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Mark Twain Heard From,
A year or so ago when Mark Twain was crossing the Atlantic he made the acquaintance of a young woman who was a pupil of St. Timothy’s School at Cantons ville, Md,, a suburb of Baltimore, and promised her that he would attend the commencement at her school when she graduated. Last week Mark made his word good and following is the advice which he gave the graduating class: “There is nothing for me to do but to tell young ladies what not to do. There are three things that you should never do on any occasion: “First—Don’t smoke—that is, not to excess. I am 73 and always smoked duriug my seventy-three years to excess. “Second—Don’t drink—that is, to excess. “Third—Don’t marry—that is, to excess. “Now, if you young ladies re frain from all these things you will have all the virtue that any one will honor and respect. “Another thing I want to say, and that is that honesty is the best policy. “I remember when I had just writen ‘Innocents Abroad,’ when I and my partner wanted to start a newspaper syndicate. We need ed $3 and did not know where to get it. While we were in a quan dary I spied a valuable dog on the street, I picked up the canine and sold him to a man for $3, Afterward the owner of the dog came along and I got $3 from him for telling him where the dog was. So I went back and gave the $3 to the man whom I sold it to, and I have lived honestly ever since.”—Exchange. Sounded Like Swee Music. Will Rosedoro, colored, is serv ing a three-year sentence on the chain gang for cruelty to a horse belonging to the Sikes Company and for larceny, made a break for liberty last Friday afternoon while at work on the roads southwest of town. The convict was fleeing from the dogs and guards when Sion H. Rogers, who lives about a mile out on the Griffith road, spied him and gave chase. As Mr. Rogers, who is fleet of foot, outran the negro and was almost np with him, the couvict seized a heavy pine pole and struck at Mr. Rogers with all his might, barely missing his head, Mr. Rogers sav ing his life only by a quick dodge. The pole struck the ground with such force that it broke and then the negro made another desperate attempt to hit Mr. Rogers with the piece Btill in his hands. Mr Rogers was unarmed and just as the negro raised the broken pole to make the second lick at him Guard Wolfe dashed up and shot the ne gro in the arm with a pistol mak ing a wound, which Btopped furth er fight on the convicts part and which will probably result in a stiff arm for life. Mr. Rogers says that under the circumstances the report of that pistol sounded good to him, that with a big pole in the hands of a desperate negro trying to kill him swishing above his head the report of that pistol, fired in his defense, sounded tc his ears sweeter than any music he ever heard.—Monroe Enquirer Conditions In the Co'ton Belt. Conditions throughout the cot ton belt are not as encouraging aB they were at this time last year, the crop being late and generally poor. Iu its weekly review of the weather aud.the crops, The New Orleaus Picayune says that the past week has been generally fav orable to the cri ps in the matter of weather. This does not mean that the weather throughout the Cotton Belt, for instance has been ideal, but it certainly has been an improvement over the experience of the preceeding week, which was characterized by excessive rains in many parts of the central portion of the belt. Good weather dur ing the past six or seven days has permitted the resumption of farm work and an improved condition of affairs has resulted . In Texas there has deen some comj laint but iu most portions of that State the crop is doing well, if accounts are to be believed, although'there, as elsewhere, the plants are back ward aub conditions generally do not compare favorably with last year. While good weather from now on may do much to improve the situation, it is scarcely pos sible to look forward to a full yield after the unsatisfactory start the cotton crop has made. A True Soldier of the Gross. Rev. Dr. H. G. Hil'.of Maxton, the venerable pastor of the Max ton and Centre Presbyterian churches, who spent yesterday and last night in the city in attend ance upon the sessions of the board of regeuts of Barium Springs Orphanage, is one of the most eminent ministers in the Southern General Assembly. He was asked a few days ago the num ber of sermons he had preached. After thinking a short time he re sponded that his recollection as to figures did not go farther, back than 1871, but that since that time he had preached, approxi mately, 4,900 sermons and had delivered something like 2,200 addresses. Dr. Hill is about 77 years of age and is a splendid type of that robust, millitant c'ergy of of by-gone days. He has held al most every honor in the gift of his church, having servered as moder ator of the Synod of North Caro lina and moderator of the General Assembly. For the past 36 years he has been a member of Ihe board of trustees of Union Theo logical Seminary, Richmond, Va., h nd for 36 years he has been chair man of the home missions com mittee of Fayetteville PresbyWy. Dr. Hill, while in the city, was the guest of his friend, Rev. Dr, P, R. Law, at the Central.—Char lotte Observer. A Strange Case. Omaha, Neb, June 16.—Helen Wells, a twenty-year-old girl is to-day in constant peril of being blown ud, with her only hope of life resting on the action of chem icals given her to dissolve a quan tity of guncotton she swallowed. Doctors fear to operate on the girl because of the danger of ex plosion and all day she has been resting on a heavy mattress with a double set of springs and tied in -uch a manner that she cannot move a muscle. The girl had a quarrel with her sweetheart and wbb severely beat en. She was taken to the police station and in the surgeon’s room grabbed a bottle and swallowed the contents, which proved to be guncotton. She was slung in a canvass hammock and removed to the garrage,.but was later placed on the bed with springs. Unless Bhe explodes to-day the explosives will have become dis solved. A Fatal Spree. Richmond, Va., June 14.—Jos eph M. Staten, bridge inspector for the Chesapeake and Ohio Rail way, who has just returned from an inspection tour of the line in the State of WeBt Virginia, tells >f the remarknble death of eight laborers on the Piuey Creek branch of the Chesapeake and Ohio, near the town of Raleigh, following a night of revelry, in which a bar rel of beer played a prominent part, According to Staten, the men purchased a full barrel of the beer, set it up in their shack in tne mountains, and proceeded to drink it. Later the entire eight were discoved lying about on the beds and on the floor dead. The barrel was taken into the yard and '.he beer allowed to es \ 1 „ 4- 1,.nr. ft 1, SI «,ftft found on the bottom of the bar rel after all the beer had been drawn off. It is presumed that tho snake, in his death agony, injected enough of his poison into the beer to kill the men who drank it. How's This? We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall’s Catarrh Cure. P. J. Cheney & Co , Toledo, O. We, theundersigued,haveknown P. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly honora ble in all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligation made by his firm Warding, Kinnan & Marnin, wholesale druggists, Toiedo, O. Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken in ternally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price 75 cents per bottle. Sold by all druggists. Take Hall’s Family Pills for constipation. -—— - • W To relieve constipation, clean outthe bowels, tonoaud strengthen the digestive organs, put them in a natural condition with Hollis ter’s Rocky Mountain Tea, the most reliable tonic for thirty years. 85 cents, Tea or Tablets. Cornelison & Cook. 1 i THE PROTECTION THEORY. (Continued from page 1 ) paradoxical. ‘Whenever’, to con tinue the passage, ‘providence, through the blessing of genial seasons, fills the nation’s stores with plenteousness, then, and then only, has the cry of ruin to the cultivator been proclaimed as the one great evil for legislation to repress.’ This is indeed the very meanr g of the principle of protection. When the commodity which the protected interest has to dispose of, is so abundant as to be easi y attained by the common body of consumers, then, of course, the protected interest is injured in its particular way of making money, and expects the State to do something to secure it in the principal advantage of its mono poly. The greater quantity of grain a good harvest brings for the bene fit of all the people, the less the price the corn grower can charge for it, His interest as a mono polist is always and inevitably op posed to the interest of the com munity. But it is easy even now, when we have almost forgotten the dayB of protection, to see that the corn grower is not likoly to either rec ognize or admit this conflict of in terest between his protection and f ho nil hlio nrol fern A onut the natural tendency of every man to think that which does him good must do good to the com munity, there was, undoubtedly, something very fascinating in the theory of protection. It had a charming give and take, live and lot live, air about it. ‘You give me a little more than the market price for my corn, and don’t you see I shall be able to buy all tho more ■>t your cloth and tea and sugar, or to pay you the higher rent for your laud?’ Such a compact seems reasonable and tempting. * * * *. Wo have seen in labor times how every class in succession has re sisted the movement of the prin ciple of free trade when it came to be applied to its own particular interests. The paper manufactu rers liked it as little in 1860, as the landlords and farmers had done lifteeu years earlier. When the cup conies to be commanded to the lips of each interest in turn, wo always find that it i.s received as a poisoned chalice, and taken with much shudderiugaudpassion ate protestation.” Deranged Farmer Found in Well. Newbern, Juue IS.—Jonas Ra d r, a good farmer living just west of Newton, has been declared in sane and cent to the hospital at Morganton. I.aBt Thursday morn ing he left bis house about day break, and was later found in a well, whore it is supposed he low ered himself by a rope. When his roscurers reached him, he was squatted down in the water which was about waist deep. Mr. Rader is a confederate veteran and has raised a large family. He is an uncle of Lonnie Rader, who mur dered Miss Bollinger in Startown last September.—Charlotte Obser ver. Juniors to Re-open High Point Hospital. High Point, June 18.—The Junior Order Hospital, which a short time ago closed down, has reopened under new management Through the efforts of the local Juniors a first-class hospital seems assured High Point. At the meet ing of the hospital board last night the following officers were elected : J. W. Sechrest, president; J. P Redding, vice-president; W. 0. Heinhon, treasurer; John Schruggs, secretary.— Charlotte Observer, Jr. 0. U. A. M. Change R'tual. Detroit, Mich., June 17—The National Council Junior Order of United American Mechanics to-day passed a resolution changing the ritual of the order so that it will contain three degrees instead of one. A resolution was passed ac cepting the offer of the Tennessee State Conn'il to donate grounds and buildings for a home for old indigent members of the order. Health Never Fails to Restore Gray Hair to Its Natural Color and Beauty. No matter how long it has been gray or faded. Stops its falling out, and positively removes Dandruft. Refuse all substitutes. Is not a dye. $1 and 50c. bottles, at druggists, or by mail. Send 2c for free book “The Care of the Hair.’* Philo Hay Spec. Co., Newark, N. J. at_jsaiir_ u-.-rar^jBMerfcfasar SPENCER ITEMS, Some Short Items of Interest in our Neighbor Town. Spencer Crescent, April 29tli. Dr J. W. Carlton was elected a director in the new Potomac Heights Land Company yesterday. The infant daugter of Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Sceeny died between 3 and 4 o’clock, last Tuesday night. Rev. J. E. Kirk, of China Grove delivered a very interesting ser mon at the East Spencer Baptist Church, Sunday morning to a large attendance, and again in tho evening, continuing his ministra tions each evening this week, with gratifying effect. Owing to the kinds of washout in these recent storms here, the editor’s cornfield ana potato patch look unpromising; hue the snap beaus have redeemed our rep utation as a farmer. We very much regret to learn from Prof Caswell that in a very short time he will remove his home to Salisbury. Not that we be grudge Salisbury any good thing, but that Spencer hates to Iobb a good citizen. During his resi dence here and hissuporintendenca of the Spencer Graded School, he has made and retained many friends and his work has been sincerely appreciated . Mrs Cas well also, by her delightful urban ity and invariable interest iu all that pertains to our social and ma terial good, has added much to both Prof. Caswell in May accepted charge of the grammar department iu Salisbury Graded School; and will douht'oss fill the position with satisfaction to all concerned Dr. Mims has Left Trinity. Durham, June 15 —The resi dence of 15 years hero was broken to day when Dr. Edwin Mims left for Charlottesville, V., where he teaches six weeks in the Universi ty Summer School. Dr. Mims will not return tc Durham. From Charlottesville he goes to Paducah, Ky., for a short visit and then sets sail with Mtb Mims and the children for a trip of one year abroad. He will not spend a great deal of time in the universities hut will travel. Returning a year later he will take nil the chair of English of the University.—Special to Char lotte Observer, THIRD OPERATION PREVENTED By Lydia E.Pinkham’s Veg etable Compound Chicago, 111. — " I want to toll you what Lydia E. PinUhaiu's Vegetable Compound did for me. 1 was so sick that two of tin-best doctors in Chicago said I would die it I did not have ail - ___ i : .. i i .... l already had two operations, and they wanted me to go through a third one. I suffered day till'd night from in llammation and a small tumor, and never thought of seeing a well day tigain. A friend told me how Lydia L. 1'inkham’s Veg CUIII1C v i > 1111 m > 111 ill II,ill inii iri i III i, Ii IIII I tried it, and after tlu» third bottle was cured.” Mrs.Ai-VKNA Sckklikg, II Langdon Street, Chicago, 111. If you are ill do not drag along at home or in your place of employment until an operation is necessary, but build up the feminine system, and re move the cause of those, distressing aches and pains liy taking Lydia E. l’inkham's Yeget aide Compound, made from roots and herbs. For thirty years it lias been the stan dard remedy for female ills, and has positively restored the. health of thou sandsof women who have been troubled with displacements, inflammation, al teration, fibroid tumors, irregularities, periodic pains, backache, bearing-down feeling, llatulency, indigestion, dizzi ness, or nervous prostration. Why don’t you try it? THE NORTH CAROLINA State Normal and Industrial College Maintained by the State for the Women if North Carolina. Knur regular Jourses Lading to Degrees. Special Jourses loi Teachers. Fall session be gins September 15, 19( 19. Those de uring to enter should apply as early as lossible. For catalogue and other in ormation address I. I. FOUST, Pres., Greensboro, IN. C. li-sn-tut nil National Association Travelers Protective Association of America, Ashuille, N. C., May 31st, June 5th, ISO. For above occasion Southern Railway announce special low rates whiiJi will he open to the public. The following round trip re will apply from points uatD , O'.r'f.otte.$4 60 Salisbury . . . .$4 55 Greensboro .$5.95 Winston Salem.$5.35 Approximately low rates from ether p lints. Dates of sale May 28th. 29th, 30th, and for trains scheduled to arrive at Asheville before three p. m. May 81st; good to leave Asheville returning thirty days from, hut not including date of sale. For further information call ou your ticket agent, or write R L. VERNON. D P. A Land Posters for sale at The Watch man office, 10 cents per dozen Do You Want t o Help Make Good Times ? Then put your money in our bank. We will put it into Circulation and pay you 4 PER CENT INTEREST This will make prosperity and everybody will be benefited. WOl LOANS TRUST CO. The State’s Strongest Banking Institution. OPEN AN ACCOUNT WITH THE FIRS? NAIIONAL BANK. SALISBURY, N. C. W. C. Coughknouk, President, T C Ltnn, Vice-President, W II. White C‘,shier. Capital - - - £50,000 00 Stockholders' Liability - 50,000 00 Surplus and Profits - 53,58158 Deposits' January I, 1909, 317 785 06 Resoiuc s January 1,1909, 459,736 84 D'hk runs : John S Henderson, II. • ^tw.dl, T. C. Linn, H. N. v>^Pd.\on, Bui ton Cringe, W. S. Blaekmor, Walter H. Woodson, W. B Strachan, A H. Price, W C Coughenour. Every accommodation extended con sistent with safe hanking. W. H. WHI TE, Cashier. THE C00LEEMEE JOURNAL Published at Cooleemee, N. C. Edited by J. G, Sell. A wide-awake, up-to-date progressive paper, contains ail the news, both state and county, also ail the news of Davie «'»nd\«yjroutiding counties. One of the !>i‘sl opportunities for Salisbury to ad vertise their business in surrounding counties, as Salisbury is the all-impor tant market for the people, as they have near three thousand inhabi ants and only 13 miles from t his place. Sub scription $1.00 per year and advertising rates very reasonable. Address all cmr.n .t.\ ations to Coo ler muse Journal, t uox 29, Ooolee mee. N. O. Phot • r.'j. 0. 12-2 tf 1 SO YEARS EXPERIENCE I Trade Marks Designs Copyrights Ac. Anyone sending a sketch and description ms* (iilcU!v see*. Lain our opinion free whet her an nvo.ntion is probably patent able. < 'oniniunicn rions si rietly eoidhloiifial. Handbook on Patents sent. free. Oldest agency for securing patents. Patents taken through ilium & To. receive special not ice, without diurge, in the Scientific Jteerican. A handsomely Mlustraf ed weekly Largest dr illation of any scientific journal. Terms. $3 a -or . tour luor'hs. fl. Seal by nil newsdealers. j?. ?:n #««**»*• v. Rjgyy Ygclt i Where to Go to Buy HARNESS!! Whmi in need of good, reliab'e, i single or double wagon or buggy j Home-made Harness don’t fail to hunt up our place on the corner ’ of I Innis and 1 ee Greets, j We also do llrst class repairing I on short notic' and at reasonable j prices. Our line of Saddles, Collars, Bridles, Halters, Whips, Brushes, ' Combs, Robes, Harness Oil and t other horse supplies is always ( complete and ready for inspec- ( tion. j We solicit a portion ol your patronage and invite you to call ’ and see our stock. 1 If your horse is injured in an} 1 way get a bottle cf our Horse | Liniment. No cure, no pay. ^ Hartline & Co.; Phone 483, 180 East Inniss St r Dll EC immediate relief from riLL.3 Dr. Shoop's Magic Ointment. **——wwb—a—aMa^mMaiiini j-jur ■BHBBgBaj&riagaKa^^aasar The largest and most up-to-the j minute line of Spring Shoes and Oxford Ties in the State awaits you at this store! We cordially invite you to make our store your camping place when in the city. A Large Line of Spring Sam ples Just Arrived. BELL SHOE STORE, I SALISBUV, IN. C. P. Ask to see the Ankle Pinup. 1909 Agony in Shoodom. FURNITURE. Furniture is one of the Essentials of a home, its quality and quan tity determines the comforts of its owner. We would like to see every iome in the county luxuriously furnished, and. we would like to sup ply just as much of such furnishings as possible. This is why we ad vertise. We want you to know that we handle furniture and that we ire anxious to sell you some. We carry a largo stock including the plain which is good and substantial and sold at small figures, and the more pretentious and luxurieut, which, though higher in price, is worth every cent that we ask for it. It is both useful and ornamental When in need of Furniture don’t forget us. You are cordially invited to give us a call and we assure of every possible courtesy whether you buy or not. Very respectfully. W. B. Summerset!, 108 W. Inness St. - - Salisbury, N. C. I J. 0. WHITE & CO., f X Carriage and Wagon Builders, f ▼ FARM AND DRAY WAGO^. I ■ DELIVERY WAGONS, OPEN AND TOP, REST QUALITY AND 11,.. $ a We Bell the celebrated Geo. E. Nissen & Co’e Farm and a 9 Log Wagons, fully warranted. 9 ▲ Old Carriages and Buggies! repaired, painted and made ▲ ■ as good as new. 31 Sk New Tops made and old Tops repaired. New Cushions A 9 furnished and old Cushions repaired. 9 • New Dashes furnished and Old Frames Re-covered A Rubber Tires a Specialty . sttel tired wheels changed to 9 a Rubber Tires. Old rubber tires repaired. a 9 All kiiidstof Wood and Iren Work dene at short notice. B a W'e have skilled workmen in each depart im nt. 9 Surreys, Buggies and Wagons for Sale. 9 A Harness of all kinds made and repaired. Call and get a ■ prices. B 0 J. O. WHITE & CO. 0 • • • '• £&©$®®®®®®®® ••©€ ®#$©®®#$& Buy Wedding’ and Birthday ® GIFTS OF FURNITURE! at 2 WRIGHT'S. I © F I ar° °f varions kin<1s- fr"n> the little, meaning- ® VJ 1 Jh Jt t3 less trifle to the P uhst a I > t ia I n t - <1 appie-dative The gift that lusts longest is generally the most useful anti ® serviceable and the longest to be remembered. \ Flf D M ITI1 D F comes ill the class of the sub-® T VJ Fill I 1 U Fl Erf stantial and appreciative. It 2 is useful, will give long service and can be used in all parts 2 of the house, porch or yard. Jt may ho ornamental or just for © service, expensive or cheap 9 D 1 F II T the Furniture dealer, has a large® VV ,11 1 VJ F 1 1 | and well selected stock every variety, ® price, and suitable for any place or home. His mammoth ® stock is awaiting your inspection and is such to greatly assist ® you in making appropriate selections. l)o not fail togive hiro^h a call. Respectfully, ®k GEO. W. WRIGHT.S Furniture Dealer and Undertaker. ®,® Coffins, Caskets, Burial Robes, Etc. • Hie Watchman $1.00 Year.