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Wednesday* July 29, 1925
U , INSTITUTION- I
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*o*^f*M, department stokes
JO-54 South Union Street. Concord, N. C.
676 Stores in 44 States —
105 New Stores in 1925
Word has come from our officials In New
York that 10S new Stores will be added to
our Nation-Wide Institution this year.
Several Stores will be opened in States
where heretofore we have not been repre
sented, namely, Maine, Massachusetts and
Rut four States now remain that are not
f resent in our retail family—Delaware,
lorida, Rhode Island and Vermont.
676 Department Stores in 44 States, which,
it is estimated, will do a business of approxi-. ''
mately $90,000,000 this yearl
To you, this means a tremendous buying
strength resulting in your saving money here
in our low prices.
We Close Every Thursday Afternoon Until September Ist
DUKE MAY GET HOLD OF
OLD CAROLINA CENTRAL!
Is Rumored That Negotiations Have j
Been Going on With Seaboard Air i
Winston-Salem, July 28. Latest'
rumors in connection with railroad de-1
velopment by the Duke interests exten
sive operations than any yet in this
state, have to do with more reported.
It is said to be rumored in eertain
seetions that the Duke interests have
been negotiating with the Seaboard Air
Line with the object of acquiring the
old Carolina Central line front Char
lotte to Wilmington, now owned by the
Seaboard Air Line, and convert the road
into an electric line and in that way
furnish the Duke interests with direct
water connection and give an outlet to
the entire section of Piedmont North
Carolina, if the proposed road is built
from Charlotte to this city. Not only
would the road be acquired, but rumor
has it that there would be other develop
ments along the line and that a section
that has-not been as greatly developed
as the middle part of the stae would be
given a.rgteater apportunity for ex- '
, t >
r Why are the Ainerican
people so far ahead
WHEREVER world-travelers together, the amazing
comforts of Americans are sure to come in for discussion. Why
, is it that the average American lives like a king?
To be sure, he has more money to spend than any other per
son in the world, but then he insists on spending it to bring bet
ter living to himself and family. Who knows what a sutble, but
influential, part advertising plays in putting the American people
Advertising, by showing us new and better things, keeps us
from being satisfied with “well enough.”
Advertising, by making us want more, wakens the springs of
action within us to get more. American advertising is a pretty
substantial explanation of American advancement.
Read newspaper advertisements. They call you to better things. *
jiLL. i" • —■■■ »■
pansiou. especially towards the coast,
j The road known to those living along
the line as the old Carolina Central
runs from Wi’mington to Charlotte, a
distance of a little over 200 miles, and
the eastern part of the road from Ham
let to Wilmington, a distance of about
100 miles, has never been especially re
garded by the Seaboard, judging from
the road and its operation. In recent
years the rooad. however, has been
greatly improved ns compared with
former years but comparatively little
freight is handled over the system to
be a deep water terminal. The acquiring
of the road by the Duke interests wonld
unbottle the piedmont section, ns goods
can be brought from northern ports t 6
Wilmington nt a remarkably low rntae
ns comparts] with rad : transportation,
blit the trouble has beethtb get the goods
from Wilmington to interior points.
Though the naked eye can see only
three or four thousand stars, the tele
scope--mid the photograph prove that
there are really 30 or 40 billion of
them, or 20 times as many ns there gre
; living people on the earth.
Last Message by Mr. Bryan
Defense of Tennessee Law
Dayton, Tenn.. July 28.—The nnti-ev- 1
olution speech, in the delivery of which
William Jennings Bryan hoped to make |
his “supreme effort." today was given the.
world, despite the fact that it's author's
lips had been scaled by death.
It is Bryan's exposition of religions
faith nnd indictmeitt of the evolutionary
hypothesis, set forth in all his br-lliant
eloquence and sparkling phraseology.
In it Christianity is held up as the on
ly means by which "the problems that
vex the heart and perplex the world" may
be solved. Evolution is branded as only
"millions of guesses strung together, dis
puting the truth of the Bible as the word
Address Never Delivered.
The address was to have been deliv- '
ered in the trial of John T. Scopes, con-1
v'eted of violating Tennessee's law pro
-hibitiug the teaching of evolution in its
schools, but by agreement between coun
sel closing arguments were dispensed
with. Then the great Commoner prepar
ed to deliver the address at an early date,
when it would have been released for
publication throughout the country. But
tonight he lies silent within a bronze cas
Following the death of her husband
Sunday, Mrs. Bryan placed the speech
in the handN of George F. MUton, presi
dent and editor of the Chattnnooga News,
a devoted friend of the Commoner, who
admired his courage nnd sincerity in his
last gfcnt buttle. Mr. Milton decided to
make the address public today.
"The right of the State to control the
public schools is affirmed ill the recent
decision in the Oregon ease, which de
clares that the State can direct what shall
be taught and also forb'd the teaching of
nnything 'manifestly inimical tp the pub
lic welfare’,” Mr. Bryan asserted. “The
above decision goes even farther and de
clares that the parent not only has the
right to guard the religious welfare of
the child, but is in duty bound to guard
Didn't Originate in Bigotry.
After adding that it was hardly neces
sary to state that the anti-evolution law
did not have “its origin in bigotry.” Mr.
Br.van asked "what right has a little ir
respnnsible oligarchy of self-styled intel
lectuals to demand" colltrol of the schools
of the United State*, which twenty-five
millions of children''afe being educated
at an annual expenditure of nearly two
Further discussion of legal phases of
tile case and the evidence introduced by
the State then was given by Mr. Bryan,
who then declared that Tennessee did not
undervalue the service rendered by sci
"Religion is not hostile to learning;
Christianity has been the greatest patron
learning has ever had,' he continued. “But
Christians kno\y. tjiat tfce ‘fear of the
Ixird is the beginning ,of wisdom.’ now
just ns in the past,' 'anil they, therefore,
opposg the . teaching of guesses that en
courage godliness among the students.
Further on :
“Christianity welcomes trufh from
THE CONCORD DAILY TRIBUNE
| whatever source it comes nnd is not
jafra’d that any real truth from any source
i can interfere with the divine truth that
. comes by inspiration from God himself.
It is not science to which Christians ob
ject, for true Nciencc is clusHified knowl
edge, nnd nothing therefore enn be scien
tific unless it is true.
"Evolution is not truth; it is merely I
an hypothesis—it is millions of guesses I
strung together. It hud not been proven ]
in the days of Darwin * * *
"Chemistry is an unsurmountab'.e ob
stacle in the path of evolution. It is one j
of the greatest of sciences; it separates'
atoms —isolutes them and walks about]
them, so to speak. If there were in na- j
j ture a progressive force, an internal urge,
| chemistry would find it. But it is not
| there. All of the !12 original elements are
•separate and distinct; they combine in
fixed and permanent proportions. Water
is H-2() and it has been from the begin
ning, It was here before life began and
has never changed. Neither can it be
shown that anything else has materially."
In support of his position, the follow
ing excerpts arc noted in the Commoner's
"There is no more reason to believe
that man descended from some inferior
animal than there is to believe that a
stately mansion has descended from a
"Resemblances ale not proof—they -im
ply put us on inquiry.
"There is a spiritual gravitation that
draws all souls toward heaven, just as
surely as there is a physical force that
draws aii matter on the surface of the
earth towards the earth’s center.
“Mdse of tlie people who believe in ev-
olution do not know what evolution 1
“Whatever may be said in favor of I
teaching evolution to adults, it surely is
not proper to teach it to children who are
not yet able to think.
"Evolution not only offers no suggest
ion as to u creator, but tends to put the
creative act so far away as to east doubt
upon erdqtXoH itself.
"While ‘it is shaking faith in God as
a beginning it is also creating a doubt as
to heaven at the end of the life.
“Christ has made of deatli a narrow
star-lit strip between the companionship
of yesterday and the reunion of tomor
row; evolution strikes out £he stars and
deepens the gloom that enshrouds-ithe
“Before accepting a new philosophy of
life, built upon a materialistic founda
tion, we have reason to demand some
thing more than guesses.
Indictment of Evolution.
“Our first indictment against evolu
tion is that it disputes the /truth of Ihe
Bible account of man's creation and
shakes faith in the Bible as the word of
“It (evolution) not only contradicts the
Mosaic records to the beginnings of hu
man life, but it disputes the Bible doc
trine of reproduction according to kind—
the greatest scientific principle known.
“Our second indictment in that the ev
oluHonarjr hypothesis, carried to is logi
cal conclusion, disputes every Vital truth
’■ of the Bible. Its tendency, natural, if not I
. inevitable, is to lead those who really ac
cept it. first to agnosticism and then to
"He (Darwin) drags man down to the
brute level, nnd then, judging man by
brute standards, he questions whether
man's mind can be trusted to deal with
God anil immortality !
“The people of Tennessee have been
patient enough; they have acted none too
soon. How can they expect to protect
society, even the church, from the influ
ence of agnosticism and atheism if they
permit the teachers, employed by taxa
tion, to poison the minds of the youth
with this destructive doctrine?
A Fa be Philosophy.
“Another indictment of the evolution
ary hypothesis is that if taken seriously
anil made tiie basis of a philosophy of
life, it would eliminate love and carry
man back to u struggle of tooth anthclaw.
"Evolution is a bloody business, blit
civilization tries to make it a pink tea.
“If civilization 1s to botfcaved from
the wreckage threatened ,by intelligence
not consecrated by love it must be saved
by the moral code of the meek and lowly
Formal Opening of New Highway.-' j
Asheville. July 28. —Organization to'cd
operate in a large way with the Atlanta-
Asheville motorcade, for formal opening
of’ the new highway connecting Atlanta
with western North Carolina, has been
Mayor J. H. Cathey lias been appoint
ed general chairman if arrangements,
He will be assisted by the presidents of
the civic clubs of' Asheville. A delega
tion of Asheville citizens, motoring, will
go to Atlanta on Sunday, September
13th, to act as an o cial escort sot
the Atlanta motorcade, leaving that.feitV
on Monday. September 14th and .reach
ing Asheville on the evening of Septem
Entertainment willl be provided en
route. The motorcade is under the aus
pices of the Atlanta Journal. The city
editor, Harlee Branch, and his party,
were here last week with a scout car.
THey were cordially received.
The Methodist Episcopal society of
Elkton, /Michigan, has solved the. prob
lem of' the small-town church' by pur
chasing a hotel building erected in boom
days and adapting the interior to their
purposes, retaining sufficient space for
present hotel needs.
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Gibson Dnu Store
BRYAN LAST OF GREAT
LEADERS OK POP I 'LI SM
William Allen White Says He Gave It
a Great Heart—The Brains Lay in
Salt Lake City, Ctah, July 28.—‘’The
death of W. .1. Br.van marks the passing!
of the generation of jiopulistx. leaders of i
the great cycle in the last two decades !
of American history that began witii ]
Gen. James B. Weaver, of lowa, in the
last seventies, and culminated in 1010 :
, with the Wilson administration." said j
i William Allen White, editor of The Em
t poria, Kansas, Gazette here today.
; “One by one the strong men developed
i by the idea of populism called variously |
greenbackers. progressives, liberals and j
| insurgents, has dropped doff. Roosevelt J
I Wilson, LaFollette, one by one. made,
j exit, anil now Bryan goes.
I "He is the last of the major figures j
of that movement. With his death Hie |
epoch definitely la closed 'and passes into
history and we are now ready for the '
next adventure in altruism in American j
politics. It is not due for another de
cade at least, but when it comes it will
be a part of a world movement.
"It was a fine adventure and now that
the leaders are off stage and the curtain
down, we may begin to estimate its mean
ing und significance.
"Bryan, the last living leader, con
tributed to it only the emotion of a!
great heart. The brains of the move
ment lay in others.”
RECORD FOR DRY WEATHER
Different Congregations Join in Prayers
for Rain—Crops Cut in Half.
Statesville. July 28. —The total defi
ciency of rain for this section for the
year, according to F. T. Meeacham, local
weather oboerver, is 15 -2 inches. Three
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share and our business is growing constantly. The reason for this is that car owners have
lUI found our location is convenient, our service prompt, efficient and courteous, our merchan
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H As a matter of fact, and we realize it sounds pretty strong, if every car owner in town who
■ is not buying from us, really knew what we had to offer, we’d come pretty close to having
H We honestly believe this, because w’re already selling to scores of the brainiest tire buyers
|| in town—smart people who look twice and think three times before they buy anything.
H If we can satisfy them and keep on doing it—we can please you, too.
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more days without rain and the present
July will hang up a record of being the
dryest July since the dawn of weather
history aml within the memory of the
1 present generation.
In Statesville during the month there
‘j’iias been nothing more than a “trace,’* a
[ | mere sprinkle of rain on three or four
j occasions during the* month, hardly
I j enough to measure. Xo month on rec
- 1; ord has ever equaled it, the nearest ap
; proa eh being 37 years ago. in 1888, when
'; I.OS inches fell.
“This extremely dry season adds much
I value to many cf our experiments in
| the value of conservations of moisture.”
said Mr. Meacham. “Crops are cut 50
per cent on account of the drought, but
[cotton is 'holding out well, having adapt
ed itself to dry conditions.”
| Realizing the seriousness of the situa
j tion. the churehes of Statesville joined
I I in a special prayer service for rain Sun-
I day night, at 8 o’clock, at Broad Street
1 j Methodist Church. Thp service was led
j by Rev. J. Ben Eller, pastor of the First
Baptist Church, and lasted for one hour.
The pastors of the various chure'lles of
the city joined in this most impressive
Wilson Believed in Evolution.
In 11122. when he was living in retire
ment in Washington. Woodrow Wilson
i write a letter to Prof. W. C. Curtis, of
the Cniversify of Missouri, in Which he
expressed his opinion on the theory of
evolution. “May it not suffice for me
to say in reply to your letter of August
2flth,’* the famous war President de
' q!pre<J. “that, of course, like every other
man of intelligence and education. I do
i beheve in organic evolution. It sur
prises me that at. this date such qnes
■ tions should be raised.** It is interest
-1 ing to note in this connection that Rev.
James Woodrow, the uncle, for whom
Wilson was named, was dismissed from
his chair at Soktto Carolina College and
* Theological Heminary for teaching evo
* lution. This was when Woodrow Wil
■ son was still in his teens. Although
Rev. Woodrow was reinstated the case
k was reopened he withdrew per
i manent’y from thirWminary. Woodrow
• Wilson, who was then a tsudent at Johns
Hopkins Cniversify, was highly indig
• nant over t'ie way his uncle had been
4-Yenr Old Drops Pistol, Killing
Greensboro. Ju v 28.—Worth Allen.
I aged two and one half years, was fatally
injured when a pistol which his four
, year old brother. Charles L. Allen, was
•handling was dropped at the Allen home
-•here this afternoon at 5 o’clock, the
| pistol being discharged and the bullet
entering the younger boys’ forehead. The
lad was taken to a hospital where he
1 died about 30 minutes after the acci
dent. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. J.
. Allen, are well known here. The funeral
; will be held tomorrow.
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