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WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EBT. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EST. 188 C ANOTHER BIG WEEK FOR POCOMOKE BOYS Our Base Ball Team Has Another Successful Week, Winning Matty Important Events. The Pocomoke Base Ball team has experienced another week of unusual success on the diamond and have re corded several important victories since our last issue. They have cross ed bats with some of the strongest teams on the shore and have out-play ed them in almost every contest. S v eral teams that have heretofore whip ped the Pocomoke Club have experi enced defeat at their hands and e.r toys have climbed well nigh the tep of the ladder as far as averages are concerned. Pocomoke 4: Teinperancevilie On Friday of last week, it being the last of the Fair Series, the Ton peranceville Club played in this city and lost to our bovs with a score of 4 to 3. It was a hard fought battle but the Pocomoke Club proved toe strong for the visitors and they went down in defeat. Pocomoke 1 1; Tcmpetanceville *>. On Saturday the Temperance - .’)lie club again came to Pocomoke in an (ndeavor to even up with our team for the defeat it sustained on the da- - previous. It seems, however, that on this day Pocomoke was at her best find fioni all appearances Temper anceville was at her worst. At least this would be the conclusion when the score is taken into consideration. P was really no game at al 1 the odds were so great. The result was a one sided score of 21 to 5 in favor of Po f cr moke. Pocomoke 5; Belle Haven 2. Pocomoke won its eighth consecu tive game on Monday at Belle Haven, \a., defeating the team of that place • in a score of sto 2. Pocomoke score I four runs in the first inning on two hits, a walk and two errors and added another run in the eighth on doubles bj Owens and Jones. Belle Haven stored both of its runs in the third or three singles and two errors by the visitors. Pitching honors were r.bout even, hut Boylan received bet ter support. The game was greatly enjoyed and a large number of per sons witnessed it. Crisfield 9; Pocomoke a. Pocomoke suffered from overconfi dence on Tuesday, losing its first game in nine starts, Crisfield win u'ng, 9 to 5, before a large crowd. The visitors got away to a flying start, scoring three runs in the first inning, and were never headed. With first and second occupied in the open ir.g inning, Crisfield executed a fast triple play. Wilson bunted a short fly to Knodo who made a quick throw to first, retiring Donoho. Nuth maao ;• fast relay to Miller, retiring Kn de. This with a spectacular catch against the left-field wall by Steinfeldt for the last out, and a home run by Ow ens over the fence in deep left centre, the longest hit ever mad on Poco mok’s new grounds, featured. Pocomoke 10; Parksley 2. On Wednesday our boys went to Parksley and crossed bats with the fast team of that thriving town * Parksley has one of the strongest teams on the shore and they general • !y play good ball. With all of this our boys were victorious over them on Wednesday and scored anoch-r victory to add to their already long list. To he sure the Parksley team was a little out of order or the scor„ would not have been so one-sided. However, accidents will happen and in this particular instance the odds were in favor of Pocomoke whereas most of the time heretofore, when they have “been in a contest with Parksley, the odds were in favor of the Virginia boys. The score of this game was Pocomoke 10; Parksley 2; thus giving our boys much encour agement in their hope of winning out over this crack team by the end of the season. On Thursday afternoon the Parks ley club came to Pocomoke to play a return game and at the beginning of the seventh inning, with a score of 3 to 2 in favor of the visiting team, the Parksley club disputed a ruling of the umpire, left the diamond an 1; forfeited the game to Pocomoke. Po- j comoke had three men on bases with one out at the time the forfeiture was I made. . Mr. J. Windsor Bounds j. Heavy Melon Shipper Mr. J. Windsor Bounds, democrat). candidate for County Commissioner, t is surely Some water melon raiser. On a farm that lie owns in Atkinson district, known as the Chatham farm, he has a melon patch which is a won der for this section. Last week he shipped a vessel load in which the I were 6200 melons of the Tom Watson variety. The entire lot averaged about 30 pounds per melon. 1400 hundred of them were selects and weighed from ( .!0 to 45 pounds each. This is about half of his cron, as he expects to ship another cargo in the near future fro), the same farm. That he is a success j as a melon raiser no one will deny I but we predict he will be a much } | greater success as a county comrnis , sioncr. Let’s elect him. COMMISSIONERS HAVE ANOTHER BUSY SESSION Many Bills Are Ordered Paid And Other Important Business Transacted Tuesday. . The board of County Cominission , ors met in regular session on Tuesday last. Those present were It. N. Stagg. . president; and Messrs. Davidson, , Hudson, Young, and H. B. Pilchard, clerk. After the reading of the min . utes and the transaction of other mi ner matters the county treasurer was , ordered to pay the following bill - : Stevenson & Bro.. Paupers coffin, . SIO.OO. Lester F. Adkins, gasoline, District 3-9, $43.32. J. W. Timmons, Road work. Dis trict 5, $25.25. W. C. Hudson, Road work, District 5, $27.39. , Elisha Hastings, Road work, Dis ■ trict 3-9, $60.08. J. M. Sturgis, Road work and b.aul i ing, District 1, $233.25. F. M. Moore, Road work, District 5, ; $96.25. E. S. Mills, Road work, District 4, $31.00. J. H. Ellis, Bridge work, District 1 4, $40.42. Sylvester Shockley, Bushing road, District 6, SIO.OO. George T. Phillips, Ditching road, | District 7, $5.40. Gilbert Fooks, Road work, District 7, $16.11. R. P. Dennis, Road work, District 4, $14.00. C. W. Timmons, Bridge work, Dis trict 5-9, $74.52. Matthews & Lankford, Merchan dise, District 1, $8.95. M. W. Collins, Road work, District 3, $20.00. J. M. Shockley, Road work, Dis trict 7, $152.75. F. M. Wilson, President of Poco moke Bridge Co., SIOOO.OO. H. W. Lambertson, Repairs, Dis trict 1, $4.90. C. W. Jones, Road work, District 8, $241.60. Showell Mfgr. Co., Mdse., $116.55. Thalheimer & Myers, Mdse., $7.12. T. R. Parsons, Ditching, District 7, $31.35. Gilbert Fooks, Road work, District 6, $10.67. Royal Mfgr. Co., Disinfectant for Jail, SIO.OO. Standard Oil Co., Gas, District 2, $23.00. 1 S. L. Purnell, Ice for Court House July, $3.33. L. W. Onley, Sheriff, $200.00. Luther Timmons, Road work, Dis trict 6, $169.40. U. R. Gray, Lumber, General roads, $90.67. P. K. Sturgis, Jail account, $76.50. The Board adjourned to meet again September 13, 1921. H. B. PILCHARD, Clerk and Treat;. ■ Blankets And Robes Arrived This Week Two hundred and seven blankets ind thirty-five automobile robes of a 1 sorted colors and patterns, made , from the Worcester County wool, ar- 1 rived at the County Agent’s office on . Saturday. Farmers pooling their wool , iri the first shipment may call for their blankets and robes. j The attention of the public is also . called to the fact that a large number Oi these blankets and robes will be sold by the farmers having a surplus. Anyone wishing to inspect them may : do so by calling at the County Agent’s office. Mr. P. H. Benson, of Tangier, Va. | graced our town with his presence | this week and was a welcome caller at I the Worcester Democrat office. and , THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND, AUGUST 27, 1921 CHAUTAUQUA COMES ;| ON SEPTEMBER 6TH THE ATT RACTIONS THIS YEAR TO BE FAR BETTER THAN THOSE OF LAST, SAYS MANAGEMENT The fair is over and the next thing now to claim the attention of our p - ple will be the Pocomoke Chautauqua This popular enterprise will begin on Tii’rdr.y, Soptembr the 6th and con tinue t.ntn the 13th of the month. P. is said by those who ought to knew that the list of attractions this year are of a much higher order than the ones of last year and it is expect.d that the Chautauqua will be a real treat to our people this season. it will be remembered that the numbe's of the program of the last year’s s.s sion were not up to the standard ar.r there was much dissatisfaction ex pressed during the closing hours, .o much so that it was at one time foa? ed that Pocomoke would not have a Chautauqua at all this year. Our local committee got in touch with the general management and we wen: promised a much higher class .of en tertainments this season. In carrying out their promise Pocomoke City peo ple are assurred of an unusually at tractive program from start to finish and the Chautauqua Week will truly L'r- me of g:cat interest. Pocomoke City is truly a Chautau qua town. She*was among the first tewur. of the shore to have a Chau tr.uqur. and it has grown ir, favor each year and under the proper guid ance she will continue her loyalty to the commendable enterprise. We have a large territory to draw from and in all previous years the people have responded liberally to the cause. This year, we are sure, will not be an ex ception to the rule and we predict that the crowds that attend will be as large, if not larger, than in former years. To be sure monc-y is a littb scarce but most of our people will find the small sum of $2.50 with which to have one full week of entertainment and especially so when they are as surred that the program will abound CONFLICT OF WITS IN “WONDERFUL CHANCE” Eugene O’Brien To Be Seen Next Wednesday At The Empire Theatre. The eternal conflict of wits be tween the keen upholders of the law and the crafty denizens of the under world has seldom been as thoroughly depicited as in Eugene O’Brien’s lat est Selznick picture, “The Wonderful Chance,” which comes to the Emoirc theatre next Wednesday. In this production every type of crook is shown from the low-browed thug up to the polished confidence man. Mr. O’Brien impersonates one of those aristocrats of crime, the brainy burglar who takes advantage of mechanics and science in further ing his plan of annexing other peo ple’s property. Other attractions for the week will be as follows: Moixlay night—Mary Miles Minter in “Judy of Rogues Harbor.” Tuesday night—Wanda Hawdey, in “Her Beloved Villian.” Thursday night Bert Lytell, in “A Message From Mars.” This pro duction is from the successful stage play and is the story of a young Lon don Clubman who was naturally so selfish as to require supernatural) n.cans to cure him, Friday—Mae Murray in “On With The Dance.” Luxuriously spectacular, this is a story of New York city in all its glittering, gay white way aspects. The story mvolves the eternal trian gle with some new twists and is said to be so spectacularly presented that ii has proved one of the big pictures of the year. Saturday Special William Fox picture . All-Star Cast in “Scarlet Letters.” Sells Farm Near Snow Hill Pilchard & Brimer, real estate dealers, report the sale of the W. S. Tilghman farm, near Snow Hill, to Captain Conoway, of Cedar Hal). ' with t!io best artists that are to be -!:ound on the platform today. I The local organization is composed i live, wide-awake persons and they -! ere doing their best to make this ses ; i sion of the Chautauqua the best ever * held inour town, snaring neither time • nor attention in advertising it thor ?]cughly and getting (he people cnthir i 1 o(l. All of the work however, should 1 not be left to the committee. They t have enough to do to look after the details. Every Pocemoke City mar,, woman and child should be a Cbau ; tauqua booster and try to add ther mite in making it a success This is i no time for knocking, but a time in real work. ' We want to impress the matter of • laying tickets early upon our readers. ■ Every year there are those who wait : until the last minute to purchase ■ their season tickets and the commit • tees have always done their best t-> accommodate these late comers. The distribution of tickets is not an easy task and we advise all persons who ■ expect to buy season tickets to do so early. The demand this year will surely he as large if not larger tiia i i (vor and you will want yours so as to | use it at the opening session. The saving is yours if you take advantage of the opportunity and buy your tick et early. The season ticket always saves you money. When you are waited on by the ticket committee be ready to your tickets so that they will not ■ have to make several calls on you. There are many to see and in or.'.e, to wind up the matter quickly it is important that all be in readiness when they are called upon. Remember the dates, September the 6th to the 12th. The price of season tickets is $2.50. Be sure to secure yours, and secure it early. POCOMOKE MAY FLAY WITH FREDERICK TEAM But In Order Tc f)o So They Must Win Championship Of The Eastern Shore. At a meeting of the Eastern Sho’-c- Base Bail managers and tile presi dent of the Blue Ridge League, hole at tin- Baltimore Sun office on Thurs day afternoon lust, it was decided that Frederick, the pennant winner of the Blue Ridge League, is to play the Eastern Shore winners a series of seven games, two played on the shore, two at Frederick, two at Oriole Parle Baltimore, and if necessary, the sev enth game at a place to be selected later. To decide the Eastern Shore win ner a series of games must be played between Crisfield, Princess Anne and Pocomoke, and a scries between Sal isbury, Cambridge and St u Michael’s, the winner of these series to play the final game for the honor of meeting the Blue Ridge winner. I’ocomokg will play Crisfield Satur day at Crisfield and the winner of this game will play Princess Anne at Pocomoke Ball Park Monday after noon. Other engagements will be an nounced Monday afternoon at the bad grounds. Let’s all root for Pocomoke that she may capture the championship of the Eastern Shore and then win the pennant from the Blue Ridge League winners. ’ Valuable Real Estate At Private Contract Messrs. Ewell & Child, attorneys at-law, are advertising in this issue valuable real estate at private con tract. The property is located in At kinson District, this county. There are five parcels to be sold and those interested in real estate should read the ad for full particulars. There are bargains in the list, in fact all of the prices are attractive. Benefit Dance For Ball Club Held In Armory One of the most enjoyable dances of the season was given this week by the management of the Pocomoke Baseball Team. The affair however, was gotten up hurriedly and not suf ficiently advertised to insure a big crowd. Music was furnished by Gore’s Novelty Orchestra of this city. Those present from here were Mr. and Mrs. Farel Bowen, Mr. and Mr-. W. Sidney Stevens, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Shriver. Misses Nan Lloyd, Alice Young, Lilliap Rowland, Rosemar Stevens, Elizabeth Tull, Bertie Mer rill, Cynthia Blaine, Sidney Tull and Messrs. Edward Blaine, T. A. Ward, Mark Regan, Hartley Stevens, Ph'l lip Marvel, John Lang, and Homer Hughes. HOUSE PARTY AT PUBLIC LANDING Young People Enjoy Themselves At The Popular Worcester County Bayside Resort. For several years past the people of Pocomoke and vicinity have visit ed Public Landing and enjoyed the cool breezes and good bathing, but we feel quite positive that at no time in its history has the old “Landing” seen a. merrier crowd than the one which spent the last week there. Fully ten years ago the young r-< oplc of Quinton neighborhood had i house party at Williams Point, and everyone had such a good time that these house parties became an estab lished fact, first at the Point, then later at Red Hills, and now the most delightful spot of all —Public Land ing. Although many of the original members are gone, there is still a nucleus of the old crowd and tb.'s years trip included Mrs. E. S. Davis, a most charming chaperon, Misses Nora and Maybelle Davis, Ruth, Mary and Myrtle Lankford, Margaret and Ida Belle Wilson, Ruth Branner, Ger trude Bacon, of Washington; Kath ryn Fahmey, of Frederick; and Messrs. William Davis, Harry Tilgli man, Elwood Dryden, Mack Mat thews, George Powell, Alien Merrill Brooks Groton, Claude Branner, and Roland Custis —and by no moans least in importance. Mary, the cook whose fried chicken and hot cakes contributed greatly to the success of the trip. On Thursday morning last the par ty of twenty left Pocomoke with a tiuck piled high with boxes, cots, chicken coops, cantaloupes and all the provender necessary for an extensive appetite. Sleeping apartments, din ing room and kitchen were obtained at the Ocean View House and the shady yard was an ideal place to re t The party wen t swimming, and those who didn’t swim, splashed, they fished, they, boated, they danced and enjoyed themselves as only a congen ial crowd can do. Visitors came down frequently, and or Tuesday evening last a number of Pocowokians were on hand for an old-fashioned square dance, whhh caused so much merriment that the pavilion fairly shook. Altogether the party was such a succisiit that everyone is looking '-i - ward to a ropitition next August. Prominent Rehoboth Man Died Daring Past Week Mr. Pierson 11. Marriner, a well known resident and merchant of Re hoboth, Somerset county, died on Tuesday last. Mr. Marriner suff°red from a complication of diseases and has been in poor health for several years. He is survived by his widow and four children, all of whom reside at Rehoboth and have the sympathy of the entire community. The funeral occurred at the Rehoboth Baptist Church, of which he was a member, on Wednesday afternoon, and inter ment was made in the adjoining cem etery. The Ladies Aid of Cokesbury M. E. Church will hold a festival and suppo on the church lawn Wednesday after noon and evening, August 31. A tempting menu will be offered and the public is invited. Supper served r.t 5 o’clock. Should Wednesday be stormy, come Thursday. i VOLUME 41. NO. 35 ROAD TO NEW BRIDGE IS NOW BEING BUILT Contractor Wetter Has Force Of Men Grading, Making Ready For Laying Concrete. The new stone road connecting the State highway on both sides of the new Pocomoke river bridge will soon be a reality. The contractor, Mr. ,T. K. Wetter is driving away on the work as speedily as possible and ur less something unforeseen happens it will not be many weeks before the. entire work is completed and the bridge opened to the public. Mr Wetter and his efficient forman have surprised the entire community with the rapidity with which they made the fill on this side of + he bridge. Many cubic yards of dirt had to be placed and a job that almost everyone thought it would take th : rtv days to accomplish was done in about; five days. It was done with the great est of case and proved beyond all question of doubt that the contract ors knew their business. They are now at work on the Som erset side of the river grading the new r road and it is certain that most of this work will he done surely I y the middle of the approaching week and then Mr. Wetter will be in p>- sition to go right along with the con crete work. From present appe-r --ances it will be one of the prettiest stretches of road on the State high way and judging from the job that Mr. Wetter did on Sixth street in our city, the construction of the road w ll be equal to any in the State. As soon as the Somerset side is completed he will go right ahead with the Worce - ter approach and it is safe to say that it will be but a matter of a few weeks before the entire job is done. DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM V. MATTHEWS Former Pocomoke Man Dies Sud denly At His Home In Baltimore. Mr. William V. Matthews died sud denly at his home, 103 N. Carey street, Baltimore, Thursday, August 18th at 7.30 P. M., aged 57 years Funeral services were held at his late home, and the remains brought to Rehoboth, Md., where interment was made on Saturday afternoon in the Presbyterian cemetery. Rev. H. G. Martin, of this city, conducted tne burial ceremonies. He is survived by his widow, who was formerly Miss Lillie Smith, three daughters, Misses Gladys and Lillian Matthews, and Mrs. William Koup, and one son, Mr. Frank Matthews, all of Baltimore. Mr. Matthews, with his family were residents of Pocomoke for a number of years and have many friends in this section who were shocked to learn of his sudden death. Merchants Preparing For Their Fall Trade Conditions indicate an unusually early fall season and in anticipation of this merchants are now busily en gaged in the wholesale merchandise centers. They report that conditions are more favorable than ever before for the buying of high class merchan dise at most reasonable prices. Fewer comments are being heard on busi ness depression. On the other hand our businessmen are unusually opti mistic looking forward to a big and successful fall season. - —— • m Benefit Picture Is Well Patronized A benefit Moving Picture was giv en by Manager Bratton at the rJnipi’-c Theatre Wednesday evening of this week. The proceeds of same were banded over to the base ball club of this city. It is to be hoped that suf ficient funds may be raised to defray expenses until the middle or latter part of September. After that a committee will be organized to rsdse money during the winter for financ ing a team next season.