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A LITTLE MASTERPIECE
A (.em of the Purest Ray Written by Kev.
W. E. Abcrnathy.
The following article is clipped
from the North Carolina Advocate,
and was written by Kev. W. E.
Abernathy, of the Western North
Carolina Cou ference, once a professor
in Rutherfrrd College and a son of
the founder of that institution.
! Poverty of language keeps us from
1 saying anything of it futher than
; that it is a gem of the purest iay
, it is fine! It was headed, "In the
; Midnight aud past in the village
parsonage. 1 he hall clock is pitiless;
I twice each hour it tolls through the
megaphone of silence like some iron
1 hearted ghoul. For there is silence;
' silence that will not hush; silence
which, like the sphinx, challenges
the wise wrh itsage-long ri Idle:
"Why should love out live life;
stricken sore but bleeding, living,
loving all the more? Feeling out
into ttie void like the fingers of a
cut-off hand? Whv should love's
vehet caress end in unsheathed
claws?" These are some of the
thingsthe silence speaks. In yonder
room the wife and mother so tired
sleeps by grace of the doctor's
opiate, yet her mother-heart aches
and dreams under the drugged still
ness. Near her, ith yec moist
lashes, the girl of six forgets in
childhood's sleep. And Guy poor,
brave, patient, little baby Guy
bleeps too; he will wake in God's
morning. In his study the pastor
sits alone Ihe uay has gone; Uod
seems far away. More thau once,
standing ibove some little casket, he
has spokeu words of comfort to oth
ers; now it is night, and in his own
need his mutinous heart refuses
coidage to those words. Only a ba
by! Yes. He had seen the leaves
growing and greening but one apiing
-. time; yet his thin, white lingers
y I knew where the preacher's heart
Ij i strings lav and gathered them all in
his little fist. He never spoke, save
in that dialect of heaven, a baby's
prattle; but the same which dawned
from his curving lips, almost to the
last pain, told of love beyond speech.
nd his deep, dark gray eyes, follow
ing father and mother in seeming
wonder that they big, strong
and loving did not give him ease
.and rest the look of them hurts
now though the lids are sealed Only
a baby! Yet in the courier dreams
of the pastor andhis wife, he had al
ready grown into a tall fellow, strong
and good; the wreck of that vision
lies yonder in a little snowy casket
The heartless hall clock tolls
The dawn, careless as the clock,
conies through the lattice. It iu the
hour for the morning kiss; it is the
hour of prayer. To the pressure of
the pale lips there will be no response
will there be no answer to prayer?
The preacher is on his knees. His
lipa utter the old, submission: "Thy
will be done;" his heart cries: "My
boy, my baby!
Then, as his prayer deepens with
the deepening dawn, the voice of the
incarnate Love whispers, "Suffer
fit tie children to come unto me,"
The number of licens:d distille:.
ies in North Carolina has heeu re
duced from more than 500 to 50;
and the number of saloons from
about 400 to about 150. The en
tire ruial regions of the State have
been Bwept clean of manufacture
and 6ale of intoxicating liquors, sav
ing brandy and wine manufactured
by growers of fruit and sold in bulk,
and not to be drunk on the piemises
a very limited business at best,
and reduce to a minimum the past
year by the extensive failure of the
As i consequence of these laws, 99
per cent and more of the territory
of North Carolina is under prohibi
tion; and 95 per cent of the popula
tion of North Caroiina is under
prohibition. There are fewer licenses
to sell liquor in North Carolina in
proportion to population than in any
State in the United States, save one
Fewer than in Maine, or in Kan
sas, which States are under State
prohibition. J. W. Bailey, Presi
dent of Anti-Saloon League of N.
Nothing will relieve Indication tliut is not a
thorough digestant. Koilol digests wliut you
eat and allow- the stomach to rest recuper
ate grow strong again. KODOL is a solu
tion of digestivo uoids and as nearly as pos
sible approximates the digestive juices that
are found in the stomach. KOI)OL takes
Uie woik of digestioti off th digestive organs,
and while performing this work itself docs
greatly assist the stomach to thorough rest.
In addition the ingiodiei.ts of KODOL are
euch as to mako it a corrective of the high
est elliciency and by its action the stomach
is restored to its normal activity and power.
KODOl, is manufactured in strict conformi
ty with the National Pure Food and Drugs
Law. Sold by Standard Drug Co. an
Asheboro Drug Co.
A liquid cold relief with a laxative principle
which drives out the cold through a copious
action of the bowels, and a healing princi
ple which lingers in the throat and stops
the cough that is Kennedy's Laxative Cough
fciyrup. Safo and sure in its action; pleasant
to take; and conforms to National 1'ure Food
and Drug Law. Contains no opiates.
Sold by Standard Drug Co. and Asheboro
The Demon Liquor.
"Tonight it enters an humble
home to strike the roses from a
woman's cheek nni tomorrow it
challenges this Republic in the halls
Today it strikes a crust from the
lips of a starving child and tomor
row levies tribute from the govern
There is no cottage humble
enough to escape it, no palace strong
enough to shut it out.
It defies the law when it cannot
It is flexible to cajole, but mer.
ciless in victory.
It is the mortal enemy of peace
and order, the despouer of men and
terror ot women, the cloud that
shadows the face of children, the
demon that has dug more and sent
more souls uustmven to judgment
than all the pestilences that have
wasted life since God sent the plug
ues to Egypt, and all the wars since
Joshua stoed before Jenco.
It comes to ruin, and it shall pro
fit mainly by the ruin of your sons
It conies to mislead human souls
and to crush human hearts under
its rumbling wheels.
It conies to blight Jgray-haired
mothers down in slume and sorrow
to their grarex. .
It comes to change the wife's love
into despair and her pride to shame,
It comes to still the laughter on
the lips of little children.
It conies to 8 title all the music of
the home and fill it with silence and
It comes to rtiiu your body aud
mind, to wreck your home, and it
knows it must measure its prosper
ity by the swiftness aud certainity
with which it wrecks this world
Henry W. Grady.
Republicans Adopted Populist Platform,
In 1890 a certain Nebraska Re
publican tuined over to the popu
list party, just at that time getting
mauy converts from the Republi
can ranks. Several years later he
returned to the Republican ranks.
lie was received very gratefully, but
was made the butt of many jibes be
cause of hi) former populistic ideas.
He attended the Republican county
convention and to assure him of
their appreciation of his return to
the Republican fold he was made
chairman of the committee on reso
lutions. He copied a populist plat
form, word, for word, as adopted
in that county some twelve yeais
ago except as "to the sub-treasury
plank and reported it and the con
vention adopted it with a whoop.
A dozen years ago the very men
who voted to adopt that platform
declared its sentiments to be anarchy
pure aud simple.
All of which proves that politi
cians have short memories.
A Reproach Removed.
The hopes of a large portion of
the people of the tate, who for ten
or twelve years past, have had the
proper care of the insane at heart,
have been realized and a cause for
reproach upon North Carolina has
been removed in the passage of the
Bickett bill. It appropriates $500,
000 to supply additional accommoda
tions at the State hospitals and we
have the opinion of one well inform
ed that the accommodations which
this sum will secure, will be suffici
ent to insure care and treatment of
all the State's unfortunate people.
The Legislature has met its duty
in a noble way, and deserves the
gratitude ef the entire State.
Willie wailed and Winnie wheezed, while
wintry winds whined weirdly. Willie wrig
gled while Winnie wheezed wretchedly.
Wisdom whispers, winter winds work
wheezes. Wherefore we write "Use Ken
nedy's Laxative Cough Syrup." Nothing
eUe so good. Sold by Standard Drug Co,
and Asheboro Drug Co.
(Quaker Preparing To Fight.
Sometimes we begin to feel like
the time was not ar distant when
Gabriel would blow his last trump.
Before the war at New Garden
Boarding School, now Guilford Col
lege, there was no singing allowed,
if one of the students whistled im
moderately he was called down.
Some years ago they changed the
name of the school and went to sing
ing and teaching music. This was
alarming enough, but we now observe
that Senator jDixon of Montana, has
appointed one of the students to
Annapolis Naval Academy. Think
of a Quaker preparing to fight.
Piles of people have 1'iles. Why suffer
from piles when you can use DeWitt's Cor
ltolized Witch Hazel Salve and get relief.
Nothing else so good. Beware ol imitations.
Sen that the name is stamped Ton each liox.
Sold by Standard Drug Co. and Asheboro
A social club has been organized
at Spencer to be known as The
Yadkin club. Ihe organization
will be chartered at $1,000.
All headaches go
When you grow wiser
And learu to use
An "Karly lliscr."
DeWitt's Little Karlv Risers, safe, sure
pill. Sold by Standard I rug Co. and Ashe
boro Drug Co.
S89 fo) A 1 90hS&
i he only excuse for buying
a Pure Grape Cream of Tartar &vmg
Powder is to save a few cents in price.
CIROYAL costs you a few cents more per can than Alum or Phos
phate of Lime powders, but it is vorth far more
I I 1 . f r
Items of Interest In And Around Albe
marle. The old post office fixtures at
Albemarle have been moved to
A new lodge of Red Men will
soon be organized at Albemarle with
40 members. ,
Union Grove school closed last
Saturday. G. W. Baker, the teacher,
conducted a very successful school.
Stanley Enterpise is preparing to
erect a two story brick buildiug for
J. W. Bostain, Esq., of Albemarle,
is critically ill.
The Real Thing.
I have just been reading a sketch
in a magazine which says, "stop
laughing to prevent wrinkles." I
say laugh all you want to regard
less of wrinkles. No one admires
beauty more than I, but I love a
beautiful charae'er more than a
beautiful face; and I had rather
have it said of me, "she has a
lovely disposition" than to have it
said "she has a lovely face," and
what is a surer sign of a sunny dis
position or true happiness than a
good laugh; I do not mean a silly
giggle; I mean a good heart felt
laugh, one that reflects and makes
every body feel good to hear it.
The magazine may be right but
it is hard for me to believe that a
This man bought a supply of tobacco with
out acquainting himself with the distinctive taste
of SCHNAPPS Tobacco, which has the cheering
qualities that gratify his desire to chew, and at
less expense than cheap tobacco.
SCHNAPPS has been advertised in this
paper so that every chewer has had an
opportunity to get acquainted with the
facts and know that drugs are not used
to produce the cheering quality found in
the famous Piedmont country flue-cured
tobaccos, and that SCHNAPPS is what he
ought to chew. Still there are chewers
who accept other and cheaper tobaccos
that do not give the same pleasure.
10 iteep your Discuits, cakes and pastry tree irom the ;r.j'.,rious
effects of these cheapening substitutes.
use ot Alum means permanent injury to hedth.
Allium Allmavito Qiirn!iin1i
good laugh will mar any body's
beauty. It also says that it is very
unbecoming to women to laugh. I
have as much right of opiuiou here
as they have. That certainly is not
true for I have seen women who
were pretty no other time only
when their faces were lit with a
beautiful smile, and peals of laugh
ter were real music to my ears; and
if God had not intended for us to
laugh he would not have given us
the beautiful set of pearls, we call
teeth and wreathed the baby faces
in smiles to cheer our lonely hearts.
I know of no kind of music, vocal
or instrumental that fills me with
actasy more than to hear my little
three-year old girl laugh. Why
there is an old colored man in our
town that is given to frequent laugh
ter; and days when I feel blue and
despondent ever his laugh inspires
me with better feeling, and it is
safe to say there is not enough beau
ty about his face to mention, for all
coons look alike to me and I would
noc know him unless I heard the
1 Truly wishing the Courier and
its Randolph readers success and
may wrinkles and laughter be the
Mrs. J. V. Free,
Hoffman, N. (J.
Successful elections for special
school tax are being held in many
school district! in Wil ks county.
Some day they'll get a taste of the real
Schnapps they'll realize what enjoyment
they've missed by not getting SCHNAPPS
long ago then they'll feel like kicking
SCHNAPPS is sold everywhere in 5
cent cuts, and 10 and 15 cent plugs. Be
sure you Ret t'-. uirie.
than the cl.filrence
SPENCER'S GOODS SEIZED.
Household and kitchen Inflects Levied
lon for the Congressman's Board Bill.
Greensboro, N. C, Feb, 19 r
Monday afternoon the sheriff made
a levy upon the personal property
of Congressman Blackburn, con
sisting of the household and kitchen
furniture under an execution from
Guilford Superior Court in a case
entitled Cebb & Corpening vs. E.
Spencer Blackburn. The suit was
brought to satisfy a claim for board
amounting to nearly $200.
A bill has been introduced in
Legislature to incorporate the Sea
board, Greensboro and Great West
North Carolina )
Joseph Parkin )
The Hoover Hill)
tiold Mining Co.)
In the Supreme Court
Notice of Summons
And warrant of
The defendant iilmvc named will take notice
thata summons iu the alKive entitled action was
issued against the defendant on I lav of
Kcb. 1!K)7 hy W. C. Hutnraond Clerk .... Super
ior Court for Randolph County returnable liefore
the Judge of superior Court of Randolph county
on the second Monday utter the lirst Monday in
March WOT. The defendant will also take notice
that a warrant of attachment was issued by said
Clerk of Superior Court on the 11th dayoi Feb.
l'.WT aKainst the projiertv ot said defendant for
a breach of contract for service and money
demand for SN,444.54. Which warrant Jis
returnable liefore the Judge of the Suierior
Court on the second Monday after the tirst
Monday iu March 11107. When nnd where the
defendant is required to appear and answer pled
01 demur to the complaint or the relief demand
ed will lie granted. This the 11th day of Feb. 1W7.
W. C. HAMMOND, C.S. C. forRaudelph Co.
J I CRATOCrt
A full line of these
Shoes can be found at
W. J. MILLER'S,
ASHEBORO N. C.
Out-of-doors" with a STEVENS
best thing; for o growing boy I
learning to shoot well and
acquiring qualities of
SELF-CONTROL, DECISION, AND
reall due to STEVENS FIltEAHMS EDUCATION.
Ask your Dealer tor Stevens Hifles-ShotKuns-Pistols.
insist on our time
honored make. If you cannot obtuin.
we ship direct, express rrennid. upon
receipt of Cat aloif 1'i k. '
Kvcrylli.jiif jou want t . know mbout tie STEVENS
f Ti ' , Z K ...uirMi vaiwoff. mailed
ful T -n lol.w HanL- : In. decoration for oor
m 'orrlnh m,-nM for a cnu .tai,-
J. STEVENS ARMS & TOOL CO.
P. O. Box 4097
Cblcopee Falls, u, g.
I have a complete line of
groberies and general mer- ,
Furnish your table front
our stock and you get the
purest and best.
I pay top martet prices
W. W. JONES
Look Out for Cold
You must wear a hat or at
least you will when you
come to see out new line for
fall and winter wear.
The shapes are varied in
style and color to suit all.
Greatest care taken to give
you a becoming fit.
Mrs. E. T. Blair. Asheboro. N. G.
We want to let
people know that
they should plant
trees that grow and
We make a spec
ialty of fruits of all
kinds suited to this
prices and inform
ation, as to plant
ing, pruning, culti
vating and gather
ing sent free on re
HO:.L!ST r. -5
Reeky Maur.iu.n Tea ugia
A Easy Uvalri ioi L.. y a.
Brings Golden Ecs't'i np;i Fi-awwl Vl-
A specific fnrCirfifiii iii, lMilirextlon,
i kidney Trouiilcs. I'i'i'pW Eczfimn, Impure
hhiiiii. Hail Bream, SSiuutrish Howi'ls. HHWinch
Hid Backache. It's Hooky II. Mint. .in 'lVa In tsh
.'t form, 85 cnt a box. ;..ni'iim made by
'I.lM.ISTER Dlt'.IO COMI'ANY, MailN .11. Wis.
iCLDEN NUGGETS C0B SALLOW PEOPLE
ECZEMA and PILE CURE
FREE Knowing; what it was to
suffer, I will give free of charge, to
any ailhcted a positive cure for Ec
zema. Salt Rheum. Ervsiofla s.
j Piles and Skin Diseases. Instant
relief. Don't suffer longer, Write
F. W. Williams, 400 Manhattan
Ave., N;w York. Enclo. stains.