EARLY SCRIPTURES ALL LOST
Oldest Known Manuscripts Show the
Bible as It Existed Soon After
Apostolic Days. - v
ofiriterest to -
ALL OF OUR READERS
Lila Wbite, Hatti Wads-
worth and John Hall, negroes
of Spencer, are in Raleigh
The oldest Bible manuscripts now In
AiiKtence data from nhnnf nnn jkaV
: WViM 'XOV
A. D., and shorw us the Bible as it ex
isted soon after the apostolic days.
All the earlier manuscripts "were : ei
ther lost or destroyed In th- taithi i
persecutions which were directed not taking tbe Past OUT tre&tm ant
only against the Christians trat against for rabbi hp th K.iHn,.KMJ
their treasured sacred writings, their t-f. 6 ' y haTlngbeett!
enemies thus hoping to stamp out eveal
f Via olichtOQr tnmw' v Vu .
The three oldest manuscripts now in
existence are known as the Sinaitic
the Alexandrian and the Vatican man
uscripts, the Christian Herald says.
The Sinaitic was found by the eminent
Bible scholar, Teschendorf, in a con
vent on Mount Sinai in 1844. It. con
tains the Septnaglnt, other parts of
the Old Testament, the New Testa
ment complete, and some of the apoc
ryphal books. The writing; after a
lapse of more than" fifteen hundred
years, Is still clear and legible. The
Alexandrian manuscript, which came
to light in 1628, is not quite so ancient
as the Sinaitic. It has the Old Testa
ment complete, except that ten leaves
are missing, and the New Testament
lacks nearly thirty leaves. It is in the
British museum. The Vatican man
uscript the most ancient tf all is a
great treasure, consisting of about
seven hundred leaves of Yellum bound
in book form. Part of Genesis is
missing, and also a number of the
psalms. The New Testament is com
plete up to HebrewsT ninth chapter.
Other early Bible manuscripts of great
value, but inferior to the three men
tioned are the Codex Bphraem and the
Codex Bezae, besides which there Is a
ilong list of later manuscripts.
SAFE, BUT NOT COMFORTABLE
Rabbit Must Have Passed Some Un
easy Moments In Its Peculiar
Place of Refuge.
Two hunters were in the woods one
day with their rabbit dog, named
"Skip." They were tramping along
iwhen "Skip" suddenly caught sight of
a rabbit and gave chase. He ran the
victim on to posted land near a farm
house. The owner of the dog, hear
ing him make unusual noises, deter
mined to see what was the matter.
Leaving his gun with his companion,
he climbed over the fence and looked
rfor "Skip." He beheld what he thought
was a dog suddenly gone mad. "Skip"
was whining, yelping, growling and bit
ing at a large milkcan. Dog and can
rolled over and over, "Skip" in appar
ent frenzy, biting and scratching it
with his paws. Then he would en
deavor to hurl himself inside without
regard for bumped or bruised legs.
Upon making an investigation, the
hunter found that the unfortunate cot
tontail, in seeking shelter, had rushed
Into the milkcan, where, although the
dog could not get at him, he must cer
tainly have had alarming doubts con
cerning his safety. Youth's Compan
ion. , ... , ,
Afraid of Their Own Reflection.
An interesting bit of animal psy
chology Is revealed in a story that
comes from Elkins, W. Va., of how a
baby's life was saved by the fear of
wild hogs for their own likeness re
flected from a mirror.
Wild hogs that exist in the moun
tains of Randolph county came down
into the foothills and charged into the
home of Sanford Phillips, upsetting
furniture and attacking Phillips' two-year-old
The animals had torn nearly all the
clothing from the child when he ran
Into a corner where a big mirroi hung.
The hogs followed, but soon stopped
when they beheld-their likenesc t s in
the big glass. Only a second did they
hesitate, however, then turned, plung
ing from the house back up the moun
tain side. The child-was only tUghtly
injured. Youth's Companion.
Could , Not Be Disturbed
Although Jed Hoover was the laziest
man In town, he always had srvength
to hold r. book or a magazine 'rx his
hand. It was only in emergencies that
the neighbors called upon him for help.
One hot day in July, when the clouds
threatened rain, a farmer hurried to
his shack and asked him to "rake
after" the last load of hay.
Jed hesitated a minute, and then his
eye fell upon a pile of old magazines
that were stacked in a corner of the
"Well, now, I'd like to help out," was
the reply, "but m have to refuse ye
this time. I'm a little behind with my
reading." Youth's Companion.
bitten recently by a" dog af
meiea witn the disease.
The ladies of St. Johifii
Lutheran Church are holding
a bazaar in the vacant store
room of the Washington build
ing and are meeting with con
About 27 friends of Post
master V? D Pethel of Spen
cer, surprised him last Son
day by giving, him, a fine
birthday dinner. Mr Pethel
was at the postcffiee until tbe
noon hour and knew nothing
of the intentions of his wife
and friends until he reached
home and found preparations
had been completed and his
guests awaiting his arrival.
The members of East Sails
bury Council, No 38, Ir O U
A M had a big rally end ban
quet in their hall last Thurs
day night This council is do
ing some good work and is
rapidly increasing in member
The bird law for Rowan
expired November 30th and
since then quite a number of
Treepaass notices can be had
at the Watchman offlue
printed on good card board
at one cent each.
At the meeting of the State
Teachers' Association held in
Raleigh Saturday Prof. A T
Allen, Superintendent oi the
Salisbury public, schools,
was elected president; N W
Walker of Chapel Hill, vice
president; and Einmett
Sams of Raleigh, secretary-
treasurer. This is a deserved
honor to our popular school
After the adjournment of the
Kowan Superior Court last
Wednneday afternoon the
Rowan County Bar Associa
tion, with L H Clement,
Esq., presiding, held a memo
rial session 'n honor of the
late Hon John S Henderson.
monjr ti ;p sveaKers were
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MiBa Myrtle-Hull and- Earl P
rles were' married Thanks
giving evening at the homo of
the bride on Sooth Long street.
The ceremony wm performed by
fcryron Clark, of the First
Pr'fiibyterian Ghurch and ;was
Wraesfed by only, a few friends.
marriage of interest here
took place at the home of Mrs J
A Guyin Danville, Va, last Wed
nesday when Miss Georgia "N.
Eggleton of that place, and Roy
S. Wood of Salisbury, were
bound in wedlock. They are
making their home on North
Main Street, Salisbury.
The marriage of Miss Carrie
Oauble, daughter of Mr and Mrs
WL Cauble, and William Trex
ler took place at Union Church
last Wednesday afternoon, Rev.
Pleas officiating. These yonng
people will make their home on
: r.u'z Lee
aud L ii Uluinent
I- jo was a vtry
Certain Curs fsr
Mrs. RoseMiddleton, of Green
vilTe, 111- has had experience in
the treatment of this disease
She says. When my children
were small my son had croup
frequently. Chamberlain's Cough
Kerned y always broke up these
attacks-immed iately, and. I was
never without it in the house. I
have taken it myself for coughs
and colds with good results."
(Hanover Yoa Need a Oeoeral Tbk'
spsr'vl " -v '"
' Tbe Old Standard GrOye's Tastttesa
& vToaic is equally Tamable sf
5aecal Tonfcf because it contains
lfcaown tonic properties of QUINTN 3
1 -t lUON. It acts on the Liver, Dtf9fJ
f Materia, Enriches the Blood a4
4u 4& CO the Wbote System. SOoesU
t i anl t'nmily of
Excuse for Breaking Silence Rule.
A new story is being told ttbout
tertaln London club, famed interna-
jtionally for both its exclusiveness and
I In one of the rooms a rule of silence
JIs stringently enforced, any necessary
order to a waiter having to be given in
a whisper. The other day occupants of
he room were startled to see a mem
iber press a bell button with evident
jannoyance, and when the waiter ap
peared to hear him exclaim, pointing to
a neighbor in a chair:
"Waiter, remove that member."
; The man in the chair had been dead
! three days.
iJ;"oati nr.Hn .jf air
bury 'i sV '- '
vf -h: '. ', lar - - !
aftpriu ir' '-'i -t,. rr
yaid (.See pTos:Kte-; to i
SL Ave;', former Mipfrin
tt?ndeut'i t'.' ii'alt here, -a
bandsorr chest of silverware
The p. -: tatioii speech was
made by T U Linu, I .
which ws .appropriately re
Jspondedtoby Capt Avery
Capt Avrry is now superin
tendent of term: jals at Nor-
Claatr tffidtk hWsh totiteL
There was a public install
ation of county officials in the
court house here Monday.
The meeting was presided
over by WO Coughenour, Jr,
chairman of the county board
of elections and the oath were
administered by Clerk of the
county J Frank McCubbins.
Mr Coughenour stated the
object of the meeting, which
was well attended, prayer
was offered by Rev W W Way
and Hon Theo F Klutti de
livered a very appropriate ad
dress, after which the officers
first took the oath of allegi
anee to the United States and
the State, then the individual
oath of respective ' oQees,
which are as follows:
R Lee- WrighV county
judge; L A Swictgood, coun
ty prosecutor; J H Krider,
sheriff; J C Kesler, treasurer;
J C Oeaton, register of deqdB;
N A Trexler, surveyor; D L
Sides, coroner; B B Neave,
J. andjtor; R F Cauble, con
s f a ' thrt Beven member!?
crard of county con
sM)iijrs tooK tne oatn in a
-i .mt: J S Ball, C J
, LA K-sler, E K
Vm Kester, N W Men-
this Judge R Lee
nade an interesting
id outlined his po-
? ou th " bench. Hi
- mdicatad a clear in
ito affair -s and took a
-i:? ible position in the
"; rat? on of justice with
to will have to dsal
ihe next two years,
i V county board' of com-;
. . J '
. : oners met ana. orgamsea
y iun election ot J 8 HalL
f-jw ' i tonshipr chairman.
iTceedecl witii the usu-
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en v ' i a m ese Gominir or ine re
Ktt'-cif monthly seseion.
Thomas 1. Cmeaibf Oxford 1
N C, father:of MrsFr J.tMan
pin of Salisbnry Mied at his
home Thanksgiving dayv- Mrs.
Manpin . was at the bedside of
her father when death came.
She h&s the sympathy of many
friends here in hear -bereave
Lewis V Brown, age 74, years
ago a resident 01 baiisonry,
died at his home' in Ash viUe Fri
day. Mr Brown was son of
Thos. E Brown, a native of bal-
isbnry, ' a father of Prank R
Brown, Sr and a first jcousin of
J Allen Brown. T B Brown,
Dojaglass Brown and ,Mrs J F
Cannon of Salisbnry. y He leaves
a wife, son and daughter.
Chas P Shaping, received a
telegram Saturday evening an
nouncing the death of his broth
er, W A Shuping at Witt, Illi
nois, that afternoon. Mr Shup
ing was a native of Rowan and
has been living in the West
for many years, and has not
visited here for twenty years.
He was one of eight brothers L
and the first to die. Those
surving are C P of Salisbnry,
Robert A and Benjamin of
Rowan, J M of Mt Pleasant,
H J of New Kirk, Okla; J E of
Taylor Springs, 111, and Jacob
A of Persia, Iowa. The Shapings
are widely related hi the county,
are of good sturdy stock and are
good citizens, having made good
I wherever they locate.
Mrs Ann Turner, widow of the
late Henry Turner, died at the
home of her son, H C Turner, in
Scotch Irish township Sunday
from the effects of a stroke of
paralysis. She was '82 years old
and the funeral took place Mon
day morning, the interment be
ing at Bethel church.
Mrs Nancy Gallimore, at one
time a citizen of Salisbury, died
Saturday in Cooleemee at the
home of her daughter, Mrs Ellen
I James, with whom she had
been making her, home. She
was 85 years old ana was m very
good health until recently.
Js&9 Lindsay ts Speak Here.
Judge Ben B. Lindsay, of
Denver, Col., is to speak in
the Tabernacle Tuesday
night,. December 12h, to the
citizens of Salisbury and vie
inity. While this is really a
part of the Lyceum course of
last year, unfilled on account
of the absence of Judge Lind
say on the Ford Peace Ex
pedition. Judge Lindsay has
gained a nationwide reputa
tion for his wise course in the
conduct of juvenile courts.
:?udgWR I e WSghl!fid
twelve minor cases before him
Monday . when he held his
first court as judge of the
Rowan county court. They
drew fines and short road sen
tences commensurate with
Drives Out Malaria, Builds Up System
The Old Standard general strengthening tonic
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drive
Hmlarianrichea the blood, and bnildanp the ir
tesi. Atroetosk. For adult and children. Ste
For a Weak Stomach.
As a general rule all you need
to do is to adopt a diet suited to
your age and occupation and to
keep your bowels regular. When
you feel that you have eaten too
much and when constipated, take
one of Chamberlain's Tablets,
RELIEVED IT HOME
SloanVLiniment Robs Toothache
l Its Terrors. PamVanithes
in a Few .Minutes
Ko hoBdte pac" the floor all night
with the stout of a throbbing tooth.
Sloan's Liniment will quickly relieve
the pain ana give you rest.
A sincle airolication and the vain
osnally diasopears. Sloan's Liniment
ret nht to the root .of the trouble.
Like a warming balm it relicres eon
Section, and in a few minutes toothache
To soothe the tlirob' of a tooth that
pains with neuralgia apply Sloan's
liniment externally. Aching muscles.
iheomstism, xout, braises, sprainsv
lumbago, ehnbiains, sprains and Stiff
neck can also be most enestivelv treated
with Sloan's liniment. Cleaner than
mossy Blasters or pooltiees.
Sloan's liniment at all drag stores in
bsc, oue. anatLuu notues.
Hardly the Thing.
did she break the
"Seemed he mailed her a love letter
In one of those envelopes with a glass
; front." Louisville Courier-Jour nal.
W H t.fty of Vermoot
ez-natioixJ vo3cilor of the
Sons & Daughter of Liberty
iB.expetfed to make an ad
dress in he Spencer School
hnilrlinc? Fr!y niffht tl
which tbe pnblic is invited.
The congre gntion of the
Spencer Baptist Chnreh is
worshipping at the public
school build log at present
I owing to the damage done by
OnfltM hnvA lone been looked on as
Sokes in this country, though in some fire to cborch building
foreign countries they have been re- -
ueu vu u buui tco vi uicai, wu. nuv. -t tjl 'Vol CIKL. iunuoMQi
The ladies cf the Spencer
Presbyterian church will hold
a bazaar in the Robinson
building Monday and Tues
day, December 11th and 12th.
Oysters will be served and
numerous arties will be on
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take LAX&TXV8 BK.OMO Quinine, it itopi tbe
Consh and Headache and works off the Cold.
Druggists refund money if it fails to cure.
S. W. GHOVB'S signature on each box. 25c
A train load, of State con
victs frpm Bad in en route to
Tillett, -N C,. passed through
tisement in this pajper
VVyrey Jhe 1 motorcycle
man, vho occDpies the small
building next to the alley on
East Innes Street, has rented
the new store room just com
pleted in the rear, of the old
Klnttz drug store, i. Mr Arey
will carry a, line o yictrolas
T Cuisine That poes Not Affect The Httd
because of its tonic and laxative effect. LAXJU
riVE BROMO QUININB is better than ordinary ; :
OtrinitM and rtrm Tint mnw mrmnneu OOt '-
osfias ia hee. Seasember the ful name and -
sec tor toe
8-f00t dry Oak WOOd for sale. Call on
or 'phone J. B. Speck, mal No.
2, China Grove, N. C.
Tiiniers Almanac for 1917, the big
gest and best m 88 years,
ready November 10. Order
now from1 dealer, or. send dime,,
coin, or stamps for prepaid
copy Turner's Almanac, 190
Times Building, Raleigh
All kibdsand all grades. REM INGTONM
$12 ap. Instractionp with each machine.
lype and re- an' pBrts for all maks of
Typewriters. "EMPIRE TYPE FOUND
RY, BUFFALO, H. Y. 1).M6. 1 pr.
JfeUB OUT PAIN
wlin good oil liniment That's
the surest way to ston them.
The best rubbing liniment is ,
Parai.-anOto the terms cf ft certain mort
gage deed of trust executed bf H. L. Mien-
-,-ini"- n.u.i rifa. Mora Li. Misnhimr. to
Jo i' T. Hondleman, trustee, on July 1
1910. iviiicli is duly recorded in the office
oi th-.N :egmAT of Deeds for Rowan eoanty
in Hi 'Ok of mortcagwr No 64, pare 98. de-
tauU having been made in the payment ot
toe not? therein secured, sad upon demand
ot the holder ot said note that said mort
gage be foreclosed, the undersigned will
ezpoi tor Mtle at public auction tor cash at
the court house door in Salisbury, on
Monday, January 8th, 1917,
at the hour of twelre f dig following de
scribed real estatet 8itoate ia the Tillage
of Rockwell; IT C, adjoining Junior Hall
and the Lutheran church lot, beginning at
an iron atake on South Main street on Junior
. f?J A K Jfmfs t Ci
Horses, Moles, Cattle, Etc.
Good for your own Aches,
Pains, Rheumatism, Sprains,
v Cuts, Burns, Etc t
25c. 50c $1.. At all Dealers.
.material for the manuiacture oi ciotn. jA-.a flnr3 MffltA Oraantrfli.
Of recent years the health-giving qnal- t " w
Itles of goat's milk are being recog- tD F WlBd Were present at a
nlzed,as well as tte rlattblUty of Wd meeting of RoBOWOOd Camp,
-meat, and the sllky-halred varieties ...
are being pastured on waste lands to Woodmen Ot tne World, last
good advantage. The forestry service night when the election of
prang inese animals to ciean. out u m., m..i,ii - , - , ,
dense brush on the reserves, so that i officers waa new and refresh-
Lutheran church corner: tfeacce south forty raliU. Heaaacnet, Ltramps, Colte
two (42) deS. west one hundred eighty-two OpraiitStBnusesJCuti, Burns, Old
or.r, uiviki ires. leaeT. luox worm.Eo
stfflt, etc Amtimtie AaWyne,
vss inuntauy or exteroaUy. 25c
feet to a stake on church
korth sixty-one and one-half deg. west sixty
two anp one-nau feet to m suae on Ti u.
Binehardt'alsorser; thence north fortT-flve
and one-hsldeg east sight yx sad one
half feel to aa iron stake oa T. H. Bine
hard fa comer: theses soath fifty deg. east
four and one half teet to an iroa stake.
thence north forty-nre sad one half dag.
Elltf fiSt A. leather re-enforced
natter losi ra w lot nacK 01
N P Murphy 'a grocery store
eoet one hundred and ten fset to the begin ipinder will please notify WM
nmg. "H.T r i Sloop, Kottte z, unina lirove, or
iteS wit the Watctata office .d
as you never thought
could be is yours to
command quick as
you buy some Prince
Albert and fire-up a
pipe or a home-made
Prince Albert gives
ycu everytobacco sat
isfaction your smoke
appetite ever hankered
for That's because
it's made by a patented
process that ''cute out
bite and parch! Prince Albert has always
been sold without coupons or premiums.
We prefer to give quality !
you will read: "Pro- U illJ I S
cess Patented Ju!y P Sl'.l IVMiffl i ! 5
3oth. iso7." which i iiirllliiKi'li I li J
has made, three mem , J,;:jluyMJlUy 1 !! V
moke pipes where if fe::l3iilKfjjf ;i in
one amelMd before I : Jj;B(jlW.ili4mPtAlt0 S
the national joy smoke
has a flavor as different as it is delightful You never tasted the like of it!
And that isn't strange, either.
Men who think they can't smoke a pipe or roll a ciga
rette can smoke and will smoke if they use Prince
Albert. And smokers who have not yet given P. A. a try
out certainly have a big surprise and a lot of enjoyment
coming their way as soon as they invest in a supply.
Prince Albert tobacco will tell its own story 1
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Wiiutcaalem, N. C
Bay Princm Albert every
where tobacco it- Bold in
toppy red bag, 5c; tidy red
tine, 10c; handsome pound
and half-pound tin humi
dor and that corking fine
pound eryetal-giase humi
dor with eponge-moist ener
top that keep the tobacco
in such clever trim alwayat
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, If a the dressing in a. room like an ice-box that flilHjiif IpyiiOSl I-P
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iP8 Your dressing room would be as warm .as !piS M$$k-1 slfeflS
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the chills the minute you strike c. match and I jWMffj1 Mlljp
you can carry h wherever you r.ced heat I l'iiVT-iv
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