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MASK OF THE FALSE LIFE.
A Pertinent and timely Article Which is Worth Careful Perusal. I want to make a plea for the man who has a reasonable income and tries to live within it. His problem becomes greater as his children grow up around him and the expense of living increases. He needs help and he deserves it, for when you come to think of it he is the bed rock of our civiliza tion, the supporter of law and or der and, as a rule, the example of a clean life. This help he needs against the hourly temptations to grant this or allow that to his family or to himself, to keep up with others, to whom shall ha look for it? To his church? It would seam that it, or the members thereof, ought to be able to help him. But does it? On the contrary some of the most irresistible appeals come from that very source, appeals that tempt him most, appeals not always or alone the eloquence of the preacher to his religious duty or charitable instincts, but some times, it must be admitted, to his pride and vanity by methods one would rather not see employed. I hat man of the class I am de scribing, who hasn’t had the strength to resist these appeals, will also be found lacking in the power to withstand the tempta tions that come to him when the coils of debt tighten about his already weakened soul. The pro cess of declne is as plain to re flective observers as the descent of the drunkand, although it may be less spectacular. First there ''"domes a hardening in his dealings with his fellows, a feeling that the world owes him a living, a growing recklessness in the man agement of his affairs, ending in speculation, gambling, or worse. In view of this well known fact, I venture the deliberare state ment) that he who induces a man to assume obligations that he is unable to meet, without a revo lution in his manner of living, is guilty of as great a wrong as one who tempts another with drink. If one tends to lead to habits that destroy the body and ultimately the soul, the pressure of debt up in a man who is led into it through pride and vanity tends equally to destroy the soul. There is more hope to the community, to morali 1,1 ty and to religion from the drunk ard, than there is from the gambl er and the thief. Jb ortunately lor the good ot hu manity, all men who drink do not become drunkards, and all who have been led to assume debts they cannot pay, do not become gamb!ers or thieves. The world over, good people are trying to help men and women who are dis posed toward drunkenness, and some drunkards are now leading in this fight. Public sentiment had lessened this evil before the great activity of recent years be gan. Put, so far as I know, there is no helping hand extended to the man who is trying to live within his means. Society de mands more from him, public charity demands more and the church demands more. Infatuat ed and excited advocates of vari ous schemes of cure-alls and up lifts ridicule or abuse him, in ig norance of what he may be doing in directions out of their narrow line of vision, and the only help he has is direct from God Al mighty and his own inherited backbone, I make a plea for this man who saves us from the grinning mask of the false life.—X in Charlotte Observer. Does Coffee disagree with you? Probably it does 1 Then try Dr, Shoop’s Health Coffee. “Health Coffee” is a clever combination of parched cereals and nuts. Not a grain of real Coffee, remember, in Dr. Shoop’s Health Coffee, yet its flavor and taste closely matches old Java and'Mocha Coffee. If your stomach, heart or kidneys can’t stand Coffee drinking, try Health Coffee. It is wholesome, nourishing and satisfying. It’s nice even for the youngest child. Sold by N. P Murphy. Some of the New Laws. To amend the charter of the Smoky Mountain Railway. To legalize the marriages per formed by unlicensed mission aries. To relieve the commissioners of Concord. Excluding minors in Wake county from bar rooms, pool rooms and dispensaries. To allow the State board of health to provide preventive treat ment of hydrophobia. The Senate concurred in the House amendments to the bill reducing poll taxes in cities and towns to $2. Regarding the execution of deeds by corporations. To protect electrical power transmission lines. Amending the charter of the Hampton & Hertford Railway. Prescribing qualification of dis pensary comm'ssioners. To pay Brunswick county com missioners $3 a day. xu arnuuu me auwhu county road law. To authorize the State Oyster Commissioner to borrow $2,000 to buy a patrol boat. To direct clerks of the county courts to invest trust funds in banks of not less than 4 per cent, to allow the State to make proof of the illegal sale of liquor, by means of United States license. To prevent public drunkenness in Cherokee and Yadkin. To protect shell fish in Onslow. To make better provisions for the National Guard of the State. To prevent corporations from preventing public improvements by right of way, etc,, applying to Caswell, Rockingham and Brunswick counties. To amend the insurance law. To exempt certain students from road and street duties. To regulate the compensation of State employes. To enlarge the power of the State medical board in issuing licenses. To regulate the writing of pre scriptions by physicians in Mecklenburg. Killed in a Boat. Sergent, Ky., March 9.—Thack er Rice and Speed and Elijah Bai ley, brothers, were killed in a desperate fight in a boat when crossing the Kentucky river, 20 miles below here. With them was John Ellsmore. A dispute arose between Ellsmore and Rice, whereupon the Bailey brothers took sides with Rice Ellsmore, without warning, struck Rice on the head with an oar and then a fight with knives and pistols fol lowed. Ellsmore, himself badly wounded, finally reached shore with his companions, but they died soon after. Mid-Year Meeting. Mooresville, March 10,—The mid-year meeting of the presiding elders and mission board of the Western North Carolina Confer ence adjourned Saturday. Pre elders and laymen from different charges over the Conference Dis trict were in attendance. It was the purpose of the meeting to re main in session until tonight but on account of sickness in several of the families of those in attend ance and good progress being make in their work it was decided to adjourn last night.—Special to Charlotte Observer. Death of Captain Coit. News was received here Satur day of the death at Temple, Tex as, of Capt. W, H. Coit. Death, resulted from Bright’s disease. The deceased was well known in Salisbury. He was a brother of Capt. J, T. Coit and father of Mrs. John Wakefield and Elliot Coit. The interment was at Renner, Texas. -• • Mary—Dark circles under the eyes indicate a sluggish circula tion, torpid liver and kidneys. Exercise and Hollister’s Rocky Mountain Tea will make you well and beautiful. 86 cePts, Tea or Tablets. T. W. Grimes Drug Co. BREACH IN THE PARTY. Senator Kluttz Gives his Impressions of the Legislature’s Work. This afternoon I asked Senator Whitehead Kluttz, of Rowan, who is counted with the radicals what he thought of the work of the legislature. In reply he said: “The General Assembly of 1907 adjourns, leaving a breach in the Democratic party which only time and the common enemy, Repub licanism can heal. There was a bitterness of personal feeling manifested such as has not been known for years. It is a vast re lief to get back to th9 peace of one’s own roof. Looking back ward, it appears that the legisla ture has done more good and less harm than most legislatures. In my judgment there never was any very good ground for the fear that it might injure business. The railroads in the beginning and the mighty tobacco trust at the end of the session, after the immemo rial custom of their kind and in the latter case with telling effect, unea won, won, wnen tnere was no wolf. But for the blind oppo sition of the railroads, they could have secured a two and one-half passenger rate at the outset. The regulation and reduction of pass enger and freight rates, the in crease of power given the corpora tion commission to regulate pub lic service corporations, the es tablishment of a reformatory, the creation of a system of high schools to open the path from the corn field to the university; the largely increased appropriations for the insane, the old soldiers and all charitable and education al institutions; the founding of a State hospital for the treatment of consumptives—these things will stand as monuments to the wisdom and humanity of the Gen eral Assembly of 1907 when its strifes are forgotten. It would seem that some advance was made along the line of allowing the mu nicipalities more of local self government. In both the Wades boro and Scotland Neck cases, the legislature decided to allow the people the right of suffrage upon the liquor question. This indicates no decline of temper ance or prohibition sentiment, but a rather saner and therefore a more hopeful attitude. “The immigration bill, origi nally commendable because limit ed to nations of our own or simi lar stock, is abortive. Twenty one counties in the oast, and two west, Swain and Montgomery, were excepted and immigrants from any part of the world except southern Italy^ may be brought to those counties and from them of course distributed over the State. Of course this amounts to indiscriminate immigration, and I voted against it, We shall have to trust the wisdom of the State bureau and the limitations of Attorney General Bonaparte’s recent opinion to avoid ultimate ly lowering the standards of citi zenship and the wages of labor as a result of this legislation, which is, I think, the only serious mis take made.”—H. E. C. Bryant in Charlotte Observer. Defaulter Also a Forger. Hartford, Conn., March 9.— That William F. Walker, the de faulting treasurer of the Savings Bank of New Britain, is also a forger to the extent of several thousand dollars is now asserted and the grand jury at its session Tuesday will consider this charge. The State attorney says he is in possession of evidence tending to show that Walker forged notes payable to himself as treasurer of the Connecticut Baptist Conven tion and by so doing had been 1 able to cover up his stealings for several years. -• •-— Boarders Wanted! The Salisbury House, 120 South Long Street, is prepared to ac- ' commodate a few boarders. Rooms nicely furnished, table (fell suppled and prices reasons- ] 2-18 tf. i Snow Storm on Jersey Coast. Philadelphia, March 10 — A heavy snow storm, which se^ms to have centered along the New Jersey coast' and eastern Pennsyl vania, visited this section today. Snow fell continuously for 15 hours to a depth of seven inches. Reports from Atlantic City shows that the fall of snow there was nine inches, with as great a fall at ether const pointB. Through out Pennsj'lvania the storm was almost as severe. At Pottsville, a fall of eight inches is rep >rted audat Lock Haven there was a fall of 10 inches. At Wilkes barre, Scranton, Allentown, Har risburg and other points in the eastern end of the State a similar fall is recorded and in many sec tions the public roads are closed to traffic. The storm was accom panied by a high wind, which caused drifting and traffic on the railroads, particularly in the mountainous sections, was retard ed. Fayetteville is Dry. Fayetteville, March 11.—Fay ettevBlle is dry for true today, the amendment on the local prohibi tion law prohibiting druggists from selling liquor on physicians’ prescriptions. One drug store up to noon today had turned down many prescriptions, and the firms selling liquor are preparing to ship stock back. This is the fag end of prohibition voiced by the the member of the House, Dr. McNeill, a physician who stated that he never knew liquor to dof any one any good, sick or well. At any rate, the very ill, if life depended on it, can get nu liquor now with the present prohibition law. Whether this will close or increase the “blind tigers,” the future will decide.—Special to Charlotte Observer. ---- President to Attend Opening. Washington, March 9. — It is probable that President Roose velt will make the trip to James town to attend the opening of the exposition there on April 26 on the converted yatcht Mayflower or on the Dolphin. In that event he will leave Washington on the afternoon of April 25 and steam down the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay, reaching Jamestown in the morning. President Tucker, of the exposition company, was at the White House today to consult with the officials about the ar rangements for tne trip. -— -- Ex-Senator Pugh Dead. Washington, March 9. —After an illness of a little over a week James L. Pugh, formerly a Sena tor of the United States from Alabama, died in this city to night, aged 87 years. Mr. Pugh caught a severe cold, which turn ed into pneumonia and his con dition grew steadily worse until tonighc when he passed away. He was a native of Burke county, Georgia, and when four years of age was taken to Alabama. In 1861 he was elected to the Con federate Congress and re-elected in 1868. He was a member of the convention that framed the State constitution for Alabama in 1875, and for 16 years waB a mem ber of the Senate of the United States, being succeeded in that body in 1897 by Edmund Win iton Pettus. At Financial Oanger Line. Atlanta, Gu., March 11.—Presi dent W. A. Garrett, of the Sea board Air Line Railroad, who is bn a regular inspection trip, in an interview today, said the railroads bf this country have now reached ;he financial danger line on ac ;ount of adverse legislation, which las already affected their incomes md which promises to still fur ;her curtail them. Railroads so iflfected, he said, will not he able o pay their operating expenses md the interest on their bonds if bresent conditions continue. “It nay mean,” he continued, “that nauy railroads wiil pass into the lands of receivers unless the pen- j ilties are modified.” : $25 will b-\v this POSTALTYPEWRITER Itisihe very thin^- for ministe s, lawyers, doctors merchants, stons contractors, &c. Tt. is made of the b^st mat erial, made for service ; and to last: and will do the work of the more ; ccstiy; visible writing and universal ke\ i board, it ean b * had on irae, and at a liberal , discount to the clergv for cash. Write R L. , Brown, No. 6, Salisbury, N. C. 2 20 4t. 1-i FOR SALE! I offer my farm of 189 acres, more or less, situated uear Geld Hill, for sale, and if not sold pri vately, will be sold publ cly, Monday, April 8th, Ensuing, at 12 M., at- the Court House door, in Salis bury. This farm has a superb dwelling and kitchen, together with barn, wheat-house, corn-crib, work - house, blacksmith shop, smokehouse a n d cotton-house. There are two wells of excellent water. It is finely watered, has abundant meadows, a good pas ture enclosed with wire fence, is timbered with uak, hickory and field pine, is easily cultivated and produces well. Terms: £ cash, balance secured by note and mortgage. L. H. ROTHROCK, Feb. 25,’07 6t. Gold Hill, N. C. »X a - . Wanted. —Old geese feather beds immediately. Best cash prices, address C F. Dickinson, general delivery. Salisbury, N C . ‘Increase Per Acre uand the greatest quantities of every growing thing can readily be pro duced with the liberal use of Virginia Carolina Fertilizers, together with careful cultivation. The materials of which they are made, cause them to en rich the land,'and the plants to come up rapidly and more prolific. Use Vlrginia-Carolina Fertilizers I t on your fruits and fruit-trees of all kinds, corn, wheat and all trucks. For, at harvest time, you will have the largest (for these will “increase your yield per cere”) and finest crops you ever raised in all your farm life. Don’t buy the inferior substitute that any fertilizer agent may try to per suade you to put on your land. VjRGINiA-CAROLINA CHEMICAL CO., Richmond, Va., Horfolk, Va,, Durham, H. (L j Charleston, S. C.f Baltimore, Md„ Atlanta, Ga., Savannah, Ga., Montgomery, Ala., / Memphis, Tenn., Shreveport, la. ■■■■BinnmHHi I FRESH DRUGS, ACCURATE COMPOUND [ f ING AND PROMPT SERVICE. £ 7i The Chestnut Hill Drug Store is the place to have your pre- k ^ scriptions filled for the following good reasons; 'j We handle none but pure fresh drugs. \ 7l We have a prescription ist of 22 years experience who aecu- \ ■aj rately and promptly compounds ail prescriptions sent us. / Our service cannot be equalled for promptness and general / 7| satisfaction. ^ ■^| We carry a nice line of toilet articles, perfumeries, soaps, ^ vj patent medicines, etc. / \j We have just installed a handsome soda fountain and will / 7| dispense all kinds of soft drinks made from pure fruit syrups. ^ Your patronage is respectfully solicited. / H CHESTNUT HILL DRUG CO., I ^ C. M. HIGGINS, Druggist. T. A. DENNISS, Mgr. 7f\7f \ 7f\/f\7ip\ Tf\7|r\%^7f\7lPv7l \7IJ \7* '.Tfx 7f \ 7R\ I J Is Now Over— | ™ 2 but there are left a few rem- ™ A A nants and odd lots of various A K and sundry goods that we X will closeout during the next m # ~ ten days at Almost Any Price # A —in the meantime our store A 1 will be set in order for the V 9 t reception of the New Spring 1 V Stock. i A Our Mr. Kestler will spend A ® !t a week in the Northern Mar- M, X kets for the purpose of ad- |'| W ding to the Staple Lines al- J1 A ready purchased, prior to the 11 ▼ A recent stilt' advance in prices, \ j# m the Newest Novelties in Dress |\W , k I j i Goods, Laces and a thousand JLjl J I j j and one little things that go 1 its J £ \/ to make a Dry Goods Stock \:|!|/ A Complete. k