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Vol. V. No. 6.
Salisbury, N. Cujesdy. January 26th, 1909.
Wm, H. Stewart, Editor.
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CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
Disease. Among Cattle. Want to Locate
; Orpttaoage at-Goncord.
Concord Times, Jan. 18-21.
The CroBsea of Honor that were
to have been given to Confederate
Veterans to-morrow have been mis
placed and cannot be found, , and
thd time for presenting them has
been postponed until May 10.
On last Friday night a bold rob
bery was committed at the Peo
ple's Drug Store, which is situated
within a stone's throw of the pulice
station. Quite a number of arti
cles were stolen, and the cash reg
ister was broken into and robbed
of about $20. Suspicion pointed
to several parties, and about 7
o'clock Saturday night a promi
nent young maa was arrested and
put in jail, charged with being
one of the parties. A hearing will
be had in the morning, at which
time it, is expected soms startling
evidence will be given. It seems
that the thing most desired by the
burglars was "booze."
A hawk caught a grown chicken
at the home of J. Frank Fink, in
No. 5. township, last Monday, and
after eating a part of the chicken
flew away. Thinking perhaps the
hawk would come again, Mrs.
Fink made a trap and set over the
remaining part of the chicken,
with the result that the hawk came
back the next day to finish np the
chicken ' and was caught in the
trap. This is the third triek of
this kind that Mrs. Fink has
played on hawks.
W. L, Bell, an enthusiastic
member of Concord Lodge No, 51,
Knights of Pythians, announced
to the local lodge Friday night
that parties in this city had au
thorized him to state to the local
lodge that they would donate a
tract of land within a mile
and a half of the centre of
the city for the erection of the
proposed orphan's home- contem
plated by the Grand lodge of Py
thians. The matter will be taken
up for further consideration at a
meeting of the Concord Lodge to
be held next Friday, Mr. Beli
says the offer is without condi
tions, and the site is one of the
best in the county, within three
miles ol the Jackson Training
school. Concord people should
- not lose the opDortunity of secur
ing this institution, and an active
campaign should be started at
Blackleg has appeared in Cabar
rus and has spread among a herd
of cattle on the plantation of
Columbus Goodman, of No. 6
township. Several head have
died and two or more of the cattle
are sick. Dr. B. L. Griffin deceived
some anti-toxine Saturday to vac-
inate the remaining cattle yet ef
footed. The disease is said to be
very destructive among cattle.
Many farmers throughout the
county have visited Mr. Good
man's farm and taken notes of the
ymtoms. Every precaution wil
be taken to prevent a spread of
the disease which is said to be vry
' Lewis Ballard, who was arrested
last week and placed in jail
charged with being one of the par
ties who entered and burglarized
the Peoples Brag Store last Fjriday
night, was given a ht aring ' be
fore the recorder Tuesday morn-
ing. No evidence was offered by
the police authorities, and the
young man was turned loose. Just
how Mr. Ballard happened (?) to
he arrested is a mystery to his
friends, and much comment has
been indulged in by our citizens.
It seems to have been a complete
fiasco the whole business.
Yesterday afternoon a rather
peculiar accident occurred at the
machine shop of C. Bs Dry on E.
Depot street. Mr. Dry was run
ning'asaw which was defective,
and suddenly, without notice or
warumg, the saw broke about half
in two with such force thaf it
ploughed its way through the ceil
ing, which was made of two-inch
planks and struck Price Dry
in the face, inflicting a painful,
but not serious wound. -.. Had Mr.
Dry been standing two feet nearer
the scene of the accident, he would
nave been instantly killed.
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Mill Located. More Mad
An Unlock! Fox Chase.
Lexington Dispatch, Jan. 20th.
The police say tnat since
saloons absquatulated from Salis
bury there hasn't been a drunk
arrested here and that the change
is very marked.
A fox chase Monday afternoon
ended unlucky for Patrick j My
ers, of the livery firm of Hege &
Myers Rounding a corner his
horse fell, and Mr. Myers suffered
a broken leg. The fox was owned
by Lewis Patterson, and a num
ber of horsemen with dogs gather
ed to chase it when turned loose.
Reynard didn't put up a very good
run and was soon caught. After
ward the carcass was dragged
through townCd the folks got a
chance to -see tho hounds in ac
tion. Is was during this time
that Mr. Myers met with the ac
cident. The Dakotah cotton mill has
been located on the Humphreys
place below town. Twelve.and a
half acres were purchased from
Mr. Humphreys for $4,950, land
between six and eight acres adjoin
ing from Dermont Shemwell, the
price beiug $200 an acre, Mr.
Humphreys reserves bis dwelling
and seweral cottages, which will
be moved to near-by lots, aud
these he will place on the market.
The mill ha9 purchased machinery
And preparations for building in
the spring are going on Bteadily
The site is very suitable for a mill
and its village.
JUd vaustnn. oi Winston, was
killed in the terrible minrng- dis
aster at Lick Branch coal mines,
not far from Roanoke, which re
minds us that many Davidson
county men, black and white, are
at work in the coal mines of Yir-
ginia and West Virginia, and it i
possible that some of them were
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in tni8 accident. However, weivlll ttUU oiuury emuo promui
have not heard of any.
There is a rumor that a near.
beer saloon will be set up in Lex
ington. There are legal obstacles
in the way, however, not only
here but in all North Carolina,
for if what is said is true.! the
federal government will demand
license for the sale of any drink
containing over onehalf of one
per cent, alcohol, and the moment
a man takes out a federal license
to retail, along comes North Caro
lina and sajs the holder thereof is
guilty of retailing booze, where-'
fore selling even near-beer is a I
precarious occupation. Still, the
stuff is being sold in Greensboro
and other towns, and the makers
claim there is somethine like two
per cent, of alcohol in it.
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If any lingering doubpas to the
madness of the mad dog which
came here the 3rd existed up to
Saturday, it must have been dis
pelled by the fact that a dog be
longing to Tom Goss on that day
went mad. It was; one of those
bitten the 3rd, and had been
Denned nn. As it was antincr
queerly.it was watched, ;nd
Saturday had a fit, and showed
that it certainly had the rabieB.
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it was Kiuea at once, many dogs
have been killed in town and
many more in the county. J
A tract of land adjoining Oak
wood cemetery has been purchased
by the city, which will be used to
nrill at rtnrA hfl imnrnvftrf nnrl
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j. pent ion is ueiug circuiswa
among the voters pf the county
asking the Legislature to establish!
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a meuiuai uepoBitory ior ouuoru
and Cabarrus. The petition is be -
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who are at the head of the move
ment express themselves as highly
pleased with the substantial en
There is no Quinine, nothing!
wnatever narsn or sicxening in
Preventics. These little Candy
Cold Cure Tablets act as by magic.
A few hours and your threaten
ing Cold is broken. Candylike in
taste. . Preventics please the chil
drenand they break the fever
ishness, always. And least of all
is the ceremony. A large box
48 Preventics 25 cents. Ask
your druggist. He knows ! Sold
by Cornel ison & Cook.
STATESYiLLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
A Thrifty Negro Citizen. Conditions Chang
ing Between Salisbury and Statesillle.
StatesTllle Landmark. Jan. 19-22.
It is understood Roland Har
ris, of S tales ville, has leased the
Mocksville Courier and will con
tinue the publication of that paper
It is learned from the Observer
that Dr. W. B. Mott, who was
some time ago stricken with pa
ralysis at Mt. Mourne and is now
at his home in Charlotte, is im
proving but has not regained the
power of speech.
D. J. Arey, a thrifty colored cit
izen living on north Tradd street,
sends The Landmark ' his expe
rience in hog raising. He Bays
that from January 1st, 1908, to
January 1st, 1909, he spent $100
for hogs and hog feed. He killed
four, aggregating" 1,242 in weight,
which at 10 cents per pound
amounted to $124.20. He raised
ten pigs, which he sold for $5 each,
making a total of $170 20 from
his investment of $100. This,
Dave thinks, is a hint to folks
who can raise hogs but who are
paying 12 cents a pouud for
Miss Janie Love, who has been
at home on a visit for three
months, expects to return to
Mexico, where she is engaged in
mission work, within the next two
W. H. JBoovey, who lives a few
miles south of town, and who is a
trapper ana iarmer, caugnt an
otter yesterday morning. The
fur of an otter is valuable this
season oi the year, being worth
$15 to $20. Mr. Boovey realizes
a good sum every year from mink
The proprietor of a Statesville
bottling establishment thmka-the
tide has changed between States
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tion became effective in the latter
town January 1st. Heretofore
Statesville bought much bottled
goods in Salisbury; now States
ville is selling bottled goods to
saiisourv. rue ainerenoe is in
the contents of the bottles; and
the fact that Salisbury is buying
bottled soda, ginger ale, etc.,
means that the "soft" drinks are
in some measure taking the place
of strong driuk.
At a special meeting of the
board of aldermen Wednesday
evening an ordinance regulating
the sale of milk passed at first
reading. It provides that any
person selling milk in Statesville,
who keeps as many as two cows,
must procure a license. There
will be no charge for the license
but the milk dealer must show,
by a proper certificate, that hiu
cows have been examined, tested
and pronounced sound by a com
petent person. This examination
must be made at least once a year
and cows added to the herd must
be examined before the milk is
sold. Cows condemed must be
removed from the herd
V tiue of
$50 and the revocation of the li
cense is the penalty for violation
David L. Beaver, of Salisbury,
and Paul M. Caldwell, of Albe
marle, were accepted for service
in the coast artillery branch of the
United States army: throush the
Tuesday, an left Wednesday for
I vU., D
port ior auty. ljieut. w. s. bin-
clair, of Charlotte, was here Tues
da7 to PaBS 0D the new recralt9'
This winter a tomato plant grew
and thrived in a window at the
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college. Weeks ago it bloomed
and a tomato appeared. Last night
examination disclossed that the
tomato was fully ripe and Dr.
Scott announced that it would
grace tne breaKtast table at the
college this morning.
Geo. B. Holland, the traveling
man who was injured in a runaway
accident at Loray Monday and
was brought to the Billingsley
hospital for treatment, is getting
along nicely and his eaxly recov
ery is expected.
Thb Watchman $1.00 per year
WANTS PROHIBITS ENFORCED.
Unless Vigorous Measures are Taken Con
ditions Will be Worse Than They are Now.
In a recent letter to the Char
lotte Observer, O. W. Blacknall,
of Kittrell, N. C.,.says:
It is death to lay violent hands
on the King. If ijf can be clearly
showu tnat tne violdnce was nec
essary to save the ing, then the
King pardons but on no other
In Torth Carolina the people
are Kiug. The Democratic party
has laid violent hands upon the
King, upon the most sensitive
and unforgiving part of the , King
to-vit: upon the "King's stom
ach. It has shut off the King's
tipple. Tt must now bestir itself
to show that it was the King's
good or woe, woe to it. For no
other grounds can it ask or even
hope for pardon.
Unless vigorous and stringent
measures taken by this legislature,
four years hence it will find moon
shine stills on every spring branch
and grog-shops (with druggists'
signs over their doors) in every
town in North Carolina. No man
will deny that this will be the
state of affairs not only worse
than dispensaries but worse even
The Democratic party is now in
absolute control. It can pass any
law and put behind that law to
nave it enforced any power that it
The liquor problem is a knotty
one Never was problem more so.
But it is also a vital one. Never
was one more so. The whole wis
dom of the party, of the State,
should apply itself to the correct
solution of this problem
A way should be, must be, found
to force county officers, sheriffs,
county commigalpers, grand ju
rots'lb -'ft rrelT- out :'lmoou8o1 n e
stills. 'Judges in charging the
grand jurors should be required to
especially impress on them their
sacred duty in this respect.
The grog-shop drug stores must
be rigidly supervised and con
trolled. Many of our most practical
men think that a State medical
dispensary in each county is the
roper solution of this matter
I am not presuming to dictate
any plan as nest, a or l don't
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know what is best. I am only
calling attention to a state of af
lairs tnat every ooservant man vn
the State knows will prevail if not
headed off. Nothing could be
more undemocratic than tho gen
eral prohibition law. For lo ;al
self government, the right of each
community to control the things
exclusively concerning that com
mun'ty, is the very essence "of de
mocracy. Nevertheless, if the out-
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come snows tnat it was lor tne
people's good that violent hands
were laid on the King to save the
King and that U 44 save him,
then the King will fcbt only par
don but also reward. Othervise
woe be to the offender-Athe Dem
ocratic party. For a Republican
platform in 1912 pledging that
party to submit to the people lo
cal option will sweep the State.
Indeed, thexoncensus or opin
ion seems to be now that a r6
stricted dispensary system is the
only practical solution of this
cursed problem. They are willing
to give prohibition a fair trial,
though they are dubious of its re
sults. They don't think" that the
women and the preachers can form
laws to govern men. They can
form laws that we ought to be
governed by. But not laws that
we are quite willing to be governed
by not yet awhile, not until we
get a fraction less unreenerate . I
fear that Vance's reply to the good
temperanca woman when she ap
pealed to him v to support prohi
bition in 1381 describes cur plight,
too, 'My dear. madam, my heart
is with you, bat -my. stomach is
Croup positively stopped in 20
minutes, with Dr. fchoop's Croup
Remedy One xtest alone will
surely prove this truth. No vom
iting, no distress. A safe and
pleasing syrup 50c. Sold by
Cornelison & Cook.
THE CHARITY ORGANIZATION.
Now In Full Blast. Constitution Prepared
and Officers Chosen.
ThoBft interested in the move for
a systematic charity plan, met
last week in the rooms of the
Merchant's Association and effect
ed a permanent association. Hon.
John S. Henderson reported for
the committee on preparing a
constitution and the document
The organization will be known
as "The Associate Charities of
Salisbury." It proposes to co
operate with the city officials and
will have a system of registration,
nvestigation and visiting, in or-
der to prevent being imposed, up
on as similar organizations so
often are. Sect, creed and politics
will be entirely eliminated and it
will know uo religion except that
of love and helpfulness. The
membership will be divided into
bur classes: the associate at $1 00
per year; the contributing at $5 00
per year ; sustaining at $10.00 per
year and patron, those subscrib-
ng $20 00. The subscriptions are
to be paid quarterly, in advance.
general secretary may be em
ployed by the executive committee
u u- aeems tnis aavnaoie. inese
are, in oriei tne principle ieatures
oi tne constitution.
Officara was chosen aa follows.
Ha nmp hmn nnTt hv W.
B. Summersets, chairman of the
committee on nominations : Pres
ident, Hon. John S.Henderson;
Rev. W. B. Duttera, first vice
president ; -Bismarck Capps, secre-
ary ; J. S. McCnbbins, treasurer.
A board of directors, composed
of the following citizens, was se
ected:Dr. John Whitehead, John
S. Henderson, Bismrck Capps, J
S. McCnbbins, W. B. Summersett,
Rev. W. B. Duttera, for 1909
Chas. B. Jordan, J. M. Kirjc. J, P.
Rev. M. M Kinard, ' for 1910
Wm, H. Stewart, H. S. Liven-
frnnd. A. FT. Pi-inn. H. W. Frnnd.
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Littman, Rev. Byron Clark, for
The ex-officio members are the
chairman of the board of county I
commissioners, the mayor, the I
chief of police and the citv health
officers. Twenty will constitute a
quorum for the association, and
ten for the directors. The associ-1
ation will meet annually the brst
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week in January, and the board of
directors is to meet in April, July!
October and January.
After the meeting -adjourned, J
.ft lift al
tne board oi directors neio a meet-
ing ano selected tne tne executive
committee, wnion ib composed oi
the president, vioe-presidente,
secretary, treasurer, W. B. Sum
mersett aud H. W. Frund.
A membership committee of
twelve will be appointed upon
which several ladies will be placed
The appointment of a financial
a.. . . A
committee and tne selection ol a
meeting place will be attended to
This new association is startine
and it is hoped a long life of use
fulness is before it. While Sahs
bury is especially blessed in the
respect that it seldom has any ex
tremes ot poverty, yet tnere is
much such an oreanization as this
can do to aid the needv in time of
trouble or distress and reduce Buf
fering to a minimum.
Foot Path to Peace 1909.
To be glad of life, because it
gives you the chance to love and
to work and to play and to look
up at the stars : to be satisfied
with 'your possessions, but
contented with yourself until you
have mide th3 best of them; to
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aepise noting m tne world except
falsehood and meannnaa. anH tn
fear nothing exoet oowardi - tn
be governed by your admirations
rather than bv vour .'diim.t..
covet nothing that is your neieh
bor's excerifc hi kindnMH nf hftttrfe
and eentleneas of : manners : - to
think seldom of your enemies,
often of your frieiids, and every
day of Christ : and to jsnend as
much time as you can, with body
and wjth spirit in God's out-of-
doors these are little guide-posts
on the foot-path to peace. Hen
ry Van Dyke.
ALBEIRLE AND STANLY C00TY,
A Plea for the Pastors. Railway Scbsdsla
unangeil.- Tne Ufl ana the Bat.
Stanly Enterprise. Jan. fist. ' ' '
A change in the schedule on the
Yadkin railroad went into effect
Monday, and it will be pleasing to
people on this end of the line.
The northbound train that leaves
Norwood in the morning and the
same tram returning from Salis
bury in the jevening will go by
Whitney. .By this arrangement,
the trip each way is shortened
forty minutes, and the annoyance
of backing in and out on the Whit
ney branch is obviated. The de
partures from Salisbury and Nor
wood remain as before.
If there is one thing in which
churches, as a rule, need to be
more careful it is the matter of
preachers' salaries.' With an in
difference and an insensibility-
which we cannot understand,
many churches seem to think4hat
a contract between themselves and
the minister is no contract at all.
They promise to pay him a definite
salary then pay him whatever is
convenient. The gas man, the
coal man and even the sexton
must be paid, but the debt owing
the mini8ter ig iooked upon aB al.
together righteous and proper.
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" wlJ"u I,8Plu" cflBrea " flor
wood durinK the holiday
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seems tnat tne aeacon ana retir
ing pastor of the church said that
there should be no festival held at
the church on Christmas days.
But Hood Carpenter and Lee Wat-
kins, two licensed preachers,
forced entrance through the win
dow and changed the lock on the
door, witn sucn occurrances as
this at Colored churches, white
people living nearby hardly feel
safe; In fact, the matter has got-
I who invested in land; gave up the
purchase price rather than take
his family to that community, A
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cBO Ior tUB rauu Jur7
Henry Young is now in jail at
Salisbury. The trial will come up
at the February term of Rowan
court. Neither Mrs, Moss nor Mr.
Liener, tne mam witnesses, were
able to be present at court here
last week, and for this reason
Judge Jones moved the case to
Jtiowan, in order tnat a more
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speedy trial might be secured than
would have occurrred hadthecaBe
I been continued till the next term
of our court.
Ladies, when you go to kill rats
in the pantry always see first that
the door will not latch itself,
as it did for one of our ladies last
week. She remained with the rat
sometime, and both were frighten
Some Other Debts.
There A' e other debts, too, tha
it would be wise to pay on these
first days of the year. The folk
wno nave neBU UB uu tuo WJ
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wno are no t0 De, reacned witn
money, do yon owe! them nothing?
You think every day that your
wife is the kindest of women, the
nearest right of any human soul.
Do you tell ner sot mere is a
P"lim HCOry OI a? om wom8n in
igiauu dying m tne arms oi
I TPI V 51 - ? '
her sod, himself a gray-haired man
Ycu've been good mother to me l'
he cried. ' Oh, John, why did you
never say it before?' she said.
Our Puritan and Scotch blood has
made us stingy of praise- and
kindness, of the little words that
help our neighbor on his way
This 10 a good time to count up
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TiLLUAN ON THE KEGRO.
That Ccspciscn Edacitlja Will Fit the
lllman to-day gaye out a - state
ment in reply - to- the statements
made in i jtS-davg newsps jiV tHat
President-eleoi Taf t had had him
in mind in his speech delivered
yesterday at Augusta, Ga.; in
Taf t was reported as
having spoken ofjiim as lacking
in sympathy for the education of
the negro race:
Mr. Tillman attributed Mr.
aft's criticism to "misstate
ments and malicious editorials' in
some of 'the South Carolina news
papers," in whioh, he said, his at
titude had not been clearly stated.
In the first place," he said,4 "I
am not opposed to negro educa-
tion at al), providedit ti of : tLi
right kind, knowing that educa
tion increases intelligence art in-
illigence increases tne usefulness
of the citiaen. What I said and
ment and 'by which I stick is this :
hat the Republican policy of the
ast 40 years has, been to compel
he South to recognize the politi
cal equality, of the negro. That
in its essence would mean the
domination of the negro in South
Carolina and Mississippi' and
many parts of other Southern
.States. ' '
"We have disfranchised every
negro we could under the fifteenth
amendment and the only instru
mentality available was to require
an : educational qualification.
here is now an agitation in South
Carolina for" compulsory educa
tion. That would mean a heavy
burden to provide more schools
which the while tax-payers would
have to bear and there could be no
discrimination7 against the negro
on account of race or color.
wouirTcxusK toisTisT raw sdpbkm-
Hence we" would tplresetit-tlr
spectaole of educating the negro
at a very heavy expense to hurry
forward the contest for supremacy
between the two races as soon as
we should have given them , the
necessary qualifications, to ' vote,
and be undoing what we found ab
solutely necessary to preserve dur
"We never intend to be governed
by negroes, whether educated' u6r
uneducated. The Republican par
ty is now seeking totlebaueh the
boutn through Mr. Taf t who of
fers us two offices in every thous
and of our pbpulatidri" and a pre
tended advancement of our mate
rial interest to join that party. If
the Republicans will throw' down
and abandon once for alT their
efforts to compel the South 'to .
recognize the equality of the Cau
casian and African by repeaUne
the fifteenth amendment, 'we can
then have the control of our State
affairs and can then train themto
make better citizens and aid 1 in
the 'uplift' which Mr. Taf t is so
anxious to see brought about. But
we never expect to lift' ; them
higher enough burselvea or allow
anybody else to lift 5 them' high
enough to put their heels. on our
hebks, or goveru us affain. und the
conflict 'bf tne faces' vwhich seems
to me inevitable will only be hast
ened by such talk as -'J Mr. Taf t
At a recent meeting of Salisbury
Lodge,.iNo:4P.; the fol
lowing officers were installed :
T.s W: Summersett, C. C.
J. O. WMtei Vi 5.
;J ;Oviermani K. of R. and S.
E H, MtUer; M. of W.
O. M. Burkv fit. 4r A.
Wi T, Rainey, M. of B .
Major J. Mertz, M. of F.
3. W. Webb; I. G.
O. W; Mbwery, O. G.
T. G; Furr, Esq., is past chan
gsj't (Bet a Dlferen
A western judge granted a di
yoroe on' Account of ill-temper
and bad breath. Dr. King's New
Life Pills would have prevented it.
They cure Constipation, causing
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ill temper, dispel colds, banish
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