1 EMPEROR HAD TO MAKE WAY WOULD ABOLISH HOME WORK j ' mark thettreets.
3rd. 1379. L
Salisbury, N. 0, Feb. 21, 1917
"The boy life and girl life of
Salisbury is at stake. Do your
part, and do it now so that the
campaign may .close tonight with
ample funds to provide for the
nomine- two Years' work. It's
up to you,"
The above falsehood is an ex
tract from a half-page advertise
ment, set in big type and scatter
ed abroad slandering Salisbury
Royal Hungarian MaH Cart Had Prece
dence Even Over Carriage of Ruler
A good story is .being retold about
the late emperor of Austria. Arrayed
in the ordinary garb of an Alpine
hunter dark green fustian jacket
and short breeches, gray woolen knit
ted stockings turned down below the
knees, thick-soled, nailed snooting
boots, and a-soft gray felt hat orna- j
mented with blackcock feathers and
a chamois "beard" Francis Joseph
often spent -hours unrecognized in
the f orea or on the mountainside.
One day, while driving from one
shooting-box to another, he met the
mail cart, the driver of which was
lustily blowing his horn in order to
clear the road.
"Get out of the way!" shouted he
as he came up to the emperor's trap.
"Why not get out of the way your
self, and let us pass?" rejoined his
"Because," answered the man, "tne
royal Hungarian mail, cart gives
place neither to man nor tne aevu i
"You are right," said tne emperor
and intimating in the broadest
way possible that the churches J ng, and tossed him a cigar,
and, oarents of Salisbury have ;
cast the boys and girls of the BEST PLACE OF RETIREMENT
community out to go it as they
may and that without pity,
shame or recourse. This is a
slander upon the community
and an injustice to the good peo
ple, the churches and other chris
tian influences that have been so
effective every where since the
christian era. Such stuff ought
to be denounced and resented by
every good citizen in the city.
doubt Salisbury ttas her quartc
of the bad element, but the above
statement is false, misleading
One'e Own Soul Superior to All Other
Situations to Man of Well
Danish West Indies Bill WMi By Tha House
Washington, Feb. 19. Without
a roll call the house tonisrh
passed the bill to coutinuetem
porarily the present government
in the Danish West Indies and
appropriate $23,000,000 to pa?
Denmark for the islands. The
measure provides that goods con
taining not more than 20 per cent
of foreign mateial would be ad
mitted to the United States frc
of duty, but an export tax of $8 i.
ton would be charged on sugar
exports, A bill to authorize tht
President to set up a temporary
government on the islands, an 3
providing for investigation of the
needs of the people mere has been
favorably reported in the senate
and the leaders expect to pass it
and work out difference between
the two measures in conference.
Jrortland cement manufacture is
now established in South Wales on a
large scale. In the extensive area
jfrom Penarth where the new fac
tories have been constructed, west
ward, beyond Aberthaw, cement
imaking materials of such nature and
.quality jftre found that the product
from the district has already estab
lished for itself a reputation to be
ienvied. The position of Great Brit
iahf it the markets for Portland ce
ment is illustrated by the' figures for
the year 1913, when the largest pro
ducing countries were Great Britain
with 3,000,000 tons, Germany with
te.000,000 tons, and the United
jStafes of America with nearly 15,
JUST STUMBLED ONTO IT.
Director (apologeticallYV I
meant to tell about that hole hi the
Screen Actor (climbing out) sxo
ma iter; I found it.
( GOQD PLACE.
"In the,magazines sent to the hos-
ipital I found come with a lot of so
ciety beauty cuts."
"Took 'em to the right place to
lhave the' cuts dressed."
Men seek out retreats for them
selves, cottages in the country, lone
Iv seashores and mountains. Thou,
too, art disposed to hanker greatly
after such things ; and yet all this is
the very commonest stupidity; for it
is in thy power, whenever tnou wilt,
to retire into thyself; and nowhere
is there any place whereto a man
may retire quieter and more free
from politic than his own soul;
above all. if he have within nun
thoughts such as he need only regard
attentively to be at perfect ease; ana
that ease is nothing else than a well
ordered mind. Constantly then use
this retreat, and renew thyself there
in; and be thy principles brief and
elementary, which as soon as ever
thou recur to them, will suflice to
wash thy soul entirely .clean, and
send thee back without vexation to
whatsoe'er awaiteth thee. Marcus
AND COST OF LIVING SO HIGH.
Lysander, a New York state farm
hand, was telling his troubles to a
neighbor, and among other things
said that the wife of the farmer who
employed him was "too darned close
for any use."
"This very morning, said he, "she
said to me: Lysander, do you know
how many pancakes you have etthis
mornm'? I 6aid, Uo, inaHinvI ain't
had no occasion to count em.' Well,'
she says, that last one was the twenty-sixth.'
And it made me so dod-
gasted mad I jest got up from the
table and went to work without my
Prominent Educator Likely to Have
Solid Support for Drastic Change
He Has Advocated.
Many parents will feel that there
is sound common sense in the sugges
tions made by Professor Hall-Quest
of the University of Virginia in his
addresses before Rochester teachers
in regard to arranging school sched
ules so that home work would be
abolished and the amount of writing
done by school children greatly re
duced. Children in the upper grades
in grammar schools have a great deal
of writing to do and a consideraDie
amount of home work besides. As
the majority of children graduate
from the grammar schools nowadays
at twelve to fourteen years of age,
study in the upper grades imposes a
tremendous strain of the eyes and
general health a period of life when
it is likely to have permanent injuri
ous effects. Professor Hall-Quest put
his finger on the weak spot in the
present school system when be said
that children would learn vastly
more if they were taught more how
to study and use their minds instead
of spending so much time writing.
Much of the writing done is a waste
of time because it makes no unpres
sion whatever on the mind of the
child. But the incompetent or lazy
teacher finds it. an invaluable aid be
cause discipline is more easily pre
served when children have their
hands occupied. Rochester Demo
THE COOK' 8 OUTING.
Binks Shafer, do you know that
woman across the street?
Shafer She certainly looks fa
miliar. Let me see. Irs my wife s
new dress, my daughter's hat and my
mother-in-law's parasol. Sure I Ifs
our cook." Philadelphia Ledger.
"Well, Johnny, was Santa Clans
good to you this year ?"
"Naw, he wasn t. He brought me
a violin, and now I've got to take les
sons and practice an hour every
BAD NEWS FOR THE DOC.
"Well, how's my patient this
"I hate to worry you, Doc, but I
feel pretty good this morning."
"Pa, does whisky talk?"
"Yes, my son, it knows
As a Business
Fit ting Spectacles
As a Profess on
Many use simple tests for de
terming as nearly as they can
what glassest lie eyes can wear
and call themselves opticians.
Ours is strictly a profession,
we use sciemlfic tests thawilj
find the cause of the trouble
and glasses are prescribed
that will strike at the evil and
overcome the cause.
The new game of the Boy Scout aj
QX TynniTig muuoa wujcviia vj xwuuw-
ing written directions is developing
the fact that many cities in the TJnit-
w3 Qfaf am mtaTa9 ahnnt TiTiffiTi or
signs at corners. The Boy Scouta of M
Kansas City recently hiked 17 blocks
before finding a sign telling the'
name of the street on ' which they
"I say, officer, can one speed on
this driveway V
"Sure, sor, but ye can't race un
less ye go at a walk."
She Sir, I cannot accept your af
fection. He Very well. I will be quite as
well satisfied if you return it.
Alrays Gome to
Make our stare your Headquarters when in
We are always glad to hsve you stop with us
your bundles here, and if you need anything in
Joo.U Browo, OptD.
CHINA QRQVE, N. O.
Dry Goods, Coat Suits, Millinery,
- Shoes or Clothing,
you cannot find a better place in thh section to get it than
at our store. We show a well Belected stock and moder
ately priced. Always come to our store and get posted on
prices before you buy anything,
Why bother with sewing when
you can buy the dresses here al
most as cheap as the material.
Children's dresses 3 tP 6 4 to
14 years Nicely made long or
short sleeves Price 4-0, 50, 59c
Children's dresses made ot amos
keag gingham beautifully made
size 6 to 14 same price or last
year only 98c
You cau always find a big
selection of white and colored
crochet threads here
J & P Coats and American Maid
silk finish crochet cotton
6 spools for 25c
J & P Coats O N T mercerized
tatting thread all numbers 5 to 80
10c a bail
CMC, American Maid, Star,
Columdia, Royal Society and its
tatting threads in white and
colors for 10c a ball
Always trade at'
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. HOW BROWN HAS FARED.
I Chubha Have you heard Brown'a
llatest joke ?
1 imbDe xes, it s ratner worse
jthan the other one he had. Judge.
j WHEN PROPERLY DRIVEN.
Knicker The camel cannot pass
(through the needle s eye.
Bockgr But the reindeer have no
trouble getting through.
'Well, what did you get on Christ
kecount was overdrawn."
Lottie He wore my photograph
over his heart, and it stopped the
Tottse I'm not surprised, dar
ling, it would stop a clock. Sketch.
"lightning rods are like waiters."
"How is that r
"They won't give good service un
less they are well tipped.
"The manager did that singer a
great favor when he gave him a rec
ommendation as to his singing."
"I should say so. It amounted to
indorsing his notes."
IiUes to Creditors.
Having qualified as executors of the
! last Trill and testament of Mrs M Lou
tk' -fwv T,V W wriu. in fcu uo nj u persona
f110 J-iU"i having claims as ainat tne saia aeced
COSSIP OF A HAPPY HOME.
ect to file an itemized, verified state
ment of same with the under signed on
ox before tha 26 th day of January, 1918
or this notice will be pleaded in bar of
their recovery. Perrons indebted to
"Hia wife always gets the' last fin.id ea-ate are notified to make prompt
kroid j settlement.
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chimney to remove when U
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ROWAN HARDWARE & MA
The old established line of Johnston
Harvesting Machinery, the Bed Rook
Island Drag Harrow, the Sunny South
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Sulky Plow is being continued; a stock
of which we have in our warehouse at
this time. These farming tools are so
well and favorably known to the farm
ers of Rowan and adjoining counties that we feel it is only
necessary to remind them of the approach of spring when
the cultivating of the soil requires these implements. There
never has been on this market machinery that 4s better
adapted for the land in this section, and in the purchase of
any of the above named machinery you can be assured of
not only getting the best that can be obtained, but some
thing that will really do your business.
Don't wait until the very day you
need farming machinery but let us have
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misrepresentation or otherwise, you
will confer a favor on us by making
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