North Carolina Newspapers

    Thirteen Reasons for . Total Abstl-
; . - nence. . .
1 r Intoxicating be yerages are unnec
essary. Many persons live in health
and ; labor in the hardest occupations
without them. .
' 2. These liqffSrs are dear. They are
solin thepaselves, and in comparison
with other articles of diet. Ardent
ties; while wine, bear, and cider con
tain an -exceedingly small portion of
nourishment. In a gallon of ale there
is about as much as in a pennyworth of
bread. .
mind. They are enemies put into the
.mouth that steal away the brains.
" 4. They always endanger the chai
acter and often ruin it. They inflame
the imagination, appetites and passions,
Through their influence multitudes
: have been plunged into guilt and eter
nal destruction:, and even some wise
"and srood men have, for a season, been
covered with shame and defilement.
"Witness Noah and Lot.
- 5." It enlargeslmd multiplies our jails,
poor-houses, hospitals, and lunatic asy
lums. This is certified by our judges,
magistrates, physicians, chaplains of
Tirlsrms- and othpr rnmnetp.nt and reli
able authorities. It means a great ex
tension of crime and misery, as well as
a large augmentation of taxes.
: . 6. The general practice of temper
ance would help to fill our schools . and
places of worship. Sobriety is likely
to lead to thoughtf ulness; and that, in
connection, with better - clothing 1 and
more comfortable homes, will result, by
the Divine blessing in the attendance
at the house oiipod. of" men who were
formerly absentees. y
7. Personal abstinence give us much
more influence over drunkards. They
are far more likely to sign the pledge
and keep it when advised by those who,
distinguished for sobriety and religion,
have also set the example of nephalism'
or avoidance of strong drink, .
8. It tends to fill the treasury of the
Christain Church and to rise its spirit
ual character. In nearly all sections
of it, funds are constantly wanted to
carry on the moral machinery. Back-
slidings and expulsions, too, are con
tinually occurring throughout Chrrsteh-
dom, through strong drinV
9. As a pioneer, temperance hastens
. the conversion of the world.' ' Means
sufficient for universal evangelization
would be . provided, the minds and
hearts of Christains improved, the num
ber of earnest workers multiplied and
in other ways the grand consummation
would be accelerated.
10. It will vastly aid in multiplying
the inhabitants of heaven. Jn the case
of many, it has been and will be a step-ping-stons
to Christ and eternal life.
11. It increases the joy of angels. Th
repentance of a sinner always swell
their gladness,. and the abandonment of
strong drink is often the first' stage of
a prodigious reformation.
.12. It undermines the throne of Sa
tan. When delivered from the demon
of intemperance, many escape altogeth
er from the thraldom of the -great
slave-master of the universe.
. 13. It glorifies God.4His honer is nec
essarily promoted by the diffusion of
purity and happiness. Biblical Recor
des. ' -
Maxims for a Bride,
Once there was an old minister who was
noted for his kindly interest in young peo
ple, and especial interests in brides and
grooms. He had printed cards containing
maxims for the bride and for the- groom,
and if they had been lived up toralways,
doubtless some rough places ' would have
been smoothed over. ' The following max
ims intended for the brides of long ag& may
be applicable to a woman of today, for hu
man nature is always very human, especi
ally" the mole portion of it.
When you marry him love' him,-
After you marry him, study him, .
" If he is honest, honor him .
If he is generous, appreciate him.
, 7 .When he is sad," cheer him.
'---When. he is cross, amuse him.
When helsAalkative listen to him.- $ ,
- . When he U quarrelsome, ignore him.
If he is'confldeutal; eucourage.him; y '"
If he is secretive, trt himl r); , t " '
If he is slothful, spur him. '- '"
If he is noble, praise him. r .
- If he is jealous, cure him. ' '
. It he cares naught for pleasure; ; , coax
him, . ' a-.--'...-.' :v y
y If he favors society, "accompany him. v
If he does you a favor," thank him. t ; '
"When he deserves it kiss him., ,v.'.
; Let him think how well you understand
him, but never let him know that yqu
'manage' nim.
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- y A ujiiyersalFeeliiig.
Statesville Landmark v
Referring to the fact that the Super-
ior Court judgeiwbo is now, under fire
In this State would have a big crowd to
. deal with if he undertook to arraign his
critics for contempt, the Henderson
Gold Leaf aptly says-
The Gold Iajf ? ivould, haye tou plea4
guuty no oi ; oeing m contempt of
court dui vi contempt tor it. "
' And that feeling of contempt is well
nigh, universale Up,; u this ?ood houp
not one word-has been uttered in Judg'e
Peebles', defence. ' r
The Intelligent Juror. ;
Charlotte Observer - "
Some of the people who sit on juries in
this country, determine property rights
and, what is far more grave, pass upon the
issue of life and death, haven't seen enough
to tote entrails to a bear. Indeed, if" they
had they would not be allowed to serve,
for frequently it is the . interest of the
lawyers who have the selection of tie
juries in'certain cases, to choose them from
the most ignorant and therefore the,, most
impressionable creatures on the panel
This is being said as an introductory to
the following ietter, whlchj one ot the
j urors'i n the Tillman case has written to
the Spartanburg Journal:
Spartanburg Journal, V
. - Spartanburg, S C
1 have read your article in the Columbia
Slate which was an insult to Every Jury
man who sits on the. Tillman case. Not
only an insultjo that body of men but to
the Judges who was concerned in the case.
You are following in the steps of the de
ceased Editor, "abusing your -honorty.
I wish to be polite in this matter and show
more wisdom than you did in writing up
theLexington couft that tried James H.
Tillman. To make my .letter brief, I
refer to the aunals of history when you
failtofii:d a single conviction of any
man for shooting an Editor. The State
and counsel for same was satisfied with
the Verdict, othcrwis the state could have
gone to appeal courts, the Masses have
accepted the verdict as fair but seemingly
the press wants more blood which can be
foUnd by walking in the foot print of K
G. Gonzales, Mr. Gonzales was an able
man, but unfortunately, he made a great
mistake by abusing ttie liberty of his press,
the courts have sustained the defeLdent by
which all law abiding citizens' should be
salisfid. If I was an 'editor and hot satis
fied with the Defendent's acquittal and
had thergrit to follow my pen,- I would,
certainly invite the Defendant to enter
tain me beyond the Georgia lines which
would be more patriotic to my fellowman
than to sit in my sanctum and abuse, him
with my pen. In extending this invitation
mentioned above I would say to my Bro.
Editor if I should prove the unfortunate
one in the affair not to call it murder but
suicide by the abuse of liberty with the
wrong man, now Mr. Editor with the
kindest of feelings towards all Editors
Will you kindty give "this note room in
your paper and ask the Columbia State to
copy same am not hunling a' eontriversy
but will, assure the press that any com
ments made the same f will beanswered
politely. y J
..-;. , Very Truly, yonrs,
' "f " W. I. Kisikoer.
; Lexington, S. C, 10 21, 1903.
This rooster is no doubt s fair type of
his eleven associates. And-1 here . he sat
throughout the dav, pretending to listen
to the speeches and the evidence, and no
doubt looking as wise' and as solemn as
rah owl, with not even intelligence enough
to know that he and his pals had doubtless
already agreed upon what wpuld be final;
not knowing that the State had no right of
appeal. Aud this is the boasted jury
Alfalfa in Tennessee. -
A Tennessee correspondent tells of a
neighbor who has some of the poorest run
down land in the neighborhood, who sow
ed a. piece of land in alfalfa. He got only
a Jittiepatcu nere aud there ,. Tno next
year he planted the land in corn and plows
ed around the living patches of alfalfa,
leaving them to grow in the corn field.
The next season he sowed the land in alfal
fa and new has a stand four years old.
The probability seems to be thit the
patches left in the first sowing did get the
land Infected with. tb$ -microbes that live
on the alfalfa roots, and hence the success
of the second sowing. When he got
patch, however small, where the noduless
uan oe eeu, on me mis lie wm nave no
further difficulty ifj he uses the soil from
that piece to scatter over a new sowing and
thus infect the soil. Legumas often fail
the first time from -the lack of microbps
in ljousiana a friend wrote that the first
time he sowed crimsom clover he failed ex-
certmg spots. The next fall he sowed the
ame land had a fine 'stand. The hairy
vcvcu wucuisiis ai nrsfr irom tne same
cause, but is easily infected with soil; from
an old garden where English peas hav
leen grown, as they both have the. same
micro oes.
Why Is ANewspaper Like A
.Woman? - t
One bright friend came, in the other day
wiw wna ne nognt wa3 a conundrum
' Why is anewspaper like a woman?'' The
various answers were
Because both have'to t)d .Tsnow'be
appreciated.. "Because it has to have seme run . it.". Because both are: good
advertising mediums." 'Because both
have to be pressed. "Because it 'some:
times changes its drc8 and tells tales."
the correct answer is: "Because cverv
manshouldjiaveone of his own -and not
be running after hls , neighbor W-x
change. .t " . .
V Crowu Prince Frederick Wil
nams lias earned the title - of
otccwwps or 8ixterracG8jleadinc
m Kiio vjttBwo or can "wnnftt 'rKrt
iuce.was followed by, anTentiijj
Prestine Petfied Phenom
' enon Coinpahr wants
the Money Back. p
The 'petrified mm is in danger of
losing bis halo. A well known Ashe
ville lawyer is authority for the state
ment that a summons is even now on
the way to the hands of one, A. W.
Sitton, on whose Jand the "petrified
one" is said to havbeen found. And
now the question arises, "Is he a fraud
and not afreak, "and is his finder a
, j
. These are questions which a law suit
m v bfi invoked to settle. The present
owners of the ''mai,'! it is said, are
considering suing.tiie roan who sold it
to them'to recover t-be purchase money
paid $3,00because they have been
told that they were buncoed into buy
ing, not a man petrified by nature, but
a moulded barrel ofjeement. " ;
Those of. th'e stockholders seen yes-J
terday, refused to discuss the matter but
it is a fact that an , 'attorney bas been
investigating tho alithenticity of the
man with a view to Suing the original
It is overwhelming to contemplate
the derision which will be: heaped on
Asheville if such
a suit is orougnt.
Other cities jealous
of the petrified
man, have all along insisted that the
man was a fake, but Asheville stood by
him and said his deputation was un-
sullied. . And now to admit but noth
ing will be admitted until something
is proven. i! :
The history of thei petrified man is
brief that is since he was known. : He
may be Adam .as far as the public
Knows, it. was last March that he was
dug up on Ir. A. Wi Sitton's land near
Mills River. He wore no clothes but
lay in the mud. Great inttrest was
excited and he ; was
ville by Mr. Sitton.;
brought to Ashe-
Asheville; people
became i n te rested among them Messrs.
Noland. Reisecker. Mackev and others.
They sought to buy him but there was
competition and Mri Sitton finally got
about $3,500 from the Asheville men.
They formed a company and offered a
prize ior a suitaoie name, i ne name
chosen was the Pristine Petrified Phe-
nomenon company.
The stock boomed
away above par. The pristine went on
the road with great! success. Sundry
persons, jealous persons of course, de
dared the man was a jfake and that he
was-the same old bundle of mortar that
had been "found" is other places be
forel -Nobody, that i nobody that was
anybody, paid any attention to these
reports and the petrified man took in
sheckels (or quarters in Enirlishl
Rut every man, including petrified,
has his day. The Pristine was taken to
the great" New Orlean$ Confederate re
union. The stockholders' hopes "were
high of much money and the petrified
journeyed in state to New Orleans.
But, alas, when the manager went forth
in the morning to choose a sight for
tho-phenomenon he jwas shocked be
oh"d expression,
petrified men were a
tion.. It looked like
Thirteen - other
ready on exhlbi
all the petrified
men were having a reunion also. Of
course they were fakes but then people
did not; know the difference between
the genuine and the imitation.
The netrified never recovered from
this shock. He did npt say anything,
but his reputation was hurt. He did
not ao mucn gooa atterwards. it is
true he exhibited with some succession
the Afurphy branch where, it might te
saia, ne was Known nis native state as
it were. j
And now pis -owners! go back on mm
what will the result be? Asheville
A warrant has been sworn out against
"A W. Sitton by the Prestine "Petrified
Phenomenon company, charging Mr.
Sitton w;th fraud and bbtaining money
under false pretence. - The case was set
for hearing this afternoonat 3 o'clock
before Justice Waddelli le t V
The Prestine Petrified Phenomenon
company charge that 'the7 petrified man"
they bought from Mr. Sitton wa&a fakej
and that Mr. Sitton knwj; ii' was not
g enuine. ' ThePresti ne com pany '; paid
Mr." Sitton 3;5QjO foijt the uman of
stone.". ,-V:'--;-? :r ' ' ; 'v
It has bedn rumored f for some time,
that there was going tc be something
Hoing In "petrifieVcirch? and Judge
W. 3 '.'Brown, counsel fhr '.the i company,
not long ag-inade.a. , trip to Charlotte
and Spartanburg oV the purpose of se
curing evidence showing that then 'mah
had been dug up 1a some place in outh
Carjoii n a hauled' through the country in
a. wagon to Mr. Sitton's faring and there,
by the light of the moon;, again planted,
Lock Craig, Frank Carter and W. P;
B'rown will represent the Prestine Pet
rified Phenomenon company at the trial.
At 3:30 Justice Waddeil was patiently
waiting for. the case against Mr Sitton
to be called, but the defendant had, not
showjaup. sjbei warrant against Mr.
Sitton was issued several days asro, . and
f the caseset for trial thia afternoon but
jthe warrant has not yet been returned
and It is not known 'whether or not it
has been'served. "vy.f
.T. RVan, Ness of Charlotte, who was
siimmoned. as witness in the, case:
came in this;Uftemoon" and is, waiting
for tho trial to take nlace.4 - '-f...T...
-If- -
Judge Justice Talks Sense To Grand
Jury at Monroe.
The christian religion and the virtne of
our women is at the Very bottom of -our
civilization, and we.are taught the science
of government and the obedience to law at
the very cradle.
www -
The duty of educating the risfng genera
tion, to give our children the advantages
which the times demand, is too apparent
for us to discuss . Judge'Justice.
- p. . .,'
There's no' passing upon the grand jury,
no sayirg that this man or that man shal
serve. But you were, selected entirely by
accident, after your names had been put on
the list by the county commis.ioners. You
come from every part of the country. It is
presumed, therefore, that you wil! know of
anv violations of the law, and you are
sworn to make diligent; inquiry into al
matters and things that to you shall be giv
en. - - ' - .' '
; I
I am charfiins men who love law who
love their country, who know their duty to
their country, their State, and as a part o
the court. f r
V .1 f: -
You have said that yon will esent no
oue for envy, hatred or malice. These
m . - !
sentiments are the worst of all in the hu
man heart, and they do not gyow natural
ly. They have to be cultivated. "We take
a-little disagreement or unpleasantness 'and
and cbt rish it and cultivate it into hatred,
envy and malice, I ave thog ht that the
most nicserable one is the good man that is
hot on speaking terms with his neigh
bors. -
The law, fprmcry held human life; less
sacred than it does now. Former lyihere
were hundreds of offenses punishable with
death. Ndw there are only four murder
in ihe first degree, arson, burglary,' and
rape. Yon can't find a gand jury that ; wil
fail to.indictjor thislast offence. And ii
the testimony is clear and forcible, you
can't find.a jury that will fail to couvict
nor a judge who will fail to pass the death
penalty, nor a governor that will not keep
his hands off. Mouroe Journal.
' Marriage at Brevard. ;
Brevard, Nov. 5. The prettiest church
wedding that ever took place in. this city
was celebrated this morning at 9 o'clock in
the M. E. Chnrcbr South, when Misses
Bertha and Ethel England, the beautiful and
accomplished daughters of Mr. and Mrs
TD. England, were united in the bonds
ot wedlock-to Mr. Beverly W Trantham
hind Mr. W. Hume Harris. 1 he ceremony
was performed by Rev. 8. H.Hilliard, of
Hendersonville, assisted by Rey. C. i P.
Moore, Pastor of the church. The church
was very tastefully decorated irk white and
trreen effects, interspersed with chrysanths
mums and pot. plants. " As -the wedding
march was played by Mrs. D. M. Douglas,
the wedding party approached the altar
preceded by the youag lady ushers, Misses
Elura Morris, Eva Pruett. Mattie Ne
Clarke and Leona Allison, and the flower
girls. Misses Edith England and Nellie For
sy the. Miss Bertha aud r Mn; Trantham
were acebmpan ied by Mr. James Trantham
ana Miss Delia King, and Miss Ethel and
Mir. Harris by Mr Huger Hawkins and Miss
Addie Mae Councill. '1 . , s i
Turn on the Light.
Cardinal Gibbons' has given commenda
tion to an English Version- of the fours
gospels which an American printer has
prepartt'ihe"'Gre'ek:" texk direct.
Throughout ihe translation this priest
ly scholar puts the : word "repent" in
place 6f the 4do penance" of the :Domat
Bible. .This not only repudiates the
auinoruy-oi me vuiigaw,. but knocks
away the foundation of ; the Catholic
doc tine of. penance. We joyfully sub
mit this as another exhibit in proof tf
our frequently repeated thesis that
the Catholic Church Is changing toward
troth in spite of itself in this free land
and under the pressure of popular liberty
Interior. ISurcly a brighter day is dawn-
pDourt-martiaU in the navy have
growa at air alarming pace. Judge
Advocate Lamlv shows tthnf.
there-were 4,5G5 summary court s
martial.for thq yeat ending -Jujie '
py, uaiusvoijz cascaithe pre.
TTfE have just! received a full line of winter (goods,
VV. all kinds, at CUT RATE PRICES. ' We ad
vise our customers nor to delay. Call at once and
have the benefit of FIRST SELECTION,
If you need a COOKING STOVE, buy from us; we
have all kinds, and heaters too. We - can give you
the best and cheapest goods to be had North or South,
in Dry Goods,-Groceries, Hardware and Shoes . . .
fThe f Winter - Resorts
Soithern Railwacy
t The Southern Railway announces the
sale of round-trip Winter Excursion
tickets to all the principal resorts of
the South, beginning October, 15, 1903.
' The winter reports of North and
South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
are especially inviting to those in search
of health and pleasure. In these States
are such noted resorts as" Pinehurst,
N. C., Camden, Aiken, Summerville, S.
C, Charleston, S. C, Augusta, Savan
nah, Brunswick, Jeckyl Island and
Thomasyille, Ga., Jacksonville, St. Au
gustine, Ormond, Dayton, Palm Beach,
Rockledge,KMiami and Tampa, Fla.;
also the resorts of Porto Rico and Cuba,
best reached via Southern Rail way.
Tickets on sale up" to and including
April 30, i 1904, limited to return until
May 31, 1904.
Southern Railway affords elegant
train service, with the latest Tullman
Drawing Room Sleeping Cars, operated
through between principal cities and
resorts, elegant Dipinsr Car service,
and everything for the cdmfort and
pleasure. of the traveler.
Ask nearest Ticket Agent - for fur
ther information and discriptive liter-
ature. ' !.:; .. '-.
The Land of the Sky"
and "Sapphire Country."
Ideal ! Winter Resorts.
The Southern Railway reaches the
ideal winter resorts of the "Hand of the
Sky" and "'Saphire Country, "-.including
Asheville, N. C, Hot SpvW&r J
C, Hendersonville, N. C Brevard and
Lake Toxaway. The climate of this
section is unparalleled, suitable for in
valid,, athlete I or sportsman, and offers
every charm of an ideal Winter Resort.
Elegant tourist hotels Through Sleep
ing Cars from principal cities.
Tourist Tickets now on sale at very
low rates. ; Ask nearest Ticket agent
for detailed (information and descrip
tive literature.
v BY
Of Union. S. C.
FIFTY families or about TWO HUNDRED
: Toppers, Knitter Loopers and Finishers, ages
from 11 to 35, to make good wages at any and
all of the work offered by us, all of which is nice
; anoeasy, and the prices, we pay: are much high
er than paid by any other hosiery mill in the
South. We have young-men and young ladies
who make from $25. to $35 each per month.
J We also want FIVE. HUNDRED rood
Cedar Posts..- ; t -
i : , - - APPLY TO
J. HQAULTv & Hgr.
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y .Aw.i-ma uues Store
f ' m fed Eiaest iiouto East
ASK INvtv....
Sale Under Execution.
United States
-TnTin Wpavpr
G. G. Weaver, f NOTICE OF SALE,
F, Li, Weaver.
By virtue of a Fi Fa execution issued the 2nth
day of June 1903, by H. C. Cowley. ( 'lork of tv
ed States District Court at Charlotte, (lirmei It
the undersigned United States Marshal I wiiion
the first Monday, the 7th day of December a n
iwua, at ine jourt nouse aoor in the town of rn
lumbus, N. C. during the legal hours of sale ken
to the highest, bidder for cash to satisfy safd F
Fa execution and costs, ail the rirht title -irui
interest which the said John Weaver, one of. the
said defendents above named, has in and to the
following described real estate. t3-wit:
All of the said John Weaver's one-eighth int"r
est in and to the following described trait of
land conveyedto M. M. Weaver, bwjohn Garri-1
son, LtN. Wilcox and wife Anna 'C. Wilcox on
the 12th day of May, 1896 and recorded in iiook
No. 17 at page 176 of the Records of Deeds of
polk county and described as follows : -
Beginning at a stake ie the Howard Gup road
Lee Morts corner and running thence with Lee
Morts line N. 65 degrees E. 104 poles to a stake in
his line; thence with line of lot 14 Curitan Plan
N. 7 degrees W. 87 poles to a hickorv: thence X
27 degrees W. 23 poles to a pine corner of lot 14
thence ;With line of said lot N. tH)1 J degrees y
95 poles to a stake in the Howard s ( iap Road
thence with said road SI SO degrees W. 10 poles
to a DODlar. S. W. to a stake. S. 7 de frees V. M
poles S. 8 degrees. W. 20 poles. S. 3-.' degrees E.
12 poles to a pine, S- 24 degrees S4 poles to a pine
S 24 degrees E. 26 poles to the nepinnin? corner
containing 1 II acres more or less:
The said John Weaver being a non resident
and having no homestead tin the state of North
Also all the right title and interest at the
defendant F. L Weaver! Jn and to the' following
described parcel of land to wit:
Beginning in the said F. L. Weaver's north
line of home place about 10 poles West of said F.
Li. Weaver's pine corner at a branch ami runs X
87 degrees "W. about 122 poles to a pine stump
near St. Pauls Church, thence N. 3 decrees y.
7 poles to a stoke, thence NY 87 degrees W. lu
poles to a black oak, thence S. 3 degrees W. 15
poles to a chustnut, thence N. 87 degrees WY 10
poles to a chustnut, thence S. 22 degrees E 'te
poles to a chustnut, thence'S. 3 degrees W. TJ4
poles to a stone, thence a straight line To the
beginning, containing (50 acres more or less The
same being the excess of home stead allotted to
the said F. Li. Weaver.
The object of saii Kale is as before said to satis
fy said F i. F a. execution and cost. " 1
This 23rd day of Oot. 1103.
Per. T. C. Israel, , Marshal
' Deputy Marshal.
: The Southern Railway reaches the
ideal winter resort of the "'La ml of
oe okv and "Happire Country," m-
cludingr AshevilleN. C, Hot !Sprin??,
N. C, Hendersonville, N. t ., Brevard
and Lalce Toxaway. The climate of
this section is unparalleled, suitable for
invalid, athlete or sportsman, and of
fers every charm of an ideal Winter
Resort. Elegant tourist hot els. Through
Sleeping Carsirom principal cities.
- lounst Tickets now on sale at very
low rates. Ask nearest Ticket Ayent
tive literature.
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