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WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EST. 188 C CITY HAS EARLY MORNING TRAIN Schedule Effective Monday Last Gives Us A Northbound Train Here At 6.30 A. M. BUT RAILROAD COMPANY TAKES TWO TRAINS OFF A new schedule of trains for the N. Y. P., & N. Division of the Pennsyl vania Railroad went into effect on Monday last. Several changes •wer; made that are of importance to the public and since the pitiful little cor poration known as the Pennsylvania System is so poor that it cannot af ord to pay for advertising a regular schedule for the convenience of the public, we will give our readers the changes so far as Pocomoke City is concerned, so that none of them may be disappointed in the catching of trains. The greatest change is the taking eft' of the north-bound train which for sometime has been passing this sta tion at 10.30 o’clock A. M., and the south-bound local which has been leaving here at .1.10 in the afternoon. You are to remember, Mr. Reader, that these two trains have been with drawn. All the other trair s are the same as heretofore and their leaving time at Pocomoke has not been changed. One additional train has been pul cn and in making note of this fact we v. ant to compliment the railroad man agement. We now have an early morning train leaving here at 6.30 A. M., just as we used to have for mar.\ many years, a train that was ver popular with our people. Many of our people have been wanting a train of this kind ever since it was first taken off, and everybody is now much pleased that it has been placed on the run again. It is a shame that a town the size of Pocomoke had no north bound train before 10.30 A. M., arm still this is what we have been up against for several years. It is now possible for our people to go to Phila c’elphia and back in one day and ha /e an hour or so in the great city in which to transact business. Surely w ■ congratulate the company and thank fhem at the same time. WELL-KNOWN MINSTREL TROUPE COMING FRIDAY Old-Time Black Face Min strels To Play Engagement At Empire Theater March 251a. The well-known Hi. Henry’s Min strels will play a one night's engage ment at the Empire Theatre next Friday, March 25th. This old-time minstrel company is now on its 45th annual tour , and their reputation has always been above the ordinary. Mr. Henry, the owner, is quoted as saying that his vaudeville olio this year is the strongest in the history of his career, numbering nine of the best acts obtainable. The featured comedians are Bill Conkling, Fred Salmon, Bill Scars and Whitney Ward and the band and orchestra are up % te the Hi. Henry standard. There will be a street parade upon arrival of company and a band con cert in front of the theatre at 7.15 P. M. Mr. Henry says this will be the on ly real minstrel show to visit Poco moke this season. Seats on sale this Saturday morning at home of W. F Bratten. Well Known Protestant Episcopal Minister Dead Dr. Henry B. Mrtin, one of the best known Protestant Episcopal clergy men of the peninsula, died at his home in Chestertown, last week, in the 85th year of his age. Dr. Martin was for a number of years rector of Somerset Parish and resided in Prin cess Anne. Many years ago he left that town to become rector of Em manuel Church at Chestertown. Ho had also served prominent parishes in Baltimore and Wilmington, POCOMOKE’S HEALTH GOOD FOR FEBRUARY Not A Single Death Report ed By Local Register Dur ing Entire Month . That Pocomoke City is indeed a healthy place and that the surround ing section also seems immune to dis ease, is evidenced by the fact that the local registrar, Mr. Edwin S. Hargis, did not record a single death during the month of February. A great rec ord and one that all Pocomokians feel justly proud, of. Brother Crabbe and Bibb Mills of course would attribute it to the do ings of the notorious Volstead Act. The other side might say it is due to ■'Home Brew” or good “Old Corn.” We wonder now which of them have the right end of the string? It’s a fact, just the same, not a death was reported during the entire month. WANTS EDITOR TO FIND HIM A WIFE Here’s A Chance For Widows Ajid Old Maids In Pocomoke Matri monially Inclined. The editor of the Worcester Demo crat received a letter this week which may prove of interest to some of our readers. It was not sent as an ad vertisement but only as a request for help along the matrimonial line. We are not acquainted with the gentle man and cannot vouch for his charac ter nor can we give any idea as to the size of his pocket book. Desirous l-owever, of giving all the assistance at our command, we publish his let ter in full so that any who may desire to communicate with the gentleman may have the full text of the missive together with his name and address. The letter is as follows: Postoffice Box 75. Annapolis, Md.. Mch. 12. Dear Sir: Please pardon, but the writer is a Bachelor, almost 40, and a Protest ant. Being told you have numerous' young widows and nice, sensible, sing le young ladies on the Eastern Shore, I am thus writing to ask your kind aid in getting acquainted with one, with a view to matrimony—a Protes tant lady, of course. I am, my Dear Sir, Sincerely yours, S. SAMUEL. If, for any reason, those concerned do not wish to mail direct to the An napolis gentleman, the replies can be sealed and mailed to the Worcester Democrat office and we will gladly forward them to our enquiring friena DELEGATE ELECTED TO M. P. CONFERENCE Mr. Milton l. Veasey Selected T 0 Represent Bethany Church At Newark. * At a recent members’ meeting of Bethany M. P. Church Mr. Milton L. Veasey was elected as delegate to represent said church at the coming session of the Maryland Annual Con ference which meets in Newark, N. J., the first Wednesday in April. He was instructed to ask for the return of the Rev. E. L. Bunce for another year Mr. Bunce was appointed to this field at the last session of the confer ence and is just'filling out his first year as pastor of the Bethany Church. His pastorate has been one of marker, success and the congregation is a unit in asking for his return. He is an ex cellent preacher and as a pastor has few equals. Under his administration the church has taken on new life and if conditions continue to improve as lliey have in the past year some steps will have to be taken in order that the large congregations jnay be properly seated. Mr. Bunce and his estimable helpmate are both generally beloved by our people, irrespective of denomi national differences, and delega'e Veasey’s popularity for the remainder cf his life would be endangered should he allow anything to happen whereby a change in the pastorate of Bethany church would bo mad*, THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND, MARCH 19, 1921 WOMAN’S COUNTY CLUB MEETING IN BERLIN The One Held Thursday Of Last Week Was Largely Attended And Very Interesting. A very pleasant recent social event was the entertainment of the Wom an’s County Club by the Woman’s Club of Berlin on March the 10th. The club rooms were beautifully decorat ed with Spring flowers and the golaen sunshine without added much to the cheer. In the absence of Mrs. Robins, the president, Mrs. Harry Purnell, the vice-president, ably presided. Inter esting discussions on the educational needs of the county were led by Mis ses Pusey and Walters, and plans for future club work were brought out In the social hour following the pro gram a delicious luncheon, so daintily served that it lacked none of the charms of home, was much enjoyed. The program for the next meeting which will be held in Snow Hill on April 14, is as follows: Paper on .“The Advantages of Club Life,” by Mrs. Will Brevard. The committee has arranged for other at tractive features. We hope for a large attendance. 1921 INCOME TAXES SHOW FALLING OFF Only About $7,000,000 Has Been Received To Date. March 15th having arrived and with it the last <la> for filing income fax returns, eariier indications that payments received during the firs! quarter of 1921 would run far shori of payments during the correspond" ing period of last year are being confirmed. Until all receipts are in and tabu lated, which will not be for several days yet, it is, ol course, impossible to estimate what the total will be. Even the Internal Revenue official most conversant with the income tax work in all its branches, Deputy Coi lector Lewis M. Milbourne, says that he can do no more than make a “guess.” Mr. Milbourne’s “guess'" is that re ceipts for the first quarter of 1921 will not be much more than half of those during the first quarter of 1920. During the first quarter of last year remittances approximated .$20,000, 000. So far this year, with only a few more hours of “play,” about $7.- 000,000 has been received. Remittances now being received are, of course, in payment of taxes on 1920 incomes; those received last year were in payment of taxes on 1919 incomes. The great falling off in receipts this year is expected to result fro •> the shrinkage in payments by corpor ations and by big business generally. Wage earners, too, are paying less in taxes this year; but, on the other hand, the "salaried class” seems to be paying more. A list of some 40 individuals, showing payments in 1921 as compared with payments in 1920, totals up pretty much the same for each year. The crowd at the Collector’s office in the Custom House continued Tuesday and promised to rival Mon day, which, Mr. Milbourne said, broke all records in the number of returns handled. Fruit Trees Blossoming; In Danger Of Frost Bite Fruit trees are blossoming. Es pecially is this true of peach, pear rnd plum trees. ’We have still one half of the month of March to endure with its probable blizzard finish, to say nothing of the entire month of April. W’ith these facts in view the outlook for a good fruit year is any thing but encouraging. Every year we experience frost in April and of ten in the month of May vegetation 'f. nipped by old “Jack.” It is to be hoped that this year will be an excep tional one and that the fruit season which has made such an early start may not be subjected to the usual hardships of the latter part of March and the month of April. A heavy frost later on would play havoc and put the fruit growers completely out of busi MM. AND PROTESTS AGAINST NEW R. R. SCHEDULE Crisfield Citizens Much Incensed Over New Schedule Which Went Into Effect Monday. Our Crisfield friends are very much worried over the fact that the new railroad schedule which went in to effect on Monday last causes their early morning train to leave their town at 5.15 instead of 6 o’clock, A Id., as heretofore. A newspaper cor respondent from that town in writing to one of the Baltimore dailies says that the action of the railroad officials “has aroused a storm of indignation among many of its patrons in that vicinity and it is expected that a re quest will immediately be made with the view of restoring the former hour of departure.” Crisfield has never had an experience like that of Poco moke City. For years we had no ear ly morning train at all and it might be that too much agitation might re sult seriously for our enterprising sis ter town. Sometimes it is best to let railroads have their own way for a while, and await their working out of 1 etter train facilities. EMPIRE INSTALLS TWO “MOVIE” MACHINES Are Motor Driven And Eiectrically Controlled. Will New Be Able To Run Continuous Show. Movie fans, at last your hopes are realieed. The Empire Theatre management: this week installed twin movie ma chines and in the future a picture cnce started will run to the end with cut a break. This will eliminate the monotonous intermissions between reels and Mr. Bratten is to be con gratulated upon his progressiveness along this line. These machines are of the Grapno scope pattern, motor driven, clectri ■- illy controlled and use a 1000 watt lamp for a projection light instead of r. carbon light, which is more times Am than bright. They are said to be the only machines made that are guaranteed absolutely fire-proof. For next week the Empire presents a galaxy of movie stars that have grown popular with Pocomoke audi ences. On Monday the attraction will be a J. Stuart Blackton production-- ‘ The Forbidden Valley” with an all- Continued on last page FARRIERS NOW BUSY SEEDING POTATOES Have Been Taking Advantage Of Good Weather And Most Of Them Are Thru Planting. Farmers in this section have been cry active the past week. Many of them have been engaged in seeding round potatoes, taking advantage of the excellent weatluy which has pre vailed. In this immediate section it is the opinion of many that the ac reage will not be as heavy as it was last year, although more will be planted than it was first thought. In Accomac the acreage will doubtless be a little heavier than in this county, as compared with former years, and from Northampton the news comes that the usual number of acres will be seeded. And with it all the outlook is spec ulative. Many persons are of the opinion that prices will be low and the seeding of such a large acreage will work a detriment to the farmers, while others are just as certain that good prices will prevail and that as much money will be made this year as in any previous year. Some, how ever, remembering the conditions of last year, have adopted the conserva tive plan and are not venturing too far this season. It may be that the latter class have taken the proper view of the situation. The fact of the whole matter is that the potato deal is one that very few people really understand. It’s a gamble, to say the least of it, and any good sport is ready to take a gambler’s chance, KEEP CLOSE WATCH FOR FOREST FIRES Great Damage Is Done To Worcester County Forests Every Spring By Flames Attention is called to the great de traction caused by spring forest fires in Worcester county which get be yond control when new ground is be ing cleared. Saw mill engines without spark arresters are another cause of forest fires. Besides the damage these fires do the forest, thereby causing a di rect loss to the timber owners of the county, there is also the expense of extinguishing these fires, a cost borm half by the State and half by the county. Be careful with fire, but if it gets beyond your control get word to For est Warden Avery M. Perdue at once so the fire may be kept to as small an area as possible. His telephone is Snow Hill 44-F. 11. SPRIG BRIGS IMPROVEMENTS Linden Avenue Being Curbed And Guttered. Several New Build ings Under Way. Now that Springtime seems to be a reality, activities have started in the way of improvement in Pocomoke City. Unless all signs fail this will be a great year lor our town as a number of persons arc already con templating building and others hav made their contracts. One has but to uaik around the town to see that something worth while is going on. The Mayor and Council are now busily engaged in building a curbing and gutter of the regulation charac ter on both sides of Linden avenue from Stevenson’s gate to Third street. When this is completed we are told most, if not all. of the property hold ers along this line will immediately put down concrete pavements, which will be a decided improvement. Then too, some building is going on and still more is talked of. Mr. Thomas Henderson is just completing the rebuilding of the two houses on Clarke avenue, at the corner of Oak street, which were some months ago partially destroyed by fire. One of them has been converted in<e a double house and the other built on its form er order. We understand that he will also build other houses on the ad joining lots. In addition to this the new home of Mr. George T. Blades on Cedar street is fast nearing comple tion. Mr. Lee M. Ray, the manager of the Brilliant Manufacturing Compa ny, has purchased a lot on Second street extended, the location being just opposite the home of Mr. Joseph C. Stevenson, and has arranged for the building of a handsome residence, which we understand will be com menced at once and pushed to com pletion as rapidly as possible. Rumor also has it that Mr. J. Harry Young is to build his new home during the year. There are several others who con templates building before the yeai closes but we are not at liberty just yet to make the public announcement. With it all we believe that a goon year awaits our mechanics and that !efore 1922 is ushered in Pocomoke City will scarcely recognize herself as the same “burg.” Sunday Services At Salem M. E. Church Bishop John VV. Hamilton, D.D., L. D., of Washington, D. C., will be the preacher at both the morning and evening services tomorrow at Salem M. E. Church. Special music is be ing prepared consisting of solos and anthems, all of which will be of a high order. Class meeting at 8.45 a. m., Sunday School at 10; Epworth League service at 6.45 p. m. Autos will be provided for bringing all o r our older members and friends to the morning service. Evangelistic ser vices will be held every night during Passion week at 7.30 p. m., and con clude with the services on Easter Sunday. Several brother pastors have promised to be present and preach at ithese services. VOLUME 41. NO. 12 WILL ENTERTAIN THE CONFERENCE Crisfield In Raadiness For Enter tainment Of The Wilmington Conference. SESSION OPENS THERE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 Crisfield is ready for the event. The fifty-third session of the , mined n n Conl'nn nro of the Episcopal Clmreii will meet injß ■ ' < : 'l.n! ton || on -]Sf|§|Kß| I ill rent ill si * ' a fill week. It:.-hell Vf iiliaHHH^l I> e "lent bi.-hop ofHHHH| a.-i'iii'. ' . 'll I" side. This is the third time the ten Conference has been entertained hy Immanuel Church, once in 188'i i and again in 1!)13. The ministers of A the conference are manifesting keel interest in the approaching session, as considerable important work is to be uccomplishcd. The hay Conference, Bjiaj which lias been called to meet during the week, will probably hold one-day session. if V-sJ The preliminary session of the ferencc will be held at night, uay, March the 29th, in charge of RH Rev. Dr. John W. R. Sumwalt, and | will be addressed by Rev. Dr. Luther * E. Lovejoy, of Chicago. The organi- . nation of the conference will be ef- 1 fected after the sacrament is admin istered on Tuesday morning, March M 30th. Business sessions will be held ■? each morning and anniversary meet ings will occur each evening until the Bg close of the session. ■ Rev. E. W. McDowell, who has so W successfully filled the pastorate of V fclalem Church, this city, will of R course, be in attendance. His congre- " gation, we understand, has unani mously asked for his return for an other year and this action has the N hearty approval of our entire com munity. Mr. McDowell is held in the highest esteem by our people and all * of us are glad that he is to be return ed to his old pastorate for another term. / B JOSHUA W. MILES fell ■ RESIGN COLLECTORSHIP He Will Relinquish His Office Just As Soon As The Busy Sea son Is Over. Report is current that Hon. Joshua W. Miles, Internal Revenue Collector for this district, will resign said po- ■ Jt sition just as soon as the present rush of business is over, probably abou l the first of July. Mr. Miles has made an excellent record and most people are sorry to see him leave the impoit ent post. The Baltimore American in speaking of his retiring has the following to say: “Collector of Internal Revenue B| Joshua W. Miles plans, it is under stood, to resign that position the tor part of June, according to repoHjßggy iiis friends. Should Mr. tender liic resignation to i’rcsideifl Harding so early as this, as he is dcrstood to have determined upon nig, Republican State Chairman Gal-.—" cr. L. Tait, who is slated to succeec him, would precede the other Mary land recipients of Federal patronage' under the new administration into of fice by many months. “The office of Collector of Internal Revenue is one which has no speci fied term. “When Mr. Miles goes out his chief deputy, former Senator Louis M. Mii fcoume, will go with him. So will sev eral other chiefs of departments. This being the case, it is said that Mr. Miles does not want to drop the work at once and leave a somewhat disor ganized office force to his successor at the busiest season of the year.” B “O Hara San” To Be Given By P.H.S. Pupils I Be sure to 3ee dainty little “Miss Blossom” and the bewitching Geisha Girls who will help you banish sad ness and welcome gladness. Watch for the date.