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< > national Service Supporting Local Interests il < > . ' * > < > 4 > V The Welding of the Mighty Chains FIE strongest chain is that made of the most powerful links, and just so;; •ong is the business chain of a community as its citizens choose to make it. 3| ne ideally welded chain of commerce is that wherein the man who receives ;; is pay begins his rounds of the stores of his home town, paying here and ;; is obligations. Each day takes the ideal citizen to one or the other of the II ,wn temples of commerce. The business man in turn proceeds to the bank, ;; bank in its turn gives out the money in pay for the following week, thus ;; v mighty chain by keeping business within the community. 31 VL: The man who welds the chain is the man who profits most in its 31 4 • <5 with These Merchants and support our home industries. ;; Mutual patronage brings mutual Prosperity !! D. H. BRADFORD & SON Farm Machinery ractors, The I. 11. C. 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Batteries Recharged < i < > < * t > < I THE DEMOCRATIC MESSENGER, SNOW HILL, MARYLAND. *•••■ ♦ • * * The Chinese Cabinet i— i • i t ' ♦ By KATE EDMONDS t j : <(£A by McClure N*wai>ai*<*r Syntllcalv t ' Tin* thriM* of IMiiii ; eus Cobb lisp-ned to the rending ot' j hie lust will ami testament. Tlo'rc : wen* no other heirs ami the document j was stralately brief. "To my granddaughter, Annie Coldi i oungs, SIU,(JUO. To my grumldaugh j ter .Martha Weeks Stringer, slo,non. To toy granddaughter, Helen Cobb, . the Clunese rabinet in uiy library, to | get her with all my books and collee -1 lion ol engravings." "That i all,” said the lawyer afler 1 a pause. | "AI IV” repeated Mrs. Votings. *‘\Vh(it becomes of the house und its eon ! tents'/" "It is not mentioned in the will." | "Then,” said Mrs. Martha String-r I in an acid tone, "I suppose that will \ Is* divided separately, among we three, i j share and share alike." I "That would lie the legal division," II admitted the lawyer; "unless your 1 I grandfather disposed of it in some ~ other manner." 1 j “Vou should know that,” protested , j Mrs. Votings. ; He shook his head. -‘Vou remem i ber that my partner attended to Mr. ’ Cobb’s affairs. and that I was re • 1 called front the West because of my | i partner's death, which occurred a ' I week before that of Mr. Cobb. I can M only administer the estate according • to the will, and If you care to carry || the matter into court it can be decided ■ | definitely.” I Mrs. Votings said she preferred to ; consult her husband, and Mrs. String lor echoed the remark. Helen Cohh. | the youngest and unmarried one of I the cousins, arose and thanked the lawyer for his services, kissed her j cousins good-by and went away. "Grandfather treated her abomina ; bly,” declared Annie Votings to Mar tha as they rode to the railroad sta (fill! Proved to Be Deeds to Property. 1 tion. "She worked for him, took on re | of him when lie was sick and made a slave of herself -now, she is turned i out with that wretched Chinese cab* I lnet and tl lot of musty old books. Site ,| will have to start anew ami get some j tiling to do, being nil alone in the world She's a gisl nurse. Martha.” j I “None better. I perhaps i 1 grandfather would leave her the house j she might set up it conviilescent I I home there. You know the new doe | ] tor Is quite taken with her site's ' really pretty sienetiines." | "She looked pale when the will wits j read. I expect it was a blow. If It hadn't beep for catching the train 1 would have su'd more to her well. I'll write to her.” hi the meantime Helen Cobb walked home like one In a daze. The blow ! site bad received hint been a stagger | ing one, and deprived her not only of I a home and sustenance but also faith ! in tio- grandparent she had loved amt I eheilshed in his lonely old age. "It must be a mistake." site whis* per<*d as she let herself into the great, | silent bouse. Maggie the cook, came | creaking upstairs, her round face full I of concern. “V oil look ull wore out, Miss Helen. , I’ve made you a cup of tea and ! a crop; I've baked you a strawberry ! tart, too.*’ Sin- made Helen sit down. I pulled up a simile to let the sun lit ami | brought a tempting tray. The girl smiled through Iter tears. “You are very good, Martha; 1 am j tired." "I expect you ought to see Doctor ! Hare —your nerves are all unstrung child." Helen blushed. ”1 don’t need a doe* j tor. Martha.” “There's a young doctor thinks be i needs you, I reckon,” and Martha • went off chuckling to open the door for Doctor Hare, who bad eotue to bring u bunch of rose* for Helen and impure after her health. In a few moments Helen had told him her disappointment. “I shall have to finish my nursing cotirse, und I am sure both you and I>r. I'niitc will rec omiuend me," slu l concluded. "1 am sorry about your grundfuthef | it Is puzzling for In- was a limn v? strong Intellect tip to tils death. Hut, I am glad, Helen, for another reason — you can now marry me all the sootier, if you will. 1 am still struggling, but there Is enough for two -ami 1 would never have dared ask alt heiress to be come my wife!” "I am heiress to a Chinese cabinet and a library of fi,ooo volumes!" de clared Helen. "Let us look at my cabinet." “(inly your promised husband should do that," lie suggested. Helen dimpled. Holding out her band she whispered, "Come!" And so they became engaged the di'lnherited granddaughter ami the poor young doctor. Tin- Chinese cabinet was of lacquer with gorgeous lighting cocks in bril liant red in relief on the doors. The lawyer bad given Helen the key and in a moment the doors were open and a row of small drawers were revealed. The first drawer contained odd bits of Chinese Jewelry of small value; the second one was tilled with a silk shawl of cobweb fineness and tin* third one contained an ivory fan delicately carved. The third drawer was shal low and came out entirely, disclosing another secret drawer behind It. "Ilovv delightful." exclaimed Helen, pulling on the red **ilk tassel that formed a handle. The secret drawer opened with a jerk and a mass of en velopes fell in- Helen’s lap. I'pon ex amination they proved to be Is to tin* property —bouse and gardens— transferring all of tin* real estate to Helen Cobb. Another paper directed her to open each volume in the library. This they did in tin* presence of tin* amazed lawyer, and in each book was found a new .Slu bill. "Vou are quite an heiress after all." sHid tin* delighted lawyer, shaking hands with the girl. "Yes—hut —.link, you are not go ing?” She followed tin* doctor to tin* door Ilis holiest young face was white and set. "After this I cannot offer you my modest —” when her soft hand pressed his lips. "You have asked me and I have promised, and so—you would not make tin* give the cabinet and the house and flie money to my cousins, for I would rather go with you —" What could Dr. Hare say? GREAT IN ANY EMERGENCY Admiral Farragut Early in His Career Gave Evidence That He Was Born to Command. While on a Mediterranean cruise an ' Arab woman came alongside the vessel on which David G. Karra gut was a plain "gob." Tin* importunate old soul tried in vain to say something to tin* ship's commander, but no one could un derstand lu-r, whereupon an oilier said: "Send for Karragut. H*- speaks j the language of the devil." To tin* amazement of the bystanders, accord ing to Herman K. IvratVt in "Sea How er in American History." l-'arragut carried on an easy conversation with her. Sent to sea lit tin* age of nine Ilis education Imd been neglected, bill lie made up for it by an uncommonly vigorous intellect. In a letter from Mobile bay, written in IMil to his son. he said: "I don't know anything about analytical geometry and you do. Hut remember that one of tin* requisite studies for an oltleer is man." Drought close to Vera Cruz. Hurra gut took pains to examine tin* do- j lenses*, remarking: "Who knows but that my services nmv be needed here some day V" lie saw with displeasure tin* invention of the ironclad, tin* rill** and tin* torpedo, contending that "If there i- iron in the crew no one m-ed worry about tin* Iron in the enemy's ships." While on the burning Hart ford In* saw a man Hindi from tin* lire. He shouted: "Look out there, young - man! There's holier lire than that for you if you don't do your duty.” Behind the Scenes. A l rcncli writer once made otic of Ids characters say: "Mehiml every mall's success or failure there is u woman." Woman is essentially tin* playwright I of existence. standing in the wings, die 'ciuls her male puppets swashbuckling, serenad ing, conquering frilling across t lie stage. She listens to 1 he applause or "hoos," and, like the supreme artist that slit* is, suffers or is made happy with her actors. Sometimes It Is true, she grows i tired of tin* solitude of ihe wings and ■ ventures into the glare of the foot lights for herself. Then there is tor ntoil. Her men turn on her- they will share neither the applause nor the re wards they refuge to crown her with degrees. They say the stage is theirs. I’til'alr, perhaps • • • Hut most women know that authorship Is a higher art than acting, and are con tent. —London Express. Measuring the Breath. A highly complicated Instrument has devised which measures the air we breathe with absolute accuracy. A hose is attached to the mouth by a mouthpiece much the same as those used in the gas masks in lie- war. and ihe air which passes in and out of lie lungs is Indicated by a delicate instru ment. Even the temperature and "barometric pressure of a room are taken into' consideration. Tests arc j made with this instrument while a per son is lying down, without exerting j any energy, and while lie Is exercising ; or using a typewriter or some every- I day occupation. The Instrument makes it possible for the first time to meas ure exactly how uim-h air one con sumes In pei'fori: ng a certain piece of work. —Hoys' Life. VELIE | I! A quality Six at the price of a Four—with I j; cord tires all around. F. O. B. $1485 I o An ideal 4-cylinder business car. They keep ♦ ' > going regardless of bau .oads. 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