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* • \ r> _ S \ ( ®Ufcnaj| A Home Newapaper Published iu the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs <* VOL XIV N ). 36. FOURTH SERIES SALISBURY, N. C., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21ST, 1918. ESTABLISHED 1832 THE PRAYER BELL. We Need More Prntiee sn-3 Less Talk. Fray or is ika Mivifi&rs Sacred EteSit Years ago I saw a fine piece of art called The '‘Angeius Bells’ I did not hear the bells’hut the pea sants iii the field stood with bow ed heads - the attitude was very impressive, but I was not im pressed. A few months ago t! e Catholic church in Salisbury put in the belfry some, “Angeius Bells,” and three times each day they call the devout Catholic to priyer. But at 7 a. m. some of the neighbors suddenly awaken ed from the r slumbers felt hke saying “darn the bell,” (Yes, Mr Edhci, I f. it like something else rather than praying.) Then nur good Kpisc paiiau Go vert or. fol lowed by several mayors have adopted various and sundry calls to prayer. Town bells, church bells, electric 'light Hash es and oiiiers, have been drill'd to call tlie people and now the Internationa’ Association -of fno tary Clubs have adopted the call for “a one minute prayer at 11 o’clock" every morning for the success of American arms and A U , 4 -.I.,.-.. . 1 . . F \ ... 1 ’ IUU U1 I u Mi j i . ' ' i — * ■ • - ■ ‘ • ■ ' *•» *■ • ' • This is about the tiniest limit ever sot for prayer in the cata logue of calls. a word about the rriory of G id or th S;o end of his kingdom. Not a work about- praising His great name. This whole business smacks of Romanism and the rankest of ritualism. It looks like some body wants to soil out everything in the line of religion to Rune or her tirst born, and the pope (l never honor him nor the devil with a capita!) is laughing at those in authority who jump at the tempting oa.it of bells. The Jesuit tricks are far more wide spread and dangerous than the “Alien enemy” whom we rightly watch. The prayer ben business, cm smacks of toe Uui.-n of church and stele, The G- com or has no right u> call anj body to pray er by" v-rture of his oihc-c The call to prayer is the call of every individual need. Every lile has its miHit ns of calls more j appealing than any appointment of state, in this matter of pra,) er the soul has been made free and the si ate has no right to dic tate to anybody when and what to pray for. Under the pretext ) of war the stale is meddling t< o much with the individual and the church. The stale has absolute ly nothing to do with calling the people to prayer. rJ he war gives no right to violate the fuudamen tal rights of soul liberty. The Great Kings of kings has made t ie matter of almsgiving, prayer and fastiug the essential of the individum's religion and none ot the authorities of the state have a, right to interfere. These many calls are making prayer a mere j.irm without the power (hereof. If servants of the people would kei p hands off the sacred rights of the individual, the country von id be better off. there would b. j less unrest in the hearts of 1 ,e people, and a vastly deeper i u-rest in the affairs of (he state. As for myself I wih look vs i) to my master when i please : ad 1 don’t propose to suit my ] , ayers to the calls of politk'a .» J-Very Christian should strive <o j> av always and net bedisomrg i , the doing. About a year ago a prcacl-'r a bed me why 1 did not pri acli n, -r-e patriotism I replied that ] o&,d be- n preaching va lue, l:b ( ■ y and i.ai t not is in iu a cjv. ■ < ' a, century au-.i m '..ban'. a (’ od '.owns and cities ot our c <• uitr,. ; l ha'. I did not neeu ro login now, but should keep on i i as I had been doing. Hut God had called me to preach the gos pel. That was my iirstand su preme duty and I did not pro pose to be sidetracked from that great duty because the country was at war. My own view is that this fact makes the preach ing of r ue gospel more impera tive There was no answer from my friend- I have tried to preach the gospel in its fullness. Tee war has no eppeal to me to set aside the atonement for its substitute salvation by heroism. The preaching of the gospel will make men real men, who will be pood citizens and true patriots. Some of our pulpits have propa gated much pritriotism and little go-pel, so traveling men tel! me. Business and professional men have told me that they are tired of 1 he war talk they hear in the churches and want to hear the Gospel of Christ in the church. Bitterness aud hatred has been and is propagated in some pa pers and public places in almost every community and millions of souls are weary of it all, and want food for their souls. There are hungry hearts in every place, longing for the word of love and hte anri man1.* preachers are rail ing to supply the need. Some of the preachers who have preached the most patriotLm have excus ed themselves when the call came to serve their government —preaching patriotism, but slackers in practice. Much of patriotism now preached is merer lip-service for popular applause for newspaper puffs for the pur pose of getting a political pull. ‘•Talk is cheap” but it costs something to serve. Lip service is one thing but. life service is quite a different matter. The one is easy, but the other is very laud. If everyone would quit talking so much and get down to praying and practicing without h'owiinj a horn about it the war w aid soon be won and' peace prevail. The Gospel is the only solution of the war problem and toe further we depart from it. the longer toe war, will last. ‘•Not one jot or little shall pass until all shall be fulfilled” is ever lastingly true. The war will pass—the kingdoms of the world will pass—but the Old Book will stand forever. And only by the atonement shall men be saved God’s (Jail is supreme in this hour of world war.—C, A. G. T. Slir&waK-Pless and Yost Re-Union Program. Following is the joint program of the Stirewalt Pless and Yost re-union to be held to be held at Ml Hope Reformed church, sev en miles south of Salisbury on I'm new Concord road, on Thurs day. August 22nd, beginning at 10a.m. Devotional service by Rev C R Pless. Music. Welcome address, JN Maxwell Song of Welcome, Male Quartette Response, Rev C P Fisher Duet, Mrs Roy Kimball and Miss Ada Stirewalt. Cause of War, Hon A H Price Music. Quartette Education, Rev W A Lambeth Solo, Miss Ada Stirewalt Noon ■3 u sic. Business session, including anding in old records, short i ..aii;- by represeotr’ives of there j '-active families and election of j otricers. Everybody cordially invited to 1 come and brlnrr wed tilled has ps. Refreshments, will be i rvcd ... the.von .Is. Rev. • R Feess Pi-os JV; . A. FtikewALT, Sec Buy War Stamps. fl HELPFUL INSTITUTE. Teacher's Pass Resolutions Praisin? Those Who Helpds Hake Institute a Success. Whereas, a Teachers’ Insti tute has been conducted in the city of Salisbury, Rowan county, N C, during the last two weeks, by Prof. A T Allen and Mrs T E Johnston of the State board of Examiners, for the benefit of the public school teachers of Rowan, and whereas, the said Institute is now coming to a close; There fore: Resolved 1: That we, the teachers of Rowan, do hereby ex press our high appreciation of the earnest and faithful efforts put forth, of the valuable instruc tion imparted, and of the kind ness and courtesy manifested to the teachers, during the session of the Institute by the conduct ors thereof. Resolveu 2: That we also ex press the fond hope that this wili not be the last time we shall have of sitting before them, of listening to, and receiving their able instruction. Resolved i: ihat we hereby extend to Prof. Allen and Mrs Johnston our sincerest thanks for the deep interest which they have taken in us, as teachers. Resolved 4: That we hereby give expression to our high es teem for Professor R G Kizer, Superintendent of the Rowan public schools, and that we do hereby extend to him our thanks for the profound interest which he has taken in us during the Institute, and which he’tnanifests towards us at ail other times. Resolved 5 That we feel very grateful to the Local School Administration ‘for the good will shown, for the hearty wel come given for the use of the school building granted, and for all the comforts and pleasures afforded us during the term of this Institute. Resolved 6: That six type written copies of these resolu tions be made and distributed as follows: one presented to Prcf Allen, one to Mrs Johnston, one to Prof. R G Kizer, and one to the representative of the Local School Administration, of the remaining copies, one to be handed to the “Evening Post” and the other to the ‘ Carolina Watchman” with the request to publish the same. P M Tekxi.fr . Nell B. Johnston Bessie Wright Bessie Bost W A. Nicholson -• ^t> -- A Billions Attack, When you have a bilious at tack your liver fails to perform its functions. You become con stipa'.ed. The food you eat fer ments in your stomach, instead of digesting. This inflames the stomach and causes nausea, vomi ting and a terrible headache. Take three of Chamberlain's Tab lets. They will tone up your liver, clean out your stomach and you will soon be. as well as ever. They only cost a quarter. A Fir,3 Driveway in Prespa ct. . The work of widening the big fill on North Main Street and Salisbury avenue within the Spencer limits, is nearing coin pletion, the biggest part of this work, was rilling in on either side of the long deep fill near Spencer. The widening of this street adds to i'.s appearance and when it is permanently paved wiil make one of the be t drive ways in ihc Slate, also one of the longest n a King a line wide street from Spencer to Salisbury and Fulton Heights, about four miles or more. C. S. V. REUNION RATES. Veterans Attending Tulsa Meeting Must Have Certificates to Cat Tickets. General James I Meets of Wil mington, commander of the North Carolina division, United Confederate veterans, has receiv ed the following letter from Gen eral Nathan B Forrest, grand secretary, in regard to the mat ter of reduced rates: “Director General McAdoo, under order No 28, has instruct ed all railroads in the United States to make a special rate of one cent per mile each way to the Confederate reunion at Tulsa, Okla., on September 24-27, inclu sive. ‘ Tickets will be on sale in am pie time to reach Tulsa by the 24th of September and ‘will be good for return trip until Octo ber 31. The rate applies to the following parties: “Members of the United Con federate Veterans. “A member of the family of a member of the United Confeder ate Veterans. “ Member of the Sons, of Con federate Veterans. “A member of the family of a member of the Sons of Confeder ate Veterans. “A member of the Confederat ed Southern Memorial associa tion. ‘ A member of the family of a member of the Confederated Southern Memorial association. “These parties are entitled to purchase one round-trip ticket Tulsa, Okla., and return at the reduced fare and under the regu lations authorized for the occa ., ■* sion. “ Id en till cation certificates will be forwarded to all officers of the above named organizations, to he countersigned and issued by them to iheir members and families All camp officers are requested to advise immediately the number of certificates they will probabiy require for their section'-,” A Salisbury Woman’s Experience. Can you doubt the evidence of this Salisbury woman? You can verify Salisbury en dorsement. Read this: Mrs R W Elmer. 428 E Coun c.lSt., says: “Some time ago I suffered from kidney trouble. I was tired and run down and my back ached almost continually, f felt as if a heavy load was bear ing down on my back and I had dizzy spells and black specks ap peared before my eyes. My ankles and hands swelled and my kidneys acted irregularly. I used Doim’s Kidney Pills and they soon regulated my kidneys, strengthened my back and made me feel like a different person.’’ Price GOc at all dealers. Don’t simply ask for a kidney remedy —get Doan's Kidney Pills—the same that Mrs Elmer had. Fos ter-Milburn Co., Mfgrs., Buffa lo, N. Y. Just American. Just to daywe chance to meet— Down upon the crowded street; And I wondered whence he came What was once his nation’s name So I asked him, “Teh me true, Are y ou Pole or Russ an Jew, Bnglish, Scotch,Italian, Russian, Belgian,Spanish, Swi. s,Moravian Dutch or Greek or Scandinavian.” Then he raised his head on high, As he gave me this reoiy: ; “ »v hat T was is jnaug it to me, ! In tiiL iand of Libert '. | in my soul as man t" man 11 am just ' 1 r;•• ’ | —AL'i'HOK U-NKOWNJ AN3NS mm SOLDIER BOYS. How Tiisy ars liking History at Home and Abroad. Prisoners, Wounded and Dead. I! H Sprinkle received word August 16th of the death of his s uv fieury, who was re* ported several days ago as having been pounded in bat tie in France, Henry Sprin* klewill probably be officially rep uted in the casually list as being from ludiaua, as he enlisted from that state, and his wife is there. was a member of the regular army fo~ four years and for several years was statioued at Pana» ma. ;iis term expired and he left the service, but when the United States entered the war. he was among the first to go to Frauce. He was in active service twelve times before receiving a wound. Henry was a native of Salis-* bury, although he has been away from ho ne for years, he had many boyhood friends who will regret to learn of his dea^h, but will know he has given his life for his country, and more no man can do. . It is now definitely known that Walter Neel, son of J M Neel, is a prisoner of war. Last week a ret oi t came stat ing he was missing and it was supposed he had lost his life in baMle. Mr Neel has received a letter from the war department saying that Wal ter wax in the hand-i of the Liune It is not known just where he is located, but this will beestablishd and the Red Cross will lose no opportunity to look after him and the otli ersiu the same posi'ion. The first report stating tiie ab sence of Walter kept his parr entsand Mends very anxious about him and this later res pert has relieved the tension to some extent. J R Goodman has received a letter dated Julv Hist from a nurse in a French-Euglish hospital, telling of the injury aud condition of his son, George, who was injured sev j eral days before that date. Mr ! Goodman was shot through the lung and it will be some time before the seriousness of the hurt cau be determined Mr Goodman has been in the service for a number of years 1 aud was a member of the erg j ular array. j A Salisbury boy and a member i of the regular army, Geo Good | man was severely wounded sev eral days ago, according to an official telegram received by his parents, August 14th. Mr. Goodman has been in the army for years and was on the Mexican border before going over seas His relatives were not surprised at the news of his injury, for his regiment was in the thick of the recent fighting. He Was Convinced. Aji othodox churchman ob jected to wiping the dishes after each meal. He insisted that it was not a man’s job. His wife quoted the following Scripture: ‘I wiil wipe Jerusa lem as a man wipeth a dish, wip ing it, and turning it upside down.” The man is stiii wiping dishes. ■- - Grove’s Tasteless chill Tonic r .stores vitality and energy ny purifying and en riching the blood. You can soon feel its Strength ening, Invigorating Effect. Price 60c. mrnmt nv.ofn. c.synod. L'llieran Missionary Women to Assemble at Faith August 24 to 27. The thirty-third convention of the Women’s Missionary Society of the North Carolina Synod will be held in Faith Evangelical Lutheran church, August 24-27. Delegates expecting to attend, will be met at Granite Quarry and should notify Rev G O Ritchie, Salisbury, Route 3, Saturday, 10 30 A M—Open ing of convention by the Presi dent, Mrs J M Cook. Enroll ment Of delegates. Appointment of committees. President’s re ports from treasurer, executive comittee, corresponding secre tary, historian and departmental secretaries. 1 30 P M.—Devotional service. Children’s business session, Report of children’s secretary and treasurer. Reports of com mittee on auxiliaries. Lecture on methods, Mrs E C Cronk. 8 P M.— Devotional service by Pastor Rit;hie. Children’s pro gram. Pageant, “Darkness and Cight.” Solo, Fred Eichorn. Talk to children, by Miss Annie Powlas, missionary to Japan. ?resentati>n of Banner. Sunday, 11 A M.— Morning service, Rev C L Brown, D, D Sermon, Rev J Luther Sieber* 1 30 P M.—Devotional service. Address, Miss Vary Lou Bowers, returned missionary from Japan? 8 P M.—Vespers, Rev J L Luth er Sieber. Address^ Rev C L Brown, D D. Monday, 9 A M.—-Devotional service. Business, committee reports. Methods and book re views, Mrs E C Cronk, 1 30 P M,—Devotional service. Busi ness continued. Round table, V iss Constance Cline. 8 P M.— Vespers, Rev M L Stirewalt.1 Addresses, Rev ADR Hancher, and Mrs C E Cronk. Tuesday, 9 A M.—Devotional service. Unfinished business. Talk by Mrs Cronk. Closing of convention. The devotional services will be conducted or arranged by Miss Annie Powlas. Offierings will be taken for missions. Vrs Cronk’s presence is condi tional. Cure For Dysentry. “While I was in Ashland, Kansas, a gentleman overheard me speaking of Chamberlain’s Colicand Diarrhoea Remedy,’ writes William Whitelaw of Des koines, Iowa “He told me in detail what it had done for his family, but more specially his daughter who was lying at the point of death with a violent, at tack of dysentary, and had beo.u given up by the family physi cian. Some of his neighbors ad vised him to give Chamberlain’s Gulic and Diarrhoea Remedy, which he did, and fully believes that by doing so saved the life of his child. He stated that he had also used this remedy himself wtih equally gratifying results. Salisbury Officer Finds a Corpse in Winston. In searching the twin-city for a deserter, Captain of Police John W Kesler, entered a house in a negro settlement feeling sure he had his army deserter, bui was very much surprised when he found the corpse of a negro man, who lived alone, or was alone the night before, and had died during the night, but no one knew of it until Capt Kesler found the corpse. No Worms in a Healthy Child Ail children trouble 1 with worms have an un | healthy color, which i. iicates poor blood, and as a loie, *ere 13 more or less stomach disturbance. GROVE'S TASTELESS shill TONIC given I -galartv fur two 0 three weeks will enrich the b!. od. La* prove he digestion, am, act as a General Siren en* cuing Tonic to the whole system t-aic-e wi!’. :hen throw ofr or dispel the worms, and lu,: Child will be IS perfect health. Pleasant to 60c per bottle.