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.!E FOUNTAIN AT THE PANAMA
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The labor that went into the building of the Panama canal is symbolized In the Fountain of Energy, by A.
Stirling Calder. This heroic sculpture stands in the center lagoon of the three lagoons of the South Gardens and
faces the main entrance gales. The waters were first released on opening day, February 20, coincidently with the
opening of the portals of the exhibit palaces and by the same means: the electric spark transmitted across the con
tinent when President Woodrow Wilson opened the great exposition at San Francisco by wireless.
DAVIDSON COUNTY NEWS
The Southern Express Company
has appointed Mr. A. C. Moton, of
Thomasville, agent at this point to
eucceed Mr. H. I. Lopp, who was re
moved recently. Mr. Moton has al
ready entered upon his duties an
will move his family to this city at
an early date. He has ben agent at
Thomasville for two years and prior
to that time worked at High Point.
One Buck Cooper, delivery boy
for the Rexall Store, boarded No. 12
and tarried too long. The porter
locked him in and dumped him off at
Thomasville, without a cent in his
pocket Buck didn't know a soul in
town and it looked like the lockup for
him. Finally he induced a "white
gemmen" to put in a call for the Lex
ington Drug Company and made ar
rangements with the Harris Motor
Co., for the loan of $1. Buck avers
that the "bo'din house" robbed him
of 75 cents for a bed, when the the bed
and all wasn't worth that much mon
ey and he barely had the fare home,
with nary a cent for breakfast.
Some four or five men were group
ed on the sidewalk on Main street
Monday waiting for Dave Leonard's
parade, when a minister joined the
crowd. He was carrying a roll of
chicken wire and on being asked if
he were going into the chicken busi
ness he replied that he was trying to
keep his neighbor's chickens from in
terfering with his gardening business.
One S. D. McMillan immediately
cpoke up and advised the preacher to
lay him in a large quantity of horse
shoes for use on the marauding hens
of his neighbors. "What's that for?"
asked the preacher. "Why it's this
way," explained Mack, in all serious
ness. "Hens' necks attract horseshoes
Pick one up an sail it at a hen and
invariably it will settle round her neck
and whirl 'round and 'round until it
wears her head off." -Lexington Dis
patch. Mr. Hiram Phillips, of the south
western part of Dovidson county, has
a mule he claims is 42 years old, or
two years older than himself.
CAROLINA PEOPLE TELL WONDERFUL "
EFFECTS OF MAYR STOMACH REMEDY
Sufferer Find Swift Relief From Us
of This Remarkable Treatment.
Stomach sufferers in the Southeast)
and, in fact, all over the country, hav
found remarkable and efficient results
from the use of Mayr's Wonderful
Many have taken this remedy and
tell today of the benefits they receiv
ed. Its effects come quickly the first
dose convinces. Here is whet two
Carolina folks have written:
W. R. DAVENPORT, Parker, N. C.
''For years I have suffered from a
disease which puzzled doctors. I hearo
of your remedy and one bottle gave
me relief. Your full treatment has
about cured me."
J. E. PARKER, Winston Salem, N;
C. "I am satisfied through, personal
use of the powers of your remedy.
You have saved my life."
These statements come from letters
among thousands. This remedy is
- PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
THAT SYMBOLIZES THE BUILDING OF THE PANAMA CANAL j
GIVING A LIFT
Put on your thinking cap and see
if you can remember the time, or
have ever read of any time in which
there were so many efforts being made
to help folks along in life. We don't
mean charity, or the giving of alms,
though that is even betier than ever
before, but we refer to the multiply
ing efforts of individuals, societies and
organizations that are at work, not
to hand down something to somebody
as a gift, but to make it possible for
move people to learn better how to
help themselves into becoming more
efficient workers and to lead more full
and normal lives. The day of the
skinflint and the selfish man has pass
ed. The literature of the day is preg
nant with timely and valuable inform
ation. The learing of the scholars, the
inventions of the scientists, the dis
coveries of the investigators, the ma
chinery of the government, the money
and brains of private parties, the pro
fessors of the schools, the directors of
countless societies and agencies, the
laboratories of the chemists, are all
today at the disposal of the average
man, and we are face to face with the
valuable and significant, fact that an
entire population is going to school
every day. We used to hear them sr.y,
"I had no chance when I was growing
up", but there will be little need long
er for any one to make this complaint
There are still some, who through one
misfortune or another, still have lit
tie chance, but even this will not be
true long. Take a country paper like
The Journal, and there is never an is
sue that is not full of something valu
able, suggestive, and intended to help
somebody to become more efficient and
useful. The average man is coming
into his own. It is his day. But he
must realize that all help on earth
cannot help the man who will not help
himself. Outside help is only an aid
to self-help. The thing is still up to
the individual. But the point is that
his chances of making good are about
a thousands times better than they
used to be.
known and used throughout the Unit
ed States. It has a record of results
Mayr's Wonderful Stomach Remedy
clears the digestive tract of mucoid
accretions and poisonous matter, h
brings swift relief to sufferers from
ailments of the stomach, liver ana
bowels. Many declare it has saver'
them from dangerous operations and
many are sure it has saved their
We want all people who hav
chronic stomach trouble or constipa
tion, no matter of how long standing,
to try one dose of Mayr's Wonderful
Stomach Remedy one dose will con
vince you. This is the medicine 8"
many of our people have been tp
with surprising results. The mosi
thorough system cleanser ever soln
Mayr's Wonderful Stomach Remedy
is now sold here by Standard Drug
Company and druggists everywh-e.
We notice in The Courier,
A poem of Lena's Grove'school,
And of the model pupils,
Who never broke a rule.
Our school here at Charlotte
We are not quite so good.
But try to do the best we can,
As all schools should.
But will say right here,
When we do break a rule,
We are sure to be punished,
Or placed on the "stool".
We all love our teacher,
Ami are sure he loves his scholars,
And works for their good,
isot merely the dollars.
Our school is not large,
Nor yet very small.
In a very few words
I'll tell you about all.
There's Agnes and Ethel,
The two largest girls
Who think so much of their looks,
Especially the curls.
There's Worth, Ross, and Clyde,
The grown up boys, ;
Who try to be manly;
But make a lot of noise.
Myrtle goes to school regular,
And so does Kate
But the trouble with them,
They are so often late.
There are some of the boys
Who dearly like hunting:
Such as Winfred, Fred
And Colvin Butning.
Of the ones that study best
It is hard to tell: ' ;
It may be Lena
Or it may be Annabel.
Siromi and Exie, and
Little black-eyed Bud
Go nearly every day
In spite of the mud. 1 '
There are some little boys
Who always tell the truth;
Thev are Floyd, Wade, Henry,
And little Ervin Routh.
The most mischievous "kiddy"
We have in school,
As every one knows,
Is Master Guy Poole.
Fay is the best scholar,
to her age, you know;
And another good scholar,
Is Mattie Prevo.
There are two little boys
I'm sorry to say,
That don't like to go much;
Can you guess ? Glen and Ray.
Then there is Joe and Glenn Dougan,
Who are not very fast,
But they always stick
To the very last.
There are' Clyde, Wade, Paul,
And Agnes Nance,
Who oo very well
Considering their chance.
The sweetest little girl
That any could name.
I'm sure you'll agree
Is little same McCain.
Our school is now out
And all is contentment.
We spent the last day
At the County Commencement.
F. M. Williamson, for the past three
years principal of Siler City graded
schools, has been elected county su
perintendent of schools for Chatham
NORTH CAROLINA, A NATION
(From University News Letter.)
At a recent banquet of the North
Carolina Society of Washington, D C,
Mr. T. I). Gold, Jr., brought forth
certain very significant facts about
the present abode of native North
Carolinians. He referred to the con
tribution of North Carolina to the
political business, religious, scientific,
and educational life of the United
States. To 21 states in the Union
we have furnished 79 Congressmen
and Senators, three Presidents, two
Vice-presidents, five presidents pro
tern, of the Senate, eight members of
the Cabinet, five secretaries of the
Navy, two secretaries of the Interior,
and one of Agriculture.
In the religious world are bishops
Polk of Louisiana, Davis of South
Carolina, and Fitzgerald of Texas;
Dr. Smith of Louisville, Drs. Dixon
and Broughton of London, Hawkes,
Greene and Paine of Mississippi; and
Beckwith of Georgia.
To the educational world North
Carolina has contributed such men as
Dr. H. H. Home, of New York Uni
versity; Dr. Elliott, of John Hopkins;
and Dr. Charles Hughs Johnston, of
the University of Illinois.
To the sister state of Virginia we
have contributed, Dr. E. A. Alderman,
Dr. Faul Barringer, Dr. W. W. Moore,
Dr. Henry L. Smith, Dr. C. A. Smith,
Mr. Herbert W. Jackson, Mr. Henry
E. Litchford, Mr. Edmund Strudwick,
Mr. T. S. Mulford, and Mr. F. H. Roy-
ster. As Mr. Gold put it, to be any-
body in Virginia you have to belong
to either the F. F. Vs. or the N. C.
O's., which being interpreted means,
the First Families of Virginia or the
North Carolina Oligarchy.
Nor does this record stop short of
. tt. , i t
such names as those oi the great na-
tional figures, Dr. Joseph Holmes, Dr.
P. P. Claxton, and Dr. Hannis Taylor.
Tn tho liVfe nf ciw.v, grr. r
mighty names, North Carolina begins
to feel her oats and step high. She
may well feel that she has contributed
much to the welfare of the Union and
of individual states. She has sent
from her borders noble sons who have
nobly lived and mightily wrought.
Is it entirely a matter for self-congratulation?
Why have these great
figures left their home State to do
their life's work ? Has North Carolina
done all she could to keep them within
her borders ? Had she justly and amp
ly rewarded the statesmen who have
honestly, fearlessly, and consistently
stood for the best in her civil life?
Has she and her citizenry stood shoul
der to shoulder and presented a solid
front in the war against evil
wickedness? Has she placed her
abundant resources easily and freely
at the disposal of her workers in the
educational field? Has she offered
the fullest opportunity to the upbuild
ing of industrial enterprises and cen
ters, that her sons might find outlet
here at home for their abilities as
administrative and executive leaders ?
North Carolina has not developed
her industrial, mineral, agricultural,
educational, moral, and religious re
sources in reasonable measure. She
has literally sent from her borders
many sons who have had ambition,
energy, and progressive ideas. She
has been proud of her conservatism
and she has been paying a penalty
for it by having other states reap the
benefit of the vigor, vitality, and
abounding energy of her famous sons.
Caution, deliberation, watchfulness,
prudence are all worthy and manly
virtues; but when these masterly
traits of life in an individual or in a
State become predominantly the rul
ing order of things, stagnation begins,
If a state or an individual fails to
roach out, experiment, explore, then
development ceases, growth stops, dry
rot sets in, and our sons move into
other states and sections.
Our Appalling Losses
In the census year, 380,372 native
born North Carolinias were living in
other states of the Union.
Our net loss in inter-state migra
tion during the census period was
All told, in the history of the Na
tion, says Mr. Gold, North Carolina
has furnished to othe" states more
than a million inhabitants; or nearly
four millions, their descendants con
sidered. WHY IT SUCCEEDS
Because It's For One Thing Only, and
Asheboro People Appreciate It.
Nothing can be good for everything.
Doing one thing well brings suc
Doan's Kidney Pills are for one
ror weak or disordered kidneys.
Here is Asheboro evidence to prove
Mrs. C. H. Rush. Academy Street,
Asheboro, N. C, says: "I used to suf.
fer from kidney and bladder trouble
and there was a lot of uric acid in my
system. - After taking a few boxes of
Doan's Kidney Pills, my kidneys acted
right. Now, whenever I think my
kidneys aren't doing their work just
right, a few doses of Doan's Kidney
Pills overcome the trouble.
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills the same that
Mrs. Rush had. Foster-Milburn Co..
Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
Interesting Address by Dr. Brooks on
One of Randolph's Most Distin
Dr. E. C. Brooks, head of the edu
cational department at Trinity, gave
a very interesting lecture recently on
"Braxton Craven and the First State
During the course of his speech, Dr.
Brooks said "Braxton Craven was one
of the most remarkable men of his
generation. From the state of an or
phan, destitute and homeless, he be
came a great teacher, preacher, and
educational leader. Having received
tvvo years of training under Dr. Ne
reus Mendenhall, of New Garden
school, now Guilford College, he be
gan at the age of 20, as assistant
principal of Union institute, Randolph
county. Rev. Brantly York was prin
cipal of that institution. But two
years later (1844) Craven became
principal. The next six years of his
life were spent in increasing his own
scholarship, building up Union Insti
tute academv. and studying the school
svstems of Europe and the United
States. In 1848 he organized his first
normal training class in connection
with Union Institute, and in the fol
lowing year the teacher training de
partment wes one of the features of
"At that time there was no head to
the public school system. In order
therefore, to give some direction to
the system he published an interest
ing circular on common schools, say
ing at the same time that he had col
lected all the information that he
could find on the subject in Europe
and America. It was an interesting
document that he issued in 1S49-50.
He gave directions for building school
houses, organizing schools, arrangin?
subject matter, training teachers, and
managing the internal affairs of the
In 1850 Craven began pub'isning
, a teachers magazine called "The
southern index, ana aimosi me en
tire first volume was devoted to a
discussion of the needs of the com-
mon school system. In 1851 Union
I Institute was converted into a normal
college. In drawing the bill for a
now charter Craven asked for btate
ai(1 but Calvin H wiley and others
fought that feature of the bill and it
' was finally defeated; but the legisla-
ture did cnarter tne insiuuuon
"Normal College" and gave it power
to grant certificates to teach in the
common schools of the State. In 1852
President Craven appealed to Govern
or Swain, the president of the Univer
sity, to throw his great influence in
favor of establishing "one or more
normal schools." The legislature in
session that year amended the charter
of Normal College, gave it the power
to grant degrees, loaned it $10,000.
and made the governor chairman of
the board of trustees and the super
intendent of public instruction sec
"In the following year the president
organized and published his course of
study for teacher training, provided
a model practice school and issued
hia declaration of principles that
should be eiven his institute.
"There were many objections to a
normal srWil. Crnvn vas ndeul"l
because of his teacher training cours
es. The old line of academic institu
tinm fmiorht- the new principles under
lying such a school. He was called
"tuimhiior" nnd his institution was re-
taA t-n ns "trash." However. Cal
vin H. Wiley, in reporting the work
to the general assembly, gave it high
praise. But Wiley was in favor of
the institute plan for training teacn
nnnawl the normal school
idea. Craven was in favor of both
ninns Wilev thought it was wrong
to put much money in one institution,
rvo viinvod that such an institu
tion would give direction to the whole
educational life of the state. After
running the institution lor nine years,
the Methodist church agreed to take
over the property, spent $50,000 in
improving it, and the first State Nor
mal College Decame iriniiy vunrf:
CVLOMEL SALIVATES AND
MAKES YOU SICK
irs Like Dvnamite on a Sluggish
Liver and You Lose a Day's Work
There's no reason why a person
should take sickening, salivating calo
mel when 50 cents buys a large bot
tle of Dodsous Liver lone a periec.
substitute for calomel.
It is a pleasast, vegetable liquid
which will start your liver just as
surely as calomel, but doesn't make
you sick and cannot saliate.
Children and grown folks can take
Dodson's Liver Tone, because it is per
Calomel is a dangerous drug. It is
mercury and attacks your bones. Take
a dose of nasty calomel today and you
will feel weak, sick and nauseated to
morrow. Don't lose a day's work.
Take a spoonful of Dodson's Liver
Tone instead and you will waks up
feeling great. No more biliousness,
constipation, sluggishness, headache,
coated tongue or sour stomach. Your
druggist says if you don't find Dod
son's Liver Tone acts better than hor
rible calomel your money is waiting
Col. J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of
State, received an apple wood cane,
made from a branch of the tree upon
which John Brown, the abolitionist
was hanged at Harper's Ferry. The
cane was sent by Mr. C. B. Johnson,
of Charlotte, R. F. D. 6, to be placed
in the Hall of History. Mr. Geo.
W. Norwood, chief clerk to the Sec
retary of State, has in his office a
piece of lignum vitae, cut from e. rail
road tie put down in Panama by the
French fifty-six years ago. It was
sent to him by Mr. John W. Thomp
son, of Cristobal. Mr. Norwood is
going to send the piece of wood to
New York and have a cane made from
it. State Journal.
Seven thousand school children
marched in the parade at Wake coun
ty commencement last Friday.
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS
ITEMS OF LIVE NEWS GATHER
ED FROM Ol R EXCHANGES
AM) CONDENSED IN BRIEF
FORM FOR BUSY READERS.
A library association for Thomas
lie was organized recently.
Another cotton mill, to coat S100..
000, is to be erected at Albemarle
y the Wiscassett Mills Company.
Mr. George Seawell died at his homa
near Biscoe, recently after a short
ness ot menengitis.
Mrs. Betty Coggin Foreman died
her home in Montgomery county re-
wtiy, at the age cf 77 years.
The State Sanitarium at Montrose
to be enlarged and greatly improv
. A power and steam heatinsr nlant
s among the new features considered.
The dining hall and kitchen of the
Jast Carolina Training School, Green
ille, were almost totally destroyed by
ire one night recently. The damage
s estimatd at ten thousand dolla.
partly covered by insurance. Th
building will be rebuilt at once and
ill not interfere with the work- of
Mrs. Robt. R. Reitzell. of I.ihert.
Route 2, who underwent a serious op-i
eration at St. Leo's HosDital. G rpen.4-
boro, March 22, when a tuomr weigh-.
mg liVa pounds was taken from her,
is recovering nicely. Her physician
states that she may be able to return
home baturday. Greensboro Patriot
Mrs. Savala Vandeaver. of Mont
gomery City, Mo., has in her poses
sion the axe, with which Abraham
Lincoln. cut rails.
There are 95,000 Canadian soldiers
n active service in the European war.
A woman in Shasta county. Calif
ornia, recently gave birth to quadrup
lets, two boys and two girls, and the
physicians say that all have a good
chance to live. The mother of th
children was already a grandmother
at tne age ot 37.
The new bridge across the Yadkin
River between Davie and Forsythe,
on the road which is a part of the
Central Highway of North Carolina.
has been opened to the public. The
bridge is over 1,000 feet long and cost
The Gold Hill mine, in Rowan
county, during the past three months
has doubled the ouput of gold in
worth Carolina, according to Colonel
Walter George Newman. This mina
is being worked with new activity and
T. I. Nixon, aged sixty, and Misa
Julia Dishman, aged fourteen, were
married at Mt. Mourne, Iredell coun
Winifred Johnson, colored, died re
cently in Auburn, New York, at tho
age of 113 years.
An indemnity of $20,000 in gold
has been paid by the Zapata-Villa
government to Ruth McManus, widow
of John McManus, of Chicago, who
was murdered by soldiers in Mexico
City, about a month ago.
Leon Chester Thrasher, of Hard
wick, Mass., lost his life when tha
British merchant vessel Falaba was
torpedoed by a German submarine, in
St. George's Channel, Sunday, March
28. He was a well known mining ea-
Lord Rothhsehild, head of the Eng
lish branch of the Rothschild family.
died in London, March 31. Lord
Rothschild was 75 years of age. He
was the first member of the Jewish
faith ever elected to the British Par
liament, in which he represented
Aylesbury from 1865 to 1885. It is
not known exactly how much of the
Rothschild fortune was in control of
the Baron, but the entire family
wealth is estimated as high as two
The London Daily Mail considers
"voluntary enlistment" a failure, and
advises that the English government
resort to conscription to secure sol
diers. None of the other belligerents
depend on voluntary enlistment.
Beginning last Sunday, the Norfolk
Southern runs a through train dailv
between Raleigh and Charlotte. The
train leaves Raleigh at seven in tha
morning, and makes the trip in sevea
Congressman Pou has recommended
the widow of the late Duncan L. Web
ster, as postmaster at Siler City, to
full out his unexpired term.
According to the University News
Letter North Carolina had 360.00 few
er cattle in 1910 than in 1850. While
the population had multiplied two and
one-half times, the beef supply had de
creased nearly one-third.
The engagement of Mr. W. Archi
bald Sherrod and Miss Clara Stanton.
of High Point, has been announced.
Dr. A. H. Johnson, a Greensboro
dentist, has been sued by R. C. Prince
for five thousand dollars damage al
leged to have been suffered by the
plaintiff as a result of the extraction
of a tooth by the defendant.
Germany has formally communicat
ed to the United States her intention
to compensate the owners of the
American ship William P. Frye, sunk
on the high seas with her cargo of
wheat by the commerce raider. Prinz
Plans are on foot to erect in Greens
boro a new $200,000 hotel.