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k v mm V. I S31ABLI5SED 28 137B WOULD UJT inio TTTT AVE been offering flu great inroads into all old stock, and will stick the knife still further into what is left, but we now wish to call your special attention to our elegant line of this season's goods,especially bought for the HOLIDAY TRADE. Nobby lines of CLOTHING, SHOES and HATS. Alt kinds of HeaVy and Fancy Groceries, Soaps and Perfumes. LADIES ! Our Dress Goods Department under the efficient management of our Lady Clerk, is a !S IT YOUt Some onf's selfish, some one's lazy; Is it you? gome oac-'s sense of right Is hazy; Is it youV Some Uvea a life of ease, Doins: largely as he please Drifting idly with the breeze; Is it your Some one hopes success will fin3 hire; Is it youV Some ooe proudly looks behind mm ; Is it youV Somfi o"e full of zood advice Seems to think it rather nice In a has-been's paradise Is It you? Some one trusts to luck for winning; Is It you? Some one craves a new beginrine; is it you? Some one says: "I never had Such a chance as Jones lad. Some one's likewise quite a cad Is it you? Some one's terribly mistaken; Is it you? Some one sadlv will awaken ; Is it you? tome one's working on the plan - That a masterful "I can" Doesn't help to make the Mau ls it you? Soma oce vet rr.av "make a kiHing f And it's you. Some one needs but to be wlllinc And it's you. Some one better set his jaw, 0ea?e to be a man of straw, Get some sand-into his craw And it's yon. Baltimore America. THE WIT OF MARION." t The institution was too new to Scar cest to be treated with aught save reverence and awe, so there was more than one who dared suggest that Dav; id Prescott had erred in making his daughter Marion his paying teller. Not that Marion was not suited to the place, but that even-Scar crest knew that a woman teller was unusual. Comment did not worry Prescott. His holdings in the hank amounted to more than ninety percent of the capi tal invested, and at the directors meet ing he had offered to make another choice if the board could .suggest any one better qualified through acquaint-' ance or experience at figures. That set tled the matter officially, and when the spick and span new office opened it, was Marion's pretty blond head which was seen through the plate glass square lettered "Paying Teller."' ' - Bert Howard was the receiving tel ler, and this was further cause for gos sip, for Bert had been a willing slave to Marion ever since the days when he used to drag her to school on his sled. ' ' - Many comments had besn made in the postoffice and around the stove in Vaa Zant's grocery, but after Ned Da fis had been soundly thrashed by How ard for suggesting that if the pair of tellers held their positions long enough they would have no trouble starting we properly, there was , an abrupt cessation of this sort of gossip, and the bank officers were accepted without further comment; But it was not pleasant sailing for Bert and Marion. He had been given fiis position, not because Prescott ap Proved of his suit for Marion's hand out because, like Marion, he had been l&e most availahls person, for; the po sition. Prescott in 'his hard, ; deep pucaed voice had' assured.' the young roan that if he ever caught a glimpse f love-making in business hours there would be an imported teller in the ank within twenty-four hours. k it was that man and maid were i j - jjuiorce content with such satisfac tory as could come from the knowledge f each other's nronlnniiitv. and even Tony Dwight, who would have been aa to see his rival disposed of, could Jm no cause for talo hearintr. .Dwight, with Prescott, Bert. and Mar yn. constituted - the clerical force of the First National, and oddly enough aracter, favored Ton7's aspirations Jr Marion's hand. The one unpleasant aturo cf bar position was the fact ;feat she had frequently to consult ly as bookkeeper, and- he Jet never pass an opportunity to press his HILCSBORO, NOT AMAZE . THE TTTT7 Wo for the past thirty days, model of attractiveness. Then the agent or the Chester Bank Vault Company came to Scarcrest one noon hour, driving over from the near est railroad towm behind a pair of spanking bays. Curtis was the name in one .corner of the card he presented to Prescott as he strolled unannounced into the president's office. But selling bank vaults was appar ently not his principal business, for af ter a while Prescott came out of his office. "Here is a check for which Mr. Curtis "wants the cash," he said, thrusting the slip of paper through the window to Marion. "You have a pack age of thousand dollar bills in the cor ner of the small safe. There are twenty-five of those. He will take the oth er halfvin hundreds." Marion looked curiously at her fath er's face, white and drawn. "Are you sure this is all right?" Curtis laughed lightly. He moved closer to the bank presi dent, and Prescott, with the muzzle of a revolver pressing into his Bide could only nod his assent. Curtis had assured him that at the first sign of attempted communication with any of the two clerks all would be shot and he would; be safe in, the country before the crime w-as discovered. Prescott was a brave man, but he agreed with Curtis' argument that the money would do him little: good if he were to be shot for, refusing it. " Marion gave one, more curious glance at the pair and turned toward the vault. In a moment she reappeared. "Oh, Bert," she called, "will you please come here and b.elp me to move this box?" Howard went to lier aid, while Cur tis fidgeted about, urging Prescott to make haste. There was small danger of interruption from a customer or from Tony,- who lunched at that hour, but being a skillful workman he liked to see a job done expeditiously. In a couple of minutes the pair re turned. Marion . carried a package of bills, while Howard swung a bac cov ered -with' wax seals. v "I shall have to give you some gold," said Marion sweetly, as she tumbled the bills on the shelf beneath the win dow of her jcage and prep'ared to count. "You see, we. keep most of cur . re serve on deposit in town and for local use we have mostly small bills." 'Gold will do' responded Curtis amiably. "I am not particular, though of course the large bills .. are easier to handle. -Howard .came ' around the corner with the gold but belore Curtis could grasp the bag. of coins it descended upon his head with force sufficient to knock his heavy felt hat over" his eyes and stun him. before the ready pistol in his coat pocket could be fired. Ten minutes later, under the reviv ing influence of ice water applied ex ternally and brandy in internal appli cations, Curtis woke up. Howard stood over him, completing the work of se curing him with rope. - . You will pardon me, Mr. Curtis," he; said, - blandly, "for not recognizing you more quickly, but you see the slip sent out' by the Bank of Tacoma gave your name as Peters, aliasMauvel, and other names. In fact. Miss Prescott was the first to see your game. No1, I would't hang Miss Prescott,"; he con tinued, as he caught the muttered ex clamation. "You . know the ' proverb about " courses and chickens roostin g home. There is that little matter of killing,' the president and the cashier of the "First National of Caswell ' He turned to greet the sole peace ofli cer of which the town boasted. "That's him!" shouted Tony, "from the rear. "I saw him walk up and hit him over the head." Constable Post looked about, awk wardly. "I'm. afraid there's some mis take," he growled. "You didn't tell ine it was Mr. How ard you wanted arrested." "Arrest Howard!" shouted Prescott. Why, he's . just knocked out on of the slickest bank thieves in the coun ! try and saved my life as well.. Dwight, i yu Set out of here, you miserable j little sneak. Bert, I'll double the re- ward the Bank of Tacoma offers, and if yon and Marion can't worry along on tat and your, salary you don't vde N. C, THURSDaV,, PEOPLE OF ORANGE M0R.E THAN THE VALUES ; WE3ICC1 cjj O but they are not a circumstance to what we will offer from now till Christmas. We have made FOLLOW THE CROWD TO WEBB S AND BE serv to get maitied. Post, you1 tak this fellow over to the lockup and give him a headache powder. I guess he needs it t alter that clip Bert, r gave him. I'm going to the telegraph office. Bert, you and Marion stay here and fix things up." From his glance one could not tell whether he meant the disordered office or more important matters. But Bert and Marion knew, or at least they used their own judgment!- Henry Win throp, in San Francisco Call. . Mountain Thunder-Storm. An Englishman and his wife, with two friends and two guides, were at- tempting to climb to the high glacier pass of the Tungfraujoch, when they were overtaken by a thunder-storm, an account of which was printed in the Alpine Journal, and is quoted by Mrs. Le Blond, in "Adventures on the Roof of the World." After the start on a pleasant morn ing, the weather changed, and when they got to the pass they encountered a severe storm of wind, snow and hall. They quickly turned to descend. The snow fell so heav11y; that for a time they could not 'see their old ' tracks. Suddenly a loud peal of thunder was heard,' "and shortly after," writes Mr. Watson, : one of the party, "I observed that a strange singing sound like that of a kettle was issuing from my alpen stock. "We halted, and finding that all the axes ana stocKs emitted tne same sound, stuck thex into the snow. The guide from the hotel now pulled off his cap, shouting that his head burned, and his hair seemed to bave an ap pearance similar to that which it would have presented had he been un der a. powerful electrical machine. "We all of us experienced the sen sation of pricking or burning in some part of the body, more especially in the head or face, my hair also stand ing on end in an uncomfortable but very amusing manner." ' Whenever a peal of thunder was heard the phenomenon ceased, to - be resumed before its echoes had died away. At these times we felt shocks, more or less violent, in those portions of the body which were most affected. By one of these shocks my right arm was paralyzed so completely that I could neither use nor raise it for sev eral minutes, nor, Indeed, till it had been severely rubbed by claret, and I suffered much pain in it at the shoulder-joint for some hours. "The prenomenon finally ceased, having lasted 25 minutes. v We saw no lightning." Products of the Corn Plant. Among the products of the corn plant are oils, paper, pith (that is used in battleships to stop shot holes be low water line), three kinds of sugar. and two each of syrup and molasses; many food elements, different kinds of cellulose, vicose, proxylene and amy loid; many products useful in the arts celluloid, collodion, sizing, varnishes, films, filaments for incandescent lights, artificial silk, guhcotton, smoke less powder and fine charcoal; many varieties of starch and of glucose; several kinds or gum, , grape sugar, corn rubber , (used for buffers on rail way cars), corn oil cake and meat, and fusel oil, even shuck mats and shuck, mattresses. "Huge" English Cars. "English railway men are asked to exclaim over the introduction on the Great Central railway of "the largest railway wagons introduced into Great Britain." ' These wagons have been constructed by the Birmingham Rail road Carriage and Wagon company, are built entirely of steel, are 41 feet 3 inches in length, 8 feet 3 inches in width and 8 feet 8 inches in height from rail-level, and carry a load -of 40 tons. But one of these "huge" freight cars looks very small indeed beside an American car. ' Three hundred and thirty people were killed in' Chicago last year by railway accidents. xThe average "for big cities in th United States is 80' a year. DECEMBER 16,1904. O TTTT m iHifl 3C SCIENCE NOTES. The average height of man is found by,, A. Dastre to have continued the same for thousands of years, as shown in primitive man, prehistoric man, and historic man. The great size of an cient man is imaginary. Several uranium minerals have shown radium directly proportional in quantity to the amount of uranium, which tends to confirm the suggestion that radium is formed by the breaking down of the uranium atom! One of the most singular of the many curious fossils yielded by the fa- raous opal fields at White Cliffs, N. S. W is an opalized shark. It is 3 1-2 feet long and eighteen inches in great est circumference and is encircled from tip to tip with thin veins of . purple opal. Experimenting on the influence ot metal containers on the fermentation of liquids, Leopold Nathan has shown that German silver, copper, zinc, brass and bronze have a decidedly strong in hibitory effect, while tin and lead have moderate action. Polished iron and silver, gold, polished tin, aluminum, nickel, as well as celluloid, glass and hard rubber, have little or no effect. The smoothness of the surface of met als seems to have decided influence. Much seems to be expected from Pro fessor Seeligmuller's electrical treat ment of chronic articular rheumatism. A metallic brush tele dorcies . ao aoi A metallic brush electrode is connected with the negative pole of a source of electric current, and the positive is at tached to a flat sponge electrode, the treatment consisting in repeatedly ap- pl j ing the brush electrode to the ef fected joint. Small dots appear on the skin after each application. The treat ment is .'painful, but readily borne af ter a few trials. Cyanide of cacodyl, many times as poisonous as prussic acid, is one of the most remarkable of recent "chemical products. Some years ago a French chemist combined potassium acetate with white arsenic and obtained oxide of cacodyl, a fuming liquid, and an English chemist has combined this with cyanogen, a radical of prussic acid. Cyanide of cacodyl is a white powder, melting at 33 degrees and boil ing at 140 degrees, which in air gives off a slight vapor whose inhalation causes instant death. Population of the Earth. According to the current number of "Petermann's Mittheilunger" the pop ulation of -the earth at the beginning of the present century amounted to 1,503,300,000 souls, distributed over an area of 55,620,691 square miles," or about 2 G persons to the square mile. The divergencies are, however, very wide in this respect, varying from 104 to the square mile in Europe to two persons to the same amount of terri tory in Australia and Polynesia. As to the totals -of the populations, AsiaK the home of the yellow races, is far in the lead, with 819,556,000. Europe is next, with 392,264,000. Even Africa is ahead of North America, the dark continent being accredited with 140,700,000, while North America is given 105,714,000. South America has 38,482,000; , Australia and Polyne sia 6,483,000 and the polar lands 91,000. As to the density, after Europe, as shown above with its 104 persons to the square mile, comes Asia, with 46.6, North America with 13, Africa 13, South America 5 and Australia and Polynesia 2. New Traveling Coats. The chief idea seems to be to wear check woollen which can be rendered waterproof. v There are several new cuts; for example, ine snoumer is lengthened into a sort of upper sleeve or epaulet, which appears over the ac tual sleeve. Many of the coats are basqued, and the white linen traveling coats are elaborately embroidered says the Queen. They were worn largely at. Ascot and other functions. (Co NEW SERIES-VOL. XXIV. Mi. 6 O i -i PROSPEROUS A SERMON FOR SUNDAY AN ELOQUENT DISCOURSE ENTITLED "KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST. tlift Eev. Winfieltl Scott Baer Telia TIiom Who Would Receive Light That They Must Exercise Self-Control and Sacri fice Pleasure to the Work. Brooklyn. N. Y. The Rev. Winfield Boott Baer, rector of St. George's Church, preaehed Sunday moraine on JpLnowledge of Christ." He took his text from Philip- pians iii, 8: "I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord." Mr. Baer said among other things : A quarter of a century had passed since Paul on the way to Damascus saw a great heht. since he who was the persecutor of the church became Apostle to the Gentiles. They were years of mental and spiritual growth, of missionary eeal and activity, ot Buffering and privation, and beyond that of joy and grladness which no man could tell. JNow, looking hack over his life from 5vison in Rome, he nassed judgment upon lis ain and loss. There was no tinge of despondency which might have come from aee or weakness, no touch of bitterness showing that the iron mic;ht "have entered Into his soul, but with the calmness of a judge and the fervor of a seeker after truth, lie cried: "I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord." There are many kino of knowledge. pained in i different methods and ways. Some comes through exercise of memory; some through carerul observation of the facts of nature; some by. experiment in the laboratory; some bv careful reading of the past and wise judgment upon it; much from the careful study of ourselves. In varying degrees, these all are precious, and they are given only for a price. The school system of which we are proud is costlyJ The vast expenditure of money is but an item in the cost. Energy, time, thought of myriads interested in the work of knowl edge and in training those committed to their care harder far than hearing lessons from a book. The years of school, the hours of study and practice, the physical confinement when children would rather be on the street or in the field, all these must be counted in. Ave are almost disan pointed when we. do not read among the honors of college commencement some men tion of gifts of money to enable the col lege to pursue truth, and give it out to those who seek it; and here also are time Rnd labor and research. So - those who would receive the full benefit of the prof fered knowledge must exercise self-control, sacrifice play and pleasure to toe work. This is but the beeinning of knowledge. In every realm of life men-seek if haply they may find. The borders of the in known are being pushed back day by day, and the light of truth is seen and known over ever wider tracts. In scientihc re search, invention, exploration of the earth, knowledge of society, knowledge of mind, men are thinking, working, Gaining knowledge. They pay the". cpst. The ice of the north, could it speak, would tell of those who sought the pole, merely, that they might know: the jungles of Asia and the forests of Africa are known to us from the traveler; missionary, scierti.t. soldier, seeker after gold, with their different mo tives iPTDemnc: them, they brinr forth knowledge for the world. Human triads, privations and death have been paid for that knowledge. Few as they take "it, think of the price at which it is purchased Ther1 are dePTees of worth in knowl edge. That which has most of the human ia it contains most interest for us. 'Per sons arc the highest facts; the knowledge of persons is' the highest knowledge. It is a wonderful storv which science tells us of the development of the world. It i3 a more livina: storv for us to k?iow of the develop ment of mankind; hence, historv, biogra phy and social matters have a deeper in terest for us. Nor is it an easy matter to read the past or the present. From the .same chemical ingredients we expect the same results. Personality may conceal or mav reveal-itself by its words -and deeds None of us needs to be Jekyll and Hvdo to appreciate that he is not always clear as crystal, to be read by all the world. Deeds may belie the heart. None of U3 knows another perfectly, perhans we do not know ourselves.. The mathematical table we know, but the knowledge of man kind is higher, and more secret and diffi cult to gain. If study of man he our true study, then the study of the best i3 our wise part. How foolish for the student in art to study the chrotao when the masterpiece is before his eye! Why strive to read by light of lamp when the glorious sun in the heaven floods the earth with li?ht? Seek the noblest, and iearn of him. It was this which Paul was doinj. The desire of bis heart, the end of his thought, the goal of his purpose wa3 that he might know Christ, and for that he would count, all things but loss. There has been' loss in Paul's life as he gained this knowledge. Loss of money, position, friendship; bitterly hated by his peotle, and now loss of liberty as captive at Rome. But these he counted loss for the knowledge of Christ. This was more .than a knowledge of the facts of Christ's life; more than an ac knowledgment of his past and present high dignity in the spiritual world; more than a recognition of the place of Christ in God's Ttvork for man. One might know all thifj yet not know Christ, as Paul longed to know, in the; communion of friendship. in tne inspiration of Uhnst within, in lite power of Christ raising him from sin i righteousness, making him a partaker' v5 His own life, so that ne could say: "I yet hot I, but Christ liveth in me." . We may not iollow Pauls lnteueetoeaT flights, nor gaze with his vision at the hit teries which are unveiled. But we yua know the purpose of God for us. which S that we shall seek the truth of life. Ths is found in Christ. To know Him is tint privilege of all. , There is no exclusive class of rich or poor, but the knowledge i open to all wlio are wilhnsr to take it asm can be taught, and are 'Willing to pay Vim price. This knowledge of Christ can he kmvwapr but partially through reading of the skms above or the Scriptures beneath. Mawjr through these cometo a knowledge of Gcxau But. such study is too easy a School fcr character, as we strive to know the living. loving liod. Une has told of the search for the snow white bird of truth. ' How. after wear journeyings. toils, temptations, sttrugg&m. at last m the hour ot death a qlimpse the passing creature is given, and a featr dropped from its wing is tjraped by tlr dying man. No such cold truth as ths& ao we seek. It is the knowledge of the m ing person, Christ Jesrs, our Lord. can be known truly only through syrmxs( thy, kindness of mind and heart and liCcr: through personal experience. For success m any pursuit of tru tici must be desire, concentration, rork arJI latienee. There must be the den re impel ing. the searcher; the concentration of ew- ergies on the pursuit; study of fie Taws c the subject; willingness to serve in the haa of patienea ere pasng into the palace jr wisdom. It is unreasonable to expect toafc the highest1 knowledge of man, the knonJ edge of life, can be secured without paywaqp. ttie price. , For it there is needed a desire wbicfit i -all overcome all other desires. The m ist be a purpose of the will, the Jifelc endeavor to attain. Paul counted not him self to have attained, but he pressed ns tor She prize. There must be a purifitfe-.-; tion of life, for God is known through ihm spiritual rather than the intellectual pajfc. of man. Those who love sin do not knoir Him, in this sense; they have no sympat&fr with Wiax, they know not His mind. thjMr love not His things, and without this synrf- -pathy there cannot be the knowledge c$ person to person. Because of this necm sity of knowing God. through the earnest ness of desire, the bending of our will tie obedience of our life, there comes that struggle in man's life with trial, tempts tion, suffering. For if it be the life ef Christ we are to know,' then it is a life f truth, of holiness, of love, of self-sacriSeiv of consecration to the Father's will. N man can know, that life in its fulness av as he experiences it. , He may "discuss iky. and compare it with others, but only fce who lives it known' what it is. Ttro of thw disciples asked' the Lord for the chief places in the kingdom. He told them thsrtt they knew not what tt y asked. Cair y drink the eup that I drink, be baptise with the baptism that I am? They thougjWt they could-. Later, in a measure, they di: But the places are reserved for t!ios to whom, it is appointed, for those wlf are fitted for it. It is the inner prize afT character, of holiness, of love, of truti. after.' the likeness of Jesus Christ whicSr entitles one to stand near Him in spirited power and dominion. This is not alvrayfc easy, i Christ had His struggles. His agemjw His cross. The disciple is not above tfcfr Master. It may not mean the giving of life. It does at times in mission landtf. But to ?ain that knowledge of Christ wig cost. Is righteousness gained (without ef fort? Is forgiveness of one who hs ivtr jured us a mere bagatelle? Do all the its- wards go to tlie honest and high prmc-i pled in politics? Is truth in business ajfc vrays at a premium? In the presence lr the pleasure and the business of the tfagr is it a simple matter to keep oncVi hrmfii' erect, and work as a son of God, and" ihm actingr. know Christ in truth and lore)! Does it demand much of us that we i-ltsJu give ourselves up for those who may sesrr? or hate us,' so following the example VjjT Christ, who gave Himself for us? A&r know in our daily life how great the tn4c is set for us in the school of character, iSutk we may know Christ ; that we may bt Vkr? Him y that wc may grow in the knowletlcrft of human truth and love as we :not only see it in Him, but know it in ourselves. It costs much because it is life; and cause it is life, it pays. For chief in ifee joys and glories of truth, there stands tMfc excellency of the knowledge of Christ i& apprehended by man; it is the truth of Ivaev the life of God, the hie of man, who is t!? child of God. .Head through the history of the past ot those nob!e ones who have aidpd the mora? upift of the world througli this persoaaS living knowledge ; of . Christ. They "know truth and love, because they have livwf truth and love. They paid the price. I might bepoverty, persecution, martyrdo struggles: within and trials without. ' ft the power of Christ's strengthening theo to do the things which were right, in tfi" suffering for others that they mi$rht drawn unto God, Uiev came into possessiwr the knowledge of Christ, through exier ience. With one accord that noble mu'itf? tude- which no man can number, of spsw- ties, prophets,', martyra, known and vrt known, giving thanks unto God for If.-; goodness, ascribes to this knowledee Wz eminence and surpassing glorv above r? others, crying out with Paul. We cout R things but los for the-xceRencv of tfe knowledge of Christ Jesus'Our Lord.