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SPARKS CIRCUS IN SANFORD. |
Exhibit on Sarturday, November 3rd'
two Performances. .
In the afternoon and evening under
a huge mass of canvas, the finest cir
cus ever made by the ingenuity and
courage of men, will parade and show
in Sanford, on Saturday, November
•3rd, to make the young folks happy
and the old folks young. The great
parade is on Saturday morning at 10.
30 o clock. First of all, a real wild
animal circus is a 1923 acquisition,
having been imported from the world’s
gieatest wild animal training quar
ters at Stellinghen, Germany. In
cluded in these displays will be found
lions, tigers, leopards, polar and
Ij bears——even trained ostriches will
be seen m addition to the Sparks
group of sixteen “Rotation” horses,
the two elephant herds, fancy gaited
horses, the Bibb County Pig Circus
Capt Tieber’s seals, and hosts of oth
ers of a novel nature. The circus
pioper opens with an elaborately
staged spectacle, “Echoes from the
Reign of King Tut,” in which all of
the animals, performers, premier
dancers and a large chorus partici
pate. As a fitting finish to the all
fmature performance, a genuine En
r Fox : H unt, introducing real Ir
ish-bred high jumpers, broad jumpers
and perfectly schooled fox-hounds,
\\ ill replace the old-time and very
dangerous chariot races usually to be
found with other circuses.
Remember the date and place, at
Sanford, N. C., on Saturday, Novem- l
Tom Tarheel says that it is better
to preserve a farm building with paint
than to build a new one at present
prices of lumber.
many farms equipped TO 4
GENERATE OWN ELECTRICITY
Mo Need to Wait for Power Com
Now in Use.
“Well, guess I've lagged my last pail
of water on this farm!"
“And I don’t believe I’ll ever have
to wash another lainp chimney or trim
another lamp wick and get my fingers
Such is the conversation between
the farmer and his wife the morning
after a farm light and power set goes
Into action on their farm. Although
they may be located beyond the reach
of any power company’s lines, they
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Four Operations at Once—l Horsepower Motor Driving Pump, Churn,
Washer and Cream Separator.
get electricity just the same by mak
ing it themselves.
Trade reports indicate that numer
ous farms which are thus situated are
meeting the problem in just this way.
They are putting in self-contained
electrical plants, each one consisting
of a gas engine which burns oil, usual
ly plain kerosene, and a generator
which produces electricity. Such
sets, ranging from one to four kilo
watts capacity, have proved great bur
den-lifters to farm families.
They bring about the same trans
formation which would come to pass
if the farm in question could purchase
electric energy from a power company.
And the power company might be a
long time extending its lines far
enough into rural districts so that
these particular farms could benefit
Farm Makes Own Electricity
The farm light and power set is
usually installed in the cellar of the
farm house. Once put in it is simple
to operate, and the electricity gener
ated by the generator is fed into a
storage battery and can then be used
for lights or for driving motors or
The farm house can be thoroughly
wired if a farm light and power set
is used, just the same as if the elec
tricity came from some power com
pany’s line. The wires can also be
extended all over the farm. There can
be electric lights in the barn, electric
motors at the grinder, the corn sheller
or the wood saw.
If it is a dairy farm electrically
driven milking machines can milk the
cows, electric motors can run the
churn and the cream separator. The
electric current, in whatever part of
the farm it may be used, comes origi
nally from the compact little equip-
EFFECTS OF SHADED LIGHTS ARE PLEASING
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I Shaded lamps and candles are becoming more and more popular for
lighting purposes and the effects gained by their use are much more pleasing
than the brilliant lighting formerly used. Little, if any, overhead lighting •
would be necessary in this living room. A pair of parchment-shaded torchiers j
on the table shed a soft glow sufficient for everything except reading, and a J
conveniently-placed table and lamp supply a good reading i*ght when desired, j
DO NOT USE TOO MUCH CRETONNE IN A ROOM
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Cretonnes are good, but do not overdo them is the advice of the interior
decorators. In a room with a figured wall covering or a patterned rug, even a !
very attractive cretonne strikes a wrong note. The room shown in the sketch ■
affords a very pleasing effect gained by using a chintz patterned paper hung in
panels, white ruffled curtains and ivory woodwork and furniture. A taupe car
pet covering the entire floor is a new touch.
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ment hidden away in the cellar of the
In effect the farmer has his own in
dependent electric light and power
system, which he, owns himself and
operates solely for his own farm.
City Comfort in Farm Houses
There are some farmers who are !
veterans in respect to electrical farm
ing. They were among the first to
purchase these units. Some of them
have told how they fe~l about this in-’
vention after giving it a stiff practical
test. In general their observation is
that they never knew what "easy
Work" meant before they got electric
ity by means of this apparatus.
T * these farm houses life has the
aspect of a city home. An electrlf
dish washer handles the dishes after
a hearty meal for the family and the
hired help. An electric clothes wash
er gets rid of the drudgery of the big
weekly wash. On stifling hot days an
electric fan cools the air. An electric
vacuum cleaner keeps the house clean
and does lt without filling the air with
And in such farm houses no one is •
seen filling kerosene lamps or washing
Washing Clothes the Electrical Way
lamp chimneys or going down cellar j
with a candle. Instead a switch is
turned as quickly as the wink of an
eyelash and instantly all the light one
can wish for fills the room.
AUTOMOBILE AND SABBATH.
Perhaps it is all right, and perhaps
the world is working; towards a better
end, to those of us who were
trained in the old time notion that
Remember the Sabbath Day” means
something the present tendency to get
away from the laws that go back to
Sinai seem significant.
Henry Ford is supposed to be a
presidential possibility. Henry Ford
in many respects might be all right.
' But Henry has done more to make the
old time Sabbath day a mere tradi
tion than any other man living or
dead. Other automobile builders have
done their share, but because Ford
has built more cars than anyone, he
has had more influence, for the auto
mobile has absolute disregard for
Sunday as anything but a day of hi
larity. Sunday at the present time is
i a day to go to church, possibly, but
only for an hour or so. The recent
gatherings at Bethesda, where the
folks came and stayed during a con
siderable portion of the day, was an
exception to the current practice of
this age. Nowadays those who go to
church get through with the task as
soon as possible, and then a large pro
portion bring out the car and the rest
of the day is given over to racing up
and down the roads. i
This might not, perhaps, be so bad,
but to run cars makes it as necessary
to run shops, and gasoline stations.
The driver is likely to meet with an
accident or to need gas and oil, and
he wants the supply station to be
ready to care for him. So they are
prepared for him. Even this might
be tolerated under the new attitude
we are taking of the Sabbath day,
but it is not all, for along with the
open shops it is becoming common i
along the roads to see the stores and
other establishments open for the
Sunday is rapidly becoming, not
the Sabbath day, but the day of fri- 1
volity and of the overthrow of care
and of seriousness of purpose, and the
Sabbath is mighty near gone from
this country. ' We need not concern
ourselves any longer about introduc
ing the European Sabbath into this
country. We are building up an
American Sabbath that is in a fair
way to compel the European Sabbath j
to look out for its reputation as a i
worldly institution, and unless some-j
thing shows up that is not now in
sight we have already entered on the
slaughter of this day of rest and reli
: gious observation.
! The older generation is still a
church going people to a greater or
less extent. The younger lolks com
ing on are drifting from their moor
age, and no matter how much we may
delude ourselves with views to the
contrary the automobile has the
church on the hip. The money that
has been spent for automobile garages
in this county in the last ten years
would equip Moore county with
churches of the greatest magnificence.
The garages put in full time on Sun
day, starting their services many
hours before any church opens, except
the Catholic churches for early Mass,
and the automobiles run all day, ar.d
late into the night. The church does
j well if it gets under way at 11 o’clock
I to run an hour or so, and maybe a
short hour for Sunday school, and in
i the larger places with an evening ser
j vice of another hour. But the garage
j runs late into the night, after the
I preacher has been tucked into his bed,
and after the faithful have either gone
to bed or for a drive. The hotels are
open early to let the traveler get a
start, and they are crowded during
the day by arrivals and departures.
It is a fact that Sunday has prac
tically ceased to he the Sabbath day
and has come to be the automobile
day. It is a fact that instead of
showing any signs of a return to the
quiet of the Sabbath of a generation
j ago the tendency is all towards let
; ting down the bars to the ground, and
everything at the present points to
; the complete change of Sunday from
a religious day of rest to a day of
amusement and flippancy. In Moora
county it is not yet so evident as out
along the lines of the big highways
that are the routes of much travel, but
any who has journeyed from here
I very far along the roads that go any
; distance has seen the unmistakable
evidence that the Sabbath has already
gone far toward what seems to be its
| The Pilot does not profess to say
what is to be the result, whether it
is a dangerous road we are traveling
or not, but it sure is not the road that
. this came. State and nation are al
j ways in the hands of the coming gen
! eration, not of the one that is going,
j and probably the younger will handle
! the situation with intelligence and
i with safety. But the old-fashioned
Sabbath is gone, and it does not seem
possible that it will ever be restored.
The forces that would restore it do
i not exist. The church has been out
generaled, for the assault was made
as a surprise, and the control of the
situation was gained by the automo
bile before the danger was suspected.
! The church is helpless today to rem
i edy affairs, for the church is compos-
I ed of people and with 12 million auto
| mobiles running now in this country,
j the church is not only surprised and
overwhelmed but the automobile army
far outnumbers the church army, for
j the large majority of the people of
the county are active members of the
automobile forces, and this big num
ber includes a large share of the
i church army. Even the preacher on
his Sunday rounds rides in his car.
How can he off the practice
when he leads it?
! What remedy does the Pilot sug
! e*est? None. It does not seem that
I there is any remedy for there is no
apparent sentiment in favor of the
Sabbath. Those who protest against
Sunday joy ridiner are so few as to
be almost curiosities. Sundav as an
automobile day is conceded by general
opinion to be established proper.
Tt is doubtful if we even hold the Sab
bath we have. Everything indicates
a loosening of all the old restraints,
and the prophet can look forward with
, reasonable assurance, that American
‘ civilization is entering a new social
■ and religious phase that will revolu
tionize many of pur customs and prac
tices. Since the davs of the Refor
mation the church has not faced so
] powerful an agency for radical change
1 as the automobile and the curious sea
, ture about the change .is that it is
■ peaceful, acceptable to the people,
quick and universal.
The Pilot has no intention of mor
alizing over conditions. The people
have decided on what they want to
do, and are doing it, : and the move
ment is entirely too strong to influ-*
ence by any means, but at that there
is no effort to influence it. The church
stands by with apparent indifference.
Probably it is just as well, for it is
hard to see how anything could be
done if anybody wanted to d 3 any
thing. The subject is presented more
because some of us have not recog
nized the situation nor thought of
where it is leading. Likely enough
we will get out of it all right, for that
is where men usually come out of any
tangle. But how to come out, and
what we will do as we are working
out the solution is an interesting sub
ject for the serious-minded people to
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NORTH CAROLINA EVENTS.
News in Concise Form For The
Busy Reader. .
Asheville—The city schools have
7,000 pupils enrolled.
1 Asheville—Barney Green died here
at the age of 110 years.
Wake Forest—Of 624 Wake Forest
students 563 are church members.
Kinston—The state’s oldest horse
is dead. He was 39 years old.
Asheville—Slight earthquake shocks
have been felt here and nearby points.
! New Berne—A negro woman, driv
ing a car, ran into a tree and was in
■ stantly killed.
Chapel Hill—Chapel Hill • is to have
; city mail delivery. It will go into ef
fect in November.
Bakersville—This town was swept
by a $50,000 fire. Nearly all the busi
ness section was destroyed.
Raleigh—Every public school in
North Carolina will observe Arbor
j Day this year on November 2.
I Asheville—A whiskev distilling
plant was found in the Battery Park
Hotel, which is being tom down.
Gastonia —Lenoir College trustees re
ject the offer of Gastonia for the re
moval of the College to Gastonia.
Charlotte—The six months old son
of Neil M. Craig became entangled in
the bars of its crib and broke its neck.
Raleigh—Losses caused by lightning
resulting in fire from April to Sep
tember in North Carolina amounted to
Charlotte—On account of the dry
weather drastic power curtailment of
Mills was started Monday. Mills will
be shut down one day in each week.
Raleigh—September fire loss in the
state was heavier than in 1922. The
totaled loss amounts to $425,000, or
about $25,000 more than September
High Point—R. F. Palmer, age &6,
three weeks ago married a Greensboro
lady. Palmer gave his wife a check for
SSOO as a bridal present, gave her
father a check for S2OO and her moth
er a check for SBO. While on their
honeymoon he asked his wife to draw
checks on the amount he had given
her, as she had deposited it in a
Greensboro bank. The check the bride
groom had given each of the parties
was returned marked no funds. When
caught at Pembroke and returned to
High Point, Palmer tried to commit
suicide. He is now working on the
Guilford roads for 60 days.
YES, IT’S A FUNNY COUNTRY.
Extracts From a Letter.
America of the Nunited States is
certainly a funny country. In course
it is. One set of men are trying to
make President Coolidge drink liquor
and another set are trying to keep
rim from drinking it. Didn’t he have
to go and jine a church to strengthen
his backbone? In course he did.
Now all the governors of the Nu
nited States met in Washington to ad
vise the president what to do. Some of
them say their states are so dry that
the water is real dusty. And some of
them say that their states are so wet
that people are ’fraid to go anywhere
for fear they’ll get drowned. In course
And they say they are slipping so
much liquor from old countries that
it is about to kill out prohibition. In
course it is.
Some say that if they stop making
liquor the people of the Nunited
States will die for the want of it. In
course they will.
Right here in Chatham county they
rob all the moonshiner’s nests that
they can find and tear them to pieces.
In course they do.
Hain’t these folks going let we peo
ple who. love liquor have our egg nog
for Christmas. In course they hain’t.
Then what are we going to do about
Must we stand by and see our lib
erties snatched away from us because
some of us get a leetle too much
dram on to make us feel good, or
some of us go home and whip the old
lady and chilluns too much. In course
we must not.
Hain’t this a free country ? In
course it is. Hain’t we got the right
to drink our fool selves to death if
we want to? In course we have.
P e °P le are getting wrong.
WRONG man, and in a few year*
more, as the pend-du-lum of time rolls
over our dry heads, we won’t be able
“G ,y e us liberty, or give us
death, but will be willing to go home
at night and look at the smile on the
old omans face and watch the chiP
luns as they play about the yan* in
bran new shoes and new clothes, and
whisper to ourself, “Hain’t all of us
gone crazy? And hain’t this world
a-commg to an end? In course it is.
ncn. u , J OE SNYDER,
Who has not been appointed a boat
( Cap’n yet, j