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WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST. 1898 t HE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EST. 1880 GIVEN A SURPRISE ON HER 78TH BIRTHDAY Mrs. Rounds T. Payne Given A Sur prise Celebration On Her 78th Birthday Anniversary Congratulations to Mrs. Rounds T. Pt yne, who on Friday, the 21st of the Pi ft month rounded out the 78 f h year of her life and in the best ot htalth and among many of her friends was privileged to celebrate that event. The celebration was in the form of a surprise and while it was of an entirely informal character, still it proved to be an occasion of much pleasure to all present. The celebration occurred at her home on Market street extended, at which tune a number of the friends and neighbors called, extended their con gratulations, enjoyed an evening ef social intercourse ,at the close of v hich refreshments were served, and then left for their homes wishing Mrs. Payne many returns of her birthday anniversary. Those in the company were Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Beauchamp, Mr. Hor ry Lambcrtson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pilchard and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bates Pilchard and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Lang. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mason and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Burton, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Burton, Mrs. George Feddeman, Mrs. Elizabeth Pilchard and daughter, E. Grice Payne and family ,Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Covington and family and Mrs.Archio Matthews. A LOOK-IN ON NEXT WEEK’S MOVIE PROGRAM “Last Of The Mohicans” And Sev eral Other Good Screen Plays At The Empire Theatre. The silver screen will come into its own again next week when a program ef film plays that gives promise of variety, spice and thrills will be ex hibited at the Empire Theatre. On Monday Elaine Hammerstein comes in “Poor Dear Margaret Kir ty.” a Selznick picture and taken from the novel by Kathleen Norris. •\p. excellent cast, including many well known players, support Miss Ham merstein. No night showing. Mati nee at 4 P. M. only. Ethel Clayton, the charming and ipopular Paramount star, will be seei at the Empire on Tuesday in “A City Sparrow,” her latest photoplay in which she has the role of an Apache dancer. Miss Clayton is said to have in this piiture one of the most sympa thetii roles she has ever essayed on the screen and that its strength and appeal is remarkable. This picture will be shown under the auspices of the local Order cl Eastern Star and the tickets arc 28c., including war tax. James Fenimore Cooper’s classic. “The Last of the Mohicans,” and produced in motion pictures by Maurice Tourneur, is the special at traction for Wednesday night. “The Last of the Mohicans” needs no sy - nepisis. For years it has been read end re-read, and has been adopted as a classic by practically every board of education in tme country. Ina Claire, the David Belasco stage star, will be seen in pictures at the Empire on Thursday in “Polly *With a Past.” The story of Polly and her method of acquisitation of past is one that pleased theatre-goers for a long time and brought Ina Claire into long and sensational prominence. Agnes Ayres, the ever popular Par amount Star, comes on Friday night in her new screen success, “Held by the Enemy,”* a picture said to be full cf comedy, yet with thrills enough to make it a fine picture. Shirley Mason, one of the most popular stars on the screen, closes the week’s program on Saturday, when she will be seen at the Empire in a Fox photo play entitled “Ever Since Eve.” This is a delightful ro mance from the pen of Joseph Ernesi, Peat, and in it Miss Mason has a role as dainty as herself. No lover of the best in screen entertaiment should miss it. Subscribe today for this paper— sl.6o a year in advance. Given Hallowe’en Party By Friends A party of young folks gave John Lang, Jr., a surprise Hallowe'en party on. Friday night last. Those present were: Misses Belle Hudson, Josephine Costen, Myrtle Nock, Esther McDow ell, Elizabeth Venable, Wanda Vea scy, Julia Blaine, Emily Stevenson, Sidney Tull and Evelyn Byrd, of Portsmouth, Va. Masters William Veasey, Jas. Ennis, Hillaire Ward veil, Cecil Gibbons, Malcolm Mat thews, Colwyn Redden, Duval Sher wood, Walter Atkinson and John Lang, Jr. Varios games were enjoy ed by the young folks, after which refreshments were served. SENATOR HARRISON MAKES FINAL APPEAL He Asks The People To Go To The Polls Next Tuesday And Elect Democratic Ticket. Senator Harrison has addressed a letter to the voters of this county asking them to go to the polls next Tuesday and vote the entire Demo cratic ticket. We publish the letter in full so that our readers may know just how the Senator feels about the matter. It follows: Berlin, Md., Nov. 4, 1921. To the Citizens of Worcester County. Dear Voter: On November 8 all patriotic voters will present themselves at their re spective polling places and cast their ballot for the men whom they desire to represent them in matters of gov ernment. Every voter owes it to themselves and to their community, county, State and nation to vote for the men whom they have reason to believe have at heart the best inter ests of all the people; men who arc personally acquainted with the public officials and business men of the state and who have ability and long experi ence in dealing with important pub lic questions. In casting your ballot, I ask your careful consideration of my past rec ord as a repesentative of the whole people, and beg to remind you of the many necessary public improvements that have come to our county directl / through my personal efforts and in fluence, which improvements are too well known and appreciated by the people to make it necessary to name them in detail. The Democratic Ticket is composed of worthy men, and I urge that you bv your vote on November Bth, align yourself with the party under whose banner has been accomplished every n itable public improvement in the County and State of which the peo'ple are enjoying the benefit. Please vote early. Very respectfully yours, ORLANDO HARRISON. Built In Pocomoke City; Capsized In The Gulf. A dispatch from Mobile, Alabama, dated October the 31st,\ stated that the three-masted schooner, J. W. Somerville, owned by the J. W. Som eiville Company of Gulfport, Mho. was found dismasted and capsized in the gulf, 40 miles off Dry Tortugas at cording to information receive.. there on Monday from the revenue cutter Tallapoosa. The Somerville it will be remembered, was built in this city short while ago by Mr. E. Jas. Tui+T She was a handsome vessel and one of the largest ever constructed in this city. Our people will be sorry to learn of the loss sustained by the company. The message failed to say as to whether or not the captain and crew perished. We hope not. Big Movie To Be Shown Here Tuesday “The City Sparrow,” one of the big gest movie productions of the season, featuring the popular Ethel Clayton, will be shown at the Empire Theater in this city Tuesday evening, Novem ber 8. Two performances will be giv n, one at 7.15 and one at 9 o’clock. The proceeds will be turned over to Crescent Chapter of the Eastern Star Order of this city. Buy your tickets in advance. Help a good cause and Fee this famous production. THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND, NOVEMBER 5, 1921 , OPENING OF NEW BRIDGE WAS A BRILLIANT AFFAIR Governor, Former Governor And Other Notables Present. Several Thousand Persons In Town. The opening of the new Pocomoke River Bridge which spans the river at this place, a partial account of which was given in our last issue, proved to he one of the greatest events that ev er occurred in our town. Thousands cf persons were in attendance and all sections of ihe Eastern Shore were represented. Every available park ing space was taken and the streets were thronged from early morning until late in the evening. The parade proved to be an interesting number of the day’s program and the oyster roast was enjoyed by the throng pres ent. The only catch in the entire af fair was that the oysters gave out a little too soon, but of course this couid not be helped, as the prowa waV much larger than had been anticipated. Mr. John W. Ennis, cashier of the Pocomoke City National Bank., and president of our Board of Trade, acted as master of ceremonies and intro duced the speakers. Governor Ritch ie, former Governor Harrington, Ciiairman Mackall, of the State R< ads Commission, . Senator Orlando Harrison, former State Senator Ben jamin T. Gunter of Aecomac county, Va., and Mayor E. James Tull, of our town, were the speakers. All of the addresses were short, but all were ap propriate and interesting. The bridge was decorated with RED CROSS ROLL CALL STARTS NOV. 11 Mr. E. E. Covington Named As Local Chairman For Pocomoke. Call Ends Nov. 24. The Red Cross Roll Call Drive for members will start in this county on i November 11 and will close November 24. The popular conception of the Red Cross has been that of a mother to the soldiers over seas, but the work of the Red Cross is still as im portant if not as spectacular during the time of peace as it was during the time of war. A strong attempt is being made to secure a county nurse, and the vari ous local chanters in this county have dene a tremenduous amount of good already in helping the sick and those unable to care for themselves. Many children have been enabled to go to school by reason of the food and clothing given them by members of the Red Cross. The local work is be ing carried on efficiently and well by people who have the deepest sympa thy and desire to serve their neigh bors. It is hoped that this year it will be an increased number of mem bers to help this great work which has done and is still doing such a tremenduous amount of good. Mr. John S. Whaley, the County Chairman announces the following lo cal chairmen: Pocomoke City, Mr. E. E. Coving ton. • Berlin, Mrs. Kate D. Purnell— Snow Hill, John S. Whaley. Ocean City, Ralph Dennis. Girdletree, Mrs. W. S. Townsend. Stockton, Mrs. John T. Parker. " Newark, Mrs. Marvel S. Lingo. The local chairmen will each ap point assistants enough to cover their I' rritory and make a house to house Mr. an( i Mrs. Homer L. Hughes, of canvas for members. Second street. |~ AA card To the Voters of County, Ladies and Gentlemen: I feel deeply gratanßk? the Democratic Party of my county for placing me upon the tn®Hfcpin as a candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates. session of that body I tried to serve you faithfully and well aniffi/Nme tiiat my record was such as to war rant your support of me atTwWfeming election. I believe that my experiqßCfllja the last session better fits me to represent you the coming yeai\ijuj3fl promise that if you again honor me I will serve you with an eye affole to your best interests and the best interests of our good county and State. I a’so ask your support for our entire ticket .believing that every man on it is worthy of your confidence. I am especially anxious that I receive a handsome vote in my own town and I appeal to you to stand by me and the entire ticket in this contest. Respectfully yours, 1 SAM’L M. CROCKETT. AND handsome evergreens from the Harri son Nurseries at Berlin and present ed a most pleasing appearance and the new structure was a scene of ac tivity alk during the day taking care of the traffic across the black waters of the historic river. While many had passed over the bridge before it was taken over by the State the following have the honor of being the first to pass over it as it was formally opened: Mr. and Mrs. John W. Ennis and daughter , Miss Primrose Ennis, Miss Jennie Bennett, Miss Alice Young and State Engi neer, T. A. Ward. There were 1115 automobiles passed over the bridge the first day and 173 horse-drawn ve hicles. Following is the address of Senator Orlando Harrison: Mr. * Chairman Your Excellency, Gov. Ritchie, Ex-Gov. Harrington, Ladies and Gentlemen: It is a great pleasure for me to be present at this formal opening of this beautiful structure. To you, Ex-Govemor, is due great credit and appreciation for your faith ful work on permanent roads and bridges—laying the foundation for better transportation for the farmers of our State. To you Governor, is due much credit for your able council when you were Continued on Page 8. SOME SOCIAL EVENTS DURING THE PAST WEEK Delightful Bridge Function Given In Honor of Mrs. Elizabeth Tyree of Washington. A very pleasant card party was giv !cn Monday afternoon by Mrs. John 1 Stevens at her home on Market street in honor of her mother, Mrs. Eliza beth Tyree, of Washington, I). C. who is the guest of Mrs. Stevens. Five tables of progressive bridge were ar ranged for the twenty guests present. Another delightful affair occurred Tuesday afternoon when Mrs. Harlan Robertson entertained a number of her friends at bridge at her home on Second street. This was given in If.nor of Miss Anabolic Williams, of Salisbury, who is the guest of Mrs. Clarence Robertson. The Tuesday ‘ Evening Bridge Club was delightfully entertained this week by Mrs. James M. Crockett a' her home on Walnut street. Tal ly’s and favors were suggestive of Hallowe’en. Two prizes were present ed. The club prize was won by Mrs. W. Sidney Stevens while the guest prize was awarded Mrs. A. A. Parker. Pocomoke Man Weds Crisfield Girl Sunday Mr. Homer L. Hughes, Jr., of this city and Miss Anna May Howard, of Crisfield, were quietly married Sun day afternoon, October 30, at Hope well, in Somerset county. Rev. R. 11 Wilson was the officiating clergy man. We understand the young couple will reside with the groom’s parents, Former Somerset Man * Recovers From Illness Mr. Harry Hayward, a member of one of the most prominent Somerset fa ini lies and reared at the old Hay ward homestead, Dublin district near this city, but who for come time has been residing in Baltimore, is now re covering from illness which necessi tated considerable hospital experi ence. Latest reports are to the effect that his condition is greatly improved and it is thought that he will soon be' in his usual excellent health! He is well known to mpny of our people and '.lie news of his improvement in l.ealth is a matter of much pleasure to them. BASE BALL CLUB FOR NEXT YEAR FORMED Business Men Of Pocomoke Form Permanent Organization For The Great National Game. A meeting of those of our town in terested in base ball was called for Tuesday night last. The fans met in the Municipal Building and the meet ing was not only largely attended but much enthusiasm was manifested on the part of all present. Of course the purpose of the meeting was the for ming of a base ball team to play in the Eastern Shore League the coming season. Mr. John W. Ennis was selected as chairman and during the evening base ball was discussed from all an gles. It is unnecesary to say that a club was formed; this was an assured fact before the meeting was held. The club will bo known as the Pocomoke Base Ball Club, Inc., and will be cap italised at SIO,OOO. As most all of the prominent and substantial busi ness men of ctur town are interested in the enterprise it is safe to predict for it a successful career. The Board of Directors is composed of the following gentlemen: John W. Ennis, President, ex-officio; E. I. Led num, Lee M. Ray, W. 11. Schoolfleld, W. H. Walters, Sr., James M. Crock ett, E. H. Robertson, J. Harry Young, Quince Ashbum, H. C. Mears, R. V. Gladding. The officers elected for the ensuing term are: John W. Ennis, President; Roger W. Lankford, Secretary; J. C. Stevenson, Treasurer. The Business Manager will be selected later. It is but fair to say that Mr. Enn.s did not seek the position as president, in fact he declined the honor when it was first offered him. The meeting, however, was unanimous in asking him to take the post and he agreed to do so. That he will make good no one will doubt. The par value of the stock is SIO.OO per share. Many shares have already been sold and they are still being dis posed of at a very swift rate. Nov: let’s everybody boost our local base ball enterprise. Baseball Propoganda A Political Trick The Snow Hill Messenger of today will publish the following: “A statement made in a letter from •Snow Hill to the Baltimore Sun of Thursday that a controversy over baseball would affect the election this | year is misleading, and was written for the purpose of stirring up strife between the two towns. When it was Li rned that Snow Hill had been oust ed from the Eastern Shore Base Ball I rague, probably eight or ten young i ir n in the heat of their indignation at the part Pocomoke had played, de clared they were not going to vote for any of the Pocomoke candidates. Most of these were Republicans and they endeavored to spread the disease, knowing it would be to the advantage of the Republican party. That was more than a week ago. It is not like ly that the baseball matter will affect a half-dozen votes in Snow Hill dis trict. “The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse” Coming This world famed picture is coming to the Empire Theatre with special orchestra for two days, Wednesday and' Thursday, November 16 and IT. Watch, this paper next week for full particulars. VOLUME 41. NO. 45 PRINCESS ANNE MAN KILLED BY CAVE-IN Mr. Edw. T. Milligan Meets!Death While Loading A Wagon At A Sand Pit. Mr. Edward T. Milligan who lives on the Gelder Farm on the Manokm , river, near Princess Anne, was in stantly killed by a cave-in in a sand pit at about 10 o’clock Wednesday morning. Mr. Milligan was loading sand in a wagon and was working in a sand pit on the farm of Mr. Robert L. Cus tis, near Princess Anne. The side of the pit where he was working caved in, burying him almost completely titid breaking his neck. He was work ing alone and it is not known just when the accident occurred, but life was extinct when his body was dis covered. Mr. Milligan was bom in Fairmount, Somerset county, and was 26 years of age. He was the son of the late Edward Milligan, who died Eibout 12 years ago. A few years ago Mr. Milligan mar red Miss Jennie Matthews, daughter of Mrs. Jennie Matthews of this city, who with two children survive the un fortunate husband and father. Mrs. Miiligan is well known to our people, has a large number of warm personal friends here and she has the sym pathy of the entire community in the trying hours throu h which she has been called to pass. SCENES AROUND THE NEW RIVER BRIDGE Many Improvements Have Been Made And Many More Are Needed. No one will deny that appearances 1 ave been greatly improved at tin r pproach to the new bridge at the fcot of Market street, but there arc still others that want to be made be fore the section is in the shape that it should be. The most needed im provement is a concrete street on both sides of the river to the wharf, and we are still hoping that our town au thorities and the property owners wall rdopt some plan by which this can be done. Then again the old office of the B. C. & A. Company should be moved away so as to improve condi tions. This is an eye-sore and should be gotten away either by purchase or other means. These two improve ments being made will place things in ship-shape at the bridge approach. Of course it would not have been a mistaken idea to have left at least a portion of the old fountain in its old position. This would have acted as a silent policeman and at the same time added much to the beauty of things generally. But this has been discarded, thrown into the junk heao or otherwise disposed of and is of course beyond all question of rein statement. The thing for us to do is to accept things as they are and thank the Lord that they are no worse. P. H. S. Soccer Team Defeats Snow Hill 2-0 The Pocomoke and Snow Hill soc cer teams played their first champion ship game, of the season on Friday, October 28, at the new base ball park, Pocomoke winning by a score of 2 to 0. The playing was very spirited and rnly the very clever work shown by , the Snow Hill goal keeper kept the score down, as two penalty kicks were take A care of in the highest style of defensive play. Thus far, Pocomoke has played in rll, three games, and in each of which she gained a victory, the losers being Crisfield, Berlin and Snow Hill. The first game, however, with Crisfield does not count in the championship series. Virginia Woman to Run For Governor of State 4 Mrs. George Custis, of Keller, Va., has announced her candidary for Gov ernir of Virginia on an indevendent Socialist ticket. She is the first woman on record ever to aspire to the Gubernatorial honors of the Old Dominion.