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Life Is Opportunity
Wisdom Is Airyt Plainest -Garb By Bishop J. Spalding. I OWl shall I live? How shall it to the best use? How shall I become not politics, or trade, or I &SJl Primary consideration is I he ghall live f0T ,f ne Life Is opportunity, and therefore its fflj serve tne pmrpose or tnose wno are Deni on seu-su - elves capable of doing thorough, work. ' nt e Opportunity is a word, which, like so many others that a eei"1' le et from the Romans. It means near port, close to haven. It is a I5v"iain. .occasion, time, or place for learning or saying or doing a. tmng. iw what vitation to seek safety and refreshment, an appeal to make escPe,",T frcm is low and vulgar and to-take refuga in- high thoughts and worthy deeas, wliich flows increase of strengtk and joy. It is omnipresent. .ge What we call evils, as poverty, neglect and suffering, are, "qVh vanity ..TmiOQ tar. wwi rkoath ift tPfthfis life's value not less than its It is the background against which its worth and beauty ,nd..rI,in while TOUef. Its dark form follows us like our shadows, to bid us win the -yet there is time; to teach that if we live in what is Pfrmane' hear belongs annot blight what we know and love; to urge us with a power that to nothing else, to lay the stress of all our hoping and doing on tne uuuB cannot pass away. , . . "Poverty," says Ouida. "is the north wind that lashes men into Vikings -Lowliness is young ambition's ladder." What is more Peasant than-to reaa of strong-hearted youths, who. in the midst of want and,haTdshIs . Sdnds, have clung to books, feeding, like bees to flowers? By the light or pine logs, in dim-lit garrets, in the fields following the p aw, m early dawns .rhen others are asleep, they ply their blessed task, sg ncumhment for .toe mind, a thirst for truth, yearning for full sight of the 'Waf' rthey have caught faint glimpses; happier now, lacking everytWn?a,Le anil a great purpose than in the after years when success showered on tnem applause and gold. Life is good, and opportunities of becoming and doing good are. always -with us. Our house, our table, our tools, our books, our city, our country, our language, our profession the people who love us and those who hate, they -vho help and they who oppose, what is all this but opportunity? Wherever we be there is opportunity of turning to gold the dust of daily happenings. If snow and storm keep me at home is not here an invitation to torn tn .the immortal silent ones who never speak unless they are addressed . If loss or pain or wrong befati me, shall they not show me the soul of gcod there is in evil things? .. Good fortune may serve to persuade us that the essential good is a noDie saind and a conscience without flaw. Success will make plain the things in -which we fail; failure shall spur us on to braver hope and striving. If a reat city is my dwelling place, the superficial life of noise and haste shall each me how blessed a thing it is to live within the company of true thoughts and high resolves. TOiiotoTrfM. mti hoi mo trt tViinir nnri in vp whatever can cive me strengtn and -patience, whatever can make me trifle light as air, is opportunity, wnose wmm it is to mue m aiiwuow . tMngs, in chance acquaintance and casual speech, in the falling of an apple, in J flnaHnc wpods or the accidental exDlosion of a chemist's mortar. , Since life is great, nay, of inestimable value, no opportunity by which it may be improved can be small. Talk.-" 45 Wivcr. Bv Mary Stewart I HERE are two stock answers 11 the crucial question. What would you do It your nusDanu s-' inclined to fall in love with another woman? One answer is, "I woulda't do anything; IM let him go!" and the other, "I'd flirt with some one myself." Further than fcis the imagination does not seem to go. The" first answer, translated, means: "ii my uusuauu fall so far from my ideal of him he wouldn't be my husband any more. I would feel only indifference and contempt for him." The other answer is of a different calibre: "If he sees that he is in dan ger of losing me he may regain his interest in me. What another man admires le may admire too, and find that he loves me best, after all. At any rate, he will find that he cannot neglect me with impunity." Both answers are, of course, superficial and based on the feeling of the anoment the feeling of "getting even." But the woman who is in danger of losing her husband's affections will have many moments not to be evolved into .sentences so clear-cut and self-sufficient. If a woman' does know that her af fection is killed for a man when she finds him beginning to be attracted else where, then, indeed, the situation is simplified. If he no longer loves, every fhimr h Miriftd the worst hurt is over. But in real life the woman who sspeaks the most proudly is the one who finds it most impossible to live up to that urtimatus of indifference. To see the one she loves daily, in all the inti snate domestic happenings, to have everything speak of those cords of mar ried life by' which they are bound together, to know that there are still times when he is tender and she's dear oh, that is not to wish him to go I He must stay and love her best, or she will die. Undisciplined Chicago. By hi. O. Wells. NDISCIPLINED" that is the word for Chicago. It is the wora for all the progress of the Victorian time, a scrambling, ill-mannered, undignified, unintelligent development of material re sources. Packingtown, for example, is a place that feeds the world with meat, that concentrates the produce of a splendid iai artvantaee. and its U nwnws have; no more, sense, no better moral -Quality, tUUUUJiJIUV uu to make it stink in the nostrils of any one who comes within two miles ol", Tto make it a centre of distribution for disease and decay, an aroma of &naDDy evasions, and extra profits, a sense of brutal economic conflict and squalitt Pithiness, offsensive to every sense. I wish I could catch the soul of HerDert Spencer and tether it in Chicago for a while to gather fresh evidence upon -the superiority of unfettered individualistic enterprises to things managed Dy Want of discipline! Chicago is one hoarse cry for discipline. The reek And scandal of the stock-yard are really only a gigantic form of that same piality in American life that, in a minor aspect, makes the sidewalk filthy. .The iey to the peculiar nasty ugliness of tfose Schcellkopf works that defile the Niagara gorge is the same quality. The detestableness of the elevated rail roads of Chicago- and Boston and New York has this in common. All that is "tlgly m America, 111 LiaUltSUUC, m oaj-ulu tUJU laoau jjuuuw, iu i"C x w.oo Calais, is due to this, to the shoving unintelligent proceedings of underbred and morally obtuse men. Each, man is for himself, each enterprise; there Is ma order, no provision, no common and universal plan. Modern economic or ganization is still as yet only thinking of emerging from its first chaotic stage, he stage of lawless enterprise and insanitary aggregation, the stage of pros sector's camp. That is the key to it all. Harper' Weekly. Die BJegro and By tiarrjy Stillwell HERE is no threat to the at last the only negro who threatens our civilization ;' lav the' crim inal negro; and the only white man who threatens the negro is the white criminal ; and our whole system is a failure if this question may not be left where Georgia has placed it, in the keep ing 'of the courts, the church and the schoclhouse. It is safe to leave it tcere. And while he gropes. his vmy toward the light, JJt Is wise and charitable to give him aid, comfort and the benefit of a broafi -Ciristian tolerance. The situation-is one that appeals to the common sense -of the Southern people; and this term may be enlarged to embrace the law abiding, property holding and intelligent men of African descent. I believe these men, recognized as factors in our industrial development, will become jpassionate lovers of their native' land and defenders cf their homes side by side with, their white neighbors. It needs only tolerance, forbearance, - en couragement and the recognition of individual merit to accomplish this. The Century. , To celebrate three weddings, more than 3,000 persons recently-assembled .in a village in Brittany, and for three aj's kept up a l"?ast, during which I make the most of my life and pux - ,. . . a man. and do a man's work? This, and war, or pleasure, is the question. The not how one shall get a uvius, uut shall Uve righUy, whatever is needful whole circumstances may be.maaeio humble and serviceable, though it be a . Cutting. . n clro rl given by wives when toey a.e Harper's Bazar. 1 - than the South. Edwards. South in the negro's presence? there. For they consumed seventy-five barrels of wine and cider, fifteen oxen.-ten cows, thirty calves and 1,000 fowls and rabbits. NORTH CAROLINA CROPS General luminary of Condition of North Carolina Crops for Week Endinjf Monday, Sept. 10, 1906. On the afternoon of the 3rd thun derstorms occurred in most sections of the' State, and were heaviest m the eastern and central districts. In Harnett County 1.17 inch fell on that day; in Anson County some damage, was reported; and in Tyrrell County some hail fell. Since then the weath er has been pleasant and Tneraliy' air with a great deal less humidity than during the preceding weeks. In most sections the sunshine has been abundant. The rainfall averaged about normal, but was unevenly dis tributed being least in the northeast; arn and northwestern counties. The temperature averaged about 1 degree ibove normal. The days were gener ally warm and the nights cool. The highest temperature was 94 degrees n the 0th in Wake County and the lowest was 52 degrees on the same day in Buncombe County. A. II. Thcssen. Must Enforce Book Law. The state superintendent of public instruction is sending notices to the superintendents of the city schools in the state notifying them that the law plainly requires the- use of the books adopted by the text book commission for the next five years in their schools, that it is their duty to obey the law and his difty to enforce it. Some of the schools have in the past refused to use the books adopted. State superintendent Joyner is al so sending letters to the county su perintendents of schools insisting that they see to it in cooperation with the county boards, that there are deposi tories for the books throughout their counties in easy reach of all the peo ple. Also that they report to him the failure of any publisher to keep a i'ply of the books at any of the depositories. Accurate lists of all the depositories in each county are to be furnished H;e state department. Stat News Notes. A dispatch from Iligh Point sas: What is said to be the highest amount in dollars paid to a single engineer in any one month in this territory, at least, was drawn b.V Sebern Perry, formerly of this place, but now of Spencer, for August, the amount be ing $287. Engineers are paid by the mile, which averages from $100 to 125 per month. Raleigh, Special. E. C. Duncan, ;olIeetor of internal reveuue for this the eastern district announced the ap pointment of V. C. Terry as an af Sce deputy to succeed Lester F. But ler, brother of the ex-United States Senator Butler, who was appointed assistant postmaster of Raleigh by Willis G. Briggs a few days ago. The appearance of the army worm in large numbers in the Raleigh sec tion causes some alarm among the farmers. It hr.s been about a dozen years sinee it ist appeared. The colored mail carriers at Ral eigh, whose suspension and dismissal was recommended by the postoflice inspector, has been dropped. At "Wilmington fire destroyed the two-story dye house of the Wilming ton Cotton Mills ownxKI by Donald Macrae and associates. D. J. Reed, a Southern " Railway fireman, of Asheville, was shot in the arm while firing a locomotive near Statesville. The shot was fired in the darkness by an unknown person. Flagman Killed. Asheville, Special James T. White a flagnan in the employ of the Aske ville division of the Southern Rail way, was knocked or foil from , the rear passenger coach of train No. 12 near Point Tunnel Wlnesday even ing and killed. Mr. W'ate had been in the employ of the railroad less than a month and just had received his flagman's uniform. Cashier Left Bank in Strange , Man ner. . ' Cahrlottc, Special. W. A. Jones, cashier of the .Hope Mills bank, a "branch of the Bank of Fayetteville, who very mysteriously disappeared ten days ago, was located Sunday at GrewenYa., 'where -lie has takeiua po sition ik the dispatcher's-office of the Norfolkaud Western. The. news came in a message tfr his father, all pre vious efforts to locate him having proved futile.His accounts are found lo he straight, and no course is known for his strange action. Tobacco Men Organise. Durham, Special. The ' tobacco men of the citv that control the ware bouses have formed a tobacco board af trade, and elected officers for the season of 1906 and 1007. -Arrangements are being made to handle tb.3 farmer produce in the tobacco line in large quantities, and a good season is expected. AW OR POLITICS Secretary Discusses Republi can Principles BELIEVES IN RECIPROCAL TRADE Principles- of tae Republican Party ' laad -Pertinent Topics Discussed :..A Strong Speech. ' T 7 Salisbury, N. C, Special. Secrer tary Shaw called the Salisbury audi ence small, but probably a thousand voters heard him. He arrived on No. 29, thirty "'minutes late. He was met by the Han ford Cornet Band, and as he entered the court house it played "Dixie." The pacific temperament of the speech made the song peculiar ly appropriate. "Secretary Shaw said in part: "Our political oponents lay much stress on the fact that some American manufacturers are sold abroad cheap er than at home. That the practice prevails to some extent all must ad rait, but that it does not prevail gen erally or to any considerable extent is easily established. A nonpartisan industrial commission was appointed by Congress in 1S93, which, after spending more than three years in the investigation, filed its report in 1902, which was published in 18 large volumes. ' This report . contains all available evidence on thi3 subject. After making careful compilations from the data therein contained, Sen ator Gallinger, of New Hampshire, stated on the floor of the United States Senate, in April, 1904, that ap proximately $1,000,000 Avorth of Am erican manufactured products are annually sold abroad cheaper than in our own domestic market. No one has ever attempted to disprove Sen ator Gallinger's conclusions, though our political opponents continue to. speak of the practice as well-night universal. This $4,000,000 worth can be far more than acounted for it is quite likely the estimate is too low. "The Republican party from the time of its birth until now has pro tected the laborer who produces for the American market in every way possible for man to conceive. Repub lican legislation excludes Chinese la bor primarily because the Chinaman refuses to live on the American stand ard. The colie laborer is unpopular largely because of his inexpensive habits. He neither feeds himself, clothes himself nor houses his family as do Americans. Living on a lower plane, he can of coiitse afford to work cheaper than American, and his pres ence is a menace, not so much to American morals as to American la bor. To the extent that he secures his pro rata share of American wages and fails to contribute proportionate ly to the consumptive capacity of the country his presence is undesirable. The Republican party therefore says to him: "Unless you consent to be an American consumer you shall not be an American producer. You shall be an American in both respects or in neither." The greater part of the secretary's speech was devoted to an intelligent discussion of the tariff, with his views upon the co-related principles of reciprocity, rebates, drawbacks, etc. The speech Avas free from sen sational abuse, was calm and dignified and drew the elose. attention, of those who heard it, many of whom dif fered widely from the views express ed by him. ' . Steamship is in Distress. Wilmington, N. C, Special. The iteamship Richmond 1,437 ton's, lum ber laden, Georgetown to.. New York, is in distress a few miles northeast of Frying Pan lightship. The Blanche from this port, has gone to her as sistance. The Rjc'imond is owned by the Atlantic Coast Lumber Company of New York city. Fought Over Ten Cents. - Greenville, Special. J. M. Ray borne, a young white man, claiming Cedartown, Ga as his home, was ser iously cut in an' affray Avith Ralph McCall, his companion, Thursday. Both men were drinking and the trou ble was the outcome of a dispute over ten eents. Rayborne waa curs- hu pursuing jicuau, wnen tne later drew his knife and inflicted long gasn across Kay borne 's neck. He, came here from Nortti Carolina several years asro. Ravborrie's fathor ;is a Baptist minister at Cedartown, ua. 17 Nations are Represented. Berlin, By Cable. Seventeen na tions are represented by official del egates in the International Insurance Congress, which opened ' here. The United States, Argentine Republic, Chile, Mexico and Japan as well as 12 European countries, are actively par ticipating in the congress. England and Canada are unofficially repre sented. Vice Chancellor Posadowsky Wehner, of Germany, delivered the inaugural address to the congress. Sll 'St- h a J. P. Hickman, President Bank of Henderson ville A STRONG BANK Four per cent paid on time deposits j -rr ..-w w J . . 1 sisienc witn W. J. DAVIS, President Geo. I. White, ube ommerctai BSank HENDERSON ONE DO LL A R Starts a Savings Account with this bank TRANSACTING A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS The Claude Brown Company or We Buy and Sell Horses and Hules. Wagons. , Buggies, Harness. Feed Stuff of All Kinds J We will trade anything we have for anything you Ve got. Lome ana see us. were open ror Dusmess, v lillKll! Hill Items of Interest From Many Parts of the State MINOR MATTERS OF STATE NEWS Happenings of More or Less Import ance Told in Paragraphs The Cot ton Markets. Charlotte Cotton Market. These prices represent the prices paid to Avagons: Good middling: 10 Strict middling 10 Middling- 10 Good middling:, tinged.. 8 7-3 Stains 7 1-2 to 8 1-2 Charlotte Produce Market. Chickens spring; 12 to 25 Hens per head.. 35 Ducks 25 Eggs ..21 to 22 Rye.. 80 Corn 73 to 75 Cotton Seed 22 1-2 Oates feed 47 1-2 to 50 Oates Seed . .55 to 57 1-2 Baltimore Produce Market. Baltimore, Md., Sept.10 Flour dull unchanged. Wheat: Weak: spot contract 69 7-8 to 70; Southern, by sample, 50 to 66. . Corn: Weak; spot 54 1-2 to 5-8; Southern white 5S to 59. Oats: Barelv steady; No. 2 mixed 34 1-2 to 35. Rye : Firm ; Xo. 2 Western 03 to 64. Butter: Steady and unchanged; fancy-imitation 20 to 21; do cream ery 25 to 26; do ladle IS to 20; store picked 15 to 16. E;es; Finn, 23. Cheese: Active and unchanged, 13 to 13 1-2. IN THE TWENTY-FOURTH. Mr. R. B. Redwine and Mr. J. S, Efird Nominated for State Senate. Albemarle, Special. The senatorial convention for the twenty-foiftth dis trict, composed of the counties of Union, Anson, Stanly and Davidson, met here Thursday and nominated Mr. R. B. Redwine, of Union county, and Mr. J. S. Efird, of Stanly, for Senators for this district. They are both able and conservative men. New Express Offices. Express service is to be started at once on the Raleigh and Southport railroad, and Mr. j. J. Crosswell, of j Fayetteville, route agent of the South ern Express Company, is arranging for this. There are to be offices at McCullcrs, Willow Springs, Fuquay Springs and Lillington, and the ser vice for, these, will be from Raleigh and Fayetteville. This wilL be a great convenience, for people along the line of the Raleigh and Southport railroad Lynchers , Case ' Removed to Stanly :" County. The remaining defendants, Henry Gillespie' Geo. Erwin, and Delia Dil lingham, charged with the murder of the Lyerly family of Rowan county in July were arraigned in Rowan, superior court on the new bills of in dictments at . the present term, and on motion; of council -for defendants the case was removed to Stanly coun ty on the grounds that a fair and im partial trial could not -be had in Ro wan county and will be tried at the January term of the superior court. 3". A. MAnnT?T,.Y.r!ashlAr' .wj - w" .7 VVUI,W v,,yi. . t 1 souna DanKing 1A Vice-Prea. " K." G'. MORRIS, Cash ier VILLE, N. C. a Engineer Scales Killed at Spencer. Salisbury, -Sitecial.- -Clitft -Scales, an engineer on the Southern ;Rail way died; Friday morning4 at1 the White head-Stokes 1 Sanitarium ' in' 7 Salibiuy from' injuries received last night at Spencen ' Mr. Scales ' went out of Salisbury Thursday night on No. 40, not as engineer but as &' .passenger. He intended spending the night in Salisbury and as the train was slow ing up at that place he jumped off, not waiting until the train had , stop ped. There was a string of box cars standing on the parallel track, lo the main line and Mr. Scales 'struck, against this and was thrown back under the wheels of No. 40. He was. badly mutilated, both legs and ond arm being erushed. ; He was broAjjht back to this place and placed in. the ll .C-1 i r.1 "jr.. C ! 1 . uu.iui. . am. ocaies . nome. was at Wythe ville, S. C, and the body -Avas taken to that place for burial. The deceased is a married man and is survived by a wife" and several child ren. ' ' ' " GEORGE GENTLE A FREE MAN. A $2,500 Bond Was Given try Two Prominent Men, Will Likely End . Case.'' ' " ' Salisbury, pecial.-George Gentle who was on Wednesday acquitted of jail breaking, in connection with. thj lynching case, but was held on other charges, was on .Friday admitted to bail in the sum of $2,500. -4 The bond is made by Messrs. John S. Ludwick and James H. MeKenzie,: both promi nent business men of this: city. Gen tle is now at liberty and will remain so unless more tvidence is produced against him at the - next ierm 'of the court than was available at -the teim just closcd-in- connection with the jail breaking: case. A'. y ; j Five Illicit Dealers Plead" Guilty. Greensboro, Special. fiight' Wilkes county monntainecrsl indicted for illic it "distilling j)leaded guilty in the United States district court on Thurs day. The court will ' announce" the sen tences later in the term.;: The names of the. defendants who pleaded guilty were : , James Comb, James Ellisr James Ellcr, Foley Fraley, tCoe Fos ter. - , ' The EarthV Motion. r , We have no direct sensation of the eartn s mouon uecause oi uu.?" lute smoothness and freedom f rem all jar or vibration, and, as everything land, sea and air is carried along r the same rate as' oura elves, there is nothing to afford us any evidence that we are -moving at all until. ;we make reference to something 'altogether de tached from the; earth as. sun, nvcon. or stars-r and . even then,w until rea soning and mathemethical. calculation are brought to bear. it is'fhese bodies and not ourselves"" which-seem . tc' move,,,-, . : ; . ... Gliding in a boat 'down a smootiv river It is often impossible to per ceive" that wd' are 'nibving except by reference to ' objects on" j the banks, and even then it is-difficut. to re sist the Impression that -they are i motion while? we,, are at . rest. The mere detail of speed, does nor affect tlhe . question, and, although the earth is rushing through ,space at th rate of eighteen miles a second, the motion, infinitely smootiierythan that of -a. boat on placid water, is; abso lutely Imperceptible: ' According to the London RaturfiaJ Review the French are now -the nio pacific nation on the face of ths ear.