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APRIL 2. 1921.
I The Two Extremes II | ■ * One day. a few months ago, a man was in the bank to close up one of the largest deals we have ever helped to handle. While we were busy with this important work, a small boy came to deposit the pen nies from his little toy safe. Roth of these batrons were given prompt and care ful service. What could better illustrate the fact that we are ready to serve all the people— no matter what age, or the nature of their business. I hat small boy with his pennies may some day be one of the largest depositors in this bank—who knows? At any rate it is our plan to give all patrons prompt and careful attention. Isn’t that what you are looking for ? POCOMOKE CITY NATIONAL BANK S Member Federal Reserve System . POCOMOKH CITY. Ml). The Only Hunk in the County "s|g l With Over 51,000.000 Resources r S President Cashier |/ ?| FRANCIS M. W ILSON JOHN W. ENNIS kg) V , 24-Hour-a-day Electric Service Delco-I.ight i.~ made for long, <l-‘- /gjjnWk \ pemiahle and ettici nt >er\ in*. The B s i he.-t mechanic- are imploy <1 in th> f !i V~:'n'i|ul factory where Ihlcc-I.ight is made. \ I Only the lu st of materials used \ ""fSmSspt ' and ' : “'li plant is ivpeatedly test’ d ~~before being shipped. Write for Catalog. J. RALPH GORDY PO(,OMOKb Girv, MD. There’s a Satisfied User Near You iY >sult Us About P Your Building ’e is worth more to you now than eve Don’t let it get in a run-down con It is much easier to make minor rep* nitis a big job. Don’t delay too long in haring repair work done. We give exceptional repair service. Our past experience qualifies us for such work. \ou will find that we can supply all of your f needs and that our suggestions will save quite a bit of exjxtnse rnd annoyance for you If your old home needs remodeling, or if you are planning to build be sure to give us a call. We i rill estimate on the job and it won’t cost you i i cent. Let us knpw when you want us. THE DEMOCRATIC MESSENGER. SNOW HILL, MARYLAND. I * • : : Close-Fisted Henry ♦ • • • • • f • * By H. LOUIS RAYBOLD j • • • 1921. by McClure Ncwm-et'cr Sjmllcvl* ) "I say, liluk*'," Silid Jones, opening Ids ledger with a hull;;, "did you get onto that tightwad H , nr.v loosening up in tin- extent of halt a dollar for that fund our nmiuhle Flossie is collecting for some* hard-up friend?" I should say I did," exploded Itluke, “and she's the Inst one you might <-x --peet lo worm anything out of ldin. Why. I've aetiially been sorry for the poor tisli at times, the v\av she goes at him with that sharp tongue of Iters. "Well, she'll get hers some day." grumbled Jones. "Hut then," he added, his fare shrouded in gloom, "it looks as if we all would for that matter. This pariinilar l om ern is on the blink, my son.” ",\w, you're forever taking the joy out of life." fetorted Make. "I fumy the linn "ill last out your time and mine, just as it did our great grand fathers." At that moment the door opened and Henry Simmons entered, putting a stop to further conversation eoni-crning him. Henry Simmeiis was the least ini porlant member of tin- linn of Hallmt *k r.alloii. exporters and importers. Above him in salary ranked l’.take and Jones ; above him in impnrtnnee ranked the heads of the coinptny —and Flossie, the stenographer. Yes. he was utter ly iiisignilieant. This morning, tis he softly and unobtrusively entered and made his way to Ids desk in a dimly lighted earner, no one would luive gin need twice tit his short, meekly ear rled person, cheaply garbed in au ill fitting s||lt. Yet it was not his looks nor his in significance that Ids fellow rh-rks held against him. It was what they termed his parsimotiionsness. Never In the long years they had assoeiated had they been able to persuade him to Join thotti in a little spree of anv kind, s I l : *JI ft] ff; m _i m\ It Wasn’t the Old Henry. innoenotis enough hut ittvolving tlie spending of a lew paltry dollars Never had In- blown them to a meal or start ed a -olle- tion for a basket ef fruit for the boss* ujfe wlo-ii sh- went abroad. No. Henry was a sure enough tight wad. Cut then, what was la- getting out of life? That was :. remark they liked to make to eaeh other a-, rolling along holm- in dal e's mostly paid for ear. they pass'd Henry, patiently waiting on the rone-r I'-r his trolley ear. Small wonder, then, that his tv cut contribution to Flossie hail caused colllll.cll! rio-s'c V as the • i I- st ill stitution iti the ■•Hire, aliM-dut t-g ev-'ll tin- present tart.,!-, r- o! tile tirm then. sdtes. w la- had into i ted I- r ft' their pri ■' . as a y..- ng thit.g t'l*< .I, fi-otn I: jl s. I . ,,t ta! a rort’e eti-'i- O-Iltse it) ty pew r ' t.s St„. was inosi cordially hale-l h;. Flake and t-'io-s. whom s|,c treated as less t tin it the dust I nth her fe.-t. altd. pr- sipnably, by Henry, on whom she pra-'tl •••; lor eattstie vvif. It must he iamfessed tllilt s|i<- never si to l-other lleitry. Apparently ho was to all intents and purposes tin aware of pel- existence, giving ollt his dictation, receiving the results, approv ilig them and handing them Pad; with never an unnecessary word or glance. All business was Henry Hilt to Hlnke and Jones tier metli mis vere galling in the extreme, and her licensing eyes, Itelit eti them its they suspended work in the interests of conversation or some diversion like the hoisting of a safe to a window of the building opposite, irritated them exceedingly. They would have liked n Huffy rutHcs In the ollii-e. easier to look upon than the sharp-featured Flossie and more susceptible to their charms. Now It might he siip|Hiscd that a business as old as Hallou Halloa would continue itidelinltely. it cer tninly never occurred to Rlake. who had Just drawn his entire savings to meet a large garage hill, to expect oth erwise, nor to Jones, wlio had no sav ings account at all. Even Flossie, when the blow fell and , she heard that Hie last pay check would he made out at the end of thi week, turned quit* wtdte, thus ex hibiting the tirst Inkling of -motion she had ever shown. Henry, ttie Ini- I | perturbable, merely lifted Ids eye* to j 'announcement, then bent them to las column*. I'imr Henry ! Ilf didn’t lih \• imy Milt nf |if rMiimllty. Tills. ■ on.Mtn'il with disappearing hair and tln* stamp iif fortymill year* on his rnntfininr< would not recommend him to niiothfr position. “Wlui* y oil going to *lo, Ili tiy Make nslifii later, curiously. "H rre all In n t ight ho*. I guess, except I'losslf lu-rf. 11l lift slii*s hofii saving her shekels and has a nice tidy little sum in the hank.” •‘Tidy little sum yotii selfretorted Flossie. She was perfectly aware of the poor showing she would make in competition with the hordes of htisi ness college graduates flooding the mail lioM's w ith application* for Jobs. "We've pit u week in which to de cide,'' pive forth Henry in a tone of eiKotirap'iiieut, hut which failed com pletely in its ePfort to cheer. cme week from that day. I’.lake and Jones arrived to timl the ottice empty. No Henry. No Flossie. Hut on their desks Were their pay envelopes utid a sttitcmeiit of repet that their services were tm longer required hy ItalloU 4c Hallou who had ceased to exist. "Where do you suppose Hell is?" asked Itlake morosely. "Also Floss!" said Jones. At that moment, like a response to a cue. the door opened. It was not Flossie. Nor, at first, did it appear to he Henry. And it wasn't tin- old Henry. It was a man wit!, his head held higher, with a new lialit in Ins • •yes, •, lilt to lii* shoulders such iis the ..Id Henry had never known. “Hoys. 'he liepin. "Sit down I —l hope you'll stay un a while longer VoU see. I've bought out till* business." Hhd.e and Jone* did *.t down, weak !y. There was a moment of stupefied silence. Then the two men shook limp ly the hand held out t<< them. I’.ut not until the door hud closed on Henry were their tongues loosened. "What d'ye know about that!" "Saved Ids money and bought out the business!" In the mind of each wti* the thought that the man whom they had cursed ns a tightwad was now in a position to make out their pay rolls. Suddenly Itlake chuckled. "I.<s<k here, hoy! Floss hasn't shown up. What do you bet the first thing Henry •lid Wits to tire her?" Again the door opened. "Forgot to tell you," said the employer. "There'll be a new stenographer around in the morning. Flossie- er— I should *uy. Mrs. Simmons, ami I were married yesterday." lie paused, then with a twinkle in his eye, a* though he wen reading their minds and seeing there the hope that Flossie's sue* .***.ir would embody the characteristics wh IK Jtft ■settee they had *o frequently and volu bly lamented in her, lie added. "Her name i* Mrs. Matilda Parkins ami *he wtt* hind hy my wife" DISLIKED KEATS AND SHELLEY Englishman Chitfly Known to Fame for His Expressed Distaste of Great Poets’ Writings. John Wilson I’mker I’.ritish state* man and author, am] the model for "Itighy" in I*.*r:ieli'* now*!, "t'onlngs hy." wti* born in Galway, Ireland, in lixii. 11 i* father wtt* an Fnglishtnan, who was one ot tin government ofti finis in Ireland. His great interest a* a young man was the I'retu li Iti-voltition. and the many doeniuetiis about it that tie col looted are now In the Hrltish mu seum. He I'lifei'fd politic* and was sm ce**ful from the slot". tine of the tir*t acts of hi* career was to ex pose a fellow otlicial. who had ap propriated lund* to the extent of about S| in in him lie bad tm sympathy with the school of poetry then growing up, with l\o:it* am! Shelley at it* head, and attacked it unfair y u hicll brought attacks down on him bv ! 1 111*1* vbo I li et ew V. I l *. * |o r> turn fur t!,.-*e In r. att:i. ,e.| hi* lit crarv all •i*’ * and . . t.t bime: f more of !.-** ■ ibtoib-.! 'li* life I Miring tin’ ' itier t • •• of IF* life I I bee:.toe ediior of oi , of the great maga/ine* of literature at..! po'itie*. Candidates. Ancient and Modern. We haw bur:-.. •e ! | om be Homans the term "i andidate." .•!■ wlote rotted one. Tin* Human eit izen muounced Id* W illillglies* to serve tile repuldlc in an oftielnl position hy appeat ng in :i Itsi*e white toga. It ua white to symbolize the eandor of 1 1 .* nature, and worn loose. . * ntr politieal prudery make* us *hrittk from the idea of open candidacy. The demure statesman of the popular imagination i* supposed to art strictly on the prill eiple that the ottice must seek the man. Hut we should hardly rail one a politician who was not willing to meet the nllice at least halfway. He would say "My dear oilier, I hear that you are seeking a man. It is a pleas ant coincidence, for here I am."— Samuel Mct’liord • Tot Iters. Chinook Wind in West. Wluit is known as the rhimmk Is a wind that blows from west or north over the slopes of the Itocky moun tain* in the northwestern part of the Failed States ami Western Can ada. it descends as a dry wind warm in winter ami cool in summer. It j moderates the climate of the eastern i Kockies, the snow melting rapidly hy reason of the warmth of the Chinook and vanishing on account of its dry ness, so that it is said (o "lick up" ihe snow from llie slopes and tieigli- J boring plains—laying hare the dry tufts of grass, greatly lo the advantage of the cuttle feeding there. It Is I colloquially culled ihe "snow-eater." A similar wind occurs in the northern valleys of Switzerland, where U la calk the "foehn.’* llfjsge Brothers ' 4-3GDR SEHAN It attracts especially those who are inclined to look for beauty com bined with comfort and economy. 1 i ’.j This is evidenced by the astonishing X number of women who own and drive Df tdge Brothers 4 Door Sedan. f ■ '•.> ' ■ t.r ..< . v w ■*' • .... * ’ * •:s.,a : rh J L. W. GUN BY CO. | Salisbury, Md. | xj --- P Fanners and Home Owners of Worcester County are continuing to place in their homes the best of all electric lighting and power plants—THE GENCO. One of the last plants we installed was for Mr. Harold E. Nock. It is not only valuable for lighting house, barn, stables, etc., with with beautiful electric lights, but it furnishes electric power for operating many kinds of machinery. A child can take carejd’ it. LET US SHOW YOU 0. W. Wilson Sales Co. Kensey’s Garage SNOW HILL, MD. * *4 1 --1 V * * t .J. * PAGE NINE