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Hickory Democrat. (Hickory, N.C.) 1907-19??, August 13, 1908, Image 1

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THE HICKORY DEMOCRAT Established 1899 KXXXXXXXXXXXX)OOCX>OOOOOOCX2 Q iVv Never Before %S A Has there been sncli opportunities X for making money in real estate as O LIFE-INSURANCE. 8 jC Ilif Do you know of any one that re- jC U cwrr retted carrying life insurance as U they were cashing it in, or a w.uow that was wot gluu that her husband V hail carried iife insurance? V Loans. —We loan money on first mortgage improved real estate. If rS yon have funds that you wit-li to lend, we will act as your agent, your /N * money will be loaned on first mortgage real estate, you wiil receive the JC y interest semi-annually, and the principal guaranteed. \/ O All Insurance Premiums loaned in Hickory. O 0 Hickory Insurance & Realty Go., 0 V? J. A. LENTZ, W. A. HALL, M. H. GROVES, V O President. Vice-President. Sec. Treas. Vx 0 H. E. McCOMB, Ass't Mgr. Real Estate Dept. 'O g>ooooooooooooooooooooooo 5 | NORTH CAROLINA STATE NORMAL AND & Maintained by the State for the Education of the Women of North Carolina a Four regular Courses leading to Degrees. a Special Courses offered in Teacher Training, Music Manual Arts g fj and Domestic Science and in the Commercial Department. | Free tuition to those who agree to leach in the schools of North g O Carolina. © Board, laundry, tuition and all other expenses, including use of a || text-books, $170.00 a year, For free tuition students, $125.00 a & ii year. - ~v 5 Those desiring to enter should apply as early as possible. ' The a capacity of the dormitories is limited. a Fall Session begins September IS, 1908. 0 For catalogue and other information address % a J. I. FOUST, President, f g GREENSBORO, N. C. | ATFTHART 7 I f - Manufacturers' Agent F > GOOD-ROADS MACHINERY ( £ Contractors' Equipment and Supplies F Hickory, N. C. F Agent for the Austin.Western Co., Ltd. of Chicago. f American Road Rollers, all sizes; Aurora Rock Crushers, jaw and f A rotary; Street Sprinklers and Sweepers; Western Road Machinery, A scrapers, graders, plows, wheel and drag scrapers; Special Western w reversable road machine and ditcher; Dump wagons and carts; Steam # 1 Shovel Cars and-lram cars, all sizes; Dirt Spreaders, leveler-grader A and ditcher; Offcial Safes and Vaults, all sizes; County Vanlts a spe f cialty; Hand Traveling Cranes of the Reading Crane & Hoist Works, f A Reading, Penu.; County and township orders especially salicited, and A prompt attention given. Austin reversible horse power rollers; Wes r tern elevator grader, ditcher and wagon loader. Write or Wire for F A Particulars and Prices. d Davenport College Fifty-first session begins Sept. 9th. A better place for girls and young women would be hard to find. Charges low. For information, address, CHAS. C. WEAVER, Lenoir, N. C. fifths | A NEW HAT J u ■Pi [ Remember D ff •A|/ that we carry the size !l /V Wbn the \ for every head, to be-ff V. ticuiai-man wants m \ I C ome every face and to ij % a hat he invan- B| I \ J of* /v ably selects a ■y/, suit every purse. "Stet- P Stetson 111 m sons ;" H » we ° au(l « t B 1 good makes,from §>l.oo Tl IS because it has the Hi t J£ fin N. N assurance of style fil* S& 10 U U and quality that he'a ytitk* AJ n looking for. pF All Kinds of Straw N /f It established its # 111 superiority years ago, and to-day its PjiMS II ft UATO A# character supports and sustains ita I nl«r%lvlM lln I V Mt ff reputation for style and excellence. , yK We have the Stetson Soft and Derfcy iw Hati in *ll the lateit stylei. " 1 Moretz-Whitener \ ft Clothing Company S THE QUALITY SHOP n HICKORY, N. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 13,1908. ' Second Fiddles. When we visit the theater in one of our large cities, before the curtain rises we sit held in wonder by the dazzling lights, the beauty of the theater, the flashing of jewels and the peo ple filing past ui but most of all we are attracted by the orches tra whose music only makes the scene more fascinating and we feel that we are in some sort of fairy land. The most prominent figure in the whole orchestra is the leader himself. He sits on a platform a little above the others, direct ing everything; now bow.ng his head, this way and that, now waving his bow high in the air and then letting it fall, the music of his violin breaks into a fnil crescendo which rises high above the music of the other in struments in a wild weird strain. When the music ceases the audi ence applauds again and again. To him is given the entire cuc/cess of the music. He is praised and talked about; while at his side attracting no attention site the man who plays the second fiddle. His eye never wanders from his music t>ut as Matthews has sai4 he sits and "steadily byt con scientiously he pours a rich un der current of harmony into the music which few hear, fewer care for, but without which, los ing the charm of contrast, it would be as dreary as the drown ing of a bag pipe; as monotonous as a picture which is all lights and no shadows." Were he to cease playing the m3lody would be broken, the harmony lost. True the solo of the first violin would still be wild and weird as before, but lacking the accompaniment, its beauty would be lost. As the shadows help to heighten the lights or the joy of the woJd is intensified by the presence of grief, so the second fiddle is ne cessary to the harmony and beauty of the first. The man who plays the second fiddle may have just as much talent, just as high ideals as the man who plays the first. Who can say? It may be destiny has placed him in this position. But suppose he is not talented; but he does with all his might what he is given to do, who will say that he does not do well? Shakespeare says, "All the world's a stage." Equally true the statement. "All the world's an orchestra and all people are players in it." Some are play ing one instrument, some an other. The deeds of some rise far above others, bringing them praise and fame. There are those who play the first violin. The sorrow and grief in life is like the miror of the music. Sometimes the music of life is grand and loud, sometimes low and sweet almost dying away; yet the lives of all together form one grand symphony of praisa to him who is the greatest of all musicians. And in the world's great orchestra how many there are who play the second fiddle! All history is full of those who have played the first. Their names snnds on history's p.ige not to be forgotten. But often their greatness is due one whose name is forgotten; someone who : has helped them on to fame but 1 who himself has played the second fiddle. Tha second fid dlers are hard to discover in i history, their very part make ' them so, yet to the one who studies carefully and deeply j s they are often seen. In the world's history no man has been a greater or more renowned lead er than Napoleon.—yet histor ians tell us that more than half of his success was due to Mar shall Ney, whose alertness and ability to meet any emergency he ped gain many a battle. But Marshall Ney played the second { fiddle and has almost been for , gotten. In our ewn history are the names of many of those who | have played the first violin, among these are the great lead ers of our civil war. But it is said that many of the victories of Grant and Sherman were due to the indomnitable courage of John f A. Logan. But to the former is the credit given while the latter was only a second fiddler. In literature al o many ex amples are found. One of the best of these is the old school of Drumtochty who spent all his life in helping boys to a better education.- Some of these young men became famous thru out all Scotland, while the old school master was not known out of his own community. In life all about us are ex amples of men who play the second fiddle. The president of a large railroad is given the credit of the success of his road, but it is the man with the pick, and the one with his hand on the the throttle, who makes the wealth and fame of the former possible. The leader of an army directs its movements but the actual work is done by the man behind the gun. The former only dir ectc but he gets the credit and praise while the common soldier does the work but he plays the part of the second fiddler. How many times on Com mencement day we hear some young man give his commence ment oration while teachers, friends, acquaintances applaud and say how well he has done, but back in the audience sits the neglected mother wh© ha# labor ed year after year to make all these opportunities possible. She receives no credit, in fact she passed by unnoticed. Yet she has spent her life in making his richer and fuller. She has played the part of the second fiddler. It is true we should all strive to do the best within us, to strive with all our might to ap proach our own ideals. But sup- ' pose we do not do anything but make another's life brighter, has our work been in vain? Scott in speaking of the harp says: "Yet if one heart throb higher at its sway. The wizard note has not been touched in vain" and if this is true of a harp how much greater is the influence of one life on that of another! - But we can not all play the first violin, nor would we all wish to do so. As the music of the . orchestra would lose the harmony without the second violin so in life the beauty of contrast would be lost without the second fiddler. If our part in life is to help i another to m ake some life easier to help work out God's great plan, have we not played well? As the mother strives all her life to live for her children so that they may be something bet ter than she has been, so ought we be content to uplift others, i As the second fiddler of the : orchestra plays with the best of 1 his ability the part put before , him so ought we do our part. He 1 simply does his duty and that is the work of the second fiddle. To these of us to whom it falls : the lot to plav the second fiddler, 1 it remains only to play the best " we can, to play so that the music of our lives will chord with those about us, looking for our reward 1 with the blossoming of the life's , which we help to make bright and better. For surely a reward will come to us if not here in et- : ernity. Foley's Kidney Remedy will cure ny case of kidney or bladder trouble i that is not beyond the reach of me dicine. No medicine can do more. Procrastination. " Lose this day loit'ring, 'twill be the same old story Tomorrow, and the next more dila tory; v Each indecision brings its own delay? And days are lost, lamenting ovei lost days: Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute What you can do, or think yoo can, begin it! Boldness has genius, power and ma gic in it. Only engage and then the mind grows heated Begin it, and the work will be com pleted. The Work of the Summer School. The work of the summer school, which closed last week, was of a very helpful nature, anc 1 will prove of great practical va lue to the teachers of the county. Practically all the teachers of tne county were in attendance on the summer school, and show ed themselves anxious for im provement. The attendance for the first two weeks was compul sory, and 85 teachers were en rolled. The last week the atten dance was voluntary on the part of the teachers, but 61 were pre sent, showing that they were much interested in the work. Wishing to express their views of the work, the teachers held a meeting one afternoon and pass ed the following resolutions. We, the teachers of Catawba County, do hereby resolve: First, That after having this summer school, we are now in a position to declare that no mistake was made when we chose the summer school instead of an institute. Second, That we express our hearty thinks to Profs. Chas. M. Staley, A. P. Whisenhunt, J. S. Koiner, A. C. Sherrill, aud C. E. Long for the thoughtful, kind, and succesful manner in which they have labored to make our work more effective in the school room. Third, That we are highly gratified at the inteiest and zeal which Supt. Geo. E. Long has shown in the bringing about of higher standards in the public schools of Catawba County by his thoughtful arrangement for, and his daily attendance at this summer school, as well as by oth er laudable measures by which he was labored to attain the same end.- Fourth, That we express our thinks to the school Board of the Newton Graded School for their kindness in placing their school building at our disposal for these sessions. Fifth, That we also extend our thinks to the people of New ton for the hospitality and libe rality shown uf during these se ssions. C. 0. Smith ] Emma Lutz r Belle Kockett )>Comm Mary Rowe J. A. Gabriel J ATTENTION, ASTHMA SUFFERS! Foley's Honey and Tar will give im mediate relief to asthma sufferers and has cured many cases that had refused to yield to other treatment. Foley's Honey and Tar is the best remedy for coughs, colds and all throat and lung trouble. Contains no harmful drugs. If your are tempted to inter fere in your neighbors business remember the man in the moon -look on and say nothing. Regulates the bowels, promotes easy natural movements, cures constipation —Doan's regulets. Ask your drug dist for them. 25 cents a boj:. Put not your trust in memory: more people can repeat the Lord's Prayer than con practice it. Baby won.t suffer five minutes with creup if you apply Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil at once. It acts like ma gic. Democrat and Press, Consolidated 1605. JULIAN HARRIS SUC AS EDITOR OF MAGAZINE - ' IF * "MH .: > • m MLJ.V I,l;'"'Y" * -*■■ "VS ," F I". I v>sei*w " JULIANHARRIBI' Who Succeeds His Father, Joe! Chandler Harris, Editor of Uncle Remus'*— The Home Magazine f Julian Harris, son of Joel Chandler Harris, succeeds his father as editor of UWEIE REMUS'S—THE HOME MAGAZINE, Staining also his original position as gen eral manager. Don It. Marquis, who has already made a national reputation through his editorials, poems and short stories, is to continue as associate editor of the Magazine. From his childhood, Julian Harris had been the comrade of his father, and he was the organizing spirit of the Maga zine. > When 17 years of age, the younger Harris became a reporter for the At lanta Herald. A year later he became connected with the Atlanta Constitution, and when 20 years of age he went to Chi cago and became assistant Sunday editor of the Times-Herald. He returned to An educated mand stands, as it were in the midst of a bound less arsenal and magazine filled with all the weapons and engines which man's skill has been able to devise from the earliest time, and he works accordingly with a strength borrowed from all past ages, Caryle. BLOCKADED Every Household in Hickory Should Know How to Re sist it. The back aches because the kidneys are blockaded Help the kidneys with their work. The back will ache no more. Lots of proof that Doan's kid ney Pills do this. T. C. Robbin, living on Main St. Le noir, says: 4 'For several months I suf fered from kidney trouble. I had Fains across the small of my back and felt dull, and languid all the time with no energy and ambition. The kid neys were annoying and I had an al most constant desire to pass the se cretions, which were attended with pain. I secured Doan's Kidney Pills, used them according to directions, and was relieved of the trouble in a short time. My kidneys are now acting in a normal manner and I am entirely free from pain and distress." For sale by all dealers. Price 50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, New York, sole agents for the United States. Remember the name—Doan's —and take no other. Great shame is ours if we do not more than our fore-fathers. We are the richer by their ex perience. Each man heirs the ages past. SHE LIKES GOOD THINGS. Mrs, Chas. E. Smith, of West Frank lin, Maine says: "I like good things and have abopted Dr. King's New Life Pills as our family laxative medi cine because tiny are good and do their work without making a fuss about it." These painless purifiers sold at C. M. Shuford, W. S. Martin and Menzies drug stores, 25c. Atlanta to become night editor of the Constitution when 21 years of age, and two years later was promoted to the man aging editorship of that paper—a distinc tion probably unprecedented for a man of his years in the history of Southern journalism. He is the author of a play; soon to be staged by Nixon & Zimmer man, and has written a number of short stories, descriptive articles and essays. He is his father's literary executor, and not only are "Uncle Remus's" last writ ings in his possession, but through his col laboration with his father on two impor tant unpublished works—which will be given to the public during the year—and his intimate acquaintance with the pur poses and ideals of his father, he is emt> nently fitted to carry out the cherished plans of the founder of the Magazine. Impure bloods runs you down — makes you an easy victim for organic diseases. Burdock Blood Bitters pur ifies the blood—cures the cause-builds Vou up. He that has power to hate, has power to love; for hate is love reversed. "Doan's Ointment cured me of ec zema that had annoyed me a long time. The cure was permanent.''■— Hon. S. W. Matthews, Commissioner Labor Statistics, Augusta, Me. One need not be learned in book-lore in order to be educa ted. Any one is educated who is on to his job. CURED HAY FEVER AND SUMMER COLD A. S. Nushaum, Batesville, Indiana, writes: "Last year I suffered for three months with a summer cold so distres sing that it interfered with my business. I had many of the symptons of hay fever, and a doctor's prescription did not reach my case, and I took several medicines which seemed only to aggra vate it. Fortunately I insisted upon having Foley's Honey and Tar. It quickly cured me. My wife has sin cenused Foley's Honey and Tar with the same success." Southern Battlefields. Next week we hope to begin publication of a series of articles on Southern battle-ground. These articles are written by one of the Democrat's staff who visited the battlifields for the express purpose. Among the places vi sited were Vicksburg, Chattan ooga, New Orleans, The Wilder ness, Kings Mountain and others. The old soldiers will be speci ally interested in the series. A BOON TO ELDERLY PEOPLE Most elderly people have some kidney or bladder disorder, that is both painful and dangerous. Foley's Kfdney Remedy has proven a boon to many elderly people as it stimulates the urin ary organs, corrects irregularities and tones up the whole system. Commerce taking Foley* s Kidney Remedy at once and be vigorous.

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