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ESTABLISHED IS 1873 HILLSBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1905. NEW SERIES-VOL. XXIV. NO. U. 11 ill ii I ii mm iilE TIE O Matter how pretty she may be a NEAT STYLISH DRESS adds more to her charms than any thing else on earth. However this is not an . r aj ' Kttt vianf t imnrctss vou With the fact that We are now .Hin in a lino norss r.AAnc tiui 11 . 2aciy vli ire,WHiaii - !-. o--.o iuw wi .mvuuii wuvj Llldl siBio.i of the Field." Don't send away from Orange County for samples until you have insoected these ; ionric w - - kliuiw - arte stvles at Hillsboro hams Marseilles Broche, Pique, India Linen fcmbroiaerea, wionair, Mercerized Goods of every cent to come and inspect these goods, and we. promise you the most courteous treatment if you ourchases we have not arc GUai to any ywu &vioa etiift. Do not wait until N B. Remember iha,i all tKe above mentioned goods are Up nnPR that we aLre asking for this class of goods 1 , NORTH CAROLINA LEGISLATURE Work That is Being Done By the North Carolina Lawmakers. Pass Final Reading. The following bills passed final read- ing: io esiauusu giucu cnwxo Freemont; to pay chairman of the toard of commissioners of Northamp ton county $100 per annum, and mem bers of board $4 a day and mileage; to pay witness half fee in not true Sill cases in Caswell county; to in crease the pay of jurors in Greene and Rutherford counties; to amend the charter of the Yonahlossee Rail way Company; to fix the time of hold ing courts in Warren; to protect hog cwners in Tyrell ; to regulate the speed and management of vehicles in Meck lenburg county, the Senate amendment Mag concurred in; to provide for eiection of commissioners and magis trates by the people m Perquimans; to amend act 1903 relative to water supplies; to amend the compulsory school act of 1903 for Macon county, by extending age at which children must attend school from 8 to 10 years, with other amendments; to prevent trapping fish in Swan and Hazel creeks, Swain county; to amend act 1903, regarding mechanics, by striking out Wake county; to protect fish with ! ing: in twelve miles of the summit of Grandfather Mountain; to amend act 1901, relating. to hunting and fishing a Craven and Jones counties; for re- lief of John W. Riley; to amend act 1903, regarding hunting in Robeson county; for relief of Clerk W. M. Wat son, of Craven, allowing absence from omce; to better regulate fishing m Currituck Sound; to amend graded school law at Rocky Mount; to incor porate Haywood Institute; to regulate fishing in the Cherokee; to protect and promote the growing of ginseng. The bill amending act of 1901, re garding depredations of domestic fowls inMorganton and Rutherford county, came up, Powers explained it by say ing it includes chickens and turkeys, preventing them from v scratching up gardens, while the original bill named geese only. Stronach, of Wake, de sired to insert an amendment so as to include an old white rooster, which k said flew over his fence every morning, but this amendment was ob jected to, and the bill passed, as did c&e to prevent hunting- and fishin? in Gooseneck township. Martin county, without written consent of the owner or the premise The bill passed providing for the uioiment of homesteads in lands held 'B common. The Foushee Bill Killed. But little of general interest was "one Monday. The Senate committee ailroads, after hearing argument "um tne chairman of the State rail foad commission for. and the attor ys for the railroad against, report- uniavorably the Foushee bill. This "HI, Suggested hv thA railrnaH mmTnic. Jon, gave it power to compel railroads, investigating and determining at a road bed or equipment of com- es was defective, to remedy the un appeal the order of the com rt'sS10n was to be prima facie evi law only authorizes the commission aJnvestigate tne condition of roads a report to the legislature.' Another won of the bill gave thp commission tew l? order the establishment of a Sib- ""cie yuunu ucces- Po-X convenience required. Senator Io-m was instructed to confer with draft commission relative to :jng another bill with "less drastic visions The Advance Distilleries. t lfle Hou se committee on the liquor aUer a long hearing Tuesday m by leuirned an unfavorable re ' cvavntonf n , , u . prohibit rLt0 U u ILrt"" SeV? were represented by ' Vict JnA ?sborne. Charlotte, in ooyaen. Of Snli'jVinrv Thov nnv. j.iic. MHuie :uuiiTV- im- f tho rnd petitins, signed by 38 out out o 9oftvoters of tne town, and 210 WsttLl-ners in the township, anv L .bl11' and affidavits from . . ' prominent citizpna of 4 mora f;deSla.ring that the order I l tha " 01 ine town were better uaa Prir to the establishment of - prices Our DRESS GOODS torgouen you. we navejubi nsceiveo before at $1.00. w these goods are picked distilleries by a vote of the citizens under the Watts law. Among them were Sheriff Clark, the treasurer of the county, principal of the Advance High school, a Wake Forest graduate, and others equally prominent. Ten wit nesses were sworn and examined, and gave similar testimony. Rev. W. G. Curtis, of Advance, and Representative McNinch, of the com mittee, conducted the prosecution for the bill-and made elaborate speeches. Osborne spoke only five minutes. He took the position that the Watts law had been accepted in good faith by the people of the State, and this radical 'departure was breaking the plighted pledge of the Democratic party to the people. The bill had passed the Sen ate unanimously. McNinch gave no tice of a minority report. Passed Final Reading. The following bills passed final read To amend public laws of 1883 rela tive to the protection of crops in cer tain localities. To protect landlords, and tenants. To regulate the fees of surveyors In Wayne county. To abolish the dispensary at Sea board, Northampton county. To amend the charter of Wades- boro. For a resolution clerk to keep post ed a schedule of all special orders. To restore the name of Bruce town ship, in Guilford county . To increase the number of commis sioners for Cartaret county. To amend laws of 1899 relative to wide tires in Edgecombe county. To allow Jackson county to estab lish water works in Webster. To regulate the renting of land by the year for agricultural purposes. To give sheriffs and tax collectors power to collect taxes from persons who have removed from counties or cities where same is listed, to other counties. To amend the law of 1899 so as to consolidate the wreck district. To allow married men, when a wife is confined in the insane asylum, to dispose of her real estate without her signature, excepting the homestead. To protect streams of Davidson county from felled timber and from sawdust. To prevent dumping saw dust in streams in Anson, Montgomery, Macon, Rockingham, Swain and Warren coun ties. To .prohibit the sale of cigarettes within two miles of Sharp Institute, in Rockingham county. To prevent hunting on lands without written consent of owners in Currituck and Halifax counties. To protect game in Halifax and War ren counties. To regulate the sale of seed cotton in Mecklenburg county. To amend the law providing inspec tion of lumber in Pamlico county. To prevent obstruction by saw dust in South Creek ,in Burke county. To amend the law of 1887 relating to public schools in Durham county Wednesday's Work. The Legislature got down to busi ness Wednesday and a lot of business was dispatched. The following bills passed their fin al reading; to authorize the citv of Durham to issue school bonds; to au thorize the beard of aldermen of the town of Waynesville to submit to its voters a contract for electric lights; to amend public laws, 1899, relative to the public roads of Forsyth county; to amend the charter of the town of Concord; to cause railway companies to deliver freight to consignees with reasonable promptness. It makes it unlawful for any transportation com pany to delay shipment beyond a reas enable time, and for every violation the company shall forfeit $25 for, the. first day and ?5 for every subsequent day, m car-load lots, and in less than car-ioaa lots, $iz.m tor the first o'ay, snd $2.50 for each succeeding day. Mascn, of Gaston, offered an amend ment, which inserted "each succeed mg day" in the bill. The following, providing there should be forfeits, be made no longer than 30 days. Mason said railroads do not ship freight ar bitrarily, and it is their desire to make , . j ... h : promptness i ?sslble' hut companies have to miiuiuv uinn. arm it is lmiwwaih n tn have absolute.y no errorZ U to a hardship to Impose a penalty with- tmt limit nnrl out limit, and those .penalties should not be recorded for a period of more than thirty days. It is nothing but leasonable that this penalty should be limited, and no one would vote to im pose a penalty liKe tnis one upon my tne or anything except a railroad. Scales said he hoped the amendment ment would not pass. He was not a , t - DEPARTMENT is running We will also have within over. COME NOW. eJ)soIiiiely New Stock. ALL will open your eyes. bater of railroads. He believed they should not bo unfairly treated, but thay should be heild to a certain ex tent of liability. The following bills were ratified: To provide for election of road commis sioners by the people of Monroe town ship; pertaining to court fees in Mar tin county; to restore the name of Bruce township in Guilford county; to exempt all persons under 21 years of age from road duty in Columbus and Tyrell counties; to protect game in Halifax and Warren counties; to en able married men whose wives are in sane to se'l their real estate; to in coiporate the town of Almond, Swain county ; to protect 1 he streams of Dav idson county from saw dust; to amend the laws of 1885 for the protection of crops in certain ' localities; to in crease tho number of commissioners for Carteret county. The following bills passed final read ing: To extend the corporate limits and amend the charter of Roberson- ville in Martin county; to amend the charter of the city of Asheville so as to authorize the establishment of a reservoir and electric light plant; to prevent sawdust iu streams of Gra ham county; to provide for indexing the records of the Superior Court in Montgomery county; to prohibit hunt- ing and fishing in Wayne county with- out permission; to cause certain fines to be paid into treasury of Scotland Neck graded schools. Judge Uranr.m called attention to that ccclion of the constitution which provided that fines would go to the county fund for public rchdols. and this bill was in violation cf the constitution. Mr. Grivie replied that the bill provided that the Scot land Neck graded schools should have the fines arising in the criminal cases in that school district. He said a law to this effect was in operation at Wei- don in the same county and a bill ap- plying this same principle had been passed at this session for a district in Watauga county. Chairman Murphy, of the education committee, stated that in his opinion it was not in the power of the Legislature to divert these town fines from the general fund of the schools fcr the county. He took this position before the committee, d still thought the bill was unconsti- tutional. Butler, of the committee, said that" his understanding was that the bill should be reported unfavorably but afterwards it was determined to report it and let the matter be set tled by the Superior Court. He made a motion that the bill be sent to the committee on judiciary and the mo tion prevailed Owing to the death of a member of the House, but little was done in either "branch of the legislature' Thursday. The following bills passed their fin al readings: For the prevention of ried woman conducting the store of her husband without her own name. It prevents fraudulent trading by men m the names of their wives, and if a woman does business in her own name, the act makes her a freetrader A message was received from the House in a resolution on the death of Representative Phipps, and asking that a comgmittee of four from the House and two from the Sen ate to be appointed to accompany the bodv home. The memorial was adopted and Senators Taylor and Long, of Iredell, were appointed the Senate committee. Taylor moved that the Senate adjourn on account of the death of Phipps. This action was taken. A brief session was held in the House Thursday after which adjournment was taken but of . respect of the mem ory of Representative Phipps, who died Wednesday afternoon. The Divorce Bill. In the House Friday the only mat ter of importance was the divorce question. Ward Bill Passes. In th Senate Friday there was much discusion on the Ward liquor bill, it be ing a special order for noon. At the close of the discussion. Ward called or previous questions. Vann's amend ment as to the size cf towns was lost, Dut tnat proviamg tnat uie iaw siia.ii become 4ctiva SJanuary, t next was adopted. All other amendments were but that providing that the law shall i . - d reIdinS-25 . t5 Kcted to the tilrd rea the bill passed its 16. Gilliam ob- reading, and Scales' motion to suspend the rule and put it on a thrid reading failed to get the necessary two-thirds vote. The Sen ate then adjourned. Whatever a man thinks most worth while that la the object of Ma true war-Bhijk fraudulent trading The bill provides , aims. ive minutes later tms mci- arainst the Sse 5f a name not that' Pen before US' decision remains dent is founded upon fact) in the crush trAnTZ with u-s--. " is- us say yes or of a crowded corner, youifeel an un- - - , over with such Fabrics last at 50 CEBITS. These Shirts the next few days 1 CARRIED OVER STOCK WILL THE PULPIT. SCHOLARLY SUNDAY SERMON EY THE REV. HERBERT H. MOTT. Subject: Can a Man Do as He Likes? Boston, Mass. The following ser mon was contributed to The Christian Register by the Rev. Herbert H. Mott. It is entitled "Can a Man Do as He Likes?" and the text is: "Choose you this day who you will serve." Joshua xxiv., 15. Can a man do as he likes? Of course not! you say. All sorts of barriers hedge him round. He would like to vfly as the birds fly, but the weight of his flesh and bones keeps plodding along the ground. He is born poor or stupid; consequently he can neither buy a steam yacht nor set the Thames on fire, though he would like dearly to do both. The force of public opinion compels him to don a tall silk hat and a frock coat when he would much prefer to go about in a golf cape and a shooting jacket. The force of public law compels him to run his auto at ten miles an hour when he very much wishes to spin along joyously at the rate of thirty. Every man exists under a set of compulsions. He is obliged to submit to many limitations. natural and artificial, and he is com- pelled, by pushes and pulls and press- ures he is unable to resist, to do many things he doesn't want to do. Nevertheless, in spite of a man's ab- lect slavery in certain directions, is there not some small space, some little area, in wmcn, instead or oeing a slave, he is actually and truly free? a department of life and conduct in which he can do as he likes? The old doctrine the doctrine be- hieved by our fathers, and by nearly the whole of humanity, civilized and uncivilized, in every part of the world, from the beginning of recorded time was that there is such a department of life and conduct; that in all vital mat- ters, in all matters that have to do with the moral quality of life, a man can do as he likes. Our fathers held that, whenever we stand at a point where two roads diverge, we are able to choose, select, determine, which road to pursue,. In such a situation the casting vote remains with us. Whenever two or more governments, leaders, employers, claim our allegiance, we can "choose whom we will serve. This is true, said our fathers, no mat ter how severed the pressure. The temptation, urgency, force of circum stances, may be so great as to resem ble compulsion. .'It appears as if we were obliged to take one road rather than the other. This, said our fathers,' IS appearance only. In reality, When- ever two or more alternatives pre- take the left or the right. No matter how great the pressure brought to bear on us, in the last resort we can alwavs choose poverty instead of riches, captivity instead of freedom, suffering instead of ease, and instead of life, rather than yield, if need be, .we can always choose death. This is the old doctrine, and, al- though it has stood both the test of time and the test of experience, there appears to be, in these days, a widely spread tendency to ignore it. No one denies that circumstances exercise a powerful influence over our lives, but the tendency nowadays is to ascribe everything to circumstances. , It is related that the eminent natur alist, Professor Boulton, placed the eggs of caterpillars in differently col- oreu uoxes, ana ieu xnein were iu hatch out, with the remarkable result that the eggs in the blue .box hatched out into blue caterpillars, those in the red box into red, and those in the yel low box into yellow caterpillars. .They were, you see. the product of their surroundings, they were what the tint of their surroundings made them. "And so, it is declared, are you and I; we are what our surroundings and those planes of outside conditions, past and Here is a man who is an enemy of society. ; He preys upon his kind. His career is divided between debauchery and other crimes. He is the victim, the helpless victim, of outward circum stances, we are told. His mother was a drunkard, his father was a thief. He was reared in the slums. What can you expect? True, he has been to a reform school; true, he has been helped and aided by various philan thropic people whom he has merciless ly deceived. But he, ' poor fellow! could not help himself. Like Profes- i i wiiri r t ii Til ci i Truiu ii, imiiui'ur inrri ri i i i v i . t i sia ,- w owwiw, w iiUI V ,'liltW VOI k O Itl 5. as Silk Warp Fancy Waistins. French Ging description, etc., etc. St will not cost you one do not buy a penny worth.. Young man in our dozen Cluett Peabodv BE MARKED DOWN, aoid closed sor Boulton's caterpillars, he took on the tint of his environment. Born in a black box, he turns out black. His surroundings were evil, therefore he is evil. Or, again, there is the hero who, like Charles Lamb, gives up all, in order to support some one dependent on him, or surrenders life itself in order to save the lives of others. We are told the same story about the hero as about the thief. He is not brave or self-de- nying of his own accord. He is heroic simply because the conditions in which he was brought up were favorable to heroism, and so heroism grew out of his soul, just as cabbages grow out of the soil when the soil contains the seeds of cabbages. Goodness and badness, heroism and criminality, it is declared, do not re side in us, but in our surroundings. We are mere passive lumps of clav. on which our surroundings stamp what- ever is in them. We are the slaves and victims of the conditions in the midst of which we are. When we f ancv we are doing as we like, going our own way, following our own wills, we are, in reality; merely obeying the pressure of circumstance.. We are under a rigid law of necessity all the time, Even when we stand where two roads di- verge, and think that we ourselves choose to take the left hand or the right hand road, it is not really we our selves who choose, but a number of circumstances and conditions, working on us and through us.. This doctrine, that we are creatures of circumstance and cannot help what we do, is a misleading one. It tends to self-deception. It makes us imagine ourselves better than we are. When we do wrong, this doctrine offers the temptation to us to sav: "It was not ray fault. It was the fault of my education and sur roundings." And this will lead to day, as it has always done in the rast. to a general laxity with regard to wrong doing to a habit of thinking lightly of the exceeding sinfulness of sin. This evil doctrine is the more diffi cult to combat because there is an ele ment of truth in it. We are moved and swayed by circumstances. Birth and education do exercise a powerful influence over us. These things must be taken into consideration. Never theless, they don't explain everything. Make what allowance you will for cir cumstances and education, still in every transaction we have the last word. The proof of this is in our daily conduct. We cannot help blam ing men and praising them. Suppose you are on a Boston street. and are accosted by an individual in shabby garments. You aie touched by h?s tfll( 0f wop and with vonr usual generosity y0u' give him an ample wonted hand busy at your pocket, and, turning round, discover in the would- be thief the very man you have just helped. What do you think of this fellow? Do you feel toward him as if he were an invalid, a sick soul, a deluded vic tim of circumstance? On the contrary, you regard and justiy regard the robust purloiner of your pocKetDOOK as an ungrateiui . a i scoundrel, and, if you are a good citi zen, you promptly ana mcugnanuy hand him over to the police. Sorrow and pity you no doubt experience, but, mingled with sorrow and pity there will be righteous indignation. How ever many excuses your kind heart makes for him, you will still blame the man; for you will be convinced, nf fe . he could - Straight in spite of all, as JL v, n v i-,, n ?J?aZ Z' your soul, that, however great the ob stacles, being a man, he was still mas ter of himself. He might have chosen differently. He might have taken the right road instead of the wrong one. if only he had tried hard enough, lou feel, after all is saicc and done, he was, in this matter, able to do as he liked. Consequently, he. is responsible. There- Take the opposite case, that of the hero. We have all read recently how the Japanese attempted to block the entrance to Port Arthur by sinking steamers in the channel. One of these vessels had reached the appointed spot. Her anchor had been let go. The fuse attached to the charge which was to blow a hole in her had been lighted. The officer in command ordered the crew into the lifeboat, he himself be ing the last to leave the ship. A mo ment he stands on the gunwale, ready to cast loose. He counts his men, One i8 missing. Shall they, leave him? i Wuutu QQ CrSQit iv SOS haM,,, u'XiUift Colbrs af th latt out regardless of cost. The officer has but an instant in whicK to make up his mind. There is an in ward struggle between the rival im pulses of duty and self-regard. Then he climbs again upon the shot-swept deck to seek his lost comrade. Alasl it is in vain. The next moment he is killed by a Russian shell, and his crew: push off, only just in time to save themselves. . Why do we regard this man as a hero? Why was a public funeral held ia his honor by his countrymen? Why do we praise him? Because we feel the brave action was due to him, and to no thing and no one else. Because we feel that he stood where two ways diverged the way of duty and the wav of safety and that he was master of the situation. He determined which road to take. Out of his. own brave will, out of his own courageous soul. he chose the right way. The decision la7 Bt with circumstances, conditions, previous training, or ancestry, but with himself. We feel that he, and he alone, was responsible, and that there- fore to him, and to him alone,, belongs the credit and the praise', cannot help blaming the crim- inal, we cannot help praising the- hero, but, if criminal and hero were- simply the victims of circumstance, to do so would be meaningless. We have no right to condemn the criminal if he cannot help doing what he does. There is no sense in honoring the hero if the heroism is due to education or to sur rounding conditions; that is, to some thing other than the hero. Yet we do condemn the one, and we do give our homage to the other. We cannot help ourselves. The praise and the blame we bestow are involuntary acknowl edgment that, in spite of all the theo ries closet philosophers may spin. there is an ineradicable conviction in the human heart that we are able, in the last resort, to do as we like, and that as a consequence we are respon sible before God and man both for our deeds and for our thoughts. Me Gives Grace. "Bounteous is Jehovah in His na ture; to give is His delight. His gifts are beyond measure precious, and are as freely given as the light of the sun. He gives grace to His elect because He wills it, to His redeemed because of His covenant, to the called because of His promise, to believers because they "seek it, to sinners because they; need it. He gives grace abundantly, seasonably, constantly, readily, sover eignly; doubly enhancing the value of the boon by the manner of His be stowal. Reader, how blessed it is, as the years roll round and the leaves begin again to fall, to enjoy such an unfading promise as this: - 'The Lord will triv htjipp.' " nrmrs-Pnn. How to Win Souls l'or Christ. Andrew teaches Christians still the first lesson in soul-winning: Go for your own brother. That is, try to bring: to Christ those whom you love, thost. nearest to you. It makes no difference- whether the nearness is of blood or sympathy. You will succeed where you Ipve. Christianity , is to win the world by this process alone neighbor influenc ing neighbor, friend influencing friend. It is like leaven. One part of yeast will permeate two thousand parts of dough, but only by changing the parts next to it, and so working its way, through the mass. The "Worker's Reward. An English drunkard said to a Salva tion Army lassie, who spoke to bim about his soul: "lou must De weu paid for this. I suppose you expect as much as half a crown for getting me to sign the pledge." .She replied: "I'm better paid than that. I expecs to get a whole crown, ana there 11 De stars in it beside." Model Made by Convicts. There is a remarkable model at South Kensington, England. Made to a scale of twenty feet to the inch, it shows a part of the additions to the dockyard at Chatham a great feat of engineering ' skill accomplished by convict labor. In fourteen years the penal prisoners excavated the docks, made 102,000,000 bricks for the retain ing walls, and did an enormous amount of masonry and other work. Altogeth er the enlargement is one of the great est feats that Can be put to the credit of convicts. . In the model which com memorates it there are the figures of 295 prisoners,' forty superintendents and other officers and fourteen free men.