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IMPORTANT NEWS QUICKLY TOLO Happenings In Various Sections of Old Maryland HEWS ITEMS FOR OUR READERS Elkton. —Given a hearing before Magistrate Andrew J. Jones, of Rising Sun, on the charge of killing a pheas ant contrary to the State game laws, Joseph Hail, of Rowlandville, was fined $25 and costs, amounting to $34.10. Elkton.—The School Commissioners for Cecil county have engaged Clar ence R. Hope, of Baltimore, to prepare plans and specifications for the new school buildings to be erected from the $150,003 bond issue, which was approved and authorized by the voters at the November general election. Princess Anne. —The following offi cers of the Princess Anne Volunteer Fire Company were elected to serve for one year from January 1: Presi dent, C. Edwin Hayman; vice-presi dent, Paul A. Walker; treasurer, Oscar F. Jones; secretary, Burton H. Dry den; chief, George W. Colborn, Jr. Cumberland. —Mrs. Margaret Ann Cox, 80 years old, widow of Samuel , Cox, died at her residence here. She is survived by one daughter. Mrs. Sarah Connors; three brothers, Thomas, Charles and Wesley Cox, and two sisters, Mrs. Seliah Wheeler and Mrs. Louise Boyd. Cambridge.—Mrs. Margaret Jane Gillis, widow of William Gillis, 89 years old, died Thursday morning. Mrs. Gillis leaves three sons and three daughters, George 8., Henry L., Ernest A., and Miss Lottie Gillis, Mrs. Isaac Pattlson and Mrs. John Pattison, all of this county. She was a native of Wicomico county, but had lived in Dor chester for the last 50 years. Prince Frederick. —The members of the Calvert County Medical Society met In Prince Frederick Thursday and ejected officers. Dr. William H. Marsh was elected president. Dr. I. N. King, vice-president, and Dr. J. W. Leitch, secretary. Dr. Philip Briscoe was elected delegate to the State Med ical Association. It was decided that the society meet bi-monthly at the Calvert County Hospital here. Baltimore. Maryland National Guard officers will be received New Year’s Eve at Jffie Executive Mansion at Annapolis by Governor Ritchie, it 'Was announced by the local headquar ters. This reception has become an annual custom. It was said that 150 officers were present last year. The Fifth Regiment has added 150 men to its personnel during the recruiting drive which began in October. Elkton. —In the Circuit Court for Cecil county when the cases of Harry , Hall, Harry Harvey and Charles Bid dle, of North East, and Robert Van diver and Thomas C. Hopkins, of Havre de Grace, indicted by the grand Jury on the charge of violating the gunning laws governing the Susque hanna Flats, were called their coun sel entered demurrers to the indict ments, which were upheld by the court, Uius wiping the case off the docket. The State Game Department, which is pushing the cases, will, it is understood, undertake to have these men Indicted in the Federal Court at Baltimore. Baltimore. —Mrs. David M. Robinson was elected regent of the Thomas Johnson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at a meeting held at the College Club, 821 North Charles street. Mrs. Howard O. Price was chosen vice-regent; Miss Kath erine D. Hull, recording secretary; Mrs. George R. Ellsler, corresponding secretary; Mrs. William H. Hayward, treasurer; Mrs. George M. Scott, his torian, and Mrs. Edward Passano, registrar. Additions to the board of management were as follows: v Mrs. William M. Powell, Mrs. Frederic Tyson, Mrs. Wallace L. Ball and Mrs. Augustus S. Duffey. Following the elections the educational work and activities of the State Board of Fores try were explained in an illustrated lecture by F. W, Besley, State Forester. Baltimore. Nomination of Alan Johnstone, Jr., as director of the Bal timore Criminal Justice Commission was confirmed by the board of direct ors. Immediately afterward Mr. John stone announced that he would sum mon the executive committee and the consulting committee, which is com posed of the president and vice-presi dents, toward the end of framing "a work program.” This program, which will deal exclusively with police administration, criminal jurispru dence, institutions, probations and paroles, juvenile court systems and all other matters related to the un dertaking of the commission, may be outlined. Its application will begin at about the first of the year. The director has already proposed to the board of directors the name of an as sociate director. Officers have not yet no funds, but, according to Mr. Johnstone, contemplates a campaign to raise $35,000 or so through public subscription. “For myself,” he said, “I am ready to start without funds.” Easton. —Talbot oystermen have been reaping a harvest this season on account of the good prices and also on account of the favorable weather. Last Thursday oysters brought $1.25 a bushel at the oyster houses, and the tongers are making great catches. Some are catching 50 bush els a day. The quality is excellent, for the 'bivalves are fat and are not encumbered with mussels as was th< case About this time of the yw thousands of bushels arc ehippedto 11 parts of the country for Christmas dinner. OCJje fnqmit'rf. VOL. 35 • ft ft ********** ******* ft-ftftft “ ■ j | STATE j ' CAPITAL H t [ Income From Autos Will Drop. Next year will be the last in which the office of the Automobile Commie sioner will serve as the biggest single revenue-producing department of the > State. In 1922 this department pro duced about $2,700,000 from the regis tration fees of automobiles. On the basis of these figures it should collect -about $3,000,000 in 1923, most of which > will be received prior to January 15. • After that the receipts of the office ■ will be nominal in comparison with 1 what they have been. It is not ex • pected that the receipts ever will ex ceed $1,000,000 again. j The reason for this is the tax on gasoline. Beginning January 1, 1924, , this tax will constitute the bulk of the r charge on automobilists for the use of i the State roads. The tax has been in . effect since June 1 last, but it has ! been only at the rate of 1 cent a gal lon and has been for the purpose of providing for the deficit in the con - struction funds of the State Roads • Commission. ! John N. Mackall, chairman of the State Roads Commission, who worked out the gas tax and was instrumental in securing its passage through the • Legislature, said the one-cent tax had worked out almost exactly as anticl [ pated. It has averaged $60,000 a I Ynonth for the six months the tax has , been in operation and is expected to average $65,000 a month for the 13 months to January 1, 1924. If it does, [ the maintenance deficit, will be wiped out. On January 1, when the two-cent tax on gasoline goes into effect, it is ex | pected to produce a revenue of at least $1,500,000 a year. Then the registra tion fees of automobilists will be re duced. The new charge is expected to be about one-third of the old registra tion fees, or 20 cents per horsepower. Adoption of the gas tax by Maryland and the District of Columbia automat ically will solve all reciprocity trou bles that have been agitating motor ; ists for years. * A bill already is before Congress providing for the adoption of the gas tax in the District beginning with 1924. When this is passed no Wash ington license tag will be required for Maryland machines and no Maryland tags for Washington machines. Favors Physician For Welfare Body. Emory L. Coblentz, State Director of Welfare, believes that one of the . members of the Board of Welfare should be a physician of standing. To this end it is probable that Mr. Co blentz will recommend that Governor Ritchie appoint Dr. Lewellys F. Bark er to the Board. Dr. Barker is chairman of the ‘ physicians’ committee, which, at the request of the present State Board of Prison Control, has reported re ■ cently on conditions at the House of Correction and the Penitentiary. It appears that Mr. Coblentz is will ing to allow the Governor to find a : successor to William H. Lankford as I warden of the “Cut”, i There has been some speculation as ■ to whether Robert D. Case, secre tary of present Prison Board, will be made secretary to the new Board of ! Welfare. It seems that action to s supersede Mr. Case-may be deferred , a year, as he has an extensive knowl i edge of the Prison Board’s work. > The Director of Welfare takes the ; view that he should devote all the time necessary to discharge the ( duties of his new office, even if those duties take six days out of the seven. Sweezey Talks On-Code. Maryland’s penal system and need ! ed reforms in the classification of prisoners furnished the theme of an address by Warden Claude B. ’ Sweezey at the meeting of the Men’s ’ Club of Grace and St. Peter’s Church. No study is made of convicts at the ’ present time, according to Warden Sweezey, who also said that the House ■ of Correction, intended for “first of ' fenders,” is filled with vagrants and ' tramps, who have a bad influence on ' youthful prisoners sent there. “What is needed,” he declared, “is a system of classification whereby convicts might be placed in institu -5 tions and pursuits in keeping with their characters and tendencies. Such i classification should be carried out by - medical officers and psychiatrists.” i Fifth Regiment Adds 150 To Its Personnel. s The Fifth Maryland Infantry has - added 150 men to ks personnel since - the recruiting began in October. This i brings the personnel of the regiment , up to 1,250, which is only 150 men s short of the peace-time quota. A movement to recruit and organize i Company L from the young men of 1 Walbrook is now on. This organiza tion will be known as the Walbrook 3 Company. The Headquarters Com i pany, recently organized, is still short 3 10 men. State Snow Plows Ready. t The State Roads Commission’s 65 , snow plows are all ready for any bliz . zard that may develop. The plows are kept at strategic points along the > State’s Highway system. • Pocomoke City.—John H. Blades, 1 supervisor of elections and postmaster 1 of this city, was found dead in his bed at his home in this city. Mr. 1 Blades, who was 61 years of age, ap peared to be in health the day before. Formerly engaged in the clothing business Mr. Blades was at the time of his death an employee of the I. H. Merrill Company. He was recorder if records and seals of the Knights of Pythias Lodge here. His wife, Mrs. Lola Blades; one son, John Russell Blades, of Cincinnati 'no. and five , daughters survive ™=- - 1 - ===*^ By JOHN DICKINSON SHERMAN OVER ray cabin on Twin Sisters’ slope In the Rocky Mountain National Park Rides the December moon lu blue black sky To light the Old Tear out, the New Year in. Tabosa —“Valley In the Mountain T Tops—” W All rimmed about with lofty snow * clad peaks, is dazzling with new-fallen snow; Its 4 * cup Brims over with the sllv’ry radiance. Across Tahosa Valley looms Longs Peak, “King of the Rockies,” with its tow Ting crown Atop Its monstrous, dork, grim precipice A-glitter in the Rood of silver light. Behind me rise The Twins to thnberline, Recumbent in silhouette as if carved By the chisel of the Master Sculptor— A part and parcel of a perfect whole Planned by the Master Architect himself. Perfected through the ages by His will— That with sheer beauty makes the heart to *♦*••• The hours pass on. The moon sinks and Is gone. Myriad stars that blaze like beacon fires . Take up the watch the weary moon has quit. The Old Year passes out; comes in the New Without a sound, a token or a sign. There is no hint of life. Can it be true The sun will shine again and day come back And life leap in the glad green spring once more And Time grant unto us another year? And now is staged with ceremonious pomp The recurrent miracle of the dawn In setting worthy of the Master’s art. With glories worthy of the glad New Year: Behind The Sisters grows a pearly glow; The King’s o’ertopping crown glows ruby red; Low-lying clouds in The Pass to the south Are shot with gold; the sky-line of the pines Against their glory stands raggedly out. The rim of a great golden disk thrusts up Above the silhouetted Sisters’ crest. Deer, Meadow, Meeker, Lady Washington, Battle, Lily and Estes Cone change white For rose tints. Wooded slopes doff black for green. The Sisters, as the cun mounts in the sky. Call back their shadows from the Valley floor. A breeze wakes up and dances forth to help The trees shake off their burd’ning robes of white. A crested Jay flits In a shelt’rlng pine. A snowshoe rabbit goes sedately past And makes the first mark on the untracked snow. Across Tahosa Valley smoke goes up— Blue chimney-smoke that tells of kindled hearth. With family astir and life and love! And there stands Longs—unchanged, unchange able ! Now I know glad spring shall come again, Summer time, harvest time, another year. *•••*•• And so is born to us tills glad New Year, Nineteen Twenty-three Anjio Domlnj— “ln the Year of Our Lord,” the Son of God, Who taught man, “Do as ye would be done by,” Who died upon, the cross to save mankind. There is an old saying and wise: “Let the dead past bury its dead 1” Its wisdom, however, lies largely in what it really means rather than in what it actually says. For burial does not mean both burying and forgetting. And It should not. What the adage means is this: “Let’s turn over a new leaf on New Year’s day, 1923, and try to make a better looking page than we did in 1922!” There is said to be “no new thing under the sun.” Certain it is that we are digging up records nowadays that show human nature to have been about the same in 4,000 B. C. that it Is now. So doubtless man has been making New Year's reso lutions ever since there was any New Year’s day. And doubtless he has been breaking them just as regularly. And doubtless the cynics and the pes simists and the professional jokers have been laughing over the performance through the ages. Nevertheless, this recurring New Year’s per formance is a lot more than merely the material for a Jest. In fact, it Is one of the things that keeps alive the faith In human nature and th? hope that the world is progressing year by year toward better things. There are, of course, many foolish people who live only to eat, drink and be merry. And there are the predatory ones, who take what they want —if they can get it. But most people believe in a future life and are always trying, often vaguely and half-unconsciously, to live the kind of a life that seems to them’fit to survive. Hence their New Year’s resolutions. Many a man in his heart on New Y'ear’s day would be, with Robert Brown ing. CREDENTIALS WERE THEN IN ORDER Surely Writer Should Have Been Equipped With the Implements of His Alleged Profession. Clayton Hamilton, lecturer on the drama, who lias just returned from two years spent In Hollywood, brings back this new movie story: “One of the big film companies had just acquired a new president fresh from the cloak-and-suit trade. His AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND ADVERTISER. UPPER MARLBOROUGH MD., FRIDAY DECEMBER 29, J 922, watchword was etliciency and one of the first things he did was to visit the company’s studio at Hollywood, where he spent several days, prying into everything, insistently demanding effi ciency. “One day a very famous American author, one of whose novels was be ing filmed, happened to be crossing the lot, when he encountered the new president. //im; jzm? 'FJ WrmP'M I W/Jx One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, Never doubted clouds ’would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph. Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better. Sleep to wake. The poet speaks truth. Providence has so cre ated man—or evolution has so shaped him, if you prefer to put It that way—that there is no greater spur to his soul than the Incentive of the un achieved. Always the unaccomplished that seems worth while challenges Ids ambition, his courage, his determination. Man has already accomplished much on this earth—so ranch that he has now a vision of what Ids goal should be—so much that lie is now able to see how far lie has fallen short of reaching that goal. And no age has been so well equipped to move on to that goal as this present age. Never has the incentive to the achievement of that goal been so strong. For man cannot stand still. He must press onward to the goal or fall back and lose much that he has gained. Failure to reach the goal emphasizes the incompleteness of all that has been accomplished. And tills shining goal is nothing less than the message of the sea son : “Peace on earth, good will to men.” Practically this means the reformation of human nature. And the reformation of human nature means “nothing less than the world-wide applica tion of precepts of Christianity to the affairs of mankind. Christianity was blamed for not preventing the great war. It has since been blamed for not pre venting the industrial strife and the economic ills and other evils that have afflicted the world. Per haps the best answer in brief to this charge is the utterance credited to George Bernard Shaw: “Christianity has not yet been tried.” It is a noteworthy fact that during the Inst year men of affairs, speaking from the viewpoint of business and not that of religion, have publicly declared that in the application of the teachings of the Gospel lies the one cure for the industrial ills growing out of world-wide economic warfare. Some of them have gone so far as to declare that nothing but a sincere acceptance of Christianity can save society from utter ruin and civilization from a complete collapse.v It is not contended by them that Christianity contains a panacea that will at once cure all in dustrial and economic ills. They know that no such panacea exists. They admit that Christian ity do!* not teach economics; does not instruct as to production and distribution; does not, in short, set forth a system of industry in any form or shape. They start from a different basis and their reasoning is about like this: Christianity, however, does set forth a moral formula that can be applied at all times to all systems. This moral formula is an active solvent of wrongs under any system. Its application can cure the defects of any system, not so much by changing the system as by changing the attitude of men toward one another. Practical Christianity would not tolerate injus tice of any kind. With injustice of all kinds ban ished from the affairs of men and nations existing economic and industrial systems would either re model themselves or would be cast aside. In short, economic regeneration would come about as a by product in connection with the larger moral re generation of mankind through the acceptance of Christianity. For in the last analysis the faults of systems have their source in the hearts of men. A stupendous undertaking? An impossible vision? Well, they ask, what other course is there? The converse of the proposition lias been tried to the uttermost. And where is the world? Appar ently civilization in this Twentieth century is fac ing the great crisis. George Washington, 133 years ago, as America’s first president, proclaimed America’s first national Thanksgiving day. And his preamble declares* “It is the duty of all nations to acWhe.vledge “‘And you,’ the president demand ed, ‘what do you do here?’ “ Tin a writer,’ paid the astonished author. “’A writer —you a writer!’ ex claimed the president. Irately. ‘A writer! Where is your pencil and paper?’ ” Odd Contrasts in China. No country anywhere else presents such striking contrasts as China. On the land the farmer is doing his work | by primitive methods precisely as his 1 the Providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to im plore His protection and favor.” As everybody knows, George Washington was no liar. So that w r hen he wrote these words he . wrote them because he believed them. In short, the United States of America was con ceived and established In exactly the spirit set forth in AVashlngton’s words. The nation of his time was a Christian nation. Its sense of de pendence upon God was very real because of real ization of perils past and difficulties to come. It saw the guiding and protecting hand of Providence in the past. It hoped for a continuance of guid ance and protection of Providence in overcoming the problems and difficulties of the future. For America was then a child among the nations and its way to maturity looked long and perilous. America has now come to that maturity. And he is a duJlard who cannot see the hand of Provi dence In our national history since the beginning. In the 133 years since George Washington’s first Thanksgiving proclamation America has accom plished much. It has made its maturity rich and powerful. Today America stands the wealthiest and most favored nation of the globe—so rich and so favored that a pre-war prediction has come true; America has emerged victorious and un harmed from the Great War and without a friend among the nations of earth. America is too wealthy, too powerful, too resourceful, too well able to move on toward its destiny without “en tangling alliances” to please the rest of the world. America is so favored that it must have a care lest in its complacency it thanks God it Is not as other nations are. It Is true America is not as the Turk, who is pounding on the gates of Europe, with all the as surance of a victor who asserts that he has wiped out past defeat by present victory and demands new opportunities for crimes against civilization. It is true America is not ns the Bolshevists in Russia, who apparently are growing rather stronger than weaker, seeming to gain strength from the ruin they have wrought, and parade their Red Army as an object lesson to the nations of earth. , . , .., Yet America sadly needs to take heed of the Eleventh commandment, “Love one another. And it needs a Twelfth commandment, “Thou shalt not profiteer.” For the profiteer, it has been said, “takes the Eighth commandment by the throat, knocks the Tenth commandment on the head and treads the golden rule under foot.’ And as for the Ten commandments handed down from God at Mount Sinai—it is increasingly evident that it is the task of the good citizen and the church and the press to build up the moral manhood and womanhood that is suffering alarming deteriora tion. There are many who believe that in acceptance .and practice of practical Christianity He Ameri ca’s only hope of emergence from the greed and lawlessness of 1923, Anno Domini. In this connection the progress of a movement begun in the United States by “Christian Business Men” will doubtless be watched with interest by the nation. In some American city—probably Detroit—will be held early in 1923 the first convention of the Federation of Christian Business Men’s clubs. Probably 100 clnbs in the principal cities of the country*will be represented. “To Search out and apply the laws of God in all commercial relations between ourselves and all men” is the stated pur pose of the federation. All members agree to make the "olden rule fundamental in their commercial dealings. The clubs reserve at all meetings a chair for Jesus Christ, ‘‘the unseen Guest,” whom the members acknowledge to be their “directive head.” At a recent conference in Kansas City, Mo., dele gates were present representing clubs in Kansas City, New York, Philadelphia, Lincoln, Neb., Tulsa, Okla., St. Louis, Wheeling. W. Va„ Chicago, Rochester, N. Y„ Cincinnati, Columbus, 0., St. v-oil, Minn., Jacksonville. Fla., Columbia. Mo, and Detroit. ancestors did a thousand years ago, while in the city his brother or son Is driving an engine, running a cotton mill or operating a cold-storage plant. The extraordinary feature is that the nation that Invented credit, gunpow der, paper, ink. printing, glass and porcelain should, after the lapse of ail the centuries, be engaged in acquiring what amounts to the second steps In the advancement of the very arts and crafts that It introduced.—lsaac F i Marcosson in the Saturday Evening ! Post. (IMPORTANT NOTICE I To the Members £ Maryland tobacco moling Association I I Two Ways to Promptly Sell Your Tobaccos & FIRST: Grade and pack in the most dependable manner and ship to your Association. SECOND: Sell to tite following authorised Transfer Buyers of Association tobacco, who have signed contracts to gtS ship your identical tobacco to your Association. SR Sales to others than these buyers is a violation of your Hi contract and against the Interest of your Association. AQUILLA TURNER . . Brandywine, Md. HENRY COMPTON . . Aqnasco, Md, J. G. Hail & BRO. . . Dares, Md. JAMES P. RYON & BRO. . Waldorf, Md. wfe JOSEPH H HOWARD . . Waldorf, Md. A. M. WELCH . ... Welcome, Md. MS C. P- HERBERT . . . HugbesviUe, Md. kL H. H. BA3BCER, Jr. . . Groom, Md. Be sure, in selling transfer, to get yonr Report Blank from B transfer buyer, and at once mail to the Association. We must H have this. . Maryland Tobacco Growers Association I C. M. WOOLF & Co., Inc. 1005 B STREET N.W. (Opposite Bay Market) WASHINGTON, T>. O. DEALERS IN Agricultural Implements, Hardware, Seeds, Fertilizers, Harness, Etc. STUDEBAKER WAGONS OLIVER CHILLED PLOWS & CASTINGS x (genuine) QUAKER PIPELESS FURNACES GENCO FARM LIGHTING SYSTEMS COMMERCE AND BROCKWAY TRUCKS | FIRE INSURANCE I 2 The Mutual Fire Insurance Company of 5 :: f Montgomery County X % SAMUEL’R. NEAVE <*“"■> ' 1 HughesviHe, Md. County <| I iffell Known, OW aaflMiaWeCiipiiiT. 101 Rates | St Dwellings from $2.00 on the SIOOO up; Barns and Farm Buildinga and contents $5.00 on the $1000; Store Buildings and Mar- J* chandise SIO.OO on the SI,OOO and up; Churches from $2.40 on fp the SIOOO up. 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