Tax OBABXiOTTT «]iWS.. DECEMBER 3.1911
Social and Personal
By MRS. J. P. CALDWELL)
Two lovers bad I. Now both are dead,
Aud both are marked by tombstones
The oue ttanda in the churchyard near.
The other hidden from mortal sight.
The name men may read,
Aud loarn who lies beneath the
The other name is written where
No eyes ‘‘an read it but my own.
On one 1 plant a living flower,
And cherish it with loving hands;
f shun the single withered leaf
That tells me where the other stands
To that wlilte tombstone on the hill
In summer days 1 often go!
From this white sjone that nearest
I turn me with unsuttered w-oe.
O, God. ! pray if love must die.
And make no more of life a part.
Let witness be where all can see,
And not within a living heart.
—May Mathews Adams.
Evadit^ Our Responsibilities.
There are times in all of our lives
trhen the mere thought of additional
responsibility seems more than we
can bear; when we feel that we are
carr>'inp just as much as we can stand
and that another drop will fill our
cup to overflowin.c. V> do not stop
to consider that there are few per
sons comparatively who are forced
to shoulder more moral responsibility
than they can well endure. It Is a part
of the divine plan to apportion our
burdens in proportion to our powers
of endurance, and It is a weakling, in-
de^ d. wlio continues to believe for any
lenu?h of time that his share of re-
Fp- nsibility ia beyond his moral ca*
facity. It may seem at times that it
requires the most deep-seated faith
to remain steadfast under trial, but
the faith that cannot stand siith a
te>t i>= scarcely worthy the tiame. We
»re p!a::e'’ in this world to work out
our salvation, and the sorrows and dis
appointments and tribulations which
rc ponsibllity sometimes bring* are
hut the means to this end. We seem
almost to look upon ourselves as be-
ip?T8 of such delicate workmanship, that
The leaht mental or physical jar will
break us into pieces too small to be
reset, an occurrence which to some
of our ways of thinking, at least,
would prove a calamity to th« world at
l:*rge. The fact Is. however, that we
Hi-e moulded of too tough a clay not
i.o be able to withstand the innumera
ble iars and breakages which it is
our lot .0,suffer. The Great Potter
knew whs* He was about when He
moulded us into life, and we may be
•itfe that He worked into our ooxnpoci-
tion those qualities w'hich were ne
cessary to our future moral and phy
sical welfare. A sudden shock doea
not necessarily precipitate a catastro
phe. nor doea an actual break mean
the end of everything. The experiences
that either one brings only serve to
strengthen our powers of resistance as
well as those ot endurance, besides
making us more self-controlled and
less afraid of what the future may
hold for us.—Editorial Charleston
News and Courier.
Miss Mabel Belk, a daughter ot
Dr. John Belk, of Monroe, who is a
student at the Presbyterian College
went home last night to remain until
Mr. and Mrs. G. Wfl. Cary, of Con
cord, spent yesterday In the city.
They were on the rounds, Christmas
MR. AND MRS. WEAVER
Mr. and Mrs. John Van Alstyne
Weaver and their younger son, Mast
er Randolph, will arrive in Charlotte
between the 20th and 25th to spend
the remainder of the winter. Mr. and
Mrs. Weaver live In Chicago, but
they purpose In their hearts to be
lake dw’ellers hereafter only • in tne
summer. Charlotte is to be their
winter home. Mr. Weaver bought a
lot at "Club Acres” and intends to
build there. Until he and Mrs. Weav
er secure a house they will be at the
The pretty bunch of girls who
came home from Passlfern. at Un-
colnton, to spend Thanksgiving, will
return to school this afternoon. The
personnel of the bunch is: Misses
Aarah Jenkins, Kitty Constable Kve-.
lyn Blake. Amy Colt, Katherine M^-
Donald, May Ixindon and Alwild Van-
WRITES FROM CHINA.
From a letter written by Miss Mil
dred Watkins, missionary from the
Presbyterian church in China,
friends, the extracts, which will
terest her host of friends here,
“Yesterday, Sunday, (Nov. 5.) there
was great excitement, and many peo
ple fled, but there w'as no real danger,
as we supposed would happen. Feast
ing has gone quietly over to the Rev
olutionaries without a blow. The white
flag of the rebels is seen everywhere—
I think -the thing was done last night.
Some say it is being done right now,
the oflicials handing over their au
thority to the rebels,
“Its wonderful If such a thing has
“Its wonderful if such a thing has
been done without bloodshed. All
i^ going on and we are as quiet
and peaceful as if the great Revolu
tion were turning the old Empire up
Miss AVatkins is stationed at Teas-
ling, also Rev. aud Mrs. J. M. Blain,
and Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Hudson are
now in this country.
MrV J. H. Spence, wife of Postmas
ter Spence, w ho has been at the Sana
torium for' several weeks will returi\
to her home today, Her many friends
will be glad to know that she is prac
MRS. GATTLING TO
The Elizabeth Circle of the Barium
Springs Orphanage work will meet to
morrow afternoon at 4 o'clock with
with Mrs. E. P. Gatling at her home.
No. 3, Phifer avenue.
IF YOU PLEASE
The managers of the Alexander
Home are expecting a large attend
ance at the tea they are to give it the
residence of Mrs. E. L. Keesler, 18
East Morehead street, Tuesday, 4
to 6 o’clock.
Every one is familiar with the
good work being done by these w’omen,
and. in this way. a pleasing opportimi-
ty is given to art interested to help
them provide the little'ones with the
needs of winter.
After all, it is the little things in
life that count, so. If each of us cong
tributes even a little bit to this cause,
the aggregate will meaii much to the
inmates of the home.
The managers desire it understood
that gentlemen also are expected, knd
its up to them to see that they too
show their appreciation of this work.
A salad course will be served.
A thorouffhly enjoyable affair was
the birthday diimer that Mr. John A.
Berryhill |md his daushter, Mies Irma,
gave W'^ednesday In honor of Mrs. Ber
ryhill. The dinner was a surprise to
Mrs. Berryhill., She knew nothing
of it until the guests arrived. Miss
Berryhill ^aa assisted by Miss Alba
The guesta were Mrs, Berryhill’s
brothers and sisters, Mr. and Mrs. J,
H. Weam, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Weam,
Mr. and Mrs. O W Wearn, Mr and
Mrs. A. C. Summerville, and Mr and
Mrs. J. T. McGee .
The Bessie Dewey Book Club had
an interesting meeting Friday with
Miss Elizabeth Chambers. Miss Mary
Armand Nash is the next hostees.
Mrs. C. B. Mason is to have as her
guest, her sister, Mrs. Glenn, who
comes Wednesday from. Saranac Lake,
N. Y., where she has been for a year
on account of her health. During her
Absence her children have been with
Mrs. Mason. Mrs. Glenn will spend
some time here. « /
MISS KLUTT2 '
Miss Lottie Kluttz , of the Presby
terian College, left yesterday to
spend several day« Wit^h liliss Louise
Morrow, of Munroe.
Two bright, attractive girls from
.^he Presbytferian College, Missee Ruth
l^an Story and Miss Elizabeth Hill,
were the inspiration of a dance which
was given in thmr honor last night at
Monroe where they went to spend a
couple of days. They return to col
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Miss Luc.v Oates has a charming
guest In Miss Madge Webb, of Shel
by. Miss Webb arrived yesterdav af
ternoon. She will be with Miss Oates
for a week or ten days.
Mrs. J. P. Quarles has with her
for at least a week longer, her moth
er, Mrs. H. 8. Gilleylen, of Aber
deen, Miss. The family party will be
complete by the arrival, the latter
part of the week, of the young broth
er, Mr. Houston S. Gilleylen, who
comes from Washington and Lee to
spend Christmas with Mrs. Quiirtes.
THIS MORNING. ^
Misses Anne P^rks and Selene
Hutchison wih arrive home from New
York this morning. They have been
absent three weeks.
Mr. B, C. Tirrell, manager of Kress’
store, has rented Mr. A. M. Youngs
pretty new residence near Elizabeth
College, and he and hia wife will take
posaession at once.
Keep the dedica^on with gladness;
both with thanksgiving and slBging.
Miss Katherine Mason, also of the
college, spent the Thanksgiving holi
days with her parents in Gastonia.
Misses ^Margaret Moore, of York-
vllle, Atwood ■ Hunt, and Marie
Silver, of Morganton, who have been
visiting Mrs. J. B. Bowien left for their
resi)€ctive homes ^^day.
Mrs. I. W’. Faison has returned from
Shelby, where she spent the past
week at a very enjoyable house party
given by Mrs. R. L. Bybum. There
were eight other ladies in the party.
AT HOME. $
Mr. William J. Brown arrived in the
city last night to spend a few days
with his father, Mr. P. M. Brown. Mr.
Brown has Just returned from New Or.-
leana where he went as a member of
the Washington and Lee football team
which played Tulane there 'on Thanks
Mr. Brown will'return to Washing
ton and Lee Tuesday.
AFTER THE^ ^
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Coddington are
expected home from Richiiiond this
mornidg. They attended the great
game last week.
(By the Librarian.)
With the approach of the Christmas
season co^es the problem of the s^lec-
t^on of Cferis-tmas gift^ We spend
many hours pondering over what we
shall give our relatives and friends.
Frequently, we decide upon a book,
and congratulate ourselvee upon a
happy choice.' But here we are confront
ed with the question of “which” book,
'ihe wise selection of books is an art
that few possess, and is dependent
upon a knowledge of the pwson lor
whom the gift i» intended, and upon
a knpwtedge of books.
Ajt' this time of the year, every pub
lishing hoi^se issues attractive pam
phlets giving annotated lists of Christ
mas books, and the local book stores
present numerous books in bright
bindings. One is bewildered by the
various titles, and is more than apt to
come to the conclusion that a book
rcruires more thought than any other
gift one can make.
We hear frequently of well-intention
ed \relatives sending a copy of “Pil
grim’s Progre#” to a boy who cares
only for pirates, soldiere and daring
adventures. A man who would enjoy
Mark Twain is presented with Brown
ing’s Poems. A woman is given a vol
ume of Maeterlinck’s plays,\to whom
“The Rosary” would be a source of
much pleasure. Such blunders^ can be
avoided with a little care and fore
To aid in the selection of^hooks as
Christmas gifts, the library will Issue
soon in pamphlet forin a list of books
for gifts to children. Ihese pamphlets
will be free, and can be had upon ap
plication at the library as soon as they
Below^ is given a list of late fiction
from which selections can be made
for gifts to men, and women, and
next Sunday a list of biography . and
travel wil be given.
Cacheller—Keeping Up With -Liz
Daviess—Ro&e of Old Harpeth.
Locke—Glory Of Clementina, •
Wiggin—Mother Carey’s Chickens.
Wright—Winning Of Barbara Worth.
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The Carnegie Library of Greensboro
has issued a very complete reading
list on Robert Browning. It xas
prepared Tor the use during the Brown
ing lecture course now being given
under the auspicesr of the literature de
partment of. the W^oman’s Club of
Greensboro by Prof. W. C. Smith, dean
of the State Normal and Industrial Col
Popular election of senators, restric
tion of immigration, increased navy
and parcelq^ post have been among the
subjects of debates for which the li
brary has furnished material during
the put week.
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"The Money Moon,” a new novel by
the author of “The Broad Highway,”
Mr. Jeffrey Famol, hag recenUy been
purchased, by the library. It is a charm
ing roqyince, with the usual elements
of a man, a maid, and a summer 'moon«
but with a rather unusual, but with a
rather unusual setting, and very good
character delineation. How the man
discovers Arcadia and secures _ it for
his own, is told in a very pleasing man
ner. It is not as long a book as “Tbe
Broad Highway,” but will doubtless be
just |us popular. /
The ismie of books for home ' use
during November numbered 3,089, an
increase of over 500 from that of
last November. The attendance in
the reference and^ reading rooms was
1581, the largest number since De
cember, 1907. Even these figures fail
to give any idea of the ifmount of
reference work done at the libriyy
during the past month.
Two meetings—onft d^art^iieiitai
the other general-^will interest the
members of the Woman’s Club this
The Department of Literature will
meet Tuesday with Mrs. E. L. Ma^op.
The quotation for the day will. be
“What is science, riglitly known?
’Tis the strength of life alone.”
THE WEDDING RING
When a man it incensed is he inatl.
fled in exclaiming: *‘Hoty amoke?*’
The wedding ring has not always
been the plain circle of gold nowa
days associated iwth its name, writes
Robert Snowden. In ancieot days It
was richly set with gems and worn
on the first fing^ of the right hand.
The Christian era brought about the
wearing of the wedding ring on the
thfrd finger and the popuplar super
stition about the “ring finger” says
that a vein runs direct from It to the
The real reason is probably a re*
liglous one. The priest who performed
the marriage rite used to put the ring
first on the thumb saying: “In the
name of the Father,” on the first fin
ger he said, “And the Son,’^#ic»i the
second, “Aand the Holy Ghost.^ When
the “amen” was reached with the
third finger the ring was put on to
A wedding which will be marked
^y quietnesia, but notable intereat, will
be that of Miss Anne Lotiise Hutchf-
son and Mr. Julian F. Lummus,
nesday evening. The ceremony wlttl
be performed at the residence Of the
brio’s mother, Mrs. Andrew C. Hutch
ison, on West Trade street, at 8:30,
Rev. Harris Mallinckrodt, rector of
St. Peter’s Episcopal church, ofiiciat-
Owlnjg to the family being in mourn
ing the wedding will be characterized
with simplicity ol detail. There will
be no attendants. The bride will be
given aw^y by hen| brother, Mr. An
drew Hiitcbison, wLo arrives from
New York Tuesday morning,
Mr .and Mrs. E. S. Lummus, of Co-
lumbus, Ga., ..«unt and ■uncle of the
groom, and their daughter. Miss Mar
ion Lummus,' will attend the wedding.
Miss Lummus arrived-yesterday,
and Mrs. Lummus come Tuesday.
The bride'' will wear a beautiful
goWn of ivory satin with elaborate
gamiturea of real lace. Immc^ately
after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs.'lium-
nqus leave on an extended bridal trip.
ThanA^agiving un^ Christmas calls:
*'Shak^ hands ^ross this keen^ col|C
^ Program for the day:
The Poet As a Man of Science—
Mrs. Edifrin Howard.
“Iphginia, as One -of the Npblest
Monuments to his Genius.”—Mts. A. C.
Selection: “Closing Scene of the
Poem ’—Mrs. Janies 0. Gardner, Mrs.
T. F. Costner, Mrs. H. G. Harper.
Roll Call—^Quotation from “Iphigen-
Mrs. J. J. Hutchifloh and children,
who are visiting Mrs. Hutchison’s sis
ter, Mrs. Herbert Battle, in Montgom
ery, Ala., will return this week.
Mrs. John Howze, of Chester, S. C.,
is here on a visit to her sister,' Mrs.
Minna Le Grand.
Mr. and Mrs. Locke Erwin, of Con
cord, spent Friday here. Mr.‘ Erwin
is one of the most prominent men in
the state, He^ is a member of one of
the foremost families. He has been
Miss Irene Perkins, the attractive
daughter of Mr. A. N. Perkins, pro
prietor of the Central r Hotel, will re
turn from Greensboro tomorrow. She
went there for Thanksgiving.
Mrs. J. P. Caldwell has returned to
ther Central Hotel after ^ spending the
greater part of the wgek with Mrs. D.
P. Hutchison and Mrs.“E. T. Garsed.
MR. ANir MRS. SIMMONS
TO KEEP HOUSE
Mrs. C. E. Harrison, of No. 1 East
Vance street has gone to Florida to
spend several months. During her ab
sence Mr."and Mrs. F. M. Simmons
will occupy the Harrison home.
On The Way
The Charlotte men, Messrs. D. P.
Hutchison. McMayer, C. H. Wolfe, W.
M. Long, J. P. Beatty and E. J. and S.
E. Finley, all prominent road builders,
who went to Savannah as guests of
the Indiana Refining Company, alohg
with the distinguished body of engin
eers, told in yenerday’s News ot their
The Thanksgiving menu brought
backxgivea good evidence 4}f the fact
that ttey fared sumptuously en route.
This ik it:
Liquid Asphalt Cocktail /
Celery Savannah Bay Oysters Olives
Totmg Georgia Turkey—Chestnuts
Baked Yams New Potatoes
Persimmons Stewed Cairots
Roquefort Cheese, Toasted Crackers
pumpkin Pfe, . .. English Plum
Wlmt is ours of the fullness of
great, store, ' ..•'i-
Is more than enough to be thankful for
Best wishes for a Happy^ Thanksgiv
To Diss^ fhe
Stul 2 iwsi Also
Trfeiiton, N. J., Dec. 2. The i^ext
step here' in the suit of thife govern
ment against the United States Steel
Corporation to dissolve the trust will
be made Monday. Thia will be the
filing of appearances by aH of the de
fendants, who number about/stxty, in
cluding the Steel Corporatloa, all the
subsidiary corporations, s^h M the
CiU’&egie Steel Company, th^ Federal
Steel Compuiy, and Other concerns;
also such indi^duals a.
Rock^ellttr. Aatdrew Caarnegii M.
Schwab, HiW C. Frick and othwa.
The appeaSnces wfll he filed by
counsel, and hone of the di^tfBdants
will appear in person. The answer
of the defMidaotts to the bill fitsd In
the Unite® States circuit court by ihe
govemmont, charging it with being
Illegal combination, will be du« in
PAYS $100 FOR FIRST SMOKE.
Cincinnati. Dec. 2.—The price
George T. Poor, a prominent Cincin-
iMiti aUorftey, paid for his first cigar
was 1100, the money having been
handed over to the Children’s Home
(for Thanksgiving turkey. When Mrs.
Howell, his grandfluther, died, slie
left Poor a legacy ba cooditWtt that
he would not. taet^ iiiitogdca'tiBg. li
quors or use tobacTO in any fsxm
for a number of years. The time littit
has just expired, but Fdor deetlned
to struggle with the ethical quesmn
involved in ut^sg tobacco as com
pared with the*ultimate financial ben
efit to little children.
“I know that I would eiiJoy smoK-.
ing fully flOO worth and am glad
that the |100 goes to a place where
they will train boys not to ^oke, it
possible,” he said as he sent a cheek
in time for Thankseivine.
“MIS LAST POEM.”
“Riley’s last poem!” What’s that they
The papers are printin’ about him to
The hand that he wrote ’em with wHV
ered and ^rn.
His eyes seein’ dull through the wid
ows of morn, ^
His side'paralyzed, an’ him/ fittin’
All helpless and lonely-like in his arm
Riley’s last poem? Why, it can’t be
They’re surely mistaken! F’um every
The gods would be wingin’ to keep him
At least if the gods could be telegfaft
By the thoughts of the thousands of
people he’s won
To his heart by the other of his song,
and its sun!
Riley’s last poem! No more iringin’
fum him !^
Di-pen, but there’s somethin’ amakin’
• eyes dim
WhOTever I look found the room, an’
They read it themselves in the paper
And they seem to be dreamin’ us
somethin’ way off
In the distance, an’ ^learin’* ther
throats with tT c^gh. ^
Riley’s last poem! Lord, spare him
Tr give ua more sunshine and give us
To bring back old sweethearts, an’ Sof
ten ouF soul
With dreams of Aunt Mary’s, tjie bid
An’ poor Orphant Annie, th^ hired
roan, too, ^
And make it forever and ever untrue!
RHey’s last poem! Well, his last and
Are both sweet as heaven, an’ sweet
ly they’ll burst x
Around us forever whenever we see.
That shadow out there, with his ^an(^
on his knee,
His poor withered hand, with those
It’s not-Whitcomb Riley; it cannot be
ALIEN HOST SAILS FOR ITALY.
Steamer’s Steerage so Crowded 300
Are Left Behind on Pier.
New York^ Dec. 2.—The Cunarder
Ivernia sailed for Italy and Adriatic
ports with 2,079 in her steerage,
while 300, for whom there was no
room, were left on the pier. Manufac
tories are shutting down in different
parts of the country, some railroads
are dropping their projected exten
sions for thep resent, various mills
have decided to run on only halt
time, public works and improve
ments come to a standstill in winter,
and the uncertainties always attend
ing the season before a presidential
election 'make employers cautious.
Between January 1 and September
20 this year 450,670 persons stepped
pttrcell’s I Women’s Garments of Quality |
^re Being Successfully Revealed
this Week By
Miss Strickland, nation,
ally renowned corsetiere,
has won her way img
hearts of thoubands ot
women by hrindng out
tlie beauty lines ot their
So to show onr anpre-
elation of your iiatronage
Nwe have at a large ei.
pense secured her ser
vices for this week only,
to give you personal ad-
Let her show you
how YOUR figure can be
equally as attractive as
the figures of other wo
men you have often ad-
from thfe steerage quarters of ships
upon American soil, less than two-
thirds of those who came' in the cor
responding period in 1^10. The num
ber who went eastward third cl^ss
was 300,400, or a little more than
two-thirds of those who came. The
normal ebb is said to be only
percent of the flow. The ebb began in
Tri«ute to Retiring Sommissionet
Atlanta, Dec. 2.—The state raiircjJ
commission has presented a ragn'frl
cent silver pitcher to Obadiah a|
Stevens, who retires thi week froal
service. The pitcher is jilain asdl
very heavy, with the simple inscM
tion, “Hon. O. B. Stevens, from tml
railroad commission of Georgia, D«,|
Here’s a List of Things For
FOR WIVES, SISTERS
Ring, Sewing l«t
e Gla«e Caa*
e Glass Chains
W^st Pin Set
Cameo, Ring or
Chatelaine Pin ■
Fob ‘ ' :
Pfst P)n Hsitfer
Hair -Brush >
HUSBANDS, BROTHERS OR GOOD
Bill Book .
Book Rack '
Cigar Cuttsr ^
FOR THE HOME
CoHi MiMt ^srk
Sugar and Cretrssr
Child's Set, K. P. 4 fpoStt
Comb snd Bmsh
Set ef pins
A Little Msnsy Buys Much here, and the advantage is all with
thoset WHo c^ early.
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The Jewelry Store of Qusllty.