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THE GRANDEST WOMAN.
The Chariots of God Came Down
to Fetch Her to Heaven.
When you want to gel your
grandest idea of a queen, you do
not think of Catherine of Russia,
or of Anne of UiiRland, or Marie
Theresa, of Germany, but when
you want to get your grandest idea
of a queen you think of the plain
woman who sat opposite your fath
er at the table, or walked with hiin
arin in arm down life’s pathway;
sometimes to the Thanksgiving
banquet, sometimes to the grave,
but always together—soothing your
petty griefs, correcting your child
ish waywardness, joining in your
infantile sports, listening to your
evening prayers, toiling with
needle or at the spinning wheel
and on cold nights wrapping you
up snug and warm. And then at
last on that day when she lay in
the back room dying, and you saw
her take those thin hands with
which .she had toiled for you so
long, and put them together in a
dying prayer that commended you
10 the God she had taught you to
trust—oh, she was the queen !
The chariots of God came down to
fetch her, and as she went in all
heaven rose up. You cannot think
of her now without a rush of ten
derness that stirs the deep founda
tions of your soul, and you feel as
much a child again as when you
cried on her lap, and if you could
bring her back again to speak just
once more your name as tenderly
as she used to speak it, you would
be willing to throw yourself on the
ground and kiss the old sod that
covers her, crying; “Oh, Mother,
Mother !" Ah, she was a queen !
The man who is trying to reform
the world generally keeps a dog
that barks all night.
When a girl gets so along in
years she has to cut down her age
the strongest believerin her figures
is her mother.
I used to hate Bill Hazleton, for once he done me wrong.
And when I hate a man my hate is deep and wide and strong;
We traded horses years ago; the one I got from him.
It seemed was crippled up somehow in almost every limb;
He lied like sixty, and I vowed some time I'd break his head.
But—well, let bygones be bygones—his little boy is dead.
I used to love the girl he got; I guess she loved me, too,
But he went tellin’ her a lot of things that wasn’t true;
I found it out long afterward, when I had ceased to care.
Because I’d learned to love again—but still it wasn’t fair;
And so I vowed to make him eat the words that he had said.
But—well, let bygones be bygones—his little boy is dead.
Last night 1 met him in the road; it was a lonely place;
Lord, how I’d often wished that I could meet him face to face!
I know that in a stand-up fight he’d have no chance at all;
I’m six feet in my socks, and he is scrawny-like and small;
He looked up aime when we met; I seen his eyes were red,
And—well, let bygones be bygones-his little hoy is dead.
I've found out what it is to love a child that is your own—
To have a little chap around that worships you alone;
I’ve found out what it means to watch a little face grow pale.
And 1 know what it ineans when all the doctor’s efforts fail;
Poor Bill ! I’m sorry now because of certain things I’ve said.
For—well, let bygones be bygones—his little boy is dead.
The Wide World stands a-welcorning beside the sunny way,
For page and squire and knight and dame to halt and ride away,
And crimson sweet the roses flamed that lay upon my breast,
When all the world was but an inn, and I a welcome guest.
The knights were lion-hearted and their ladies lily fair.
The silver armor glittered bright upon the roadway there.
When each far distant turning held the promise of a guest.
And all the world was but an inn, and I a welcome guest.
No knock was there of Misery nor step of grimy Toil:
But bold Adventure raised the latch, his palfrey heaped with spoil.
When Romance flew to hold his rein and wait on his behest.
When all the world was but an inn, and I a welcome guest.|
And what care I that youth must fade, and love locks turn to gray ?
Forsooth, at every inn there lies some reckoning to pay !
I’ve warmed my heart beside their fire, partaken of their best,
When all the world was but an inn, and I a welcome guest.
So why should 1 complain and curse in -spiteful accents shrill
Because another draws his rein, my wanted place to fill?
But ere Old Age the taper takes, to light me to my rest.
APPRECIATE YOUR PARENTS.
Do Not He Ashamed ol the Old
Folks at Hume.
If you asked a girl point blank
"Are you ashamed of your par-;
ents ?” she would answer indig-j
nantly. "No, of course 1 am not!" '
and yet at the same lime if either :
one of them inade a mistake in '
grammar or in what their modern '
daughter considered social eti- i
quette, she would look conscious
A great iTiany young people are
ashamed of what they call their
parents’ "old-fashioned ideas. ’
It is not at all unusual to hear a girl
exclaim impatiently, "Oh, mother,
you don't understand, they don’t
do those things now-a-days."
A girl is ashamed because her
father puts slippers on in the even
ing and perhaps takes off his coat.
It does not look very well to see
him in his shirt sleeves, but you
must remember that he has worked
hard all his life and it has always
been a rest to remove his shoes
and coat when he got hoirie, and
he is too old to change lifelong
habits and it would be cruel to
force him to.
Remember, young man and
young woman of today, that your
parents have grown old and weary
in working that you should have
an easier life than they.
You have had a better education,
better clothes, a more luxurious
home. You have no right to try
and swing things around to suit
your modern taste.
It is their hoine. They earned
it, and the fact that it cost you noth
ing does not give you the right to
The daughter goes to school and
I gets new-fangled ideas. When
! she comes home the parlor that
has been her mother's pride and
ioy is not good enough for Miss a prominent lawyer of New
Modern. The old things must go ^ york city once overheard the fol-
and sometimes much more hideous lowing conversation between two
\/UlN fOUn mo WIS NOT DlliEST w.II un.l you Ucl
’■liluf" ;ui>l liiitl ;iUil tliscouruKO'l, you slioul.t iite
tTHK I'oWDhK l-OKM
U opeti.H llie ln»\vt-ls, HwevttMis the htutnacU mu) Ktri-uxtLens the
iliyi'stive jitKnii.H. A dose taken at ht-il time restori's a Hue
i f health ami tiuTkjy.
J. H ZElLiN A CO.. Props.. St. loui«. Mo.
PUTTING AWAY SMALL SUMS i
I Here, you can put away small sums not needed for present I
I use. And while waiting your call they will draw interest. |
I An account in our Savings Department docs not always imply I
s small transactions, far from it. Many large depositors are using |
I our Savings pass-books. They are using them for the interest |
I they get; they are also using them because of the convenience |
I att'orded 4 per cent, interest allowed, compounded quarterly. |
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THE BANK OF WELDON
WELDON, N. C-
OrcanlMd Undar the Laws ol the State ol North Carolina,
State of North Carolina Depository.!
Halifax County Depository.
Town of Weldon Depository.
Capital anil Sirplu, $45,000.
VoT more tt^n 17 vMn this institution hM provided ba^inif f»cili-
ties for thii seotion. Its ■tockholdere and directors hAve bfcir identified
with the business interests of Hnlifsx aud Northampton counties for
many years. Money is loaned upon approved security at the lejfal rate of
iDterest-^iix per centum. Accounts of all are solicited.
The surplus and undivided profits havini; reached a sum to the
Cspital .Stock, the Bank has, commenciDK'.January !, established a
Department aUowinff interest t>n time depositH as foUows'. For
Depositn allowed to remain three months or longer, 2 per cent. Six
months or lonffer, ft per cent. Twelve months or lonper, 4 percent.
For farther iafeniiatiOB apply to the President or Cashier.
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W. E. DANlBt, W. R. SMITH. K. 8. TRAV18,
Royal is the
Reading Habit Destroyed by Dis
traction ol City Life.
Amiability and optimism
shine forth from every pane of
the writings of Irving Bachel-
ler,himself one of the most lov
able of men, but there is a note
of impatienee with the trend
of the times in a recent inter
view with him printed in a
New York newspaper. And
this is a point of view he pre
sents with which one must
sympathize. It is that the dis
tractions of city life, ever on
the increase, are destroying
the reading habit. And the
j reading habit destroyed; tho
i public must necessarily descend
; into a condition of ignorance.
I If it is not one thing it is an-
! other. The automobile, the
j tlying machine, the motor boat,
I the theatre, golf, and tho canl
i party; everything but reading,
j “Every one is on the move.
I Our homes are almost deserted
and we rarely see the lights of
our reading lamps. Ministers
complain of empty churches.
Men who used to kneel at the
altar may be seen on the road
of a Sunday lying humbly on
their backs in the sand, pray
ing to a new god and trying to
soften his heart with oil or open
the gates of mercy with a mon
Every one is on the move
who can find the way. On
Sunday it is tho same. Church
attendance is neglected. Men
maintain their pews in church,
but they are filled, if filled at
all, by stnangers. After
while, it is easy to fores'ee.they
will consider the neglected pew
a poor investment, and the
church will have to get along
without their aid. However,
the case is not entirely hope'
less. There will always be «
few left to prefer the country
as a place of residence, and
these few may serve to keep
our printing presses running
and our authors reasonably bu
sy. Let us hope so, at least.—
Maude—George and I have de
cided to form a life partnership,
Clara—That’s nice. Where
does George come ii ?
Maude—Oh, he’s lo be a silent
partner and put up the money.—
A Pew Words In Regard to tlie
Allow us to say ii few words
in r(‘gard to the chililren's
eyes. Years ago, when the
children studied their Ipssons
from their books we did not
hear much about their eyes
giving out. Let us consult our
blackboards and see what they
can tell us about the world
Parents and guardiaris all
over this broad land, hov/ many
hours through the day are
your little children sitting in
school staring at a blackboard,
upon which are ])laced by the
teacher most of the lessons for
the day, many times the lines
being so fine and pale they
could not be easily read more
than half or two-thirds the way
across tho room, but the chil
dren are required to see them
,,, ,, , . . , rructioeH lu the coui'tH orifalifax aau
Say, Hurry, whilts iIil oCSI , ^^upreme and
ashamed lO I lo lea^h a girl how lo swim?" j KeiU'tai pourtn. culiPctioiiH maiic in all
oh .ir, I I J I iiai'ts ol'Noilli ( aioliiia. Hrancli oltice
asked the younger one. ! it Halifax opfn every Monday
"Dais a cineh, l-irsi oft’ you j
puis your leFi arm iiiuler her waisi |
and you gently uikes her lefi j
"Come ort', she's my sister,
"Aw, push her off de deck.—
Mack's National Monthly.
The daughter is
bring her friends to such an old
Fashioned place. She is ashamed
of her mother’s apgon, ashamed
of her father’s shirt sleeves. What
she really ought to be ashamed of is
her own snobbishness.
Keinember that outsiders always
think more of the unaffected old
people than they do of the pert
youngsters. You haven’t time in
all the rest of your live.s to make
up to your parents for all they have
done for you. i r j
Now is your chance to lift some The father ot four boys, discov-
of the burden from their tired ering the eldest, aged 1 .V smoking
shoulders. 1 □ cigarette, called the four together
If you are a young man you can i fop ^ ,1,1; evils of nar-
help your father greatly by making .
him feel that you are a responsible ;,, , ...
person, in whom he may confide 1 Now, VCiIhe, he said, m con-
and trust. 1 elusion, to his youngest, “are you
TIME ALONE WOULD TELL
llEORUH C OREEN.
There are endless ways for
girl to help her mother. '
Don’t let the time slip until it is
Wants to Help Some One.
Tor thirty yearn J. I'. Hover, of l-Vi-
tile, Mo., needed holp i\nd couldn't liiul
it. That’H why ho wantH to help some
one now. SutronoK' ho lonij himself la*
feels all dlKtresH from HuckaclH*, Net-
voiisiu'sh, lo«s of .\ppt*titf. Lassitude
all the way across and from I
the remotest corners. Many of iltZ'-'
the children when first looking pu,,,I",,„‘"i 1
at the board do not seo much I Wi-ll and hearty. tt'« al«o positively
of anything but by looking j Kuaranteecl for Llvci Trouble, llyspep-
very sharp for a few seconds \ Wood HiBOnlers, l emale Com-
the lines reveal themselves. !'''‘‘'"‘7’“'.
• r ■ i ^ ' at all ilru([Bi9tB.
This, my friend, means strain- 1 _ . 1-
ed eyesand strainedeyesmeans ' Marrying for position has got
weakened or diseased optic ] many a woman into an uncomfor-
nerves, possibly 10 eyes at all,
going to use tobacco when you get
to be a man ?"
"I don't know," replied the six-
year-old, soberly. "I'm trying
hard to quit."
C ASTO R I A.
But tt is more blessed to receive
than it is to deceive.
cASTO R I A
A woman can always find some
thing to admire in a man—if he
ELLIOTT B. CLARK,
ii.\i,if.\x, ,\. r.
PK.\t in i> in tiu* courts ofllalifaxand
tiUjoiniuu couuUos ami in the Su-
prcm*' court of ihi* Mato. Sjiecial attpn-
lion to colU'Ctioiitii and prompt re*
W. J. wardT
'V)l-'rU’E IN DAMKL lUJILDlNG
all depending upon the severi
ty of the strain. Even when
the work is quite distinct, for
children who have naturally
weak eyes the distance many
times is so groat that the air
waves coming between the
poor, tired eyes and the board
caase the lines to waver and
flicker, and especially is this
tho case when the light is poor
and the ventillation is bad.
Anything put on the board for
children to see, whether old or
young, should have large pro
portions and broad, clear lines
throughout, so no extra efforts
will have to be made to discov
er it? There is a great differ,
ence in eyes; one child will
readily see what another could
not without the fatal strain.
Ends Winter’s Troubles.
To many, winter is a season of trouble
The ftoBt bitten toes and fingers, chap
ped hands and lips, chilblains, cold
red and rough skins, prove thik. But
such trouble* fly before Bueklen’a Ar
nica Salve. Atrialconvincea. Greatest
healer pf Burns, Boils, Piles Cota, Sores,
Ectcma anA Hpraios. Only 25e. at all
Saved from An Awful Death.
How an appaltut^ catamity in fatni*
ly was prevented is tohl by A. 1>, Mc
Donald, of Fayetteville, X N.C. K. F.
1>. No. 8, “My sister had consumption,
he writes, ‘‘Hhc was thiu and pale, had
no appetite and seemed to grow weaker
every day, as all remedies failed, till
Dr. King's New Discovery was tried,and
HO completely cured her, that she had
not been troubled with a cougli since.
Its the l>e8t medicine 1 ever saw or heard
of.” For coughs, colds, la^^rappe,asth
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People are often suspicious of a
man who gets there with both feet.
Banks On Sure Thing: Now,
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Kim Street, Buffalo. N. Y. “They
cured me of chronic constipation when
all others failed.” Tnequaled foY Bil
iousness, Jaundice, Indigestion, Head
ache, Chills, Malaria and Debility. 25c.
at all druggists.
It*s pleasanter to be rich and im
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FOR FLE1 CHER'S
CASTO R I A
ThODsands Have Kidney
Trooble and Nofer Sospect it
Bow To Find Ont.
Fill a bottle or common glass with >
water and let it stand twenty*four hours;
a brick dust sedi
ment, or settling,
stringy or milky
tion of the kid
neys ; too fre
quent desire to
_ _ pass it or pain'
the back arc also symptoms that tell you
the kidneys and bladder are out of order
and ueed attention.
What To Do.
There is comfort in the knowledge s
often expressed, that Dr. Kilmer’
Swamp-Root, the i^reat kidney remedy,
fuliills almost every wish in correcting
rheumatism, paiu in the back, kidneys,
liver, bladderandevery part of the urinary
passaife. Correct:i inabUitv to bold water
und scalding pain in passing it, or bad
efTecis following u?.c of liquor,
beer, and overcomes that unpleasant ne
cessity of bi'ing compelled to go often
through the day, and to get up many
times during the night. The mild and
immediate effect of 5wanip*Root is
soon realized. It stands the highest
causeof Its remarkable
health restoring prop
erties. If you need a
meilicine you should
have the best. Sold by
druggists in fifty-cent
and one-dollar sizes.
Yon may have a
by mail. Address Dr.
hamton, N. Y. Mention this psper s^
tetnembertbename, Dr. Kilmer s Swamp-
Root, and the address, BingbuDloni
.y. Y., on ewy bottls.
I). E. STAINBACK, I
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Kiiannke News Officc WclJoD N C
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
WELDON, N. C.
rracticoK in tho courts of Halifax and
itljoining oountics aud it. tho hfupreme
court of the State. Special attention
n to collectionH and prompt return
JOHN H. TAYLOR.
KNFIKI.D, N. C.
sample bottle sent free
ir. Kilmer & Co., Bing*
We have on hand several consign*
mcnts of the latest in wool, Wash and
Priocess ladies Huits. Rather than re>
turn these suits our headquarters deoi*
ded to put them on sale at half price
for cash only. 115 Suits $7.50. rrin*
cess, white and all other colors |6 to |7|
now $2.50 to $8. Wash Coat Suits |4 to
9b, now $1.98 to $3. $4 to|6 Net Waiit
reduced 11.75 to Black and col*
ored silk 1*etticoats 94 to 16 now $2.68
to Voilo Skirts #6 to fSnow I5.6Q
to $4.50. 10,000 yards lace and embroid
er!^ to close out at half price. 75o to
$1 l^essallne silks, all colors, now Gfr to
75c. 5 and (Ic. calicoes 3^ to 4e.
10 and 12jc ginghams 7 to 9e. Aboi^t
3.000 yards dress goods to cli/se out IWM
tnan cost. Ladies hats at half priMr
■liugs, dntggets, carpetings and
at and below cost. ’