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WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EST. 188 C B. R. VALUE LANDS ANOTHER BIG JOB Resigns Big Job To Accept Another Of Greater Importance. A For mer Pocomoke Boy. GETS ENGINEERING POSITION WITH BIG CONSTRUCTION CO. Our good friend Mr. R. W. Hlading o p this district, handed us this week a paper from his old home section. It is called “The Cape Cod Item and lice” and is published at Hayannis. Mass. He pointed out to us an item which told of the promotion of Mr. Ti. 11. Value, a former resident of this city. Mr. Value has many friends here who will be glad to hear of his 1 good fortune and we take pleasure in ] reproducing the article for their bene-! fit, at the same time congratulating our friend Value upon his promotion. The article referred to is as follows: “Mr. B. R. Value has resigned his position as Superintendent of Cape Cod Canal Company, and leaves this week to take an engineering position mar Glens Falls, N. V. The position which consists of the construcion of a big dam. is with the Parklap Con struction Corporation, and will re quire three years for completion. “Mr. Value has been employed on: the canal for the past fifteen years,; wtih the exception of he time he spent overseas in the World War. “He has many friends in this and the surrounding towns who regret his deparure, but we are glad to hear of his promotion. Their many good wishes go with him in his new work.” GIRDLETREE~FOLKS ENTERTAIN ROYALLY Were Greeted At The Empire Thea tre Thursday Evening By A Crowded House. I One of the most pleasing entertain ments that it has been the privilege of our people to witness was that given in the Empire Theatre on Thursday evening last by the young people of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Girdletree, when they pre sented the cantata entitled “The Min ister’s Wife’s New Bonnet.” It was a rare entertainment, filled with humor ’and abounding in choice musical selections. The cast was composed entirely of Girdletree folk., many of the leading citizens being in cluded in the list. The arrangement hi the characters was exceptionally fine. Each one seemed to be made es pecially for his or her part. One rarely finds, even in professionals, a cast so evenly balanced. There were fourteen characters and each one proved to the vast audience that they were artists in their roles. Where all did so well it would be 1. trd, and indeed unfair, to specialize in comment. From the rise of the cur tain in the first act to the closing scenes of the last act, the audience was richly entertained with fine act ing, excellent music and an abundance tf wit and humor, so much so that “The Minister’s Wife’s New Bonnet” has been the topic of favorable com ment since Thursday evening. Time and space forbid us giving the cast and the individual comment they richly deserve; suffice it to say that all did well and each and every one cf them have the thanks of our peo ple for an evening of real enjoyment. It was a pleasure for i’oeomoke to have these good people in her midst and to be so highly entertained by them. We trust that in the not far distant they will be engaged in anoth er enterprise of this character and that when their schedules of towns to be played is made out they will not fail to have Pocomoke City in the list. C. O. Melvin 111 This Week. Mr. Charles O. Melvin, attorney-at law of this city, suffered a sick spell on our street Monday morning. He was taken to his home and a physi cian summoned and as a result was housed for several days. His condi tion is much improved, we are glad to report, and at this writing, although somewhat weak, is able to be on our p.reets and look after his business. ACCIDENTLY SHOT SUNDAY AFTERNOON Cokesbury Lad Wounds His Companion With Pistol Marion Bundick, a youth of near Cokesbury, Somerset county, was working on a pistol Sunday afternoon and the weapon was accidently dis charged, the bullet entering the left chin of his comrade, Harold McDan iel, another youth of the same neigh borhood. Young McDaniel was taken to the Salisbury Hospital and at last ; ccounts was getting along nicely and expected to be home by the last of the v cek. Be careful, boys, pistols are dangerous things. MR. ALLEN ROBINSON CLAIMED BY DEATH Passed Away At His Home On Market Street On Saturday Afternoon Last. It is with deep regret that we re cord the death of one of our most es teemed citizens, Mr. Allen Robin son, who died on Saturday afternoon last, March the sth, at the home of In.; mother, Mrs. J. It. A. Robinson, at the corner of Second and Market streets, ihis city. His extreme illness was reported in our last issue, and while all the town was hoping for his recovery, his passing was not a sur prise. The illness which culmanated in his death was of only a few weeks’ duration. It is a fact, however, that from his early childhood (leys he had never been strong physically, but with it all. continually having to care for a weak body, lie was bright and jovial and. found much pleasure in making life worth while for his friends. Possess ed as he was of a good, strong mind, lie was a young man of extraordinary judgment, and but for the frailties of the body would have doubtless been one of the foremost business men of our town. Industrious beyond ordi nary measure, he worked faithfully to maintain himself and those he loved and found great pleasure in so doing. Many times he was found at his post of duty when others, under the same circumstances, would have been hous ed under a physician’s care. For several years he was a magistrate in this district and his decisions were firm and impartial, based always up on the law and the facts, and few, if any, of them were ever reversed. Allan Robinson was a good citizen, true friend and a devoted son. While he will be missed by all of us the loss will fall, of course, the heaviest upon his mother, to whom he had given tie' most of his life in untiring devotion. His entire life was spent in this city where he made a host of friends, a" of whom sorrow in his death. He wa* courteous and pleasant under all cir cumstances lived a Christian life and in his passing we can truly say a good young man has left us. Besides his mother he is survived by two half sisters, Mrs. William A. Hoblitzell, of Washington, D. C.; and Mrs. Sadie W. White, of Philadel phia; and also two half-brothers. Mr. Woodland R. Coston, of Philadelphia and Maurice W. Coston, of this city, all of whom were present when the end came. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Bethany M. P. Church, conducted by his pastor, Rev. E. E. Bunce. A large number of persons were present attesting the high es teem in which the deceased was held. He was a member of the A.F. & A.M. and the remains were laid to rest with Masonic honors in the M. P. ceme tery on Third street. The family have the sympathy of our community in their hour of great bereavement. P. H. S. Students Will Give Japanese Operetta The students of the Pocomoke High bchool, under the direction of Miss Ethel Dix, are preparing to give at an early date the Japanese operetta “O Hara San.” This charming story in song promises a treat to lovers of good music in both its solo and chorus features and we bespeak for it the hearty support of all who enjoy pret ty songs and clever plays. THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND, MARCH 12, 192 FORMER POCOMOKIAN BECOMES A BENEDICT Mr. John C. Tull Married To Miss Adeile Boith, Of Hartford, Connecticut. Mr. John C. Tull, a former resident of this city, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Custis Tull, and now residing at Hart ford, Conn., was married on February 21st to Miss Adele Boith, also of Hartford. The ceremony was per formed in Boston, Mass. The bride is a graduate nurse of the Anna Jacques Hospital of Newberry port, Mass., and the groom is manag er of the Builders’ Hardware Depart ment of the L. S. Knock Company, Inc., of Hartford. After a honeymoon spent in Bos ton, New York and Philadelphia, Mr. and Mrs. Tull will be at home after April Ist at 18 Hamilton street, Hart ford, Conn. The groom is well known to our people, all of whom will join us in ex tending congratulations and wishing the couple many years of happy mar ried life. Del-Mar- Via Builders Guests Of Adkins Co. E. S. Adkins & Company, the big lumber and builders’ material dealers of Salisbury, entcrained the builders of the Delaware, Maryland and Vir ginia peninsula at their place of business in Salisbury Tuesday last. The meeting was held in the interest of building in this section and the dominant subject of the various ad dresses made was the “Standardiza tion of Home Building Material.’ Several hundred invitations were is sued and it is estimated that about cue hundred and fifty responded and were present, a sumptuous dinner was served and the affair was a most creditable one to this progressive firm. Those present from Pocomoke City were Messrs. Samuel S. Holland, Edward M. Ross and W. A. Morse, LARGE CROWDS ATTEND SPRING OPENING DISPLAYS Show Windows And Store Interiors Brilliant With Charming Spring And Summer Creations. Pocomoke stores were converted into veritable Filth avenue shops on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week. (iorgeou.i styles in ready-to-wear, dress goods and millinery for Spring and Sum -Tier 1921 were lavishly displayed. In • pitc of threatening weather visitors from miles around responded to the cornial invitation extended them and thronged the fashion emporiums of our city. Hargis Department Store The show windows of the Hargis Department Store attraced an unusu al amount of attention and admira tion with their alluring displays and harmonizing shades. Everywhere in this big department store could be seer, a perfect blending of the sea son's new shades of Harding blue, rust, platinum and the ever popular navy. Canton crepes seemed to be ■cry high in favor. The new sport silks consisting of Whipporwill bro cade, Chinchilla satin and Here-N- There were altogether lovely. Also there was a wonderful showing of ,1> ated skirts in large plaids with sweaters in shades to harmonize. The coats, suits and dresses on display are t 1 e prettiest we have ever seen and prices are lower than they have been in \ears. “Exclusive but not expen sive" is surely the trade phrase of this big ready-to-wear department. With its three immense floore stocked with the newest and best of reliable merchandise always ready to serve its customers this store should receive the rapport and encouragement of the buying public. As a souvenir of the occasion the management of the store presented a beautiful carnation to each visitor the first two days of the opening. Ilargis Furniture and Music Store I The big Dickinson building on Mar- AND BRINGING UP FATHER TO APPEAR AT EMPIRE Popular Jiggs And Maggie Will Be At Local Theatre Thursday, March The 17th. Mr. and Mrs. Jiggs will entertain the lovers of musical comedy at the Empire Theatre next Thursday even ing, March 17th, where “Bringing Up Father” the World famed cartoons created by George McManus, will be seen in real life. Mr. Jiggs and his low-brow propensities, his devotion to pinochle, rushing the growler and card games in Dinty Moore’s refresh ment emporium, and Mrs. Jiggs equ ally well known aversion to anything not smacking of society, the effete and highbrow, have made millions Ir.ugh in the pictured cartoons. The doings of the Jiggses in “Bringing Up Father at the .Seashore,” his regular falls from grace and Maggie’s swift and sure vengeance are bound to make the most tdase laugh. Every town and hamlet has its jiggs family, and every family has a Jiggs or a Maggie or a Dinty Moore tucked somewhere in its family tree. Origi nal songs, music, smart ensembles pretty girls galore and a large and capable cast gives every guaranty of an evening well spent for enjoyment. Rev. J.H. Straughn, D.D., Fills The M. P. Pulpit Rev. J. H. Straughn, D. D., presi dent of the Maryland Annual Confer ence, made his official visit to this charge on Sunday last and in the ev ening filled the pulpit of the Bethany Church. He was met by* a large con gregation and his sermon was greatly enjoyed. He gave a short acconnt of the church work throughout the dis trict, showing it to be in excellent condition, and congratulated the Bethany Church upon the success il was attaining under the present pas torate. ket street which several years ago was transformed into a Furniture Emporium is displaying one of th" 1 ggest and best assortments of Fur r.Uure to be found anywhere south of V. ilmington. Here are also any num her of famous makes in upright pi le os and players, Edisons anil Vi - tro'as. This up-to-date store is also equipped with several sound pro f be,.lhs and has a modem record de partment which renders splendid ser vo e. This big house is always rea ’> lo welcome you whether you wish to buy or not. Benj. Givarz Store. The Benjamin Givarz store on Mar ket street held its Spring opening cn Vednesday and Thursday of t.'iis V'cek and attracted the usual throng of visitors. Show windows and inter ior presented a most attractive ap pearance. One window displayed rovelty voiles in harmonizing shades of navy and grey, while the other fea tured the new shades of Harding blue now high in favor. Everywhere were the season’s most attractive offerine's in ready-to-wear, and the new spring and summer merchandise was lavish ly displayed in all its beauty. An ef ficient force of salesladies and sales men were at their places to meet the visitors, extend them a welcome, shov them through the store and give them pointers as to up-to-date fashions. This sore is filled from the ground floor to the roof with the latest wear for women and misses and has so grown in favor as to be recognized as one of the leading places on ihe lower peninsula to get correct styles at correct prices. Miss K. Belle Wilson’s Millinery Establishment In the front show windows of Miss Continued on last Page. FIELD DAY WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 22d Snow Hill Chosen For Ath letic Meet This Year. Worcester County will have a Field Day again this year. The date decid ed upon is Friday, April 22d, and the place is Snow Hill. Preparations are already being made for the event and from what we can learn it will be one of the greatest Field Days we have ever experienced. Snow Hill is cen trally located and by reason of this fact the number in attendance should be greater than upon the two former occasions. But then Snow Hill will have to go some if she. whips the rec ord made by Berlin last year. ® WILLIAM S. HART AT EMPIRE NEXT TUESDAY “John Petticoats” Subject Of His Latest Picture.—Musical Com edy Coming Thursday. First on the screen at the Empire Theatre next week is Blanche Sweet in “Help Wanted, Male” a Bathe pro duction of the comedy variety. Epi sode 4 of “Bride 13” will also be shown. Imagine a full fledged fashion show in a Bill Hart picture! That’s just v.hat you will see in “John Petti coats,” the title of Halt’s latest pic ture which will be shown on Tuesday. The filming of the story took the fa mous star from tne great north woods to the old Creole section of New Or leans. He starts as a lumber jack and is surprised to learn that he has inherited a modiste shop from a de ceased unde in the Southern city. De termined to investigate, “Hardwood” John Haynes, the hero, played by Mr. Hart, travels to New Orleans and there becomes involved in a serio eomedy of big dramatic scenes, laughs and a pretty little romance. Winsome little Shirley Mason is coming on Wednesday in what is de clared her most beautiful picurt “Wing Toy.” Miss Mason has many admirers in Pocomoke and in this her latest picture, she appears as a little maid living in New York’s Chinatown surrounded by all the sinster crafti ness of the Oriental. It is said her portrayal of the role of a Chinese maiden stands out as the best work she has ever done. Episode 10 of the serial “The Lost City” will be shown on Wednesday. On Thursday George Hill’s Musical Comedy Company will present the famous George McManus Cartoon Musical Comedy “Bringing Up Fath er ” at The Seashore. It is said to be fell of hilarious comedy, catchy music and a bevy of pretty girls in beauti ful costumes surrounded with hand some scenery and lighting effects. It is a dramatic slice of real life that is presened at the Empire on Friday under he title of “What Ev ery Woman Learns ’ with Enid B'-r.- netl in the chief role. The story con cerns a young wife who considers life as a huge joke until grim reality brings her to her senses. In the test of fire which forms the thrilling cli max of the picture her hidden merit shows itself and she is able to win her happiness. Popular Pearl White will bo seen at the Empire on Saturday in “The Thief”, based on Henri Bernstein’s greatest, play. The combination of a star of Pearl White’s magnitude and a story as great as this should prove an extraordinary attraction. The Cokesbury Ladies To Give Entertainment The Ladies Aid Society of Cokes- I-ury M. E. Church will hold an cn tertainment at W V. Taylor’s on the evening of St. Patrick’s Day, March the 17th. An old fashioned farm supper will be served sufficiently “Irish” to please all. There will be other features, both pleasing and unique. Among them will be “Rebec ca at the Well,” tables loaded with delicious home made candies, a booth containing pies of all description cream and cake. Enjoyment for “Pat” and “Bairns” alike. Supper served promptly at 6 o’clock. Should the weather man play a trick, come the following evening. Public cordially invited. VOLUME 41. NO. 11 JURORS SELECTED FOR MARCH COURT Representative Citizens Throughout The County Are Selected For Jury Service. EIGHT POCOMOKE MEN ARE IN THE LIST Following is the list of jurors drawn recently by the Judges of the First Judicial Circuit for service at Ihc March Term of the Circuit Court lor Worcester county: Ilisrict No. I—Josephl—Joseph C. Stevenson, G. Edgar Scnoolfteld, Frank P. Brat ten, David Miller, Wm. S. Waples, Wm. -J. Scott, Samuel J. Maddox, Frank W. White. District No. 2 —Grover C. Truitt, J. Herman Perdue, Thos. J. Johnson. Clayton S. Onley, H. Clay Burbage, Charles P. Bromley, Roy P. Stagg, George A. Bounds. District No. 3—Joseph G. Cropper, Thomas H. Purnell, Raymond P. Quil len, J. Green Pruitt, Clifford P. Crop per, Charles J. Davis, S. Thomas Pruitt. District No. 4—William S. Scott, Joel L. Mitchell, Leslie P. Bowen. District No. s—Paul C. Rayne. Wm. Taylor, Sr., Jonn G. Shockley. District No. 6 -Wm. V. Parsons, Gilbert H. Fooks. District No. 7 —Clayton E. Dykes, Marcellus L. Brown, Penniman Cor bin. District No. B—Wm.8 —Wm. B. Nock, R. Scott Ritchie, Mack D. Ward, Zadok .1. Selby, Elton J. Reid, Wm. H. Payne, George W. Redden. District No. 9 —Theodore M. Pur nell, Wm. J. Hastings, Jr., Frank D, Cathell, John Giiliss, Jas. H. Hall of F.. Harry W. Jarvis, Edw. S. Fur bush. MRS. PARADE DEAD AFTER LONG ILLNESS Death Came On Friday Of Last Week. Was A Long And Patient Sufferer. Mrs. Mary A. I araclee, wife of Mr. Ulysses Grant Paradee, died at the borne of her husband on Market street in this city on Friday of last week, March the 4th, aged 55 years. Mrs. Paradee suffered a stroke of paraly sis about three years ago and had since been in poor health. Later she suffered a second stroke, and on Tuesday of last week the third came, resulting fatally. Mrs. Paradee came of a prominent family of this district, being a daugh ter of the late William J. Pilchard. She was a devoted wife and mother and by her amiability and ready help fulness held the admiration and es teem of all who knew her. She wa . and had been for years, a consistent member of the Bapist Church and liv ed he life of Faith. Besides a husband she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bernard F. Moore, of this city. They have the sympathy of our people generally in this their Ac’at affliction. Funeral services were held at her late home Sunday afternoon, conduct cd by the Rev. E. L. Bunce of the M P. Church, her own pastor, Rev. J. O. Alderman, being out of town by rea son of sickness in his wife’s family. Interment was made in the Baptist cemetery. Don’t Forget The St. Patrick’s Day Affair We again call the attention of our readers to the St. Patrick’s Day en tertainment which will be given on the evening of March the 17th by the Ladies Aid Society of Bethany M. P. Church in their church parlor. Don’t forget the Irish songs, jokes, poems and prose selections that will enliven thd occasion. Don’t forget the Irish man’s Pie, and don’t forgpt to put in your thumb and pull out a “Patty Plum.” Don’t forget the pie, milk and coffee that is to be served. Don't forget the silver offering at the door. And above all don’t forget that every body is invited to be present.