
Washington, Sept. 14.—The Gov-i
eminent today sold its fleet of war-1
built wooden ships, the Shipping!
Board accepting a bid of $750,000
made by George D. Perry, an attor
ney of the firm of Lent & Humphrey,
of San Francisco, for 226 of the ves
The bid was accepted at a competi-,
tive sale conducted by Chairman
Lusker and members of the Shipping
Board and the a ’tion leaves the Gov- [
eminent with only 10 wooden ships

Republican Returns
Garrett France
Dis. I—l A to M 11 66
Dis. I—l N to 7. 8 45
Dis. I—2 A to M 21 42
Dis. I—2 N to /. 6 22
Dis. 2 A to M 33 129
Dis. 2 N to 7. 36 57
Dis. 3—l A to M 40 45
Dis. 3—l N to 7. 34 39
Dis. 3—2 9 23
Dis. 4 50 6
Dis. 5 3 16 j
Dis. 6 80 1
Dis. 7 40 1 |
Dis. B—l 140 26
Dis. B—2 8 20
Dis. 9 A to M 51 17
Dis. 9 N to 7. 32 14
Total 602 569
Edward Jones Kills
Lawrence Smack!
Brooded Over An Alleged Wrong To His
Daughter By Murdered Man —Daughter
Denies Intimacy With Smack
Edward Jones, a Queponco farmer
and recent People’s Party candidate
for County Commissioner, is in Snow
fjfll jail for shooting to death Law
i rence Smack, 25 years old, at lron
shire last Tuesday.
Smack was sitting on the front
I porch of West’s store at Ironshire,
when Jones came up about 11 o’clock
1 and passed into the store. Smack
| got up and walked in the direction
| of Quillen's store less than a hundred
; feet away. Jones remained in the.
j store only a few minutes and im- '
mediately after he came out of the
store he called to Smack, who turned
ami started back. Jones was ap
proaching him, and when they were
, only a few feet apart Jones pulled a.
pistol and fired. Smack reeled and
! staggered to the Quillen porch, where!
he fell with his head against the'
doorway. Jones ran up and emptied j
his pistol into the prostrate form.;
The Sun correspondent in describing'
the murder, says: “Jones then got
into his uutomobile and drove to his
garage at Merlin. There he found
! Chief of Police Brittinghum and sur
rendered his weapon ami himself. He
was driven to Snow Hill in his own
automobile und placed in the county
i jail.
"Four men who were sitting on the
j porches of the stores sensed the ap
j proaching tradegy and made for
' cover. The only witness of the final
. shots was William llratten, a deaf
! mute, employed in the store of Wal
! ter West.
“The shooting was the culmination
of a quarrel of several weeks standing
| between the two men, and Jones, it
is alleged, has been threatening to
; kill Smack for more than a month.
: The quarrel arose when Sallie, the
17-year-old daughter of Jones, took
poison on July 2!). Smack was ac
cused of poisoning the girl and was
held under SI,OOO bail for the October
I court. According to Mrs. Elsie
| Smack, wife of the slain man, the
girl had been absent from home all
the day previous to taking the poison.
; Her husband, Mrs. Smack said, had
• been away in the afternoon playing
(baseball, (iossip among the farm!
j hands coupled the names of the two.
The Smacks were at that time work-'
! ing at the Jones place. The girl re-1
j turned home and after a quarrel with
her family swallowed the poison,
i Mrs. Smack said Sallie had told her
where -he was going and had asked
her to accompany her, but she had
not told her family.
Mrs. Smack (Jets Warning
“That night Mrs. Smack was warn
ed by her mother, who is a sister of j
Mr. Jones, to tell Lawrence to make
himself safe and do it quick. Mrs.
Smack said that she delivered the
message to her husband who had re
tired, but that he professed ignor
ance of any cause as to why he should
hide. About 11 o’clock Jones drove.
up to the Smack house, which is about
a mile from his residence, with aj
shotgun. Mrs. Smack, her father and
brother went down to Jones, she said.
He asked where Smack was, saying
he had come to kill him. Mrs. Smack
said Jones went away only when he
was told that Smack was not at
home. Mrs Smack said that she
pleaded with her unde to remember
her ami her little son. and that he
had replied: 'lf I skip the gallows,
you will never want for anything.’
Men Had Met Since
“Since then it is said that Jones
and Smack have met, the last time
previous to today being Sunday, when
both attended a colored compmoet-j
ing nearby and spent considerable
time within a short distance of each j
“Smack lived for about 15 minutes!
after the last shot was fired, but
died before medical assistance could
lie summoned. William A. McAllen,
magistrate at Snow Hill, empanelled j
a coroner’s jury which rendered the!
verdict that Jones feloniously, volun- j ,
tarily, and with malice aforethought
-hot Smack in cold blood.
“Miss Jones has made various alfi-j
davits to the effect that she has had
no illicit relations with Smack and'
that he did not give her the poison
which she took. ! *
“Jones is being held in the Snow
Hill jail without hail awaiting the|
convening of the October court. | 1
Smack’s body was taken to the home '
of his brother, Hamilton Smack,
after the inquest.” j
You can’t tell how worthless a man
is from his tax receipt.
$1.50 A YEAR. $2.00 OUT OF COUNTY
. Miss Mailers’ I’luh Work Girls Se
lected to Represent State of Mary
land at Camp Vail.
Misses Frances Hancock of Girdle
■ tree and Gladys Mull and Carolyn
! Chesser, of Pocomoke, have been
i selected as a demonstration team to
! represent the State of Maryland in
girls’ club work at Camp Vail, Mass.,
| because of their adaptability. This
team will leave on Saturday morn
' ing, September 16th, accompanied by
1 Miss Lucy J. Walter, the County
Home Demonstration Agent, who
I will remain at Camp Vail during the
i week of the 18th, where they will be
associated with boys’ and girls’ club
members representing six-eight de
monstration and judging teams
selected from the thirteen Eastern
This camp is in conjunction with
the Eastern States Exposition, one of
the largest educational institutions on
the American continent with the fame
of its attractions world-wide.
The ramp is under the direction of
Mr. Milton Danziger of the Field and
Extension Staff of the U. S. Depart
ment of Agriculture. The expenses
of these teams will be paid by the
Exposition and their stay made
pleasant in every respect. Club ex
hibits given at ramp will portray
practices used by club members di
rected cooperatively by the U. S. De
partment and the State Agricultural
Extension Service. Daily demonstra
tions by the various teams will lie
witnessed by the visitors to the Ex
position and camp.
Worcester County should be proud
to have the winning team come from
her midst, as it is do doubt the great-
I est honor that has been bestowed
upon our rural girls.
The Eastern Shore is becoming
famous in boys’ and girls’ club work,
■ since it may be recalled that the boys’
; club cattle judging team from Cecil
i County after winning National cham
pionship at St. Paul’s and Atlantic,
carried off world-wide honors this
summer at the Royal Livestock Show
in England.
Defeated Candidates
| Barred From Running
As Independents
Defeated candidates in the primary
election Monday automatically are
debarred from running as independent
• candidates in the coming general
| election, under a law passed at tf.e
last session of the Legislature.
The new law probably will result in
a reduction of the number of inde
pendent candidates in elections gen
erally. It has been a somewhat com
mon practice for men who lose in the
primaries to continue their fights for
office by securing independent nomi
nation by petition.
Daniel C. Joseph, a member of the
House of Delegates from Baltimore
city, introduced the bill pending the
old law relating to nomination by
petition. The bill attracted little at
tention. it is said, and was not op
posed strongly.
The new provision reads:
“No person who has been a candi
date for nomination by a political
party at the primary elections pre
ceding a general election shall be
nominated for an office to be filled at
such general election in the manner
prescribed by this section.”
Another change in the law requires
a larger number of signatures to
petitions for nomination. In the case
of State-wide offices the minimum
number of signers was raised from
500 to 2,000.
10 Days to Hatch:
It takes ten days for the eggs of
a roach to hatch—so if you keep Roy
al Guaranteeil Roach Powder around
for a few days, the old ones will
carry it into the nests before they
die-and as the young hatch, they
will be destroyed too! Royal Guar
anteed Roach Powder costs 10c and
25c. Sold and guaranteed by
P. D. Cottingham & Go.
The People’s Store.
p. E. Wharton & Son, Stockton.

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