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■WORCESTER DEMOCRAT EST. 1898 THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE EST. 1880 DEMOCRATS SWEEP COUNTY AND STATE • GORDY CARRIES STATE BY 24,378 PLURALITY Democratic Tide Sweeps In Comptroller And Gives Party Majority In House And Senate. RESULTS GRATIFYING TO PARTY A State-wide Democratic tide on Tuesday swept the Democatic candi date for Comotroller into office; gave the Democrats 21 out of 27 State Sen ators and about 70 out of 106 mem bers of the House of Delegates. William S. Gordy, Jr., the Demo cratic candidate for Comptroller, was given a plurality in the counties ana city of 24,378. When this is contrast ed with the 55,000 plurality given President Harding last fall the result i • considered all the more remarkable and indicative of an unmistakable swing of sentiment back toward the Democratic side. In the Senatorship fights, of which there were 12, the Democrats won 10. In one fight they had no candidate and David A. Robb, repub lican was elected in Allegany virtu ally by default, although William J. Trickett, independent, poppel over 5 000 votes, considered a remarkable showing. The only real fight which ’vent to the Republicans was in Caro line, where Lawrence B. Towers, Re publican, defeated Dr. M. Bates Ste phens, Democrat. It was expected that Towers would show strength, but that his victory should be as decisive as it was was probably a surprise ev en to Mr. Towers himself. In two Republican counties the Democats won, although the result had been forecasted before the elec tion. In Garrett, with a heavy alfi! iated Republican majority, John W. McCullough, Democrat, won over John Shartzer, Republican, by about 270 votes. Here it is believed that the bitterness between Shartezrand Sena tor Harvey J. Speicher, augmented by the primary, was responsible for Skartzers’ defeat. In Charles county, where negroes cu 1 numbered whites, and where there is in consequence a heavy Republican majority, Senator Walter J. Mitchell wa- returned to the Senate over Al bert J. Lomax, Republican. Here it is fcelicjved that certain Republican friends of Senator Mitchell had some thing to do with the result. Li St. Mary’s county, George C. J-Vvcrly, Democrat, won over A. I h.gsley Love, Republican. In Dor chester, Samuel L. Bym, Democrat, defeated Fred R. Waddell, Republi can. In Cecil, Dr. H. A. Cantwell, Democrat, defeated S. Ralph An drews, Republican. In Harford, M 11- ard E. Tydings, Speaker of the last House of Delegates, defeated Frank 10. Baker, Republican. In Montgom ery, Dr. Eugene Jones, Democrat, de feated Edward L. Stock, Republican. In Talbot, John S. McDaniel, Demo crat, defeated John A. Arrir.gdal *, Republican. St. Mary’s and Dorchester were considered very doubtful counties b" the Democrats, and the ease with which they won is another indication OFFICIAL ELECTION RETURNS FOR WORCESTER COUNTY o go o oo o oI g g 2? H CANDIDATES S S'i? S' S' SS'S S' S' S' I 1 f SS'S S' S' > a'" S'” * a'"’ S'" "■ " " ■* S'" a'”' " r o“ , W 0> *1 nOo n OO <0 *+ •+ rf r+ r+ e* M N M to M to William S. Gordy, Jr., Dem ! 419| 564| 6481 5451 23Q1 133 2181 1021 155 325 130 525 3906 Itobt. L. Dong, Labor. 3| 2| 71 71 1 4| 2] 1 3 2 6 38 Oliver Metzerott, Rep 257 1571 3771 298 691 125 129! 106| 104 240 178 231 2371 Clarence V. Taylor, Soc 1 | 4 2 | 3 | lj 4 5 2 22 Orlando Harrison, Dem 405 559| 562 619 240| 132 248| 96| 162| 307 127 547| 3991 Thos. P. Wharton, Peo 296 186 601 325 92! 174 1821 121 [ 1401 318 204 300 2939 George Lee Barnes, Jr., Dem 366 525 551 492 195! 120 220| 92j 1351 312 149 486 3643 Samuel M. Crockett, Dem 392 538 506 474 1 941 115 2151 92] 127] 314 122 461 3550 Horace Davis, Dem 370 629 528 533 193 j 123 230 90| 1261 313 128 496 3669 Lawrence Hastings, Peo 296 187 617 339 99| 173 196 126 i 14l| 281 184 318 292 b E. James Tull, Peo 293 195 569 345 961 176 193 122| 1421 284 188 315 2910 N. J. Wimbrow, Peo 285 183 566 372 112 j 170 190 126! 149 293 192 331 2968 William O. Shockley, Dem 379 537 552 505 196! 126 223 94 136 318 126 496 3686 Geo. W. Truitt of S., Peo 275 186 588 337 llOi 167 193 123 134 276 195 322 2906 Paul Jones, Dem 382 507 615 487 186] 129 220 93 140 812 140 472 3683 Asbury C. Riley, Peo 278 196 545 345 114) 168 197 121 135 284 190 332 2905 J. Windsor Bounds, Dem 389 526 511 471 186 114 209 82 139 300 122 450 3499 John D. Dickerson, Dem :. 332 468 505 431 169 92 187 84 111 333 121 426 3263 John S. Gordy, Peo 298 228 585 331 100 167 186 117 139 257 185 303 2896 Edward Jones, Peo 250 149 560 359 J 9 188 184 117 128 230 175 352 2791 William J. Pitta, Dem 417 545 571 525 213 128 206 85 133 322 131 477 3753 jof the Democratic swing . Harford, Cecil, Montgomery and Talbot were expected to go Democratic. The fight in the last, however, was very cLse, McDaniel for some reason run ning away behind Gordy. He only won by around 150 votes. Benjamin W. Fox, Democrat, was elected Sena tor in the Fourth district of Baltimore city, defeating Charles H. Heintzmaa, Republican. There were fewer upsets in the House of Delegates contests than among those for Senate. Democrats secured solid delegations from all four distiricts in Baltimore city, Baltimorc co.mty, Wicomico, Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne’s Kent, Harford, Anne Arundel, St. Mary’s Worcester and Montgomery. The Republicans se cured solid delegations in Garrett, Alleghany, Charles, Calvert, Carroll and Somerset. The Democrats took two out of six in Washington count} I\vo out of five, in Frederick, four out of five in Frederick, four out of five in Prince George’s two out of three in Cecil, two out of three in Dorches ter and one out of two in Howard. COMING PICTURES AT THE EMPIRE THEATRE Eugene O’Brien, In “Gilded Lies,” Heads Program For The Coming Week. “Gilded Lies,” the Selznick picture feature which comes to the Empi > 1 T heatre Monday, starring Eugene O'Brien, is said to be one of the most absorbing dramas of modern financial greed ever written. The story is by ' John Lynch and many well known film stars are in the cast. Bryant Washburn has in “A Full i House,” a new Paramount coined ’ drama, another one of those deiight fi Uy conceived comedy roles which have brought him so much success. Wednesday and Thursday the great , Metro picture “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse”, will be shown. , Charles Ray in “An Old Fashioned | Boy,” is the attraction for Friday. In , this production, Ray plays the role of ■ a youth who has the old fashioned ideas of love, marriage and home, and : i the picture is said to be replete with : the genuine small-town atmosphere for which Ray pictures have come to be so distinctive. Eileen Percy comes Saturday in ■ “Little Miss Hawkshaw.” As a waif , 1 born at sea and launched later in New York life as a “newsboy”—com ■ i:ig • eventually into wealth, love and complete content—Miss Percy has a '■ role in which she certainly should i j shine. THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND, NOVEMBER 12, 1921 I TUESDAY’S BATTLE The election of Tuesday last is now a matter of history and with it is sounded the death knell of the People’s Par;y. By their ballots on Tuesday the good people of this county have placed their stamp of dis approval upon that fake organization and have declared that they have tired of the misrule it has given in the branches of the county govern ment it controls. That they intend in the future to see to it that the county’s affairs are returned to a real end true Democratic government, :uch as we had before the People’s Party ever saw the light of day. J They have declared themselves as being against the abuses that have been heaped upon good citizenship of this county by the People’s Party politicians and their henchmen, by their stump speakers in their cam paign oratory and by their hired newspaper editors. They have decided that they will place in office in this county men whose characters wiP stand the real test, men who are not spiteful and are not looking for re venge, men whose mouths are not foul or unclean and who will not stoop to the level of willful, deliberate and malicious misrepresentations in or der to prejudice their weaker brethren against the better element of our citizenship. In other words they intend to recify the mistakes that have been made. Anri this is not the intention of democrats alone, but most of the old J line republicans have come to the same conclusion. They are disgusted at the treatment Senator Metzerott received at the hands of the so-called People’s Party on Tuesday last and they arc determined that their State organization shall not be broken up by a lot of disgruntled democrats who have no end in view except that of using the local republican organ ization to ride them into office. *' i Yes, the “jig’s up” with the People’s Party in this county and the 1 countenances of their leaders are advertising this fact in all sections of old Worcester. Sidelights On The Election. The Democrats had their election 1 in Tuesday last. The People’s Party < will never remember of having anoth- ’ er in old Worcester. 1 i We are sorry for our good friend Mr. John Gordy. He went politically wrong at the wrong time. The prettiest lot of ballots that ever ( came out of ballot boxes were those counted in Costen’s District on Tues- ] day night last. , People’s Party politicians in Poco- i moke City were as scarce as hen’s '■ teeth Tuesday night. In fact they be- i gan to hide themselves away early in i the afternoon. They saw the hand 1 writing on the wall. I All honor to the good ladies of Worcester county and especially to those of Pocomoke City. They worked I right and they voted right, and they ] never tired in their efforts to bring s about a great democratic victory. 1 Mr. Edgar T. Johnston, editor of The People, will please take notice. ' Mr. Harrison carried the Berlin dis tricts by 689 over Mr. Wharton, his opponent, and Mi* Crockett carried the Pocomoke District by 132 over • ( Mr. E. James Tull., the highest gen tleman in the Legislative groupe of ' the People’s Party candidates. Was ' the statement you made in your last issue “pure political bunk” or not? And how about those “expressed opinions of men who have made a 1 study of politics and campaign methods?” ■ They abused Mr. Harrison and thev said all matter of evil against him, falsely, but the people of the county were back of him and he walked away with the plum. Foundations are already laid to get rid of W. G. Kebin the next time and to take over the County Commission ers’ office in its entiety, including the clerk and treasurer. Look out for your hides gentlemen, we are going to tack them on the barn door. It is estimated that one of the greatest assets the democrats had in the recent fight was “The People” published at Snow Hill. Every issue made us votes and had the election AND i been four weeks off and that paper : continued its tirade it is estimated that the Democratic ticket would have received a unanimous vote in the county. Tuesday’s election gave evidence oi • the fact that the democratic party in Costen’s District has a great working ft rce when it becomes enthused. Many persons gave valuable assistance who heretofore have done comparatively nothing for the party at the polls. Let us begin right now to organize our selves thoroughly so that we will be in the best of shape to meet the ene my at the next general election. Ami don’t forgt it fellows, we have got to get Dr. France’s scalp next year. Keep your scalping knives sharp. We don’t know whether it was that bridge opening, the surveying of the proposed rdad to Public Landing, the surveying of the Atlantic’s front at Ocean City, or the bringing of Mrs. Gertrude Breslau Fuller into the county that caused the upheaval. There is one thing Certain, however, the People’s Party got an awful black eye in the mixup and it will have to undergo considerable hospital experi ence before it ever resembles itself a gain, to say nothing of a complete re covery. But then complete recovery is beyond all question. Hats off to Mrs. Gertrude Breslau Fuller. Her coming into our county did us great good, just as her advent ir any civilised community would do. She has a message and she knows how to state it. The good people of this county appreciate the good work she has done and hope that she will come our way often and proclaim the doctrines of democracy as only women of her class can do. She has endeared herself to our people and they hate to sec the time of herdeparture arrive. May she be spared to many more years of usfulness to the party and principles, which she so dearly loves. TO THE VOTERS OF WORCESTER COUNTY Permit me to thank you one and all for the confidence in me! you have again expressed by your ballots. You have ordered me back to Annapolis to represent you in our State Senate. We never had a more important election in Maryland and I am proud of Wor cester County’s part in it. I count it on honor to be chosen the servant of its voters and I shall strive even har der than ever before serve all our people regardless of Party without fear or favor. ORLANDO HARRISON. APPRECIATION ~ a To the Voters of Worcester County: I am deeply grateful for the confi dence you have reposed in me in re electing me to the House of Delegates of Maryland. I shall, to the very lest of my ability, represent the county,and State in that body and hope to be advised at any time by my people as to matters that should have my attention. My pre-election pledges will be carried out to the letter. Respectfully yours, SAM’L M. CROCKETT. PEOPLE’S PARTY GOES DOWN TO DEFEAT Each Candidate On Democratic Ticket Receives Substantial Plurality.-—Harrisons The Largest On County Ticket WOMEN'S VOTE A BIG FACTOR DR. WM. S. HITCH DIES IN THIS CITY Passed Away Wednesday Evening At Home On Second Street After Long Illness. Dr. William Short Hitch died at his home on Second Street Wednes- j day evening last at 8.80 o’clock, after a long illness, aged 83 years . Dr. Hitch was a Delawarean and most of his life was spent in and around the thriving town of Laurel in Sussex county. For a number of years he practiced medicine in that section and always enjoyed a lage and lucrative practice. He continued his profession until compelled by fail ing health to lead a retired life. Some years ago he suffered a stroke of pa ralysis and since that time had been almost an invalid, never recovering from its effects. Another stroke on Wednesday evening last proved to be fatal. He was the author of a medical look which attracted much attention with his profession in his native State and elsewhere. A few years ago he moved to this city, bought a home and had since been leading a quiet life, hoping to maintain his stength by so doing. His remains will be taken to Laurel on the New York Express this after noon and the funeral will occur from St. Phillips P. E. Chuch in that town. Interment will also be made in Lau rel. He leaves a widow, a native of this city, who as a young lady was known to our people as Miss Nettie Crisp. She has the s ’mpathy of our pcopl: in her hour of bercavment. Messrs. Carter & Ellis Improve Their Quarters Messrs. Carter & Ellis, our Market Street barbers, have made extensive improvements to their shop and they r.ow have one of the neatest places of its kind on the shore. New paper adorns the walls, new paint brightens the wood work, new linoleum on the floors is pleasing to the eye and adds to the warmth of the room for the winter months, and three new and up-to-date chairs add to the comfor' and convenience of their customers. The fact is that these young men are in away to take care of their trade in a manner which cannot fail to please. Success to you, boys. Wharton Congratulates Senator Harrison. Hursley, Md., Nov. 9, 1921 Senator Orlando Harrison, Berlin, Md. Sincere congratulations. May your r.ext four years be most profitable and pleasant. (Sgd) THOS: P. WHARTON. Berlin, Md., Nov. 9, 1921. Mr. Thomas P. Wharton, Stockton, Maryland. Thank you heartily for your good word. I will strive to serve all our people regardless of party. Cordially, (Sgd) ORLANDO HARRISON. Returned From Auto Trip Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Overholt, ac companied by Miss Grace Cowger and Mrs. E. F. Wilson, have returned from an automobile trip to New Holland, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Overholt visited their daughter, Mrs. Wilbert Schrock, whosfe home is in that place. Mrs. Wilson also visited her sister, Mrs. E. M. Peterman, at Lancaster, Pa. VOLUME 41. NO. 46 Worcester County fell in line last Tuesday with the great city of Balti more and many other of the counties of the State and rolled up large ma jorities for the democratic candidates. This was not a surprise of course to those of our people who were conver sant with the political pulse of the county. Election forecasters early in the campaign told of approaching Democratic victory for old Worcester an l the prophecied majorities grew 'la "cr as the days of the campaign j won spent. And the forecasters were not wrong in their predictions for the old county swung back to her accustomed place in the Democratic column, the result being that every democratic candi dal. on the ticket was elected by handsome majoity. In fact the ma joit es were so great that everyone was surprised. Mr. William S. Gordy, Jr., demo cratic candidate for Comptroller car ried the county by 1535 making a rec ord run in old Worcester. Senator Orlando Harrison was the second highest man on the ticket and his vote was a most flattering one, showing conclusively that the people of the county were behind him in his tight for re-election. His majority was 1055. / All of the other candidates on the democratic ticket received substan tial majorities, ranging as they did from 350 to 750. Every democrat on tbe ticket w r as elected. They included the three members of the House of Delegates, the Sheriff, the Register of Wills, two County Commissioners and the Surveyor. While the men voters of the county arc to be congratulated upon the part they played in the great victory, too much praise cannot be given to the women voters. It was at one time feared that they would not turn out to any great extent. This proved, however, to be a mistaken idea, for the result discloses the fact that they did fine all over the county and it was largely to their efforts that the great victory is due. In every district they took great interest as the poll books will show. Most of the white women of the county are democrats and when they saw that their party needed their help they rallied to its support r-obly and without a murmur. We know this to be true of the Pocomoke City women and we are sure it was the case elsewhere. Their untiring efforts during the campaign and the excellent work they did on election day are duly apreciated by all true ar.d loyal democrats . It would seem that the decisive democratic victory of Tuesday would put an end to the People’s Party, in fact many of the republicans are now open in their assertion that they will never enter the combination again, and that hereafter there must be a straight republican ticket in Worces ter county or they will not play. This would certainly seem the proper solu tion of the case when the returns are studied and it is noted that nearly all of the People’s Paty voters deserted Mr. Metzerott and voted for Mr. Will iam S. Gordy, Jr. It matters not, however, what their attitude toward each other may be in the future, the Democrats take cour age from the events of Tuesday last and will wage stfch a campaign at the rext general election that will snatch from the opposition party all of the remaining offices and place old Wor cester again solidly in the Democa’uc column, where she justly belongs. , The Junior Aid Society of the I Presbyterian Church will hold a can , dy sale at Matthews & Lankford's ■ store this (Saturday) afternoon, be . ginning at 1 o’clock. You are invit ed to patronize these young people.