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GATHER GOOD BOOKS
Let every man, if posible, gather some good books un
der his roof and obtain access for himself and family to
some social library. Almost every luxury should be sac
rificed to this. R. L. Stevenson. ,
Do you know that a girl may think you the whole
thing when you spend your money freely, but if she mar
ries you and finds that you have spent all you had, she
soon thinks you are only a half?
$1.00 a WEEK lt)R TEN YEARS
Deposited with a bank will give the person who tries the
plan the neat sum of $631.72.
Deposit $2.00 a week and you will have $1,263.47. If
you can make it $3.00 a week the amount will be $1,904.44.
"..7." $10.00 to $1.00
The average man of thirty makes ten dollars for ev-!
ery dollar he will be able to earn at sixty-five. That little
dollar you waste today will look mighty big a few years
Save something now of all you make and the dollars
thus saved will work for you later. Selected.
rV" SOME SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS MEN
Carnegie, a telegraph operator, James J. Hill, a la
borer, Charles Schwab, a messenger boy, John D. Rocke
feller, a clerk on a small salary, John D. Archbold clerking
in a country store, Barton Hepburn teaching school, all
these men are now recognized as successful business men
and bankers because they learned the value .of money,sav
ed some, and were ready to step forward when opportuni
Opportunities are like flashlights. Thev suddenly re
veal us to others, and also to
opportunities. We Jiave a teeling that they might disclose
some very fine qualities and a high order of ability which
we think we possess, and which the world has not discov
ered. But the trouble with opportunities is that thev sel
dom come properly labeled.
ne Knew wnat tney were, but they are quite likely to ap
pear to our vision either as insignificent trifles or as dis
aster and misfortune. It is
with these last and determines
many oi the earth's greatest
CAPACITY WILL FIND OPPORTUNITY
Burke Cockran says that capacity cannot remain un
discovered, because it is sought by so many anxious to
utilize it A capable man on earth is more valuable than
any precious deposit under the earth, and the object of a
much more diligent search.
The seeker for the man of caDacitv mav reouire some
things. He may want proof of capacity that is shown by
the accumulation of money or something of value which
shows the capacity man by reason of ability to make pro
gress. The man who wants the seeker for men of capacity
to lay eyes on him may be sure that one of the best places
to be seen is at the bank when making deposits that prove
him a man of system and one who does not spend all that
The man of capacity is always welcome at the bank
and while there is often observed by the man on the look-
out lor just nis Kino a man
THIS TOWN WANTS ADVERTISING
It wants advertising not
juitaainrougn uini:jlij rKSUiNIA;iVUKT.
We can ALL HELP.
' Business men can help by KEEPING the DOLLARS
HOME through ENTERPRISE and GOOD SEEVICE.
Town officials can help by GIVING as MANY IM-
JrKU V JMEN 1 S as are consistent with ECONOMY.
House owners can help
'41 ALL TlMUS as Sl'IUK and SPAN as during CLEAN
Citizens can help by SPENDING their MONEY IN
TOWN timekeeping it in CIRCULATION HERE.
But, you say we are ALREADY doing these things.
NO, we are NOT. We are NOT doing these things
with UNITED effort, with DETERMINED purpose,
with REAL civic zeal. It needs TEAMWORK.
Let us organize at once a sensible campaign of pub
A TOWN PROCLAMATION.
Friends, war is here. Your town calls you.
It is a war for a BETTER, a BIGGER, a BRIGHTER
Let the live wire BUSINESS MEN and the EM
PLOYEES enlist THEY'RE needed.
Let the town CRANKS, the town KICKERS and the
town SCOFFERS enlist. THEY'RE needed.
Let the SCHOOL TEACHERS and the SCHOOL
CHILDREN enlist. THEY'RE needed.
Let the MINISTER and the CHURCH AIDS enlist.
THEY'RE needed. . . . ,
Let ALL faithful citizens of EVERY KIND enlist.
They're ALL needed.
ENLIST, friends, to fight civic CARELESSNESS,
civic WASTE, civic LAZINESS.
ENLIST to 'make this town BIGGER and MORE
PROSPEROUS, to keep our MONEY here, to bring
NEW BLOOD in and NEW ENTERPRISES, to put a
PUNCH intorour home place NEVER KNOWN BE
4 It's a fight worth WAGING. It's a fight worth wag
ing TOGETHER. ENLIST. -,
ourselves. We all long for
Any one would grasp them if
in the courage that eraDDles
to get the best of them that
opportunities have been dis
wno can and will do things.
so much through printer's
by maintaining their places
WHAT DOES THE EXPRESS REC
A government official has been re
ported as saying that the violations
of Federal and State laws regarding:
intoxicating liquors have decreased 60 mke itself felt in the next Legisla
per cent, within the past six months.!",1" ha f these measures.
u u nin fn v, r.f-o fV. While North Carolina has always been
law to have such roseate views, but!stronS fr Ir- Bryft" many f the
before declaring ourselves convinced
of this astounding decrease, we should
like to see the express office records.
While of course no acount can be kept
of the amount of blind tiger liquor
clandestinely shipped into the vicinity
the legitimate record would at least
be a guage of whether the fondness
for the forbidden beverages has wan
ed so miraculously in these parts.
wew Bern sun.
SUIT. P. L. FEEZOR
The County Board of Education is
to be congratulated on their wisdom
in the selection of Mr. P. L. Feezor as
county superintendent of schools to
succeed the late Prof. J. E. Hill.
Mr. Feezor is a native of Cotton
Grove township and is one of the best
young men in the county. He is clean,
able and experienced in school work
and Ihe Dispatch believes that he will
make an efficient superintendent of
schools, equal to the best iit the state.
Mr. Feezor is popular with the people
and knows their needs. He is deeply
interested in educational work and
the general betterment of Davidson
county. He is thoroughly prepared
morally and educationally! lie is a
graduate of Wake Forest College.
in accepting the supenntendency he
is making a sacrifice for the good of
the county and will enter the work in
an unselfish, non-partisan manner, ex-
erting his best efforts for the uphuild-
r .1 u.. .j 1- . r . . .
county eoucauonal syslem ms
Mr. "Feezor received the appoint-
rv. .-i. i.
of his fitneis for the position The
appointment is an honor to Mr. Feezor
and will be an honor to Davidson
t : r:
We record in this issue, with great
sorrow, the passing of Professor Joel
Edffar Hill, oniint.w KiinerintonHonf nt
schools. He lived among our people
many years and if he ever had an en
emy we never heard if it. Gentele.
kind, unassuming he went about his
business in a tactful, careful, pain -
taking way that got results and left
no, dissatisfaction, or hard f eelinga be-
hind. He made a Rood superintend-
ent and will be greatly missed. Lex-
FACTrmiFS KPrn hut? v n
When h TTnHorwAnH.Pimmnn.
iff bill was passed the Republicans said
that the country would be flooded with
imported goodsand that American fac -
tories would be forced out of business
by the underselling of foriegn manu -
iacturers. As a matter tf fact the
figuwa for the past year, just given
nut .far Koeroi-iftr prifioi nt fka n.
partment of Commerce, shows that
there has been only a slight increase
m tne imports of the United States
and tht the Tiulk nf this inorooso hoc
been in the importation f food stuff s,
this havinir haan mvAm k.
the inadeqaate crops in this county He began railway work in April 1832,
last year. If the tariff had not been a ar boy for a section gang on
taken off f the necsities of life, tne old Western North Carolina Rail
therefore. w wmiiri nmir inAaaA way, now a part of theSouthern Rail-
Ithe cost off living soaring to a point
wjiere tne average ciry-aweuer woaia
have a hard time makino- ton. nH
The total increase of imnortfltion of
food stuffs, the department's figazes
snowea, was 00,7 00,43V, While the to-
lal increase in all imporations for the
period w as only $55,136,685.
"Ihe decrease of export food staffs" iatfI " BKK"" "oss. n aier a or
the SecMtary added, "amounts in the:tram bos3, "er that he became a
eight nuonths to $97,573,558: a fact : conductor, trainmaster, assistant sup
fiuffipiehilv avnioinDM u i I erintendent and finally sunerintend-
ing theiood stuffs to sell. A further
decrease appears an manufacturers
ior iurtfter use in manufacturing $30, -
renecting ihe depressed con-
dition 'off 'industries in foreien conn.
Out xu a total decrease in Ttorts
ifor the eight months of $145,703,640,
mnu Un eioo nrr, int ' . i
mu fxi.a,vvv,vvu wag in IOOU
stuffs :and manufacturers for further
i - B'
lotal imports lor the eight month3
were eXJSoo.bob.U41 compared with
233,519365 for the same period last
year. IVee merchandise for the two
periods was respectively $800,214 038
land $683,015,455. Total exports were:
u,ou,A05,duo against $l,78b,07v,94o.
""i""" iuujt i5x amounted io
$1609,5J.5 compared with $133,723, -
na a year ago. jbxnorts were S161
732,619, a decrease of 16.9 per cent
a"35L the Previous May.
ine ngures. saia secretary Rca.
field, "show the results of the world
wide depression in commerce as modi-;
fled by our awn shortage of food stuffs
arising from the inadequate crops of
lot .V,:U . J.-..: ..
passing away, with the promise cf
also that our competing power in man-;
.jug vi uyo una vear. iust lnairaie
uiatim iiiK is wen csustainea. vrin-
1 t the goat of circumstances who con-
GIVE THE PEOPLE A CHANCE fuses politeness with servility, rude
Remarkincr that North rnrnlinn ness with independence. "Despise not
needa, the initiative and rtferendum, anotJier who is as thy wast, be to
Congressxnan Small observes that wards him as towards thy equal,"
"reform springs from the people; it counseled Patah-Hotep, thirty-three
does not come from the leaders." Cer-
tainly true, generally speaking. Once '
in awhile a public man. becoming im-
pressed with the need for reform, will
mitiate a reform measure and cham-
pion it. But under our political svs-
tern, our public men usually stand for even mougn ne is tneiast one to avoid
"lettiijg well enough alone." They're the fight worth fighting. "Manhood
afraid of change; afraid that if con- first then gentleness." Good man
ditions should be changed they might ners are based on instinct or on edu
ce anected disastrously; afraid of the
special interests who in turn are afraid
that a change might cost them mon-
ey or power. Uive the people a into manners," said &merson. "Man
chance to say what they want. Under ners aim to facilitate life; they aid our
the present system they have to agi- dealing and conversation as a railway
taiv uuu wKtwiLe uuu agiittte until vue MATcuug.
leaders are thoroughly convinced a I He who prides himself on his boor
mesure 1b popular before, they will ishness has generally made, the mis
take hold of it Statesville Land- j take of imagining good manners to be
mark.;. ia veneer "applied from without
BRYAN BELIEVES IN THE
If Col. Bryan could make a tour of
North Carolina, speaking for the pri
mary and the initiative and referen
dum, it is probable that he would
arouse a public sentiment that would
people who have shouted for him in
the past have stood against the. prac
tical application of the things he
stands for. His speech in Statesville
Saturday night in behalf of these
measures was but a reiteration of the
doctrine he has always preached. Col.
Bryan believes in the people and with
him a "government of. for and by the
people" means what it says. He has
cause for congratulations, too, in ihe
fact that the country is fast coming
to his standard. North Carolina has
been backward but even here it is evi
dent that the change is coming.
TWO BRANDS OF COURTESY
Occasionally some city daily paper
takes a wallup at country people, pic
turing them as the typical rubes" of
It serves as a vent for the citv edi-
lr's surPlua egotism, and does no
But for the sake of friendly com-
&S0"Jet utaHe a ,P,eeP at Just one
P 86 f Clty hfe courtesv to
? , lU
V?" from he cu.nty was. ln a
city recently and had'occasion to
. mua. trif t0 Ahe suburbs about five
" T j . Vu """""
PeP a K hTC f'lm
dav s labors and the man from the
ri, V' P'a
gen,tlemai; ,' of th clty arbed
in immaculate attire ann an PYnrsa.
sion of "intellectual superiority." A
blIdlady !ntered th C" fnd
the absence of a vacant seat was
the s.ide. sch re"
wtCtHUaLhlghbrr f CIft
i breeding looked up. gave her a cold
(stare. nnH ,.011 rVcm fh ,Al
j The man'from the country as
pTInptly gave her his seat.-Anso-
FROM WATER BOY TO GENERAL
A striking instance of the ODnor
'tunities for advancement which the
'railway profession offers to the man
who applies himself earnestly and in
Itelligently regardless of how humble
his position may be at the start, is
-furnished in the recent promotion to
'general superintendent of the north
era district of Southern Railway Com
pany of R. E. Simpson, who began his
Irailway career in the lowlv caDacitv
'of water by for a section gang,
I ,.From that meagre assignment to
lIus Present position of responsibilty
covering a period of thirty-two years,
113 -was no? a steP ?n tne lom? laa-
"51 "L eiiei icnte wnicn ne ianea 10
:ct?mb' and having filled each position
.with ability, he has now at his com
lmand tnat knowledge of the details of
.operation so necessary in the proper
u new omce.
I Mr. Simpson was born at Glen Al
! pine N. C, on October 20, 1870, and
was educated in the common schools.
way Ifc is said that in "ms position he
r z , .ciuui.
boss, by endeavoring to make himself
useful to the section men. Instead of
sitting in the shade with his water
bucket. it is related that young Simp-
uj opirvca ohu neip me
m 0h.er llttle things. It was not
on nnul .e was section man, a little
i e.nt I?.e.1s been superintendent of
' tn"e ,"?8103 and , was supenntend-
i f " "-"OAVl."e "'vision ai me
. j" j w Keneim sup
GOOD MANNERS ON DECLINE
Lord Roseberry is a fine example of
Bn "Snsn srentiemen Deing a form,
er party leader, a scholar and an ex.
I nonent nt hio-h iM..i. i....;
I some school boys at Guildford he told
: them that tne 17th century produced
the hrooH nt Pniiotnn a
coupled with this statement that the
17th century .set great store by good
1 Good manners are today on the de
cline. he MmtinnoH rrnini
many personsaomehow associated with
Ithem flabbliness of one order or an-
other. Yet. vnnA monnoi-c nnt
:lv a sic nt rhivolrv nt. xhoritv tnmaA
fellow men, but also an evidence of
The Rosebery ideal must not be lost,
if only because there are many base
actions which it better than anything
iHe. win Knnre rnnea vhA Dn..n .t
The man who is sure of himself is al-
roost always couretous; it is the snob,
the climber, the pretender, or at heat
nunarea years belore Christ.
The coward blusters, the man with
a weak case ' raises his voice in ar-
grument.- But the man with good man-
ners s generally able to do without
the more ignoble weapons in strife
cation; tney are more dependable
when they rest on both these props,
"I think all solid values run directly
OUR FARMERS' COLUMN
Articles Pertaining to Agriculture Will
Found in This Column Every Week
Tllf nnpsr'O datvt fv virw rv
00 ,!, ,
He 'would tell his driver that he
feels the heat on a very warm day
quite as much as if he could read a
He. woulds ay "Give me a little
water many times a dav. when the
neat is intense, but not much at a time
if I am warm; if you want me to keen
well don't give me any grain when you
any grain when you
ito the stable. Just
lows of water, and
Bta I am cool.
a half dozen swallows
Tn'w.,?.T T.. -A r
have eaten my grain, wait an hour. I
Renor.i.iiiw Ac i nnnA ,Un . k, '
9 and 10 at night. I am thirstier then seZe u a ke u-f .stroner- f
than at almost any other time of Stockholders liability is an amount
day." . ,equal to the capital, which, in case of
u, "..j' ' ,,-nn. ..i.- . impairment of captial, the stockhold-
A. wuuiu hay r lien iiie &uii a
hot and I am w-orking let me breathe
nnl eJ" Zl if I teiSl Yor banks' capital, surplus and
? fit;ipLyYn ft hHf stockholders liability 'as well as its
on the street leave me in the shade if , d discountsare protection to
possible. Anything upon my head, ,v" F
between my ears to keep of the sun, i i01!?" , , , ,
is bad for me if the air cannot circa:!, work horses and mules, milk cows,
late freely underneath it, unless It is IayinsL he,"s' and, .Srowin .ca"0e'
a sponge kept cool and wet. If you :a"d .poultry all pay their way and
treat me as you would treat yourself, ,hdA pay a, pr?fit' , . , A m-n
and do not clip off my foretop. yoJ L Feed your land, and your land will
need not have much fear of losing me
"If on an Yt0rrr,cw v a t
give evidence by panting and signs of
XllaUStion that. T nm h&inr nvorrnmoK
with the hPnt. nhnmna ta m
. . . . . "w
load pushing him to the fall, the bruis-
ed knees and wrenched joints, and the
feel of the driver's lash.
He would tell of the luxury of a fly
net when at work and of a v blanket
when standing still in fly season, and
nt t ho hnnn t n Him nf Bpruno m rhn
stable to keep out the insects that bite
He would plead for as cool tnd com
fortable a stable as possible in which j
to rest at night after a cay's work
under the hot sun.
He would suggest that living
through a warm night in a narrow
stall neither properly cleaned nor bed
ded is suffering for him and poor eco
nomy tor the owner.
He would say that turning the hose
on him is altogether too risky a thing
to do unless you are looking for a sick
horse. Spraying the legs and feet
when he is not too warm on a hot day
he would find agreeable.
He would say "Please sponge out
my eyes and nose and dock when I
come in tired and dusty at night, and
also sponge me with clean cool water
under the collar and saddle of the
harness." Dumb Animals.
COUNTRY SCHOOL TEACHERS,
CAN YOU DO IT?
Can you enter into the daily life of
your community with the feeling that
you are associating with one of the
oldest and one of the noblest class
of toilers on earth?
Can you sit down in a farmer's
home and discuss the problems which
perplex him and his family?
When .bit? of gossip come up, can
you so direct or turn the conversation
that some thing really worth while will
Can you talk for half an hour with
a patron of your school without spend
ing 27 minutes of the time telling him
what a poor teacher taught in the dis
trict before you took up your work?
Can you tell him about some good
books he ought to read along his fa
vorite line of agriculture?
Can you, with interest to yourself,
go out to his cow stable and discuss
with him the amount of light and the
number of cubic feet of air each cow
should have so as not to contract tub
erculosis? Can you give him a little advice in
regard to the proper care of milk and
the value of a Babcock milk tester on
Can you mention five farm naoers
or magazines he ought to have in his I
Can you talk intelligently about the
different breeds of cows, horses, sheep,
hogs, dicks, geese chickens and other
Can you name all the pieces of farm
machinery which a farmer in your
section ougnt to own :
Can you tell him something about
the soil on his farm and what fertil
izers it probably needs ?
Can you get the children of vour
aistrici mterestea in a pet stock and
poultry show at the schoolhouse early
Can you name all the different vari
eties of fruit which can be success
fully grown in your neighborhood?
can you make friends of the vounor
men in the neighborhood without set
ting the tongues of gossip to wag
ging? Can you step into the kitchen and
get supper when your landlady is sick
or away from home?
Can you start a literarv or debating
club ip your neighborhood ?
Check yourself up on this list. If
you can pass your are competent to
teach a country school and vou are
worth $50 per month to the district
whether you get it or not. A. C. Nor.
ris, in the School News and Practical
PARAGRAPHS OF INTEREST TO
After marketing your crops, always
deposit a part of the money made in
the bank. ,
Remember that he who helps you
save your money is your friend.
All farm lands should be rested at
least one year in seven and while rest
ing should be shaded by clover or
grass, which should rot on the land
and thus furnish humus to the soil.
inio tne snade and appiy cold water Watch Vour markets and raise what
iJFL&tfiS'S buy rather th- -hat ffl
legH.f?onWnef BtroofJ Raise all the grain, feed, potatoes
an? t J :lffnna it iMZ JlluS and vegetables that you use but do not
and the sensations of falling on cruel all vou r&itc- spII snm
city cobblestones-the pressure of the ,use JVKnr mn u
An apple tree makes a nice shade
i trees besides bearing good fruit.
Growing cedars- make good fence
posts as well as beatify the farm,
If all pulleys, hollows and low lands
;are kept in grass they will catch the
soil that washes from the plowed
Never run a row straight across a
illow, curve the rows so as to carry
.hollow, curve the rows so as to carry
the water from the hollow instead of
I Intelligent farming, fewer acre3.
Srear .production, and more clear
Pr?ts' ,s.t,he best ,m?"- . . ,
1 Never.nsk a ve.ar,s la,bor in a single
.crop, raise an Kinas oi gram, gra3S
? l,over , we" as au lne veeia'
. ' .
! Horses and mules raised at home
!Q0,nl nave . ce Paw lor aDroaa.
1 ,ou are. no compelled to quit your
work and haul grain and hay from the
, market' ralf th.em ,at. home- .
LIfVf,a ank 13 one of
-'thfi owners nf tha hsnt
1 ou aie, no compeiiea to quit ;
the owners of the bank.
The, lurpius ,of Lthe W,18 money
earned by the bank and held as a re-
m - . i . i
J.ou- ememDer lnal savinS S
la"d 3. sav, your, money.
. Cutting water furrows is cheaper
I " a plow, noe, or wmnie tree snouia
" . "" "uc
break. have another ready, it is cheap
or t.hnn Insino- t.i rr. o
', nt.L. D A j
" Jjiin h Z ItSc? ete P
I Lg'"lilayJL tJfj.,-. :i
1 in nicnmalT nackaees rememberthat
nl. ?a ?af f ".ffi!?,6!!1 be triat
ueposuors represent tne money
placed in bank for any purpose, and
depositors are the people who depost
money in the bank.
Your money placed in bank on time
deposit will be returned to you with
Idle time, idle land, and idle money
bring you no profit.
In choosing a bank select the best,
the strongest, and the best managed.
YE MODERN MAID.
I met on the street one of your up-to-date
With skirts a la mode and peroxidized
"And where are you going, my pret
"To the moving-pictures, sir," sho
"Why aren't you home as your good
Darning or cooking or washing the
Practicing music or sweeping the
Preparing yourself for a helpful
And she looked me all over with a
And said: "Beg your pardon, but are
you Rip Van Winkle?
You must been having a twenty years'
To hold such provincial, puritanical
For we modern maids are not secretly
To serve a life sentence in any one's
Besides, recent inventions have ao
lightened the load
That the old thorny way now's a prim
Do you think I'd wash dishes? Why,
haven't you seen
That these are now cleaned with a pa
And as to sweeping, I am more than
For brooms have been banishedl
And darning the stockings ? Say, you
are way behind,
For we wear nothing now but the
'hole proof kind.
And the practice of music is in the
I For we now tread it out with nnr foe
by the vard.
So you see, my dear sir, you're decid-
And off she high-heeled to the vaude
Now I'll add my reflections to this
That the old-fashioned girl "puts it
over the new.
And because these old duties are now
Is one the reasons your girl's on the
And I will add (tho' it may not be
That Satan's still friendly with "noth-mg-to-dos."
George D. Alden. :
Cutting an acquaintance.
Breaking into society.
Mashing a girl.
Hitting the high places.
Smashing a record.
Knocking a performance
Choking off a speaker.
Ripping out an Jrath.
Hanging a picture.
Roasting a neighbor.
Jumping onto a proposition.