REFUSED TO BE CONFINED
Honeysuckle Escaped From Format
Gardens and Parks to Bestow j
Its Fragrance on AH. - 1 ;
Salisbury, N; CM Dec. 6, 1916
Thomas E. . Watson, pub
li&her.of Watson's Magazine
and The Jefferson , after be
ing tried three times for
printing some quotations from
Roman Catholic theological
works, has been acquitted of
Bending obscene matter thru
tthe mail. The stuff which
caused the indictment was
shown to be parts of Romish
theology and is obscene, if
there is such a thing. We
are at a loss to determine
whether Watson has scored a
success or failure. If he had
been found guilty it would
have put these ' books in a
class Where they belong and
at the same time prevented
further publication of sueh
literature. The next step
would have been to regulate
Romish theological dogmas.
TIMOTHY HAY ON
By JOHN STOCK BRIDGE.
OU can say lor me,
' stated Timothy
liay, wnen seen
tills morning by a
reporter, "that this
do your - Christmas-
stunt Is all off with
mo now and for
ever, one and indivisible, world with
out end, amen.
"I started to do my Christmas shop
. ping Nearly," continued Timothy, giving
his fllrver. a disciplinary kick as it
growled at a passing, terrier, "but it
"was right on the start that I overtook,
discovered and otherwise apprehended
ftnMcn rfp T""yp"' . . .
- "Christmas shopping, yon are; at llfr
jBrty ; to Quote me as saying In your
trainable medium, is bunk if you add
ton 'early to it.
! It was about Thanksgiving time, If
I recollect rightly, that we were first
jadmonlshed to do our Christmas shop
ping early. It struck me as the proper
(thing to do. I decided Td do it.
Naturally, the thought first came
pi me What to give myself for Christ
mas. X always hand myself some slight
token of my esteem at the happy yule-
pdev It compensates for what other
folks hand me. A little gift doesn't
SfeTdea"Vrt a Haircdt for My cnns
f mas Gift to Myself."
have to cost very much "to make a
hlt-with me if I give it to myself with
the proper spirit.
"It's the giving, rather than the re-,
celving, of this gift that brings me the
more pleasure, anyway.
"Well, gasoline has been going up
pretty steadily lately you notice I do
not talk in dialect in spite of my rural j For a time the vine and flowers were
name and predilections; if I talked in kept within the bUunds of gardens,.
dialect I would say gas was goin up; lawns and parks. Then it ran away.-i
Years ago Japan sent to this coun
try a vigorous- green vine which won
favor through its lavish display of
fragrant white flowers In late spring.
Eeport of the Condition of
THE DANK OF SPENCER,
at Spencer, in the State of North Caro
lina, at the close oi business
November 17, 1916.
Loans and discounts. ..... $105,457,46
Overdrafts secured.. .. 165.36
Furniture and fixtures . .... 3,000.00
Due from National Banks
Dae from State Banks and
Cash items 540.03
Silver coin, inclad ing ail
minor coin carency . . 540.23
National bank not?s ani
other U. S. notes 8,364.00 $39 744.31
Capital stock paid in. ...... . $25,000.00
Surplus fund. 2,500.00
Undivided profit; "oia cur
rent expenses and ;axes pd. 2,226.29
Depositi subject to cneck
Time certificates of
Savings deposits. . 52,386 73
Dae to Nafl Banks... 1,122.11
Cashier's cheeks out
standing 3,844 02 118640.84
State of N. C, County of Rowan, ss:
I, J. J. Dorsett, president of the above
named bank, do toIeTily swear that
the above statement is true to the best
of my knowledge and belief.
J . K. Dohsktt, president.
Hi P. Bbandis 1
. ,H.LMoNK. Directors.
J, W. GBiroN,J
W. 4. QopDJCAN, notary public.
purty stiddy and, due to thejncreased
cost of living expenses, I decided that
it behooved me to economize.
So I decided on a haircut for my
Christmas gift to myself, and I decided
to get it early on account of the poor,
tired shopgirls who are wishing the
store would close so they can crowd
in a few more dances with the dashing
young ribbon clerks three aisles over.
"Whereupon I got a haircut, a good,
The rest of the story is soon told.
I got It cut again last night, and I
had o wait for six customers ahead
of me who were telling the barbers to
shave 'em extra close so it would test
over to Monday.
"That much for early Christmas
shopping. I bought the junk for the
folks after they'd locked the street
doors last night and have just been
making the rounds of the drug stores
to pick up the odds and ends I've for
gotten. No more Christmas shopping
in mine. Giddap, Dobbin."
And with a peremptory cluck to his
steed, Timothy Hay motored away in
high dudgeon. Denver Times.
C for the Christ Child, so help-
less, so sweet t
H for Holly we lay at His
R for trie Riders three, seeriing
I for trie Incense with which
S for the Shepherds, who heard
Tfor their Triumph in finding
. the King.
M for all men of peace and good
A for the Angels, whose songs
the cave filL
S for the Star which shone out
on that night.
So radiant so hopeful, so glo
nous, so bright..
The model husband is he who
smokes his wife's bargain cigars with
out a murmur.
HOW PEN JVIAY HELP F0RGEB
Habitually Used, It Is Said to Become
Imbued With the Spirit of a
via it ever occur to you, said a
treasury official, "that a forger has
half his work done when he can get
liold of the identical pen with which
the owner of the signature habitually
writes? A 'great many men. comoanv
directors and the like, use the same
pen for their names only, for a year or
two without change. ,
"A pen that, has hn. used. by. i
math in 'writing? iis 'name hundreds of
times, and nover used for" "anything
else, will almost write the-, name of
itself. It gets imbued with the spirit
of the signature. "In the hands of a
faiilv good forget it will preserve the
characteristics of the original. The
reason for this is that the point of the
pen has been ground down in a pe
culiar way, from being used always by
the same Iiaud and for the same combi
nation - of letters." It would splutter
If held at a wrong angle or forced on
lines against its will. It almost guides
the sensitive hand of the forger when
e attempts to write the name."
Today you'll find It roaming along the
roadside, climbing stumps and hedges.
It needs no gardener, the Philadel
phia North American says, for it can
take care of Itself. It is the honey
The Japanese variety which ran
away joined some of its American
cousins, who are just as pretty and as
fragrant. There's the coral honey
suckle, for 'example a famous porch
climber in the Southern states, with
trumpet-shaped flowers, red outside
and scarlet within. In England they
have the woodbirie a cream-colored,
fragrant relative of the honeysuckle.
Recently there came a new variety
from China, where It was found on the
tops of mountains 6,000 feet above
the sea. Its foliage is almost ever-,
green, and the flowers are a reddish
bronze. Another variety has red
flowers, with yellow and buff mark
ings. There's no need to hunt for the
honeysuckle. Its fragrance will an
nounce it before you're near enough
to see it.
Cutting Bullet Out of the Heart,
Dr. Maurice Beaussenat, who had
already extracted a piece of grenade
from the right ventricle of a man's
heart, told the French Academie des
Sciences of a second similar operation
performed with success.
A corporal wounded at Eparges had
been treated for peritonitis and then
had been operated on for appendicitis.
He continued to suffer in various
ways for more than a year, when a
radioscope revealed the pressure of a
shrapnel ball, moving in time to the
beatings of his heart. Supposing this
to be in the pericardium or sac about
the heart. Doctor Beaussenat "went
In," as the surgeons say, and saw that
the ball was actually in the right ven
tricle, near the lower end.
The heart was drawn out; Its wall
was cut open between two loops of
wire : the ball was removed and the
heart was sewn up again. Six months
later the heart had healed so perfectly
that there was not a sign of Irregu
larity about its pulsations.
Old, but New to Someone.
A farmer of Madison once went to
town to buy a horse and on meeting
a ranchman said : "Do you know where
I can buy a good hoss?"
"I have a horse I'll sell for $38.56
cash, sir," replied the ranchman.
"Will she plow corn?" inquired the
"You'd be surprised to see that
horse plow corn," the man answered.
The farmer thought this a great bar'
gain and bought it
The next morning he took the "hoss'
ionkasMl Mtchedjfer to. the, jlow.. She
.wouldn't tmdgey willingly nor by
force, so, rafter trying for fully five
hours in the sun, he took her back to
"I thought you said this hoss would
plow -corn," growled the farmer.
"No, I didn't," returned the rancher.
"I said you would be surprised to see
her plow, and I bet you would, too."
The kiddies write to Santa Clans,
They forvard mail in pooks,
But father hasn't time, beecusp
He's busy writing chec'-c-
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ef ore Christmas Specials in L adies' Coat Suits,
. r ("oat Suite, !4.98.
We still have a few of last season V coat
suits that were marked $15.00 and $25.
00 You c: n buy one of these coat suits
now for only , : $4.98
$10 00 Goat Suits $5.95
New, this season s style coat suits made
of all wool serge, 110 value, Our
before Xm as price $595
12 50 coat suits made of a.l wool serg-e
new this season's style fur trimmed
etc, Our special price $7.95
$15 1 0 coat suits. These are especially
nne and stylish materials serge and
poplin Our special price $9.95
20 00 coat suits made of poplin, serge,
velours etc All new this season's
style Our special pj ice $14.95
"Our Shoe Stock.
We have a big stock ofshoes of all kinds
Women's $2 00 Kangaroo blucher shoes
for only $1.48
Women's $2 00 vici kid dress shoes 1.48
Women's gun metal shoes 1 ,95
Women's high top fine shoes at
$2.75, 3.50 and 500
Big stock of men's and boys' good heavy
winter Tuff Hide shoes. Priced for less
than others ask.
Specials in Coats of All
Women's $5 long black coat for $3.98
Women's $7.50 nice iong black coats
velvet collar and a teal nice stylish
coat Our special price $4.98
Ladies' $5 oo sport coat for $3.98
Ladies' $8 50 grey and brown plaid coat
These are exceptional values $4.95
Better coats for $7.45 and 9.95
Winter millinery at reduced price
Children's hats at 25c and 48o
Ladies hats at 98o and $1 .48
Children's 50c Teddy Bear cap for 25o
Men's nice winter suits $4.98 and 6.45
Our Belk's special suits made of all wool
material at $9 95, $12 50 and $15
If you do not tr d with us we both lose money, so let's do business.
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100 Heavy weight black Ulster
50 Heavy weight stylish young men's O'coats 9.98
300 Childs' Suits, Holiday Special, . .
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Aeronant Tom Hays Jr. Killed at Kannapolis.
Tom Majs, Jr., of Greeusboro,
aged 19, was killed at Kannapolis
Saturday afterroon when his par
achute, in which he was to des
cend from balloon failed to opei?.
The young man was given the
signal by his assistant to cut
lose from his balloon, but for
some reason his parachute did
not open, and he fell about- 450
feet to his death. He was rush
ed to a hospital here, but died
soon after reaching the hospital.
; Mr Mays home was in Greens
boro, and it seemed that his par
ents did not know he was flying.
Hewas in the employ, it is iin
derstood, af the Greensboro Tent
and Awning Company, and was
hired Saturday , to fly by ?the
National Realty and Auction
Company of fereehsboro, which
company held a "big auction sale
of lots at Kannapolis that- day;
The fall af the yaung man was
witnessed by 3j500 or 4,ooo per
sons from Kannapolis and the sur
rounding territory, who had gafh-
erep to see the flight and to aJ
tend the big sale of lots.
Just why the parachute did not
open is not known. It' is thought
however, that a wet balloon is re
responsible for the accident, Mr
Mays was to have made a flight
earlier in the week but rain caus
ed it to be postponed, Saturday,
it is stated, he was advised not to
make the flight, but he decided
the balloon was all right. After
he had risen to probably 1,200
feet his balloon began to fall rap
idly, this being caused by its wet
condition. The signal was then
given for him to cut loose. He
fell several hundred feet with
the useless parachute in his
hands. No one saw him strike
the ground, as he fell behind a
clump of trees but the crowd
realized with horror what had
happened before the body was
reached. . , -
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Do you know that
flocks on many farms
are paying a net yearly profit of
$2 to $3 a Hen
Red Comb costs less than yon would
have to pay for materials and mix
tbem yourself. Ask for Free Book.
"Feeding Poultry for Profit."
CHftS. G. AGAHS
Jill9 E Fisher St.
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