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THE MONROE JOURNAL
R. F. BEASLEY, I -G. 11. BEASLEY, rl' TkKlay, January 8. IW. When liovernor Olefin tnnoumvd that be woulJ hive Congressman BU kburn arrested on a charge of criminal libel for the infamous charge he had made in a supposed notice of contest to Mr. lU kett, as reported in The Journal last eek, Blackburn bailed out ignominiously and denied all knowledA of the charge. But it is established that ik rawn mere mvnarvd in the t i - oflice of Attorney Capers in Wash ington. Blackburn's aturney, and given the press by one Perkins, who had been previously acting as press agent for Blackburn. Perkins, in order to help save the face of his chief, says he got the paers by mis take, and they were not to be given out unless proof should have been previously secured of their truth No sane man w ill believe that Ul.u k burn was ignorant that those charges were being made, and as most folks despise a quitter, he has guiued only contempt by sneaking out of the re snonsibilitv after the storm had arisen about his head. In the mean- while, the time in which he might give a legal notice to Mr. Ilackett of a contest has expired, and there w ill be no contest. The law under which (Jovernor lllenn proposed to liav Blackburn arrested is a section of the new Code which makes it a mis demeanor for a person to maliciously furnish a new spaper libelous matter. The affair was the most talked of thing of a week. If the coming legislature can not be induced to increase the pav of jurors and witnesses in our Siierior Courts all over the Mate, then it i: to be hoped that the representatives from this county can see their way- clear to have an act passed making a substantial increase in the pay of jurors and w itnesses in I'nion coun ty. It is a great injustice to any good citizen to force him hi neglect his own alTairs and attend court as a juror or witness for a week or at least several days for the small pit tance now allowed him for such ser vice. Waxhaw Enterprise. 15ul doesn t a good citizen owe something in the nature of public duties? Iu speaking of the ltlat kburn charges against (iovcrnortilcnn last week, The Journal passed some stric tures on Kx-Judge Itynum, who was represented as Blackburn's attorney. It turns out, however, that Blackburn had not employed Judge Bvnum, and the latter had nothing whatever U do with the case. While we have nu idea that Mr. Bynum lias ever heard of what the paper said, still we owe it to him to put an apology before our readers. When Justice and Right Suffered Htalevvllle 1-auduiark. This is from the Industrial News of the 1st: t! "Yesterday the Hon. Tlioa: J. Shaw again became a private citizen after a service of eight years upon the Su perior Court bench, leaving behind him a record of which he may well be proud. While on the bench Judge Shaw was often criticized for the severity of his sentences in criminal cases, and at times, according to our way of thinking, the criticism was just; but we have yet to hear of a man who called into question either the purity of his motives, his cour age as a judge, or his ability as a lawyer. Certainly we never done so, and now take pleasure in bearing testimony to all. It can be said with truth that the clamor against Judge Shaw was from those who lacked knowledge of the man, or from those who had directly or indirectly felt the weight of his hand in administering the law eith er the violators of the law or their friends and attorneys. Without knowing all the facts in the case and with little knowledge of the man. many honest and well-meaning peo ple were led by interested persons to join in the attack on Judge Shaw and to hold him up as a tyrant. A fairer or more just judge never sat on the bench in North Carolina. "Nft ro!iie e'er felt the halter ilnw With ffHKl opinion of the law." The guilty who suffered punishment at Judge Shaw g hands and the at torneys who could not beg off their clients from punishment, complained of course, as did the sentimentalists who think nobody should be pun ished. But the increase of crime in North Carolina and the failure of the courts in so many case has con vinced even those who honestly thought Judge Shaw too harsh that more men of his type are needed on the bench if lawlessness is not to in crease. The cause of justice and right suffered when Judge Shaw was retired. HeWasOoing Prepared. Charlotte Observer. "I have just spent my last cent for a coffin and ten loaves of bread and a railroad ticket home," said the fellow with a serious face. "Bought a coffin and ten loaves of bread I" "WW diH wnn An that f.u- " To Editor Christmas Work lo- temiptol Nobody but Peter. Ckcttrrtkrla UnruaH. ml Ixt Tuesday while we were put ting up the Christmas tree in the court house the alarm was given that a prisoner had escaped flora jaiL I'pon going over we found that the sheriff being absent on business, I'ncle Ceorge McXair went into the in uiv nrukiners their din ner, and unobserved by him a negro to the heavy coast artillery, being Uy whowasinfortealingbk-ycle!sUtkned at Fort Caswell, near in Cheraw slipped out of theeell and! Wilmington, is spending a few concealed himself until tieorge left, weeks with his mother, Mrs. A. S. and then succeeded in getting out J Helms and other relatives in this through a hole in the back window, community. cut by escaping prisoners some years ago, which has never Seen repaired Don't let Your Friends Get Behind! News About Waxhaw. lukn (aarryflar. JsaiMT a Mr. Monroe Ried. of Price's Mill, and Mis Carrie Howie were mar ried liecember 2tth by J. J. Perry. a I L. .. u r notary puuiic, at iuc nwuru w i jme lively voting 11 going on the bride's father, Mr. E. S. Howie. n0Wf bu( ge of the contestant are in the Pleasant Valley neighbor-1 getting behind. No one should be hood. They will make their home, discouraged, because no one know near the Colossus gold mine. w ho will get the prue. It has been Mr. I'd. r. Helms, who belongs ' asked when the contest will close. We don't know yet; it depend upon how fast Mr. Stack travels. We will give ample notice in advance as to the railroads don't kill yon out right them days, they will starve you to deatn on tne roau." 8 porta from Salisbury and points in South Carolina neia a cnicken fight near Baluda last week and the South Carolina birds won, Betting their owner 11,600. One man had a fit at the fight and al most died. .Perhaps he lost heavy wad on his rooster. Messrs. Welsh and Porter put their blood hounds on his track and ran him nearly to Marlburg, but he suc ceeded in making his escaj. Born last week to Mr. and Mrs. W. II. IVrter. a son. Mr. Porter says the boy is doing tine and is banter ing every one who passes to swap horses. Uev. Elliott Jackson, colored, who for many vear has been attending the Bidde'll College at Charlotte, we understand preached a really tine sermon here on Sunday, the !3rd. A gvwd deal has been said about Senator Tillman not paying an in come tax, he claiming that his salary as a United States Senator was not subject to the income tax. The Su preme Court of North Carolina, to which an identical case was carried, rules that Senator Tillman was right. There was a tive-gallon jug of whiskey shipped to Peter Knotts, colored", at this place Christmas. Other parties claimed the stuff, but Agent Hanna would not deliver it to any one but Peter. Airs. II. 1. I-aney and children have for some tune been enjoying nice rides behind Chester in her new double seated "trap," and on Monday she invited three or four of her lady friends to ride with her that after noon, but instead of calling with "Chester" and the trap she went for them in a wagon pulled by an old mule, both of which were gaudily bedecked and trimmed with colored paper festoons, etc. They seemed to enjoy the novelty of the get up and all had a good time. We tried to find some oysters in Cheraw, but could get none except those put up in cans, and we wanted the "sliding," "slippery" kind you can put in your mouth and give a shove and hear 'em hit the bottom before a lly can bat his eye. We had a splendid Christmas throughout. We arrived at Midden dorf at nearly four o'clock Sunday morning and went up to the home of liro. J. W. Steeu and he provided for us handsomely. The Steeu home is a delightful place to stop and they do all in their power to make their guests happy and comfortable. Bro. Steen and his family are hard work ers in the Baptist church and are trying to aid the little body so that it can stand on its own feet. We little dreamed there was as much prof.inity bottled up in the w hole State as we heard in the Sea board deK)t at Cheraw on the Satur day night before Christmas. We spent a day and night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. It. Parker, and Bro. Parker's words of encour agement were a source of comfort. On his graphophone he played one hymn, "O Lord be Thou My Light," and we have been humming it ever since. Through the gloom it is a great solace to be able to cry to Hod to "be our light" even though cast down, gloomy and forsaken. We had the pleasure of conducting a ser vice at Mt. Olivet and it was a pleas ure to mingle with these christian people. Bro. Stevenson's sermon last Sab bath night was particularly fine. He six ike of Christ the (ireat Counselor and told us how comforting it was to gather our friends about us and conlide in them. Sometimes we feel like we are standing off on a desert isle without a single friend a ray of light no hope then it is that we need to cry "O Ixrd be Thou our Light" Has Monroe a Patent? MaMhvllle Home. Monroe's new passenger depot is nearing completion. It is wired up for electric lights and will be a great improvement over the dimly-lighted barn that has been used there as a passenger depot. We don't know- how the ieopie of Monroe ever suc- eeded in getting the railroad com pany to build tnat new depot. If they have any special plan that they used to get tnat convenience they ought to have it patented and sell it to other towns along the line. W ades boro, Rockingham and other places that furnish a big passenger and freight traffic would no doubt buy the right to use the plan, if Monroe will have it patented and will place a reasonable price on it. Of all the miserable makeshifts and dirty dens that railroad companies sometimes call "depots," Wadcsboro takes the cake. Stouts or Baker's Crossing would deserve better accommodation than is provided at Wades boro depot. A traveling man says it is not an un common thing to see ladies get off there with infants and small chil dren, from the early morning train, and find the waiting room absolutely without fire or lights. With such a disregard for the comfort of the trav eling public as the railroads mani fost in this and other ways, it is not surprising that legislative bodies are getting down after them in earnest If they are determined to do no more than they are forced to do, the quick er they are made to do it through process of law the better it will be for the public. As a result of a bitter family "Well, I want to go prepared if ! feud three persons were murdered at the Southern railway camps near Danville last Saturday. They lived in a tent and were found there one man, an Italian, and a Virginia woman who lived with him, and a Utile boy, all shot with a 44 calibre plstoL Suspects have been arrested. Messrs. Newton Pardueand Wash ington C.nllin, formerly two good citizens of this community, who moved to Columbus. Arkansas, sev eral years ago, are now on a visit to relatives and old friends in this vi cinity. Their many friends here are glad to know that Messrs. Par due and C.ntlin are prospering and doing well in their adopted State. and are exceeding glad to have them on a visit to old North Carolina and the old home community again. As stated in these columns a tew weeks a). Mr. S. H. McNeely has resigned as carrier on Rural Itoute No. 2 from this place to enter the A. A M. College at Raleigh, where he will take a course in electrical engineering. If Mr. McNeely make: as good an electrical engineer as he has made a rural letter carrier, and there can be no doubt that he will, his services will always be in de mand. He is a geuileman, every inch of him, and is possessed of an unusuallv bricht mind. The future evidently holds much in store for him. lie is sueeeeled on Route No. 2 bv his brother, Mr. ltelk M Neely, who is thoroughly qualified for the work and who will doubtless prove himself to be one of the most faithful and efficient rural carriers in the county. Mr. Will Adams, who lives on Mr. T. K. D. Starnes' place, in this township, had the misfortune to get lus arm broken Sunday morning while in the stable trying to put bridle on a mule. In some way the mule threw Mr. Adams dow n against the wall and one arm was broken be tween the wrist and the elbow. Mr. James II. Oodfrey, who moved from this community to Iredell coun ty about two years ago, has recently moved back to his old home near Waxhaw Baptist church. Mr. God i rev and familv are good people and we are all glad to have them back again. His son-in-'.aw, Mr. John Godfrey, and family, formerly Iredell county, have also moved the same place. Miss Mattie Rone will leave next week for Morriston, Kla., where she w ill make her home with her broth er, Mr. W. S. Rone. Miss Rone a most excellent t hristian young lady and her departure will In distinctive loss to the social circle of Waxhaw. Mr. G. I.. McManus, wlS live about four miles north of town, ha the great misfortune to have his feed barn, together with a large quantity of roughness, burned about i o clock Monday night He managed to save all his sUnk. The origin of the lire is unknown, but incendiar ism is siispieioned. The loss is es timated at about !.HX), w ith no in suranee. Only last summer Mr McManus' residence, together with some of his household goods, was destroyed by tire, and the cause that burning is still unknown. Mr McManus is a good citizen and an industrious and thrifty farmer and country merchant, and his neigh bors deeply sympathize with him in these severe losses, one follow ing si quickly after the other. Harvie Jordan After the New York Cotton Exchange, President Harvie Jordan and Con gressmon Livingstone of Georgia last week appealed to the postothce de partment at Washington for a fraud order against tho New xork Cotton Kxchange and asked that the ex change lie prohibited the use of the mails. These gentlemen allege that the New York Cotton Kxchange is only a gambling institution, that it never has on hand the grades of cot ton it proposes to sell, that it holds low grades, or even worthless cotton. as a lever to hold down the marke on good grades. When the charges were made the exchange got mad and said that it would have Jordan and Livingstone arrested for libel. "1 sincerely hope the New York Cotton Kxchange will issue a war rant for libel against me, as it threat ens, for this will bring out in the courts the charges I have made against it and result toward its own undoing." This statement was made by Harvie Jordan, president of the Southern Cotton Association, on his return from New York and Wash ington "Before I left Washington, agents of tne postothce department were au thorized to insect the warehouses of the New York Cotton Exchange and make an examination of the grades of cotton stored there. This will disclose the truth of my allega tions. I believe Postmaster General Cortelyou will investigate thorough ly tne charges I have made, and the fraud order I have asked for, I be lieve, will be granted. The sensational rural comedy drama, "Joshua Simpkins," will be produced at the opera house We want to buy chickens, eggs, butter and all other kinds of coun try produce, 8. E. Doster. Saturday night, January 12th. The play contains an interesting and intelligible plot, but it is not al lowed to Interfere with the fun, which is said to be in abundance. During the run of the play some startling scenes and situations are seen, the principal of which is said to be the saw mill, in the third act, shown in complete operation, cut ting up real timber. The saw used u tne genuine article, tne same as usually seen in large country saw mills. An excellent band and fine orchestra accompany this attrac tion. The band will parade at noon, when some good musio may be looked for, all being dressed as farmers. Barrel home made kraut, mighty fine quality, at a K. Doster'a, the date of close. Look over the list now and see if you can't do something for your mail carrier, your preacher or your lady friend. The eligible roll will te continued next week. Don't fail to send in your votes when sending subscription Remember, Mr. Stack is going to bring back ten nice souvenir presents from the land of the Bible. Three will go to the three lucky names on the eligible roll, three to three nun isters who get the highest number of votes, three to three young ladies. and one to a mail carrier. Every old or new subscriber who pays one dollar in advance gets the label on bis paper run up one vear, gets the regular premium, and his name on the eligible roll for one of Uie three presents. Then he can cast 1. Ten vote for the preacher of bis choice. 2. Ten votes for the young lady of his choice. 3. Ten votes for the rural mail carrier of his choice. Then buy as many votes as he wants at 10 cents per hundred, The voting now stands: Mail Carriers. JacobS. little 210 J. K. Hoster 2H0 S. II. Rogers 20K) O. K. Cunnigham 210 A. C. Penegar 230 S. M. Harrell ICO J. II. Mills 130 T. L. In-e 3!H W. B Presson 140 W. B. Jones St) Zeb Presley 70 Pearl Sturdivant '.Hi Huxlev McNeeley !H L. S. Gntlin 200 J. T.Cox 170 The. Little SO John Kullenwider 430 W.LBelk 130 F. C. Broadaway WO A. J. Green WO J. L. Smith 250 G. W. James ft) J. K. Garrison 30 R. C. Nesbit 3030 Ministers. Rev.. J. M. Price 1S4 " G. II. Atkinson 2.so " J. A. Bivens 12ti0 " W. R. Ware 3'.K " J F. Mills 70 " C. A. ('..Thomas 220 " 1). A. Snider 2tH " L. T. Mann 200 " Geo. Stevens M ' J P. Hipps 330 " R. II. .lames VM " R. R. Phelps 50 " A. Marsh ISO " .1. (1. Gulledge 30 " J. L. McKinstry 30 " T. P. Little 110 " A. C. Davis 50 " W. F. Ksti idge ( " W. K. Abernethy 570 " J. L. Shinu CO " M. I). L. Preslar 50 " Henry Taylor 30 Young Ladies, Miss Hallic Horn 2fi0 " Belle Howie 30 " Pattielice W0 " Pearl Rodman 00 " Alma Marsh !K) " Faye (iaddy 3I0 " Margie Williamson 250 " Mary Lee Bivens 320 Connie Horn 140 " Bernice Walkup 110 " Mary Davis 150 " Florida Morris 170 " Bright Richardson 1710 " Eva Richardson 80 " Beulah Price 280 " Bessie Price 30 " Clara Richardson 30 " Yerdie Snider 10 " Essie Secrest 10 " Ashe daddy 40 " Julia Hunter ISO " Arlie McCain 320 " leottie Williams 30 " Julia drillin 10 " Mattie Rone 4(X) " Lillie Tillman 500 " Maggie Davis 20 " (Irace Marsh 20 " Mattie Perry 20 " Pearl dordon 30 " May Weir 40 " Mattie Carter 10 " Nora Iiee Fincher 400 " May Fincher 130 Dona Byrum 10 " Lillie Ross 670 " Maud Plyler 70 " Jewel Krauss 40 " Ola Beckham 30 " Ida Austin 30 " Blanche Staten 110 M Sarah Jane I ingle 10 " Lizzie Williams 30 " Ada Austin 10 " Eliza Mangura 10 " Mattie dribble 10 " Kathleen Whitfield 20 " Carrie Simpson 20 " KateEubanks 30 Eligible Roll II. L. McManus J. M. Morrow R. L Little Mrs. E. T. Wade A. J. Blythe II. E. Rowell J. C. Braswell A. L Helms Henry Reader J. W. Chaney G. M. Whitfield II. Preslar A. T. Hroom A. M. McManus W. E. Williams J. It. Starnes W. J. Aycoth J. F. Broom Miss E. Redwine J. F. Moser Mrs. W. R. King J. B. Doster Mn S.M.Stewart Dr. O. B. Nance B. A. Horn A. F. Boyte J. L Crowell C. E. Rushing L. A. Aldndge E. J. Griffin W. A. Love P. A. Fisher M. C. Presson Bud McCleathan James McLendoo. O. E. Cunningham L F. Pusser J. L Yountx W. IL Krauss Rufus L Bivens N. A. Helms M. C. Broom J. C. Bates Mark Ingram Walter daddy J. P. Barrino j E.Bigham T.J.Gordon J. D. Belk J. E. Little T. J. W. Broom J. C. W. Hargett H C.. Foust R. W. A. Roger W. S. Ijttle J. W. Rowell Mrs. M. K. Mulli Mrs. T. R Sale F. C. Ezell D. II. Jackson W.W.Meigs T.A. Brvant L I). II. Simpson B. L Clark J. W. Aveock II. L. Yarbrough Mrs. M. J McCain W. Ie Wolfe B. F. Helms J. F. Roger Mr K B. McNeill W. M. Broom W. d. Wallace A. 11. House D. F. Mvvre D. F. Eubank Mrs I-aura Wolfe W. II. Howie J. B. Bass II. M. Eubanks M. D. Myers R. M. Dry A. F. Hinson J. 8. Smith d. J. Richardson Mrs. HattieMassey Chess Covington J. C. Turner J. M. Foard Jane Baucora J. N. Price J S. Plvler. P. M. Arnut Cut oul the following coupon, look at the label on your paper, fill out and send in: YOTIXtJ tX)UlOX. T Oi l-Miuir of Th Journal : Eik-loaetl find $ , for w hk'h credit my paper up to date and one year in advance, place my name on the Eligible roll, mail me premium, and cast the following votes: Rev. Miss , Mail Carrier Name of subscriber: Address: Bomb Thrower Kills Himself and Wrecks a Bank. I'hlla!i-!tila llt-h.Mh. Demanding a loan of .",(MM) and failing to get it, a mau who has not yet lieen identified dropjwd a bouib in the t ou rt h Mreet National Bank today, blowing himself to pieces, instantly killing Cashier . . Mc lieer, aud injuring six others, one or two of whom may die. Theonly clue to the identity of the bomb thrower was a bunch of keys found in a portion of the clothing attach ed to which was a plate inscribed. "R. Steele, Garner, Iowa." The Fourth Street Natioual Bank is the largest fiuaneial institution in the city and occupies the great er Hrtiou of the first floor of the Butlitl building on Fourth street between Chestuut aud Walnut streets in the heart of the financial district. The exploeiou was ter nfio and it caused tremendous ex citenient iu the crowded building and the street. The explosiou occurred a few minutes Itefore 12 o'clock, at time when the bank is usually well tilled with persous iu a hurry to transact business before the bank closes. No one saw the unknown mau enter the bauk except E. F, Shanbacher, the vice president, who was passing out of the build ing on his way to luncheon. He noticed that the man was poorly dressed, looked like a liuswian aud carried a small parcel. The man walked straight back to the rearof the bank and asked a clerk to di reet him to the oflice of the presi dent, Richard II. Kushton. What took place in his oflice is best told by the president himself. "I was very busy when the mau entered my oflice, and I asked him to be seated for a moment. He was very poorly dressed, bad patches on his shoes aud his entire apiear auce made me a bit curious. While he was waiting for me to finish the busiuess I had in hand at the mo ment, I happened to notice that be looked at me very curiously. asked him bis business and be gave me bis inline asG. h. illmrasaud said he wanted a loan of (5,000. He did not look like a man who could make a loan of that amount and I asked him for collateral. He said something about an insurance policy and that it would mature iu from one to five years. I was then convinced that the man was a crank aud decided to dismiss him at once, not for a moment thinking there was any barm in him. I told him be would have to see the cashier and directed him out into the tank ing department. At the same mo ment 1 called the colored messen ger, UJiaiu trump, to see that the man was quickly taken out of the building. As I turned to con tinue my work at the desk there was a terrific explosion aud thought the building was coming down. The man had not time to reach the cashier, the explosion came so soon." Details as to what actually bap pened when the man left the oflice of President Kushton differ, as no one can be found who saw the man drop the bomb. The door to the oflice of Cashier McLear is only a few feet from that of President Kushton and the man must have dropped the deadly missile between the two rooms. Cashier McLear was sitting at his desk at the time and bis body was badly mangled, The bomb thrower's body was torn to pieces. Call to Stats Anti-Saloon League. Charlotte Hwnrr. Mr. J. W. Bailey, of Raleigh, president of the North Carolina Anti-Saloon League, has issued call for a meeting of the league to be held at Kaleigh on tbe 24tn 25th lustant This will be the bienlal session and will be an interesting meeting. Tbe local league will be fully represented at tbe convention. Want 1,000 geese right away. If you have any come and aee what they wiU bring. 8. K. Doster. s ill Always Busy at Belk Bros. New Attractions at Money-Saving Prices Put on Sale Every Week. New Plaid Woolens. A number of styles in pretty bright Tlaid Mixtures, very popular for children and misses dresses, ...-..--48 cents a yard. Another lot 32-inch SCOTCH FLAIDS at 25 cents. 20 c. Cotton Novelty Plaids at 16 2-3 c. One case 27-in. Arnold's rich dark Novelty Ambre Plaids, price reduced to 165c. An entirely new lot of Grey Dress Goods, both in fancy, plain and neat plaids, big value, ......... . 48 cents. Underskirt Outing. 8 cts. 10 cents. Heavy, both sides fleeced Outing, solid colors and mixtures. One Case Dark French Ginghams. A. F. C, Renfrew and Bates, 12J cents quality, our price, Big Line Cotton aoid Woolen Underwear. Ladies and Misses Ribbed Vests ....... 15cts. Heavy quality Vests and rants, ...... .. 25 cts. Ladies' Vests and Pants, ribbed and fleece lined, Essex Mills, splendid value, 48c. Table Linen for the Holidays. 68c., 70-inches wide, all Linen Table Damask, - - - 48 cts. A much better quality. Satin finished, - - ... 75 cts. $1.25 Silver Bleeched German Damask, $1.00 yd. $1.50 Extra Heavy 72-inch Damask, $1.25 yd. Napkins to match all the above qualities 50c. to $3.98 per dozen. . Always Something New in Ladies' Jackets and Millinery. We are keeping our Jacket Department right up-to-date. Every few days new lots come in and we are always glad to show this line. BELK BROS. Dotsn't Like Cross-Eyed Religion. Hi- c. A i. Thonia In Nnrth Carolina Han-ll-l. Farewell 1906. Many have been the sorrows which thy hours have brought into my life, many also the joys which have fallen across my path. Many have been the mistakes which I have made upon thy bosom, and many the sins which have fallen ujKin your way. But, withal, we have dropped a few flowers to cheer the sorrowing, and made smooth some roads for the weary to travel. Farewell, dear friend, to us thou wast good -to us thou gavest the brightest days and madest them more beautiful by throwing among them some which were dark and dreary. To us thou gavest every moment to use every hour which the Fath er made you laid in our hands. Blessed hours they were-but how did we use them ? Not for God's glory mostly for selfish purposes. Our Father for the old year we thank thee; and for our multiplied failures and griev ous sins we crave forgiveness. Welcome, 1907. Thrice wel come for a new volume upon which to write life's story. O Father give us strength and grace to keep the pages clean, and the record spotless, and to fill every leaf with golden thoughts, words and deeds. "are the discriminations JUST ?" Such was the question of a sensible and honorable business man not long since. He had, been talking of the terrible'on slaught which some preachers and people have made on the cards, dance, theatre and circus. From these he turned on the church and said here are men who drive the closest bargains, deceiving in trade, oppressing helpless men and women, taking advantage of unfavorable cir cumstances. Here are men and women bearing false witness, using polite profanity, harbor ing bitterness in their hearts, breaking the Sabbath, and yet these petty amusements are ar ranged with fierceness, and the weightier matters of justice, righteousness and truth are passed by with a mere sentence. Let your churches discipline peo ple for gossip, falsehood, oppres sion, injustice, Sabbath break ing, profanity, bitterness and such like, and there will be a great change in the attitude of the world to amusements, clubs, etc. Is not the dance a small thing in comparison with dishonesty ? Is not the card table an insignifi cant thing by the side of Sab bath desecration ? Is not the theatre a splinter by the side of profanity which some church folks use ? The church must make a re lentless war against every evil, but she must make just discrim ination in waging the war. The Christian's warfare must have the elements of goodness in it. You think of a man who won't pay his debts, waging a relent less war upon a young girl fix dancing. Think of one who vio lates the fourth commandment for pay, frowning upon another for attending a theatre. The list might be multiplied. We con stantly see these folks who car y beams in their own ew ' f t g their hands in holy horror at tne specks upon the vision of others. I have no justification to make of dancing or theatre-going-1 have as little patience with that sort of thing as anybody, but I love consistency and justice. I don't think much of cross-eyed religion I know of some folks who have both eyes crossed. They look from both sides at ev erybody else, and at everything everybody else is doing, but never a glance rests upon their own violations of righteousness and truth, mercy and justice. This is a good time to look at our own lives. Re-Sale ol One-Horse Farm. By virtue of an order anil deon nailr ljr Prril Moore, judtfr piwldlua- at l-Vhrtiarj- term it the nuperlor Court of I'nton comity. North Carolina, in a elvtl aetlon therein M-toll!ia wherein T. H Veal et al.are plalntllTiiilC ., V) bite l defendant, we will, on Monday, January 1!)07, eipoee to aale at publle aui'tlnn.at the court houe door In Monroe, N. C, that certain pl,-e, lra-t or parcel of land lylnjr and thiK In Jack aim lownihl, tn aald countv ami Mate, ad-joining- theeftlat land of Mr. Julia Cureton aud otheni, bounded ae follow: On the Houlh hjr the line between the (ttate of North Caroli na and south Carultna; on the North and Ka"t hy theetttate land of Mr. Julia Cureton (now Mri. I. J. Waliuni.and on the Hut I.)- the land of Jane Hood and David Hood I now Mr. M- B. Hood I, containing 42 acre more or lc, and known aa a oart of the Alexander Hood tract of the eetale lamia of Jamea tlomt, dee'd. Term of tale : Cah. Hiddtni Iu atari at law", in. raled bid. FRANK AKMKIKI.I), k. B. KKlmiNK. . Cotnnilloner. m -f This space belongs to The Cash Mercantile Co., The House tbat Saves You Money.