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Recently I have been interested in
the study of the Society for Psychi
cal Research of London and its work.
It was established in 1832. and ha)
had for its Presidents such men f.s
Rt. Hon. 0. J. Balfour, the late
Prime Minister of Enalaud, Prof.
Wra. James, a noted psychologist of
Harvard University, Prof. Henry
Sidgwick whose book, "The Methods
of Ethice" is a standard in literature,
and many other eminent men. There
was an American Branch Society at
Boston until recently wheu it was
dissolved into the Institute for
Scientific Research which Prof.
James Hyslop was organizing. This
change was made Dec. 31, 190C, and
is thought to br a step in advance.
They publish a monthly journal.
This Institute is independent from
the mother society of London but
works with the same interest at stake.
The purpose of Psychical Research
Society is to investigate all pheno
mena of the mini which are classi
fied as 8upernormil aud abnormal.
Note the word "supernormal, it
means an excess of whas it is in our
natures to have or to be. It is not
to be thought of in kinship with
"supernatural" which means some
thing above human sphere above
human range something spiritual.
To illustrate It is in the nature of
all of us to see things with our na
tural eyes, aud to perceive things to
a certain extent that are covered a
way from our natural eyej. These
are common powers in the possesion
of every normal individual. But,
there are some people who can 82e
farther and perceive deeper than or
dinary persons. They are able to
see much with the eye of their mind
that the ordinary run of people do
not and cannot guess. Such people
are "seers" and everything they look
at has special significance to them.
Benjamin Franklin conceived the
idea of gathering electricity Irom
the atmosphere, or in other words,
he perceived electricity in the air and
conceived the idea of controlling it.
Edison perceived that the human
voice might be photographed and
conceived the way and means for
iiccomplishing his idea. These men
saw beyond outward appearance, and
are what I call men of supernormal
System Ot Work.
The Society's investigations are
carried on under sectnns, each
section having its particular work.
Section A. looks after abnormal
phenomena, such as insanity, loss of
memory, hallucinations, melancholia
hys:eria, monomanias, phobias, de
lusions, andalcholism. A thorough
investigation of hypnotism also
comes under this section
Section B. looks after all super-j
normal acquisition of knowledge,
phantasms of the living, phantasms
of the dying, apparitions, telepathy,
dreams, premonitions, clairvoyance,
and the niediumistic phenomena.
The London So;iety investigates
the phenomenon as it presents itself:
the power and manner of its influence I
on the mind, and upon life, and if '
possible it discovers the cause and . power; his ability to read an audience is soon realized. It stands the highest
source of phenomenon. In this way one at a time until he had got a for il.s wonderful cures of the most dis
the workers hope to specify for the j mental picture of every need, every S&eSrsS
good of all mankind what available
powers and what possibilities the
mind of man uuy possess. But
they do not meddle with the super
natural, in the sense that one might
say they are trying to piove that a
supernatural force is working on
the minds of people, that is the re
striction. They treat phenomena as
mere earthly events, believing that
the mind is largely responsible for
its own condition. But open aid
williug to find out what is to be
found out, simply seeking the truth.
The English Society sends out
men over this country and elsewhere
to try evidences. Some of the
Chicago papers have jestingly called
these men "Ghost Detectors" and
"Spook Hunters" They speak of
it as a peculiar calling. They also
add in their criticism that these
men will have nothing to do with
"Mr. Ghost" unless he be real. They
give them credit by saying, "You
can't fool these spook hunters," they
detect fraud easily, and as soon as
they find the least evidence of un
truth they drop investigation aud
flee from the scene. And it is true.
One of the common purposes of the
workers is to detect fraud. Because
to do this is to bring out and insure
the truth which they are after most
strenuously. They hate humbaggery
and therefore sift vigoiously all evidence.
They have found that adventurers
have methods and appliance by
which they delude the public, or a
part of th public, to a finish. Many
instances have beeu exposed where
in the dark seauce room the supple
medium's feet are made to perform
tasks snch as throw mysterious lights
ring bells, etc., presumably the work
of spirits, while his bands are held
around the table by sitters. These
are of course genuine frauds. Then
there is the well-meaning "medium"
so called "spiritulistic medium" who
has so trained his subjective mind
that he is able to read the minds of
his sitters, and startle them with
certain statements and declarations,
which must be clearly defined, jwti
consciously, if not consciously, m
the mind of some one present.
That the excessive use of the sub
jective mind in this way is abnor
mal is one of the conclusions which
they have reached. As an abnormal
condition is an un-natural one and
therefore detrimental to the health
of the body! such a use of it is to be
avoided. This is illustrated by the
! fact that real mindreading "me
diums" areexhaueted in body after u
successful seance. And which state
is always found in persons of unsou ud
mind. When their subjective mind
gains supreme control of the func
tions of the objective mind they
become insane, and this abnormal
condition of the mind brings about
the broken health generally found
in insane persons, instead of vice
versa as we commonly suppose.
The Societies are laboring hard
to bring about an honest notice of
the wonderful phenomena of the
mind by the scientific men of the
world. Because thev believe that
the mind of man as yet has been !
sparsely developed. They have
deep convictions, and these convic- j
tious are that the human mind is !
responsible for infinitely more than
is credited to it. And I feel as I read !
from the pens of some of the honest I
u.nrL.,a ,hu i,iop,i u,bpn u-p
nation, as a world of people come to j
nn.Warin.l nnrspl n,l ht in-
finite powers lie within us, and when '
we have developed them so that all ,
the advantage of their influence may
go abroad, then, surely there will be
a millennium. I hen it may be;
said of us that we are a nation of
giants, instead of the indefinite state
ment that "there were giants i;
Lately I have read the "Psychical
Aspects of the Welsh Revival," the;
work of Rev. A. Fryer, and which
investigation was conducted by him. ;
I think this was done for the English j
Society andieai before that society
in December of 1905. This article
presents the phenomena as the
write!' hild found tnem 0UN namely;
the visions seen by responsible people j
in close nrovimitv to the revival in i
in C10SC proximity to tne revival in j
Wales; niUSIC and voices heard in .
the quiet air and lights seen descend-i
ingfrom the heavens with no appar-!
J? (. ,1 .,. tL o.,.,i
ent material cause; the sudden !
elegant and refined speech of Uliter-;
ate persons and the sudden chan :- j
ing of appearence; the visions of
Evan Roberts, the leading Spirit of
that revival; his strange actions and
desire, and of everv condition in the
individuals around him. H13 power
to touch those needs and desires with
the utmost accuracy in every in
stance, and to foretell coming events
alwaysofa spiritual nature. The
evidences of his mediumistic power
are so many and so telling that
while we read we cannot help think- j
ing of Jesus who pointed at the sins :
of the Pharisees who brought the .
By virtue uf un order of the Superior Court of
Kaiulolpli eounty ill the special proceeding en
titled "Pearl Leonard and others," 1 will, on the
lKlh day of March. HW7. ut 1J o'clock M, .sell to
the highest bidder at publle auction, at the
courthnu.se door 111 Randolph county, North Car
olina, the following described tracts of mud.
FIRST TRACT. Adjoining the lands of Aeen
itli Fentress and others; beginning ut an ash on
the bunks of lieep River, thence East ." Ill
chains to a stone in the old line; thence Norti
4 chains toa .stone: thence West 3 1-s chains to
a stone in Julian's line: thence South '.' chains
to hickory; thence West 4'J l-'J chains to a black
mini on the river bank; thence South following
tile various courses of the river to the beginning,
containing 118 acres mor or less.
SKCO.Nf) TRACT. Adjoining the lands of K.
8. Coble and others; beginning at a small hick
ory on K. S. Coble's line, running North on the
division line IS chains and "iO links to a stone in
the Wortli Manufacturing Company line; thence
Wct on said Company's line one chain and lis
links to a stone; thence South 1? chains and 73
links to a dead black oak in K. S. Coble's linn;
thence South fis degrees cast on said Coble's line
to the beginning, containing three acres of land
be the same more or less.
THIRD TKACT. Adjoining the hinds of ti. I..
Leonard and othersi beginning at a stone lani
ard's line, running thence ! chains and tij links
to a hickory; thence South 6M degrees east on
Coble's line 4 chains ami US links to a stone;
thence North 5 chains and as links to a stone;
thence North 311 degrees west 7 chains and 67
links to the liegluuing, .wntaiuing 2 7-lu seres
more or less.
Terms of sale one-half cah, balance on a
credit of six months, title to bo retained until
purchase money is paid .
This the K'th day of Febtriry, KM7.
.1. A. SPKNCK, Commissioner.
erring woman in the streets of
At present the Society for Psychi
cal Research are not able to have a
settled opinion as to the direct source
of the foregoing phenomena. Perhaps
for the lack of enough phenomena
of one kind, and tor the presence
of fiaud which may prevail in some
instances. They cannot say, though
they strongly believe that the
mind is the source. To believe
that such phenomena comes from a
soiree outside of the human orgauism
is, to quote from them, "to open the
the largest question of interest that
man ever faced and may be fraught
with an importance impossible to
To Ju Dim arize.
1 wan told, wheu I stared iuto the
study .f t his su'ijfct to be careful
aud not uiift iuto cettaiu things
which my monitor would not
have me believe, and that I myself
would rather be free from. But ,
after the meagre, but I am happy to,
believe liberal thoughted and well-j
directed, study, I must say that 1 1
believe just as I did before, onlv 1
am streugthened in my belief; that
the mind of man is, if I may use
the expression in regard to the mind, i
au unknown and a much abused
quauity. That it shall be and is,
being brought to its full power.1
Not through the over done efforts of I
aay bodies of fana'ics I had almost
said "lunatics," and perhaps just as
well , who have gone to seed in one
limb, forgetting that the whole
tree must grov and thrive alikej -o
uake the sturdy oak of God's
piomise; But it will be through the
combined efforts of sane people and
all-round people everywhere, who
see a little farther and perceive a
little deeper than others perhaps,
and say little or nothing, it may
be, but who work and believe.
However, if some of us do not be
lieve all that the Society for Psychi
cal Research would prove concerning
the mind, we have consolation in the
maxim of Epicharmus, and old
"A sober sense of honest doubt
Keps human reason hale and stout "
J)A IN'(IOI.I) Mastex.
i nere is an oia timiinon among
the Dutch farmer of Piedmont
Carolina t.h. t the weather on Ash
""urates wn son or
hftit. VH' be expected. If
thut. lUl' ' .,',8.ht and I,lea,saQt
00,i 'roP wlil be expected. As
v"ay (which wui Ash Wednrt-
dt.V) W;lS 11 beautifully bright day
ue MV peot a good wheat crop
n u June. Chatham Record.
TfOOhle and NSYfir SnSIlfiCt it
How To Find Oat
Fill a bottle or common glass with your
i water and let it stand twenty-four hours ;
a sediment or set-
dition of the kid
neys ; if it stains
your linen it is
evidence of kid
ney trouble ; too
to pass it or pain
in the back is
also convincing proof that the kidneys
and bladder are out of order.
What To Do.
There is comfort in the knowledge so
often exPresseJ. that Dr. Kilmer's
Swanlp.Rooti tue jjreat kidney remedy,
fulfills every wish in curing rheumatism,
pain in the back, kidneys, liver, bladder
ad every part of the urinary passage.
It corrects inability to hold water
aml scal(li pain in-passing it, or bad
effects following use of liquor, wine or
beer, and overcomes that unpleasant ne
cessity 01 ueing compeiieu 10 go ouen
during the day, and to get up many
times during the night. The mild and
the extraordinary effect of Swamp-Root
gists in fifty-ceut and one-dollar sizes.
You may have a sample bottle and a
book that tells all
about it, both sent free
bv mail. Address Dr. BGrSfttri
Kilmer & Co., Hing-
hamton, N. Y. When Homeof Swamp-Root
writing mention this paper and don't
make any mistake, but remember the
name, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and
the address, Binghamton, N. Y.
have pi jveil T.y Jong odds the
most p'odijfiue Extra Early l'o
taioin cultivation. Ii.ead the let
ters iVoi.i trucknre, in our New
JJescripiivo Catalogue for 100".
e aio ilie lament dealers hi
Seed Fotat jcs in I'm .!cuth;
c!t b;p ji-jrrafle rtnekn fviocteu and
jrrowu os'fvcialiy for teed purposes.
Write for 1 v'"e't and WOOD'S
SZEU HOOK, tfllimr alKiut
mi o. :1 i n t'iv Farm ami Garihjn.
Mail.--.1 frco on requcL-t.
7. W. W80D&S3N3,'
Bi.oCnr.cn, Richmond, Va.
At the 31st Annual Bench Show
of th.f West Miister Kennel Club,
in Madison Square Garden. New
York last week, George J. Gould's
dogs from the Furlough Kennels at
High Point, won several prizes.
Melksham Boy and Furlough lima,
were the priz pets.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral is not
a simple cough syrup. It is a
strong medicine, a doctor's
medicine. It cures hard cases,
severe and desperate cases,
chronic cases of asthma, pleu
risy, bronchitis, consumption.
Ask your doctor about this.
The beat kind ol a testimonial
"Sold ior OTer alxty year."
You will hasten recovery by tak
Ing one of Ayer's Pills at bedtime
"Last Fall," writes Mrs. S. G. Bailey, of Tun
nelton, W. Va., "I was going down by inches,
from female disease, with great pain. After tak
ing Cardui, Oh! Myl Howl was benefited 1 I
am not well yet, but am so much better that I will
keep on taking Wine of Cardui till I am perfectly
Despite the envious attacks of jealous enemies
and rivals, Cardui still holds supreme position
today as in the past 70 years for the relief and
cure of female diseases. It stops pain, tones up
the organs, regulates
the functions, and aids
in the replacement of
a misplaced organ.
At Every Drug Store
SAFETY IRON FOLD-
ING BEDS m Twentieth Century "Sleeper.
People's House Furnishing Co.,
High Point. N. C
4000,000 PEACH TREES
Tennessee Wholesale Nurseries.
. No agents traveled, but sell direct toplanters
at wholesale prices. Absolutely free from disease
and true to name. Write for catalogue and prices
before placing your order elsewhere. We guaran
tee our stock to be true to name. Largest Peach
Nursery in the world. Address
. C. HALE.
Send your orders for Printing to
For Good Sound
WE WILL PAY
LOADED ON THE CARS;
PER CORD FOR MAPLE,
4 ft. long;, 7 inches and up;
$10.00 per Cord.
H. B. WORTH. Treas.
Greensboro, N. C.
Write ut a letter describing all
your symptoms, anj we will send you
Free Advice, In plain sealed envelope.
Address: Ladies' Advisory llfpartment.
The Chattanouv Medicine Co., Chatta
in $1.00 Bottles.
June Buds a Specialty.
J.Mrs T. rTordxad Okbt L Sapp
MOREHEAD & SAPP,
Attorneys at Law, Greensboro, N. C.
Will prurtiee us heretofore hi Randolph Co.
Principal otllre in Greensboro, N. t'. Teleftione
in olticeanil to roinmuuicutiou with all purw
ot Kimdolijli t'otmty.
L. M. FOX. M. D.
Often bl professioual service to tne
ritlzeivs of Asheboro and xurroundtiig
community. Offices: At Residence-
Dr. J. V. HUNTER,
PHYSICIAN - AND - SURGEON.
OHtce Asholioro Drtifi Co.
Residence Come, of Min mt Wurtb
Asheboro, N. O.
Dr. S. A. HENLEY.
Physician - and - Surgeon,
ASHEBORO. N. C.
Office over Spoon A Reading's store near
Standard Drug Co.
DR. D. K. LOOKHART,
Asheboro, N. O.
Dltiif .,,.. !. m til p. '.u
OVKR THE BASK " n ,' p. ra. to i p. :a
I am now in my oflVe pn-iurM t ipictice
dent'-try hi its various brunches.
N. P. COX,
Asheboro, N. C.
W. R. IVAL. i
Randleman, N. C.
CHAS. L. HOLTON.
ASHEBORO, . N. C.
IWtii r in both State and Federal lotn l-.'
SX'ciu! attention given to eollrctioiiH and t!ie
sett lenient ol estules. Oflice: North ido
THAD. S. FERREE,
Attorney At Law
ASHEBORO - - - N. C.
All matters attended to with care
and promptness. Special atten
tion given to collections and the
settlement of estates.
O R COX, President. W J ARMFIKLi), V-Prei
W J ARMFIKLI), Jr., Cashier.
The Bank of Randolph,
A.sli.e'taoio, 27. C.
Capital and Surplus,
Total Assets, over
With ample assets, experience ami protection
we solicit tne business of the baiikiiin public and
feel safe in sayiiiR we are prepared and willing
to extend to our customers everv fucilitv aud ao
sommodation consistent with safe bauk'iiif,'
Hugh Parks. Sr., W J Armflold.W P Wood, p H
Morris, C O McAllstcr, K M Amitield, O R Cox,
W V KeddiiiR, Betij Moftitt, Thos J Redding. A W
K Capel, A M Kankiu, Thos U Redding, lr F H
Asbiirv. t! J Cox.
S Bryant, President J. H.Cole. Cashier
Beaik of R.andlemev.n,
Randleman, N. C
Capital $12,000. Surplus, $5,000.
Accounts received on favorabl
terms. Interest paid on savings de
Directors: W K Hartsell, A N
Bulla, S G Newlin, V T Bryant, C
L Lindsay, N N ttewlin, S Bryant,
II O Barker and J II Cole.
BY VIRTl'K of an order of sale granted bv the
uicrior Court of Randolph county on the peti
tion of .1. M. Vuncannon Admr. of .1. H. McDan
iel iigiiinst .lames A. McDanicI ct al heirs at law,
I shall sell mi the premises at IS o'clock M on
the 11th liny of March 11107, the following Koiil
Kstnte, to-wit: A certain lot of tlinlier on the
land deserilicd in the etitiiiu in this court, con
hiiuing Four hundred nures more or less con
isting ol'lnll themcreliantiililciiiid salable pine,
oak, and iHiplar tlnilwr nieiiMiriug over H inch
es at the stump, ID inches almve the joint. Also
a tract of hind known as the Harris Trogdon
laud containing 10 acres more or leas, saM tract
Is lieing taken from the Four hundred acres
ThlsHth day of Fch'y l'.MT.
J. M. VrXCASNOS.
Admr. and Coniiur.