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Pocomoke Musical Supply Com
pany Latest Addition To City’s
Business Interests.
The Pocomoke Musical Supply Co.,
13 the name of a new firm which is
now opening in Pocomoke City ami
asks the public for a share of its pa
tronage. Messrs. L. D. Gore and-
Adolph Beye, two well known musi
, cians and expert musical supply
salesmen, are at the head of the firm
and their experience in this line
would seem to warrant them success
in this section. Mr. Gore has been ip
this territory for over a year and M \
Beye has spent several years among
our people and those of the lower
Eastern Shore. They have leased
the large and commodious building
on Front street nearly opposite the
Ford House which Mr. Frank P. Brat
ten has just completed. The finish
ing of this building was done with an
eye single to this business and this
means that it is well arranged for the
use to which it is to be put. It is one
of the neatest buildings in our town
and when the stock is properly ar
ranged it will be shown off to very
great advantage.
The new concern will stock this
large building with pianos, phono
graphs and other musical instru
ments. They will also be equipped to
do tuning, repairing and refinishing,
and will also install player actions in
pianos. In addition to this they will
also carry a full line of phonograph
records and popular and standard
sheet music. In their building they
will have sound proof booths for dem
onstrating fonal qualities of phono
graphs and all other late improve
ments to be found in a well arranged
and up-to-date musical store.
The managers are both young and
progressive men, just in the bloom
of life. They are both wide awake
and industrious and they say they are
going after business. Their branch is
a popular one with the people of the
Eastern Shore and we feel safe n
predicting a successful career for The
Focomoke Musical Supply Company.
Planning For Big Supper For Benefit
Of The Volunteer Firemen Of
Pocomoke City.
There’s some talk of a supper being
held soon for the benefit of the vol
unteer firemen of this city. These
orys are badly in need of equipment,
principally hats, coats and boots and
should have them without further de
lay. These lads, have always respond
ed loyally to the call for help, very
often working for hours fighting
fames in garments soaked with wat
er, to their own discomfort and fre
quently to the detriment of their
health. We do not fully realize the
quiet heroism of our band of volun
teer firemen and how jpstly proud we
should be of Pocomoke’s fighting men
and boys.
Let us have this supper and make
it one of the biggest and best ever
held in this city. Show them we are
* not ungrateful for their services and
.vlll at any and all times cooperate
with them. Not only do they need
our moral support and encouragement
but our financial aid will not come
amiss in providing necessary equip
Mr. Pittman Carey Meets
With Painful Accident
The people of this city and vicinity
were grieved to learn of the distress
ing accident that befell Mr. Pitman
Carey on Thursday afternoon of last
week. Mr. Carey, while felling a tree
rear his home in Somerset county,
had the misfortune to be caught un
der it, sustaining severe injuries an!
breaking his leg just above the knee.
He was rushed to the Salisbury Hos
pital where his injuries received at
tention and the broken bones set. He
is dding as nicely as could be expect
ed v.nder the circumstances.
Hold Their Seventh Annual Meeting
In Snow Hill. A Very Interest
ing Session.
The seventh annual meeting of the
Fast Masters Association of Somer
set and Worcester Counties was held
at the Masonic Hall in Snow Hill on
Thursday afternoon last at 3 o’clock.
C. course those of us who are not on
tiieinside know nothing of the doings
' in the hall, but it is said to have been
one of the most interesting sessions
of the Association. It was largely at
, tended by past masters from both of
i H e counties. At seven o’clock in the
I evening a banquet was given at the
Hotel Purnell and this, too, was a
i very enjoyable feature. Those pres
ent from Pocomoke City were:
K. F. Wilson, R. Harlan Robertson
i I'. W. Wilson, C. E. Robertson, A. A.
• Parker, Henry B. Pilchard, E. Wil
i fred Ross, Walter Ent, Roger W.
Lankford, John T. Smullin, Jr., Rob
ert J. Lambden, James T. Young.
Officers for the ensuing term were
■ elected as follows:
President Dr. Frederic W. Wilson,
of Crescent Lodge, this city; vice
president, Eary B. Burbage, Ever
green Lodge, Berlin; second vice
president, Thomas H. Bock, Manokin
Lodge, Princess Anne; secretary and
treasurer, William E. Daugherty,
Chesapeake Lodge, Crisfield;.
It was decided to hold the next
meeting in rocomoke City, Janu
ary, 1922.
Rev. C. E. McAllister, of Hyattsville
Declares They Had Better
Preach Christianity.
The Rev. C. E. McAllister, rector
of St. Matthew’s Protestant Episcopal
parish, at Hyattsville, in the course
of bis sermon on Sunday last referred
to the proposed blue laws. He spoke
of the constant tendency to criticize
the church for its activity or lack of
“We are told again and again that
the church has failed,” he said, “that
it is not a power in the world of in
dustry and economics and politics
that it is not much more than a pre
tense at what it professes. Men say
it is not about ‘the Father’s business.’
But who’s is the fault? Is it Christ’s?
He went about his Father’s business
a‘ the age of 12. Is it the fault of
the clergy? Yes, in a sense.”
Here the Rev. Mr. McAllister re
ferred to the proposed blue laws as
“Some of the clergy are so busy
framing retrogressive blue laws and
attempting professionally to reform
mankind and playing at politics thai
the ‘Father’s business’ is neglected.
We must all awaken to the fact that
righteousness cannot be inspired by
legislation. If a more consistent ef
fort were made to preach the spirit of
Christ and of the Gospel there would
be more practical Christianity in the
world and less pretense at improving
humanity by man made laws subject
to amendment.
“Puritanism with all its virtues is
not a practical expression of religion
in our day and generation. Common
sense in the interpretation of Chris
tian duty o. the positive and affirm
r.i ve side is more necessary than a
series of Congressional ‘Thou shalt
r.ots.’ Only the establishment of the
spirit of Christ in men’s hearts will
bring about such changes in public
c-pmion as will prevent corruption of
morals and faith.”
Billy Sundny Also Speaks Out.
In his address at Fairmont, W. Va.,
on Sunday night Biliy Sunday scored
' the ministers who dabble in political
issued. An extract from the Balti
more Sun, the morning following Mr.
Sunday’s sermon, says:
! “Billy Sunday tonight scored min
’ isters who figured in politics and
vho bring the subject up in pulpits.
He says a preacher ought to learn
: that it is his chief duty to hold forth
Christianity and not politics, sanita
: tion or other issues. He did not spare
’ the church members. Hundreds of
I persons, he shouted, never look at re
l.gion during the week—they just
- bring it out Sunday morning.”
Miss Mary Fisher,who has been on
the list is able to be out again.
' There Is One Telephone For Every
Ten Persons In The State Of
Maryland. .
Figures of the Chesapeake and Po
" tomas Telephone company show that
* there was a total of 132,136 telephone
1 stations in service on November 30th,
1920, throughout the state. This rep
‘ resents a net gain of over 10,500 s+a
: lions during the twelve months end
| ing that date, and is the largest
growth in a single year in the history
’ of the company.
A survey of 65 of the large cities
throughout the country shows that
(he gain in telephone stations was
1 slightly over 8 per cent, during the
same period. The growth in the en
tire state of Maryland was at the rate
of 8.7 per cent, and for Baltimore city
it was 9.7 per cent. Thus Maryland
has maintained her place well ahead
of the average established in other
parts of the country.
Considering the many difficulties
surrounding the expansion of tele
phone plant facilities, due especially
1 to the shortage of material and equip
ment of all kinds, telephone officials
feel that the company has made a
splendid showing. Most of the hand ! -
caps are rapidly being overcome and |
the tremenduous program of expan-1
sion and improvement which the com -
pany has well under way promises
speedy elimination of all cases of con
gested service and inadequate facil
The total number of telephones in
the Chesapeake and Potomac territo
ry.. which includes Maryland, Virgin
ia, West Virginia, the District of
Columbia and a-part of Ohio is 394,-
212, of which nearly 29,000 were ad
ded during the past year.
Out After Long Illness.
Our people were much pleased to
see Mr. J. Frank Vincent down town
again the past week. Some weeks ago
he suffered a slight stroke of paraly
sis and ne is now rounding too very
nicely. We hope he will continue to
improve and shortly be as active as
ever in the business world.
Citizens Meeting
Largely Attended
People Respond In Large Numbers To Call Of Mayor
To Discuss The Laying Of a Sewer
On Sixth Street.
The citizens’ meeting called by,
Mayor E. James lull for last Monday!
evening >vas well attended by the pec j!
pie of the town. The object of the 1
meeting was to discuss the matter of
laying a sewer on that section ot i
Sixth street from Market to Linder, j!
avenue, which is to be improved by 1 1
the State. It will be remembered i
that the contract has been let by the i
State Roads Commission for the con- i
struction of this piece of highway and
the street has been laid out and soma 1
of the surface drainage already put :
down. Now comes the State Board of i
Health and holds up the contractors ]
and says that the town must put in ;
a sewer and all connections before :
they will allow the State to proceed -
with the work. It was the purpose of
this meeting to consider this matter i
and see if there was not someway by ;
’ which matters could be straightened ;
1 out.
Mr. F. Lee Bonneville was selected ,
as chairman of the meeting and Mr.
• I*. Merrill Walters as secretary. May
or Tull stated the object and the
meeting was thrown open and the
' matter was discussed from all angles.
■ Finally a committee composed ot I
1 Messrs. Milton L. Veasey, Francis M.
i Wilson, E. J. Schoolfield, John W. En
• r-is and F. .Lee Bonneville, was ap
, pointed to act in conjunction with the
, Mayor and City Council in looking
thoroughly into the matter and ascer
tain the best method to pursue, said
committee to report at a later citi
zens’ meeting.
The consensus of opinion at the cit
izens’ meeting was that the town is
1 net able at this time to expend the
amount of money that it would cost

■ Interior Of This Well Known Hostel
ry Will Be Improved And Thor
oughly Renovated.
Painters and paper hangers began
; this week on improvements to the
i Parker House at tile comer of Clark :
, avenue and Willow street. It has been
sometime since any great improve
ment has been made to the building
and by reason of its constant and
; great use its interior appearance has
been much abused. The property, it
will be remembered, was recently
I urchased by Mr. John W. Ennis and
i* is his intention sometime to make
extensive improvements. The high
eost of labor and material has caused
him to defer his action along this
line, however, and he is now working
cn the interior in order to make it at
tractive and comfortable until such a
time as he may think best to do the
other contemplated work.
Work is now being done on the lob
by and sitting room. This will be new
ly painted and papered and other mi
nor improvements made. When this
is completed the workmen will then
go to the other two stories and all of
the bedrooms will be renovated and
jut in fine condition, all of which
will not only work to the advantage
|o r the proprietor, Mr. J. Paul Young,
but will be duly appreciated by the
travelling public.
The Parker House has for years en
joyed an enviable reputation with the
travelling men and the public gener
ally, and it is the intention el both its
owner and proprietor to keep it up to
its usual high standard. We are sure
that when the completed improve
ments are made the Parker House
will be as comfortable as any hotel on
the peninsula, for Mr. Ennis has a
reputation of always doing things
Popular Players Coming.
Bear in mind the fact the Mattice
Stock Company will be in the Empire
Theatre Thursday, Friday and Satur
day evenings of next week with en
tirely new bills. You will want to
see them so be sure to get your tick
ets early.
tc make the desired improvement.
I Estimates on the job were placed at
| f-2500 or more. And-when it became
known that the State Board of HeaPh
would not allow the Market street
srwer to be used as an outlet for the
j I ixth street connection, thereby ne
cessitating the construction of anoth
er outlet to connect with the river,
everybody was agreed that the town
could not meet the requirements.
Arguments were advanced that
there were other already improved
sections of the town which had neith
er water nor sewarage and which
have been clamoring for it for years,
and .at they ought to he served be
foi, any other new sewerage system
was planned for.
Everybody expressed themselves as
anxious to see the new street built on
Sixth street and no one was opposing
any improvement to that part of the
town. The only question was that we
ate up against it from a financial
point of view. The committee will, we
are sure, make some plans that will
meet with the approval of the citir
ens and it is hoped that some method,
sdi probably as was adopted by
•Snow Hill unde- the very same condi
tions, can be arranged so that we may
be able to get the ear of the State
Board of Health and the contractors
be allowed to go right along with his
work of building the street.
In view of the fact the State Board
ef Health had notified the town au
thorities that a plat of the streets and
sewer system for the town must be
furnished them before any more sew
ers, could be laid, the citizens ordered
the Mayor and Council to have the
plot made at once.
E. Rosenfeld & Co.’s Plant Again A
Scene of Activity. Was Closed
For Some Weeks.
The Sewing rooms of E. Rosenfeld
& Co., at the comer of Clarke avenue
and Walnut street, began operation
again this week after being closed frr
several weeks. We understand that a
good number of operators responded
and that the prospects for a good
season’s work are very bright. This
is one of the best enterprises in our
tonr and our people generally appre
c’ate it as a great asset to Pocomoke
City. It gives employment to many
of our young women and they put
many dollars in circulation here each
ano every week. This is in turn fel.
by every business man in the town
and to be sure everyone is glad to
hi ow that it is in operation again.
A town like Pocomoke ought to be
abb: to keep this plant running every
week in the year. At times they have
been handicapped because of the want
• f help. Why this should be be we
cannot tell, for there are many young
ED Is in the town who could, if they
would, cam a good livelihood at these
rooms. It may be when matters are
properly adjusted that they will not
have as much trouble in securing help
as they have experienced in past
years. '
Week Mill ..Be Evenly Divided Be
tween The “Movies” and Mattice
Stock Co., at The Empire.

The first three nights of next week
moving pictures will be shown at the
Empire and the last three nights the
Mattice Stock Company will play an
The feature announced for Monday
is a Pathc special, entitled “A Beg
gar in Purple,” with an all-star cast.
The Pathc features shown here in the
past several weeks have been of a
high standard and from all reports
(his one will he equally as good as
the others.
In “A Very Good Young Man,”
Bryant Washburn’s new Paramount
picture, will be found another of that
star’s productions in which light com
edy reigns supreme. It will be shown
at the Empire on Tuesday night,
lour leading women play' important
roles in this production. They are
Helene Chadwick, Helen Jerome Ed
dy, Julia Faye and Anna L. Nilcson.
Wednesday will be the big night.
The feature picture is a Fox produc
tion starring Eileen Percy in “The
Husband Hunter.” The second epi
sode of “The Lost City,” which is
creating such a sensation among pic
ture-goers, will also be shown, in ad
dition to the regular Fox News.
Begining with Thursday, the Mat
ticc Stock Company with Miss Lois
B. Hamond, will piay a three-night’s
engagement, their opening bill being
“Love, Courtship and Marriage.” This
play tells a delightful story and is
said to be a gem in comedy. On Fri
day the company will present the
mree-aet comedy, The Divorce Spec
ialist,” and on Saturday thf four-act
s-mi-westem comedy “The Tender
foot.” These popular players are
known in Pocomoke, having played
engagements here for the past sever
al years, and as this will be their last
visit this season, their many friends
will no doubt give them a hearty wel
Real Winter Weather
Experienced Last Sunday
The first real winder weather of the
season was experienced by our people
on Sunday last; and it was winter
weather in earnest. About 3 o’clock
in the afternoon a heavy snow storm
ret in with a heavy gale blowing from
the northeast. The conditions were
of the most unpleasant kind and few
persons were seen on our streets,
- most of them preferring to remain in
i side by a good warm fire. The snow
i continued until a late hour that night
when it turned to rain and by morn-
I ing there were no signs of snow at
all. Mercury dropped several points
I and the streets were soon a little
i sleety. The weather man fixed things,
■ however, before another twenty-four
I hours and with a few exceptions the
i conditions have been much improved
VOLUME 41. NO. 3
Two Institutions Hold Annual
[ . Meeting And Elect Direct*
I ors And Officers.
. At the regular annual meeting of
, the stockholders t>f the I’ocomoke
- City National Bank, held in their
, hanking house an this city on Tuesday
lost, the following Directors were
i elected for the ensuing year: Francis
, M. Wilson, E. I. Blaine, William ,T.
Scott, Eugene W. Veasey, Milton L.
, veasey, John W. Ennis, J. Shiles
Crockett, Frank E. Matthews, Edgar
vV. McMaster and Frank E. Hudson.
Mr. Hudson was elected in the place
i of Dr. A. P. Dennis, who is now
■ abroad, representing the United
, nates at a foreign post.
The directors immediately elected
. all of the old officials as follows:
, President, Francis M. Wilson; vice
i president, Edward I. Blaine; cashier,
John W. Ennis; assistant cashiers,
Frank D. Young Willard J. Steven
son and Miss Emma G. Blades; book
keepers, Misses Anne G. Blaine and
Marian Stevens, stenographer, Miss
• Madge Boss.
A substantial amount was carried
over to the undivided profits and the
bank officials report that this has
been one of the best and most pros
perous years in the history of this
old and well-known institution.
At the banking house of the Citi
, zons National Bank the stockholders
of that prosperous institution also
| held their annual meeting on Tuesday
last. The action of the stockholders
resulted in the re-election of all the
directors as follows: E. J. Schoolfield,
W. S. Schoolfield, W. Upshur Polk,
| Colmore E. Byrd, L. Paul Ewell, H.
! B Pilchard, Alfred Child, Clarence F.
. Barnes, F. Leo Bonneville, Quince
’ Ashburn, W. H. Clarke, John S. Gor
dy and J. C. Stevenson.
, At the meeting of the directors the
officials of the preceding year were
elected, as follows: President, E. J.
Schoolfield; vice-president, W. 3.
t Schoolfield; cashier. C. E. Byrd;
assistant cashier and Trust officer,
Joseph C. Stevenson; teller, James P.
, Blaine, Jr.; assistant teller, Miss Hat-
Lie Stevenson; clerk, Miss Hazel Lan
The bank renorts one of the best
years in its business history, earn
ing a liberal dividend and carrying a l
substantial sum to its surplus fund. \
’ Mr. Charles Mason Entertained At A
4 O'clock Dinner On Sunday
Afternoon Last.
A company of his young gentlemen
■ friends were royally entertained at a
1 o’clock dinner last Sunday after
. noon by Mr. Charles Mason at i.is
fume on Second street. A few even
■ mgs prior Mr. Mason had captured a
I large coon and it was for the purpose
■ of entertaining some of his friends
, uho vVere fond of coon meat that he
• jv.ve the function. But the coon play
• oil a small part when the spread was
made, for the table actually groaned
under its weight of roast turkey,
fried chicken, fried oysters, ham, and
o’her kinds of meats to say nothing
> ( the long list of vegetables, salads,
slaws, pickles, etc., with the crowning
, course of ice cream and choice home
, mode cake. It was about six o’clock
• \. hen the company left the table and
, repaired to the living room where an
: enjoyable smoker was experienced.
, A portion of the early part of the ew
, ening was spent with the family in
• social conversation and the company
r v paired to their homes expressing
. the hope that another coon would
,■ S' on be caught and another such oc
t casion enjoyed.
Those seated at the table beside
t the popular host were Messrs. Ray V.
s Gladding, J. Frank Wilson, William
? n . Keim, Francis D. Young, Hugh
’’ McMichael, George Henderson, Dr. A.
, A} Parker and Sam’l M. Crockett.
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