n, To Ele vat
and To v rn u so .
VOLUME 2. NUMBER 7.
All Oxford Shoes Must Go
A if I in onlrr to nuke litem j;o, we liavf cut the price from
1" to t irit. on e rrj air of Ox funis in the hous. You
imII m mill another jair f low-cut 1kms ljefon the sen son is
Take Advantage of
Men's Oxfords that
Men's Oxfords that
Men's Oxfords that
Ladies' Oxfords that
A in I so th .rims Tariff every air in the house to lie soM.
All tin latst style arvl all leathers to choose from. rry
ltirthis season's irotls, ami none lietter. We hantlle the fainou.v
Star SIhw. uhieh ilefy couiatition. Call early lfore the
numU'rs are jii ke oer.
GRAY GROCERY COMPANY
tVEKY THING IN GROCERIES.
IMC SOUTH S WHITE COAL
I Nture Proscects of this ImmcJUte
Sctloa of Ttortb Carolina Lnu-
hlit. ri ! in iliArlott lhrnu 1
Mr. William Whittam. dr., who
recently ins-ts the condi
tions at the Whitney (Miner plant,
on the Yadkin. gies it a a cer
tainty that the works will l com
pleted aixl in oMration by Jan
nary 1st. This is one of the
reHtet developments in the South
ail has cM aUnit ?.. ,mm.
The water is cineyisl from the
in; to the iwiuer Imuw mroucn i
i .1 ii
n .anal oxer four tiiilc in length t
row I alinr this canal a manufai
inir town is ling built. The'
plant will furnish electricity for!
thetai tories and mills in its own j
limn as well a to factories within
a radius of P miles. The start
ing of the Whitnev ulant will
mark another imirtant stp m
the industrial development of this
s.t tion of the Smth. Mr. Whit
lam gives his ideas as to the fu
ture orrisrts in an interview in
this morning's l)lseier.
w hu h u e copy :
that tlM -
I sill in lie wjMiiiwi. ... .
P.eilmont reirlon will domilMte the
t .1... (ii.ini.n
market in manuiai iumi
,1 , ,v,, r..v- il.-.
within the next lew oei-i
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I l.eliee IH31 ine w eioi-
nwMit of the water owers of tlie
..uth will olav no small iart in
ringing this-tn ikvss. the oulh
11 ...... 1 . .
t. -lav controls me worms mii'o
if raw cotton .tsti
t vjll a few dec-
orld's supply of
i.l.. I.fire the W
. 1 r Tl 1
tnanuiaciunsi ciniiMi j; -..-.. ..."
I..., .ontrtcrs of the textile trade.
from Held to factory, will U locat
ed si.uth of the Ma.s.iii and lixoii
Mr. Whittam reasons well ami
iust what he has pictured is com
ing to v. As to the imMrtant
lart playisl by cl.t tricity. he says
that "within a radius of H" miles
..f the Whitney 1 development are
many machine shois. furniture
factories., knitting ml cotton
mills. Not l.-vs than $ I.V 1.1 .'
is inesisl in cotton mills alone iu
this territory to say nothing of the
iew plant constantly Uing ere t
s. It has Uvu demonstrate!
that steam a. a inotie power can -tMt
ctMiiwte with eli-tri-ity either
in cfliciency or -st. Thercfon
llw inference is clear that a ready
sale will r force finiml as soon
s the Miwer is available.
F.ver town that wants a trolley
I Have Just Received A New Lot
My st. k of Window Shades is complete.
Z New lot of Kin Felt Mattresses and Springs.
Z Am looking for Two New lxts of Matting to arriie any day
2 Many thine toi numerous to mention here. J ust -call and
ssi my cmplete line.
t I s.dl l'ians of P styles ami one of the lst Organs on the
1 market, ami mv MOTTO, "Quick Sales anl Small lVolitsT
will sae you money. 1U sure to see me. Terms Kasy.
l'ricesj Very Iow.
These Low Prices
ucrc $3.50 now $3.00
were 3.00 now 2.75
were 2.50 now 2.25
were 2.00 now 1.75
line can have it and every town
that unnLs electric lights can have
them. A wonderful thing is the
South's white coal.
l."l I iIKIOU Cll!l-
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.lav .lufv 2 Ith
It i- unite certain that a
ni.iiiitv of our farmer an iii.t
. . I 1. . .
gemug a goou rcsim ir...u u . c r
lartmng umuutK a m ,H,-ii,ie
iimMii ini-r-joii; 1 in 1 r 1 11 in r iamr r
Fake f..r intanf our n at crop,
ei.rn. I ht the ' . .4l J N N I :icni oIjii!-
. . .
jn corn pr.luv what thev should!
I1! Ml U'l II 'IUM- 1 lldl IIH 1 .-llllllllll
. 1 ' 1 1 1 i
1 :in we in it i!u-ri-.iv4 the vn-lil !iiil '
.n.tlt l.v l.ff.-r "n.eth.-k"
I)o we ehet tlu-Mtsl in the Us-i I
wavf Io we plant the U-t vari
etief Are the riirht kinds andltl
amounts of fcrtilirers uil and
i- 1 1 t
, : MM
.i;l In ilu- In m
tivatioti the l-t and di.nc at
the le-.it eXclisef N the crop
harvested hi a t vurc the great
est feed taint- fnui it and at the
A, linn as the average vicld fr
State remains Ulow httceii
. - . .
in-r acre it i- iiTtain that
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1 in . f i 1 a' v
man r-r 1 1 1 ji.i? mucn 10
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learn aiui "niwmu i-.mhi.w
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on. tih that the Ut om 'Timer
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can also learn .-oineinmg aim mm.
1 . 1 - ... 1 . 1 1
improve hi- mcino.i.
ne of the farmers in-
tittlte i to discus ju-t Mich quo-
tion iclating tn corn eulture and
- imilar qut-tim. al-mt all other
.r..iw -in I f:irmite oiH'mtloUs
the farmers of thcn.untv will cs.me
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out and dw-Uss Mich question. with
a view of increasing their know!
slU' and impniving their farming
this institute mav U
aim- to the count v.
Wednesday afteriuMin the grand
jury filed into the Wake Cuiinty
Superior Court and handtnl to
Judge Ing several imlictments
among which was one charging l.
S. I'owland ami his wife, LillieM.
Rowland with the munler of C.
II. Strange, the former husband of
the female defendant.
Ilnn.lnsLiuf nsiple yearly ;o throiiKh
Twiili ful ..neratum mssll.-Hsly. U-csin'
they never tried .Man Zaii PileKeiuMy. J
It i put up in n h a form that it can
applied nulit wliere I lie irounie in-
It n-lifven the p-tin and hi rt.1i11111.it ion
It i fur any form of pilei. Irice .W
S4d hv Martin Iriii Co
j,. ir. -
wuk nonie is nnt in trie
lowing sugjretion ' anent the
1 or Us I rohliery here recently,
With the legal restrictions now p"ear"" "-Vs are cautioned net
thrown around banks, it is almost ri;!Y -1" l- .V1??8 AtlanU Constitution of June
impossible for them to fail
(cheat depositors out of their hard
earned cash. Then too. a bank is
recognized as the safest place in
which to place, valuables. Says
Tlie loss of $219 by beinir held
uif ami robUsl at Wadesboro is a
costly experieiK-e for the gentle-1 faction in moral communities has
man of Wininite. It renresentslnAvor l'n nin.J VrViAnMc
I. , . .
111 ArtUil Kncin.vc Hi.l mwi
-,'M,V. 1 :
Ije easily replaced. That incident
is another reminder that hnL
are the safest places for money.
those robbers could not have
, 11 1 1 1 t
u., uumus uianK cnecw oook
or even nn uninlorsed check with
excepi ior a lew hours, a tank
. I t i."
Hcom the reports current,
appears that a irreat manv oeonle
.i- , . . ... " ' .
uis,Mt, 10 comimu crimes, nave
found how easy.it is to arouse
symjmthy by nssociating in some
way a woman with the crime.
n, ifal;.ri. v. a
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certainlv U.lieve in mi-inn- 'tl,A
iscussuig a recent case.it siivs:
And Hunvan. the escaied
' t r
lank defaulter, olfers the ol(lLmr UQe .rM;.i
worn out excuse from the time of
dam: - It was the woman who
tempted me and I did eat. Tal -
levrand. who btlieveil n wonmn"
I . iihiv, uinnio
ask.nl -Who is the woman in the
casef Hut ninety-nine times out
of. a hundred, the woman did not
' tem ot the iiihii ti enimiiitt rimA
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ami 1 is cow aiin.v w try to sh.it
ni 10 ner snouiuers.
it to her shoulders
A 1.0NU time ago it was said by
famous politician, "the horse
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.1 e ,,
? Wi ( Ii A li'n i w .1 n
ctleral ollices, so much at
disposal of the Republican poll-
jtians, are disheil out it would seem
rt v tin 1 i wiei 11 r mn t lore f mm
the same point of view. Noting
lienn sheet at AMcrmarfe, the
Stanly Knterprisc has the follow
ing: "The fellow who gets the ost
otlice must run the iaper, said
one who is well-kiiown as an
pi runt for the Alberinarle M)st-
. . .1
; fi;... i.Iiini Thr (iovtfp mul In.
I'lllKI. . .I-"-" I
dex have bail their clay, and this
week The "Chronicle" is launched
as a successor to the past Repub
lican efforts and a bidder for fut
ure honors. That the ifiist-ottice
is to thus (tagged will bo inter-
estinir to manv. and since .Mr
Burleson, one of the owers of the
new sheet, is tin hot track for the
post-ortice, it mightlje well to know
if he had this in view when he 1k
came a. partner in the projierty
rights of the paper. All goes to
assure the would-be patrons that
the Chronicle is liorn of a mission
imlcddcd in mlitics, andnjtloubt
it will live through anothe cam
N man is ever despise! Jfor
working in Udialf of what lie
sincerely ladieves to lie the right.
True, it may sometimes apjear
fthat it is dangerous to stand up for
what one Udieves in, but in most
cases it is the hypocrite who is
getting the hart! kncks. I he
- T . "...
Evening Post, saik-
ifT of tlie destfh of a teuierance
Francis Muryhy. the great tem
peronce advocate, dieil in is -Angeles,
Cal., and during the funer
al services the saloons closed out
of rciecA.to his memory. It was
a tribute of resect honorable alike
to the living ami the dead. It
showed that Murphy had sjKiken
to the .reason am! not to the pas
sions of men. It showed that the
saloonkeeers themselves realize
that such an advocate strikes at
confessed evils, and that all class
es and conditions of men are bet
tered when men arc taught self
control, and the practice of tem
lerance. The value of any reform
is determine! by tlie iiermanent
results. The influence of Murphy
was far reaching. It awakened
the saloonkeeper ami all interests
connected with tlie liquor trade to
the eils of the lawless saloons; to
th discredit of the dives found
everywhere; to the use of the sa
loons as a refuge for the criminal
interests. In this time much has
been done to regulate the business;
rome of which regulation was
wise and sane, and some unwise,
but which taken together has
had a good effect,
HkukV how Our Home bids its
friends to a feast ami at the same
time admonishes them as to how
"There will be a picnic at Ash
craft mill, in south Marshville
township, on Saturday, July 20th.
If you cau't go yon are invited to
send a hand with your basket oT
rations. Old maids and others
who are not satisfied with their Prohibition Did Prohibit
natural complexion are requested
1 . i
i wouk an en sunpiy
Tol - face
re - ish the stock as fast as tt is
moved by perspiration. Eighteen
and sr. re th m.,! il .L-o
to scare the mules and make
spirit seems to be irrowinz stead
riVCKrwiiEBB the temperance
ilv and esneriillv whoro mUhg entitlel to a nlaee Imone crreat n,Sner wages
" - ' "
a & km . m, r i a
iMr uie peopie anu gives sails
" . - -j-i.-... vjm-ui a. i iui nwo
or the grow ng d sfavor to the
I .- . . . .
suloon ,s seen in ine ract
Uiat leading politicians and news
naners all over the eountrv
1 I "
making bo I.I to stpn out oin
- Lnji -o t,:
is "-"" W,WI ?ry oiner rerorm
I . I l -
muiemcni, many cranKS enlist
but this is no excuse for nnv mnn
it to turn lrt nd no tr m.n ;n
,i it : a.u :n.i
aira nst the sa oon is on and Sli
bury is showing some evidences of
,lktisfHinn A bill nc iw,an
hntrl..ewl ;n t,:.
I. . .
Mature to unve saloons from the
.: A . .
t. I .. J "
i , 1 1 1 1 n- sraie. it is trraLi rvincr m
coa tla mon.r . . . ,
i ' 1.1 1 aioiui iiinii i i7i uiiiuidiL
I i.:.. : ir
on ii t w mniiii i.iii i 1 11 i 1 1 iiiiii
Ick Craiir. a candidate for rov
Li . n- i. i
. . . Bw 143
wing opposed to the saloon. 1 his
is nuite a contrast to the wav manv
oU I run 1.1 v; I ai 13 llUlit; IIIC HI-
I KLCl ir . FY 1 1 1 1:' III Ll Ii: l LUH-
L: . i ,, 0. n
"fc ""'" i ' TSU11C
4 prohibition campaign was for
maIv )en(Hj in Asheville Sunday
nicrht when Gov. Glenn addressed
ftn audience of about 2, (XX) and
was enthusiastically cheerd ' when
,n ,lnn,,,,l K
Uioc (ilenn Intrl,,! U
1 uur x 1 iicuniu, w yj Ntiu lit" ad
any form and would fight the evil
until every inch of North Carolina
soil was under the protection of
prohibition. Judge Pritchard said
that Go. ""Muc:etf)ft& ttie
exetiVScmce, and he congratul
eted the ieople of the State, that
there is in the office a man who
has the courage of his convictions
ami who is on the right side of
every moral question. The indi
cations are that the liquor element
jn Asheville will have the light of
if II t Cl
Is speaking of newspaper adver
tising, an exchange lifts this to say:
'. npu'ciMiipr has ..0()0 readers
forPaci, 1 .)o)sulscriljers. A mer-
chant who puts out 1,000 handbills
gets jiossibly 300 or 400 people to
read them that is, if the boy who
is trusted to distribute them does
not chuck them under tlie side
walk. The handbills cost as much
as a half-column advertisement in
the home paper. All the women
and girls and!; half the men and
boys read the advertisement. Re
sult: the merchant who uses the
newspaer has 3,500 more readers
to each thousand of the pair's
readers. There is no estimating
the amount of business that adver
tising does lring to a merchant,
but that each dollar invested in ad
vertising brings to the investor
somewhere from $20 to $100 worth
of business, there can be no doubt."
And it is all true, too. Adver
tisements, legitimate ones, are no
small ipart of a newspaiers make
up. .1 he writing ot mem ponrays
much literary skill and knowledge
of human nature. Then, too, they
keep the public informed in many
ways, and are usually an, index
showing who is doing the business
of the community.
Tbe Stint of Second-Hand Criticism.
Cntcism seems to grow in iower
to hurt in direct projiotion to its
distance from tlje origiual. source.
It is dangerous enough at its best,
when si)ken face to face in love
and tactfulness; but when it be
comes second-hand, and reaches
the Gnc criticised ih an indirect
way, it has usually lost in its love
and gained in its sting during the
journey. We cannot control the
crticisms of ourselves that reach
us in this thoughtless or cowardly
fashion: but we can see to it that
we never have, any iart in thus
hurting others. Two simple rules
will insure this: resolutely refuse
to pass on a criticism of another
that has come to our ears; if we
have any criticism of our own to
make, make it directly to tlie one
needing it, and never mention it
to another soul; Sometimes we
shall find that if we forbid our
selves second-hand criticising, the
criticism will not be made at all.
Pinenlea are for the Kidneys and
Bladders. They bring quick relief to
backache. rneomatiRin. lomtmgo. nrea,
worn -out feeling. They prod ace natural
action of the kidneys in filtering waste
i.mttr out of the blood. 80 days' treat
ment $1.00. Money refunded if Pineules
are not satisfactory. caa oy juarun
N. C, JULY 16, 1907.
re - Henry Grady proved the truth
- of this assertion in the following
toj editorial which appeared in
'era '7'' Jufl ' nonlus aIIf
188, just eighteen months
aiwn uau uwn voieu oui 01
The election t which nroliihJ. nae more hope, and are not m
- tion was out on trial in this eitv
' I . . - " "
events. Ao election of y& ocal
mo aoiw.1 ii.au . i.i :
i iririu.i. fin - iim-mi
miewiurer ueiore neiu in acuv
- ofrulkl mrtpo wc
. vol red. Tlie changes proposed
w arJ en M,i;ni .1 i- i
I - v. ow t u ( aval iu u3 aillltjaii
I ' .
revolutionary. Urer a hunUredKJ'1
l,.KlnP Im., tn h rll becoiu
1 1 w n. 1 1111 1 1 12 1 11 1 in 1 1 1 if 1 1 wn
- 1 a urtcar, om
tp I ..i.-.,, N tk
I lKJj iin-ni. 111c tuj niaauij w
lv - to ho oft w t h Sift oV occ roron.,.
Tmde mntint;no-,nnn11v tr, mill
, . i .
JW1 u A ? A I lUJ
houses were to be left unrented
()f course a movement nrnnns
measures so rndiral met with the
most spirited and determined od
J lKsition. Many of our best citi
;pnc jj r w:rh nenflton
- -'7 "
Tt .c' ca;,l thQt n,uihinn
..;. en lar.ro oC imnPiMiMM.
that it would not prohibit, that the
tmde would innnwl tht to vOC
. , . . "',"
would be increased, that the stores
in wnicn me liquor business was
i .t i
1 11 . I .1.1
earrifwt nn irnn i tint itA ronttvi tnr
Lk k 4i.
- amount of whiskey would be drunk
i in iir-i iiiii in i iiimi i iii r
with the law as without it, the
city would only miss the revenue,
that it would be a deathblow to
It has now been eitrhteen
months sinee. the. election anrl
twelve months since the law went
. . - v-,
into eflect. XS e are thus prepared
I . w w .
from observation to note results.
Prohibition in this city does pro
hibit. The law is observed as well
as the law against carrying con
cealed weapons, gambling, theft,
and other offences of like charac
ter. If there had been as many
Iieople in favor of carrying con
cealed weapons, theft, gambling,
etc., as there were in favor of the
retail of ardent spirits, twelve
months ago, law against these
things would not have been carried
out as well as it was against the
liquor trade. In consideration of
the small majority with which pro
number of ieople who 'were' op
liosed to seeing it prohibit, the
law has lecn marvelously well ob
served. Prohibition has not injured the
city hnancially. According to the
assessor's books proierty in the
city has increased over $2,000,000.
Taxes have not leen increased.
Two streets in the city, Decatur
and Peters, were known as liquor
streets. It was hardly considered
proper for a lady to walk these
streets without an escort. Now
they are just as orderly as any in
tlie city. Property on them has
advanced from ten to twenty-five
ler cent. The loss qf of $40,000
revenue, consequently on closing
the saloons, has tended in no de
gree to imiede the city's progress
in any direction. Large appro
priations have been made to the
waterworks, the public schools,
the Piedmont fair and other im
provements. The business men
have raised $400,000 to build the
Atlanta and Hawkinsville rail
road. The number of city banks
is to be increased to five. The
coming of four new railroads has
been settled during the year. Fif
teen new stores containing" house
furnishing goods have been started
since prohibition. went into effect.
These are doing well. More fur
niture has been sold to mechanics
and lal)orini? men in the last
twelve months than in any twelve
months during the history of the
city. The manufacturing estab-
lishmentsVof the city have received
new life if A glass factory- has
been built. A cotton seed oil mill
is being built worth $125,000. All
improvement companies with a
l)asis in real estate have seen their
stock doubled in value since the
election on prohibition.
Stores in which the liquor trad
was conducted are not vacant, but
are now occupied by other lines of
trade. According to the real es
tate men. more laborers and men
of limited means are buying lots
than ever before. Bents are more
promptly paid than - formerly.
More houses are rented by the
same number of families than
heretofore. Before prohibition,
sometimes as many as three fami
lies would live in one house. The
heads of these families now not
spending their money for drink,
are each able to rent a house, thus
three instead of one. Working
men who formerly spent a. great
part of their money for liquor,
now spend it in food and clothes
for their families. The retail gro
cerymen sell more goods, and col
lect their bills better than ever be
fore. Thus they are able to settle
more promptly with the wholesale
men. - f
A uerceDtible increase has been
noticed in the number of people
who ride on the street cars. Ac
cording to the coal dealers, many
people bought coal and stored It
away last winter , who had never
been known to do so before.. Oth
ers, who had been accustomed to
buying two or three tons on time,
this .winter bought seven or eight,
and paid cash for it. A leading
proprietor of a millinery store
that he had sold more hats
bonnets to laboring men for their
wives and daughters than before
in the history of his business.
Contractors sa their men do bet
ter work, and on Saturday! even
mgs, when they receive their
I weeklv wasres. snend th c
r flour, harns dry goods, or other
vne necessarv th nrs for thmr fa,;i;rto
inus urey are in better snir ts.
ii . .
is I?11 to stke and growl : about
na - "ra" ui" ulv vuc
I A ttnnrlniu A 1 if
Attendance unon the
iiu k w - -
SChOOlS hflS incre5w Thflkn.u.;
. . , . " :..
- intendcnt of public instruct 01
by l8 ln. his rePrt the boartl of
education, made January li 1SH7
I i4.. . v 7 ' -
I I In fimr ikn nrfr.1 !. I
r: teachers in the sehook nn.l rwJt,..
that the children were more tidv.
were. better shod, and nre&ehted n
MA 1 1 "
ucaiw apijearance man ever be-
for. Less trouble has been ex-
perienced in ha zing parents nur-
cnase oooks reouireti bv t ie rn e.
I . .
Iewer cnaren have been witl
na r"1"" w niu in supiorung me
I r Mn - i. I i ,1
fami'.V, the higher classes in the
- rammer school have been .fuller,
- ana more -c?l,Urn.have oeen pro
moted to the high schools, botl
ml and fprn-Io than i..
i , vnuu , 1 wi
in the history of the schools. All
these indications point to the in
creased prosperity of the city, and
to the growing interest in the
" Mn nf n, JnMtn d
rrr. , i"11 1
or rnp. nenniA '
r r : ,
JV-V-" " vv-v n
l llfrK mis; UPI1 Q ItiavL'Ol in
crease in attendance uixn hundav
HS0018 f.the,city. Ihis is,' espc
ciau.y iioticeuuie among tlie sur
:ii.. a.: i.i- ' .t '
burban churches. Manv children
have started to the Sunday schools
who were not able to attend for
want of proper clothing. Attend
ance upon the different churches is
far better, irom fifteen hundred
to two thousand people have join
ed the various churches of the city
during the year.
The determination on the part
of the people to prohibit the liquor
traffic has stimulated a disposition
to do away with other evils. Tlie
laws against gambling a're rigid I v
enforced. A considerable stock
of gambler's tools gathered togeth
er by the police for several years
past, was recently used for the
purpose of making a large bonfire
on one of the unoccupied squares
of the city. The city council has
refused longer to grant license to
bucketshops, thus putting the seal
of its ftonflAixMViivrnj."i.
All these reforms have had a
decided tendency to diminish
crime. Two weeks were neces
sary formerly to-get through with
the criminal docket. Dunrfg the
present year -it was closed out in
two days. The chaingang is al
most left with nothing but the;
chains and the balls. The gang
part would not be large enough
to work the public roads of the
county were it not augmented by j
fresh supplies from the surround
ing counties. The city govern-;
ment is in the hands of our best
The majority in this county in
favor of prohibition was only 235.
Such a change has taken place in
public sentiment, however, that
how the're is hardly a respectable
anti-prohibitionist in the city who
favors a return to . barrooms.
There are some who would; prefer
high license, or its sale by the gal
lon, but it is a remarkable tact
that there.is no disposition to have
the saloon opened again. The
barroom has gone from Atlanta
forever, and the people with re
markable unanimity say, amen!
There is very lityle drinking in
the city. There has been forty
per cent, falling off in the4 number
of arrests, notwithstanding there
has been a rigid interpretation. xf
ihe law under which arrests -are
made. Formerly, if a man was
sober enough to walk home, he
was not molested. Now, if there
is the slightest variation from the
state in which the center of grav
ity falls in a line inside the base,
the party is made to answer ior
such variation at the station ljouser
Our experience has demonstrat
ed to us beyond a doubt that a city
of 60,000 inhabitants can-get along
and advance at a solid and con
stant rate,- vyithout the "liquor
How to Kill a Town.
"The town whose citizen refuse'
in. attracting new enterprise?, and
who fail or refuse to eon tribute to
an.enterprise which will add totlie
commercial advantages of tUj town,
is on the way to' the ceincte.-y.
The citizen who will do nothing
for the town is digging the grave.
The man who curees the town fur
Irishes the coffin. The man who is
so seltishas to cafe for no business but
his own is making the shroud. The
man who will not advertise and by
refusing to do so injures the Imsi
ness of the tbown is driving the
hearse. The man. who is always
pulling back from any enterprise
and pouring cold water ; on them
throws bouquets on the grave. The
man who is so stingy; as to be con
tinually howling hard times preaches
the funeral sermon and ; sings the
doxology and then the town lies
buried from all care and. sorrow."
If ypn suffer from bloating, belching,
sour stomach. Indigestion or Dyspepsia,
take a Rings Dvspepsia Tablet after each
meal and overcome the disagreeable
trouble. It will improve the appetite
and aid digestion. Sold by Martin
The Best Place
..To Mwy . .
A GREAT many ieople have found by
actual experience that Caudle's Fur
niture Store is the best place to buy all
kinds of furniture and house furnishing
goods. Why is it the best place to buy I
Because Caudle has been longer in the
business than any dealer in the county;
because he knows where to buy, when to
buy, and how to buy; takes advantage of
carload rates and discounts and gives it to
A Car Load Coming in Now
liest line of-Matting in town. A big lot
of (iraphophonesand new recordsljust com-
ing in. Come and
THE WHISKEY EVIL
"Voter" A?ain Urjres the Citizenship
of the County to Think Right
Upon This Monster Evil.
Editor of The AiiMonian :
Please allow me space in your excel
lent paper to take up the question that
i . i
is now being agitated among us : the
whisk ey evil.
Friends, I know there are various
opinions in regard to this monster evil,
but there are two ways of thinking: one
is right, the other is wrong. In Isaiah
chap. .V, verse 7 we find these words.
' Let the wicked forsake his ways, and
the unrighteous man his thoughts."
Man is not iosses8ed of any other pow
ers that liave so mm-h to do with the
shaping of his life as do his thinking
faculties. His thoughts are the con
trolling powers of his whole leing. His
ways and acts governed by his thoughts.
T&his thoughts are wrong, his ways and
nana ir his tuougnts areTignt, nis ways
are right. Now, what is true of an in
dividual, is applicable to the masses of
the people. So, it is clear then.thatour
happiness depends largely on our
thoughts. Evil thoughts originate
from an evil spirit, and the
whiskey business as it is now being run
is the result of wrong, or evil, thoughts.
The evil spirit has access to the mind
and produces bad thoughts, and these
thoughts are cultivated by the mind till
they take root in the heart, and God
says out of the heart proceeds evil
thoughts, murders, ad ul tries, fornica
tion, thefts, false witness, blasphemies
(Matt. lo:19). All these evijs are associ
ated with the whiskejievil. and are in
dulged iu to a much greater extent by
the dealers and those who drink than
they, would otherwise be.
Wrong ideas are harbored in the
minds of men among all classes, among
the educated as well as the ignorant. I
am persuaded there is more shallow
thinking done on the subject of
intemperance than any other one evil.
It is claimed by some well-to-do and in
telligent men that the movement is the
Church fighting the State, but this is
not true: the Church is not fighting the
State, it is only fighting the evils in the
State- the products of evil thought,
some of which are the products of the
minds of men. to whom . we have en
trusted the well-being and happiness of
the people of our great and noble State,
on account of her institutions of learning
and the great interest she is taking in
her citizens of all professions and occu
pations, but the thing to be lamented
most is that some of the same men who.
on the one hand, have done so much
You Cannot for
get the Hot Weath
er But Can do a
Great Deal to make
Your Home and
Office More Com
the Sultry days
AN1 when you start
about it, remember
that we carry a stock of
Hot Weather Specials hard'
to beat. We have the cel
ebrated Leonard and White Mountain Refrigerators. Arctic
Icecream freezers in all sizes. A number of designs, in water,
coolers. Come on, the prices won't break you.
Keep the flies out with our screen doors and windows
Planter's Hardware Company
$1.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
get your money's
for the elevation and hsppinewi of the
people, but have on the other hand. It
seems, been gathering up lKihj vil '
that can le produced by the agenctM of
whiskey, money or other evil forj the
purpose of destroying, not only their
own good works, but the good work of
the Church, and also the liest of hocI
ly's as well. The State haw no lfttr
j " , ,n .
friend than the Church,
and the Church
will never raise her voice agaiimt auy'
righteous act of the 'repreHentafciv of
the State I take it that most off our
representatives are inemltcrH of th
Church, and if this le true, then it
looks more like the Church is fighting
the temperance movement han it'doea
that the Church is fighting the Sltat.
But when we solve, the problein and get "
the right idea, we find that the Chun Ii
is neither fighting temperance norj th
Stat?. It is a lamentable fact that jhera
are ho many who have th-ir name on
the Church roll llm ;- ".,... tnLtr...
VLu,-2ht righteousness, and intoir
ance is one ot her greatest foes. U the
friends of intemperance are tlie Church's
foes. The Psalmist says, "I thought ou
my ways, and turned my feet tothet
timony of the Lord, and made huita to
do his will." Votkh
Prohibition Helps Gaston County.
i (Uastonia Gazette. )
In his speech at Lowell Satur
day Senator Afason remarked that
twenty-five years ago such a gath
ering could not have l)een,held
without a great deal of drunken
ness, disorder and rowdyism. The
perfect good order and the abso- ;
lute absence of drinking and
drunkenness at the big picnic Sat
urday sioke volumes for the won
derful transformation of Gaston
county that has taken place,in the
short space of twenty or twenty
five years. From, being the" ban
ner Whiskey county of the Stat
Gaston has become the ban ner cot
ton county not only of the State
but of the- entire South and her
record for decency and good order
is now hardly surpassed iii the
State. Whiskey has been banish
ed from her borders, crime has
decreased even in a greater ratio
thaii population has increased, and
her people now constitute an in-
dustrious, law-abiding element of
the jState's citizenship. The rea
son for this gratifying change, in
our opinion, is not far to seek. It
is a truism that idleness breeds
crime, and it is equally true on
the other hand that steady, pro
ductive industrv is a irreat moral
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