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ti 111111111111111111111111111 ii 1111111111111111111111111111 it 1 1 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111 n mm mm 1 1 Have Just Received jj a Few New | Matting Rugs § 9x 12 which lam # I Selling at $5.00 | They are bargains Come in and see them | AH sizes in CARHART’S Overalls at reduc- = = ed Prices. I G. M. DRYDEN I SNOW HILL, MARYLAND = Tr.'tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifi r • Our Annual Sale of Pattern Hats i: ♦ : Earlier Than Former Seasons ♦ Every season it has been our custom to reduce all II | of our pattern hats at the end of the season. \\ : This Time They Are Reduced :: ♦ at the Height of the Season :: 1 Pattern hats, we buy ready trimmed at the begin- ;; x ning of the season, from designers of note who have ;; 2 adapted them from French Importations. These j; 2 pattern hats establish the millinery styles of this j; | city, now that the styles are firmly established for <; | the season. ~ ' <; t These Pattern Hats Are To Be Sacrificed, \\ | Approximately At Cost x Our own patterns or adaptations are included, ; ; x products of our own work-room, in fact every single ;; 1 trimmed hat in the store is included at these reduc- j; 2 tions, which makes this sale very note-worthy. ;; X Our Millinery has been the talk of the town this 31 Z season, and these hats are responsible in a larjfe J[ ♦ measure for this favorable comment—Now they are ♦ reduced and we are sure that they will make another 31 2 favorable impression. <> Here Ar§ The Prices ii X $25 00 Pattern Hats are Reduced to SIB.OO ;; S $20.00 Pattern Hats are Reduced to $14.00 ;; t $15.00 Pattern Hats are Reduced to SIO.OO 3; X $12.50 Pattern Hats are Reduced to $ 8.00 3; 2 SIO.OO Pattern Hats are Reduced to $ 7.00 3; X $ 8.00 Pattern Hats are Reduced to $ 5.00 3; | NEW SUMMER MILLINERY NOW ON DISPLAY ♦ (Second Floor) 31 X JuTniji and Busy Store" | SALISBURY. MARYLAND \\ Want to Buy a Farm? See Me. | | ARE YOU SURE | | That you have enough fire insurance on your = dwelling and household effects ? S It has often been demonstrated how easy it is to put | §of taking out that additional insurance,—the conse- | § quence being that when the fire comes, you are no | § where near being protected. It is much cheaper to § | let the insurance companies carry the risk. Consult with me about your insurance requirements. 1 represent only good standard companies. f JAS. B. WHALEY I ♦ SNOW HILL. MD. Want to Sell a Farm ? See Me. IIHIMIIIIIIIIMniIIIIimiIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHHHMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIimiIIII# •'ertise in this paper, largest circulation county. THK DEMOC RATIC MESSENGER. SNOW HILL. MARYLAND. Mended Hearts : j i 11 By ROSE MEREDITH I*2l, by ilcClurf Syndicate.) Klspeth brake's sharp eyes watched Lieutenant Thorne's straight young form as lie wandered about her little specially shop, ami she noted his stt‘rn face as he helit over the hand painted valentines set out on the tables. She hail known him since he was u small hoy in his first knickerbockers, trudg ing off to her sister’s private school lor children; she bail watched him grow up to young manhood, worried about him when he fought In France, ‘cried when he catne home safe and sound, and now she worried about his lot, affairs. As for l.ieut. Itichard Thorne, he only knew anil respected Klspeth as the elderly sister of his old teacher, anil he had wondered why some nice | chop hadn’t married her, she was so sweet and pretty, even in middle uge. Klspeth saw him frowning at a heap | of dainty missives, picking up first | one and then another and then dis curding each one. At lasi he selected a beautiful heart-shn|‘d one —pale pink, with a trailing spray of forget me-nots, tiny letters of gold—" Will you he my valentine?” a wee painting of a cavalier laying his broken heart at the door of some unseen lady In one corner. There was a great bow of pink ribbon on this valentine, and itiehanl lifted one corner of the rib bon and wrote something with his fountain pen. Klspeth thought it looked like, “Will you forgive me?” She watched his intent face as he addressed the big embossed envelop she gave him, a (lived u stamp, and then paid her with some absent-mind ed remark about the tine weather. Klspeth murmured assent —really, it was snowing hard that night! He went out of the shop and stood on the front step with the envelope bal anced uncertainly in his hand. She knew he was In doubt whether to mail it or not. Suddenly he came to a decision. He tore the envelope across and across again and, re-entering the shop, dropped the pieces on the coun ter. "Please |mt those in your tire, Miss Klspeth." he requested. "1 have changed my mind,” and before she | ♦/, Vvjj The Address Standing Out Boldly. could utter a protest he had vanished, the door dosing behind him with a finality that seemed to say; "In this way eloses the love of Itiehard Thorne and Aline Allen." "Itear .mart ! ’ lliltlered Klspeth, not meaning the valentine at all, ns she gathered ep the turn fragments and took them to her desk behind the sereeti in the corner. "What has that reekless hoy been doing now?" She pulled out :i paste pot and a roll of gummed tissue for mending torn pu ller, and she spread the torn en velop! and the juggisl pink heart pieces • liefore her. Then she |ivered in the paste pot as if for inspiration, and not finding it therein, took counsel of her own heart, which heat high ill sympathy for all lovers, he they young or old. "It may he dishonorable to put this envelope together, hut it's human,” she muttered, as she moistened and stroked the gummed tissue. At last the en velope, which looked like a recon structed picture puzzle, lay before her with the address standing out boldly enough In Lieutenant Thorne’s hand | writing, and she shamelessly read it: "Miss Aline Allen, 1? Ivy Street, t’ity." "I felt it was for that poor ehild," -nliloipiized Klspeth. ”1 knew they bad quarreled weeks and weeks ago. and he wants to make up, only he's too proud. Well. I don’t look anything like a rapid, being too old and sednte. hut it’s never too late to mend," she ' ehtlekled. "Alines going to have that , valentine. It's hers—he bought It for her and I expect he’s sorry now that he destroyed It. Klspeth. you’re lost to all sense of honor, hut you're going | to patch up that poor heart and send i it along so she gets it in the inont | big." Klspeth patched up the tom heart with the delicate hits of tisfcue, smoothed out the runtplei’ how, guiltily read the plea * x. In < lliiit wne within a larger one, l*l iliat on**. “Iwirii.ved by inlMnke. ' ami inclosing all in a very law, torniiilnble etivelo|N*. aihll'esseil it to Aline, ami personally muileil it in tin- |><>st tail at the corner. Then she returned to the business of selling valentines to lovers and would he lovers, to married sweet hearts ami embryo sweethearts, and to lending hooks from her circulating library to old folks who like to read ahovtf love, and young folks who want ed adventure stories, hut there must he a hit of love in all of them. Kls petli was very happy Hurt night and tin next morning she was happier still in the knowledge that Aline would get the torn valentine, would understand, and common ate with Kiehnrd Thorne. Things did not happen exactly as Klspeth had planned. About nine o’clock, shortly sifter the shop opened for business, the door opened and in marched Lieutenant Thorne. He was very stern looking this morning, though he vouchsafed a faint walk about the tallies and a look at the valentines that were left; at last he turned to the quivering little proprietor. "You don't happen to have another valentine like the one [ bought lust night, do you. Miss Klspeth? It was all pink and blue —you know," he ex plained. "That was the last one, Itichnrd." she said soberly, though her eyes danced. "Here's a pretty blue one, though." "No no—she would like pink with a touch of blue—that is, 1 would like it. you see," he floundered, turning ' very red. "That was the only one—it was the prettiest one I had." “I was a fool to tear it up," he said dismally enough, when the door opened and who should come in hut Aline Allen. Sin- did not see Kiehnrd, who dropped down to a seat on the huge high-hacked settle and was quite hid den from view. It is safe to say that Lieutenant Itichnrd might have prac ticed this maneuver in the trenches — at least it served him well now. Aline went directly to .Miss Klspeth | and laid the patched valentine on the | counter. "Miss Klspeth," she said In a shak | ing voice that was near to tears. “I received this valentine this morning— i please tell me if it Is a Joke —It was \ bought here, I know, and I want so i much to believe It was sent In good | faith —but why Is it tom —and I mended?" Klspeth came around the corner and I put her arms around Aline. "Dear child.” she said, tenderly, "it was , bought yesterday by a soldier; he had been decorated for bravery in France, and yet he was afraid to send it to you after all, and so destroyed it. giv ing me the pieces to burn." Klspeth caught a glimpse of Lieutenant i Thorne's handsome head peering over ; I la- hack of the settle, and she went on wickedly: "Faint heart ne'er won ! fair holy, you know, and for the good ; of tlo- service I just patched it up ami sent it along, and he came litis morn ing ami asked for another one—" Swift footsteps crossed the floor and Aline gave a frightened, blissful cry as a khaki-clad arm gathered her In and another long arm encircled Kls peth ami brought her to see their happy, glorified faces. "You blessed woman," breathed the hirers, and Klspeth declares that mo ment was the neatest she ever came to peering into earthly paradise. WAS NOT DROWNED IN WINE Probabilities Contradict Tradition Con cerning the Death of George, Duke of Clarence. The story of the death of (ieorge. duke of i 'lareiice. may make a strong appeal to some as being a most pleas ant taking off: that is. If the old his lorie tradition is believed, which says that tills brother of Kilward IV met his end by being drowned in a cask of wine—a butt of Malmsey, it is said, that being his famous beverage. <n being eoiideinned to die, the duke's partiality t Malmsey led him to select 'hat he he drowned in this liquor, his exectitloners kindly allowing him to choose the method of Ids demise. All of the various accounts of his death are confusing, ami it may he conjectured that Clarence was sen -1 fenced to he poisoned, and that the fatal drug was conveyed to him in a glass of wine, that being a favorite method of disposing of men and wom en who were no longer wanted. In fact, the social courtesy of pouring a small amount of liquor in one's own glass before serving a friend or guest, arose from this condition of affairs. Kven the place where he was mur dered falls under the same spirit of uncertainty, as some say that the drowning took place in Itowyer tower, while another authority, which is prob ably better, says it was in a chamber nf tin- HI ly tower.—Chicago Jour nal. Asks City to Pay for Pants. "What is the city of Wilmington go ing to do about my pants?" is the j query put to Mayor Taylor by an in j dignant citizen whose trousers were j profaned by a large bulldog with i strong teeth. The writer declares lie was unable to ttnd the owner of the dog. which disappeared after tearing a segment out of his S-V. suit, and adds: “It appears to me that Justice re quires in a city that no one shall trespass on my rights or harbor anl leads that shall violate my rights. Now the city of Wllmln-e dogs, or their own*** I want to km uUngtot *' I Some FACTS About FORD E§ THE UNIVERSAL CAR pH Here are authentic figures from the Ford factory at Detroit. They show l ( pH you just how many Ford cars and trucks have been built each month since P HH January Ist, 1921. and how many have been sold to retail customers in the m United States. PH Delivered to i rgj Produced Retail Customer J JANUARY 29,883 57.208 3 FEBRUARY 35,305 63.603 K MARCH 01,886 87,221 § T’l Production, 127,072 T’l Retail Sales, 208,032 \ \ showing that actual sales for the first three months of 1921 exceeded pro- 3 Eduction bv 80.958 Ford cars and trucks! 3 $ April acquisitions already specify 107,719 additional cars and trucks and the April output of the factory and assembly plants combined calls for “ only 90.000! These facts clearly show that the demand for Ford products is growing 5 much faster than manufacturing facilities to produce and were it not for * the dealers’ limited stocks, which are now being rapidly depleted, many more customers would have been compelled to wait for their cars. It will Jl be only a matter of weeks, therefore, until a lig surplus of orders will pre- J vent anything like prompt deliveries. jf If you would he sure of having your Ford car or truck when you want it, j you should place your order now. Don’t delay. Phone us or drop us a card. J J. H. PERDUE SNOW HILL, MARYLAND i I I ► I t Farmers 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 care of it. SenccJiafa 0. W. Wilson Sales Co. Kensey’s Garage SNOW HILL, MD. I ■ ".Ml— -1 ■■■■ " "■■■'— • Pgpia *- ’’ \enger. p' ; -' PAGE ELEVEN