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CONCORD, N. C., THURSDAY, MAY
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ia. aiiti j.I. very like a torturous county
r al with slopes to climb an J valleys to
liisureiy travel, with here green fiekts of
r-le-.ty to enjoy, and there rnarih Ian Is of
te.Tr'iit:3n and danger to avoid, and ith
. : ;i:i-l and "four corners" every now
ia trier, to confuse and possibly to mislead
V k traveler. Some of us fall to climb the
f i.'li. some fall asleep in the valleys, and stilt
.'.Vrs wander off and are lost in the marsh'f
r Jr.icj; but to the great majority of
parlni the crossroads are the only really
. dit;.:uit points to be passed.
"What studies will I take?" asks the
K'h- ol child.
"What trade or profession will I follow?"
iiys the youth.
" How can I best win success ?" says the
nan These are
We all encounter, and thee are the places
rher most of us go astray Blessed is the
m&fi who chooies the proper path at these
various junctions. " Luck " may hav baa
h!j g-jide, and hl lss foriunata nclffhboft
trt prone to say so, but Investigation and
experience teach that the only reliable helps
at these difficult points are knowledge and
vork. Knowledge is a burden to no one.
Like tht air you breathe, your knowledge
p-oves its existence not by apparent weight
anicolor. but by Its effect. How often have
, you found the Information you acquired by
casual observation or study to be of great
specific advantage In a crisis whose
possibility you had not draamed of when you
a:!Jrd that knowledge
Ther., If knowledge Is to be your guide
Pathway of LSffe
ik it not worth your while to secure the
greatest, the bast source of human Knowledge
Ktant. when that source Is. by American
ecterpri-?, placed within your reach ? In the
BncyclopuJla. BrtUuxntc tl child will
End minor l0 interest hla little olnd, and
five him food for thought alon the line of
fr.U natural bent ; the youth will find life
stories and professional and mechanical
l.-f jrmatwtn to enable him to wisely choose
lis Hfe work, and the adult will have his
r.lr.j broadened ; his intellect qukkened, and
t ii information ejttended to such a degree
by it that he will be enabled to take
fivarrrage of opportunities that he otherwise
"' n see. Thus It Is a guldeboarJ for
Cncyclnpaedia. Rritannlca. Is the
OF the world concentrated. It
-1 U ,n every home. Our subscribers
'-cut2 'his work at a specially low
-ct'-ry pr e. and on the very easy
iTienrs of Ten Cents a Day. For
I - adiress
CHARLOTTE. N. C
M V i.,f o Wmi.
Li'Itor: I wish to say
Li-ii j.ur paper that the report
heen circulated that I
- k -x 'or J::ke Boger 13 an infamous
'd. 1 deaire the people of
1 fw to know that I am a white
al'j I-', vote oulj for such.
ery Kespectf ully,
K. D. Undekwood.
Jt Snakf Story.
J SchiiT has a Maltese
' l:t hui ouly catches rats but
' aterday she caught four
iih yard. Two she killed and
t-iiMed in the house to play
' ' a- C h a f I o t te 0 bier ver ,
-k cimi Columbia will cross
at3f the 20th.
THE LUTHERAN SYNOD.
Somo Tiling Tl,., 0 ourr d Tli
Trial 1 It-v. iWi u !-.tio rrirdtu
TrouM...flflroNiON on Various Snl-
jo ls-iio red Man Vailt To
Join Tlio llac of Meeting; Ielc
alcs tn the C.'eiieral s,, n-l Hi,.
ir wtU of 1 Use luirt ).
This is the ; continuation r.f last wcrk's rt
lort.l It is a hard matter to report the
work of the Synod, aa it is to report
a Methodist Conference so inn oh
being t!or.e by committees and
, their work and reports are usually
adopted. To sit by Secretary King,
(and right here we want to say that
no ecclesiastical body ever had a
more efficient secretary) watch bis
papers and write for dear life, la the
only way to give a full report That's
too much work, hence we write on
The press of the State and par Lie-
! ularly the articles of Rey. Dawson,
who put himself into a matter
where he had no legitimate
business, caused many to imagine
I from o much writing that the case
i dgamst Rev. Michael wag most tern-
bly immoral and criminal, and
would hold the Synod for days and
days. The whole matter was re
ferred to a commit ee of the Miniss
tenu.di. They heard testimony pro
and con for hours and hours. Not
a single witness testified to the
appearance of immorality. Mr. Mi
chael was pastor of St. Michael's
church, and often he accompanied
young hdies home and other mat
ters like this, which were freely diss
cussed until fever ran high. Being a
married man was all the cause; had
he been a single one there would per
haps have been nothing said. How
ever, the committee reported this
action below :
"The Ministerinm to which was
referred the charges preferred by the
council of St. Michael's Evan
gelical Lutheran church against
Rev. D W Michael, after careful in
vestigation of the case, report the
following to Synod : viz. That it is
the judgement of the Ministerium
fiat the Rev. D W Michael has been
guilty of very great indiscretion, and
that therefore he is subject to the
discipline of Synod ; and therefore,
this Ministerium recommends to the
Synod that the Rev, D W Michael
be censured by the President in the
Synod and that he be exhorted to be
more circumspect in the future ; and
that if he refuse to submit to this,
he shall be suspended from the
office and functions of the ministry
until be shall acknowledge his er
ror and ask to be reinstated, or nns
til the next meeting of the Synod."
The report of the committee was
unanimously adopted. It might be
stated that many went to Synod,
having made up an opinion from
published reports, ready to vote for
his expulsion. It is needless to say
that they soon found their opinions
too previous, itey. ur. u o du
man and Rev. W A Lutz were up
pointed by Tresident Brown to wait
on Mr. Michael and await his de
cision relative to the Synod's action.
They were given ten minntes. An
additional time of five minutes was
asked and the request WS3 granted
by common consent.
At the expiration of this time, the
committee, accompanied by Rev.
Michael, came in. Dr. Bowman ana
nounced that Rey. Michael was
present to receive the sentence im
posed upon him. It was, in open
Synod, that Rey. Michael made his
confession and received the censure
by the President. The humility ot
Mr. Michael and th? terrible ordeal
through which he passed left not a
dry eye in the audience. The right
hand of fellowship was extended
him by the entire Svnod: nd the
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church council, e. pressing them-
selves as belieying justice had been
done, joined with Synod m extend
ing to Rey. Michael the right hand
of fellowship. No greater offense
could be found against Mr. Michael
and, since he received the public ceni
sure, what more could be expected
of him. That he is sincere in this
eoursp, those who know hira best do
The committee that examined the
reports on the state of tne church,
idrn;s:hcd miereiUrig statistic?. Tht
additions to the church during the
year has not been les than 1,000, if
our memory server us correctly, A
number of new congregations have
been organized, a number of
churches built dining the year,
among them a $15,000 church at
Winston, and during the last ten
years the membership of thi3 Synod
has doublcjd itself. The reports
show that never in the history ha3
there been such activity and growth.
It will be remembered by Stand
ard readers that one year ago the
Synoi! refused to receiye into con
nection with Synod a Rev. Sykes, of
Frieden's church in Guilford county,
because of his anti-temperance
teachings and. writings. Death du
ring the year has removed the dis
turbing element, but not until the
congregation had been divided into
hotly contesting factions. This
matter came up, and it is believed
Synod has adopted methods that
will bring about harmony in the
congregation, which is both large
Addresses were made by Revs.
Scherer, Propst, Pisher, Trexler and
others, on subjects assigned them at
the last meeting of the Synod. On
Sunday Revs. Dr. Bernheim, Marks,
Cox, Huddle, 0 A Brown, Rose and
H M Brown, preached in the several
churches of the village and sur
A colored man from Conovercame
to Synod, seeking ordination. The
Synod did no ved would not receive
him, but the constitution is such
that the examining committee is
compelled to examine all applicants.
Had he passed, he would not haye
been received' but recommended to
to the colored cause. The first
question asked him and his answer
demons rrate how ignorant he is,
though he talks weR. He was asked
where the Reformation began he
answered, ''in England,"
There was a contest over the place
of meeting next year. Invitations
were in from Winston, Salisbury,
and Concord. Concord received
more votes than all of them. So it
will meet in Concord on Thursday
before the first Sunday in May,
The delegates to the General
Synod, composed of members of eight
Stare Synods, and which meets in
Staunton, Va., in September, are a3
Clerical : Revs. M G G Scherer,
B S Brown, C B King, C A Marks,
C A Rose, G H Cox, J Q Wertz and
C B Miller; alternate clerical : Revs.
V R Stickler, W 85 Bowman, L). D.,
C A Brown, W Kimball, H M
Brown, V Y Boozer, J D Shirey and
C h T Fisher.
Lay. delegates, principal : Jas, P
Cook, J D Hcili 1
H Dull ,, H C McAllister, J A Day-
idson. ,w H lican - and Dr. S i
Lay alternates: J W Miller, Dr. C
M Pool, Dr. M L Stevens, F B Eiird,
A 0 Mitche, P A Sloop, C L Biow
and Dr. l, M Archev. The nimes
appear in the order of their election.
The missions, with one exception,
were reported in a llou rushing con
dition. Support was continued.
Rev. Sticiiley was authorized to
look after the Lutheran cause at
Mooresvillc; Rev. Dr. Bernheim at
Newberne; the executive committee
at Stak-sville and a number of other
points that asked fr help were re
ferred to the executive committee to
look aftr during the next year.
Official recognition was given to
South View Orphanage, an Intel
States Lutheran institution, and the
churches are authorized to send in
Sy ncd adopted a resolution assum
ing the debt incurred in putting on
a Mansard roof on the main building
of NorthCarolinaColIege and roakiDg
Delegates were elected to the
several i Iiueraii i-U iu
North Carolina. ;
Synod voted to lend St. Andrews,
Concord, a church organ.
A vote of thanks wa3 given St.
Michael's congregation for its hos
pitable entertainment of Synod.
This is only a running account
of such matters as memory reryes us.
It by no means covers a tenth of the
work dene by Synod, but is that
that is of most interest to the read
Many expected an exciting and
perhaps a heated meeting in some
respects, but the Synod has never
had a more harmonious session.
There were to be heard on all
sides many compliments for the
officers, all beiog re-elected- It was
peculiarly interesting to eee how
cool the secretary remained in the
midst of his arduous labors, and to
see Treasurer I Frank Patterson
count hundreds of dollars so fast to
make your head dizzy.
The Synod was closed according-
to the ancient usage in this histori
cal church, and all went home well
pleased with the business and pleas
ure of the 92nd annual convention
of the Evangelical Lutheran !
When Baby was sick, vre gave her Castoria.
(Vhen she was a Child, she cried for Castoria.
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria.
When she had Children, she gave them Castoria,
Four Hits Successes.
Having the needed merit to more
than make good all the advertising
claimed for them, the following I
four remedies have reached a phe
nomeual sale: Dr. Kings New Dis
covery, for consumption, coughs and
colds, each bottle guaranteed Elec
tric Bitters, the great remedy for
liver, stomach and kidneys, Buck
len't Arnica Salve, the best in the
world, and Dr. King's New Life
Pills, which are a perfect pill. All
these remedies are guaranteed to do
just what 13 claimed for them and
the dealer whose name is attached
herewith will be glad to tell you
more of them. Sold at Fetzer'a
Drug Store. 11
Thiee extra trains passed up the
Southern Wednesday night, loaded
with ministers and delegates to the
Bantist convention at Washington.
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Tuesday morning at the residt of
Mrs. B F Rugtr. Mrs. J r V.;ler
lord was eL-cu-d pn.sidtui. ol aie
Association; Mra. M M Gilion, Mrs.
D B Coltrane and Mrs. .j.v....- (J
j Gibson vice president? to !
cies in this list
The ladies of
queet all the Citl.
renK'V.i i? iiom
meet in the e ..rc huh?: v., .
Fridav afternoon t rcui";
ring of the beih to u a :
love and respect to r..- h:.
honored soldiers who Ik a.
the quiet graveyards v cv
They have arranged a -grcrnme
which they h
kindle ane.v the tend";- t.
those men who c'Tlrc-d ,
shed their blool fcr thv b
safety of their country a d .
of the dear one? at home
Let us cover their g;(.v
flowers and ever keep green
memcry their noble deeds.
All arc inited uv cow..
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L i ii g their uiTeri.-.g-' ui 11 '
Mr. R W Allison will preside over
the meeting and several of our citi
zens will make remarks and the
band will furnish music.
The Association will gratefully
appreciate for use on ih occasion,
any conveyances that may be ten
dered for the purpose cf reaching
Forest Hill cemetery. Citizens
willing to accommodate the Associa
tes in this way will please notify
any of the vice presidertt. LhiK
dren especially invited.
.Mansion House LuiiiMlry.
I am the Concord repefientativt
of the Mansion'House Stf p.m Laun
dry, or Greeuville. S.C. If you
think of wearing nicely d one-up
collors, cuffn and shirts, cohie sec
me and find out cost.
You will bo paid for all articles
orn or lost. You can leave your
bundles at the F'.rniturc Store,
whetheJ, am presant or not, It will
receive prompt attention.
I senel basket off Tuesday and it
returns Saturday morning.
Come aro und and see ru
mh!3 3m J. N..-
Your comf'' ;r. ni
ing depends mv.ch n
the forethought of tho
maker of your bicycle.
Means of adjurtnent
must be many. Let us howyc-j h im
provements insuring highest comfort in
Columbia Bicycles 5 ioo
or Hartiorcia $&o$bo
Hoys' and Girls' Hartford", $50
Tae niost beautiful und conip're'.-.sr.r-lve Cetr-lofi-ue
yet issxie-.l can be had free by .rllirj.
G. L PATTERSON', AG KNT,
CONCORD, N. C.
ISiieklcn s .triucn hiac.
The Best 5clvc in tie worli for
Cuts, Bruia??, Sore?. TJJcr55, bait
Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter.Chapped
Hands, Chilblains, Corns and all
Skin Eruptions, and positively cures
Piles or no pay required. It is
guaranteed to give satisfaction or
money refunded. Price 25 c ut3 per
box. For sale at P. B. FeU:rs Drr