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Traps That Await English Speak
ing Tourists In Portugal.
THERE ARE NO TOES THERE.
- - s
But, Then, One Has Twenty Fingers
to Make Up the Loss, Fingers of the
Hand snd Fingers of the Foot—Oddi
ties of the Verb "to Walk."
The Englishman or American in
Portugal who thinks in his own lan
guage and tries to speak In the lan
guage of the country he Is visiting Is
a great smile producer.
For instance, you never marry any
body In Portugal unless— strange para
dox—you happen to be a priest Ton
marry "with" your beloved Maria, and
the priest tnarries yon both. In the
same way you never dream about any
body, but always "with" them.
When the landlady at your boarding
house Is ladling out your soup you
call out "Arrive." You are telling
her to arrive at the stopping point—in
other words, that you don't want more
than she has put out When you see
U child that you want to fondle at the
other side of the room you say to her,
"Arrive here." And the child prompt
In England when we speak of walk
ing we refer to a certain use of the
legs. But the Portuguese verb "to
walk" has many more significations.
In Portugal not only do the people
walk, but also the carts and cars walk,
the trains walk, a balloon walks, and
a boat walks. Stranger still, the
hands of a clock walk round the face!
A clock, by the way, never goes; it
Unless you are very Intimate or very
rade you never say to your fair part
ner at dinner, "Will yon bave some
bread 7' etc. You Inquire, "WW your
excellency have some bread?" or, "Will
the lady have some bread?" the "lady"
meaning not some other lady, but your
fair partner herself.
In spite of winter you are never cold
In Portugal unless you are a corpse.
/Yon are "with" cold. In the same
way you are occasionally "with" heat
"with" headache, "with" banger or
"with" thirst When you have occa
sion to discuss the weather you say,
"It 'makes' cold," "It 'makes' fog,"
etc. On your way home from an en
tertainment you tell your companion
that it "makes" dark.
If speaking of her husband a wife
says he is a "tame" man. She merely
means that he Is a man of peace and
The word "house" means more than
with us. Your buttons share your own
privilege of living in a house. The
buttonholes are called "houses of
the buttons." The squares on a chess
board are also "houses." You don't
say, "I'm going to shave." You say.
"I'm going to 'do' the beard." Neither
do you say on the" way to the bar
ber's, "I'm going to get my hair CUt,"
but you say, "I'm going to cut my
''When you are In Portugal you have
twenty fingers, but no toes. If you
want to make a distinction yon
say "fingers of the hand" or
"fingers of the foot" Instead of
telling the servant to set the table
you tell heir to "put" it When you
go to the theater you "assist" You
don't mean by that that you "come
on" nor even that you do a little seen?
shifting. You mean that you are there.
Residents In flats who meditate tak
ing a holiday in Portugal will be re
lieved to hear that no one plays the
piano there. They merely "touch" It
Neither do they ring bells. They
"touch" them also. But they "play"
stones, meaning that they throw
them, and a ship at sea "plays" when
it pitches and tosses.
Be careful how you tell your land
lady that you intend to dine out or
she may think, with a shrug of the
shoulders, that you Intend dining
"outside"—l. e„ In the garden. In an
swer to the kind Inquiries of your
friends don't say that you are well;
say that you are "good." Be careful
In your use of words. Some words
Blmllar In form are widely different in
meaning, as an American missionary
once discovered to his cost when
preaching In Brazil, once a Portuguese
colony. HL» subject was "The Prodi
gal Son," and he gravely Informed HIS
hearers that when the young man re
turned bomajils father killed for him
the fatted beetle! But he had merely
made a mistake In one solitary vowel.
A "sleeping" bridge means a bridge
that Is immovable (not a drawbridge).
Stagnant water also "sleeps." So do
tracks or trains that wait anywhere
during the night When they laugh in
Portugal they "turtle themselves to
laugh," and when they cry they "un
make themselves In tears." A persist
ently unfortunate matt says, "I am ed
unlucky that if I Mi on my hart 1
should break my noeer'-Loodon An
* ROAD WORK IN TEXAS. ~
How Gravel Hlghwsya Forty M
Wide Art BulK.
The method of constructing roads in
Ellis county, Tex, ww described »t«
recent road convention lnthat state by
County Judge Spencer. HS *»tsd d»t
during the preceding
of roads had been completed in the
county, the rate of construction having
been between eight and ten miles per
month. The commissioners' court Mt
Ml charge of the work, the eomml*
■loners acting as mpertnteadeots. bwt
receiving instructions ftw "* eenrt
Four camps were maintained, ,men
camp consisting of a grading.a gram
a concrete snd » rock ssd «»w-
Two convict crews were hired atflSß
per work day per man for toadtof
wagons. Foremen receive fTB a month,
assistants %*& • month and concrete
foremen $3 per day.
4UIO per day. team* for scrapers
par day and the earns
•njr ooe rard loads of gravel, wtihfMQ
per da#or those hauling
and yards each. CmeJrfM
to employed to do notlilng but locato
and test gravel. The equipment, irach
as scrapers, water wagona, wlisslTiar
etc- costs about ISJBS- •- -J
4' . .
A roadway of st least forty feet is
aimed at The roads are built almost
entirely of pit gravel, wbteh Is bought
by the acre at an average cost of about
7 cents per load. The first twenty
miles of road cost an average per mils
as follows: '
Gravel, rock and pit work 187.1S
Labor and salaries 367.48
Gravel and rock hauling 1.189.38
Dynamite and powder 11.OS
Concrete construction 146.25
Ths average width of gravel was six.
teen feet and the average depth four
inches st the sdges snd twelve to
twelve snd two-thirds at the crown.
The average number of loads of gravel
and rock per mile wss 1,834 snd ths
average haul two miles. Ths srerags
cost of haul per mils load was 82 1-3
cents. There wss an svsrsge of two
snd one- half concrete bridges and cul
verts per mile, costing an srerags of
$59.70 each. These were built of re
enforced concrete, ths re-enforcement
being bought by the carload snd ths
cement In 4,000 barrel lots. These srs
built on ths genersl rule of providing
one square foot of opening for each
four or Ave acres to be drained.
The services of an snglneer may be
required on some extremely fist or
level places. Our commissioners snd
foremen, however, bave been able to
handle this feature of our work satis
factorily In all but one Instance. This
service apparently cost them - $ll.OO,
which gives a very small average per
mile, since this wss the only engineer
ing Item for twenty miles of road.
FEATS OF " MARKSMANSHIP.
Wonderful Shooting of Captain Bo
gardua and Or. Carvar.
Old gentlemen of ths period Just aft
er the war will tell you sadly that
there are no snch shots ss there used
to be. In this connection It Is Inter
esting to nots that SI,OOO waa wagered
against SIOO that the champion of the
world could not hit a hundred conssc
utive birds. Msny amateurs, not to
speak of professionals, frequently
make such a score without arousing
comment In these daya. Captain Bo
gardus was to be allowed three trials.
If he lost the first two snd made ths
third the money wss his, and, by the
way, he used a twelve gauge, full
choke, ten pound gun, and hla load
was five drams of black powder with
No. 9 shot He loaded hla own shells
or bad them loaded according to bis
While shooting In Bnglsnd bis load
was challenged by one of bis defeated
rivals, who asserted that the cham
pion's phenomenal scores were the re
sult of his superior shells. The cap
tain suggested that in their next match
both contestants shonld use bis am
munition, to which the Englishman
eagerly consented. The captain was
delighted, for well be knew what would
happen to the action of the light and
delicate English gun under such a
charge. Before the match bad pro
ceeded very far the Britisher with
With the invention and success of
the ball tossing machine a craze for
ridiculously high scores swept the
country. Five thousand bails In 500
minutes, 6,194 out of 5,500, In seven
hours and twenty minutes—these were
some of the stunts that delighted (he
hearts of the gun people of that day.
One man, the English crack. Dr. Car
ver, shot for six consecutive days,
breaking 60,000 balls out of s possible
64,881. The wonder is that there re
mained of bis shoulder snythlng more
than pulp. True, It Is on record that
after the three-thousandth shot at such
AN exhibition in Gil more' S Gsrden, New
York city, the contestant bad to pry
open his trigger fingers by main force
and only succeeded in continuing In
the match by frequent immersions of
arm and shoulder in hot water.— Out'
EDITING AN ENCYCLOPEDIA.
Btrenuous Times In (letting Out sn
Early French Work.
Many adventures befell the French
eighteenth century encyclopedia. More
than once the production of that work,
regarded by authority as revolution
ary, bad been stopped, eight days of
Imprisonment In ths Bsstllls for the
printer being one incident At the
very last moment after Diderot bsd
corrected the final proofs, the printer
and his foreman secretly slashed the
articles right snd left cutting oat
everything thst seemed even possibly
dangerous, and burned the manu
script Diderot discovered the atroc
ity too lsts when referring to oss of
bis own mutilated articlss. But ths
most remsrksble point is thst for
years very few persons knew of whst
bad happened, even the contributors
remaining In Ignorance. They had
Had enough of their own articles when
Veltalre tells a pleasing story of
Louis XV.'s cos version to the mer
its of ths encyclopedia, according to
ths London Chronic Ths talk o»e
night at a Trianon supper turned on
■port and thence to gunpowder, as to
the composition of which ths party
could not sgree. Mme. ds Pompsdour
lamented their all round ignorance.
For Instancs, sbs herself did not know
whst Mr rouge was mads of or bow
bsr silk' hose wsrs manufactured.
"Tto a pity," said ths Due ds Is Val
uers, "that his majesty confiscated our
encyclopedias, which cost us too pto
Ths king recaOsd that he had a
copy, and three valets wsrs sent for
ths twenty-one volumes and staggered
back with seven each. Gunpowder,
roug* silk stockings, were all found
there. Some found snswsrs to legal
ptobisna that troubled them. The
king discovered the rights of Ms
crown set forth, and la his satisfaction
hs sllowsd ths soofiseatod oopiss to bs
XP make orcusary paper imltsts
parchment sosk It in a basin of water
with sulphuric acid In ths pr»-
nartkm of oneto urn gnats, *+
CoSss thoroughly saturated, Utea re
move tot dry. «.«-«-
ahould bs strong united fsoiscsp
Success Is not to an etotevor to ds
a grsst th«"g hut to repeated endeav
ors to do greater things.-Henry r.
GRAHAM. N. C. P THURSDAY, JANUARY 13,1911.
PEOPLE YOU KNOW
They May Not Be Quite So Nu
merous as You Imagine.
GUESS AS TO THEIR NUMBER.
Then Do Bems Thinking snd Figuring
snd See How Far From Your Quesa
You Come and Inoidentally Learn
How, Many Folks You Don't Know.
Did you ever have the experience of
walking down Main street with a man
who is running for office? All the time
he la bowing right and left to people
you meet ' Beveral times In a block he
will stop to shake hands with an ac
"You seem to know every one," you
say to him almost enviously.
"That's right" he replies, not with
out some pride. "I guess I do know
everybody worth knowing."
Yet how many people does be know?
How many people do you know your
self? Did you ever try to figure It Qjit?
What proportion of the people In the
United States do you know? Certainly
you don't know the one-bundretb part
of them. Even the president of the
United States doesn't and couldn't If
be kept traveling all the time, making
a host of new acquaintances every day.
To know the one-hundredth part of
the people In this country would be to
know In the neighborhood of a million
persons. No; it is perfectly safe to say
that there Is no person in the whole
world that knows a million other per
sons well enough to call each of them
by name. Tblnk what a million means!
Suppose you said the names of all the
people you know as faat aa you could.
If you could enunclats twenty names
a minute you would be doing marvel
ously well. Even at that rate, working
steadily sight hours s dsy, it would
take you nearly four months Just to
name the people you know There Isn't
s memory in existence that would hold
a million names.
Well, do you suppose you know a
hundred thousand? Let's see; that
would be about one-fifth of the popu
lation of Bhode Island. Imagine your
self sitting In the railroad station at
Providence watching th 6 people come
through. No; that is hardly a fair
test for unless you live in Providence
you do not know as many people there
as in the city In which you live. Sit
In your own railway station nnd count
the people coming through. No matter
how" well known you are or how many
people you know, you cannot help but
be Impressed with the fuct of how
many people there are that you do not
know. If you know one In a hundred
persons you know far more than the
Let us try to get at It in another
way. You make on the average, say,
two new acquaintances a week. Of
course there sre weeks snd weeks that
you make no new acquaintances at all,
snd then there are times, such as pic
nic week and vacation week and
church fair week, when you meet a
lot of people, so that two a week Is a
fair average. You have been meeting
people, say, for twenty-live years.
That's 2,500, isn't it?
IA it possible that you know only
2,500 people? You thought the num
ber would be far more than that?
But hold on. You don't know nearly
that many. There are lots and lots
of people whom you knew twenty
years ago that you don't know now.
You cannot even remember their
names or what they looked like.
JUST sit down and try to' remember
the names of all the boys and girls
that were In the same room In the
public school with you. You cannot
remember half of tbem or a third of
them or a fifth of them. It Is safe to
say that of every two persons you
met in all your life you have forgotten
one. The chances are that the num
ber of people you knoir by name is
nearer 1,000 than it Is 2,000.
Of course a preacher with a thou
sand mom Iters In bis church Is expect
ed to know them all by name. But
all the same you will find him saying
to bis wife:
"My deer, who wss that young lady
who spoks to us Just know?"
It is business, too, for a merchant to
remember all of bis thousand custom
ers, but very few merchants sre able to
do It Possibly some of the politicians
and public lecturers may know s cou
ple of thousand persons by name, but
very few other persons know that
If this estimate seems too low It Is
easily disproved. All you bave to do
is to tske pencil and paper snd begin
putting down the names of your ac
quaintances. Stsrt with your own
fsmlly and then put down your cousins
and your second cousins snd your
wtrVs relations. Then put down the
names of the people you know in the
town you used to live in and the peo
ple you know socially. Follow thst up
with the people yoo know to business,
But you csn't dispute these figures.
It to too much trouble to think of all
the people you know. You'll never do it
—New York World.
A Hat and s Hssd.
"Now. If you follow my sdvlce,"
Mrid one business man to another as
the wind csugbt the hat of the latter
from hoe heed—"if you follow my ad
vice your derby will stay on In any
wind that New York -can produce.
When I buy a new bat t beat It over
the gas Jet snd while it is still wsrm
I put It on snd let It cool on my head.
The result is s perfect fit Try it snd
ses."—New York Sun.
[. The only wealth which will not de
cay Is knowledge.—Langfwd.
Our Bariteet Coinage.
The earlieet coinage that can be call
ad American waa struck oft in Massa
cbasetts to 1602. - r
Nothing to Oe but Loef.
—fte asset unfortunate man jl the
eae who gets up in the morning with
nothing to do snd sll dsy to devote to
It Oilcsgr Record-Herald.
Sincerity is the wsy to heaven. To
tfctwk bow to be sincere is the way of
FILL ELIMINATES GRADE. '
Macadam Road From Cortland to
Ithaca Near* Completion.
The above cut gives one an idea of
the vast amount of work that has
been accomplished at the Gulf bill,
changing a steep, crooked road to a
straight macadamized highway wltb a
grade of about 7 per cent
This is on tbe road known as No.
083. Dryden-Oortland, extending from
the Dryden village line. In Tompkins
county, N. Y., to the Cortland county
line, a distance of 3.850 miles. The
contract was let to J. McCormlck of
East Providence, B. L The Peer
ing was In charge of A. L. .wthrop
of Dryden, tho division engineer's as
sistant for Tompkins county. Tbe en
gineers on tbe work were L. E. Snyder
of Syracuse and Harold Fox of Cana-
The change of grade has been effect
ed by cutting away the tops of the
bills on either side and Oiling In tbe
valley between. Tbe Oil at the culvert
Is twenty-five feet high, eighteen feet
above tbe old road bed. The culvert
THS OUU HXUvnZJi.
at the base of tbe fill Is a hundred
feet long, with a throat five feet across
both ways. In making the fill, which
is about GOO feet in length, 11.000
yards of earth were moved.
This Is said by state rosd men to be
tbe largest job of filling that has ever
been sttempted on a state road In New-
York, says the Dryden (N. I.) Her
ald. When tbe road was first surveyed
tbe engineers planned a different routa,
not seriously considering tbe possibili
ty of filling the valley, but after a
later survey the highway commission
directed that tills plan be used.
Those who have used tbe road In
the past will appreciate the change
of grade, as this was tbe only bad bill
between Dryden and Cortland, and
the automoblllst will make It on tbe
"high" without a bit of worry. When
this and tho two sections of the Dry
den-Itbaca road are done there will BA
a macadam road all the way from
Cortland to Ithaca, an Important link
In tbe system connecting central New
York with the southern tier.
The curves on this road are being
banked, which Is a new scheme In
macadam construction. Tbe outer side
of the curve is raised a little higher
than the Inner edge like a race track.
Ths Need of Road Specialists.
After years of Investigation the of
fice of public roads has come to the
conclusion that tbe chief cause of bad
roads In this country, first extreme
localization of road administration;
secondly, the payment of road taxes in
labor, and, thirdly, lack of skilled su
These are days of specisllsts. We
do not have our bouses built by tbe
doctor or call a carpenter to treat us
for pneumonls. We think schoolteach
ers should be required to take exam
inations, snd we approve of military
and naval schools to teach' military
discipline. We believe in tbe civil serv-
Ice snd competency for civil employ
ees. We require skill snd experience
in slmost every line of human en
deavor. Why not, then, Insist thst our
road taxes be expended uoder com
petent supervision? — Manrice O. BQ
Good Road Truths.
Good roads bear about the aame re
lation to the commercial welfare of a
country tbat a good circulation does
to tbe physical welfare of the Indi
vidual. As long ss there sre bad roads,
billy, muddy snd Impassable, tbers
will be s certain and inevitable de
pression from s normal snd besltby
commercial tone. Tbe circulation of
crops will be retarded, tbe cost of pro
duction will be Increased snd tbe full
vigor and potential power of tbe com
munity wilt not LIE realized. Tbe truth
of these facts bas become mors and
more generally accepted throughout
the country at large and millions of
dollars sre being spent in tbe move
ment tor good roads — Selected.
Oil Imprisons Birds-
Because the birds of River forest get
their feet entangled In tbe oiled sur
face of Gale avenue and fall victims
to autOfßcbllee citizens of the suburb
are geldg to try another plan for
fighting the dust evil, seys the Chicago
Tribune: River forest Is proud of Its
feathery songsters, snd the slaughter
this sammer Is said to bave been enor
mous. A dry compound which. It to
said, will draw moisture from tbe sir
and keep ths dust down will be need. '
Must Educste Feaple
During tbe next few yean the moot
engaging topic snd the moot acute sit
uations to the body politic are to re
sult from good roads snd the attendant
transportation over them. Unteee the
people are educated to aa appreciation
of them they cannot solve the quae,
tlons of tbe future.—Selected,
Two bright looking colored boys
shout seven years of age laughingly
accoeted A Iswyer on the street Tbe
man stopped snd asked the boys their
"Jobnslnp." wss, (be reply "We'se
• iwlns." 1 - ° —--
"Well, what *r«\yniir first njmeer.
Insisted iHiiu-ed ip lest loner.
"Mat pa me." nnsweved one, "Is Soda,
and bis name." poimtn? fo'the other,
"la Balers TUK Ms* done lose all de
others, and she-plve names she find
sncceasful In ralxln' "-Newark Star.
INN NAMES IN ENGLAND.'
They Can't B« Changed at ths Mera
Whim of the Innkeepsr.
Our British cousins evince cu
rious and contradictory ideas with
reference to proper names. Offi
cially they exhibit all their national
conservatism touching the retention
of names in some circumstances; in
dividually they indulge in all man
ner of license in the bestowal ol
names upon their offspring.
England is one of the freest coun
tries in the world, a country where
the rights of individuals are safe
guarded in the fullest measure, yet
in some details those rights are cu
riously curtailed. Once an innkeep
er of South Hants wished to alter
the name of his establishment from
the Duke of York to the Panther.
In this country the method would
be to take down the old sign snd
hang up a new one,, but there the
case was different.
The distinguished naval officer
who acted as chairman of the au
thoritative committee demanded the
reason for so sudden and violent a
change. lie was informed that the
applicant owned another inn named
the Duke of York in a neighboring
town and that the identity of
names caused some confusion in
This would seem to be a satisfac
tory excuse, but the chairman held
that it was discourtesy to the Duke
of York to supersede him by a
brute. The application was refused.
The host of the Alma, a metro
politan inn, wished to take advan
tage of a passing wave of popular
interest and to call* his hostelry
the Fashoda. Out of regard foi
French sensibility permission was
A similar fate befell the request
to change the name of another inn
from the tyoyd Oak to the Had
stock. In this caso the chairman
of the committee took the ground
that Lord Radstock, ss an eminent
philanthropist and a Christian man,
might object to the use of his name
for a house in which liquor war
sold. This argument carried the
day. Thus the same authority held
it to bo discourteous to a philan
thropic nobleman to give his name
to a "licensed house" and discour
teous to the heir to the throne to re
move his name from a licensed
house. —Chicago Record-Herald.
A Tip For the Angler.
There had been an incessant
downpour of rain from the earl)
hours of the morning, and still the
•ngler sat on the bnnk of the river.
Doubtless he was fishing for his tea.
but success did not attend his ef
forts, end his only consolation wai
a small eel about the size of a worm
Suddenly a drenched urchin mad(
his appearnnco. "Caught much?'
asked the boy.
"Can't you see," impatiently re
plied tlio angler.
"Yer'll catch nothing there, mis
ter." No reply. After a slight pause.
"I know where you can catch some,
"Where?" eagerly inquired tin
"Under the bridge," replied the
"How do you know?"
"'Cause they alius go thero to
keep out of the rain."
The angler got up to stretch him
self, end the youth made a hasty re
A Fisherman's Proposal.
"My love," whispered an ardent
angler, "you hold first 'plaice' in
my heart! Although I 'flounder
about in expressing myself, mv
'solo* wish is that you will save m
from becoming a 'crabbed' old bach
elor. I shall stick to you closer
than a "limpet;' from you a 'winkll
be the road to guide me. Together
we will 'skate' over lifo's 'rocks,' and
when 1 look at your hand beside me
I shall say to myself, 'Fortune was
mine when I put "herring" there!' '*
The lady lowered her eyes in sweet
confusion and murmured, "Pass the
•alt!"— London Mail.
Canvasser—Are you single?
Man at th« Door—Yea.
"Why, the people next door told
me you were married."
"So I am."
"Yet yon told me just now you
"Yes; so I did."
"Well, what i.the jn»ttej_with
"Nothing;, sir,. My name is Sin
gle and I'm married. Good day, air."
Whateva is genuine in social
relation* endures deipite of
error, absence and destiny, and
that which has no inherent vitality
had better die at once. A great
poet hat truly declared that con
stancy is DO virtue, bet a (act — ,
, The bearded woman is not a fiction.
A bearded woman waa taken by the
Russians at the battle of Poltava and
presented to Ibe czar. Her beard
measured over a yard. The great Mar
garet, governess of tbe Netherlands,
bad a very. tongi-etMT beard, iills
Boes de CUeue. born at Geneva in
1834, was exhibited In I,ondon In ISM
In ber eighteenth year. Bhe had a
profuse bead of hair, a largo mustache
' Snd a strong Mack beard. "There aw
other Instance* of bearded women
about tbe authenticity of whom there
la no room for doubt New Seek
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I ADR BULLS.
On* of the Erratio Sir Boyl* Rooha'i
The following was written by the
eccentric Sir Boyle Ivoche, a mem
ber of the last Irish parliament.
The letter was addressed to a friend
in London, and it is old enough to
be new to nine out of Len readers;
"My Dear Sir—Having now a
little peace und quietness, 1 git down
to inform you of the dreadful bustle
and confusion we arc all in from
those bloodthirsty rebels, most of
whom are, thank (Jod, killed and
dispersed. We are in a pretty mess;
can get nothing to eat nor any wine
to drink, except whisky, and when
we sit down to dinner we are oblig
ed to keep both hands armed. While
L write this I hold a sword in each
hand and a pistol in the other.
"I concluded from the beginning
that this would be the end of it,
and I see I was right, for it is not
half over yet. At present there are
such goings on that everything is at
a standstill. I should have answer
ed your letter a fortnight ago, but
I did not receive it until this mprn
ing. Indeed, scarce a mail arrives
without being robbed. The bag had
been left behind for fear of acci
dent, and by good luck there was
nobody in it but two ontside pas
sengers, who had nothing for the
thieves to take. Last Tuesday no
tice was given that a gang of rebel®
was advancing here, under the
French standard, but they had no
colors nor any drums except bag
"Immediately every man in the
place, including men, women, and
children, ran out to meet them. We
■oon found oar force much too lit
tle. We were too near to think of
retreating. Death was in every face,
but at it We went and began to be
alive again. Fortunately the rebel*
had no guns, but pistols and pike*,
and as we had plenty of muskets
and ammunition we put them all to
tho sword. Not a soul escaped, ex
cept some that were drowned in the '
adjacent bogs, and in a very short 1
time nothing was heard but silence.
Their uniforms were all different
colors, but mostly green. After the i
action we went to rummage a sort 1
of camp which they had left behind
them. All we found were a few
pikes without heads, a parcel of
empty bottles of water and a boa
die of French commissions filled
with Irish names. Troops are sta-
around the country, which
exactly* squares with mv ideas. I
have only time to ad'l that I am in
a great hurry.
"P. S.—lf you do not receive this*
of course, it must have miscarried;
therefore I beg you wilt write and
let me know."
Ono of the last acts of this
strange individual was to introduce
a bill into tho British parliament
entitled "A bill to provide that
every quart bottle shall hold a
quart!"— London Mail.
Road* Aff*et Living Coat*.
The Nmlufinl tiriinicu prints an arti
cle showing the relation of the good
roads question to the problem of th*
Increased cost of living and the rela
tively decresalng population of tbs
farming districts, which sre now at
tracting anlveraul atteutloo. The arti
cle shows clearly that Improved roads
will Increase the productivity of oar
farms, mske effective co-operation
among the farmers possible, create a
market for many of the smaller farm
products which ar» now unsalable, af
ford better educational facilities for
(bo farmer's children and In many
ways mske country life more desir
able snd |>rofltable.
Just What It Nasds.
The National (hod Honda association
met st Niagara falls, and the most in
teresting of many resolutions was tiiat
which culled for the co-operation of
state and federal envernments In the
good work, any* the Florida Tlmes-
Unlon. At pre*ent the work Is a great
body without a bond. What It needs
more thsn anything else Is Intelligent
direction to s (lied purpose. It will
prove cheaper to work toward this tdd
thsn to change the lines sfter build
ing. aa we had to do with our railroads
to make them effective aa a whole tor
tbs good of all. 1 -j
Barbara In Former Tims*.
In former tiroes the barber's craft
waa kr.own as s profetwlon. The bar
Iter was known si one who did minor
surgical operations sod trailed teeth,
and In th* time of Henry-Till, a di
vision of business wss made, so I bat
the barber waa permitted to do these
things sod a pbyalclan waa restrain
ed by law from catting hair or trim
\ Landing His Fscs.
) The old profesnor was Tery tired
He explained why.
A"I have been sitting for four hours
this afternoon." said be. "for my por
tmlt. I'll never do It a gala. 1 am tired
"1 wondered from the flret." said his
friend, "why you should lend your
countenance to a thing Uka that"—
No# York Press.
Willie— Daddy, why can a man ran
fast* than a boy?
Dap—Because be'a bigger.
Willie— Is that Itt Then why don't
til* hind wheels of a wagon ran fsstsr
than the front one*7
Bft dad gave It up.
One of tin- lew men to recover sight
after being blind from the.birth of rec
ollection WUM rv|iuried to bare wonder
ed at m»hh»* ro much aa the Bight of
the bird*. Why do not people make
more tuxn SUIUI them?" be said.—Loa
flutt Oat look.
GRAHAM, .... . N. A
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Practice regularly la tbs eonrts of Ala*
inance county. Aa*.(,M*y
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'Phone 260, 'Phons UHB
Piedmont Bonding, Holt-Xlobolsonßid*.
Burlington, N.C. Graham, N..0.
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OFFICE IK SIMMONS BUILDING
JACOB A. LONG. J. WTirrm mi
LONG ft. LONG,
Attorney* mud CounMlor* at Law
An overt □ red lamp at a New
Year's party started a fire at Mia
ereville, near Pottsville, Pa.,
which brought death to five chil
dren, ranging in ages from two
months to 8 years. They were all
the children of John Markaoav
age.The infant waa burned to a
crisp, while the others were slight
ly bnrned, death having been
caused by suffocation.
—Ambitions young men and
ladies should learn telegraphy,
for, since the new 8-hour law bo
came effective there is a shortage
of many thouaand telegraphers.
Positions pay from SSO to S7O a
month to beginners. The Tele*
graph Institute of Columbia, 8.
G. ard five other cities is opera
nd under supervision of R. R. Of
ficials p,nd all students are'plaoed
when qualified. Write them for
%i i j ii ,
Six persons were killed in a
wreck on Miller Creek railway, a
few miles Above Paintsvtlle, Ky.,
Sunday night, a week. Of the
victims four were passengers. The
accident was caused by a collision
between a locomotive and three
coal cars which had broken away
from a mixed train.
Relief la Ms Hoars.
Distressing Kidney and Blad
ner Disease relieved in six boon
by the "New GREAT SOUTH
AMERICAN KIDNEY CURB." It is
a great surprise on account of its
exceeding promptness in relieving
pain in bladder, kidneys and
back, in male or female. Relieves
retention of water almost im
mediately. If you want quick re
lief and cure this is the remedy.
Sold by Graham Drug Co.
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Plans are on foot to bnild a
monument to John B. Moisant, on
the spot where the aviator fell to
his death near New Orleans, last
Saturday, a week. Moisant, his
friends say, did not fly for com
mercial purposes, but in the inter
est of science, hence the monu
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
is not a commo,n everyday cough
mixture. It is a meritoriona rem
edy for all the troublesome and
dangeious complications result
ing from cold In the head, throat,
chest and lunge. Sold by Graham
Drug Co. V
The remains of Rev. Dr. W. M.
Kincaid, pastor of the First Pres
byterian church of Charlotte, who
died Monday, last week, were
taken V> Groton, Conn., for bur
ial. He 'was 61 years old and a
native of Utica, N. Y. He had
labored as a minister (first aa a
Baptist) ia New York, California
and Minnesota, and was for nine -
years engaged in mission work in
Honolulu, Hawaii, prior to coining
Have yon a weak throat? If so,
yon cannot be too carefnl. .Yon
cannot begin treatment too early,
i Each cold makes yon more liable
. to another and the last is alwaya
. the hardest to cure. If yon will
take Chamberlain's Cough Reme
dy at the ontset you will be saved
much trouble. Sold by Graham
Wednesday morning Nan San
ders, wife of a negro farmer eight
miles from Raleigh, was bnrned
to death, with two children, in a
fire that destroyed her home. The
; fire is supposed to have started
from a lamp left burning through
the night for a sick child. san
-1 dersescaped from the house inbia