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1 The Educational Service Supporting Local Interests j 'incMßtcE* ~~ _■: ;: LESS LATIN AND MORE OF THIS CHE above lesson is one of which every man, woman and child in thecommun- 31 ity should be interested. It is a lesson of co-operation between the home <3 merchant, manufacturer and consumer an appeal to our community spirit ;; a piea for us to 4 ‘get together. ” 13 A little less Latin and more civic pride should be taught our children. They 3; receive their education through taxation of the home merchant and citizen. So they 13 are never too young to be shown the folly of sending money away from their home ♦ town. Teach your children to respect the hand that feeds them and to honor the ;; town that contributes to their welfare. Teach them that buying away from their 33 home town is a menace to the growth of the community in which they live. 3! MORAL:-A lesson learned early in life is never lost. j; Trade with These Merchants and support our home industries. j; Mutual patronage brings mutual Prosperity <3 I). H. BRADFORD & SON Farm Machinery Titan Tractors. The I. H. C. Line of Machinery CHERRIXS HARDWARE STORE Everything in Hardware Majestic Ranges, Hoosier Cabinets, Good Cutlery '■ THE CORDDRY COMPANY All Kinds of Huildinu Materials Vnd Coal T. H. COLLINS & SON Shoes For Everybody Men’s Furnishings of all kinds. Suits to order R. H. CLI FF Ours is a First-class Grocery Store Itest Cuts of Meats I*. I). LOTTING HAM & CO. DRCGGISTS Everything to be found in a First-class Drugstore G. M. DRYDEN Choice Groceries And I try Goods anil Notions of All Kinds THE DEMOCRATIC MESSENGER Job Printing l.et Fs Print Your Stationery THE COMMERCIAL NATIONAL BANK OF SNOW 1111.1. Geo. S. Payne. President C. T. Richardson, Cashier THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF SNOW HILL Oldest Bank in Worcester County WILLIAM GOODMAN Men’s. Boy’s, and Women’s Clothing, Shoes. F'urnishings. Ready Trimmed Hats P. A. HOLLOWAY & BRO. Liberty and Maxwell Cars Auto Supplies, Autos Repaired, Best Tires M. T. HARGIS & CO. , Dry Goods, furniture. Floor Coverings, Grot . etc! PURNELL ) -* ■hW E. M. JONES Meat Store Leading Snow Hill General Store and Grocery DR. PALL JONES ORCGGIST The Best Patent and Proprietory Medicines J. CLIFTON NOCK INSIRANCE Fire, Life, \ccident, and Automobile Insurance .1. H. PERDI’E Ford Cars and Tractors Ml Kinds of Auto Supplies and Tires in Stock W ALTER W. PRICE Confectioner Breyer’s Ice Cream Supplee’s Ice Cream LELANI) RICHARDSON Crane’s Ice Cream Cigars Soft Brinks SNOW HILL BAKEIH Makers ol Bread. Rolls, Cakes, Pies, etc. Fresh Every Hay SNOW HILL HARDW ARE CO. GI.ENMORE S. WILLIAMS Hardware, Tinware, anil Farm Machinery W . T. STANFORD Sausage Manufacturer Pure Country Lard, Cured Meats, etc. SNOW HILL ECONOMY STORE Clothing and Shoes for Men. Women and Children S, SHAGER. Proprietor ( H AS. B. TIMMONS & SON Dry Goods, Notions. Furniture, Men and Women’s Shoes, Floor Coverings, etc. J. W. VINCENT Jeweler Grafanolas, Records, Stieff and Shaw Pianos O. W. WILSON SALES CO. Genro Lighting Plants “Buick and “Chevrolet" Automobiles WALTF** wit LIAMS THE DEMOCRATIC MESSENGER. SNOW HILL. MARYLAND. M \ A Scarlet Woman l j By MARTHA M. WILLIAMS t 1.4). IS. 1. by McClure Newtpuper Si'nUlcair ) ►! "Y'ou’re not going a sti*|>. With your I jaw swelled till you look like that I lieu tin'll idol the Cliiliaiiii'ti all worship, 1 everybody would laugh at you and * wonder why in creation 1 lot you 1 i'oiiio," Mrs. .\<u| said, hot' ton*’ loss [ unkind than hoi words. 1 Sho was not fond of Auiuht'l. hor stcpdiiughtcr. hut conscientious in duty > toward Iho girl. Aiuahol was so liko J hor niothor, who had oarrioil off tho 1 only man hor successor had ovor fail ( oiod. It was hard not to luito h i > still tho two kept torms dooontly. Mainly, ho it said, through Amabel's ’ yielding* to authority, sho had never thought of mhnllinn until Austin Ware [ provod to hor that hor foot and hor > s-pirit woro oipially inado to dnnoo. , Tho proving 1 nine to pass in a visit > Aniahel had paid to a kinswoman at , tho other sido of tho county. Hor > neighborhood was cay, full of young , folk, given to dancing and dining, with 1 tho approval and oxamplo of their , elders, ••Them T’iscopalians.” | Mrs. Neal iianiod thorn scornfully— -1 herself and hor environment were [ evangelically hard-hoiled. Kvon more than her hushand, she loved her church | and her dominance in it. Tonight she > would f|Uoon it at the annual supper. ! a full-fed occasion whore gorging > could he reokonod piety, since every , edilde was at a round price. * “Your pa is so deaf lie wouldn't go , anyway," she said to Amahel as she * set her bonnet in place. "So nobody , can say a word about your staying ’ away a jaw like that is excuse > enough for anything. Go to bed early ’ —l'll likely he home late, so 111 take . the key nobody’ll have to wait Up ’ for tne. 11l fetch you some little > cheesecakes if any happen to he loft." ’ "Don't trouble,” Amabel mumbled: > "I can't eat — g-good night. Maybe I | can sleep— lnti —l don't feel like It — > now." | That much ut least wns truth. Be > hind a locked door site llung off sober | garments, freed her cheek of a huge > wail of chewing gum, nodded to it ! saucily. > Stealthily, noiselessly, she slipped ! into a giddy, airy scarlet frock, self > proclaimed a dancing frock by 'lie big ' mb / j? I ut "Ours Is a Respectable House.” black posy at the belt. It showed beautifully sheer silk stockings match ing Its - hue, red satin slippers with i brilliant, paste buckles. She had left the outer door unlocked —as she heard It carefully opened she slid down the stairs, her long black wrap huddled over her arm, her carriage boots swinging In her hand, to meet Aus tin, who after a suppressed whistle tiling the wrap about her, snyiug In ' her ear: "Mine. Mephisto—l shan't dare let you out of my sight— not tonight—' nor ever," the last words under breath. It was Idtter cold, the rood hard frozen yet beaten smooth as glass. The motor purred over it at lightning speed. Amahel had no sense of time or distance. It seemed to her hardly a minute before she found herself In a warm, brilliantly lighted room, part of a gay, surging crowd simply dance mad. The music was of the wildest. Something In the air set spirits on edge. She was rapt away from ev erything. Apprehension, reasonable rare, home and its drabness fell from her. She was ready—reckless enough to brave anything. So it was Austin who at last hur ried her away, saying, "One o’clock, Cinderella, hut you shall have more dances." | “Oli, oh, stepmnninm will get home ahead of us. I ought to hare thought. ; But tonight I tun —a little hit mad.” j Amahel began. Austin's linnds closed on her. “It 1 la catching." he said. “I'm about ready for anything except running out I of gas halfway home." ’ calamity befell. Instead, stealthily up to the ‘•"de a nearer j eat in | smiled, lie drew her hand within his ' arm and half carried her up the slip pery brick pavement that rati the length of the lawn. He even lifted her onto the tiny porch and there pulled nwaj her wrap. "I want to re member you always just as you look now," he said, standing hack a pace or so to see more clearly. His headlights Illumined the space with u soft, suf fused radiance. It etherenllzed Ama hel. lie tried to (ling his arms about her, hut the door opened wide and Mrs. Neal, candle in hand, stood trained in it, her face a cross between steel and ice. "Tins must he a mistake." she said with a hard breadth. "Ours is a tv l> ctaide house —it does not harbor scarlet wi.nidi. I should hate to dis tin i. iiij sleeping hushand —so please g** away- at once," turning ut the lasi word to shut and lock the door. She was beside herself with rage - sonic stirrings of compunction ha I brought her home early. A null T* room, untidy, unteiianted, told her lnw she had been fooled. Tills added fuel to tin* (lame of Iter anger—to think in compassion sin* had abjured her rightful throne added insult to her sense of injury. A hurtling sense, it grew and mounted throughout two hours of waiting, hardening her into a desperate resolve. A shut door was tin* only proper an swer to such trickery—she would open it after a while —when Amahel. re duced to abject fear, should make proper stipplicutiou. She would have to do it theft* was nowhere she could hope to tint! safe harborage—besides, if slit* stayed from home till night her reputation would he gone. Mrs. Neal believed herself a devout Christian — yet the thought of that dread con tingency woke in Iter an unholy joy. I'p in her own room she waited tensely for tln* knocking that would tell her she bail won. It did not come. Instead, she heard the motor moving rapidly away. A feint, she decided meant to shake her resolution. After a lit lit* it would come hack —even tluu wicked Austin Ware would hardly dc sort a girl at this hour of night in such hitter cold. She wondered that. In* had not spoken tip to her —that both of them had stood silent before her. They hail less fare than she had thought—hut something must lie done' —she would go down and listen closely —maybe Amabel was outside the door,, trembling with cold, afraid to knock. She opened tne door. Nothing, no body. Heedless of her bare head she ran to the gate, then begun a hurried search of the thick shrubbery, the summer house, even the makeshift gu-, rage at the further side. Once she ventured into the main road and stood for a minute peering up and down, trying to call Amabel's name aloud, hut finding herself voiceless. Shaking like a leaf, she crept hack within, tried to rouse her hushand, hut vainly; he was one of the seven sleep ers. “Better let him he; he will have to know soon enough," she said to' herself, brokenly. Then she thought of the minister, lie was always a safe counselor, but as she rang the phone her voice was so strained she had to repeat the call thrice to get it sent on. “That you Sister Neal?" came a hearty answer at last. "You’re Just: in time to he too Into. I married your runaways hard and fast ten min utes ago, and I'm hound to say they look the happiest pair I have ever helped into double harness. 1 wanted to call you up before the ceremony.' but Austin wouldn't hear to it. Ama hel begged me to go and tell her dad dy first thing In the morning.” The good man stopped suddenly.' Over tile wire he heard unmistakable sobbing, then faintly: “Oh, thank the Lord for this crowning mercy. Bui for It I might lie a murderess." The minister never asked explana tions, hut he gave out to the world that Sister Neal Imd a mighty soft heart, and was, in spin* of appear-, ances, wrapped up in her stepchild. HOW UNCLE SAM ’HELPS OUT’ Business Man, Late With His Mail, Need Not Despair of Having the Message Delivered. When the business man rushes into any United States postotiire late in the evening with his special delivery let ter. hoping to catch the last mail for Chicago, the mail in the eases is often tied up. The clerk cannot stop to untie the package of Chicago mail and put the letter on the face of the bun dle where It must ride, as he would have done had the letter been in on time. So he puts a date xlip on the hack of your lone letter, attaches a yard of twine which hangs free and throws the letter loose in the pouch. When the railway-mall clerk empties Ills pouch he carefully looks for a piece of twine, for he knows on the end of It he will timi your important message. But should your letter he addressed j to Montreal Instead of Chicago, re member to substitute a Canadian spe cial delivery stamp for service in Montreal.—Christian Science Monitor. Favored by Fate. i’ersona bom between Feb. IP and March "1, the Pisces sign, have e <|Ulet, loving disiMisition and make loyal friends. Honesty and purity are theirs and a lack of self-esteem which causes them to lie easily deceived by others. 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V• ' ’ i '•' it noises aud discomforting body vi ments. but more Itecause it reflects . . , , 7 that inbuilt quality of stability brat,ous have been ehm.nated. gained only by those many years We are ready now to demonstrate of experience. and make prompt deliveries. Farmers & Merchants Purchasing Coporation Pocomoke City, Md. $ 2,5 ° l®‘ 8 B f. o. b. South Bend ll.’'' iBWwwJBWti B// J ■§ 9 SB ii • 24-Hour-a-day Electric Service I >elco-Light is made for long, dc ’ >. pendable ami efficient service. The r—> e\ best mechanics are employedin the Lfflß factory where Dclce-Light : *de. [fflffil Only the beat of materials a. 1 \ f^wail^ 1 and each plant is repeatedly t before being shipped. Write ftv 'og. J. RALPH r POGOMOKS There's a Satir ■ ■ ■ -* APRIL 23. 1921.