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MAINLAND OJLZKTTK —ESTABLISHED 1727.
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SEGESIS Wl TO
HIE FOR NEW
q„ : . ■ T Melvin Tells Of
. At Meeting Of Taxpay
, . jN re Yesterday This
A: Ru,ids Question Stir In
.VOL’LD FIX SALARY OF
treasurer AT $1,500
„ . di-icusHions principal
i r j.n l legislation looking to
r ,. vl ,i; of th- road system of the
.11, i 1 •• (|u‘Mtion of enlarged
• y. i school buildings in the
various sections of the
. i. xjiaytr.s of the county held
•. . r at • -rnoon session at the;
H o yesterday, after which*
jriiicdit was taken, subject j
, , (,t tin* chairman, James S. |
~f Olenlutrnie, I
meantime, Chairman Smith ]
.. ;.*<■* a general committee toj
,[ ihrt'e representatives from
, , r 'lie districts of the county,
;• i rlie several matters per-j
• proposed legislation. Chair-j
,ii eiilili w ill announce the mem-1
■, r ■..! ties committee, within a few
o.iv , ii is expected.
Would ( nrtail Salaries
hi course of the discussions, John;
: , Ra ni, a resident of the lower part j,
if :h countv, offered a resolution
~;.riiig upon the salary and conduct
* tin- office of the County Treasurer,
and also the appointment of constables
in the several districts.
Mr i hepherd is of the opinion that a
'. :: a holding the office of County
! i uriT should he one who has been
• for JS.hOO for live consecutive j
i • ,md that the salary of the office
iConttnned On Page Three)
Tlu* Annual Meeting of tiic Stock-!
holders of The Annapolis Hanking
a Tni-,1 Company will be held at its j
hanking IMoins. .1A NT' Alt Y S. 1920, at j
I.' a dark noon.
1’ I lc\V AI! I) THOMPSON, Jit..
\ i w -—Resolution— year
I '. * n an account with the C apital C ity Building & Loan
V *-ciation. School Street, c ity. Open for business Satur
- l.tkuai r :hd, 3to!*P. M.
A DOLLAR A WEEK AMOUNTS
In three years to $168.14
In live years to 297.5i>
1 ten years to G 79.66
V* h ihe thirteenth year, the semi-annuftl dividends are larger
a i , amount deposited during that period.
1 \NS ON LIBERAL TERMS TO HOMESEEKERS.
• *AN k S 1 KOMEYKR, BERNARD J. WIEGARD.
ri-t-ulent See’y. & Treas.
C HRISTMAS 1919
With the Yuletide comes the
pleasure of extending to our
many friends and fellow* citi
zens the i
'The Sen son
May the holidays make happy
the closing of HU!) and usher
in a jovous New Year, brim
tul oi opportunity for service,
tor happiness and for success.
l lie Annapolis Banking
iV l rnst Company
STATE PM) HOSPITAL
FOR FREE PATIENTS,
NO FUND SENE BACK
The article appearing in the Capital
some days ago, relativ., to the Emer
gency Hospital having to turn back the
money to the State, has created a mis
apprehension as to the facta that tin
hospital still needs money.
The turning back of this money only
referred to the fact of its not being
earned under the law, has no reference
to the fact that the hospital needs
money. They need as badly as
I When interviewed on this matter the
hospital treasurer, Mrs. Edgar Basil,
said: “The State appropriates SB,OOO
a year to the hospital if we earn it
That means there must be enough free
patients at SI.OO per day to amount to
the State's appropriation.
“This year we earned through our
free patients $.0,094.60. The hospital i
is obliged to make a report every
‘quarter to the State, and for this rea-
I son at the lust annual meeting, on tin
I lf.th of this month, we changed the
F date for the annual meeting to Oeto- (
! her, instead of December, so that the
' superintendent and treasurer will not
be required to make out two reports in i
the same quarter.
“The State does not actually pay
I over the money to the hospital until it
| is earned by the number of free pa
tients, commensurate with the amount,
so that the wrong impression was
given by the heading of the article in
the Capital, 'Hospital Turns Hack j
OVEK $2.01*0.* . The fact is we had not
received the money then to turn any
back, but we had not ‘earned’ the
State’s appropriation by an amount
practically equivalent to that sum.’
“Some people only read headlines, ’’
continued Mrs. Basil, the hospital!
'treasurer, "and the headline in the
Capital conveyed the impression that
the hospital had more money than it
• needs. The article, however, stated!
the facts in the ease.’’
(Continued On Page Three) |
FOR MASK PARTIES and
C. DROLL, 194 Green St.
THE! MARYLAND GAZETTE.
SIREN Will SOUND FIVE
MINUTES JO WIGHT
! Mayor John J. Levy give-? public
notice that the “Big Jim," the siren
on the belfry of ihe old No. 2 lnde
lj pendent Fire Company's headquar
.: ter.s. Will be sounded tonigb; live min
,utes before midnight, in honor of the
j dying Old Year and the birth of the
. iXew Y ear.
| Warning is given all people in An
napolis that when the siren sounds
just before midnight it does not in
dicate a fire, but the heralding of the
New Year. Fire bells will be rung.
St. Ane's Church bell, and that on
-the First Methodist Episcopal \v:ii
ring out, whistles will I low anil there
will be noise of all kinds to welcome
in the new year of 192*). leap year,
-the year of the Maryland Legislature,
land a few other important things
GETS 1,000 FT. HOSE
j At a meeting of the * muni.ioo o:
the Fire Department of the .Mayo.-
and City Council held last night (lu
cky's volunteer lire companies were
voted 1,000 feet of hose.
It is understood the lose will le
: given, in pan, to the three companies
; but Rescue Hose, which needs hose;
I badly will get most. Win r Witch j
will come in tor their t-har and in j
dependent No. 2 for some of the nev
!y purchased hose.
Walking Across Spa Creek
During the past week the ice cover-j
ing Spa Creek has frozen to such a
depth as to bear residents of the op
posite side of the creek and families,
who formerly were obliged to cross
the bridge to get to Annapolis, have
been making a short cut across the
The frozen creek has been a thor
oughfare day and night for pedestrians
from the other side of the creek, and
| they are expressing hope that the
j “short cut” may last all w inter.
| Important! I
Highest Cash Prices *
BEST PRICES for Minks, Red
Fox, Racoons, Opossums, Beef
Hides, Horse Hides, Nc.
See Me He j ore Selling
Annapolis Iron and Metal Co. j
js CITY DOCK
-- - ,
Taking load to Baltimore in IJN j
ton truck daily. 1 will be glad to
bring return load at a reasonable
I price. Phone 180.3-FT
;jo RAYMOND 1 UNGERS.
~ i i u t: w o o i>
CUESTM’T. PINK AND OAK
Direct from farm
P. Y. K. HO WAT PHONE tl-F-6
The Annapolis Lodge of Elks will
1 dispense their usual New Year’s treat j
to the children of Anne Arundel coun
ty between the hours of 2:30 and 4:30
p. ra.. New Year's Day. at the Elks’
Home. State Circle. All children are
Will pay you
FOR GOOD MUSKRAT
delivered at store.
63 West St. Annapolis. Md.
Also good prices for ail furs.
jS Agent for Glen Kook Tanneries.
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A. W. SHARPE
136 Main Street
.\NX A I*o LIS. Ml)., WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER HI. HUT
Notice to Subscribers
/A\\TNG to the increased
of paper and* kll
| other material>• and ex
penses incident to the pub
lication of a newspaper the
EVENING GAP! IAI. is
compelled to raise it* price
to 2 cents per copy. •!.' cent
per month, and $ .no per
year, in advance, to become
infective on and after lan
/ nary 1, I!)2'T The actual
expense of issuing the pa
per is considerably more
than doubly what it was
live years ago.
I 1 " '
THE INCREASE IN SUB
By the announcement now ap
pearing in the Evening Capital
* t is shown that the subscription
: pnee will be raised beginning
I January, 1. 1020. The sound
reason for this step is we think,
i perfectly apparent but it may not
be amiss to make further refer
, ence to it in these columns.
There j s not the least difficulty
in choosing between raising the
| subscription price of the paper to
la fair figure, on the one hand, and
lowering the quality of the pro
duction, on the other. Yet that
is precisely the choice that had
to be made in this case. The
present standard of efficiency of
tlie Evening Capital does not
| have to be lowered, will not
be. To this we are committed
first and foremost.
(Continued On Pace Three)
Notice of Closing!
f My Store will be closed Mon
day. January .3th. 1020, after 12
M. on account of Stocktaking.
TIIK PRIDE STORE.
Edward Jewell, Proprietor,
GO Main Street. j.;
START THIi NEW YF.AR WITH A
l'!2U JI on DeliveryT ruck—Has Sheldon Worm Drive
Ccm Yt,„ Hat it:
Auto i:<‘|>niritiK \.'\ T h1 tC St i\ T Gil A " f,,r n, Roral
1 I K‘--h=nf‘- Kit! 'IKK .V FRENCH n " k T ' rPS ’
Vu'oaiiiyinir _ _ tJlve I s A Triftl ! !
" 7-9 HOLLAND STREET
! :■ ■ ■
Final Disposal of all
Ladies’ Misses and Childrens’
All must he sold to make room
for Spring Goods
,j Wonderful Bargains ,
Good Styles :
W ednesday, December 31, 1919
I Frank A. Munroe ~
138 and 140 MAIN STREET
il ■ sa—lj
Acting Secretary George ‘F. Qaaid.
has sent out letters to ail members of
the Charter Commission urging them
to he present ai next Friday night's
At this meeting will le presented
sever. I special ma'ters referred u>
s'.iL-voaimittees. ineluding drafts of
projn.seJ laws or amendments and a
full attendance is requested.
DANIELS COVES BACK
AT ADMIRAL DECKEBI
lily Tlio A*#o<-iiU>*.l )\-ef.N.)
Washington. I). (.. Dec. 31. Dis
cussing the refusal of Rear Admiral
Benton C. Decker to acce]U a Navy
cross on the ground tiiat it was “in- j
adequate" reward for his services asj
- Naval attache to Spain during the!
j war. Secretary Daniels today disdos-j
ed the fact that Admiral Decker was|
1 moved from that post at the request !
r of the American Ambassador during
"Although an at le and diligent old- 1
. Ter." said Secretary Daniels, “Ad-l
j miral Decker while at Madrid seem- j I
-ed to have forgotten that he was not ;
the American Ambassador, and of
course the Navy Department cannot p
I usurp the perogatives of the State 1
’ l Department.’’
l*j In his letter refusing the Navy'.
) cross. Admiral Decker claimed that
the effect of his efforts was to keep t
1 Spain from entering the war and also j
_ to reduce the submarine activities off 1
the coast of Spain. He added that i (
1 his work was accomplished desjiite :
! the opposition of the ambassador.
| IMPOSING SERVICE ; t
NEXT SUNDAY MORNING •
t At the Celebration of the Holy,
| Communion on next Sunday morning
at the First Methodist Episcopal
Church, after the midshipmen's table, | (
lie young people of the church, still |
ii their teens will receive corporate j
- communion. This is to emphasize the
Child Life in the church on the firsts
Sunday in the year.
After being out of the pujier ho long, the
’ l-uiilii- Is thinking that we are not buying
Mie Hoeoii.l-tiaiol line any more, we are tak
ing great liberty to let the public know
that we are still buying Ladles and Men's
• hulling: men's, Indies shoes: furniture,
kiti'hen utensils, mattings and rugs. Please
•rive us the first nil!. MltS. I’At'LINK
'-.LOOM. 99 Main street. Annapolis, Md..
. .hone t\ V- I*, not -It —or drop a postal.
‘p. s. Please don’t forwt the number.
COMING 10 ACADEMY
ON JANUARY SIXTH
CViseount Sir John Jellicoe, who
commanded the British (3rand Fleet
during the world war until after the
battle off the Jutland Islands, will
visit the Naval Academy on January t>.
Definite announcement to this effect
was made by Kear-Adtniral A 11.
Scales, Superintendent of the Acad
Admiral Jellicoe will be accom
panied by Viscountess Jellicoe. Their
i stay at the Academy will be brief, as
| the plans call for their arrival during
! the forenoon and they will leave for
Washington soon after taking lunch
eon as the guests of Admiral and Mrs
Scales. Admiral Jellicoe will be re
ceived with all the courtesies due hi?
Admiral Jellicoe is now the First
Lord of the British Admirality, be liav
ng been assigned to that billet follow
ing the battle of Jutland
LAST SAD RITES OVER
REMAINS OF R. G.ELLIOTT
Funeral services of Richard G. El
liott were held yesterday aftprnoon
a* his late residence on Charles
street. The Rev. S. E. Persons, 1). 1)..
of the Presbyterian Church, and the
Rev 11. VV. Burgan, I). 1). of the First
Methodist Episcopal Church, con
ducted the services.
The pallbearers were Messrs. Graf- j
ton 1). Ridout, Arthur Elliott, ne
phew of the deceased; Allen Bowie
Howard, William F. Childs, Sr.,’
Clarence L. Clemson and Prof. John >
The interment was in the family j
iat in St. Anne's Cemetery. Many
friends of the family attended the oh-i
sequies. Arrangements were in charge!
of Funeral Director James S. Taylor j
New Year’s At Nt. Anne’s
Services tomorrow. Feast of the Clr-j
cumcision, in St. Anne’s Church, will;
he: Holy Communion, 7:00; Morning!
Prayer, 10:00; Holy Communion, 10:30.
EISER-BAKER - Edgar L. Eiser, 22;
Lillian M. Baker. IS, both of Baltimore
Applicant. Edgar L. Eiser.
GIVEN BY COMPANY M
Bladen Street Armory
New Year’s F.ve, Dec. 31
Dancing from 8.30 P. M. to 1 A. M.
Good Music Beautiful Decorations
Admission, Ladies, 35c.; Men, 50c
Come Out and Enjoy Yourself!
| 3 .
The Farmers National Bank
Of Annapolis, Maryland
Gross Assets, . . $2,803,221.82
■ # Individual Deposits, $2,149,226.97
! SECURITY AND SERVICE
ARE WHAT WE OFFER
. Per.. Cent
INTEREST ON SAVINGS ACCOUNT jj
‘Che Only Rational lß^ n k in j4nnc 'Jlrundcl County j
[H ■ ■ : T V
probably followed by
rain or snow.
THE EVENING! CAPITAL—ESTABLISHKD Uti
PRICE* ONE CENT
SHOT BY COMRADE
IN AN ACCIDENT
Bullet From .32 - Calibre Re
volver Pierces Base Of Nose
While He And Two Class
mates Were In Woods At Tar
CONDITION IS SERIOUS
BUT NOT DANGEROUS
Suffering of a severe bullet wound
at the base of the nose, the result of
an accidental shot from a pistul lap'
yesterday afternoon, Mtdshiuman Ci
roll Joy, of Keokuk. lowa, member (>.
the second class, is a patient in
Naval Hospital here His eondit u
while serious .is not necessarily dan
gerous, according to the attend u,
physicians at the hospital
Joy, in company with two of h
classmates R B. Van Zant and M
Thompson were out on liberty r ’
went into a woodland near East per
engage in pistol target practice Ti ■
had carried with them two weap"
one a .22-calibre automatic, and t ,
other a ,32-callbre. The cireumstan •.
surrounding the shooting are explain
ed-dn the following statement issued
by authorities of the Naval Academy
; this morning;
"Midshipmen Carroll Joy. It. B V.n
Zant, and M. G. Thompson, all mem
berg of the second class, left the Nnvr. ’
Academy on liberty during the afte
noon and went to a small woods he
| yond East port for the purpose of do m
1 some target shooting with two ta •*
; pistols, one a .32-calibre automati
! longing to Midshipman Van Zan t
the other a .32- calibre target ’
| belonging to Midshipman Thomo ,i
Midshipman Thompson fired a 1 •
! from the .32 calibre automatic n
| target which had been set up ami
! turned to comment oii the shot of I
i other two midshipmen who were I
! hind him. As he turned, he attemi >• j
to put a safety catch on the pistol e.n !
in doing so, the pistol wan dischar e l
the bullet entering Joy’s face near :ht
base of tile nose. Midshipmen Van
Zant and Thompson attempted to gt t ■
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