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The minister had said that to her the day before, with his slim white fingers pressed tip to tip, and she repeated it with a certain sense of importance. "I want to know," murmured her mother uncertainly. When Susan quot "l GUESS I MAT AS WELL BB GOXNd ALOMO." ed the minister Mrs. Peters took ref uge In silence, for the weighty rea soning of the young clergyman con fused the old woman. "Timothy don't seem particularly happy over it," returned Susan doubt fully. "1 told him I felt as though I wanted to sing songs of praise when 1 Joined the church* and was sure of being saved, but Timothy"— She Bhook her pretty head sorrowfully. "What is the matter with him? Simms all over, I expect!" remarked Mrs. Peters tartly. She was on firm er conversational ground now. "Has he asked you yet?" she asked, with a keen look at Susan. Susan blushed warmly. "Oh, moth er, I wish you wouldn't ask—like that!" Mrs Peters tossed her head indig nantly. "If I can't ask my own daugh ter a simple question I guess I better leave!" she sniffed angrily and applied a handkerchief to her thin red nose. "Oh, don't cry, mother," said Susan tenderly, smoothing her mother's gray hair. "I was cross and touchy, I guess—no, he hasn't asked me yet," she continued with shamed reluctance in her tones, "but he did ask me if I liked the Biggs place. He said it was for Bale and he thought of buying It." "I see," said Mrs. Peters, nodding her head wisely. "And what did you say, Susan?" "I said I liked It first rate," return ed Susan shyly. "That's right The Biggs place Is the nicest place in the village except Dr. Halllday's." "I wish Timothy didn't feel so blue about getting religious," said Susan, relapsing into moodiness. "He said Mr. Niles wanted him to give up smok ing and drinking cider, and he wouldn't hear of Timothy's playing domlnos any more, and he did take a lot of comfort doing that There can't be any harm in his doing that as long as he doesn't play for mtjey." "Just the same, if he's Joined the church he's got to live up to his pro fessions. I know your pa hated to Join because he belonged to the check er club, and he didnt want to five It up, but the minister—old Mr. Leonard It was then—said if he could get along without playing games and such he guessed that pa could, but pa wouldn't Join, and so he played checkers to the day he was taken with his last sick ness, and I guess if any man went straight to heaven your pa did." Mrs. Peters wiped her eyes, and Susan's pretty eyes grew tearful also. "I'm afraid I made a mistake In urg ing Timothy to Join," she said at laat "Walt and see how it comes out," said her mother. "Now you Better set about hemming those dish towels be fore It grows any later." "Susan." said Timothy Simms the next evening as be eat beside Susan la the pleasant old fashioned parlor of the Paters home, "I've got something I to say to yon, and I'm wondering how 1 you'll take tt." Hie good looking face WII downcast and all the bright spirit and liveliness that were characteristic Timothy Simms had lied. His Woe 1 •yea were dull, and there was a sullen ; look about bis kasdaome mouth. Susan blushed and looked down at ' her tittle brown hands folded so de murely to her lap. "Tea, Timothy," she said-timidly. "If» this," went on the young man i resentfully. TOT kn° w I've been toy- t lng to get • chance to Tpa for a long time, but"—end Timothy frowned down at the brightly wlwrf 1 eafjot ,at-M» feeW4nat~aeJ-«ot np J courage to ask you, why, you eameent and hinted that you wouldn't many anybody tbat didn't belong to the First church, so I up end Jotaed." He : looked, furtively at Stiean, wboso rosy cheeks had paled. She looked rather ■ frightened at the visible signs of wrath In the face of gentle, courteous Timothy. "Jf\w,"»aid Timothy doggedly. Tv» Joined the ?nurch; i-ve said Pd try to be a Christian; I've always done the best I could by everybody, lust as my mother taught me, and now comes the minister ..and says stop smoking, so I stopped. Then I bad to give up playing domlnos and checkers down to the store and"— "I should think you'd be willing to give up those little things," said Susan with some spirit "So I was, but It hasn't stopped there," retorted Timothy angrily. "What do you aeur "Mr. Niles came up to see me last night, and he"—here Timothy aroee and paced the floor excitedly—"be ad vised me not to marry r "Not to marry P' repeated Snsan In consternation. "Not to marry. He said It was bet ter for a man to wait until he was thirty or forty years old, and"— "Von are twenty-five," Interrupted Snsan falterlngly. "And I am twenty-five. He said a man didn't really know bis mind until he reached thirty-live and then be was competent to pick out a wife whose disposition would suit him." Timothy choked wrathfully. "What did yon say, Timothy 7" asked Susan, with a dazed look in her eyes. "I haven't given him my answer yet He's trying to get a lot of us young men together and get us to promise we will wait until we reach years of discretion before we marry. Then he says there won't be so many unhappy marriages. He's going to call it the "Band of Thinkers.'" "I suppose," ventured Susan wistful ly, "that your taste will change after ten or fifteen years and you'll marry some one who's real sensible." "I don't know anything about that" returned Timothy fretfully, "and I don't care. What I'm doubtful about is this; If I belong to the church ought I to do Just as the minister says or else leave? Ton ought to know, Su san. What shall I Co?" He looked appeallngly at her. "I don't know what to say!" cried Susan tearfully. "I didn't know any thing abottt the Band of Thinkers or —no—nothing!" "You see bow I'm fixed, Susie." said Timothy despairingly; "there's things I want to say to you and I can't be cause I've done what you wanted me to and Joined the ebnrcbl I guess I might as well be going along," be said moodily as he turned toward the door. Susan watched him walking down the graveled path between the rows of boxwood with tear filled eyes. She was dazed at the sudden and unexpected turn that affairs bad taken In ber sim ple life, and she wished very heartily that she had not urged Timothy to Join the church. "I don't believe he's got Just the right feeling after all," she murmured sadly as she closed the door. Several weeks passed, and Timothy Simms came no more to the Peterses'' home. Nor did Susan see him. She heard that he was working very hard, for Timothy was station agent at Lin dale, but Susan did not see. him again. He came no more to church, and there was a rumor that Timothy had been lured back to the checkerboard and., the domino table by the Jolly members of the Stove club who gathered week ly in the rear of the general store. In the meantime Susan grew pale and thin. It is true that Mr. Niles, the pale young minister, came to see her frequently, for he was deeply in terested in this young soul and fully determined that it should lack no spir itual nourishment that he could ad minister. Susan was pleased and comforted at first by the evident Interest displayed by the clergyman, but after a little his extreme delicacy of physique and bis punctilious manner, with its tittle undercurrent of conscious superiority, palled upon her, and she grew to dread his coming. He was a poor substitute for stalwart Timothy Simms, with bis rough, unpolished ways and broad kindliness of heart For some reason Mrs. Peters frown ed upon the young minister when he came to see Snsan. Mrs. Peters had long been a member of the First church and an ardent worker therein, but the advent of a new minister, and one so young, had rather displeased the older parishioners, for they did not like his brusk manner or assumption of calm superiority. One day, several weeks after that evening when Timothy bad last called upon Susan, Mrs. Peters walked dp the long dusty road that led to tbe sta tion. She wore her best gray dress and ber best gray straw bonnet, with its bunch of sliver wheat nodding over her gray hair. She held ber al paca skirts daintily away from the dust, and she gave them a little sbske as she emerged flushed and panting upon the station platform. "Good morning. Timothy." she said pleasantly as tbe young man peered a( her from behind the wire screen. "Good morning, Mrs. Peters." said Timothy, reddening beneath his ton and shifting awkwardly from one foot to the other. r— -"I want a ticket for BenaonvHle. I'm going to aee my sister Ettaa." said Mrs. Peters as she opened ber pocket book "When does the next train go?" "In fifteen minutes—the KMB." re plied Timothy as be passed over the bit of pasteboard. * "You're quite a stranger, Timothy,'' pursued Mrs. Peters as she turned rway. "It ain't my fault" returned Tin* othy sullenly. - -Who's la It then?" deaaanded Mrs. Peters Indignantly. "I am surprised at you, Timothy Simms! I thought you kad more grit than to let a little peak ed upstart like the Ber. Mr. Niles boss you around and asy when you can many and when you eantr Timothy reddened I* began at his fSnhsafl and spread eve* his fcmad face and down around hla throat Bo citachad his. great Sato and atoeok them passionately. "I wish I Jest had hlna here," be muttered wrathfully; "be made a fool of ma nattl It was too Jets for mo to make It up to Susie." "Humph r said Susie's mother, with an enigmatic smile. "I'll say Oris Much, Timothy—the minister asked Susan to marry him, and eke wouldn't do It She said, 'No; I thank your " "Do yon think she'd look at me again r' asked Timothy eagerly. "I don't know why not What In goodness bare you done, Timothy GRAHAM, N. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1911. Simms, that you boia yoaraen sucn a sinner, I want to know?" "Well, 1 don't know myself exact ly," returned Timothy aheeplahly, "only Mr. NUes kept at me till I got to believing that I waa a terrible aln ner and not tit to offer myself to any good girl like Susie, so I stopped going to aee her, and after tbat I didn't care what became of me. I've left the church, and I drink sweet cider, and I play checkcra and domlnos down to the store. I am a backsMderr "So was my husband, and pa was as good a man aa you'll ever And," returned. Mrs. Peters. "Well, here's my train, Timothy. If yon ain't got anything better to do tonight you can come around and play domlnos with me!" She smiled meaningly as he helped her on to the train, and when he returned to his office there was a Ug)it of hope In his eyes and ho whistled cheerily. That same evening after prayer meeting Mr. Niles stood on the church steps drawing on bis kid gloves. He locked the door and walked thought fully down tbe path and out of the gate. Then he paused Irresolutely for a moment, finally turning abruptly and walking through the short cot that led past tbe Widow Peters' house. Suddenly out of the gloom there ap peared a bulky figure. Mr. Niles start ed tlqiidly back. "Who' Is' It?" he asked.- "Only me." returned Timothy Simms' deep voice as he hooked vise like fingers In the clergyman's coat collar. "Just you come along of me, sir. I've got a little Job for you!" "What do you mean, Simms?" de manded tbe Indignant man. "What do you mean by this extraordinary be havior?" Timothy made no reply. He merely tightened his prasp and bustled Mr. NUes along until he reached tbe Pe terses' home. Through the gate and Into tbe house and finally iul" the brilliantly lighted parlor, where stood Mrs. Peters, ber sister Kllxa and Su sie—Susie, dressed In white and look ing very rdsy and timid and happy. They all started as tbe minister made his hurried entrance through the door, but none had seen the heavy band that had forced him through. He shook himself angrily and turned toward Timothy, bis face white with wrrath. "Parson," drawled Timothy, with a hard gleam In bis blue eyes, "we got a little Job for you—Susie and me—so If you'll get around to it now we'll be much obliged!" He took bis place BB TUBNKD TOWARD TIMOTHY, HIS VACK WHITU WITH WBATH. - beside Susie, and tbe other women gathered solemnly about the little groupi Slowly, reluctantly, the minister drew a prayer book from bis pocket; then, with agitated mien and a voice trembling with suppreMted feeling, be united the young couple In marriage. Then, with a few curt words of con gratulation, he took bis departure. "Susie," aaid Timothy a little later as he caressed his young wife, "1 don't know what you'd say if you knew what a backslider I am. I've backslid tonight, but I couldn't help It!'! "I don't care, Timothy," whispered Susie happily. "I don't care what you have done as long as you didn't join that band." His Defense. It was shortly after midnight, and the colonel had cangbt Rastns red handed. "Well, Rastus, you old rascal, yon," s«!d he, "I've caught yon at last. What are you doing In my ben house?" "Why, Marae Bill." said the old man, "I—l done heerd such a cacklin' In dla yere coop dat I—l thought mebbe do ole hen done gone lay an alg, an' I T wanted ter git It fo' yon' breakfas' while it waa fresh, snh."—Harper's Weekly. * A./" , „ | Agincourt. Agincourt, from which Henry V. made bis triumphal entry Into London, Vs ear English way of spelliog Aaln court. Just aa Blenheim Is a similar corruption of Bllndhelm. In about two aad a half boars Henry's little army ■lew 10,000 Frenchmen, nearly twice as many aa England lost outright In battle during the Boer war, lasting over two and a half years, end yet we talk complacently of our "modern arma of precialon!" A monument at Agin court marks the cemetery of tbe slain. Few battleSwlda have changed their ap pearance so little. The field may be reached within a railway boor from Boulogne, bnt few tourists go to the scene of England's most wonderful fsat of awaa.—London Chronicle. Eamlnge of Writers. There are at least fifty writers In who are making a year each by. their books. In this number U is possible tbat there are a dosen who make Incomes of £2/JOO to £5,000 a year. Marion Crawford la said to have received £2,000 doWn for each of his novels, and be often turned oat three a year. Sir Walter Scott made OOOfiOO during his writing career. Al pbo nee Daudet received £40,000 for a aingle novel. Lew Wallace got lu roy alties on "Ben-Hnr" and "Tbe Prince rflnaia ,r atm6st my of bio a tor las Bndyard Kipling la reputed to oharga 2 shillings a word. "Lee Mia sm blsa" brought Victor Hugo Close on £IC,WO.—T. I'.'s London Magazine. Less Time. - I Q.—ln what month do ladles talk tbe least? r JL—ln February. MOUJIK WEDDING FEAST. Ruaaian Peaaante Celebrate Nuptlala With Riotoua Joy. When the day's work u done the Russian monjik's recreations are of the simplest. Perhaps he dances or plays the concertina or sings some melancholy air. Bnt when a weddaig has to be celebrated and the priest has duly united the cou ple the peasants give themselves up l to the enjoyments of the occasion, i The writer well remembers peeping ! into the brightly lit rooms of a tiny I two roomed log cabin where auch a I revel was in progress. The evening was a hot one. In one room, so small that only four couples could with difficulty wheel about, dancing I was in progress. The perspiring couples had made up their minds to enjoy themselves. There was a kind of determined-to-see-it-through look on their faces, and evidently they had great staying powers. In the same room, closely packed and lin ing the walls" were onlookers wait ing till a couple should drop out to take their place in the dance. The second room was laid out with refreshments. A side table groaned with all kinds of dishes dear to the peasant palate. One knife, one table napkin and one fork did service for the party, but some scorned even these aids and picked up here a sardine, there a Hunch of melon or tore at a hard sausage. One thought of the cave dwellers and wondered what refine ments they possessed when they ate. Vodka was being served out by the father of the bridegroom, and it was having its effect. One tall man was pointed out as the station master of a tiny wayside station near by. He was conspicu ous as being better groomed and less savage in appearance than his fellows, and one heard afterward that the seductive charms of a wed ding feast made him forget on that evening his duty as signalman. A freight train waits two hours be fore a signal at danger, and then— for the signalman Is ouaffing his vodka and dancing at tne wedding —the train proceeds. The driver reports at the next town. Result— two months afterward the station master for neglect of duty in his capacity of signalman is degraded to a charpe at a smaller station. Surely such things happen in few other countries than Russia—Rus sia, the land of a great future, but whose inhabitants in the main are only awakening out of sleep.— Chambers' Journal. Misplaced Conductor. While rehearsing Beethoven's "Emperor" concerto for one of his j London recitals the great pianist j Rubinstein was at constant logger heads with the conductor of the orchestra—a very good fellow, but I far from a faultless wielder of the I baton. Several times tho concerto had been tried over, but always was ! there something wrong. At last,! after attempting the flnalo for something like the eighth time, Ru- j binstein suddenly stopped and cried | out, to the vast amusement of the j orchestra and the confusion of the conductor: "Great heavens, Mr. Blank, you ought to-be conducting an omnibus! You are always be hind I" r - The French Father. The father in Prance is the rec ognized head of thj family. In him is vested the clan tradition of au thority. The law is his right arm, as custom has also handed to him the scepter of rulcrship. In many cases French law is tyrannical. How stringent, how oftentimes rig orously unjust, are the workings of marriage laws in France 1 A French son or daughter, though grown to the mature age of five ana twenty,, forfeits all rights to the continu ance of maintenance by marrying without the parents' consent.—• Anna Bowman Dodd in Century. Runa on the Bank of England. Even the Bank of England has not been entirely free from runs nor from the necessity of saving it self by strategy. In 1746, for in stance, it was forced to employ agents to present note*, which were paid as slowly as possible in six pences, the cash being immediately Drought in by another door and paid in again, while anxious holders of nptes fairily tried to secure at tention. In 1825, too, only the ac cidental discovery of 700,000 one pound notes saved the bank from stopping payment.—London Stand- Her Cemebaek. A young man who had not been married long remarked st the din ner table the other day: "My dear, I wish you could make bread such as mother used to make." Tbe bride smiled and answered in a voice that did not tremble: "Well, dear, I wish you could make the dough that father need to make." A merchant died, leaving to We only aoo tbe conduct of Ma extensive busi ness, and great doubt was eqrwil In some quarters whether tbe yeßng man posnsssed tbe ability to carry eat tbe father's policies. "Well," said one kindly disponed friend, "for my part 1 think Henry Is very bright end capable. Pin em* be will succeed." "Perhaps you're rlghfiOUd another friend. "Henry is undoubtedly s clever fellow: bnt, take It from me. old man, he hasn't got the bead to Kll b l * father's aboea." FIGHT YOUR TROUBLES. •how Ypur Manhood Whan Tempted to Play tha Coward. We all have days of discourage ment and moments when we would be glad to run away from our trou bles and responsibilities, 6ays Ori son Swett Harden in Success Mag azine. In these times of depres sion and discouragement, when we feel that we amount to but little and doubt whether, after all, life is worth while, there is always danger of playing the coward, of doing something that we shall be asham ed of later. It is better never to take an important step or make a radical change when discouraged. When everything seems dark ahead and you cannot see another step then say to yourself, "I guess it is up to me now to play the part of a man," grit your teeth and push on, knowing that the gloomy con dition will pass; that no matter how black or threatening the clouds there is a sun behind them which will ultimately burst through. You will be surprised to find what pow er and courage are developea by this holding on as best you can. After becoming better acquainted with the mighty reserve which is in you you will learn that you can de pend upon it; that it will come to your rescue in your hour of need. I have known young men to play the coward to such an extent as to cancel engagements to speak on im portant occasions just because they were filled with terror at tho very thought of appearing before an au dience. Their timidity, their fear of not acquitting themselves prop erly, made such cowards of them that thev invented all sorts of ex cuses for shirking tho responsibil ity. Many people are frightened out of taking responsibilities which they know perfectly well they would be capable of fulfilling and which would be of untold benefit to them if carried out. Thoy haven't the courage to measure up to their op portunities. Now, when tempted to play tho cojvard get by yourself and give Jourself a good talking to. Think ow cowardly it would bo to run away from your responsibility or opportunity. Just say to yourself that you are made of better stuff; that you are going to do the thing that yoti agreed to do, no matter how hard ordnagreeableitmay be. Working Baokward. A Japanese house is built quito differently from an English one. The roof, which with us is the last important part of tha outward structure to be completed, is with the Japanese the first thing to be finished. All the tools used by the carpenters and joiners "have a re versed action. The Japanese car penter does not push a plane away from him, bnt pulls it toward him. Tho gimlets are threaded in the op posite way to ours, the saws are made so as to cut on the upward pull and not on the downward thrust, screws have their threads reversed, and keyholes are always made upside down and tho keya turned backward. In the house if the clock is an old ono it willJiavo stationary handr, with the face re volving Wckward and the hours marked 8, 7, 6, 8, 4, 3, and so on, reckoning onward from noon.— London Standard. Detecting Plated Coin. "For plated coin a drop of scid Suirted on the edge whero the ating wears most will chew up the base metal in a hurry," said a Jeweler. "What acid do you use 7' "For gold coin a mixture of strong-nitric acid, six and one-half drams; muriatic acid, fifteen drops, snd water, five drams, is used; for silver, twenty-four grains of nitrate I of silver ana'thirty drops of nitric acid, with one ounce of water. One drop is auflicient. If the coin is heavily plsted we scrape it a little before putting on the acid." A Musieal Family. A little colored girl appeared on one of the city playgrounds the oth er day, accompanied by two picka ninnies who, she explained, were cousins of hers, visitors in Newark. "What are their names T" asked the young woman in charge of the playground. "Aida Overture Johnson and Lu cia Sextet Johnson," the gifl an swered. "You see, their papa used to work for a opera man."—New ark News. Started Well. "He has writtcp a book telling how to dress on a thousand a year. "Is it convincingly and clearly written ?" "1 only read the first line; then I lecided that it would be a waste of time to read the balance of tha book." "What was itr "'First get your thousand.'"— Houston Post. Death la Ka»riaf fir a may not result from the work of fire bogs, bnt often severe burns are caused that make a quick need for Bucklen's Arnica Salve, the quickest surest cure for btirns, wounds, bruises, boils and sores. It subdues inflammation. ]t kills pain, It soothes and heals. Drives off skin eruptions, nlcers, piles. Only 25c at Graham Drug Co.'s, WEIRD STAGE EFFECTS. How Belaaoo Got Reaulta In the River of Soula Soon*. "The Darling of the Gods" was a marvel iif stage production, yet as a pictorial producer, and the greatest, Belasco never came nearer to defeat than when he attempted to stage "The River of SOUIB" scene in this piece. And yet in its final accomplishment this scene wai the most artistic thing ho ever achieved. In his own mind the scene was child's. play, it seemed so simple, but when it came to the stress and practical details of the last dress Re hearsals in Washington, which had become the producing place of the Belasco dramas after the success of "Zaza," he realized for the first time the almost insurmountable difficul ties of trying to stage a day dream. This is the scene in which the Prin cess Yo San, after serving her thou sand years in the Japanese purga tory, goes to her tryst with her lover, Prince Kara, and cries while groping through the waters of the Japanese Styx, with the hells blaz ing in the background, "Which is the way to heaven ?" Thousands of dollars had been spent in devising harness and swing ing effects for the supernumeraries who were to represent the hun-| dreds of lost souls, but when it came to rehearsing the scene the effect was so conventional that Be lasco threw un his hands in disgust. "Go on with the final scene!" he shouted. "We will have to cut this out until we get to New York. It's rotten!" Just at that moment a carpenter in search of a hammer happened to step across the stage between two of the gauzes with which the stage was entirely hung. The lights from the rear of the stage suddenly threw shadow? of the most ghostly effect, which seemed to multiply the man tenfold. There seemed to be ten carpenters instead of one. "Walk across the stage again," called out Belasco, and then, as he realized what it meant, he exclaim ed : "Heavens! Here I've spent $6,- 000 trying to get an effect which ought not to have cost me 6 cents!" The girls were taken out of their harness, and after n few instruc tions Belasco's day dream became a living nightmare. This scene— "The River of Bouls"—was the spookiest ever given. It was the most artistic scenic achievement the stage has ever known.—Strand Magazine. A Woman'* Surprls*. A Philadelphia woman went to New York a few days ago and stop ped on a busy street corner to in quire the way to Brooklyn. "How do I get to Brooklyn?" she asked of the policeman at the curb. The man told her, giving her some intricate directions that were rather staggering and delivering his information in a broad Irish brogue. The woman looked puzzled. "That's not the way we went when 1 was here last she said. "Well, if you know better than I do go ahead," the policeman re plica huffily. "I've lived all mo life in New York. I ought to know." The woman from Philadelphia looked up sweetly into the police man's face and smiled. "Have you, really?" she murmur ed. "Do vou know I had an idea that New York policemen had lived all their lives in Squeedunk."—Phil adelphia Times. Tho tize of tho So*. This term has reference not to the area of the oceans only, but to their total cubic content, which is reckoned at thirty times the cubic content of all the land lying above sea level. li\-other words, if all the land of the globe were scraped off down to the level of the sea and thrown into the ocean it would fill only one-thirtieth part of the enor mous abyss which is occupied by tho waters. According to Lycll, the mean height of the4and above sen level is 1,000 feet, whereas tho mean depth of the ocean is 12,000 feet. There are mountain peaks which rise as high above sea level as the depressions of the ocean sink below it, but the average height of the land is slight compared with the average depth of the sea.— Harper's Weekly. Ineffective Idol*. Thero having been a scarcity of rain in Amoy, China, peat idol pro cessions were formed in order to bring about the desired downfall. The mandarins suggestively took the idols out in their chairs to feel the heat of the sun and to see the burned up condition of the fields. At a village near Chinchow the vil lagers took out a large idol and aft er carrying it around the village left it outside the temple all night, with the result that before morn ing it had been destroyed by a tiger. But the faith of the worshipers was unshaken by the occurrence. They merely set about collecting money for a new idoL # Know Him. He was looklug for a rich wife and thought be waa on the trail. "1 love you." be aald In soft, warm tones, "more than I can tell In worda." "You'd belter try figures," BlMjnK piled coldly. for she was net so green as sbe looked. U. L. Peeden was struck and In stantly killed Sunday evening a week by a freight train at Greens boro, He Vf* 40 years old. NO. 51 PROFESSIONAL CARDS - ' i i—— X, S. C OOK, Attorney'at- Law, GRAHAM, . . N, O. Offloo Patterson Building Seoond Floor. , . ... 'OH* JUI URN ox. W. P. BTvnc, )a BINUAI &BYNUM, A-ttomera and Connaelora at Law UnttENSBOBO, » u. V Practice regularly Is the coarta of Ala «Mce county. Aug. S, M ly DAMERON & LONG Attorneya-at-Law B. 8. W. DAM BttON, J. ADOLPH LOKO 'Phone 250, 'Phone 1008 Piedmont Building, Holt-Nlcholaon Bldg. Burlington, N.C. Graham. K. a MTWILUIMG, JR. . . I DENTIST , . . Graham, . ■ . - North Carolina OFFICE IN SIMMONS BUILDING lACOB A. LONG. J. ELMER LOXS LONG & LONG, 4ttoraejs and Counselor* At Law GRAHAM, H. % Two Notab'e Fortunes. Baltimore Sun. Two big fortunes have been brought to public attention by reason of the appraisers having made report upon them to the New York courts, which other wise would not have been thought of by the public, nor had attention from anybody but those who were remembered in the distributions, or thought they should be. They were the accumulations of Stewart Kennedy, a New York banker, who died in December, 1910, and Henry O. Havemeyer, who died it December, 1907. The people of the country generally knew that Havemeyer had left a fortune, because they knew him as a sugar man, though he had far leas in terest in the concern known as the Sugar Trust than was supposed: but nothing at all was known of Kennedy's fortune by those out s'deN.Y. business circles, thpugh it was sos,ooo,ooo,while Ilavemey er's leavings totaled but $15,000,- 000. " These are tremendous amounts to be accumulated by in' dividuals in the short span of human life,but the notable feature about thorn both at this particular time is that their possession was kuown to so few people and com mented on by none at all. With in the memory of the men and women of middle age the pos sesion of even the smaller of these two great accumulations would have been considered a veritable Croesus a man of nation al reputation, solely because of his fortune; within 20 years the holder of the larger would have been one of the best known of ~ American's his name a synonym for riches incalculable. Long be fore Jay Gould had acquired a fortune as large as that left by Mr. Kennedy to call a man a "Jay Gould" was to denominate him the possessor of wealth beyond computation. Today two fortunes of $65,000,000 and $15,000,000, respectively, are notable only be cause they can exist without attracting attention, the figures denoting possesions entitling men to the name' 'rich" having advancr ed far beyond those in which thai larger of them is told. Belief In 81k Hour*. Distressing Kidney and Blad ner Disease relieved in six hours by the "NEW GREAT SOUTH AMERICAN KIDNEY CURE." 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 qnick re lief and cure this is the remedy. Sold by Graham Drug Co. Governor Kitchin has coil mis sioned Clairbon M. Carr, of Dur ham, son of Gen. J. S. Carr, a member of his personal military staff with the rank of colonel, —Ambitious yonng men and ladies should learn telegraphy, for, since the new 8-hour law be came effective there is. a shortage of many thousand telegraphers. Positions pay from SSO to S7O a month to beginners. The Tele graph Institute of Columbia, S. C. and five other oities ia opera ed TradeT Buper vißkm rfß. R. Of ficials and all students are'placed when qualified. Write them for particulars. OAMTOXtXAi Bear* the _

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