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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
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. —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
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
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j | STATE j
[ 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
! 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
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.”
Fifth Regiment Adds 150 To Its
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.
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
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By JOHN DICKINSON SHERMAN
OVER ray cabin on Twin Sisters’ slope
In the Rocky Mountain National Park
Rides the December moon lu blue
To light the Old Tear out, the New
Tabosa —“Valley In the Mountain
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
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
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
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
“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
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One who never turned his back but marched breast
Never doubted clouds ’would break,
Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong
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,
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
“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
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
“’A writer —you a writer!’ ex
claimed the president. Irately. ‘A
writer! Where is your pencil and
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
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
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
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
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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.
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