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WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EST. 188 C Firemen’s Supper To Be Big Success | Indications Are That It Will Be Greatest Event Of Its Kind Ever Held Here. TOWN CANVASSED THIS WEEK FOR DONA TIONS The talk of the town is the Fire men’s Supper which the ladies of the various churches of the town are U serve in the basement of Bethany M. P. Church on Thursday evening next the 3d of February. This is a mat te; in which every citizen of the town is interested by reason of the fact tliat they are directly interested in the Fire Company. This being the case everyone has been boosting the enterprise the past wee): and unless all signs fail it will be the largest and best patronized affair of its kind ever staged in Pocomoke City. The ladies have gone about it in real earnest and e\ eryonc knows that they will do their part nobly. Professional men, I business men, laboring men, all have j responded liberally to the appeals' that have been made to them and \ they are talking up the enterprise in! fine shape. Even the children, boys | r.nd girls, have joined the ranks and are advertising it at school and on the streets. In fact all attention is turn ed to this important event and every thing is over except serving the sup per and counting the proceeds. • The ladies who have the matter in charge have requested us to state that in oredr to avoid the rush they will sell tickets in sections, the first sec-, tion to be served at 5. 30 and the sec end section T 6.15. This does not mean that you cannot bo served at any time, but it is thought that bet ter service can be given if the section pian is observed to some extent at, least. They also wish to emphasize the fact that no suppers will be sent out on this occasion, because of the rush of business expected. We promised in our last issue to l give the menu this week in order to sharpen up the appetites of our readers. We believe it will do it; so here it is: Oysters, Fried and Stewed Cold Ham Chickbn Salad Biscuits, Rolls Jelies Pickles Tea Coffee If you have not already done so, se-! cure your ticket, it’s only 75 cents. | An orchestra will furnish choice mu-' sic during the entire supper hour. You can’t afford to miss it. Survey Of The City Is Now Being Made The State Board of Health, which seems to have entire control of all the municipalities in the State, has stated t>< our authorities that before any further improvements can be made in our town a survey of the unimproved sections must be made and a plat of the same filed with them for their in spection before they will grant any further improvement. In order to be in position for any improvement that may bo desired, the Mayor and Coun cil, at a recent citizens’ meeting, were instructed to have said survey and plat made and furnish the Board of Health. In accordance with this in struction the authorities employed Mr. Francis Dryden to do the work and this week he has been making the survey. We have been asked number of times what the surveyor was doing on certain streets. This article will answer the question. Informal Bridge Party Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Lednum very pleasantly entertained a number of tneir friends at Bridge Tuesday even ing of this week. Among those pres ent were Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Hargis, Mr. and Mrs. A. H Stevens, Dr. and Mrs. A. A. Parker, Misses .Maggie Clarke, Addie Costen, Ella Wilson, Nettie Barnes and Mrs Emma Stev enson. Subscribe today for this paper, $1.50 per year in advance. MATTERS ADJUSTED AT CITIZENS' MEETING Committee Reports On Sixth Street Improvement. AH Obstables Are Removed. The Citizens’ Meeting held in the Municipal Building on Monday even ing last proved to be very interesting and like the one a few weeks ago was largely attended. The meeting was called for the purpose of hearing the report of the committees appointed to look into the matter of the propos ed improvement to Sixth street. It will be remembered that the State l card of Health held up the improve ment, declaring that it was absolute !>• necessary for the sewer system to be laid on the street before the con ciete work could be put down by the State Roads Commission. A com mittee consisting of Messrs. E. James Tull, Francis M. Wilson and E. W. Veasey was appointed to go before the State Board of Health and see f I maters could not be adjusted so that j the work could proceed without fur- I ther obstruction. This committee per- I formed their task well and were ready j with their report at the meeting, j Without going into detail the re -1 port was to the effect that if the road !c: street was staked out wide enough i to permit of the laying of the sewer after the concrete work was done without affecting the concrete, the ob jection would be withdrawn, provid ed, however, f hat lateral lines were rut in at certain distances, under the j sireet, to provide for any buildings lon the opposite side that might here ! after need the sewer system, i The reasonableness of this propo i sdion was readily seen and it was then agreed to make the street 30 IV et wide instead of 30, and to lay the cross lines as requested. The street will be resurveyed and in doing so all the requirements can be met and things will move along smoothly. And , with it all everyone will be much l more henefitted. The widening of ' the street will not only add to the beauty of the town but all of the property owners along the promi -1 nent thoroughfare will see their be | longings enhanced in value to a very large degree. We were certain that if the matter was handled in the right manner il | could be properly adjusted and the ! authorities are to be congratulated j upon the way they managed the i whole affair. * mm EMPIRE PROGRAM HERE OUTLINED Two Western Photo-Plays Billed For Next Week and Also A Jack London Story. The Empire Theatre photo-plays for next week will include some unique offerings in screen drama. On Monday a Blackton production en titled “1 'n and His Woman,” featur ing Heri -t Rawlinson and May Mc- Avoy. It the story of the weakness of a stroi man when he is down and in the power of a woman’s deg— redation. The popular Paramount star, Mar guerite Clark, comes on _ Tuesdav night in an appealing comedy drama c.Uled “Girls.” The name of William Russell coupled with Fox direction, is incen tive enough for all “movie fans” with Western tastes, to wend their way to the Empire- on Wednesday to see his latest feature “The Iron Rider.” The Mutiny of Elsinore” a pictur ization of the famous Jack London novel will be the attraction on Thurs day. This picture which presents the London novel of the sea is a spe< 1 Metro production featuring Mitch Lewis, Helen Ferguson and seve; other well known film stars. Another Paramount picture wi humorous situations is the one whii will be shown on Friday, entitled “Love Insurance,” starring Bryant Washburn, who has gained much fame as a screjen star. Tom Mix, western cowboy, athlete and daredevil will be featured on Saturday in a hair raising story of the West called “The Cyclone.’* i AND THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND, JANUARY 29, 1921 TWO BADLY HURT IN DYNAMITE EXPLOSION Accident Occurs While Blasting For New Road Bed Approaching New River Bridge ' 1 Two men are still suffering as a re sult of an accident which occurred in Somerset county, near this city, on Thursday of last week. A force of workmen were engaged in blasting ter the new road bed which leads to the new river bridge now in course of construction at this place. By some means a dynamite tap exploded un awares and in the mixup Mr. Edgar Atkinson, son of Mr. Charles Atkin son of Duolin district, was burned about the face and suffered consider able pain, while George Wise, Jr., colored, had the misfortune to have one of his eyeballs punctured. Dr. Sartorius was summoned at once and hurried Wise to the Salisbury Hospi - tal for treatment. To be sure he will lose the sight of the eye if it does not l ave to be taken out altogether. At last accounts Mr. Atkinson was doing as well as could be expected under his trying experience. MAN O'WARGOES TO OLD KENTUCKY Famous Runner Leaves His Berlin .Stable And Is Now Resting In The Blue Grass State. Mr. Samuel Riddle, owner of the famous running horse Man O’War has shipped the noted runner from his stables near Berlin, this county, to Kentucky. In all the splendor pos sible he left our county the first of the week and is now in the blue grass State. This wonderful horse has at tracted more attention than any steed in recent years. The fact is that the entire country is proud of his achievements and none share in the pride more than the people of his home county of Worcester. Joseph J. Quinn, a noted “turf” writer, had the following account of transfer in the Baltimore Sun of Sun day last. We reproduce it so that our people may know what other people think of “Man O’War,” the pride of Worcester. It follows: “Man O’War leaves Maryland to day. The great horse soon shall have gone. To sunny pastures of the Blue Grass State the noble steed is on his way. The proud prance before the snapped-up barrier, the flying hoof beat ’mid thunderous applause, the hot breath, heaving flanks and fleck ed foam of stirring races that won for him a world’s crown soon shall pass from memory. They did not help champion the hero. They were but light touches to the picture of the horse as he ran his race for glory. “No more shall Man O’War lift thousands to their feet. The last fes toon was hung when his hoofs came to a stop with Sir Barton conquered. From now on his descendants must follow in his beaten path, but hardly dare excell. The name of Man O’War shall become great, or greater, than Rock Sand or Fairy Gold. Renowned strains ever are spoken of with pride --Trenton and Bright Eye of the rac ing pigeon world, Thomley Tige and Storm King of English coursing founds. So shall the name of Man O’War spell speed and staunchness nobility and worth, to those who list to hoofbeats in the sport of kings. “ManO’War will pass through Bal timore tonight on his way to Ken tucky. He has been here before. Pimlico has seen his coat glistening like polished steel on a sunshot after roon in May. He won the Preakness, but it was not a race, only a perform ance. Those who saw it will not for get. “Then, too, the great horse, has left Maryland before, but to return. The echoes of his triumphant races were flung back. Never had he turned away forever. This is the farewell. The dust from the mad dashes at Belmont and Saratoga hardly have settled when the prince of horses must turn his eyes upon his only happy hunting ground. Down there in clover he will spend his remaining days. “A ship sent to port after its maid n voyage, a meteor stopped in its aring upward flight, seems no more undreamt than ManO’War led from the plaudits of the multitude to the hush and perce of Kentucky pas tures. A stroke none too well accom plished is whispered. But there may come winning scions of the < Man O’War stable. Sam Riddle, th&‘own er of the cherished .king, knows hesfc’t MR. JOHN E. ONLEY CLAIMED BY DEATH Passes Away On Thursday Morning At His Home On Cedar Street In This City. Mr. John E. Onley, a highly re spected citizen of this city, died at an early hour on Thursday morning at his home on Cedar street extended. He had been in poor health for some time and for a short while before his death his illness was alarming, so that his death was not a surprise to his family or friends. He was in the 65th year of his age. Mr. Onley was born in Accomack county, Va., but about 30 years ago moved to Camden, N. J., where he liv ed for nearly a quarter of a century. About six years ago he moved to this city and has since made his home here. He was a gentleman of fine Christian character and was beloved by all who knew him. His wife sur vives him. Funeral sendees will bo held at his late home at 12.30 this afternoon and his remains wdl be taken on the north bound express to Camden, N. J., for interment. The widow and other rela tives have the sympathy of our com munity. WEDDING BELLS RING IN SOMERSET J oung Po -omoke City Business Man Married To Somerset County Lady Last Week. Miss Daisy Marvel Holland, daugh t; i of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Holland, o f Nt. Vernon, Somerset county, and Mr Donald Duncan of this city, wen united in marriage Thursday, Janu ary 20th. The ceremony was perform ed in John Wesley Methodist Episco pal Church by the Rev. Daniel Ivloorc- The bride was given in marriage by her brother, W. T. Holland, Jr., while Mr. Clinton Duncan, brother of the groom, acted as best man. The bride was attired in a gown of ivory satin with veil caught with orange b'ossoms and carried a shower bou quet of Bride’s roses. Miss Mildred Holland, sister of the bride, wore a gown of pjnk satin and georgette with l irge hat to match and carri&l pink carnations and sweet peas. The wed ding marches were rendered by Miss Lisa Rust, and Mrs. William Bounds, sister of the bride, sar £ “I Love Yon Truly” and “At Daw ing.” The ush ers were Benson f JGloughin, Lloyd V.arbon, S. Normal Holland and Cecil Holland. The church was attractively decorated with potted plants and ferns. Imediately after the ceremony a re ception was tendered the briday party and a few relatives and friends at the home of the bride, after which the couple motored to Salisbury where they took the midnight train for points north. Upon their return they will make their home'here. The bride is the sister of Mrs. William Bounds, of this city, and has many friends here. The groom is the son of Mr. William B. Duncan, and is engaged in business here. Those present at the reception were: Mr. and Mrs. Marion Duncan Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. William Bounds, Misses Taylor, Rosa Duncan, Mary Bounds, Messrs. Cecil Holland, Clinton Dun tan and William Bounds of Pocomoke City; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Leibrandt, c.f Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Pu sey, Mrs. Mamie Pusey and Miss Mat tie Pusey, of Salisbury; Rev. and Mrs. Daniel Moore, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Holland, Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Hol land, Mrs. W. T. Barbon, Mr. and Mrs W. T. Holland, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Benson McGloughlin, Misses Elsa Opal Rust, Mildred Holland, Sophie Groscup, Messrs. Frank Barbon, Lloyd Barbon and Milton Barbon. Carload Of Mules To Be Sold Feb. sth By handbills printed at this office and by reference to an advertisement to be found elsewhere in this issue ii, v ill be noticed that G. C. Chinn ant'. McCarty Brothers will sell a carloaci el choice mules at C. E. Townsend’s stables in this city on Saturday nex\ February sth. These gentlemen sola a carload here some weeks ago and their manner of doing business mat with favor with our people. Their stock was up to the standard and their sale was largely attended. They claim for this next load that they are as fine a bunoh as was ever offered for ■rde market. P. H. S. Eastern Shore Champions MARYLAND'S VOTE SENT IN WEDNESDAY Electoral Certificates Received In Washington By Vice-President Marshall. William J. Albrecht, president of the Maryland Presidential electors, and Charles J. Taylor, their accredit ed messenger, left Baltimore at 12.30 Wednesday for Washington, taking with them the electoral certificates, irregularity in the preparation and transmission of which has jeopardized this State’s vote in Electoral College. Mr. Albrecht said that the certifi cate is in due form and that the con tainer has now been properly indors ed. Vice-President Marshall gave the Maryland electors until 3 o’clock Wednesday to have the certificate de livered in due form. Though the whole procedure is not in strict accordance with the provis ions of the law, it seems hardly pos s'ble that any irregularities will re sult in having the State’s vote thrown out when the canvas is made Febru ary 9th by the House of Representa tives and the Senate. Objection to any vote may be made by a Repre sentative or by a Senator, but the throwing out of the vote requires the concurrence of both branches of Con gress. Maryland’s vote is accordingly re garded as safe, though the letter of the law has not been complied with. The law requires that the certificates hall be prepared in triplicate, each copy to be accompanied by the cre dentials of the electors. One copy is to be mailed to the Vice-President as Prsident of the Senate; one copy is to be delivered to him by authorized messenger, not later than the fourth Monday in January, and the third copy is to be transmitted to the Unit ed States District Judge—in this case Judge Rose. A dispatch from Washington Wed nesday said that Vice-President Mar shall has decided to accept the re ceipts of Maryland and other States which failed to comply with the law and submit them to Congress Febru ary 9th. It will be up to Congress to accept or reject, he says. Senator Smoot of Utah, one of the delinquent States, will introduce a bill exempt ing the messengers from payment of the SIOOO fine. NEXT WEEK WILL BE INSTITUTE WEEK Farmers’ Institutes Will Be Held In Berlin, Snow Hill and Pocomoke City. Interesting Sessions. The annual Farmers’ Institutes will be held in Worcester county next week according to the following schedule: Berlin, February 2d, 10 a. m., and 2 p. m., Globe Theater. Snow Hill, February 3d, 10 a. m and 2 p. m., Court Room in the Court House. Pocomoke, February 4th, 10 a. m., and 2 p. m., Empire Theater. These programs have been arrang ed so as to take up subjects of vita, interest to the county, namely, Drain age, Soil Fertility, Truck, and Farm- Crops, Tomato Situation, Forestry, and Better Livestock. These discus sions will be led by speakers especi ally qualified to handle the subjects. The morning session of the regular Institute meetings will be of interest to both men and women. A special program for women has been provid ed for the afternoon session and will he held as follows: Berlin, February 2d, 2 p. m., in the Community Building. Snow Hill, February 3d, 2 p. m., Farmers’ Room at the Deposit and Savings Bank. Pocomoke, February 4th, 2 p. m., Owl’s Hall. The subjects of System of Home Keeping, Proper Feeding of the Fam ily and Proper Dress will be present ed at these meetings by men and erybody is welcome. A full attendance is desired and ev women who are giving special aB [tion to this work. , j VOLUME 41. NO. m ♦ Soccer Team Defeats Denton In Last Of Series Games At Salisbury Friday Last. I WILL PLAY FOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TO-DA Y > All hats off and congratulations to ’ the Pocomoke City High School soc j <’( r team. They defeated Denton, 2 I to 1, at Salisbury on Friday of last week for the Eastern Shore champ / ionship in the State-wide soccer touifeß nrment being conducted by the • lie Athletic League, and as a . r' consequence they will be in more today to scrap for the State B championship game. In reporting the game the Balti- ’ c more daily papers state that although the Denton ians displayed a better forward line than Pocomoke, their back field kept entirely too far be- I ( hind their forwards and the exchange of kicks was generally to the advan- I tuge of Pocomoke City. Both goal \ t keepers played a strong game and'l many brilliant plays kept down the * score. Pocomoke City had the strong ' er hooters. The last game in the State sched ule before the championship contest was played on Wednesday last, when Barton and Sparrow’s Point met at Patterson Park, Baltimore, to com ’ pete for the Western Shore chpmp ) ionship. The winner of this game will play Pocomoke City today at Pat terson Park for the State honors. Sparrows Point was the winner on ’ Wednesday of the Western Shore I championship and they are today ) Competing with Pocomoke City in I Faltimore for fhe State medal. The boys of the Pocomoke team are ; to be congratulated upon their great record. They have made for them selves a name in the athletic circle of the State and it is not only a credit to them and the High School but .to , the town as well. As they battle this . afternoon for the State honors the minds and hearts of all Pocomokians t will be with them and tho absent in , person many of our people will do . some strong rooting. We wish them a pleasant trip and more than all we , hope they will come home with the penant. The Denton Pocomoke City line-up was as follows: Caroline. H.S. Position Poc. H.S. Clark G Towfnsend Roe L.B Sclnfolfielq ’ brown R.B , Henderson Byes L.H Evans liedden R.H Hillman Funk C..'. Lang Pcntz O.R.F Groton Carter I.R.F Matthews Beauchamp C.F Bromley Merriken O.L.F Wardweil Norris 1.L.F.... Bunting ! Goals kicked—By Wardweil, Mat thews, Merriken. Referee—F. M. . Touchton. Linesmen Wenil 1 and Pitts. Time of periods—2s minutes. I Mule Sale Last Saturday Attracted Much Attention 4 The mule sale made in this city onß i Saturday last attracted m' ch atten- 1 tion. It was conducted by Mr. Joe ■ Kmdig, of York, Pa., and the crowd ■ present was, it is generally claimed, • the largest ever witnessed at a sale in our city. The stock was of super- j . i .-r quality and the bidding was all 1 that could be asked for. Mr. Kindig I is advertising another load for sale ir. • this city on Saturday, February th r 12th, and he has asked us to state t that they will excell his last load in 1 i uality, if such a thing is possib. - lie also wants anyone who wishes 1 anything special in his line to write 1 bn at York, l’a., and he will look ou: ? for it for them. Don’t forget the date of his next sale, Saturday, February' > 11th, at C. E. Townsend’s stable. i . A Bethany M. P. Church e Sunday, January 30th—Preaching _ at 11 a. m., and 7.30 p. m., by Rev. H. L. Elderdice, D. D., president of ( l Westminster Theological Seminary. You are cordially invited.