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THE DEMOCRATIC MESSENGER Entered at the Postoffice at Snow Hill, Md., as second-class matter. Published every Saturday. C. L. VINCENT & C. V. WHITE. Editor*. Subscription $1.50 a Year in Worcester Co. $2.00 outside of the County. The Leading Newspaper of Worcester County. THE SHIFTS OF FASHION. The men folks watch the vagaries of women’s clothing styles with some wonder, and express themselves with some emphasis concerning the same. But they have mighty little influence over women as respects fashions. Every extreme of style that has Been in vogue lor many years has been ridiculed and caricatured to the limit. The funny men have joked about them, the cartoonists have exaggerated them. And yet fair woman goes on sweetly unconcerned about masculine epinion, wearing just what she pleas* s. and altering her fashions when she gets good and ready. Probably the reason is thaf a good looking woman looks attractive in any style, no matter how freak ish it is. A considerable protest is now being uttered both by men and women against the return of the long skirts. The lounger crowd are eager for glimpses of feminine anatomy, while others argue that short dresses are a healthful fashion that permit women and girls to live a more vigorous and active life. Many women are re solving never again to put on long and entangling garments. But will they lie able to stand out against the overpowering sway of the fashion magnates '.’ In previou years there have been movements toward common sense in dress, and women of inde pendent habits have always rebelled against the freaks of style. Still the great majority of the sex have copied the styles pretty faithfully and may do so again. Yet every year the women folks grow more independent, as more of them assume the tasks of men. The business women are becoming a bigger factor every year in governing styles, and the time will come when their verdict will he more influential than that of the queens of society. THE KICKER ELEMENT. As most large family circles usually have one member who takes a sour view of home relations, so every community has its kicker and knocker element. Some persons have a genius for fault finding. According to their story, politics is so full of cor ruption. with all parties about alike, that it is hardly worth while for a citizen to bother to vote. Business, they feel, is rotten and full of cheating and robbery. When they get down to their home town, they are always point ing out faults and flaws, and rarely saving a word of encourage ment and appreciation. A person of that kind is rarely found doing anything to improve conditions. If the community is as badly off as he says, one would think that he would feel the absolute necessity of taking hold to do things better. Yet if you suggest to such a person that he serve on some committee or take up some little respon sibility himself, he is almost sure to turn you down. Such a person may obey all the laws and he in away a good citizen, yet he does an enormous amount of harm. He throws a pall of discouragement over enterprises that others attempt, and can show all kinds of reasons why the same are poorly planned and will be a failure. His critical faculties are developed to a high point of efficiency and the faults he finds may often exist. / But the trouble is that lie utterly fails to realize, that difficul ties can be overcome. Men of an achieving type recognize all the flaws that the knocker points out. but they do not lie down defeated before them. They put their wits to work, to remove flaws and overturn obstacles, and commonly they succeed. Thus they lift their community and themselves to higher levels of use fulness and prosperity, while the knocker drags along in the ame old rut. . . .. .1. •. - - - - ■ NEWARK Mrs. Ennna Carroll, of Hurloek, visited Mrs. Virginia Adkins this week. Mrs. Carroll, who wa- the daughter of "Preacher Dennis" wa reared in Worcester County, but this was the first visit to old friends in 38 years. Mr. ami Mrs. S. K. Shockley, of Whiton, and Miss Kdna Dryden. of Berlin, visited Dr. and Mrs. Lingo Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Johnson. , of Snow Hill, visited Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Tull Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Truitt and Mrs. L. A. Davis visited Mr. and Mrs. G. TV Richardson Sunday, George K. Richardson, of Kennedyville, also spent Sunday with hi.- parents. Mrs. Doris Northam, of Snow Hill, who has been ill at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Janie.- Adkins, is able to be out again. Wesley Mumford and Elton Mason left Monday morning foi Maryland University, College I’aik. Elizabeth Richardson left Wednes day for St. Mary’s Female Seminary. She was accompanied to Baltimore by her mother, Mrs. (i. T. Richardson, who left her in charge of teachers and pupils en route for St. Mary’s. Last Sunday was Rally Day in Bowen M. E. Church. The edifice was well filled and the interest manifested In Sunday School work was well pleasing to the Superintendent. C. W. Mumford. There were fine addresses by Misses Georgia Godwin, Emily I Dennis, Virginia Jackson, George T. Kichard.-on, C. W. Mumford and the Pastor, Rev. F. W. Godwin. Mr. H. W. Bowen, Assistant Superintendent, had charge of the program. Miss Elizabeth Richardson was in charge of the music. Miss Blunch Dennis sang a very appropriate solo, which was enjoyed by all. (iIKDLKTREK Mr. A. L. Gorily is being treated at . th*' Academy of Ontology in Somerset . County. His many friends hope he . will be much benefitted. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peters and son, i Charles, of Salisbury, -pent the week end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. • J. S. Scarborough. Mrs. C. C. Pilchard visited Mrs. ( Aaron Hudson the latter part of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ferguson and • son. Mrs. Cary Kstis, and Mr. Jack • son. of South Hill, Va., have returned home, after a few days' stay with their aunt, Miss Mollie Rowley. Mrs. Byrd, of Salisbury, who .-pent a part of last week with her sister, , i Mrs. T. J. Savage, has returned home. Mr. G. L. Barnes, Jr., has returned | from a business trip to the Northern ■ cities. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Townsend have I returned from a few days’ visit to relatives in Chester and Philadelphia. Miss Mary Outen has returned j from a few days’ visit to her cousins, I Misses Ruth and Edna Jones, in Poco moke. Mrs. Riddle and daughter, who have been visiting her mother, Mrs. William Straughn, has returned to her home in Baltimore. Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Pilchard, and Mrs. H. W. Pilchard and daughter, i Lois, visited relatives at Oak Hall | Sunday. I Mrs. C. C. Ellis, of New York, is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Scarborough, and other friends i in town. Rev. Paul Watson and family, of Bacon, Va., are visiting his parents, ■ Mr. and Mr.-. C C. Wat.-on. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Selby and , daughtc . oral dine, of Chincoteague, spent the week end with their par* ■ ents, Mi and Mrs. /,. J. Selby. Mr. and Mis. Raymond Bounds spent Sunda, with Mr. M. P. Selby, and wife THE DEMOCRATIC MESSENGER, SNOW HILL, MARYLAND. WELBOURNE Mr. anil Mr. Maurice Brimer, of Pocomoke, spent Sunday with her sis ter, Mrs. Grover Ward. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Payne and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Matthews, of Somerset County, near Pocomoke. Mr. Minos Pilchard has lost another valuable horse this week with spinal meningitis. The Ladies Aid Society of Kemson M. E. Church will meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John <5. Gootco, of RACES AT Franklin Park Berlin WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY October 4th & sth Everybody knows that Berlin Races are good, and this year they are going to be better that ever. OTHER ATTRACTIONS Automobile Races, Motorcycle Races, and Side Shows with acrobatic performers. The Berlin Track is now a member of the National Trotting association, which assures the protection of horses from being outlawed and guarantees good races to the pulbic. $400.00 IN PURSES and classes will be awarded to suit the entries. COLLINS & COMPANY, Mgrs. One Of Many! Bib Wl * v This Hat represents one of the many styles we have this season. We have the largest stock of hats we have ever carried. They are beauties, and are popularly priced. Call and see them. T. H. COLLINS & SON SNOW HILL, MARYLAND l improves your home like fresh Wall Paper We not only keep for sale the latest in Wall Paper, but we put it on for you, if you wish us to. No better stock in the country. JOHN T. SMULLEN, JR. POCOMOKE C ITY, MD. near Pocomoke, on Thursday after noon. October sth. Everybody invited 1 to attend. Mr. Clinton Brown has purchased a new Hupniobile. Rev. Mr. Bicking, of Pocomoke, I conducted sendees on Thursday eve ning at Remson M. E. Church. Sunday School next Sunday morn • ing at ten o’clock at Remson M. E. Church. Everybody welcome. i The school of experience grants no diplomas. There is always a post graduate course. . 1 ~ - ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦•♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦•♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦••♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦mm j! is TWO 810 STORES pttn ,. ITAIII I; FILLED POCOMOKE !! j g INEXPENSIVE j i M\ Dresses (84 sdt, j fj| Coat, imji- $25.00 j; J Will purchase a good garment this season we invite ; ;; you to see our large stock j; <> < ► < > o o o J; Come try them on. While our temporary store building is small, our stock of ready- J; o to-wear is large—just as large indeed as we carried before the fire. Styles were V, 1 ;; never prettier nor prices lower. W’e shall be glad to have you see the new Fall ; > ;; Merchandise on display. Arrange to visit us. You will be delighted. ;; o n o < ► o o < > n <> < > o < > :: Dependable Furniture—At Great Savings :: The steady demand for high grade furniture at low prices han caused us to seek greater floor space. I'ntil our new store is finished our furniture show rooms will he located on the corner of Clarke Avenue and Willow Street just over the Telephone Exchange. We have a splendid display in ] [ the newest and most reliable woods and finishes. We will be glad to take * j | J | you through and quote you prices on any suite or odd piece you may desire J | ; J for the home. ; | < > <, I’ I * o Our Prices are right- we can save you money j; < > <> < > o o < ► ♦ Our many years experience m compounding the most exacting prescriptions of physicians, and the high quality drugs we have always sold, | makes you feel safe in bringing prescriptions eie *° e Remember, also, that we carry a complete stock °f the best proprietary medicines. x. a 'i y P. D. Cottingham & Co. J ' SNOW HILL’S DRUGGISTS i * SUPERIOR FLAT-TREAD CORD TIRES “Just What the Name Signifies” NET PRICE Oversize Cords f 30x3A, $11.55 32x41, $26.65 32x34, $17.55 33x44, $27.05 31x4, $21.45 34x44, $27.75 32x4, $22.95 35x44, $28.45 33x4, $23.55 33x5, $34.75 34x4, $24.05 35x5, $36.55 Adjustments Made on a Basis of 10,000 Miles L. W. GUNBY CO. SALISBURY. MD. SEPTEMBER 30, 1922.