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HEVSY ITEMS FROM HICKOR.
IMPROVED UNIFORM inTLlN AT10IU1 .
Stockholders of the Dally Record to
! Erect a Modern Building for Home r
0f Newspaper and Job Office.
' hickory. Stockholders of the Clay
printing company, publishers of the
Hickory Daily Recordj held their an
nual meeting, gave the management a
Tote of thanks and authorized the.
.purchase of a lot within 100 yards of
the site of the new municipal buildls
for the erection of a modern news
paper and job office home,
p ' M. and Oscar Pitts, proprietors
cf the Horseford Milling company, an
nnced that they would begin erec
tion within a few days of a. 100-barrel
flour mill in UIO ueaic ui. iuo viwjr c,
business directory, machinery for the
plant already having neen oraereu.
Announcement has been made , by
iaipt Shuford that he and asso-
t. 4 i
ciates have purchased . machinery for
i varn mill that will De erected dur
ing the year, probably in Highland, a
Stockholders of the Mutual Build-
ing and Loan association unanimous
ly re-elected the board X directors and
made plans to grow.
During the past year the secretary
showed more than 2,500 new shares
written and the limit under the pres
ent charter will soon be reached. The
directors, following the meeting of
stockholders, decided to Increase the
capital stock to $4,000,000.
Statesville. The board of aldermen
of Statesville have ruled the hog out.
At a recent meeting it was decided
that after February 15th, 1820,, no
bogs will be allowed within the eor-
porate limits of the city.
Salisbury. Charlie W. Windsor, a
local merchant, has been seriously ill,
afflicted with a spell of hiccoughing
that continued for 6t) hours in spite of
til that a number of physicians could
to. The trouble was finally conquered
ami Mr. Windsor is getting on well.
Winston-Salem. The board of
trade and other civic organizations
here including , the Woman's clubs,
will send representatives to Raleigh
to enter a strong protest against per
mitting the local gas plant to increase
its rate until better service is given
its patrons. -i .. .
Raleigh. Prof. M. E. Sherwin, head
of the soilsdepartment at State Col
lege, who is also president of the
North Carolina Drainage association,
innounces that the annual meeting of
ue association win uv ucm mia jc i
February 25 and 26 at Washington,
.Lexington. Harry Barton, architect
of Greensboro, met with the local
ichool board, at which time plans for
the new high school building were
submitted and adopted. The building
will contain 16 classrooms, a manua1
training and domestic science de part-
ment. music rooms, and other fea-
Asheville-r The Mountain Park he
tel. at Hot Springs which since Its
erection in 1886 has been visited by
tourists from every state in the union
and which during the war was used as
t prison camp for interned Germans
and -later as a hospital for wounded
American soldiers, was totally de
stroyed by fire.
Wadesboro. Considerable interesl
in real estate is developing here since
the arrival of the boll weevil in coun
tips further south. , Numbers of pros
pective purchasers from South Caro
Una and other states have recently
been here to inspect farm lands, and
a number of South Carolina farmers
have already arranged to settle neai
Winston-Salem. r The trustees of thi
Methodist children's home here expeel
to secure a manager in a few day
o direct a campaign throughout th
hounds of the western North Carollni
conference to raise a fund of $100,000
with which to provide needed ne"
buildings, and $75,000 to establish t
substantial nucleus for an endowmen
Mid-Winter Methodist Conference.
Lenoir.-StateBvIlle district confer
ence -was In session at Granite Falls
this county, with Bishop Darllngtoi
Among the prominent things consl
pred by the conference were the grea
Increase in saleries all over the dia
Wet to meet the increasing cost of liv
ng conditions, the large number o
young men offering themselves for th
""nlstry, and the preparation of ever
rnarge for participation in the grei
hurch-wlde evengelistic . campaigx
hich will take place in the spring.;
'Pracher Nabs Two Stills.
Winston. Rev. George B., Hanra
an' Lenoir county welfare officer, re
cived a eDort that, a rrii tm nam
ng close to a rural school northeast
Nnere. Mr. Hanrahan, as school at
naance officeP ag well as probatloa
sicer and some other things undei
enral headmg of welfare super
-uaent, declared no moonshine
pould use a public school as a screea
r nis nefarious operations. Mr
"nrahan got an automobile, a co
7 a Plain clothes man and set oni
the still. He cot two.
TWO BREEDS IN SAME FLOCK
Crossing Is PrVented by Keeping
Male of One Breed One Year and
Another the Next.
(Prepared by the-United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
While keeping two distinct hrPPri
. yvu.UJ uue yara without mix-
mg me breeds seems difficult u t
be accomplished easily and with satis
factory results, as shown by the ac
count of an experience just received
from a New England poultry raiser.
One of the kinds kept is a so-called
egg breed, the, other being a general
purpose variety of poultry. The
method of preventing "crossing is as
One year, roosters of the egg-laying
breed are retained and used for breed
ing, no other males being kept. The
First Prize White Rock Cockerel.
following year roosters of only the
general-purpose stock are kept. The
difference in the color of egg's of the
two breeds selected is so great that
hatching eggs have always been select
ed with a, certainty as to the breed
laying them. The plan necessitates in
troducing new males, but the advan
tages of keeping the blood lines of two
breeds separate, outweigh the slight
cost of purchasing the males. The de
partment of agriculture points out that
when this method Is followed on two
neighboring farms an exchange of
roosters might readily be arranged.
REMODELING POULTRY HOUSE
Many Stuffy Old Structures Can Be
Rebuilt With Little Trouble
Cost Is Small.
Many farms have old style, closed-
up poultry houses with poor light and
ventilation; also old sheds and other
buildings of little use for other pur-
voses that can be remodeled or built
over witn iittie aimcuuy into satis
factory poultry houses, according to
the United States department of ag
riculture. A building of that kind usually can
be made over for less than one-half
the cost of constructing a new one,
and If the work is well done should
give Just as good results. Further
more, the work performed In remodel
ing the building serves as a good
poultry club demonstration In poultry
KEEP ALL PROFITABLE HENS
Close Attention and Study Must Be
Given to Each Individual Fowl
Some Are Layers.
Keep all hens as long as they are
profitable. This calls for close atten
tion and the study of each Individual
hen, but it is work that pays. The
man who turns off every hen that
reaches the age of two years is pretty
sure to sacrifice some of his best
Clean, dry litter, clean water pans
and mash hoppers are essential to the
health of good layers.
All air that Is admitted for ventila
tion should be so handled that it will
not blow on the fowls, especially when
they are on the roost at nlgnt.
Otip of the best ways to furnish
sTeen food Is to hang- a cabbage head
. . i 11 M 1
lust high enougn so mat me iuwjb
win have to jump for it.
A warm, comfortable. henhouse will
do much to secure a good egg -yieio,
for fowls that are not comfortable
cannot lay well.
There Is not much danger that
healthy, vigorous fowls, will become
too fat, If compelled to exercise by
scratching for the grain part of. their
ration. :" ;' : ' .
iris necessary to provide, the hens
with some reason for exercising in
winter because , they have nolncen-
wrr naturally, as they do
UYC .nrHnr for bues and
In summer -
(By REV. P. B. FITZWTER. D. D..
Teacher of English Bible In the Moody
Bible Institute of Chicago.) i
(Copyright, 1920. Western Newspaper Unloa)
LESSON FOR FEBRUARY 8
PETER AT -LYDDA AND JOPPA.
LESSON TEXT Acts 9:32-43.
GOLDEN TEXT The prayer of faith
shall save the sick, and the Lord shall
raise him up. James 5:16.
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL Luke S:
PRIMARY TOPIC What a Kind Wom
JUNIOR TOPIC-What Peter Did at
Lydda and Joppa.
INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR TOP-
IC The Beauty and Influence of an Un
In order to grasp the significance of
this lesson, we should recall the con
dition which prevailed in vthe church
as suggested In verse 31. Three char
acteristics are outstanding: v..
Freedom From Persecution.
Saul, the ringleader of the persecut
ing forces, ; had just recently been con
verted, thereby disorganizing their
forces, allowing the church to enjoy a
breathing spell. Thls period of rest
did not result in its growing lazy, in
different, worldly, and forgetful of
God, but in" growth in grace and in
the knowledge of the Lord Jesus.
2. Spiritual Growth arid Develop
ment, j '
The real meaning of the word "edi
fied" Is "builded up." This does not
mean merely that the members were
being instructed and comforted, but
that strenuous efforts on the part ol
the Individual members, as well as
the body as a whole, were being made
for the advancement of the divine life.
The word "edify" contains the meta
phor of some grand building or struc
ture. As suggested by another, this
metaphor Involves (1) a foundation.
This is Jesus Christ no other dare be
laid (I Cor. 3:12-16). (2) A contin
uous progress. This means that a
Christian's activities are purposeful
and that the work hej undertakes
moves forward with the proper prog
ress. (3) Persistent effort. Thii
means that the present day's work be
gins the foundation upon which to
morrow's work must be built. Thus
day by day his life Is being raised
higher and higher, as each separate
round of material is being laid by
strenuous efforts. (4) A completion.
Finally the work is done, the build
ing is completed, the top stone la
brought forth and placed.
3. Outward Growth.
Building up within the church
causes the whole work to be admired
and respected by those j without, In
ducing them to come and Identify
themselves with the cause. There can
be no forward movement without un
less there be a correpondlng move
ment within. " ,
Our lesson today is the record ol
two stupendous miracles. They are
the greatest signs wrought since the
day of Christ. The dreadful malady
of palsy is vanquished, and a corpse
is retenanted by the departed souL
The occurrence here of this miracle
Is In. keeping with the movements of
the church at this time. ; The Lord
had promised these signs as they went
forth with the gospel message. They
were given as encouragements to the
disciples, to convince them that the
gospel did not lose any of its power
by being spread, but rather that ita
power increased. As the church goes
everywhere preaching the Word there
will be a corresponding manifestation
of power. j
I. The Healing of Eneas (vv. 32-35).
This man's needy condition appealed
to Peter, just as men today should ap
peal to us in their semi-dead state.
L.lke his Master, Peter could not re
fuse the needed help. In this he did
not direct attention to himself, but
confidently appealed to the power In
the name of Christ: "Jesus. Christ
healeth thee." The man who had kept
his bed for eight long j years imme
diately arose and made his bed. When,
the Lord heals it is done instantly.
Peter wisely kept this miracle from
being the end by making it the means
to the end. That end was the preach
ing of the gospel. This brought most
gratifying results, for "all that dwelt
in Lydda and Sharon saw him and
turned to the Lord." j
II. The Raising of Dorcas (vv. 36
43). This woman was full of good works
and alms-deeds which she did, not
talked of doing. She was a practical
Christian woman of the kind that gets
down to the practical way of showing
her love by doing deeds of helpful
ness. Her death was a real loss, as
was evidenced by the j mourning of
those who had been helped. When
this good woman fell sick and died
the disciples sent for Peter. Peter
I . it 11 X V. t A. LI. " . I
put in em an lurm. ai ut wiuuiauu
her soul came back to live In her body.
This again caused them to believe on
Read the Bible and Think.
Tt is a good plan to' read a book
of the Bible through rapidly at a sit
ting in a shady garden, or on a cliff
looking over the sea ; then to close
the book and think." Church Family
Transformed Into New Man.
As Iron put Into the fire loseth its
rust and becometh, clearly red hot, so
he that wholly turneth j himself unto
God puts off . all slothf ulness, - and is
transformed Into a new man. -Thomas
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I h , IIP MmT 4
. A MONG the numerous historical
A structures which the British
lP cherish because in them, they
feel, is visibly Incorporated
th prestige of England, not the least
picturesque and Interesting Is Walmer
cattle, on the ccast of Kent, the, offi
cial home of the lord warden of the
The lord wardenship is an older and
more picturesque monument than Wal
mer castle. The office of lord ' war
den is far mxre ancient than his
dwelling. About that office are gath
ered the earliest activities out of
which the British navy grew, writes
Martin Conway in Country Life. The
present functions of the lord warden
may not be of any executive value as
contributing to national defense, but,
as, long as there Is a lord warden liv
ing at Walmer, the small beginnings of
the navy In a remote past remain vis
ibly memorialized. Such a memorial
Is more efficient than any pile of stone
that the ingenuity of man could raise.
Nfothing more vividly brings the past
Into the present or enforces on living
men the amount of their Indebtedness
tq those from whom they descend than
a living ceremonial recurrently per
formed in accordance with an ancient
and unbroken tradition.
No one knows when the lord war
denshiD was founded or by what
earliest stages it came into being. Ne
cessity enforced the defense of the
southeastern coast f England, and to
that; end the small maritime forces of
the little ports along It had to be co
ordinated. The original five ports
were Hastings, Rtfmney, Hythe, Dover
and Sandwich ; to these others were
added, as well as Inland localities
which' had to contribute financial aid
Ultimately the jurisdiction extended
round the coast from Seaf ord In Sus
sex to near Margate In Kent.
Importance of the Cinque Ports.
Throughout the Middle Ages down
to the time of Henry VII the Cinque
ports thus enlarged and organized had
to furnish the crown with nearly all
the ships and men needed for naval
purposes. The oldest existing charter
dates from Edward I, but it refers to
older documents as far back as the
time of Edward the Confessor." Duties
and corresponding privileges went on
accumulating. Such an organization
could not exist without a head, but his
office was of correspondingly gradual
growth. At one time it was an office
of great power and importance. It
was generally coupled with the gover
norship of Dover castle. The lord
warden was admiral of the ports. He
had his court of chancery at Dover.
He still retains the duty of appointing
the judge of the admiralty court of the
Cinque ports as well as the justices
of the peace In the same areas; but
his most important functions have bfrt
come decorative; monumental and pic
turesque, not, however, as aforesaid,
The maritime activity which led to
the discovery of America and the be
ginnings of a world commerce neces
sarily made a great change in British
naval affairs. Local levies of ships
and sailors were bound to4)e replaced
sooner or later by something In the
nature of a national navy. The change
is already apparent in the days of
Henry VHI, and from that time the
importance of the Cinque ports as the
nation's naval base declined and with
It the power of the lord warden. It is
noteworthy that the erection of Wal
mer castle dates from this period. It
was built In the reign of Henry Vni
along with other castles round the
coast, such as the neighboring Deal
and Sandown and the remote Lindis
farne on Holy island in Northumber-?
land. Previously the coast had been
protected by a succession of earth
works, the Great and Little Bulwarks,
for Instance, within the parish of Wal
mer. They had embrasures for guns,
and were connected by communication
Built by Henry VIII.
The Kentish castles built by Henry
VHI were completed about 1540 and
placed under the control of the lord
warden. The following description of.
them Is compressed from Elgin : In
the center Is the keep a circular tow
er .containing a bomb-proof magazine
for ammunition. It Is surrounded by
bastions with fifty-two port-holes be
low, commanding the encompassing
moat. Tunnels or chimneys were con
trived to carry off the smoke of the
runs. There were larger embitsures
for cannon near the upper part of the
bastions. The entrance from the land
ward side was by a drawbridge and
strong machicolated gateway. Within
each castle was a well. The bastion
walls were 20 feet thick below and 11
feet above. Their architect was prob
ably one Steven von Haschenpere.
The garrison of Walmer consisted of
a captain, lieutenant, two porters, ten ,
gunners and four soldiers.
Less than a century later we read
of Walmer castle as much decayed and
threatened by the sea at high tides ;
moreover, rain drives Into the. rooms
and powder houses, the gate is decayed
with loose stones hanging over," and
so forth. It was presumably patched
up. During the Civil war the castles
changed hands more than once. Wal
mer was besieged by Parliament troops
in 1648, and held out for a month be
fore surrendering. It was "much
spoiled with tha granades," but the
repairs were only estimated to cost
300. The castles continued to be of
military. Importance throughout the
Additions by Lord Wardens.
The first lord warden to make Wal
mer castle his residence was the duke
of Dorset, appointed In 1708 and. again
in 1727. About 1730 he made various
alterations and additions to the old
structure to provide the necessary ac-
commodation for a household; rurther
considerable additions were made by
Mr. Pitt, the earl of Liverpool, and
Earl Granville. Apart from certain
chambers belonging to the original
military work and since merely adapt
ed to the uses of domestic service, the
oldest parts of the existing mansion
are the chambers built by the duke of
Dorset. Buck's view, dated '1735,
shows the general aspect of this build
ing. It is raised over the central mass
of the castle and follows the outlines
of its walls. There is nothing remark
able about the architecture or the dec
oration of the rooms. A small central
hall, a longpassage leading through It,
with others branching off as con
venience dictated these are the ele
ments of the plan. The plain stone
wall Is pierced by oblong sash-windows
and the crest of the wall is
battlemented. . j
The duke of Dorset's additions were
mainly on the sea front, which re
mains much as he left it. I believe
the drawing-room was his a pleasant,
sunny chamber-'-but Lord Granville
added to it Mr. Pitt built the rooms
over the southern rampart. Finally,
in 1863. Lord Granville added a story
containing thirteen rooms over the
gate-house bastion. He also built the
tower. The stone employed came from
the demolition of Sandown castle. He
added to the drawing-room, as an al
cove, the little" room In which it Is as
serted that Nelson and Pitt used t4
There Is nothing stately or impres
sive about the aspect of the interior,
but the irregularity of the plan adds to
the effect of domestic comfort and pri
vacy which pervades the house. One
can easily understand how successive
families have become attached 'to it.
Externally there are several quite im
pressive points of view, chiefly those
which command the massive and pre
cipitous walls rising from the moat.
One of the walls, pulled down on the
occasion of Queen Victoria's visit "to
make a new dining-room, was soon
afterward rebuilt. Talleyrand when
he visited Walmer Insisted on sleeping
In Pitt's room.
Belting used on machinery In the!
Russian petroleum fields Is made of
camel's hair, which is said to resist
greases better than rubber, " cotton, or
HeckMy wife contradicts me con
tinually. :. :
Peck My wife acts as if my Ideas
weren't worth discussing. Boston
' "I . notice a great ' deal of majesty
and glory have gone from bur outlook
on the world just now."
''Yes; a lot of second lieutenants
have been mustered out."
-Alas I feet are do longer on tfct
perhaps not, but tonjues art,"
Finish every day and be done
with it. You have done what you
could, some blunders and absurdi
ties no doubt crept in: forget therm
as soon as yo can. Tomorrow is-,
a new day; you shall beg-in It well
and serenely and with -.too high a
spirit to be cumbered with your
old nonsense. Emerson.
At this season of the year a salad
s just as acceptable as at any other
time of the year. Tbe
following will be foundr
a little out of the ordi
nary: Italian Salad. Cot
one carrot and one tur
nip Into slices and let"
cook In boiling broth or,
soup until done. . Whew
cold, add two cold, boiled
potatoes and one cooked
beet, cut in strips. Add
a tablespoonful of chopped or scraped
onion pulp, and mix. Pour over the
following sauce and garnish with wa
ter cress :
Lombarda Sauce. Cook one-fourtfir
cupful of flour in one-fourth cupful of
hot butter; add half a teaspoonful of
salt, one-fourth teaspoonful of paprika'
and one cupful of jellied chicken broth r
etir until boiling hot. Set over boil
ing water, and beat In one-fourth of a?
cupful of butter, beaten to a creanr
with two egg yolks and the juice of '
hfllf n 1 Pm nn is conn ne ttiA crrcr fa -
cooked, beat in three-fourths of a"cup :
ful of thIck tomato sauce Wnen cold.
and ready to use, add one teaspoonful;
of parsley, chopped very fine.
Hot Apple Dessert. Pare, quarter;,
core and slice five or six apples. Put
these in a serving dish suitable for the
oven, in layers, with seeded raisins and
one cupful of sugar; cover and bake
until the apple Is tender. Remove the
cover and set marshmallows over the
top of the apples; return the dish to
the oven for the browning of the
marshmallows. Serve hot, with or
Fresh Fish Salad. Flake1 baked or
boiled fish while hot. For a pint of
fish, cut six olives very fiin length
wise; to them add a tablespoonful of
capers, a teaspoonful of onion pulpv
half a teaspoonful of salt, a table
spoonful of lemon juice and two table
spoonfuls of olive oil. Mix, then pour
over the fish; mix with two forks, to
avoid crushing; let stand in a cool
place until ready to serve. Serve on
lettuce leaves with mayonnaise in
bowl. Garnish with pickled beets.
The common things of life are all
The moon's soft rays that through. -the
leaves do shine.
The morning's sun on glistening;;,
waves so clear.
The clouds of gorgeous hue rwr
mine and thine.
Edith Louise FarrelL
ECONOMIES IN THE HOME-
It hardly seems necessary to men
tion that flour sacks of the large size
may be bleached and
used for various thingsv
Open the seams and hem
anu you nave one aism .
tdwels. The small-sized
sugar sacks may be used
to hold lettuce after It .
has been washed and is
ready for the table. Put
Into the sack, It may lay
on the Ice. Small salt sacks are fine -for
holding herbs and dried seeds, fotr
use in various ways.
Tea grounds make a fine brightener ,
of carpets. Use them dampened with
water, and sweep lightly with a broom. .
Old underwear mnkes fine wash
cloths, and stockings of any kind .or
'color, cut in strips and fitted into a
mop, will answer, when treated with,
a good oil, as a dust mop.
, When nuts are dry and tasteless;,
breaking Into bits when cracked, soak'
them for an hour or two in hot water -before
cracking. They will be like -
When a broom is worn on one sfdf .
dip it in hot suds on wash day, and
while soft and wet cut with a sharps '
hatchet or scissors.
Always mix such dry mixtures as
cornstarch with sugar when making a
sauce, as the sugar keeps It from
lumping when the water is added.
Add a dash of salt to most fruits;'
it saves sugar and brings out the fla
vor. ' This Is true of fresh or dried
When making a custard, cook It as
usual If It Is a boiled custard, and take
out a portion, to which may be added
various seasonings liked In a salad 1
dressing; the remainder may be sweet--ened
and flavored, and two dishes are
ready with one cooking.
Stretching tne meat navor is a great
economy. "When preparing hamburg
er, add a cupful of cooked oatmeal,
seasonings, and either cook It In a flat '
cake or small cakes. The cereal will '
1111 I Id Mill THII I IIM III.II Will rVM
fplly as satisfying. Any cereal, such-'
as rice or other cooked breakfast foods, -may
be used equallyas well.
Take the strips from, the ends and
Eiaes ox nunc iiuen wmcn is Daaiy
xx?tiry an? maVf ' Into narvlrfno irm.
may nave six or ,eijnt ooa-iooKinff
napkins which are well worth the.troir-
. f 1 ' '
left may be hemmed for various uses.
quilted, by a few stitches on the ma
chine, for dishcloths. 4 '