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WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST. 189 S THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EST. 188 C ROBBERS ACTIVE IN POCOMOKE * Two Stores Entered Last Week And Robbed Of Goods. Spec ulation As To Offenders. INVESTIGATION EXPECTED TO BRING RESULTS SOON It has been some years since a store robbery was reported in Poco moke City, but last week outlaws of ibis character seemed to take a fresh hold in our community and two rob beries were reported. The store of C. W. Bunting Co., on Clarke avr iuc, and that of Noah Gunby, at the corner of Fourth street and Linden avenue, were entered by thieves and relieved of a small amount of goods ; in each case. Entrance in each case occurred at night and were made by force. Both of these establishments are engaged in the bicyclle supply business and carry a large line of re volvers, cartridges, etc. It was the last named articles that the thieve* teemed eager for as in both cases re-' volvers and cartridges were taken in ; large numbers. It is estimated that the loss in each case amounted some where around SIOO. The authorities w'ere at once noti fied and they have been investigating matters ever since. There is some speculation as to who the outlaws really are. Matters being closely • scrutinized cause some to think that it is a band rf young white boys who have learned to love firearms sport and that they are bent and bound to have pistols, etc., at any cost. As to Ihe truthfulness of this fact it is not for us to say. We do know, however, that such things have occurred in our community in recent years and we had hoped t hat the lesson t aught han ! been sufficient to curb it. And we do hope that .hose who have this idea in their mind are wrong in their specu lation. But w'ith it all it is not amiss to call the attention of parents to the fuct that too many young boys are al lowed to run on the streets at night. Evil is everywhere present and it may be that some good boy, under the influence of one not so good, may he induced to do something that will blast his life for all time to come, ""he best [ lace for a boy, always bar been and is now, with his parents a‘ home. You know then he is out of danger of evil influences. Big Improvements At J. B. Cullen’s Garage Mr. J. B. Cullen, proprietor of the garage at the corner of Second and Market streets has made a great im provement to the interior of his es tablishment and it is one that cannot fail to meet the favorable comment of all passersby. The large show room has been com pletely renovated, newly painted and refurnished to such an extent as to make it one of the most attractive show rooms that we have seen on the peninsula. Mr. Cullen seems to have excellent taste in the arrangement of affairs and he has surely made a hit this time. The new colors are neat and attractive, the floor covering has been selected with much taste and the potted plant decorations are a fitting climax to the entire improvement. It is a bpautiful room. It has attracted well deserved attention. It speaks words of thrift and enterprise for the proprietor of the establishment. . 1 Miss Effie Hops Dies In Cambridge Hospital I Miss Effie Hope passed away ...arch 11th, after a long illness. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. John Hope, and two brothers, Edward T. Hope, of Salisbury; and Coley S. Hope, of Delmar; and four sisters, Mrs. It. V. McCready, of Salisbury; Mrs. George Groton, of this city and Mrs. Edward Mapp, of Wacha preague, Va.; and Mrs. B. ±. Savage, of Locustville. Va. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3.30 al the home of her sister, Mrs. George Groton, of this city, conducted tby Rev. A. A. Bischell, of Cokesbury, as sisted by Rev. J. O. Alderman. Inter ment was made in the Baptist ceme tery. J. SHILES CROCKETT J. SMILES CROCKETT i MAKES A SUGGESTION Advocates Establishment Of A Gas : Plant In Pocomoke City In Suggestion To Voters. The following communication from rne of our prominent citizens, will, we are sure, be read with much interest I by the people of our town: March 25, 1921. Mr. Editor:—As the time for our town election is nearly here, I wish . to suggest to the voters the manifest j importance of electing to the town of fices those persons only who will use . j their utmost endeavors to procure the j introduction in*o Pocomoke City of i j Gas for lighting, heating and cooking purposes. In a town of this size Gas i has become a household necessity, so i varied are its uses, and in all of its uses it is efficient, safe and economi cal. Our neighbor towns are supplied with Gas; I am informed that they use it in Salisbury, in Delmar, in Crisfield, and my informants tell me that in those towns they could not get along without it. Is there any reason l why households of Salisbury or Cris : field may do their cooking upon the quick, clean and economical Gas stove, while the households of Poco moke City must put up with the Wood Stove, Coal Stove or Oil Stove of . years gone by, with all the attendant drudgery? I am not reflecting upon any public action of the Town Offi cers. He who serves the public serves an exacting ami unreasonable and thankless master. But I do believe that the people of this town shou’d make this question of the introduction of Gas the lending issue in this elect ion and in all elections to come until we are no longer denied the use of : this household necessity. J. SHILES CROCKETT. JAMES CARDINAL GIBBONS DEAD Country Mourns The Passing Of Great Churchman Who Was So Greatly Beloved. James Cardinal Gibbons, archbish cj of the diocese of Baltimore, and the second American to be elevated lo the Cardinalatc, died Thursday morning at 11.33 o’clock, at his resi di nee on North Charles street, Balti more. He had reached the ripe age of 86 years and was active in the ser vice of his church until the end and had served in the priesthood for 60 years. The final stage of the Cardinal’s illness began on Sunday. After hav \ ing recovered sufficiently from the failure of his health in November to j be able to move about his home and j even to go out, the Cardinal became very much weaker on Sunday and i was unable to leave his bed. His ' heart action became alarmingly weak , and his temperature fell on that day. ! Since that time his physician, Dr. 1 - Charles O’Donovan, had been in con - j stant attendance, but it was felt that the Cardinal could not again manifest the remarkable recuperative powers v hich he had shown several months . ago. Under these conditions his death had been expected any time since Sunday. Cardinal Gibbons was a lovable character and was held in the highest esteem by Marylanders generally, ir | respective of religious differences. Hk i passing will be mourned not only b the citizens of the great city in which lie lived and by the good State cf : Maryland, but the other States of our | great Union together with the na i tions of the earth will shed tears at the news of his detail, for he was a : man of international prominence and , esteem. Mr. Chris Phillips Died At Williamsburg [' ; Mr. Chris Phillips, a former resi , dent of this city and known to many i of our people, died at the Williams • burg, Va., asylum last week and his : remains were taken to his old home ’ in Accomac cciu.ty for burial. Mr, -, Phillips had his faults (who of us have not) and we are sorry that he -! had, but we cannot refrain from ex it reusing sorrow at his death. THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND, MARCH 26, 1921 SOIL TESTING WEEK FOR WORCESTER FARMERS Rules Here Set Forth For Proceedings.—All Should Take Advantage Of This Opportunity. The lime requirement soil testing; campaign as conducted last year met with such favor among the farmers that it has been deemed wise by the, L'epartmcnt to set apart the first week in April as soil testing week for ( Worcester county. The campaign will he conducted exactly the same as it was last year, except that instead of having one day, a week has been set apart. In order to make it more convenient is necessary that the samples of soil be properly taken. With a spade or shovel dig a square hole lo the depth of about six inches, lay a piece of clean paper in the bottom of the hole and then shave a thin slice from one side of the hole, allowing the soil to fall on the paper. Lift the paper and roil slice from the hole and proceed to another place in the same field and repeat the operation. If the field is small and fairly uni form, two holes willl be sufficient to give a representati\e samnie, but if the field is large and uneven it will be better to secure sa. '.pies from at least four different places. The sam ples thus secured from different plat es in the same field should then be' mixed together and from the mixture j a half pint of soil should be taken for the test. This half-pint sample should be wrapped in paper or put in a clean; LIME REQUIREMENT SOIL TESTS Location of farm Field No. 1 Field No. 2 Field No. 3 Size of the field? Crops of the field last four years When was last lime applied? How much lime was used ? Does clover grow well ? Name Address EMPIRE PHOTO PLAYS I FOR COMING WEEK Notable Film Stars In Variety Pro gram At Local Theater For After Easter Week. Briefly sketched below is an out line of the program of film plays t • ; be seen at the Empire. Theatre next ( week. ‘ ( “The De d to Pay,” a powerful mystery drama, based on one of the most amazing scientific discoveries of 1 Iho decade, and adapted from the 1 well-known mystery novel by Frar , .es Nimmo Greene, will be shown on | Monday. i The attraction on Tuesday is Thomas H. Inee’s latest Paramount Artcraft feature, “L’Apache,” fcatur- 1 irg Dorothy Dalton. It is a story of 1 love and adventure in the Latin quar- 1 tei of the French capital. This is 1 said to be chc best picture Miss Dal- I ton ever appeared in. 1 Admirers of Buck Jones evidently 1 Lave a great treat in store for them in his newest William Fox production, 1 “The Big Punch” which is coming on Wednesday. From the stout-hearted 1 Bim in “Just Pals” and the fighting cowboy in “Two Moons,” Buck chang i es to a tender but stout-hearted cir- < cuit rider of the hills, who fights in < o*her ways than with the six-shooter. < Viola Dana now r has the role of a chorus girl whose specialty is shim- i my dancing. Advance reports indi- : cate that the vest-pocket star’s many admirers will discover when “The “The Chorus Girl’s Romance” will be i shownon Thursday, that Miss Dana shakes a wicked shoulder. In the i Contnucd on Page 7 J and hag and numbered or marked on the ! outside of the package. The samples from each field should he wrapped j end numbered separately, then all !; acked together in a box or package | for shipment. In ored to make it more convenient 1 for farmers all over the county, those : n the northern section of the county will bring their samples of soil, neat ]y packed, to the Berlin Hardware Company, those of the southern see tion will bring their samples to the Peninsula Produce Exchange offices r.t Pocomoke, while those in the cen tral section will bring their samples to the County Agent’s office in the Court House. The County Agent will then collect the samples from Poco moke and Berlin and will ship them all direct from his office to the Mary land Experiment Station, where the\ vill be tested and results returned to the County Agent’s office to be sent to the respective farmers. Before the package is wrapped for shipment fill out the slip at the bot tom of this article, tear off, attach ic to the sample, keep a copy for ref erence. This is important since the ; result of the test will lie reported to | \on by number and it will be neces j :■ ary that you know the fields corres ; ponding lo the numbers. MR. WILLIAM S. QUINN WILL GO TO HAMPTON To Take Charge Of The Coston Company Big Seafood Plant In That City. Mr. William S. Qainn, of Crisfield, and one of the best known young men ol the Eastern Shore, left his home in ! Crisfield this week and has gone to J Hampton, Va., where he will reside in i the future. For some time he has j been connected with the Holland Ga- j rage in the position of sales manager, hut “Bill” you know, is always look ing for something better. He has as fociated himself with The Coston Company, large seafood dealers, and will assume the management of their Hampton plant. Mr. Samuel S. Cos ton, president and founder of this large firm, contemplates retiring from active business and has secured the services of Mr. Quinn. The Coston Company could not have made a better selection. Our friend Quinn has had large and varied experience in the business world and is especially well fitted for the posi tion he is to assume. For a number of years he was with the great Arm cur company and was a great success on the road. In all of his business ex periences ho has made good and we are sure he will succeed in his new role. He is well known to most of our people, having made weekly visits to our town for years, and all of them will wish him the greatest success in his management of The Coston Com pany. POCOMOKE CONTRACTOR SUSTAINS INJURIES Mr. Samuel S. Holland Falls From House Roof And Is Badly Bruised. Mr. Samuel S. Holland, on: of our most respective citizens and a prom • inent contractor of this city, fell from a house roof on Friday afternoon last and sustained serious and painful in juries. Mr. Holland had contracted to build a granary on the Eagle Mills lot on Clarke avenue for Mr. Raymond C. Dryden and it was while engaged at Hi is work that the accident occurred. With his force of men he was putting a galvanized iron roof on the build ing. His position was near the peak of the roof and while thus at work he missed his fooling, slided down the iron to the eaves and thence to the ground. The distance of the fall in the clear was about ten feet and fortunately for Mr. Holland ho fell on smooth soil and he was thus probably raved from more serious injuries. He was taken up hurriedly and car ried to his heme on Second street and physicians were immediately sum moned. An examination revealed the fact that he was badly bruised and that no bones were broken except o'e rib. He received the proper medica 1 attention from his physicians and since has been confined to his room. At times he has been in a state of un consciousness but his doctors think lie will finally bo restored to health, the only thing against him being his age. The accident caused much alarm among our people. Mr. Holland is one cf our best citizens, is held in the highest esteem by the whole commu nity, and ihnt he should be called up on to suffer such an affiliction, espec ially at this time of life, is a matter of much sorrow to his friends gener ally. He and iiis family have the sympa thy of the community and all are hop ing that he will yield to the treat ment of his physician and bo saved to many years of life among us. STATE POLICEMEN ARE ON THE JOB Commissioner Baughman’s Report For Last Week Stales That Fines Have Doubled. Evidence of the activity of the new- State police is seen in the report of Motor Vehicle Commissioner Baugh man on automobile fines for last week, which shows a total of $3,661 collected In 55 towns in the State. City fines amounted to $1,040, mak ing a total ot $4,691. These figures more than double I hose of the previous week. Hereto lore city and county fines have beer running along about even as a rule, with the city usually paying a slight ly larger amount. Last week the tables were reversed and the counties outdid the city in the matter of fines. The fines were for \ arious violations ef the law, among them being for Laving the wrong kind of glass in their headlights; using dirty and swinging markers, having no mirror, alllowing cut-outs to remain open and operating overloaded trucks. Pocomoke City’s fines for the last week amounted to $172. Visits Pocomoke Before Sailing For Phillipines Dr. Walter Richards, with the rank of Captain in the Medical Corps of the United States Army, has been in our town this week on a visit to his father, Mr. Theodore A. Richards, on Fourth street. He wps accompanied by Mrs. Richards and their two chil dren. Captain Richards has for some time been stationed at Fort DuPont, Del., but has recently been ordered to the Phillipines for service. He ana his family will leave Delaware on Tuesday next for San Francisco and ipon their arrival at the Pacific sea pi rt will immediately sail for the I hillipines, taking with them the best wishes of their friends for a pleasant and safe journey and a successful stay in their new quarters. VOLUME 41. NO. 13 P. H. S. STUDENTS WIN IN DEBATES Home Teams Win Four Notable Victories On Friday Of Last Week. PUPILS WERE DIRECTED BY MISS EVELYN GARDNER On Friday night, March 18th, an Inter-School Debate was held under the auspices of the High School Pub lic Discussion League of Maryland, which has its headquarters at the University of Maryland, under the di rection of Prof. C. S. Richardson. Pocomoke High School, as a mem ber of the League, had two teams— a negative and an affirmative, chosen and directed by Miss Evelyn Gardner, head of the English department. Those selected to represent Poco moke’s affirmatives were: Miss Por tia Alderman and Miss Cynthia Blaine of the class of 1921. Those se lected for the negative were Miss Elizabeth Tull of the class of 1821, and Miss Olga Wulff of the class of 1922. The High Schools at Berlin, Stock lon and Snow Hill also had two teams and debated, on the same night, the same subject: Resolved: “That the United States should adopt some sys tem of Compulsory Military Train ing.” According to the plan adopted by the League, the affirmative team of each school remained at home and de bated a visiting negative team. The schedule of Friday night was as fol lows: Pocomoke City, affirmative at home vs. Stockton, negative. Stockton affirmative at home vs Berlin negative. Berlin affirmative at home vs. Snow Hill negative. Snow Hill affirmative at home vs. Pocomoke Ci+v negative. The outcome of the debate was in tensely gratifying to the faculty, stu dent-body and friends of the Poco moke High School, for our teams were victorious, Pocomoke’s affinm ■ live winning at home, and the nega tive winning at Snow Hill. Pocomoke won another honor at Snow Hill, for the judges in render ing their decision, declared Miss Olga Wulff to be the best debater of the evening, and Miss Elizabeth Tull the second best debater. Pocomoke High School was the on ly school in the county which had both victorious negative and affirma tive teams. The outcome of the de bates being: Snow Hill won debate with Berlin affirmative at Berlin; Berlin’s nega tive won debate with Stockton’s af firmative at Stockton; Pocomoke’s negative won debate with Snow Hill’s affirmative at Snow Hill and Poco moke’s affirmative won debate with Stockton’s negative at Pocomoke. We are justly proud of our two winning teams, and take this oppor tunity of congrtulating them upon their success. Young Ladies Will Open Dancing School Wednesday Misses Mary and Henrietta Som merkamp opened their dancing school last Wednesday at the Armory and enrolled many young people. The opening exercises were very interest ing and entertaining to all the chil dren and their parents. The Misse.- Sommerkamp gave a demonstration (f their method of teaching. They will conduct two separate classes for children, one for girls from 4 to It vears of age, in fancy and folk danc ing, physical culture and interpretive work. The other class will be for hoys and girls in ball room and round dancing. All who have not already enrolled are invited to do so on Wed nesday, March 30th. The charges are $4 for entire course ending May 11th. Accomack County To Have Concrete Road It is rumored that bids are out for nine miles of concrete road to be built af an early date extending from Tas ley to Rue, Va. This is good news not only to Virginians but to Mary landers as well and we sincerely hope the report is true.