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ods i?P hi^ worV and who loves his
work in sure of'a good living. And
this is more than comes to any other
line of endeavor. When God first laid
out the foundation of this old world
and created the laws of nature He
said there should always be seedtime
and harvest, which means that if you
sow you shall reap. The farmer is
guaranteed by nature a reward for
his efforts. No other business has
this guarantee. The bank may fail,
the merchant may lose, the mills will
wear out, the lowyer may be feeless
but the farmer lives because God hon
ored his profession above all others.
Still he has a hard time and who
has not in this vale of tears? We
have weighed this old world in the
scale of reason—sifted its essentials
from its non-essentials—its follies
from its virtues—and we conclude
that the boy or girl or man who has
a farm or who has any hope of one
should stick to it if he wants to get
the most there is in life. Think for
a moment: You go to Mr. Myers or
Mr. Jenkins at one of our banks and
say I want $1000 for four months.
They say give us your name, what se
curity you offer, and we will see. They
look at Bradstreet’s or Dunn’s for
your rating. Suppose you are a far
mer, own land worth so and so, you
give your neighbors worth so and so
as endorsers, you get your money at
once. Now suppose you own stock
in a corporation worth so and so, you
get your friends who own stock, too
as endorsers, or if you put up as col
lateral your stock, ^you will in many
cases have trouble to get cash. Why ?
Because the land of the farmer is sta
ple, it is always worth something
while stocks are good today and bad
tomorrow as the market goes up and
down. Stick to the farm until the
cows come home, boys and girls of
Gaston. There are two many lawyers
and idle hands now whom you must
feed, and for goodness sake never be
an editor. They want but little in
this world—and they get it. They live
on hopes and go hungry. They civi
lize the world, create its works of
genius, grease its two poles so it al
ways wags away while you sleep, and
in return you promise to pay your
subscription some day in the sweet
by and by—that is, if you don’t need
it for something else.
Boys, be prize fighters, be fly swat
ters, be submarine operators, go to
Africa and live with the monkeys,
shoot craps for a living—do anything
else but if you want to get rich, be
happy or have any ambition at all
don’t never let them fool you into be
ing an editor. There’s danger in
monkeying with printer’s ink—dan
ger of starvation—unless the people—
Subscribe today and pay ,today—
there is no tomorrow.
Then, there’s hope, there’s bread
mtotEe state, cities and towns.
After the white voter pays his $50
in taxes he begins to think that sure
ly this is enough, but now the United
States comes in with its war taxes, so
that this voter must pay more than
this. Is it any wonder that the peo
ple are protesting against any further
increase in taxes? If we are the
lowest taxed state in the Union, Heav
en pity the others.
Troops in Mexico Will Remain.
El Paso, Tex., April 30.—Mexican
and American conferes over the dis
position of the American forces in
Mexico marked time today while Ma
jor Generals Scott and Funston
awaited word from Washington as to
the next step to be taken in the ne
gotiations with General Obregon.
The report of the American repre
sentatives on the first conference went
forward by wire early today. On the
answer of President Wilson and Sec
retaries Lansing and Baker to its rec
ommendations depends the future
status of the conferences.
In the meantime, the following
facts developed: That to date the
apparent intention of the Washington
Government to keep General Persh
ing’s columns in Mexico, has nol
New Counterfeit $10 Bill.
Washington, April 27.—Counterfeit
$10 notes of the Federal Reserve
Bank cf New York are in circulation
in New York City, the Treasury an
nounces. A Department statement
said the counterfeits could be recog
nized with little difficulty as they are
slightly too small and too stiff and
Destroy Six Aeroplanes.
Columbus, N. M., April 27.—Six of
the eight aeroplanes which have been
used by the expeditionary fliers in
Mexico have been destroyed as worth
less junk. Two of the planes are now
undergoing repairs here.
, le v.'as a great hand
for clcfein’ his stable door o’ nights.”^
Mr. Gladstone and Mortgages.
The late Lieutenant Gladstone ex*
pressed in his will “the solemn hope
and expectation” that his uncle will,
from time to time, reduce any mort
gage oa the Hawarden estates. In so
doing Lieutenant Gladstone was loyal
to the Gladstone tradition. The great
statesman had a horror of mortgages,
the “mischievous consequences” of
which had, as he said, been “terribly
felt (the word is strong, but hardly too
strong) in the case of Hawarden.”
Writing to Lieutenant Gladstone’s fa
ther, the late Mr. W. H. Gladstone, ia
1885, Mr. Gladstone said: “To mort
gages I am greatly opposed. Wliether
they ought or ought not to be re
strained by law, I do not now inquire.
But I am confident that few rare
causes only will warrant them, and
that as a general riile they are mis
chievous, and in many cases, as^o
their consequences, antisocial and im
moral. Wherever they exist, they ought
to be looked upon as evils, which are
to bo warred upon and got rid of.”—
Continuing the Taxes. ^
A Democratic caucus has decided to
continue the so-called war taxes. '
Of course. What else is there to do?
When the Near-free Trade Tariff-for-
revenue-only bil went into effect and
proceeded promptly to reduce the na
tion’s income, direct taxation became
The “war” taxes v;ere shouldered!
upon the people to make up a defiicit
'n the treasury. They are to be main-
!.ained, and added to them are to come
other taxes of various kinds.
And the President actually claims
that the “constructive work” of the
administration is irresistible and that
anyone who says otherwise is “talk
ing through his hat!”
Stevenson as a German Spy.
It is interesting, says the London
Chronicle, to recall that Stevenson
has recorded his imprisonment ic
France as a German spy, so foreign
looking was he in appearance. An
drew Lang found his appearance at
twenty-eight was anythizig but that
of a Scotsman, and the same difficulty
pursued the novelist through life,
more especially on the continent.
“It is a great thing, believe me,” he
wrote in the Inland Voyage, “to pre
sent a good normal type of the nation
you belong to,” and, as he says in th6
same chapter, “I might come from any
part of the globe, it seems, except
from where I do.”
At a North Shore golf club a man,
who had been playing with a clergy
man was quite sure that he heard the
holy man swear two or three times-
under his breath. Suspecting the lapse,
he could not be sure of it, until one
monosyllable came out with unmis
takable clearness. After he had fin
ished the match, a friend of his said:
“I saw you playing just now with
Rev. Dr. Smith. Of what demonina-
tlon is he? ’
“Some people say he is a Unita
rian,” said his late opponent, “but I
should call him a Profanitarian.”
Salt Water Improves Coal.
In recovering cargoes of c>al from
sunken vessels it has been discovered
that the combustion of coal is im
proved by submergence in salt water.
Coal subjected to the action of sea
water for a number of years will burn
almost entirely away, leaving only a
small amount cf ash and no clinkcrs.
Crates of coal, each holding approxi
mately two tons, were submerged by
the British admiralty in 1003, and at
different times since certa.ln.cf them
have raised and experiments con
ducted. The tests all havo been in
favor of the salt-water trc.:itmpnt.
sued every we^^ ocoasio^ially one
stands out above all othe/s as being
entertainingly original and ingenious.
Such a patent is one issued receiitly
for a gotf tee. It is intended that the
tee shall be shattered to t-iny fi'ag-
ments when the ball is strudk, and to
act as a fertilizer after having been
The tee is manufactufod in a con
ical shape with a cupped top, into
w'hich the ball fits. It is made of green
gelatin, so that, contrary to the con
dition which exists in the paper land
rubber tees, the golfer- can keep his
eye on the ball without the usual dis
traction. When the club strikes the
ball the gelatin tee is simultaneously
struck and shattered to a veritable
pow’der. These small, green fi’ag-
ments scatter on the grass and are
dissolved at the earliest rain.
As gelatin is an excellent fertilizer,
the shattered tee serves a very useful
secondary purpose.—Popular Science
Girls Train for Social Service,
Girls wishing to enter social -work
in Switzerland are given a special ten
months’ preparation which includes
theoretical and practical training in
the care of children, a study of educa
tion, nursing, the poor law, hygiene,
and duties of citizenship. Practical
work is done in various social insti
tutions. In Basel the experiment is
now being tried o^ a voluntary year’s
service in social work on the part of
girls to correspond W'ith men’s mili
England is now making arrange
ments to follow Switzerland’s exam
ple. Lectures and classes will deal
with conditions of labor and educa
tion, also lessons in cookery, house
hold management, account keeping,
and office work. There will be a spe
cial study of the poor law, labor or
ganization, municipal health work,
children’s courts, and kindred insti
tutions. The object, it is said, is to
prepare for social reconstruction after
Surgeons Use Carbonic Acid.
Military surgeons w'ith the German
army are taking advantage of the pain-
stilling and disinfecting properties of
carbonic acid in the treatment of
wounds by utilizing an effervescent
powder W'hich is now being prepared.
This is composed of ten parts sodium,
bicarbonate, nine parts tartaric a.cid,;
and nineteen parts sugar. The in-1
gredients are thoroughly mixed and
then crushed to about the fineness of ^
granulated sugar. The substance is
applied freely to the surface of a
wound, the moisture of which causes
it to effervesce and liberate carbonic,
acid.—Popular Mechanics. i
showers come crops will
i^Tl sho^^^ftselves above the ground-.
(?ats and are far from' looking
tbeh- best. the past few days
a lot of cotton has been planted and
until rain comes there is no hope of
Soldiers Granted Two Days to Marry.
Furloughs from the.-ront are fixed
by the generalissimo at six complete'
days, but the heads of corps may give;
two days extra to soldiers who have'
been the object of a citation entitling ■
them to wear the cross or war and tc I
those who can produce a certiiicate!
from c. mayor stating that they artj
ab^but t€> take advantage o_ their fur-1
lough to get mameci—From the Euro-1
pc'an Edition Now York Herald.
¥/hen in need
of any of these we
sure have the goods
in the right Styles,
Quality and Price.
jHV w agnei*!
Pv. P. Cloud,
The State ticket was indor^^
-he following county candidates, who
have no opposition in their own party,
' re recommended: Dan W. Johnson,
.or sheriff; S. Huffman, chairman
c unty commissioners; A. J. Cook, and
D. B. Gi-rrison, county commissioners,
and J. M. Ho'.vard, register of deeds,
S nee there were several candidates
for the other offices, no action was ta
ken, it being left to the primaries to
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