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WORCESTER DEMOCRAT AND THE LEDGER-ENTERPRISE Published Every Saturday at Pocomoke City, Maryland. EDWARD J. CLARKE, Editor and Owner. Entered at the Postoffice at Pocomoke City, Maryland, as Second Class Matter. ! $1.50 A Year In Advance. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1925. CHRISTMAS v Implanted in the hearts of men, there has always been a be lief in a Supi'eme Being. Those tribes occupying the lowest posi tion in the grades of human beings have acknowledged by their rites and ceremonies that, back of all created things, there stands an Omnipotent God. This belief was often the result of the overpowering forces of nature. The thunder and lightning; the sun, moon, and stars; the roar of the ocean; the devastating sweep of the avalanche; the on set of the mighty tempest and the down pour of the torrential rain all these manifested a ruling power somewhere, and before Him the savage in sheer tenor bowed himself and prayed. Relics of this heathen worship are still extant in the names of our days of the week: Sunday, devoted to the worship of the Sun; Monday, the Moon; Thursday, the thunder; Saturday, Saturn s day; Tuesday, War’s day; Wednesday, Woden’s day; and Friday, the day devoted to the worship of Venus. These all manilested a reaching out of early man for something, perhaps, physically stronger and constituting the age of a materialistic religion. As progress was made in civilization, materialism gave way largely to many pagan faiths; from which, while retaining some forms of the old nature worship, appeal ing in the idols of wood • and stone, still there emanated a system ol spiritualistic bcliel founded upon the doctrine of a life beyond the grave—a herealter which was unending, and a condition to which our sojourn here was but a preparation. In this respect the heathen religions are likened to those that followed, but the idea they connected with a lutuie existence dif fered largely from that with the modem faiths. To the pagan, the Beyond was a land where such joys and happiness as existed weit as nothing compared with the delights of the present day. To him the region that lay across the river of death was dark and forbid ding. Regarding its countless years, the worshipper ol heathen gods was not informed, and his whole energy was directed toward extracting from his days on Earth all the delights and enjoyments that were in such glorious reality around him. And when the time of his departure was at hand, and he was laid away in the silent tomb, there went with him such material as was wont to make Iris days here happy, joyous and free. What revelations come as to such convictions, when the stones are laid aside that have sealed for centuries the burial places of Egypt’s powerful kings! Lavish expenditure of gold and silver, jewels, perfumes, and costly raiment, give evidence of the thoughtful care ol loving friends and devoted subjects, endeavoring to proride the future j with some of the trappings of the present in order that the travel- ■ Jer to unknown realms might enjoy some ol the riches he had left when dying. But across the civilized world, then represented by the won derful extent of the Roman Empire, there flashed a light during j the reign of the Emperor Augustus. There, when the nations had j decided upon a universal peace, the long awaited coming oi the j Messiah materialized; Him who had been predicted thiough all the j pages of the Mosaic piophecies as the Savior of the world, the sac- j rifice for humanity’s sake, the interceder for sinful man. In hu man form he dwelt among the people. He preached, and taught, and made lnrnself a brother to all mankind. He suftered persecu tion, was crucified, buried, came forth from the tomb, and arose to join His Heavenly Father, where Me ever liveth to make interces sion for those who seek his aid. And now the Christian sees through different eyes the realm J of the departed. Now a glory and a radiance surround the vision i of him who looks beyond this terrestrial abode and sees, through ; a re-birth of the spirit, the wonderful life that awaits the soul as i it wings its flight to its eternal home. Through the birth, life, death, and resurrection of the Son of Man, a great revelation has been vouchsafed, and now, to him that dies in the laith of a risen Lord, the future holds out an eternity of ravishing delights. The temporal existence is but a preparation for the life to come, and the sojourn here pales into a misty gloom when compared to the sunlight of the coming eons to be spent in the service of the Great I Am. Christ Mass, the holy feast in honor of the birth of the Re deemer, is upon us. The Christ represents the great gift of the Father to a sin sick world. In deep and lasting gratitude, a thank ful universe has emphasized that idea, and memorializes the ad vent of the Savior by lavishly giving of gifts thus symbolizing the greatest Gift of all. While on earth, He visited the sick, aided the poor and needy, bound up the wounded, and relieved the distressed. In the midst of our plenty, as we pour out of our store of costly gifts to family and friends, would it not be well to remember those to whom Christmas means as much as it does to you, but to whom the pleasures are limited and the means to gratify the season’s long ings are denied. Give of your surfeit to him that hath not, re membering that “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these, ye have done it unto Me." Staton & Whaley, Attorneys-at-Law. Ewell & Child, Attomeys-at-Law. BANKRUPT sale OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE | IN AND NEAR STOCKTON j AND A FARM i NEAR GIRDLETRKK Under and by virtue of an order passed by the United States District Court in the matter of F. Burton Hill, Bunkrupt, sumo being No. 4581 on the Bankrupt Docket of suid Court, and by deed of trust executed by Alice Hill, wife of said F. Burton Hill, the undersigned Trustees, L. Paul Ewell, Godfrey Child and John S. Whaley, I will offer for sale at public auction in i front of the Court House, Snow Hill. I Worcester County, Maryland, TUESDAY, JANUARY sth, 1926, Beginning at the hour of 2.00 P. M.' all the right, title, interest and estate of the said F. Burton Hill and Alice Hill, his wife, in and to all the follow ing real estate situate in Worcester! County, Maryland: First: All that farm or tract of ; land situate near Girdletree, contain- j ing 170 acres, more or less, common- j ly called the George H. Hill Farm,) being all and the same farm or tract j of land conveyed to the said F. Bur- j ton Hill from Jerome M. Hill, Execu-: tor, by deed dated January 1, 1006, and recorded in Liber F. H. P. No. 24, folio 10.‘5. Second: All that trad or parcel of, land in the Eighth Election District, j called “Kilkenney” or “Hog Quarter,” i containing 50 acres, more or less, be-, ing all and the same tract and parcel , of land conveyed to the said F. Bur -1 ton Hiil from William A. Rowley and Charlotte L\ Rowley, his wife, by deed dated May 8. 1899, and recorded in Liber F. H. P. No. 12. folio 177. I Third: All that lot or parcel of ! land situated in the village of Stock ! ton on the county road leading from j | George’s Island landing to Pocomoke: j west of, but not binding on the street ; leading through said Stockton from ! Girdletree to Horntown, being all and the same property conveyed to the j said F. Burton Hill and William C. Tarr from Zadok P. Wharton and wife, by deed dated February 18, 1908, and recorded in Liber O. D. C. No. 1, folio 217, the interest of the said Tarr ; and wife having been since conveyed j to said Hill by deed dated January 12, 1900, and recorded in Liber O. D. C. No. 3, folios 311, etc. Fourth: All that tract or parcel of land situated in the village of Stock ton on the south side of the county road leading from Stockton to Poco moke, containing one and three-fourths acres, more or less, being all and the same lot or parcel of ground conveyed j ! to the said F. Burton Hill from Henry 1 iO. Bennum and wife bv deed dated ; Mav 4. 1911, and recorded in Liber O. D. C. No. 9, folio 224, Fifth: All that lot or parcel of (ground situated in the village of Stockton on the south side of the I street leading through said town of f Stockton from George’s Island Land-j i ing to Pocomoke City, and on the east i jside of the D. M. & V. Railroad, being j j all and the same lot or parcel of j | ground conveyed to the said F. Bur-: .ton Hill from Thomas P. Wharton and j j wife by deed dated November 9, 1912,' | and recorded in Liber O. D. C. No. 12. | (folios 474, etc. Sixth: All that lot or parcel of ground situated in the village of Stockton adjoining the land of Edwin H. Taylor, William H. Sturgis and Alfred C. Hancock, being all and the same lot conveyed to the said F. Bur ton Hill from John T. Parker and wife, by deed dated February 25, 1913, and recorded in Liber O. I). C. No. 13, folios 390, etc. I Seventh: All that lot or parcel of i ground situate in the village of j Stockton on the street leading from i Stockton to Horntown, commonly | called the “Livery Stable Property,” (being all and the same lot conveyed to : the said F. Burton Hill from William IF. Johnson, Trustee, by deed dated | November 12, 1918, and recorded in Liber O. D. C. No. 32, folio 138. Title papers and revenue stamps at I the expense of the purchasers. All i taxes to be paid to January 1, 1926. Possession given on ratification of sale. TERMS OF SALE One-third of the purchase money will be required on the day of sale, the balance to be paid in two install ments: one of said installments be ing payable three months from the day of sale and the other of said in stallments being payable six months from the day of sale. Deferred pay ments to be represented by the prom issory notes of the purchasers with approved security and to bear inter est from the day of sale until paid. L. PAUL EWELL GODFREY CHILD JOHN S. WHALEY Trustees. TAKE NOTICE. Creditors of F. Burton Hill, bank rupt, are hereby notified that the sale of the real estate of the said bank rupt will take place at the time and place, and under the terms above mentioned. P. W. C. WEBB, Referee, WORCESTER DEMOCRAT, POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLA7ID Ewell & Child, Attomeys-at-Law. TAX^ALE -OF Property In Worcester County, Maryland I LEVY OF 1923 State aud County taxes under levy made for the year 102" by the County Commissioners of Worcester County, Maryland, upon the hereinafter de scribed property being due and in ar rears and unpaid, and in order to com pel payment of the same, together with the interest thereon and the costs attending these proceedings as pro vided by law', by virtue of the authori ty vested iii me as Treasurer of Wor cester County, Maryland, and as Col lector of State and County taxes, as I provided by Chapter 182 of the Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland, 1 passed in the year 1914, I, the under j signed Treasurer and Collector as |aforesaid, will sell at the Court House, idoor, in Snow Hill, Maryland, on I Tuesday, December 29,1925 at two o'clock P .M., at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, all of the following described real estate. All that tract or parcel of land, to gether with the buildings and im | provements thereon, lying and being j situate in the Second Election District; !of Worcester County, Maryland, con taining 13 ’2 acres of land, more or ; loss, being all and the same land con j veyed to Ellen Rounds from Aipheus i Tull and wife by deed dated Septem ! her 3, 1903, and of record among the ! land records of Worcester County, [Maryland, in Liber F. H. P. No. 19, jfolids 225, etc. and assessed to the said Ellen Rounds for the year 1923. All that lot or parcel of land, to gether with the buildings and im ! provements thereon, situate on the ■south side of the street running in a , westerly direction from Church street i |to Water street and known as Petitt J alley, in the town of Snow Hill, in the Second. Election District of Worcester, County, Maryland, adjoinimr the pron erties at one time owned by Amanda Hayward’s heirs, E. W. Marshall. Mrs. J. A. Stanford and Leo Hinman, an dbeing all and the same property conveyed to Raymond E. Palmer and George W. Palmer by deed dated Jan. ■ 1, 1923, and of record among the land ! records of Worcester County, Mary land, in Liber O. D. C. No. 45, folios 160, etc., and assessed to the said Raymond E. Palmer for the year 1923. j All that tract or parcel of land, to gether with the buildings and im provements thereon, situate on the south side of the State stone road from 'Berlin to Ocean City in the Third [ Election District of Worcester Coun ity, Maryland, containing 14 acres, more or less, being all and the same land conveyed to J. Kinvan Ilayman from Daniel Trimper Jr., and wife, et al, by deed dated January 31, 1916, and recorded among the land records of Worcester County, Maryland, in Liber O. D. C. No. 21, folios 299, etc., and assessed to the said J. Kirwan Hayman for the year 1923. 1 All that tract or parcel of land, to gether with the buildings and im provements thereon, situate near Stockton in the Eighth Election Dis trict of Worcester County, Maryland, ( adjoining the lands at one time owned * by George Small, Isaac J. Davis, and r Francis T. Taylor, containing one! acre, more or less, and being all and the same land conveyed to Sarah E.. 1 .Allen from George Gunby, by deed j dated November 16, 1923, and of rec- j ord among the land records of Wor cester County, Maryland, in Liber F. H. P. No. 19, folios 564, etc., and as | sessed to the aid Sarah E. Allen for I the year 1923. All that tract or parcel of land, to gether with the buildings and im provements thereon, situate in the Seventh Election District of Worces ter County, Maryland, known as a part of the Hooper land, being all and the same land conveyed to Annie Rig gin from Herman G. Parsons, execu tor ,by deed dated February 14, 1915, and of record among the land records of Worcester County, Maryland, in Liber O. D. C. No. 23, folios 22, etc., and assessed to the said Annie Riggin for the year 1923. HENRY B. PILCHARD, Treasurer of Worcester County, Md., and Collector of State and County Taxes for the year 1923. Ewell & Child, Solicitors. ORDER NISI. L. Paul Ewell, assignee of Eliza beth Adams, mortgagee of Thomas Henderson and Lela Henderson, his wife, ex parte. In the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland. No. 3473 Chan cery. in Equity. Ordered by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, Maryland, in Equity, that the sale of the property mentioned in this proceeding made and reported by L. Paul Ewell, as signee named for foreclosure in a mortgage from Thomas Henderson and I/ela Henderson, his wife, to Elizabeth Adams, dated January 11, 1919, and recorded among the land records of Worcester County, Mary land, in Liber O. D. C., No. 32, folios 295 etc., be ratified and confirmed un less cause to the contrary thereof be shown on or before the 11th day of January, 1926, provided a copy of this order be inserted in some news paper published in Worcester Coun ty, Maryland, once in each of three successive weeks before the 4th day of January, 1926, next. SUE M. COLLINS, Clerk. True Copy— Test: SUE M. COLLINS, Clerk. Ewell & Child, Solicitors. FORECLOSURE SALE I OF VALUABLE 1 I Residence Property IN POCOMOKE CITY. I .i i b Under and by virtue of the powtf ] of .->ale contained in a mortgage fro® j Philip Rodbell and ida Rodbell, hfej wife, to George F. Taylor and by hi m t J assigned to the undersigned, L. Paul 1 Ewell, for foreclosure said mortgage j bearing date January 18, 1921 and; recorded among the land records of l Worcester County, Maryland, in Li- 1 hr O. I>. C. No. 10 folios 205 ,etc., and default having been made in the cov enants therein contained the said un dersigned assignee will olTer for salt at public auction in front of the Par ker House, Pocomokc City, Worces ter County, Maryland, on Saturday, January 2d, 1926, at the hour of three o’clock in the af*, j ternoon all that lot or parcel of • ground in Poeomoke City, Maryland, I beginning at the corner of Oak and Broad Street? and running thence by and with said Oak Street northwest erly 45 feet; thence southwesterly by a line parallel with Poeomoke Avenue 133 feet; thence southeasterly by a line parrallel with Oak Street 73 feet to Broad Street; thence northeasterly : by and with Broad Street 136 feet to ! th<' beginning being all and the same lot by the aforesaid mortgage con veyed and also all and the same lot conveyed to the said Philip Rodbell by deed from Arella B. Lankford and Joseph B. Lankford, her husband, dated November 11, 1914 and record ed among the land records of Wor cester County, Maryland, in Liber No. 17 folio 547. Terms of SaIe—CASH. Revenue stamps and title papers at the expense of the purchaser. Taxes will be paid to January 1, ’1926. i Possession given on ratification of I sale. L. PAUL EWELL. Assignee. John >. Melvin, Auctioneer. Notice: We will loan on the above property a reasonable amount of the purchase money to be secured by mortgage on said property. Ewell & Child. BABY CHICKS AND CUSTOM HATCHING. I will start my incubators January 12th and continue through May. In creased capacity and better service. Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red and White Leghorn Chicks. Place orders early to secure Chicks or trays. Prices right. Phono 119. B. F. STURGIS, Poultry, Eggs and Feeds Poeomoke City, Md. Fourteen World’s Greatest Comics in the big-12-page comic section in colors in Sunday’s Bal timoree American. i 1 -■ ~ " I Christmas anh the ■ | Hew l^ear! | What precious usuries they call forth, and, with each year, ( ) greater meaning! It is with the our greetings come to you, appreciat- , i ing the relations of and looking forward to a continuance of pleasant associationj a jj, e days to come. € ) Our salespeople at thfe store and ourself want to express to a- you our deep apprecntiog 0 j the pleasant relationship and good* will you have favored and it is our sincere wish that this holiday season will carry yog to the highest of your desires and S leave you stranded on the golden shores of everlasting happiness and prosperity. . j ' PtXJXOKE jj* Crockett & Crockett, Solicitors. PUBLIC”SALE OF A VALUABLE HOUSE AND LOT % ' By virtue of the power of sale in a mortgage irom Thomas Henderson j and lA-ia Henderson, bis wife, to John T. M. Sturgis dated the third day of j February, A. D., 1920, and recorded! larnong the Land Records of Worcester; ! County, Maryland, in Liber O. D. C.l j No. 37, at folios 167, 168 and 169,; fwhich mortgage has been duly assign-! led by the Executor of said John T. M.' Sturgis to the undersigned, and being in detault under the terms, covenants and conditions thereof, the undersign ed Assignee will sell at public auction jr. front of the Parker House, in Po comoke City, Worcester County, Maryland, on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26th, 192. p * at or about a quarter past 3 o’clock P. M., all the right, title, interest and es tate of said Thomas Henderson and Lela Henderson, his wife, in and to ali j that lot or parcel of land, with thej ..holdings and improvements thereon,' f ritual? on the southeast side of Clarke; Avenue, in Pocomoke City, Worcester; j County, Maryland, formerly the home | . plat? of said John T. M. Sturgis, . bounded on the southwest by the lot .jof die Marvel Package Co.; on the southeast by a street or lane in the t rear; on the northeast by a lot for t meriy owned by Thomas Henderson, , but which he has since sold, and con rveved away, and on the northwest by . Clarke Avenue, it being the same lot - which was conveyed to said Thomas v .Henderson by deed from said John T. • M. Sturgis and Sarah E. Sturgis, his 1 wife, dated the second day of Febru , ary, 19-0, and recorded among the -ILand Records of said Worcester -1 County. rj Terms of Sale: Cash. Title papers land revenue stamps at the expense of I the purchaser. J. SHILES CROCKETT, Assignee. HlllllllllllllllllllllltlllllllllllllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllHHg .11 I •i| meeting# | - | Let us assure you of our appreciation of your pa [ 5 tronage during the past year and by the same to j 3 .ken we extend to you our wishes for a Happy and * 3 Successful New Year. 1 | | I. H. MERRILL COMPANY | t § “One Price Clothiers” - = Established 1862 Pocomoke City, Md. riamiiiimiiiiininiinniinnmiliiimfniHinitnniimiiiiiniiimmniiiininMM Saturday, December 26,1926 Ewell & Child, Attomeys-at-Law. BANKRUPT SALE* OF VALUABLE 1 Live Stock, Farm Implemesb,* Corn and Fodder I By virtue of an order of the United States District Court for the District ;of Maryland, passed in the case of i Grover C. Nottingham, Bankrupt, | the undersigned trustee will offer for ! sale at public auction on what is commonly known as the “Covingtoia Farm,” situate near the State stone road leading from Pocomoke City to the Virginia line and about three miles from Pocomoke City, being the same farm whereon the said bankrupt now resides on Monday, December 28,192 S beginning at the hour of ten o’clock A. M., the personal property of the I said bankrupt, consisting chiefijr of j one horse, two mares three wagoae, ' several cultivators, plows, shovels, : hoes and other farming implemeats i too numerous to mention, ten stadn of fodder and approximately 2M bushels of com. Terms of saIe—CASH. GODFREY CHILD, Trustee. Take Notice: Creditors of Grover C. Nottingham are hereby notihed that the sale of the personal prop erty of the said bankrupt will take place at the time and place and under the terms above mentioned. F. W. C. WEBB, Referee. “How to settle the Old Year out so as not to affect the Eyea” u Potash and Perlmutter stoqpr by Montague Glass, in Sunday's Haiti more American.