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PROUD OF LITTLE BEARCAT
Kir. Gap Johnson Naturally Elated at
8ma!l 8on Linguistic Ability in
r"My least boy. Bearcat," showed off
some at the cantata In the schoolhouse
tutner night," relates Mr Gap John
son of Bumpus Kidge, according to a
writer In Judge. "Mongst other things
they perpetrated a tableau called
IDmpty Is the Cradle; Baby's Gone!'
They had a table on the platform,
and Bearcat, all trimmed up In a white
robe with wings on the back, was lying
in It, with a belt around, his waist un
der; the gown and a wire running over
a hook in the ceiling and out through
ja hole in the winder pane.
"The Glee club was going to get off
the song, and at the proper moment a
bunch of boys outside would pull the
wire and haul Bearcat up'ards, per-
4doocin,jjtrwas -estimated, a solemn and
! ' "But they wanted to have the tab
leau along towards the last, and as
(the platform was small and they didn't
Shave any scenery they put Bearcat in
jthe cradle and set 'em back of the
iteaeher's desk before the crowd came.
(He is only four years old and nacher'l
enough he fell asleep, and when the
Glee club turned loose it didn't wake
"The first thing he knew he was
climbing heavenward out of a dream
with something pulling at him. For-.
getting where he was he gave a yell
-and grabbed the cradle. Up they went,
Bearcat, cradle and all. The load was
heavier than the boys outside ex-
3ected, and they buckled to it right
sably. So when the kid dropped the
cradle about three-quarters of the way
sup, the reaction caused the boys to
.'yank him against the ceiling with
i fury that" like to have busted the
ipoor little feller's crust. You never
'.heard such cussing out of a four-year
-old in all your life. Although he's my
Doy, i naa no laee ne was nan. so
SEEMS HARD LAW OF NATURE
(JMost Advanced Types of All Living
Things the Hardest to Preserve,
j Multiply, and Develop.
The undersized and ugly bronchos of
the southwest endure readily the strain
of conditions which kill bigger, strong
er and more tractable horses. It is no
trouble to raise mongrel puppies, but
often the larger part of valuable litters
tram the most admired stocks of the
best breeds of dogs cannot be saved
by veterinary skill.
The most advanced types of civil
ized man suffer from numerous bodily
ills which seem never to touch sav
ages, immune in their filth and theii
ignorance. It is not easy to develop
the brain beyond the average limits
of human growth without impairing
physical vitality and efficiency.
All the way up from simple vegeta
ble forms of life the law of nature Is
that the most advanced types shall be
hardest to preserve, multiply and de
velop. It is a vast handicap upon prog
ress which often seems to mock the
endeavors of mankind. It is as if ef
fort more than achievement were the
foremost DurDose. the chief goal of
No Useless Formalities.
Traveling with Sir Arthur Mark-
ham on one occasion, the conversation
with' the present writer turned on the
limits of self-defense. "I shot a man
once,' said Sir Arthur. "And what
hirammed?" I incruired : "was there
trouble?" "No," came the reply,
"there might have been elsewhere, but
it was in a wild part of Russia. The
man was trying to enter my bedroom.
window at night, and I shot him. He
fell outside. A small patrol of Cos
sacks was passing within reach of the
snnnd of the revolver. They came
along, secured the wounded man,
asked a few questions, and disposed
of the whole business by hanging my
bnrelar on the nearest tree. I heard
mo more aDcrat tne matter." -xms
jmethod of dealing with a very plain
business seemed to De tnorongniy m
jpcord with Sir Arthur's wish to have
ithlngs done without any bothering red-
Itape or formalities. Westminster Ga-.
Love Begets Love.
.Then the great question comes: Is
mot love a perfectly free and capri
cious agent? Can I control my feelings
for others or their feelings for me?
The answer is, "Certainly you can.'
Love is just exactly as much a matter
of cause and effect as are learning or
health or building a house. Loving and
being loved is a perfectly pliable mat
ter that lies in your own hands; and
nts accomplishment consists in the con
stant practice of kind and affectionate
thoughts and words and deeds. It can
be accomplished under the most seem-
ilngly adverse circumstances. If you
fcthink over your own life, over what
won believe to be your spontaneous af
fections, whom is it you love? Undoubt-
ledly someone who does not make much
Sof your failings, but encourages your
good qualities ; someone who sees
something admirable in you; someone
jwho overlooks the roughness and ex
crescences and finds the neauty under
"Did the speaker make much of an
Impression on you?"
"But I understood he threw some
bacteria and guaranteed not to soil, tie
tclpthes." fflrmlnguam Age-Jaeraiq,
COUNTY OFFICERS' SALARIES FIXED.
New Board of County Commissioners Transact
Much Business at First Session.
The old board of county comis-
m . .. .1 :
sioners met mono ay morning,
December 4th, previous to the ex
piration of their term. All mem-
bets were present and Chairman
H. C. Trott presided.
The board ordered that C M C
Barger, tax collector for Salis
bury township, be given until
June 1st, 1917, to collect the 1916
taxes in said township.
It was ordered that a certain
section of ihe St Peter's road,
leading: from court house hill, be
Ordered that Jonathan Lyerly
be given enough terra cotta to
drain a private road, if he asked
for same, and that a certain bank
in front of Lyerly's store be cut
down and that the ground where
certain excavating had been done
Ordered that W. T Sumner be
given $15 as rent for certain land
that is being used for yard.
It was ordered that the public
road crossing Jake Speck's field
be changed and that Mr. Speck
pay all expenses of changing said
The board ordered that O O.
Harrison be given $5 for top
?oii furnished on the Lincoln
There being no further business
before it the old board ad
journed, this being their last
This being the first Monday in
December and being the time for
the new board of County commis
sioners to meet and organize the
same was done.
The new board consists of J. S.
Hall, F. D Patterson, N. W.
vienius, E. E. Gray, C J. Flem
L,, A. Kesler and Wm. Kest-
The clerk, J. 0" Deaton, .was
made temporary chairman, and
the first business was to elect a
permanent chairman A vote was
taken and stood four for J. S
Hall and three for E. E. Gray,
and after due consideration Mr
Hall was declared unanimously
elected. . This being" done the
board commenced its regular
Messrs C J Fleming-, F D Pat
terson and Chairman J b ilall
were made a committee to look
after the old court house.
It was ordered that Messrs
Thomason and Kesler be empow
ered to look ov'er and settle matter
regarding road across Mr Lisk's
It was ordered G Y Thomason
go and make settlement with
LKes'ler for damages to crop.
right of way, sand and so forth
pertaining- to the Krider school
house and Cleveland.
Peeler & Company were given
the contract for supplies for the
camps, home and work house.
It was ordered that G. Y.
Thomason be and is hereby made
road superintendent for Rowan
countY- at a salarv ot $150
Messrs Kester and Thomason
were made a committee to look
over the Grubb ferry road.
The board then adjourned to
meet again December 5th. 1916.
The board met as per adjourn
ment, all members being present
The chair called tne same to or
der and proceeded with business
This being- the time for regu
lation of salaries tor tne various
county officers this work was tak
en up and after due consideration j
it was ordered that there be noj
change made in any of the said
salaries except that of the county
auditor, which was made $100 a
month for the time being.
A H Boyden appeared before
the board and asked that the same
give $100 to the board of public
charities and the same was un
r tt i- i
j n rsaKer was retained as
manager of the county home
J L Shuping was retained as
manager of the county w crkhouse
The Summersett Undertaking
Company was given the contract
i or tne county uuueriaKinjf
ROCKWELL ROUTE NO. 2.
have gone to Chattanooga, Tenn.
aasa KAavor an
Arthur Bost. a popular railroad
man who has his run' out from
Salisbury, was down at his moth
er's last Tuesday and engaged in
a good old-fashioned rabbit hunt.
G H Sifford . purchased the
wheat reaper at J C Fink's sale.
The Christmas exeicises and
treat will be at Organ church on
Christmas day at 10 a. m.
Frank Laney will -move from
near Monroe this week to John
H L Lyerly is cutting a fine lot
of timber on his large plantation
near Rock Grove church.
Rev T L Noble, a former past
or of Rock Grove church, preach
ed at Rock Grove one night last
We are informed that there will
be a Christmas exercise at Rock
Grove church. We have not
earned the date and hour.
Many farmers are complaining
of having a bad stand of wheat
Miss Mae Rainey, of Faith,
yisited her sister, Mrs. John
Ketner of Organ church, Sunday,
Harry Lee Fisher visited at
Orlin Cruse's recently.
Will Trexler of near Mt Hope
church bought a new Ford auto
mobile. Uncle Bill.
Certain Cure for Croup.
Mrs. Rose Middleton, of Green
ville, 111., has had experience in
the treatment of this disease.
She says, ,4When my children
were small my son had croup
requently. Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy always broke up these
attacks immediately, and I was
never without it in the house. I
have taken it myself for coughs
and colds with good results."
It was ordered that the private
road giviner T I Steele outlet to
be new Wilkesboro road be built.
-It was ordered that there be no
change in the survey of the road
across Luther Hoffner's land.
It was ordered that $5 per week
be given Capt BFCj uble to be
used for the benefit of two sick
negroes in the city.
It was orpered that M E Miller
be employed as county engineer
for a term of three months at a
salary of $125 a month and he
furnish his own car.
Ordered that Kerr Craige, Esq,
be employed as countv attorney
Ordered that the work of help
as guards and so forth at the
county camps be left with the
Ordered that Superintendent
Thomason and the county en
gineer make survey of road across
A L Smoot's farm
E B Lentz and son were retain
ed as janitors at court house
The finance committee of the
old board of county commissioners
made the following report:
To the Board of County Commis
We, the undersigned finance
committeejof the board of county
commissioners, do hereby hand
you our quarterly report.
We have examined and checked
up the different accounts in the
books kept by the county treasur
er of the different funds in our
care and find them all correct
and in good shape.
H C TROTT,
J W PEELER,
WT SUMNER, ,
Finance Committee for Board
for 1915 and 1916.
ill Old Han's Stomach,
As we grow older and less
active, less and less food is re-
If too muchVia-ibai
bitually taken, the stomach will
rebel. When a mau.J'eaches the
advanced age of 85 or 90, yon. will
find that he is a light eater. Be
as careful as you will, however,
you will occasionally eat more
than you should and will feel the
need of Chamberlain's Tablets to
correct the disorder. These
tablets do not contain pepsin,
but strengthen the stomach ' and
enable it to perform its functions
naturally. They also cause a
gentle movement of the bowels.
PERU KICKED OUT
. - :
R Don LOTS haSRjpWCftaSjd-tlll) MOW
Jacket And is Aeain la Harass.
R Don Lawrs, .who sometime
ago .sold the Yellow Jacket , of
Moravian Falls,' has repurchased
same and as he says ( is again
"skinning skunks at. the old
stand." He is furnishing' some
interesting stuff on Peru. The
following is taken from .Jthe Yel
-Absolute relgious liberty is the
great American ideal. tIts com
plete accomplishment was the
chief purpose of patriotic fore-'
fathers who dreamed of ja perfect
government by the people where
every man and woinan ?ould wor
ship according to the dictates of
his own conscience. Rome, fail
ing1 to gain early control of this
Republic, sent her deviJjsh Jesuit
missionaries into South! America
where for many centuries Romish
intolerance held th Spanish
American in religious bondage.
But one by one the South Amer
ican republic threw off' the yoke,
fighting bigotry to the' last ditch,
thothe revolutionists themselves
were nominally Catholic. In
Peru the struggle has pi as ted for
twenty years. Rome being driv
en from trench to trench, and her
Jesuit priests fightinglike dem
ons to retain their old-time su
Heres how Bishop Stutitz de
scribes the final victory of Prot
estantism in the Worfd Outlook:
Enraged at the success of a
medical missionary j: near Lake
Titicaca a Roman Catholic bishop
took the police out to the missioa,
had over thirty men' and women
arrested and tied to a long- rope,
and marched them through the
streets to the common jaiU" , .
No such outbreak of Inquisi
tional fires had been seen lor at
least a generation, nd it lit a
conflagration Pttblll - sentiment
burned hotgainjliStiy ehich
authorized such an outrage.'
Public meetings were held; peti'
tion to Lima, the capitol, set the
prisoners free; and the senator
from that district was ordered to
present a bill to repeal the old law
of intolerance or lose his seat.
His bill passed to his great sur-
prise, witnin ten days ot. its
first reading, going through both
Senate and House of Deputier by
an overwhelming majority.
Betngf an amendmant to the
Constitution, it needed to be con
firmed by a two thirds vote "in a
subsequent year." In 1914 it
was smothered in committee by a
Peruvian "Joseph Cannon".
brother of the Roman bishop of
Trujillo. But lrat November it
was triumphantly passed by both
houses of the Peruvian Congress.
cut anotner oitncuity arose.
The President refused to siarn it.
After the lapse of the constitu
i t . r . ..
uouai numoer or days, it was
passed again and became effective
from December 1, 1915
l he scenes of those last days
Driven to bay in the last and
most fanatical capitol of the
Western Hemisphere, Romanist
leaders f ough t desperately. -They
flooded the city and nation with
They organized the women o
Lima and had themstay for days
in the cathedral and near-by
churches ready to storm the Sen
ate and House of Deputies
when the bill came up for its fi
At the signal the women rush
ed to the legislative chamber.
They sent for their husbands
and brothers who were members.
They shouted, Viva la Iglesia
Romania", in the corridors and
- A priest naore agile and dariug
tTian7 the others leaped over chairs
and seized the-bill from the: hand
of the member who wasrent
ing it for final passage tore it to
scraps, shouting at the top of his
voice; "Death to the Masons!
Down with the Proiestaut3l
Viva la Iglesia Romania!"
After much turmoil the cham
bers were cleared, and when the
I vote was reeorded only two votes
R L Lomax, a Davidson county
farmer, living on routs No. 3,
Lin wood, was in Salisbury re
cently and exhibited a number
of pewter pans, plates and I
spoons, which he ploughed up in
one of his fields several days ago.
The ware was in splendid con
dition. When found it was
buried about'S eighteen inches
below the surface and the small
er pan was inside the larger one
and the spoons were in the
plates which were stacked one
upon another and the pans cov
ered over these. This srround
has been Worked before but had
hardly been ploughed to the
depth . of eighteen inches. On
he bottom of one of, the plates
was the word London and also
some English designs a coat-of-
arms. Just how Jonsr this ware
had lain under the ground is not
Mr. Lomax carried the ware
to a local jeweler and had it ex
amined and tested. It was found
o be pewter and the opinion
was advanced that it was prob
ably two hundred years old.
This adds strength to the beliel
hat it was buried in the place
where it was ploughed up during
he Revolutionary war. Mr Lo
max will polish it up and keep it
as a souvenir.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
By local applications, as they
cannot reach the diseased portion
of the ear. There is only one way
to cure deafness, and that is by
constitutional remedies. Deaf
ness is caused by an inflamed
condition of the mucous lining: of
the Eustachian Tube. When this
tube is inflamed you have a rum
bling sound or imperfect hearing
and when it is entirely closed.
Deafness is the result, and unless
the inflammation can be taken
out and this tube restored to its
nortual condition hearing will be
destoyed forever; nine cases: out
ten are caused by Catarrh which
is nothing but an inflamed condi
tion at the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred
Dollars for any case of Deafness
caused by catarrh that cannot be
cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure
Send for circulars, free.
F J Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio.
Sold by Druggists 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
had been chansred by all the
frantic efforts of the Romanist
leaders. The bill was passed by
a vote of fifty-six to twelve and
religious liberty granted to the
last nation west of the Atlantic
This one victory alone is j usti-
fication of all the expediture of
money and life in South America
by the Protestant Churches from
1836 to 1916.
Let us not forget that these
Jesuits driven out of Peru and
themselves on the United States
and we must fight them to-the
last ditch to retain our religious
A Good Friend
A good friend stands by you in
need. Salisbury people tell how
Doan's Kidney Pills have stood
the test. Mr Glover endorsed
Doan's over eight years ago and
again contirms tne story, uoum
you ab iui iiimc tuuvmtiug icat-
: : a4.
John W Glover, shoe repairer,
130 N Main St. , Salisburv. savs:
I suffered severely from back-
ache and pains across my loins.
I couldn't get out of bed.
Doan's Kidney Pills had great
ly relieved one of the family of
kidney trouble and I began using
them" -The pain in my back stop
(Statement -given January 6.
Ott March 10. 1915 Mr GloVer
;saia r i inarven t naa to taKe
f Doan's "Kid'uey Pills for a long
time. I still consider them the
best medicine for kidney trou
-Price 50c. at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy,
get Doan's Kidney Pills, the
LmA that Mr. Glover .had.
Foster-Milburn Co., Props.,
Buffalo, N, Y,
INVADERS FORCJNC RUMANIANS BACK.
Teutons Emerge From Swamps Witii 35 Giles
oi Plains Separating Them From Biizen;
The Hungarians and German
troops fighting on the center of
the line in Rumania have emersr
ed from the swamp lands r of the
Jajomitza river and made a cross
ing of the stream near Receanu.
about midway between Bucharest
and the important railroad junc
tion town of Buzeu.
Between the invaders and Bu
zeu now lie about 35 miles of
plains with no more rivers to
cross until the Buzeu itself is
reached. Despite heavy rains
and soggy ground, the -forces of
the Teutonic Allies all along the
front in Rumania continue to.
make progress. The RumaniAE
attacks which had held the in
vaders in the Ploechti region now
nave been broken, according u
Berlin Several thousand' addi
tional Rumanians have been raadt
In he fiii-hiinjjf in the easterr
'HrpuhiaJis and along ibe- Mol
iavi -n front all the Russian at
tack have been repulsed, says tin.
iitl n war office.
Considerable heavy fighting
lias again taken placein the Cer
na river region ot berbia. O- ti
the Berlin and Bulgarian war cK
fices report the repulse of strong
Entente allied attacks in thib
sector, Berlin asserting that the
French and Serbians sufferer
sanguinary losses. However, at
advance of several hundred yards
against the Teutonic allies west
of Suhodol, northeast of Monastir
is reported by the Serbian gener
al staff, while the French official
communication records the push
ing forward of the Entente line
about 800 meters near Vlaklar.
Artillery actions and small en
gagements continue on the west
ern front in France and Belgium
and also in the .Austro-Italian
theater. Quiet prevails in Rus
sia and Qalicia.
t he-"(3rfeek s4tuatioaremains
tense. Conferences between the"
entente Allies in an endeavor to
reach a very radical solution of
the problem are in progress, ac
cording to an announcement of
the British foreign office. Un
official report say a revolution has
been started in the Cyclades is
lands in the Aegean Sea.
A speech by the German Im
perial Chancellor at the opening
of the Reichstag Tuesday is be
ing awaited in Germany with
much interest. The speech, it is
said, will be "the most remark
able since the outbreak of the war
and of worldwide historical im
Constipation Causes Bad Skin.
A dull and pimpy skin is due
to a sluggish bowel movement
Correct this condition and clear
your complexion with Dr King's
.New Life fills. This. mild laxa
tive taken at bedtime will assure
you a full, free, non-griping
movement in the morning. Drive
out tne auii, listless leeiing re
from overloaded intes
tines and sluggish liver. Get a
bottle to day At all Druggist,
25c. Weather Forecast for December, 1916.
From 1 to 9, fair with slight
i.i j 1 i
tnreaiemngs aiong, some cooi.
rom y to 17, wind, rams and
slightly stormy, near snow.
From l7 to 24. rain witHliirbt
. . ,
jjiuiut, w ox, suuw uortn,
chang;eable here and mild with
some cool along.
From 31 to Jan, 7, rain and
wind, some stormy along, soraj
Not so much r'n 'ii:: aoout the
17th to 28th and tirst week in
R-3, Box 167, Salisbury, N. C.
For a Weak Stomach.
As a general rule ai! you need
to do is to adopt a diet suited to
vour acre and occupation and to
feeep your bowels regular. When
J . . . .
you f eel at you have eaten too
mucn ana wnen constipated, take
one of Ghamberlain's Tablets,
tks mm OF FROBIEira.
Rore Toan M hiMxkliill Per
" tent 8i tnafifea ucsermMM&sa. . .'
Sixty millicn people in the '
United States are living under
prohibition; mo than 85 per.
cent, of the area of tha United
States, not counting1 Alaska, is
dry; and at the game time pro- .
duction of distilled liquors is on
William H. Osborn, commis- ;
sioner of internal revenue,- in his
annual report, declares eJstt that
though production of fermented
iquor decreased in -the first few
months of the year, a steady in
crease followed. BhotlAa-D-ino-.
ommissioner Osborh's report
ays, continues unabatecfv and
will continue until there, is
nore hearty co operation of local
jmcers m the various States.
Figures on the spread of
rohibitiott are obtained from
the Anti-Saloon League They
snow that exactly 86.3 per cent.
of the nation fin arM. ia Ar
ind 13.7 per cent. wet.
On the basis of the census of
L910 the last Federalf census.
tha dry territory contains 59.1
per cent pf the people and the
et territory 40.9 per cent
riiis compilation includes as dry
the four States. Michieanv Mon-
etna, Nebraska and South
Dakota, voted dry at the No
Detroit, with 800,000 people,
will be dry when the Michigan
prohibition law goes into ef
fect. The largest city already
dry is Seattle, with 310,000.
Tne biggest dry city in a State
lhat is not under State-wide pro
hibition is CUtubridge, Mass.,
with 125,000. There are many
other dry cities in "wet" States,
including Berkley, Cal., Bock
ford, Decatur, Eigin and Gales
burg, Illinois, Shreveport, La.,
Brockton andSomerville, Mass.,
and Flint, KaLtmazoo," Lansing
and Battle Creek .Mich., which
went dry in advance of the rest
bfiJic-States.- , 4 J.::-
In three States, Indiana,
Florida and Utah, Legislatures
have been elected which are ex
pected to adopt prohibition leg
islation in 1917. .Florida al
ready is 90 per cent, dry, Indi
ana 65 per cdii! dry and Utah
55 per cent, dry, reckoning by
Other States where the battle
lines will be drwvn shortly ar e
Kentucky, now CO per cent, dry,
and Minnesota, 60 per cent dry.
Riiodo Ibtano presents the
hardes, problem for the Anti-Saloon
Leagues only three per cent,
of the people of ihat State having
voted them&elvos free from the
saloons, although the State has
had a local option law since 1838.
Five per cant, of the people of
New Jersey and 7 per cent, of
New York State are dry. In
Illinois 42 per cent, of the popu
lation has na sa;oons. California
and Missouri, which, defeated
prohibition it the last election,
have 26 and 50 per cent, of their
people in dry territory, respec-
The battlo for national pro.
hibition through an amendmant
to the Federal constitution, is de
pended upon by the anti-saloon
forces to force liquor out of the
otates that oppose prohibition
Hrs. ?. 0. StuchoII Ijlis How Sits Cared fie t
Sou et a Cold.
When my son Ellis was sick
with a cold last winter I gave
him Chamberlain's CoUgh Rem
edy. Xt helped him at once and
quickly broke ap his cold," writ
es Mrs. P. O. Stuchell, Homer
Gity, Pa. This remedy has been
iu use for many years. Its good
qualities have been fully proven
by many thousands of people It
is pleasant and safe to take.
Rowin Ginning Report
Cotton S'istician Chas. H.
Gmber makes the following re
Cotton ginned to December.
1916. 4,004 U es.
To. December, 1915, 5,063
decrease to December 19lfi
ovir v mount ginned to December
I mo, is l,05U bales.