Commercial Printing LKTTKR )1EADS, 35ILL IIKADS KO'i']C JIKADS, aTA'J'fiMETTS, Bl'ri- IXESri CAItDS, ENVEI.OI’ES, ETC., PRIX l'ED AS, NK'E AND CHEAl’ AS AXY HOT'SE IX THE STATE. IT PAYS TO GIVE THE I'EOPLB AN INVI- TATIOX TO TRADE WITH YOU. AXJ> THE BEST WAY TO INVITE TH]';iI IS TO ADVERTISE IN THE ELKIN TIMES. - VOL. VI. ELKIN, N. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1898. NO. 17 NEW GOODS FOR Spring* Trade DRY GOODS. We now have in store by far tJie most magnificent stock of DRY GOODS it has ever been onr pleasure to show. OVER ELEYEN HUNDRED liOLTS of New Goods embracing all the Stajjle as well as Fine and Fancy Dress Goads. We mention es pecially the All-Wool Albatross at 40c. yard. Beautiful Imported Organdies at 30c., and sold nowhere under 35c. Also a cheaper, but very attractive Organdie at 16§c yard. Beautiful Trimming Silks, Hamburg and Swiss En'broideries, Laces, Braids and Bind ings. Have taken advantage of the extremely low price of Cotton Goods to lay in an iinmenso stock and guarantee satisfaction to all customers. NOTIONS. When convenient come in and look over our Notion Stock. With years of experience and buying in large quantities for cash, we secure many astonishing bargains in little things that small dealers gener ally pay two and throe prices for. We have a leader all elastic Suspender at 8c. The best Oil Cloth, 15c. Good Hose from 5c. pair np. Beautiful Lace Trimmed Children’s Caps, ‘25c., 85c. to 50. Men’s and Boys White and Colored Dress Shirts and Overshirts in great variety of styles and prices to suit every one. Ladies’ Belts and Silk Mitts. Handkerchiefs in abundance. Window Shades, White Quilts, Fancy Bugs, and thousands of useful little things always the best for the money 1:0 bo found. HATS AND CAPS. Enough Hats for a Hat Store, and the biggest values ever shown. A Good Fur Hat for 75c. worth over a dollar. We are selling Si.25 Hats for §1.00 and so on through the whole line. The largest stock, greatest variety of styles, biggest values and the cream ot the market in every sense. Bought for Cash from first hands, admit of no competition. SHOES. OUR SHOE STOCK is the especial pride of onr establish ment. Years of experience during which time we liave handled thousands of dollars worth of Shoes have convinced us, that lacking quality no shoe is cheap. We buy the best goods we can get and discard all cheap stuff and go for value. We cannot recommend a poor shoe, so we accordingly shun them. Nowhere can you find a better and more attractive stock than we have now in store. Beginning with the ELKIN SHOES we have almost every Btyle of Men’s, Boys, Women’s and Children’s sizes in Black, Tans, Ox Bloods and Chocolates from good to best. Beautiful stock of Ladies Ties and Slippers Full line of Mundell’s famous Shoes for Children. We have tiic new styles in Silk Clotli Tops in Men’s, Ladies and Children’s Shoes, both black and tan. Th,ese are very attractive. We invite you to call and examine stock. GROCERIES This is after all the BIG DEPAETMEN-T and the place where the cash and big purchasers rule the day. We do more business in Groceries than any* other line. We buy this, stock in JOBBING QUANTITIES and this means everything when it comes to prices. A few recent arrivals are 60 Bags Green Cofl'ee, 12 cases Roasted Oofifees, 25 cases Celluloid Starch, 16 cases Potash and Lye, 25 cases Soap, 25 cases Good Luck Baking Powder, 25 Barrels White Fish, 25 Boxes Chewing Tobacco, 20 cases Essence for Coffee, 30 Boxes Cakes and Crackers, 25 cases Axle Grease, 10 cases Sardines, 250 Bags Salt, and many more. Try our Red Seal Roasted Coffee at 10c., or 4 for 85c. Green Coffejs, 8c. to 12ic. A good thing is Boston Baked Beans and Sauce at 12 Jc. can. Nice Queen Olives, 35c- Arbuckle’s Roasted Coffee leads all, at 12c., or 4 for 45c Canned Corn, Oysters, To matoes, Beans, Pineapple, &c., at lowest prices- The best Cheese, Oatmeal, Prunes, and California Evaporated Peaches in town. HARDWARE. We are making many additions to our HARDWARE Stock and will soon show you a magnificent line consisting of Cut and Wire Nails, Steel Plows, Single and Double Stocks, Dixie Plows and Castings, South Bend Cliilled Plows and Findings, Handled Hoes, Shovels, Spades, Forks, Saws, Hammers, Hames, Trace Chains, Lanters, Coffee Mills, Cobbler’s Iron and Shoe Nails, Poul try Wire, and an excellent line of Shelf Hardware, Cutlery, &c. We guarantee prices on all this stock as low as the lowest. MISCELLANEOUS. Trunks, Valises, Sole Leather, Tinware, Spices, Drugs, Oils, Glassware, Crockery, Stationery, Paper Bags and Wrapping Papers make up tlje Miscellaneous Line, and is quite an important depart ment, and we solicit your inquiries when in need of any of these. Country Produce. We want all the good COUNTRY PRODUCE we can get and are in position to pay highest market prices. Very truly, CLICK & CO., L. H. Hunt, \ g DB, j Salesmen 0. S. Woods, Oi.ivEB -Moobb, Porter. Cor. Main and Bridge Sts., ELKIN, N. C THE K. OF P, mmi On Thursday night, Feb. 10th, Piedmont Lodge, No 96, Knight of Pythias gave a banquet which was thoroughly enjoyed by all present. The Lodge met at 7 o’clock for work, which was finished by 8 o’clock, and then the members adjourned in a body to the Elk Inn where quite a member of in vited guests had assf. mblcd ; the Kni^its were robed in full Rega lia, and presented quite a hand some appearance, and made the gentlemen present who were not Knights deterniine at once to be come members of K of P. just as soon as possible. After listening for some time to some excellent music, render ed by the Elkin Cornet Band, which furnished music for the oc casion, the company repaired to the dining room and partook of a repast which did credit to the proprietor of the Elk Inn, Mr. 0. H. Gwyn, who knows so well how to prepare nice things for such an occasion. The repast was the more enjoyed because of the presence of three beautiful young ladies. Miss Margaret Car son, and Misses Grace and Kate Gwyn, who waited upon the ta bles so gracefully and efficiently, while the band discoursed sweet music out upon the veranda. The supper was followed by addresses from the following gentlemen: Messrs. Walter B. Bell, J. F. Hendren, J. S. Bell and Rev. F. L. Townsend. ADDKKSS BY J. S. BELL, II. G. 0. Ladies, ' Gentlemen’ and ’htETkii-.iix’.—I aiA no orator anS public speaking is not myvcalliny, but the Committee of Ari'ange- ments saw proper to place me on the list, and I have made it one of the rules of my life to try to perform every duty lo which I was called to the best of my abil ity. It is a pleasure to me to greet yon all around this festal board as a Pythian Knight. As you all well know, there are many secret orders and organizations through out the world, whose members are bonded to each other in va rious ways and manners. As far back as 380 B. C., most ot the best and noblest Greeks held what was called the Pytha gorean philosophy. This was one of the many systems fiamed by the great men of heathenism, when they were, as St. Paul says, “Seeking after God, if haply they might feel after Him, like men groping in darkness.” Pythago ras, an eminent Greek teacher and scholar, lived before the time of history, and almost nothing is known of him, though his teach ing and name were never lost. From his teachings were formed what was known as the Pythago rean Sect, an order who were bound together in a brotherhood, the members of which had rules that are not understood outside. Two friends of this Pythagorean sect lived at Syracuse in the end of the Fourth Century before the Christian Era. Syracuse was a great Greek city built in Sicily, and full of all kinds of Greek Art and learning, but it was a place of danger in their time, for it had fallen under the tyranny and dominion of a man named Dyonisius. Those two friends, Damon and Pythias by name, were so closely allied to each other by the bond of friendship, that they stood ready to defend each other even unto death. Pythias by some means incurr ed the displeasure of the tyrant Dyonisius, who lost no time in condemning him to death accord ing to the usual fate of those who fell under his suspicion. Pythias had lands and relatives in Greece and he entreated as a favor to be allowed to return thither and ar range his affairs, engaging to re turn in a specified time to suffer death. The tyrant laughed his request to scorn. Once safe out of Sicily, who would answer for his return? Damon came forward and of- fored to become surety for his friend, engaging that if Pythias did not retnrn according topronj- ise he would suffer death in his stead. Dyonisius much astonished con sented tc let Pythias go, marvel ling what would be the issue of the affair. Time went on and Pytli— las did not appear. The Syracu sans watched Daman, but he showed no uneasiness. He said he was secure of his friends truth and honor, and that if any acci dent had caused the (\clay of his return, he should re,.; to die, to save, the lit'e dear to him. Even to the ?!;¥L^daY, Da mon continued serene and con tent, nay, even when the very hour drew nigh, and still no Pyth ias. His trust was to perfect that he did not even grieve at having to die for a faithless friend who had left him to the fate to which he had unwarily pledged himself. It was not Pythias’ own will, but the winds and waves, he declared, when the decree was brought and the instruments 'of death made ready. The hour had come, and a few minutes more would have ended Damons life, when Pyth ias duly presented himself, em braced his friend, and stood for ward himself to receive his sen tence, calm, resolute, and rejoiccd that he had come in time. Even the dim hope they owned of a future state, was enous'h to maka these two brave men keep their word and confront death without quailing. Dyonisius looked on more struck than ever, lie felt that neither of such men must die. He reversed the sentence of Pythias, and calling the two to his judgement seat; he entreated them to admit him as a third in their friendship. The order of Knights of Pythias received its inspiration from these two illus trious Syracusans, and while it is yet a young order, being founded in 1863 in the city of Washington, yet it today has its councils in every rtate in the Union, also in the Haiwaian Islands, Canada and Mexico, numbering npvvards of Fivei hundred iin.i’t^ud mem bers. ^ ^ Friendship is the Jeal that binds this vast body of men into one grand and glorious Brother hood, and like the little rill that has its source high on the moun tain top, small and weak at first, yet as it flows along it gathers strength by the way, and becomes after awhile a vast river and mingles it waters with the great ocean, so may we go on with the great work we have undertaken; using the talismanic words of Friendship, Charity and Benev olence, as uur guide and watch word until the Great Grand Chancellor above shall call us to our Eternal Home. ADDRESS BY KEY. F. L. TOWNSEND. Bkothek Pythians, Ladies and Gentlemen:—Far away in the east, is the island of Sicily, ly ing in the midst of the Mediter ranean Sea, about midway be tween rocks of Gibralta and the island of Cyprus. In this island underneath such skies as over arch the lovely -peninsula of Italy is the city of Syracuse. Here many centuries ago, was display ed the love of Damon and Py thias for each other in a beautiful episode upon,which is founded our beloved order. What a strik ing exhibition of brotherly love was this? It was willingly to make a sacrifice of life itself for the good of another. Such love merits being set to music in the sweetest strains of the poet. The human race has produced other examples of strong friend ship and of self sacrificing love. What a sublime example of such mutual devotion is given in the case of David and Jonathan! It is proverbial to speak of strong at tachments as being like that of David and Jonathan. Saul, Jon athan’s father, was David’s sworn enemy. Yet Jonathan was David’s stroi’gest and best friend. In all Saul’s efforts to destroy the life of David, it is refreshing to see the affectionate fidelty of Jon athan to his old friend. And when David hears of the untime ly death of Jonathan, it is a noble tribute he pays to the strength, purity, and constancy oi" his friend’s love, when he pronounces the following eulogy; “The beauty, ot Isreal is slain upon thy high places. How are the mighty fallen ! How. are the mighty fallen in the midst of battle ! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places! I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan^ very pleasant hast thou been unto me; thy love to me was wonderful, jiassing the love women. How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war are perished!” This is the -Spirit of Pythian- ism. It is the spirit of unselfish ness. The true Pythian seeks to do good to others. He belongs, to the order, not so much for the sake of the good he may derive therefrom, but for the good he may do his fellows. .Here is op- ^.ned a field for the ^Ixeroises cif his heaven-'given fa'-ulty of help fulness. The Master taught this .truth, set forth by this order, both by example and by precept. Aye, he went beyond this, teach ing a greater and deeper truth, that we should not only love and bless and help our brethren, but that we should love our enemies, doing good to those who perse cute us and abuse us. This spirit of unselfishness is opposed to the spirit of selfish ness so prevalent amongst men of coarser mould. Unselfishness stands with outstretched arms and openhanded liberality adminis tering to the necessities of our fel lows when in distress. Selfishness has no eyes to see the wants of another, no ear to hear the cry' of another, no heart to be moved with pity at anoth er’s woes. There he stands with blinded eyes, deaf ears, feeling- less heart, and hooked hands try ing to draw all the world toward himself. Look at him ! “Look at the selfish man, see how he locks Tiglit in his arins his mortgages and stocks! While deeds and titles in his hand he grasps. And gold and silver close around him clasps! But not content with this, behind ho drags A cart well laden with the ponderous bags; The orphan’s and the ^Yido^Y’s woe Fromnit^rcy’s fountain cause no tears to flow He pours no cordial on the wounds of pain : l”nlocks no prison, and unclasps no chain ; His heart is like the rock wheresunnor dew Can roar one plant or llower of heav'niy hue. No thought of mercy there may have its birth For helpless^ misery or sulforing worth. The end of all his life is paltry pelf, And all his thoughts are centered on-himself The wretch of both worlds, for so mean a sum ‘First starved in this, then damned in that to come*’ ” The spirit of unselfishness whi.dr" proj'.ptis sacyi'iticc f'jr the good of others is the highest form of life. All life is sustained at the expense of life. This is seen in all nature around ns. The grass dies that the worm may live. The bird dies that the ea gle may live. Last year’s weeds die, and are reproduced in the harvests of grain for this year. The grain dies that the ox, or the lamb may ive. The lamb is slain that hu man life may be sustained. These are involuntary sacrifices ours must be voluntary sacrifices. Bishop Marvin was once din ing at a hotel. Amongst those around the table was a young man who had been educated abroad and who had imbibed some very skeptical notions. In a pompons way he said to the Bishop; “I cannot accept your religion, I do not believe in it betianse it teaches that the inno cent must die in the stead of the guilty.” Just at this moment he was about ta take gome mutton in his mouth. The Bishop said, “Hold a minute. What are you eating ?’! He replied, “It is lamb, and excellent, too.” “There” said the Bishop, “the innocent lamb dies that you may live Is it any more unreasonable that the Lamb of God should die that guilty sinners might be saved ?” It is useless to add that the youngster was put to silence. Now from wliat has been said let us draw some practical lesson. 1. Tlie spirit of Pythianism shows itself in a practical way in looking after a brother’s phys’cal wants. Here we weep with those who weep and mourn with those who mourn. Is be hungry? We must feed him. Is he desti tute of clothing? Wo must give him raiment to put on. Is he sick or in prison? We must vis it and minister unto him. 2 This spirit shows itself in attending to a brother’s intellec tual wants. Few men know their powers of mind until these pow-.- are discovered to them by others. Many among us are like the an gel hiding away in the sculptor’s unchiseled rock. Many are like the flower “born to blush unseen And waste its sweetness on the desert air.” To discover to a tellow—man his mental possibilities and in spire in him an ambition to be his best and do his best, is a praiseworthy deed, and he who does it, is his neighbor’s benefac tor. 3. Again, this spirit is seen in its practical workings in look ing after a brother’s moral wants. Every man feels the great tide of immoral influences as they bear hard upon him, threatening to engulf in the whirl pool of dis sipation. Right manfully many a man has fought alone and sin gle handed against these foes of darkness. Many a time the sur ges have pressed him hard and having almost despaired of victory he has said “No man cares for my soul.” Then he needs a broth er’s sympathy, a brotl sr’s strong arm about him, vvhilti: a brother’s cheeful hopeful voico) r'ngc out above the deafening roar of the threatening w'aves; “Courage brother, one more strong, steady effort and you are safe!” This being the spirit of Pyth ianism af seen in its practical workings, let us sing as we add tc our ranks ; Give us men! Men from every rank, Fresh, free and frank: Men of thought and reading, Men of light and leading, Men of loyal breeding, Pythian's welfare speeding; Men of faith and not of fauiion. Men of lofty aim and action: Give us men—I say again, Give us men! Give ns men! Strong and stalwart ones: Men whom hi£?hest hope inspires. Men whom purest honor fires, Meu who trample self heneath them, Men who make this country wreathe them As her uoble sons Worthy of her sires: Men who never shame their mothers, Men who never fail their brothers True, however false are others; Give us 2nen—I say again, Give us mezi! Give us men! Mon who when the tempest gathers, Grasp the standards of their brothers In the thickest of the flglit; Men who strike for home and altar (Let the coward cringe and falter,) God defend the right! True as truth though lorn and lonely, Tender, as the brave are oniy: Men who tread vvhei-e saint.s have trod, Men for country, home and God: Give us men- I say again, again, Give us such men! Then may all true Pythians rank af the last with good Dr. McLure when the Master shall say, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” ADDBESS by WALTER B. BELL. The assembling here tonight of all tli6se gallant Knights and beautiful ladies gives evidence of the popu- i.’iriiy and acti'.'ity oi rieilniout Lodge and is a fitting tribute to its j.iast, its present and its future use fulness. This evening we assem- l)led around the festive lioard in tliis our first banquet of Piedmont Lodge, No. 00 Knights of Pythias, Our lodge was organized last July and in this our first public meeting let us strive to make it a pleasant and profitable one for all, No tlioiightful man will question at this day the importance and future of the Knights of Pythias. Born, Feb’y 19, 1864, on the banks of tfie grand old Potomac, at the very seat of government, while the clash of resounding arms was striking terror to brave hearts, while ci\'il war was disturbing our country from centre to circumference, while the entire land was shrouded in gloom and darkness the banner of Pythianism was unfurled to the breeze and the unparrelled friend ship of Damon and Pythias was to l)e commemorated and honored un til the end of time. In this dark hour just after liostilities had ceased Men were bidden to nobler strife, Not to destroy but to rescue liiunan life, No added drop in iniserys cup to press, But minister relief to wretchedness. Our Pythianism is -a great ami growing brotherhood dispensing mutual relief and it has been most beautifully said “ Tlie jewels that we garner are the tears we wipe away and the sorrows we assuage”. The order is now -in its thirty- fourth year and marvelous to say h:is upwards of a half-million mem bers dotting the Pythian world over with 7000 lotlges. AYd do not pretend to say t(hai e are tlie only ‘‘pebble on the beach” or that there are no other orders as good as the Knights of Pythias. There are others. But the Knights of Pythias is a good thing. There is no doubt about that. P. C. B. -Fresh country butter or fresh corn bread as some w'ag has called it is our motto or watch word. Friendship, Charity and Benevolence. What a meaning is wrapped up in these three words. If we would build on a sure foun dation in friendship we must love our friends for their sakes rather than our own. This is exactly what Pythianism teaches. Go in to a home Avhere the black angel death has craped the door knob and shrouded the home in a mantle of despair, where the grim destroyer whom no man’s hand (-an stay places his seal upgn the lips of those we love, those*in the cradle of infancy, the bloom of youth, the flush of-manhood or theinaturer old age, administer to the relief of the wretched soothe the bed of the dying, and perform the last sad rights of the dead. This is one of the few missions of true friendshii) of a Pythian Knight. Charity and Benevolence go hand in hand looking after the widows and or phans of deceased brethren, rescue- ing fallen humanity, scattering seeds of kindness along the path way of tlie heartbroken and op pressed. bearing one anothers bur dens and at all times doing every thing in our power as far as our means will permit for sweet Char ity’s sake. To sum it all up. Be Friendly. Be Charitable. Be Benevolent. And now a wozxl to the i'oung men pre?enl who are not members of our order. You are assending the uplands of life and the sunlight is in your faces. Some here tonight are journeying into the shadows and the roar of the ultimate river is daily gi'owing more and more distinct to their ears. As the ghuliators of old passed before the imperial benches and cried ; ■ ‘ Hail Ciesar we who are about to die, salute you”, so this generation which is passing from the scene of human action gives to you young Americans its ioyal greeting. We give to you the honor, the prosperity, the hap piness of the mightiest of earths nations. In j'our hands are placed the greatest heritage of the ages. Guard it, honor it, protect it, preserve it and as you value the happiness of your children and your children’s children oh! see that you dissipate it not. Do the young men and y'Oung ladies of today appreciate the advantages they possess? Do they realize the vast facilities and oppertunities of this era over those of their parents Concluded on Second Page. FOGLE BROS., SALEM, N. C. Lime No. 1 Virginia, (230 lbs.) at ^1.00 per bbl. Indian Rock, (very best) at SI.15 per bbl. Cement ) Portland (Scepter) at .50 per bbl. j-Eosendalo (Newark) $1.75 per Vibh GENERAL BUILDING MATERIAL. IXrtlRMATIOJi CIIEEKPUI.I^Y OIVEV. Don’t Go It Blind Look around and compare the oft’erings of the dif ferent dealers. We know that comparison will lead you to our store. It is easier for us to sell our Furniture after a buyer has looked the town over. It only proves that we give the best for the least. WE ALLOW NO ONE TO UNDERSELL US On Furniture of equal value. “Seeing is believ ing.” We have the largest and most complete stock of Furniture and House Furnishing Goods to be soon in the city. Your inspection is invited. Twin City Furniture Company, Tise Stand, 307 and 309 Main Street, WINSTON,' N. C-

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