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THE DEMOCRATIC MESSENGER Entered at the Postoffice at Snow Hill. Md., as second-class matter. Published every Saturday. C. 1.. VINCENT & C. V. WHITE, Editors. Subscription $1.50 a Year in Worcester Co. outside of the County. The Leading Newspaper of Worcester County. REMEDIES THAT DON’T REMEDY. The recovery of a country from war and economic difficulties is like recovery from any kind of ill health. The man who has led an unwholesome life, who has overworked or Overplayed or abused his l)ody. all at once tinds that he has pone beyond the limit. He consults many doctors, buys medicines, tries all kinds of remedies. Some of these things may help him to some extent. Hut as a usual thing he finds out that health can not be purchased with his money. His friends may suggest this or that diet or habit, and he tries it and can't see much difference. Hut if he will obey the standard laws of health, if he will have good sleep, wholesome food, healthful exercise, he will usually find, if he has no organic trouble that his condition will gradually improve and he will re gain health. So it is with the economic conditions following a war. Reform* ers. politicians, radicals, offer remedies, some of which are useful, but more of which are freakish and don't hit the root of the trou ble. Many people get office because they favor this or that meas ure that they promise will promote prosperity. But like the man who was regaining health, cure-alls and short cuts are apt to prove disappointing. Legislation is about as use ful to cure a bad economic condition as medicine is to cure a case of nervous and physical exhaustion. What a country needs is to have people take hold and work hard, exercise thrift and prudence, and co-operate with each other and avoid class conflicts. These remedies sound as old fashioned and as uninteresting as long walks, good sleep, and wholesome food sound to the invalid who looks for some quick cure. Tiie United States is recovering from war conditions, because its people, who are in the main sensible and industrious, are apply ing these simple remedies. WHERE THE POLITICIANS FAIL. It was remarked recently when the leading bankers met in Europe to fix up some kind of financial settlement to promote the recovery of Europe, that perhaps they would succeed where the politicians and diplomats and statesmen have failed. Politicians are a bright class of men. who have a keen judgment cf human nature. They have to figure on the shifting currents of public opinion, and they know how easily and by what super ficial pretexts those currents are often set in motion. A faculty thus trained and developed must lead to a rather slighting view of human character, and a tendency to overlook the deeper motives and wiser insights that influence the action of communities and nations. Thus often the politicians base their programs on what seem to f*e the weaknesses and prejudices of human nature. They figure that a certain platform contains about all the enlightenment that the people w ill stand for. Hut sometimes they miss their guess. There are sentiments and principles and affections lying deep in the hearts of the people that can l>e stirred by a true leader. Such a man comes along and appeals to those deeper motives. The people rise in a movement of moral fervor, and sweep away the half truths and the subterfuges of the politicians, and set new standards of advance. The world needs these leaders of insight, to help it solve the problems that resulted from the war. We need to get away from the class hostility, the industrial friction, and international jeal ousies of these times. The politicians are doing the best they can according to their lights, and they often show astonishing skill. \et they have not yet lieen able to alolish these conflicts and antagonisms that make it so difficult for nations and communities to cooperate toward the ends of peace and industry which all de sire. THE DEBT TO THE HOME COMMUNITY. The American people have always taken pride in being "self made." If you ask the average successful man how he attained his good fortune, he will usually admit that it was mostly through his own efforts. Very frequently he fails to realize the things that were done for him by others. Back of every person who has accomplished anything in life, whether great deeds, or humble tasks in a modest sphere, there lies a certain heritage from the past, and a certain set of influence - coming from one’s environment. Ordinary people owe at least half of their attainments to the schools they attend, to the religious and civic influences under which they have lived, to the influence of friends and relatives, and to people who have helped them acquire skill in their life work. Most of us would never have gained the results we have accom plished had it not been for these legacies of education and train ing and development. A deep sense of gratitude ought to come over one. in thinking how much one has gained by what has l>een handed on to us. It seems mean to live a self centered life, and make no return for this noble heritage. The true hearted person should have a heart overflowing with good will to the community where he has lived. The Itenefits received did not stop when he finished school, but have continued ever since. They offer protection, peace, social and educational advantages, industrial and business opportunities. If the people of Snow Hill have the right spirit, a feeling of affec tion for our home city will fill our hearts, with a resolve to make some return for all benefits which have enjoyed. One will wish to show appreciation by giving time to public work, and if one is able, money to the home causes. EDITORIAL CHANGES Mr. Walter Breuington has sold a half interest in The Mary lander and Herald to Mr. J. Ernest Byrd, who has taken charge of that paper, while Mr. Breuington has become the business manager of The Wicomico Countian at Salisbury. We trust that loth gentlemen will have success. THE DEMOC RATIC MESSENGER. SNOW HILL, MARYLAND. Train Passengers are Rowed Ashore Several hundred passengers harely escaped death last week when flood waters swept the railroad tracks near the Eric tunnel at Syracuse, N. Y. Passengers had to be rescued in boats. 1849 1867 ! 1897! Dependable Through The Years The three years represented above are the years of begin ning and the admission of our second and third members of the firm. From IS-ID to THE PRESENT the constant aim has been to furnish DEPENDABLE DRUGS and reliable i merchandise at all times and at FAIR PRICES. It has meant hard work and much sacrifice on our part and the part of our faithful employees who have laltored with us during those years. Never before has our stock been as large and complete and our laboratory so efficiently equipped as at present. The tremendous strides made in medicine during the last few months demands that the druggist keep constantly alert that he may furnish the chemicals correctly compounded that are called for by those in attendance upon the sick. PHYSICIANS of the peninsula know they can obtain re liable supplies of us and our prescription files are a repre sentative list of the medical profession. PROMPT MAIL SERVICE P. D. Cottingham & Co. j SNOW HILL. MD. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiMiiiiiiiiiimiiimimiiiiiiiimiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiimiiimmiiMii I 60 Years Your | Clothier We wish to advise our friends of this store, under new management, we are receiving new goods daily. | This Week’s Arrival | Straw Hats Palm Beach Suits For Men and Boys Summer Underwear Full Line of Silk Shirts White Flannel Trousers Come in and make us a visit whether you wish to purchase or not. Mail Orders Given Prompt Attention. Phone 157 j I. H. Merrill Co. j 1862 “One Price Clothiers” 1922 | PO< OMOKE CITY. MD. fhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiimiiiiiitiiiiiiiiHiiiimiiiiHiiimifiiiiiiiitiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiir HIGH CLASS tjk ENTIRE STOCK MERCHANDISE \ NEW AND AT LOW TWO 810 STORES ™esh PRICES POCOMOKE MERCHANDISE = 1 s I I Cool Summer Dresses I = E Of Indescribable Charm I = E E | In dainty organdies, dotted swisses, smart ginghams, novelty voiles, | 1 charming silks and linens. $3.75 to $25.00 I § E I I I New Line of House Dresses Just in. Suitable for afternoon or morning wear. SI.OO to $3.00. | | Complete Stock of Pictorial Review Patterns | Including all numbers and sizes, now in. Also a large stock of em- | broidery designs. | Women’s Bathing Suits One-piece suits of Wool Jersey in all shades. $3.50 to $6.50. 1 Caps and shoes to match. E i i = ——— = 1 Summer Furniture for Porch and Home I Including Chairs, Rockers. Rugs, Swings, Screens, Couch Hammocks, E Refrigerators and Ice Boxes. 1— I E E s = | Hoosier Kitchen Cabinet The most helpful convenience you could put in your home. Investi- 1 gate the many wonderful improvements in our new models. $1 down—sl per week i imniiimmiimimiimmiiinmmiif WILLIAM K. JOHNSON, Solicitor ORDER OF PUBLICATION Theodosia A. Marcey vs. I’eter Marcey In the Circuit Court for Worcester I County. In Equity: No. 3201. The object of this suit is to pro- ; cure a decree of divorce a vinculo matrimonii of the plaintiff, Theodosia j A. Marcey, from the defendant, Peter i Marcey, and for the custody of the three infant children horn in their marriage. The hill states, that on the six teenth day of June, 1912, the .-aid Theodosia A. Marcey, pluintiff, was married to the said Peter Marcey. de fendant. and continued to live with him as his wife until July 31st, 1921. ami' that three children, all infants, were' horn in said marriage, namely, William Albert Marcey, i.ula Agnes Marcey and Lorenzo W. Marcey. That shortly after said marriage the said Peter Marcey, her husband. j began to treat her with great cruelty, J harshness and brutality at times striking and lieating her, and that his conduct became so intolerable that she was obliged to leave his house. That the plaintiff ever since said marriage has behaved herself as a faithful, affectionate and chaste wife, towards the said defendant, and her conduct ha- been above reproach. That since the said defendant has disappeared and his present where abouts are unknown to the plaintiff. That the name of the defendant under which she was married to him she has since been informed is not his real name, but assumed by him. That be has wholly failed to contribute toward her maintenance and support and of her three children, but has admittedly been contributing to the 1 -upport of other women. It is thereupon this 14th day of June, 1922. ordered by the Circuit Court for Worcester County, in Equity, that the plaintiff by causing j a copy of this order Ire inserted in some newspaper published in -aid Worcester County once in each of four successive weeks before the tenth day of July. 1922, give notice to the I said absent defendant of the object j and substance of this bill, warning j him to appear in this Court in (ter- I -on or by solicitor, on or before the j i 21st day of July next, to show cause, | i if any, he has, why a decree ought j not to be passer I as prayed. OLIVER I). COLLINS, Clerk. .True Copy, Test: OLIVER I). COLLINS, Clerk. SHOES 1 i: Sport Shoes AJ hI || for comfort i: i| Dress Shoes II for style < ► o THERE’S not a girl in Worcester County who will j I not adore these Summer offerings of Sport < Pumps and Dress Oxfords. They are the last j> ;; thing in shoe style and comfort. We have a wide <> | selection to choose from. Two of these have been < J j; picked at random, and show the low’ price— ;; SANDAL.—Of white ringskin, with AA ;; covered collegiate heel, . . o ;; OXFORD.— Of white buckskin, trim- <O* AA j; ;; med with black kid skin, . . \\ <> i > ! I And don’t forget that we have the most complete ! I ! I stock of Men’s and Young Men’s Shoes in this section ! 1 T. H. COLLINS & SON j ; SNOW HILL, MD. jj JUNE 17. 1922.