tayta era gats
Afl tot yeas each,, co8y flK
EcCtftdn Kcaafrcl&ss colter jBne&nt
Salisbury, N. C, Dec.20, -9'
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"p 1 . -i-yyp " "
The difference between a boy
cotter and a. footpad is only in
This week she is voing- to co
operate, but last wc-k every thi -:-was
to be tuc'-eJ a. .ay under be.
own white .
And another one has just beeu
organized to take charge of everything-
in the city. Oh, if we only
had a real active Cow Punch r's
I The Boys of I
I the Old Town
Jl Christmas It
Miss Pickwick who is to be
married at uj Cabin I ml next
June is wcli known in Salisbury.
She spent rjfietn minutes here
one day in December, 1912
It is said automobiles injiue
business mer's heath. The EJi
tor of Watchman has not ye;
been attacked w: : :: automobiliti
and feels that he will escape t) .
disease for y o come.
Some hp..; dv r?e splendid1
ethers hav-' tr:r-.Jh rotable faiiuiO
and are doit. . t , now, others havt
none to displr.j tUMr genius wilh
but all, like ic pi arisees of old
cry, "Who oaI i," and . wan: u
regulate the other fellow's boy.
If you want a. liar's job look after
ding is always a
thing, The holly .
lends such gayety j
to the decorations, !
and the mistletoe ;
4 7 $
Charity is'; y a subst:t.u.
for Justice. tvld.riy who kno- not
Justice are viry much devoted to
Charity, es: cially if town anu
county treason.."! will supply th
funds. Many are forced toac:cpi
charity becausi diey have b
denied justic ave been boycoi
Of course e ery newspaper
the State will sympathize wUli
the Charlotte Ou rver in its los
and inconveni caused by q'
last week. Th Observer iii.
however, wa. o i the job and al
luuugu tut- -!!. ;r misseu xac
mails some all do at tiiuv
it did not miss n issue and
now coming- aio-ur as of yore.
Sotnetims our religionf
brethren iw.sk e us teel like
stealing a l'o;ve, robbli: a
bank or beii! indicted
gambling in vder to gei .
The Watchman enters a
new volume w'tli this issue,
or rather starh- on its 85
year. It wishes., its readers
and friends a m :rry Christ
mas and a bappy and pros
perous new yer.
Owing to iiia! ility to pecure
sufficient and competent help
The Watchman and Record
have been r'i?.ujing one day
off its schedule but has givp
the news up to the hour oi
going to press aud therefore
no one has ben loser.
expect to get back into our
regular time during the coin
ing weekard 1'ope to add nev
life to the paper.
ate. Then it makes
one present do
two would have
been required. And
anyone who brings
that to nriss is n
This reference to
..9 v.-oauinj?, of course, right here at
rhe vc.y opening of the story, really
maizes the story superfluous, which is
Bcotone for "no , use." ' In a story.
Lne wetMui-, iS supposed to be the "-ery
-1 n as, a young aremtect and
eSinrc-r who had only just opened an
oflice in i':e town. When he came out
i-f . :.:3gf he reached the conclusion
that he v. -.-Id do better to set up a
bi:Av---i'' i acme small town and grow
up v, ; - it i -.au to grow old unnoticed
iif.s-iiie ?-ier town. Thut is how he
camo to be here. He met Harriet soon
after his arrival and it wasn't long be
for ';j v.ns desperately in love with
There really wasn't very much the
matter with Harry except Harriet,
A:-d - io.-e wasn't anything at all the
liiM.ji- v ;th llarriet--in Harry's opin
ion fco, r.Kjr he had got down to
bu.-ir - s boih at his oflice and wlch
Hume i .he said "Yes." Ther mar-
riar1 r-rsht them a gi-eat deal of
hapriues:?. and, what ws more pe
culiar, v crreat deal cf happiness to
sorr.enne who wasn't related to them
n any vu.;. Which is what the storv
i& . '. u.-. This other person not only
was not related to them, but was
f eely I: 'own to them. She lived in
ie u u 'i- tiui or town. n;im avenue
rur, riht through the town from east
to T-"?-:. At one end, the west end, it
is -v.'? nainod, for it is bordered by
siutely 'Jims that shade fine residences,
anC cozy liangalows, like that which
Karr. provided for Harriet,
pla-i-.cd with the architect's best
It hcxl b.'?n arranged that they were
to be mar.ied at high noon on Christ
mas f'jy at Harriet's old home. Then
th.rre y.c to be a quiet family dinner
there, fpllo.red by a reception to their
friend at Harriet's new home, where
op?n House Was to be .kept in honor of
the clay and the event. There their
fri.-7.J3 gathered in the afternoon, and
there the presentation was to occur.
Foi Harry's young men friends, of
whom there were a few despite, his
shet residence in the town, and Har
ric t'g, ; I whom there were more, had
decided to give them, in addition to
all the "little staff," one practical gift
of larger proportions. So they had
"chipped in" and bought them a mag
rif cent leather rocker, one of the big,
ciortcble kind ; and that was to be
lax-Fos, A Mild, Effect Larativa & Liver Tor;c
Does Not 6r'?9 nor Disturb ttie Stomach.
In addition to cjKr properties, Lax-Fos
contains Cascara ie acceptable form, a
stimulating Laxative and Tonic. Juax I'os
acta effectively and does not gripe nor
disturb stomach. At the same tine, it aids
digestion, arouses the liver and secretions
and restores the healthy functions. 50c.
of the missing gift, 'although not. very
certain where S72 Elm street East was,
or lr mere were an 812 mast, or pos
sessed of any knowledge concerning
who lived there.
Now, 872 East is a little tumble
down house or was, well out Elm
street, and somewhat back from the
"I remember there's some old worn
an lives here," said one of the party.
They all piled out and followed the
broken sidewalk up to the dwelling.
' Come in," answered a cheery but
quavering voice when they knocked.
So they entered in the dusk. It was
a bare room, with a few old-fashioned
pictures in walnut frames on the
walls, some archaic furniture of the
same period, and a rag carpet itself
reduced to its original material.
Not far from the window stood the
celebrated leather rocker, with a cane
close at hand. In the chair sat a little
old woman, with her face smiling hap
pily under unkept gray hair. Her face
was white, her wrinkles were many,
but her eyes shone with the real Christ
mas light. ' ,
"I can't ask you boys to set down,"
she said, trying to turn toward them,
"because there isn't much to set down
in except this, and the sofy over there.
But I knew you'd come, and I want to
Here's a Real Santa Claus I
Numerous light and
phokt poic- aiirf trees , along
certain street io Salisbury
and the highways of the
coi'Mty hav bt-eu marked
with a band rf bine, white
aud bine paint denoting the
route of the National High--vay.
Th'; guidance will be
f much help to traveller. "
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Malaria.enriches tlie blood.and builds up the sy
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h6mes on free trial. )Tests at
more than thirty of leading Uni
versities and the Government
Bureau of Standards show th;s
new afucle to be four times as
efficient as article now in N gener
al use in this section. Article is
needed in every rural home and
benefits every member of the
household, bringing- cheer, com
fort and happiness into the home.
Not necessary to be away from
home nights. Pay from $6 00 to
$15 00 per day according to abil
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IJri writing Mr Sheppy, mention
hat townships will be most con-
Lee aw. sth nftw, i7th fyour .u , a
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al Sales Manager of the largest Vou have ifv TT' 1 Lw Y
concern oi its kind m the world what kind nf rio- , .L
wants three or four men in Row- have: whpthpr
' , ' w ion l j w Ul K
spare time or steady; how much
time you will have to devote to
the work; when you can start,
and about how many homes are
within six miles of you in each
direction. This is a splendid op
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an County and counties adjoin
ing to make good money, work -ing
steady or spare time. Some
of the field men earn $300.00 per
month; one farmer earned $1000
working spare time only. No
investment or bond necessary.
an County and several men in
adfoinine- Counties, to work for
him soare time or all the time.
He can use only thse who have
a rie- or amo. Work is very
pleasant, and no pievious selling
experience is necessary. Work
consists of leaving a wonderful
new household necessity in the
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r IVe Or BIZ dOSea Will WmW ano u a4
if taken then aa a tonic the Fever will nol
return. It acts on the liver better than
Calomel and does not gripe or sicken. 2S
Nature has a law of compensation by which she gives to each one of ns
some particular talents or aptitudes. John Doe, who was bom 57 years ago,
was favored by nature with an extra robust face and a luxuriant growth of
hair, so much so that, about Christmas time of each year, his services as a
model for Santa Claus posters, or as a pseudo Santa Claus, in the depart
ment stores, are very -much at a premium. He need not look -for a job, the
jobs are looking for him.
Her Eyes Shone With the Real Christ
Sloan's Liniment Eases Pain.
, Sloan's Liniment is first thought
of mothers lor bumps, bruises
and sprains that are continually
happening to children. It quick
ly penetrates and soothes with
out rubbing. Cleaner and more
effective than mussy plasters or
ointments. For rheumatic aches,
neuralgia pain ana mat grippy ,
soreness al'tercoJds, Sloan's Lini !
ment gives prompt relief. Have!
a bottle hand for bruises
strains, sprain and all external I
pain. For the thousands whose !
work calls them outdoors, the
pains and aches following ex-
Eosure are relieved by Sloan's
inimeat. At all Druggists, 25c.
"I Car.'t See What Has Happened"
duly presented ,at the hour of its ar
rival that afternoon. It had been ar
ranged that it was to be delivered
whilo all the young folks were there,
as a sort of surprise extra offering.
. But, as the afternoon wore on, the
face of the chairman of the delegation,
who was to make the presentation
speech, grew longer and longer.
"I can't see what lias happened," he
said in confidence to a group of the
f ; 'WS, when an opportunity for con
fidence's arrived, "and why that darned
chair doesn't come."
"Aro you sure ycu gave them the
right number, and everything?" some
"Sure 87 Elm street West. That's
It "must have been five o'clock when
onci ' ot the boys had an inspiration.
To you suppose by any chance that
chair was delivered to 872 Elm street
KitV" he asked.
At last here was a clue; and the
chairman a chairman without a chair,
and, a r.- -appointed research commit
tee cf tLi-ee, loaded themselves into
a car, fitter making unbelievable ex
cuses to the bride and groom, and
speeded tway across town in pursuil
thank you, I want to thank you all,
and every one of you, for the lovely
present you sent me, and for remem
berm' an old woman like me. When
it come, and I read the card, 'From the
boys of the old town,' the boys of the
boys I used to know, for I guess I knew
all your fathers, I told them to put it
here, and I would set in it and wait
until you come. Aint you Will
"Yes," stammered the chairman,
quite undecided what to say or do.
"I thought so. My, how you favor
your father! And I was at your
christenih'. I guess that was about
the last time I was anywhere when
my rheumatiz got so bad. And your
father would 'a' been proud of you
this daj'. If he could known what you
was goin' to do for an old friend of his,
God rest him !"
At the mention of his father, the
chairman was astonished to find his
hat still on his head. He pulled it off,
hurriedly, ashamed. Then through
that head went flitting first a quick
memory of his father and then the
most astonishing thing in the world
his carefully-prepared speech to the
bride. He had said it over so many
times to himself in secret that after
noon, to make sure he would not break
down when the moment came, that now
everything else seemed to have van
ished. Then an even more astonishing
thing happened. It astonished him,
and it quite paralyzed the other young
That presentation speech, altered by
but a word here and there as he stum
bled and steered away from the inap
propriate phrase, came falling from
"And for many a year," he finished,
"may you sit by your own fireside as
the shadows of life lengthen, with this
chair to give you comfort and to re
mind you of the boys of the old towV
There was nothing for the rest to do
but applaud that speech, to wish
"Merry Christmas!" over and over, to
bend the head for that venerable "God
bless you !" and to go quietly away.
The car was turned westward again
before any man spoke a 'word. Then
it was Will Stearns:
"Well, what do you know about
"There's nothing for them now, but
we can scare up something tomorrow
and say nothing about this," said an
other. But someone told one of the girls
who knew all about the chair, and at
the collation the whole story came out.
Will Stearns was even made to stand
up and give that speech. And the
bride declared, and, bless her dear
heart ! everybody believed her, that she
wtis glad it had turned out just the
way it did.
Somebody remembered the old lady's
name, and then somebody else remem
bered that it was said that her father
was the man who planted those elms
on Elm street in the early days ol
the town. The bride announced that
she -was going over to see the dear old ,
She did go, and often, and her nurs
ing did much to ease that rheumatiz.
When Harry and Harriet moved intc
the big house they now occupy, a papei
circulated among the old residents
bought the bungalow at a bargain
price. There the pioneer was moved
by "the boys of the old town," where
she could be under the, shade of the
elms her father planted. There, foi
she wa3 a wonderfully spry old lady,
she may be living to this day. . '
MS eg Kg ice
"Fear not; for, behold, I.
bring you good tidings of
great joy, which shall be to
"Glory to God in the high
est, and on earth peace, good
will toward men."
"The spirit of the Lord is
upon me, because he hath
anointed me to preach the
gospel to the poor; he hath
sent me to heal the broken
hearted, to preach deliver
ance to captives, and recov
ery of sight to the blind, to
set at liberty them that are
This is a day for magnify
ing the blessings of peace,
not selfishly, but with the re
joicing that should attend
the reminder that we have
a cure for the troubles of the
world and a part in the
spreading of the remedy. Let
the songs of joy be carried
into every corner of gloom.
If peace is to achieve victory,
its spirit of gladness must be
irrepressible. No less today
than two thousand years ago
is it the mission of peace to
show by example that in good
will alone lies the happiness
of the people.
Christmas Holiday Round Trip Fares
Via Southern Railway.
HpvHilp? Way niH fie11 round triP Christmas Hbli,
P Npw Or' a!'1 i101n ,a. PiQts between Wa8h!nRtonf D.
nnVhJJ. R 'emSl"s.-md Cincinnati, taking the entire
S nia''Waym- Da.raof Sale: December 20th
to 25th inclusive with final return limit of January 10, 1917.
W i)y not spwirt at least, nart
bout hem Kailway Fast thin train tv,
miiig cars to all principal points.
For full complete and dfttailftrl intni-mn.-
ageiit of thp feonthern Railway or write
K. H. DeButts, Division Passenger Agent,
No 22 South Tryou Street,
"The Travel Shop"
Charlotte, N. C.
"The Southern Serves the South."
SERVICE MORE THAN GIVING
Deepest Spirit of'Christmas Dees Not
Confine Itself to One Day, but
Is Manifest Entire Year.
The deepest spirit of the Christmas
outpouring that flows over the Chris
tian world is the impulse for human
service that runs through the whole
It is easy to give recklessly out of
one's abundance, or even to share care
fully one's pittance. sThe distribution
of Christmas dinners through hun
dreds of self-denying families means a
day's happiness for the giver and re
ceiver. But it is greater happiness to
both to follow through the year with
aid to self-dependence, encouragement
to hope, and support in striving for
This is the giving of self, and they
who know how to give of themselves
wisely are the highest givers. The
best feature of Christmas is its ma
terial expression of a whole year of
human service that runs like a thread
through human lives.
Only these holiday glimpses reveal
to the careless how many are dedi
cated to a share in this unobtrusive
service to the humbly striving and to
the uncomplaining needy; how many
families are under constant stimulus
to the best sort of self-help ; how many
children are being quietly led to a
higher level of l.'ving and striving for
themselves between Christmas and
At a quarter to twelve on Christmas eve
Teddicums "woke with a start;
There was somebody
tugging him by
And he turned with
a thumping heart.
flow, don't make a.
"As sure as ever I'm
here it's him!"
"Is It true?" whis
Oh, isn't this sim
can t you light up a
match, - Jimmy
If you don't it will
be too late!
I'm longing to know Just what he's like.
And if he's brought me a motor bike!
only one night Memphis to Texas.
No missing connections entire train
runs through, Memphis to Texas'.
Leave Memphis 9:30 p. m. Arrive
Dallas 11:45 a. m. next morning,
Ft. Worth 1:25 p. m.
WINTER TOURIST FARES
daily until Ai.ril 3c-. 1317. to many
Places ir Tksz-., vLouisiana and
NewM;. .i'o. Stopovers Keturn
limit ilay 31, 1917.
Another through train to Texas via Cotton
tfelt Route leaves Memphis 9:35 a. m.
Sutton. District Passenger Agent.
309 Weal 9th St.. Chattanooga. Tenn.
"Well, I'm puizled,
if we look
(They say that he hates
He won't leave the
ball and the pic-ture-bcok,
But jolly well pass
And while they won
dered If they
Somehow, the bears
fell off to sleep!
said Jim. "PVaps,
But the curious
noise went on all
Till the darkness
flew and the day
, dawned bright,
And the rats had
had their fun.
And the rascals chuckled, "Well, what a
If they'd only known that It was us!"
Your Xmas Solved?
A GIFT of jewelry will not
disappoint, for it is some
thing cverjlody likes to
have. The offerings here
will soon help you to solve
thai problem of "Vhat to
give?" You'U be snaprised
at the lowness of price, too.
WE ASK you to visit this
store, whether you buy or
not see the goods; compare
values with others. Note
what little prices can do to
ward buying something rcB
serviceable and pleasing.
You .Can uy a Gift of Real Individu
amy -ana uistinctivcness for as low
50c, $1.00 aud up.
Excellent values are offered in he following article?
and upu,, inspection i you'll readily recognize tbeir
worth and dependability. '
Peoples' National Bar
WE PA Y FOURiPER CENT on tim? de
Does'General Banking Busiress
posits. Interest payable every 3mcr.th?
Prompt attenion given to any bosi
cess entrusted to ug.
Your business solicited.
CO-Peoples National Banff
John 8, Henderson, J. D. Norwood,
0. L. Gaskill, W. T. Bnety.
V-i resident. Asst. eaihiex
I is usually found throuo-h the nromDt
1 administration of a mildly laxative,
uisperewe tonic one tftat will scat
ter the inflammation, remove the
waste, and help Nature to build up
Peruna is That Tonic.
Its action ia prompt, usually very
ciictuvc, tuiu i us use ia wiunouc xiaxiu-
ful effects Every household should
keep it at hand for this purpose, and
every catarrhal sufferer should reg
ularly use this reliable remedy.
The tablet form will be found very
convenient. A tablet or two at the
very beginning of s cold will fre
quently prevent its development,
and these tablets may be taken reg
ularly with beneficial results.
the liquid form
which for nearly
half a century baa
ben the reliance
of the American
Both are good.
Your druggist can
For Woraen and Giris
Diamond Rinys; Plain set ring-s
Diamoiiu Set .u wiery
Bar pins; handy pins; collar pins
Laval lieres: li roociies; Crosses
'rist Watches and Bracelets
Manicure Sets: Vanity Cases
eck Chains, Lockets; Watches
TTdt Pius; Stick Pins
IhimblesiPuff boxes; Vases, etc
Foi Baby and Tots
Rins; Lockets; Bracelets
Beauty P: v ; V'eck Chains, etc
For Men and Boys
Watches; Diamond ring-s; fobs
Plain and Set Rings
C ollar aud Cuff Sets
Scarf Pins aud Cuff Links
Tie Clasps; Collar Buttons
Hair and lothes Brushes
Emblem Rings, Pins, Buttons
Fop the Home
Silverware ane Cut Glass in sets
or individual pieces artistic
Mantel Clocks; Alarm Clocks
Hr Internal and External Paiiife
c.'lrn;raCt7h.illSf',4, U There
nw.5y thai, en' be Li anjwlSre.6 ' b"ter """ for he
Give a wonhv trift of iewc!rir ' Tt :a, . .
more than the ordinary gift
Gift, of Jewelry bought here hase a permanent value and
interest that eo far towards makmg your Xmas idStl.
JOliM R. BRCWN,
Grove, N. C.
Any Piece Engraved Free.