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EXPORTS GROW BY LEAPS I
Ftr First Eight .Months of Fiscal
Tar SI.W;U87,00u Worth t:f Goods
Washington, March 2:5 Two jit;ito
mcntrt issued today by the Bureau of.
Foreign und Domestic Commerce re
veal that the unprecedented s:.le and
shipment abroad of American prod
ucts, composed principally of wt'.r mu
nitions, grain and cotton, is growing
steadily instead of diminishing with
the progress of the European war.
One statement olheialiy places the
American trade balance at $"j77,7f(,
2?K for the tirst eight months of the
current fiscal year, ending February
2H, while the other shows that this
trade balance had leaped to $700,000,
000 by March 20. These totals are
without parallels in the history of
American foreign commerce.
The official export figures for Feb
ruary smashed all previous records
for that month. They totaled $298,
727,757, against $17:?,!20,145 for Feb
ruary, 1014; $19.'S,906,942 for Februa
ry, 1913, and $198,844,26 for Februa
ry, 1912, the former high record Feb
ruary. The trade balance for Fcd
ruary was $17.'?,604,?,6G, the highest,
monthly figure since the war began
more than double the next largest
February export balance in the his
tory of American foreign trade.
March Balance $36,300,000.
The weekly foreign trade bulletin
for the week ended March 20 also wui
imnonni-pd todav. This shows that
the 13 leading customs districts im- business.
ported goods to the value of $31,844,- I Governor-General Harrison has in
419, while the exports aggregated formed the administration at Wash
$61,635,181, leaving a weekly export ington of the bad condition in the
excess of $29,790,762. For the entire Philippines because of the failure to
country it is estimated that the ex-' get ships to bring the products to the
port"? totaled $72,500,000 and imports United States.
36,200,000 for the third week in j The Wilmington Star says:
March, leaving a weekly trade bal-; The administration is loath to put
a nee of $36,300,000. the government into the shipping busi
The bureau's statement also felici- ness without an act of Congress, but
tates the country upon the fact that what is to be done when large army
the exports have reached their nor- transports which carry supplies to the
mal total for the current fiscal year. Philippines have to return empty to
ThB first months of the EuroDean war home ports? Under certain conditions,
caused both exports and imports to
take a heavy tumble compared wnn
the same periods' of the year before,
During the eight months ending with
February the imports decreased from
$1,215,797,274 to $1,055,631,627, or
13.2 per cent, while the total export
have dropped only 3.7 per cent, or
from $1,695,722,681 to $1,633,387,905.
The net trade balance in America's
favor during the present fiscal year,
from July 1, 1914, to February 28,
1915, is $577,756,278. At the present
rate a trade balance of more than
$1,000,000,000, the highest !n Ameri-
cai history, will be recorded.
An idea of how America's exports
have been booming since January 1
cn be had from the following figures:
lnrt lanniirv. SI 22.372.ni7: ex-
ports, $217,879,313; trade balance,
$145,506,996. Imports, February,$125,
123,391; exports, 298,727,757; trade
balance, 173,604,366. Imports, March,
three weeks, estimated, 95,300,000;
exports, 219,600,00; trade balance,
$124,300,00. First three weeks, March,
Gold Turns to United States.
The excess exports since the begin
ning of the present year have aggie-
promises to str.na as
many years in American lorein cum-
merce. If the estimated excess for
the th-ee weeks in March is added to
the ofiicial excess exports from July
1 to February 2S, the trade oaiance
during the present fiscal ye.r reaches
S700 OOO 000
W,OOU,oou. . . .
rotton have been exported, of which-
273,873 ba cs were shipped during trit
third week in March The February
in., -i-i i -i i tv..
toward the United States, ite Tin-
ports of gold during last Februar.v
totaled $12,726,492, against $3.20f,-
853 in February of last year and 55,-
'If.fl A7i in PVHimnrv. 1913; while tnti
exDorts of gold aggregated only $1,-
053,879, against $9,078,778 in Februa-
ry of last vear, and $12,373,4U in
From a small beginning the sale and
use of this remedy has extended to all
parts of the United States and to
many foreign countries, wnen you to go after trade. He declared wrong
have need of such a medicine give the practice of pooling among mer
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy a trial rh.ants who employ one representa-
you will understand why it has become
so popular for coughs, colds urn,
croup. For sale by all dealers.
B Beiof Constantly Supplied With
McDuff, Va. "I suffered for several
vears," says Mrs. J. B. Whittaker, oi
(his place, "with sick headache, and
Ten years ago a friend told me to try
Thedford's Black-Draught, which 1 did,
and 1 found it to be the Best family medi
cine for young and old.
I keep Black-Draught on hand all the
time now, and when my children feel a
little bad, they ask me for a dose, and it
does them more good than any medicine
they ever tried.
We never have a long spell of sick
ness in our family, since we commenced
Thedford's Black-Draught Is purely
vegetable, and has been found to , regu
late weak stomachs, aid digestion, re
lieve indigestion, colic, wind, nausea,
headache, sick stomach, and similar
It has been In constant use for more
than 70 years, and has benefited more
than a million people.
Your druggist sells and recommends
Black-Draught. Price only 25c. Get
Backage to-day. N. c ta
Republican members of Congress
.-hi.slcd by some few Democrats de
feated the Government ship and lease
purchase I. ill.
Every day shows the folly of the
failure to enact this wise and ju.st
measure made necessary by Jie un
paralleled emergency caused by world
wide depressed conditions brought on
by the horrors of a war unprecedent
ed in the annals of time.
The United States being a neutral
country can engage in commerce wan
the nations of the world, if we only
had the ships. The ships flying the
flags of the great nations at war in
Europe cannot have the freight of
nations because of the danger of be
ing sunk by the submarines and other
methods of destruction employed by
Our merchant marine having been
driven from the high seas during the
Republican rule since the Civil war,
the advent of the Democratic pan
to power two years ago this March
found only 18 large American 6hips
flying the American flag, engaged in
the commerce of the world, and these
belonged to the Northern Pacific
Railroad. The result of this unwise
policy pursued by the Republican
party paralyzed American commerce
at this critical stage of our exist
Exports cannot leave the Phiiip
ines for lack of ships. There is a
halt in the commerce of the islands
and a paralysis and stagnation of
the government has issued an order
to mane snipmems on me goveriiiiicni
transports when no other water car-
riers offer transportation. Thus is
once more emphasized the need of an
American merchant marine, yet dur-
ing the discussion of the government
ship purchase bill in Congress a cou-
pie of months ago, the statement was
frequently made by its opponents that
ships were plentiful and cargoes were
lacking. Now that the government
shipping bill has been defeated and
Congress has adjourned, the advocates
of a larger export trade tell us that
there is a lack of ships and they de-
clare that America must have its own
ships to carry its own exports and lm-
ports. ... , ,
The Jovian Electrical League had a
luncheon in Philadelphia a few days
ago and the chief speaker was Alba
Johnson. He discussed the ,oreign
'trade movement and declared that
shipping by American craft is the one
essential in the commercial relations
of this country with other nations of
the world. He declared that all the
otTnrta made to land DUSinesa in ior-
eign countries help the general iraoe
ctunrlinu of the country but little
when 90 per cent, ot the peons
- shipped in foreign bot-
v . . ...
"The need would not- have- been
."T -, f tv,.
remedied the age of the ship
purchase bill, either. By the , terms
of the b.ll the g overnment i shouk he
i n, v " if "
ships and a bitter and J"'
petition would have been the result
two it posts more to ship by Amer-
ican vessels the merchants should use
tnem u mey .a
ply, however, is not nearly suffid en
fnv tiiA Hpmanrl. 1 know one mer-
chant who has been waiting since
January i w - -
According to Mr. Johnson s own
statement, there certainly would not
be much competition Detvveen ine kv
ornment and Drivate ship lines, be
cause there would be more business
than either could do till the fleet of
ships increased so as io mane
ernment ocean carrying unnecessary,
The inwernment shipping bill was on
ly to meet an emergency and it seems
that the emergency is sun "r
is likely to remain
i his Philadelphia speech, Mr.
Tnhnson snoke of the various prop
08itions for American manufacturers
:v n look after their interests
fnroiirn countries. He said business
men in this country snouui aoopt me
method used m Germany, r ranee ano
England, where each firm sends one
man to a rountrv and has him rema'
there for 10 or 15 vears, when he is
taken back to the home office and
nlnepd in an executive position.
Did you ever hear about the "dog
in the manger T
BOY BORN WITHOUT LEGS.
But He Wins a Pony and Is Puzzled
as to How to Kide It.
Glenwood City, (Wis.) Dspatch to
the Milwaukee Leader.
Little Louie Von Ruden, Glenwood
City's noted lapsus natura, nas just
i-woivod word that he has won a
pony for securing the largest number
of votes in a larm journal buubi. na
What he will do with the animal
when he gets it is a matter of specu
lation, as he is entirely without low
er limbs, having Deen norn inai way
about ten years ago. Notwithstand
ing his lack of natural propellors, he
gets about with more than the aver
age speed of boys by means of a roll
er skate strapped to a stump v-here
one of his legs ought to be. He is
an unsually bright boy for his yeai-
goes to school, enjoys uniformly good
health, and shows no lack of cheer
fulness because of his unique physi
cal make-up. . .
Bovish discomforts from new shoe?
are nn unknown thing to him, and
the dictates of fashion are to the cor
rect length or circumstances of trou
ser legs have no interest for hiin.
His people are substantial Germans,
who see that he lacks for none of the
things that contribute to juvenile
GOV EUX M EN T CO M PELL ED
DO SKIPPING BUSINESS
TO THE Rl
.Al l A C.
Hie North CVr.iina li-.- f Lr--e.! 's
Association i:.vS ij s-'civ.- a:i lie-'
farmers in the .-into v!:t ;;;v ',.. ; o
dueiiig or tY.o'.:'i;r beef i :t. l , , or v. lie,
are in a position U do so.
We believe i'at Ivvf caitlo run ho
grown and fattened ior market in
Worth Carolina as cheaply n in any
other State in the Union, and that in
a few .years time the responsibility
for producing a large part of the
meat supply of America will iall on
the Southeastern States.
Several valuable prizes will bo of
fered for the best prepared und most
complete beef cattle survey made by
any school boy or girl in his or her never found anything eciial to Doan's
district for the purpose of obtaining Kidney Pills. They have ahvavs giv
this information. en me line results. Ever so often 1
If you want to enter th's contest, take a box of Doan's Kidney Pills ami
estimate the number of farmers in they have kept my kidneys in good
your school district from whom you shape and make me feel better in
can get the information we desire, every way."
and then write R. S. Ouilis, West Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
Raleigh, N. C, tolling him the num- simply ask for a kidnev remedy get
ber of blanks you will need (that is, Doan's Kidnev Pills the same that
one for each farmer). Additional Mrs. Parrish had. Foster-Milburn Co.,
blanks will be provided later, if you Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
need them, but do not write for more
than you really need. A record will j A GOOD WOMAN GONE
be kept of your name and the number j ,
of blanks you apply for, and the num- j Mrs. Kezia J. Craven died last Wed
bcr you send in. If you, waste them ncsday at her old home in Randolph
it will be scored against'you. county, aged 86 years, eight months
The enclosed blank will show you and ten davs. She was the mother
what is wanted. The answers must 0f Rev. W.'F. Craven, the beloved
be as short and concise as possible, pastor of the Methodist churches on
When you send the survey blanks in, the Pittsboro circuit, and was the
you must get the enclosed blank let- daughter of Mr. Wesley Mann, of
ter signed by your teacher, stating Baldwin township, and was born near
that you are a regular scholar, ana Mt. Pleasant church, which church'
that, to the best of his or her knowl- she joined at the early age of nine
edge and belief, you obtained all the years.
information yourself. she was married in February, 1851,
The completed blanks must be sent to Mr. B. Y. Craven, who died in 1902,
to R. S. Curtis, at West Raleigh, N. and she was the mother of nine chil
C, before September 1, 1915. ' dren, six of whom survive her. Two
Rules and Regulations in Contest 0f her brothers are living, Mr. B. Vv.
1. Pupils over 16 years of age on Mann, of this county, and Dr. E. D.
September 1, 1915, will not be eligi- Mann, of Alamance. She lived a long
ble to the contest. life of usefulness, which was a bene-
2. No pupils will be allowed to fill diction to all within her influence, and
out and return more than five blanks was indeed a "Mother in Israel."
or surveys. ' Chathum Record.
3. A record will be kept of the num- i :
her of blanks each pupils asks for,
and if more are requested than ac-
tually used in the contest this will
be scored against the pupil.
4. Return unused blanks, it any,
with the completed surveys when they body gets an . attack now and then,
are mailed back to this office. Thousands of people keep their Liv-
5. It will be permissible tor pupils er8 a,.tive and healthy by using Dr.
to interview the same farmer or set King's New Life Pills. Fine for the
of farmers. However, this is not de- stomach, too. Stop the Dizziness,
sirable, if, by so doing, any interested Constipation, Billiousness and Indi
farmer or set of farmers is omitted gestj0n. Clear the blood. Only 25c.
in your school district. at your Druggist.
6. It will be permissible in this '
contest for pupils seeking information
to nave tne larmera uukuii hi
legitimate manner a reply to the
questions which cannot be answered.
. K .nlitl,,! hv havinir
them write to the U. S. Department
inem "- w wl;j n r
of Agriculture, Washington, D. C,
m. ci t i r.t inlhi
The State Department of Agriculture
Raleigh N.&;fteN. C. College or
Agriculture, West N.
Station. West Ra e gh, N. C., the
State Demonstration Agent, Raleigh,
AV. AnVrnder the State
monstration Agents under the &tate
rmaxion may uuu..-
ed frem any, otner reuaoie source
Answers to all questions must
be in the handwriting oi : the pupil.
come through the farmer or farmers
mterviewed. The pupils will not . be
permitte to write ior ulc
For further information relative to
the contest, write R. C. Curtis, faec-retary-Treasurcr,
West Ealeigh, N.
C' SPRING'S AWAKENING.
(John Purroughs, "Signs and Season)
Thoreau, as revealed in his journal,
was for vears trying to settle in his
own m'nil what was the first thing
that stirred in spring, after the se
Enorland winter in what
was the first sign or pulse of return-
ing life mariif est; and he never seems
in have hwn nuite sure.
... ,V . a. -:i c vlo
not get nis sail on me ian ui ."
Ha due into the swamps, he
peered into tne water,
benumbed hands for the radical leaves
, r..i tu ;n.
of the plants under the ' f.
SSSS onethe "aldersThe-wenT' ou
, . , .. e w .V. mnmina1
before daylight Mh "P!?
1.- :!, mnnsM on
lie iiiuuiii - .-"
tne rOiKs; ne nsieneu i"i i"c u.xv.i,,
he was on the alert for the first frog
- , v.-K.ioiu .,, " u- ,.,,1
Z'rhl thtini 1ni
...... .-.- v.i-fti.
tnat 'roaKea ",eon(l"r V
. A" F, 'ul. ' ,j :ii ' i, .mil, l
p,n there, and there, and still he coul
iiihiy ninieii. T" '
one Lire appears , . .n
all things simultaneously. Of a warm.
thawy day in tbruary tosnow is
suildenly covered I w ith mynads of
Z";iA lkw,aC0, vou
mav Kee a winged insect in the air.
ill 1I1WVI, III lll5
Or the self-same . day the r rass . n the
snnnc run and the catkins on tne aij
j mi u - 1iln. mid
ders wi l have started a little and
II you IOOK snarpiy, wiu.e ini...ii
along some sheltered nook or grassy
6,0?k .rroSndvouwiir probably ta as tenant! common, same hav
on the bare fround, you ' Pbab.y de8cended to them from the late
hTtchJr oufuX VXJVJKS AJfred L. Troy; and said defendants
should not the grasshopper
PRODUCE EXCHANGE CON
TEMPLATED ed a market here, but who lives at
Asheboro, was in to see us yesterday
and discussing our local conditions
was surprised to find that Carthage
has no riroduce exchange, a place
where a market can be had for all
manner of farm products, and says
S"t he will soon open in connection
with his market a produce exchange
wnere ine man irom me cuumry uu
ssible to hspnse of farm l
nrodiKe here on the Carthage market,?" or Dp..re lne , ' V'.?'."'
from the fact no one was in the bnl-1
n market for produce has suffered. 1
We hope Mr. Pugh will open an ex--hange
at once, for nothing is needed
minr V"n a good exchange. Carth
liEEP Tu'E MUNI;'! S V i.i.I.
I lea! tii
i -I :
lives in tli.
; I .
peed ne!). i
s:o!e "..r i..
and ill health
a remedy tli
of kidney s
boro citi.( n's
Mrs. A. F.
fi.t d i I . i
l ulnev i
res. if ore is a-i A
( ( Diiimeiid:iUo;i.
Asheboro, says: "1 was trouh
mv kidnevs for vears and tlioueh I
my kidneys for years and though
tried dilierent kidnev medicines, 1
tried dilieivnl kidney medicines.
A SLUGGISH LIVER NEEDS
Let your Liver get torpid "and you
llr(, in fr .. Knp nf miserv. Fvprv.
i "ev- woou, r residing aiuer
of the Ashevil e District, has recently
ne'd successful Institutes at Brevard,
,,..:,, nnti rwtnf RtrpJ
nenuersonvuie una inesmui street
ch Asheville) N. c. Every phase
of th(j gund h . misnary
work wa3 presented in helpful and in-
be meang increin interest &
these branchea f 0r8work. Prom.
inent amonK the speakers on these
oc.asion9 Mr .T M W.v un,
n w R Mnrf!n nf onoarlu - n
. M T - i N mi"
ri,lmh " ; " '"J"! " v'
gu,tg of Bm Sund ,8 reyiva, w h
closed in Philadelphia recently after
continuing ror eleven weeks.
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Kara Always Bought
supERI0R C0URT Before the clerk
NORTH .CAROLINA, ..Randolph
Ella T. Smith and husband, C. P.
donn xroy, Isaac iroy, win iroy
Tom Troy, Robert Troy, Rosa Troy
Helen Troy, Sidney Tniy, Mary T.
VUA, uiiu iiusuanu. V. V. ox, Lite
Troy, Maggie T. Miller and husband,
Miller, the unknown heir
nf 1 f ul r
me oeienouni aooveu iiiuneii, junu
Iroy, Isaac Troy, Will Troy, Ton
iroy, me unKnow
Troy, the unknown heirs of Alfred
Troy and the unknown heirs of Edgar
Troy will take notice that an action
, as.above ha8 bee eommencen
against them in the Superior Court
f Randol n count before the CIetk
P ' summons has
h thpm returna
i" the county court house in Asheboro,
N. C, on the 27 day of April, 1915;
. .l, ,.,. , ...Vf nill nt
- - - . An .
. . ... . . i::p ,
vo sen ior uivision biiiuiik miuiiiiiii aim
dpfendant8 that certain realty situated
. pj. fc mi(l. Mh r.lin.
" " ; rAafon'
will further take notice that they are
required to be and appear at the
aforesaid time and place named for
return of summons and answer or de
mur to the petition of plaintiffs or
the relief therein demanded will be
Brlc"- avfNF?? C S C
J. M. CAVENESS, C. b. I.
Having quulified as administrator
on the estate of Alfred L. Troy, de-
" lnf f??le " rrL 'ci
Vrt of RandS
of the Superior Court of Randolph
, . . L
w" ",c -r a :i
'" ?rt.ln.18 ' ' '
owing said eRtate will come forward
and make immediate settlement.
This 27 day of March, l'Jlft.
J. F. PICKETT,
Admr. Alfred L. Troy, deceased.
V .H Anieru:!"
li-; t i!t i iijv i;
a I ii:ie, ju.u :i,, t!i" clim -
i i.i aev ell.er steady iUm fi"
(mid ailed the system.' In a.d.ortl
however, the soldier would he- I '"
come i'i i",stnmei to going without it
and his vitality would he higher.
"Aleoh'il is the worst drug habit
heeau.-e it is the most universal. It
is imt a food, but a poison and is de
cidedly not a medicinal necessity.
Several decades ago doctors advised
the drinking of alcohol as a preventa
tive for bad jlds and malaria and
other diseases. They didn't know any
better and they had to advise some
'Nowadays we recognize that in
stead of increasing the ability to
withstand disease, alcohol decreases1
the vitality and leaves the body less
able to throw off the germs of dis
ease. The only excuse for the use oi"
alcohol in the trenches is to make
the men feel more comfortable tem
porarily, though at the same time it
makes them stupid and they feel
worse afterward than they did before
"Numberless tests have shown con
clusively, that while men under the
influence of alcohol feel they are
working easily and think they aecom
plish a great deal, in reality their
output is much less than normal.
. "Like all other drugs, alcohol dead
ens the sensibility to pain and ren
ders the nervous system less sensi
tive. That, however, may be the con
dition for which the nations are work
ing." How Warring Nations Have Handled
the Drinking Problem.
GREAT BRITAIN leading physi
cians, headed by Sir Victor Horsley,
are lighting to have rum eliminated
from the army ration. Sir Victor
says the government has bought 500,
000 gallons of rum for soldiers since
the war began.
RUSSIA An order issued by
Grand Duke Nicholas prohibits the
sale of Vodka throughout the Czar's
dominions and advises both army and
civilians to drink nothing.
FRANCE The manufacture and
sale of absinthe have been prohibited,
but wine is included in soldiers' ra
tions. GERMANY No anti-drink order
has been issued, but the Emperor has
frequently urged his soldiers to ab
POEM OF LENA'S GROVE
The school at Lena's Grove is out.
It was a most successful school.
The children all loved their teacher,
And never broke his rule.
His rules were not unjust,
But perfect and all right,
And the best thing of all
He treated them all alike.
I Now history of thP M,lrm
I will try to tell.
They have been awfully good,
And studied real well.
The most advanced pupils
We had in school
Were Mary Anne Pritchard
And Haywood Poole.
Ruth Bulla is real smart,
While Carson is rather Blow.
But they both come up
With good lessons, you know. ;
As for Erma and Aaron
They stay at home some,
But both do real well
When they do come.
While there are two in school
Who never do hurry;
But I suppose you all know
They are Rose and Murray. ,
Now Kathaleen and Glenn,
They both hury a lot,
But we doubt whether
Would do anything or not.
As for Esther and Grady,
They are easily offended,
And never take anything
As it is intended.
When you see Pauline Miller.
She is looking at the boys.
Especially Roland Richardson,
Who likes to make a noise.
I suppose you have heard "
Of Dennis and Alice;
They get mad real often
But never hold malice.
While we had two 'i
That never acted silly.
And they were no other
Than Frank and Lillie.
Sango and Alice Hughes,
They do very well;
but about their lessons,
I'd better not tell.
The smartest little girls
We had in school,
Were Virginia Robins,
Reba Bulla, and Julia Poole..
Now Lewis, Clyde and Troy,
And they are all.
So you see right now,
Our school was not small.
Nannie Lee Poole.
RHEUMATISM YIELDS QUICKLY
TO SLOAN S
You can't prevent an attack of
Rheumatism from coming on, but
you can stop it almost .immediately.
Sloan's Liniment gently applied to
the sore joint or muscle penetrates
n a few minutes to the inflamed spot
that causes the pain. It soothes the
hot, tender, swollen feeling, and in a
very short time brings a relief that
is almost unbelievable until you ex
perience it. Get a bottle of Sloan's
Liniment for 25c. of any Druggist and
have it in the house against Coins,
Sore and Swollen Joints, Lumbago,
Sciatica and like ailments. Your
money back if not- satisfied, but it
does give almost instant relief.
ring feat in 1,
, , ,
.naiiia Can..! '.
the iiinount of
llli'iiry MK ht oti
edui ation in thld
ligure given me is
1 spend for drink
uiitry, anil the
more tivui three tiri)e.- us much .-is we
spend for education.
"The annual appropriations of the
ilerul Government are a littlf. less
than l,2:.0,0i)!l,0(l(. This sim inrludi-s
the salaries of all the public ollieials
from the President down. Think r
the mind ran apprehend it, of this
nation spending twice that amount
i' alcoholic liquors.
"Our unneal is to the individusil.
Drink brings no advantage whatever
to one who drinks, and since intelli
gence demands a reason for any
course of action the fact that no good
icison can Do given tor nnkiiif
ought to he sufliiient to prevent the
use oi iuiior to any c:;tei,t.
"It lias been scientifirullv demon
strated that the moderate use or
ohol decreases a man's enVioncv.
An athlete cannot do his best, if h
drinks at all, a typewriter will make
more mistakes when drinking, and a
soldier will be less accurate in his
aim. The accidents in industry are
increased in proportion as liouor is
"But there is another reason whv
one should not drink at all, namelv,
the danger of drinking to excess. It
cannot be truthfully said that every
moderate drinker becomes a drunk
ard, but it is true that every drunk
ard comes from the number of those
who drink moderately. None come
from the ranks of the total abstain
ers. "I remember to have heard a tem
perance lecturer use an illustration
when I was a boy. He admitted that
there is a difference between the
moderate drinker and the drunkard,
but he described it as the difference
between the pig and the hog. the hog
being a little older than the pig.
"The drunkard has indulged the
habit longer and to a greater extent
than the moderate drinker, but the
moderate drinker is on the road over
which the drunkard must travel be
fore he becomes a sot, and no mod
erate drinker can be absolutely sure
that he will not be overcome by the
"But let me give you another rea
son for total abstinence. No one can
afford to spend money for drink, not
even a small amount of money. Mon
ey should not be wasted, and it is
worse than wasted when used for
that which, instead of benefiting,
does harm. There are so many good
uses that can be made of money that
it seems strange that any one should
be willing to spend money for intox
''Even if a man was sure that the
moderate use of liquor would be of
no physical injury to htm and would
feel that he had money to spare for
drinking, still in view of the awful
consequences of indulgence in lifuor
can he afford to gratify himself at
the expense of those who, weaker in
resisting power, may be led astray
by his example? i
"It is not asking too much of any
human being to ask that he consider
the influence of his example upon
those about him, especially upon those
who look to him for counsel. Indul
gence compels silence on the subject.
"In addition to the argument al
ready presented I feel that I am jus
tified in calling your attention to
another reason why such an individ
ual should do all in his power to in
duce his fellow man to abstain from,
the use of intoxicating liquors as a
beverage. It is that we are so bound
together that we cannot escape from
the indirect effect of anything that
is harmful to society.
"From the lowest standDoint unnn
which the subject can be discussed,
nameiy, tne ground ot pecuniary in
terest, we are compelled to use our
influence to lessen the drinkinir donn.
The use of liquors is the direct cause
of crime, of poverty, of degradation
and despair, and we never can tell
when we shall ourselves suffer at the
hands of those who are victims of in
temperance." BE CAREFUL WITH FIRES
One section of the act passed bv the
recent Legislature to nrevpnt forest
fires reads as follows:
"If any person shall intentionallv
set fire to any grass land, brush lano,
or woodland, except it be his own
property, or in that case without first
giving notice to alt persons owning
or in charge of land adjoining the
land intended to be fired, and also tak
ing care to watch such fire whilu
burning and take effectual care to ex
tinguish such fire, and such fire shall
reach any lands near to or adioininc
the lands so fired, he shall for every
offense be fined not less than $10 nor
more than $50, or imprisoned not ex
ceeding thirty days. This shall not pre
vent action for damages sustained by
the owners of such Droneicv froiii
The bill touches any wagoner, hun
ter, ci'.mper or any other person who
shall kindle a camp fire or authorize
it done, unless all combustible ma
terial for the space of ten feet is re
moved, and provides that the aban
donment of fires without . fully
extinguishing them, shall be fined
from $10 to $60 or imprisoned thirty
days. This section gets the man who
accidentally or negligently with torch,
gun, match or any other instrumental-
ty, starts any fire upon anv crass
land, woodland, bmshland, and fines
or imprisons him in the same manner.
It gets the man who fires the tar
kiln, charcoal pit, and provides that
every tire breaking out through such
circumstances or otherwise, shall be
prima facie evidence of carelessness.