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g NORTH CAROLINA
1 STATE NORMAL AND INDUSTRIAL COLLEGE
& Maintained by the State for the Education of the Women of North Carolina i
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"■* Four regular Courses leading to Degrees.
Special Courses offered in Teacher Training, Music Manual Arts *
and Domestic Science and in the Commercial Department. i
Free tuition to those who agree to teach in the schools of North
H Board, laundry, tuition and all other expenses, including use of |
O text-books, $170.00 a year, For free tuition students, $125.00 a
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Those desiring to enter should apply as early as possible. The «
capacity of the dormitories is limited.
Fall Session begins September IS, 1908.
% For catalogue and other information address g
1 J. I. FOUST, President, \
g GREENSBORO, N. C.
f Manufacturers' Agent f
t GOOD-ROADS MACHINERY i
f Contractors' Equipment and Supplies f
J Hickory, N. C.
T 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
r reversable road machine and ditcher; Dump wagons and carts; Steam 4
A Shovel Cars and tram cars, alj sizes; Dirt Spreaders, leveler-grader J
and ditcher; Offcial Safes and Vaults, all sizes; County Vanlts a spe
f cialty ; Hand Traveling Cranes of the Reading Crane & Boist Works, f
i Reading, Penn.; County and township orders especially salicited, and A
prompt attention given. Austin reversible horse power rollers; Wes
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1 Particulars and Prices. d
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.
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THE ffICKORY DEMOCRAT
HICKORY, N. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 20,1908.
Ups and Downs.
Don't be glum and gloomy,
If you can't have what you like.
Some da> coming, maybe,
You will make a strike.
Luck will come and find
Some delightful way—
Anyhow, just think so,
It's much the better way!
Meanwhile, just be cheery,
Meet life with a smile;
That boy is always happy
Who is whistling all the while.
When you meet misfortune,
Don't let it knock you flat,
Just be glad you're living,
And let it go at that!
TROGRESS BEING MADE.
Campaign for Reading Room
Slowly Bringing Results.
The committee of the Library
Association which has in charge
the equipment of an up-to-date
Reading Room in the Elliott
building where the Library is at
present situated reports that en
couraging interest is being shown
in the project by the people of
the city and that the committee
has great hopes of final success.
The Hickory Club generously
consented to donate to the Read
ing Room the magazines and
periodicals*that come to the club's
book room. These will be placed
in the Library at once and be
ready for use.
The Furniture Company has
made the committee an offer of
some tables and other material
for the equipment of the room.
Like donations have been re
ceived from other sources and
Mr. Elliott is having steps taken
to cut off the Library Room from
the Reading Room.
The committee has on hands
unexpended about fifteen dollars
cash which has been received in
small sums from several per
Although the amount needed
has .-not yet been received the
Reading Room is to be fitted up
as far as possible with the funds
and material at hands and the
work will be finished as sojn as
the necessarv amount has been
Those in charge of the work
express themselves as apprecia
tive of the'support received and
confident that the full sum ask
ed for will be donated.
Meditations of A. Jonah.
A fool and his money is soon
parted, that's why he is a fool.
It has always been a wonder
ful thing to me that the smaller
a man is the larger seems his es
timation of himself.
► We often think a man is on the
water wagon when really he is
under the pump.
A rolling stone may not gath
er any moss but it has the con
solation of knowing it's not get
Now that we've got to using
canned speeches the proper thing
to do is to perpetually seal the
Many a man will risk his life
so as to be able to talk about it
If you want to chain a devil
make the chain out of something
that wont melt.
For the purpose of furthering
its aggressi/e campaign for for
est reserves in the White Moun
tains of New England and the
Southern Appalachians, the Ap
palachian National Forest Asso
ciation has determined to estab
lish its headquarters at 514 Me
tropolitan Bank Building, Wash
ington D. C., with Mr. John H.
Finney secretary and treasurer,
in charge. The association has
recently elected as its president
Mr. D. A Tompkins of Char
lotte N. C.
Baby won, t suffer five minutes with
croup if you apply Dr. Thomas'
Electric Oil at once. It acts like ma
"Whom the Gods Love."
If it be true as has been writ
ten by one of England's *'sweet
singers" that "Whom the gods
love die young," then may we,
in some measure understand the
blow that fell upon an entire
community, that racked with
helpless pain and yearning the
hearts of loved ones, when Annie
Winston Holbrook entered into
her rest. And there are so many
to grieve. Beside? the husband
whom she loved as only such
women as she can love, there
are the little children and her
brothers ana sisters. From far
Oklahoma came her sister, Mrs.
J. D. Cox and her brother, Wm.
Winston, from Virginia's fair
capital, the young brother Ed
Winston to whom she was mother
and sister together. Here at
home, surrounding her with the
care and love that only a sister
can give, was Mrs. E. V. Mor
ton. Upon them all, gathered
about that deathbed, the shadow
of the destroying angel fell dark
ly. Upon the writer, away in a
neok of the Alleghanies, know
ing nothing of her illness, the
blow fell with crushing force.
For my soul was knit to hers,
from the first day I looked upon
that sweet face, even as David's
was knit unto the young Jonath
an's. She was to me as a be
loved younger sister, and I grope
blindly after the meaning of the
affliction laid upon us. She was
needed so much, she left such a
terrible void in the lives of so
many—"Oh, mystery of myster
ies, the death of the well be
In many of her noblest traits
of character, Annie Holbrook
forcibly recalled to me Marianna
Walton, the sister who was my
other and far better self, and
who was taken away from fami
ly and friends in the prime of
her young life and usefulness.
They were alike, too, in their
absolute fearlessness of death,
their longing for another and
higher life than any they could
ever know here. My dear friend
Mrs. Holbrook, in speaking,
with all a mother's yearning, of
the dear little son, William, gone
before her to the Land of the
Little Children, spoke ever as we
do when our little ones have
gone us for a pleasant visit.
Things mentioned in our more
intinate talks showed clearly
that she had a premonition that
her life on earth would be but a
short. Surelv, if ever there
were one who was ready when
the summons came, "Come up
higher" It was she.
Life is darker without her,
many thoughts will never be
spoken because that faithful
friend cannot give ear to them,
when Igo about the streets I
will not watch for the dear face
that ever brightened at sight of
me —the face that they tell me
wore a smile of Heaven's own
brightness, even when the coffin
lid closed over ic. Well I know
that a glimpse of the glory that
shall be revealed hereafter shone
through the gates ajar upon her
as she saw in dying her father,
mother, child waiting to welcome
her as she passed over the river
of death. Be happy there, An
nie. The _ babe followed you
quickly. It may be that we may
be with you ere long.
"Be the day weary; be the day
Some time it weareth to even
S. F. W.
FOR SORE FEET.
"I have found Buckled's Arnica
Salve to be the proper thing to use
for sore feet as well as for healing
bums, sores, cnts and all manner of
abrasion s ," writes W. Stone of East
Paland Maine. Try it! Sold under
guarantee at W. S. Martin, C. M, Shu
ford and Menzies drug stores, 25c.
We wonder if Teddy will OK
those phonograph speeches of
Letter From Los Angeles.
TaJfditor of tlie Democrat.
It seems strange to be address
ing you at such a number as 9th
Ave, Hickory, the station we
used to know as "Hickory Tav
ern," but times change and tide
waits for no man. A more re
cent example of growth is our
own city Los Angeles. When 1
came here twenty years ago the
population numbered 40.000, five
years before that there were on
ly 12.000. Now it is a magnifi
cent city with 300,000 inhabit
ants, and is rapidly growing.
Last vear, 1907 we voted bonds
for a new water supply for
$23,000,000 and in five years we
will be using Owen's river bring
ing it miles through cement
and steej conduits. The latter
are for developing electric pow
er (75,000 or more horse power)
and we not only expect to use
this power for manufacturing
purposes but also for cooking
and other household uses.
A few days ago the county
voted $3,500,000 for good roads.
The city voted the water bonds
as you will understand.
We are also moving to have
the finest harbour on the coast
San Francisco having the largest.
Los Angeles is about 20 miles
from the ocean with a "shoe
string" leading to the coast at
Wilmington or San Pedro. This
string is a mile wide and has
within it a slough which leads
up to within 8 miles of the heart
of Los Angeles. This "nigger
slough is 400 feet wide and but
a few feet—supposedly 3 feet
above sea level, it is through
earth and leads into the west
basin of a natural harbour, so
you see with a little labor we can
be a great seaport city rivalling
San Francisco and Seattle.
We are ahead of the latter
now and they are the only two
cities on the Pacific coast that
can compare with Los Angeles.
There have been great develop
ments in crude oil out here with
in the last few years and just
now in process of formation is a
company that proposes making
alcohol out of water and crude
oil. Three gallons of alcohol
from one gallon of oil and two
gallons of water at an expense
of only 8 cents per gallon.
If anyone desires information
concerning Los Angeles or the
country wh : th is on the eve of
great development he can get a
great deal of useful information
by writing to the Chamber of
J. E. Cowles.
Evidence Against Him.
"I am prond to say," said the man
with the loud voice, "that I have never
made a serious mistake in my life."
"But you are mistaken," said the
mild mannered man with the scholarly
stoop. "You have made one very seri
"I'd like to know where you get your
authority for saying so."
"Your declaration Is evidence that
you have never tried to see yourself as
others see you."—Exchange.
The Marvelous Resistance ef Water.
If it were possible to impart to a
sheet of w*ter an inch In thickness
sufficient velocity, the most powerful
bomb shells would be immediately
stopped in their flight when they came
Into contact with it It would offer
the same resistance as the steel armor
of the most modern battleship.—Strand
The Law's Delay.
Betty—That case hasn't come on yet
Isn't the law's delay maddening? Cls
sle (absentmlndedly)—Perfectly fright
ful! I've been six months getting that
young barrister to propose.—London
His Lose Our Gain.
Poet—l had a poem here, but while
( was waiting for you I carelessly
upset* some Ink over it, and I fear that
I cannot remember It to rewrite it
Editor—That's good.—New York Press
A Quick Bwitch.
Jack (studying geography)— Father,
what is a strait? Father (reading the
papery—Five cards of a—that is, a" nar
row strip of water connecting two
larger bodies.—Harper's Weekly.
It is much easier to shout hal
lelujah than to whisper good of
Democrat and Press, Consolidated 1905.
The Fayetteville-Hickory Mat-
The muddle over the State
championship between Hickory
and Fayetteville is fresh in the
minds of the sports of North
Carolina and will not be review
ed. Challenges and counter
challenges have been sent from
Hickory until the managers of
the two teams have become lock
ed on the matter and they have
both sent their troubles to the
Observer's sporting editor for
And since the matter has been
left with us we make the follow
Place—Charlotte. Because it
is about equally distant from the
two to* ns, and as good, if not
the best, ball town in the State.
Time—August 27th. 28th and
29th. Because these dates seem
to be satisfactory to both parties.
Another question arising is:
Shall the teams be allowed to
play professionals? We under
stand the contest to be for the
amateur championship of the
State, and if this is the case then
none but amateurs can be played.
But in looking over the corres
oondence we find one of the man
agers using the word "for the in
dependent championship of the
State." If the contest is for the
independent championship of the
State then the teams are allow
ed to use the plavers they see fit
If the contest is for the ama
teur championship, play ama
If it is for the independent
championship, play whoever you
The managers can decide be
tween themselves the question
of the division of gate recipts,
The sporting editor will ask
the managers to wire him if the
above dates and time are satis
factory and also if the contest is
for amateurs or independents. -
Since writing the above we
learn that the local grounds are
engaged for the* dates mention
ed. If satisfactory let the games
be played September Ist, 2d and
With One Eye Bandaged.
"I had a great Joke played on me
while shooting billiards at a hotel in
New York recenUy," said a Milwaukee
man. "Having a little time on hand,
I sauntered into the billiard room. 1
became engaged in conversation with
a fellow in the room, and I proposed a
game, while he readily accepted. At
first things went along splendidly, and
I had twenty to his ten. But soon be
forged ahead and beat me out by a
dose score. Then a friend of mine,
-who was stopping at the sam-> place,
said he was willing to wager that my
opponent could beat me with oue eye
bandaged. I accepted his defi and
placed |5 on the result He didn't give
me much of a chance, trimming me to
the tune of 50 to 15. After the game
was over I paid my bet, when the
above mentioned friend loudly told me
the eye that he had bandaged was a
glass one."—Milwaukee Sentinel
NOTICE TO DEMOCRATS.
The Senatorial Convention of
the 31st District, composed of
Lincoln and Catawba counties,
is hereby called to meet at New
ton, at 12 o'clock m. August
29th for the purpose of nominat
ing a candidate for State Senator
and transacting such other busi
ness as may come before it.
This the Bth day of Aug. 1908.
A. L. Quickel,
Chairman Lincoln Co., Demo
cratic Executive Com.
E. L. Shuford,
Chairman Catawba Co., Demo
cratic Executive Com.
"The business of the country
is largely dependent upon a pro
testive system of tariffs," says
Mr. Taft. "The victim of"
would have come nearer to the
Fingers were invented before
forks but then dirt was invented
before pie. Still we prefer the
Mr. Bryan, s Speech.
Even the sharpest and most
intolerant critics of William Jen
nings Bryan will be forced to
admit that his speech at his Lin
coln home in acceptance of the
Democratic nomination for Pres
ident of the United States was a
thoroughly conservative outgiv
ing and presented the general
political issues of the year from
an altogether wholesome and
reasonable point of view. It
must be said, of course, that ex
tended treatment of the half*
dozen or so leading questions of
the campaign has been reserved
bv Colonel Bryan for later dates
—as for instance, the tariff—and
thus the opportunity for the dis
closing of whatever rank radi
calism that may yet remain with
the Democratic candidate this
arrangement was of his own
choice and making; and inas
much as if any at all was not
present; but dramatic appeals to
the passions and the prejudices
of the masses and the classes of
people would reach a much larg
er audience through the medium
of a formal address of acceptance
than through, later-on campaign
speeches, the temptation if it
existed, was resisted.—New
York Commercial. J
The speech of William Jen
nings Bryan accepting the nom
ination for Presidents at the
hands of the Democratic party
is strong, conservative and to th e
point There is less of Bryan's
individualism and more of the
flavor of statesmanship in it
than in any utterance of his we
have seen for some time. He
hews strictly to the line of en
dorsement of the platform, and
in so doing says, among other'
things: "I am in heartily ac
cord with both the letter and
the spirit of the platform. I en
dorse it in whole and in part, and
shall, if elected, regard its dec
laration as binding upon toe. J
may add, a platform i s binding
as to what it omits as well as to
what it contains." This last
sentence is perhaps Mr. Bryan's
most significant declaration and
commitment It cannot but be
construed as an abandonment of
all individual theories which he
has advocated, and which nave
worked as seriously against har
mony in the party.
The speech is good reading
throughout, and what with Mr.
Bryan'sjunequi vocal pledge re
garding the platform, his indict
ment of the Republicans and his
exposition of their ability to ful
fill their promises, the slogan,
"Shall the people rule?" should
rally the Democracy to thorojgh
reorganization and harmony.—
Richmond News Leader, Dem.
One of the most interesting and
significant declaration in Mr. Bry
an's speech of acceptance is em
bodied in the following excerpts.
"And I may add, a platform is
binding as to what it omits as
as to what it contains.
"A platform announces the
party's position on the questions
which are at issue, and an official
is not at liberty to use fhe autho
rity vested in him to urge person
al views which have not been
submitted to the voters for their
"The platform- upon which I
was nominated not only contains
nothing from which I dessent,
but it specifically outlines all the
remedial legislation which we can
hope to secure during the next
Down goes the free silver bo
gey, down goes the goverment
ownership bogey: down goes the '
initiative and referendum bogey.
"A platform is binding as to
what it omits." All the stock
scare-heads with which Repub
lican spell-binders had meant to
conjure terrors to the name of
Bryan vanished into thin air at
that starightforward pledge.—-
Richmond Times-Dispatch, Denu