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ITEMS OF INTLREST GATHERED
FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES
Why, why repine, my pensive friend,
At pleasures slipp'd away?
Some the stern fates will never lend,
And all refuse to stay.
"Don't you believe that the war cen
sor is a good thing?"
"I suppose so; but what this coun
try needs is a married man appointed
to censor bargain advertisements."
Whoever, therefore, shall humble
himself as this little child, the same"
is greatest in the kingdom of heaven,
"Do you believe the countess' pearls
"I don't quite know; but I guess of
all things about her, they are most
genuine." Munich Fliegende Blaet
ter. Unless a woman is built right she
has r.o business wearing her shoulders
outside her ball gown.
Contrariness is often mistaken for
Wo are always beginning to live,
but are never living. Manilius.
Turkey says she must demobilize
because of financial stringency ;or, per
haps, because of military cold feet.
A woman's way is generally the
The Hon. Ted Roosevelt has been
dwindling so rapidly of late that he
is now referred to as a bull mouse in
stead of a Bull Moose. New Orleans
Eat little, drink nothing and be
merry. Baltimore Sun,
When a woman pins her faith to her
husband, it is some times a question
of pin money.
Everybody wants the garbage incin-
erated near somebody else's house
A blind spy has been condemned in
France. Deaf eavesdroppers will prob
ably come next. Philadelphia Rec
ord. Quite naturally we only see the
worst side o fa man when wc jct th?
best of him.
Things to worry about: A rabbit can
see behind him without turning bit
head. Cineinati Enquirer.
To be acquainted wiih the merit of
an administration wc need only to ob
serve the condition of the people. Ju
nius. Doubts make us lose the good we
oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
The fellow who has an axe to griml
is generally looking for some one to
do him a good turn.
He Why does a woman so seldom
remain faithful to her ideals?
She I suppose because the average,
woman prefers to marry.
Herman TCidder maintains outward
ly, an attitude of strict neutrality be
tween Germany and Austria. Kanes
Not content with stories of .'0 cen
timeter howitzers to be made by the
Krupps, the correspondents have rais
ed the figure to (SO or about two feet.
English coast towns must fee! decid
edly nervous. Springlield Republican.
From the military point of view, a
great deal of the fighting in Europe
to date has been defensive, but from
the broader humanitarian standpoint
most of it has been offensive. Man
Elizabeth, Q'.ieen of the Belgians, is
not only a trained nurse, but an M. D.
Those two letters behind her name are
more valuable nowadays than the H.
m. in i rent or it. .now i or!; Kvening
Learn from the beasts the physic of
the held. Pope.
Whoever lives true will love true
Born for a brief space of time, we
regard this life as an inn which we
are soon to leave that it may bo made
ready for the coming guest. Seneca.
The art of life is never to think
you know what other people are feel
ing about you. You are sure to be
The Lord is my rock and my fort
ress, and my deliverer; the God of my
rock; in Him will I trust: He is my
shield, and the horn of my salvation:
my high tower and my refuge, my
Saviour. II Samuel xxii:23.
He who does evil that good may
come, pays a toll to the devil to let
himself into heaven. J. C. Hare.
War, the splendid crime of nations,
whose eulogy is written in blood and
published in groans. Bascom.
It shall come to pass in the last
day that" the mountain of the Lord's
house shall be established in he top
of the mountains, and shall be exalted
above the hills and all nations shall
flow unto it. Isaiah ii :2. . '':
He that is proud of the rustling of
hia silks, like a madman, laughs at the
rustling of his fetters. For, indeed,
clothes ought to be our remembrances
of our lost innocence. Fuller.
The meluichoiy days have come
when the coal dealer becomes a man
cf considerable weight,
Coining events some times cast their
shadows before them to such an ex
tent that the events themselves are
quite throw n into the shade.
We sow a thought and reap an act;
sow an act and reap a habit; sow a
habit and reap a character. Thack
eray. With stuoidity even the gods them
selves struggle in vain. Schiller.
The peroxide blonde proves that all
is not gold that glitters. I
Even the people who lie some times
expect others to stand up for them.
Mrs. Crawford Why don't you ask
your husband's advice?
Mrs. Crabshaw 1 intend to, my I
dear, just as soon as I make up my
mind what I'll ('o. Judge. j
It is not to taste sw t things, but
to do noble and true things, and vin
dicate himself under God's heaven as
a God-made man, that the poorest son
of Adam dimly longs. Show him the
way of doing that, tht dullest day
drudge kindles into a hero. They
wrong man greatly who say he is to
be seduced by ease. Carlyle.
Will the colonel over find his way
back to the front page ?
"Hog and Hominy" graces the sign
board leading to prosperity.
The war seems also to have put the
festive hookworm into a state of in
Railroad employes in New England
are waging a vigorous organization
Chicago women have joined the In
ternational Broom and Whiskmakers'
Union, and are fighting for better
wages. Some of the girls were receiv
ing as low as 53 per week.
There are cases where beautv is not
skin deep. Merely the thickness of
A wife doesn't believe everything
her husband tells her. She just "makes
ram think so.
People should keep their love let
ters if only to remind them that they
were once silly themselves.
Half of the adult males in the Unit
ed States are receiving less than $.100
per year, three-quarters are receiving
loss than S(!00, nine-tenths are receiv
ing less than $S00 per year. Only
ono-twontioth of women toilers re
ceive ?i!00 per year.
Winnipeg printers are out for the
International Convention in 1016 and
their campaign has alreadv begun.
These are the kind of mornings that
take the buckwheat rack.
Last Tuesday a'so marked the exit
of much useless noise.
As we un;!ors.tand it, what each ar
my is trying ti do is to shoot the oth
er on the win-,-.
Figures may not lie. but some of
them get tangled up in statistics.
The girl who steals a nan's heart
is laiblc to get a life sentence at hard
Most of us need the monev because
that is what money is for.
Some people are .is miick as now-
ner and others are as slow as cold mo
lasses. If one-half of a man's schemes turn
ed out according to his preliminary
figures he would have nothing to do
but spend his money.
A Missouri darkey was endeavoring
to sell a mule to a Jefferson City man
who, however, was in doubt as to the
"If," said he, ''this mule is as young
r.s you claim, why is it that he 'bends
so in his knees?"
"Oh, don't let dat little fact worry
you, boss," the negro hastened to sav.
"Dat mule bend at do laigs, but it
ain't due to no age dat he does. De
hones' truf, boss, is dat I ain't had
de money to look after dat mule de
way he oughter been. My stable is
kinder low an' dat mule he been ob
leeged to stand to stoop a little, dat's
all." From Harper's Magazine.
SICK, SOUR STOMACH,
INDIGESTION OR GAS
'Tape's Diapepsin" .Makes Upset
Stomachs Feel Fine in Five Min
utes. Wonder what upset your stomach
which portion of the food did the
damage do you? Well, don't both
er. If your stomach is in a revolt; if
sour, gassy and upset and what you
just ate has fermented into stubborn
lumps; head dizzy and aches; belch
gases and acids and eructate undigest
ed food; breath foul, tongue coated
just take a little Pape's Diapepsin and
in five minutes you wonder what be
came of the indigestion and distress.
Millions of men and women today
know that it is needless to have a bad
stomach. A little Diaper-tin occasion
ally keeps this delicate organ regulat
ed and they .eat their favorite foods
If your stomach doesn't take care of
your liberal limit without rebellion j
if your food is a damage instead of a
help, remember the quickest, surest,
most harmless relief is Pape's Diapep
sin which costs inly fifty cents for a
large case at drug stores. It's truly
wonderful it digests food and sets
things straight, so gently and easily
that it is really astonishing. Please,
for your sake, don't go on and on with
a weak, disordered stomach; it's so
LIVER AND BOWEL;
No More Headache, Bad Colds, :::
Stomach and Constitpation.
Get a ten-cent box now.
i Are you keeping your liver, stom
ach and bowels clean, pure and fresh
with Cascarets or merely forcing a
passage-way with salts, cathartic pills
or castor oil? This is important.
I Cascarets immediately cleanse the
stomach, remove the sour, undigested
and fermenting food and foul gases;
t take the excess bile from the liver and
, carry out of the system the constipat
ed waste matter and poison in the
! Xo odds how sick, headachy, bilious
' and constipated you feel, a Cascaret
j tonight will straighten you out by
morning. They work while you sleep.
I A ten-cent box' from your druggist
(will keep your. head clear, stomach
i sweet and your liver and bowels reg
j ular for months. Don't forget the
.children their little insides need a
gentle cleansing, too.
THE CURSE OF WHISKEY
Let's talk about liquor a minute.
What does it do far us? Says the
One of the hardest lessons to learn
is that if you keep fooling with liquor
it will pin your shoulders to the man.
It is the only wrestling bout that was
never known to fail or even balk.
Whiskey wins every time, yet men
continue to be found who imagine
they can master it. but the first vic
tor is yet to be l'ound. Two prom
inent citizens of this place were once
discussing the drink habit, one of
them had arrived at a stage where he
could not take a drink without getting
drunk: the other could take one drink
or forty in a day and night and show
up in good shape the next morning.
seniom requiring a drink. This gen
tleman said to the down and out man
"If I thousrht I would ever wof
I could take a drink without getting
drum;, i would cut my throat," where
upon the other remarked "Better be
sharpening your knife," and that very
man became the worst drunkard iii
tii-eensboro m his day. The implied
prophecy was fulfilled to the letter.
So much for what whiskey will do
for men who keep drinking it. How
much do we drink in and around San
ford and what does it rnst in 1 At
the express ofiice whiskev is mm i pit
in at the rate of ton e-allnns iwr n.L
210 gallons per month and 2880 gal
lons a vear. Two thousand nin-ht h..
di-ed and eighty gallons, which is a
very ow estimate, is $,5760.00. This
is what Whiskev costs tlli niimmvnit .
in dollars, to say nothing of the men
ial ami physical suhenng that it
causes. Whiskev is a unison but sr..r
people are slow to learn this. How
eve v there isn't hnlf mn.h n-Wdw
lons'imoil in this community as there
was five years i'go. Sanford Express.
CHAMP, THE PHILOSOPHER
Sneaker Chnmn Dark tnl.l n n,it.
ian Endeavor mass meetinn' in Wash
ington city the other day that the
worm is growing steadily better and
He said it nnoereil him t listen
the pessimist or thp murki-al-or w-hn
mouthed of the backwardness nf th
times and the iniquity of public ser
Olio mi'.V not invnvir.hlv !it t,.;U
the genial and hopeful Mr. Clark. But
in i no present case he has snoken a
lhe world is steadilv erowinir hot.
It does not romiire n mental nr mnr.
al microscope to fix that conviction.
Wc hoar of plenty of sin and vice
and graft and public and private
But makinir allowan.-o fnr ,.!, o
in fashions of transme-micr thn,o.
just as much of this vaWagated as-
soiimtiii 01 evil, comparatively speak
ing, in the days of Adam as today.
And today, men collectively and in
dividually, loan mnvn tnwuvl v,V(a
and mnie against vice than at any
nine in me worlds history.
t-oeicty is organized against dis
It is banded acjiinst immm.r.i;(
though it is tindimr that in..
acomplishcd by fundamental educa
tion man iniough flat enactment.
It is enforcing the ban against whis
ky, with the motive the all-impelling
It.-: uhilanthronv is b.as mnnrlKn
It IS less nrurient. mAi'o nra..i;nfl
in its search for righteousnes.
The dematroLrue nml thn miinl,
it is true, still hold high carnival.
They still make high reputations their
targets and denounce and aggitate
without regard to where their reck
less blows may fall.
iut as a whole, these blows weaken.
Mankind becomes stronger, mnrn tni.
erant. There is less room for th
Pharise and the mlnmitv h.i
than in many a good year of grace. ,
FACTS AND FICTION
Experiences of Asheboro Citizens Are
easily Froven to be Facts.
The most superficial inveJ.ii:,tion
will prove that the following state
ment from n resident nf ' AcViohw io
true. Read it and compare evidence
irvm Asneooro people with testimony
of strangers living so far away you
cannot investiff-ate the facta nf th
case. Many more citizens of Ashe-
ooro enuorse uoan s Sidney nils.
Mrs. u. a. Kendall, Church St.,
Asheboro, N. C, says: 'I have used
Doan's Kidnev Pills and T rnn fiirW
them a most reliable remedy for reg
ulating the action of the kidneys and
curing backache. Doan's Kidney Pills
have also been used by others of my
family and the results have always
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills the same that
Mrs. Kendall had. Foster-Milburn
Company, Props., Buffalo, N. Y.
WHY IT RAINS AFTER BATTLE
These Heavy Downpours Have More
Than Once Helped Make History.
It is one of the extraordinary things
of warfare that a big battle invaria
bly produces torrents of rain.
History contains innumerable in
stances, both on land and sea, and on
more than one occasion the storm or
showers that followed an engagement
had no small influence upon the life
We can hardly have a better ex
ample than that recorded in 1388,
when England was threatened by the
great Spanish Armada. After its en
counter with our own fleet it was, as
wo know, struck by a heavy storm,
w hich completed the work of our gal
The soldiers who fought so bravely
under the leadership of Marlborough
at Blemein in the year 1704 had to
suffer the misery of successive down
pours after their brilliant victory.
Marlborough was anxious to follow
up his victory without delay, but
his men were so worn by the fatigue
of the battle and the discomforts
caused by the heavy rains and the con
tingencies of warfare that he was un
able to push on for several days.
On June 15, 1815, the British de
feated the French at Qautre Bras,
and Xapoleon worsted the wiley
Blucher at Ligny, bo.th within meas
urable distance of Waterloo. The
heavy rains which followed these en
gagements made the clayey soil al
most impossible for cavalry manuev-
ers at Waterloo (fought on June 18)
and so crippled the tactics of Napo
leon and greatly assisted those of the
Duke of Wellington. The victory
would have been gained in any case.
but experts are of the opinion that
the rain was an ally of some value.
During the early weeks of the siece
of Sebastopol, in 1854, the roar of
cannon and explosion of bombs was
followed, day by day, by heavy down
pours of rain, until, as we read, our
men stood in the trenches knee-deep
in mud. A terrible gale broke over
the Black Sea anil caused great disas
ter to our transports, and on the
heels of this tempest came a heavy,
steady downpour of rain that brought
death to hundreds of our gallant fel
lows. In yet another instance the heavy
cannonading of a siege brought in its
train a disturbance of the elements.
This was just rrior to the fall of
Plevna, in 1877, when the moisture
of the clouds was turned to snow as
it fell, -and, by increasing the suffer
ings of the besieged, helped to make
Osman come to the determination to
try a last chance for freedom.
The explanation of the rain is com
paratively simple, and has been made
use of for the benefit of agriculture
in various iarts of the world. The
atmosphere is laden with moisture, a
concussion caused by loud reports or
noises will often burst the clouds,
w ith the natural result that tbe drops
of water fall to the earth. This has
been practically tested when farmers
have been groaning over the drought,
and scientists have induced the de
sired rainfall by causing cannon to
be discharged at altitudes varying
with the locality. When, however, the
discharge is continuous, as in battle,
it is obviously more effective.
STICK TO THE FARM
With winter eominc on. nnrl thp
crops safely harvested and stowed
away manw young men of the farms
will be casting longing eyes toward
the groat cities.
Ihev would leave the creen fields
and their pleasures and seek the glare
oi tne electric lights and the allure
ments of the great white way.
Thev would taste nf thp crrontpr
And therein lurks the most haunt
ing peril that confronts our country
today, for the nation is dependent up
on the farmer.
Our population is increasing by
leaps and bounds and millions of ad
ditional mouths must be fed every
From the soil of the farms must
come the produce which sustains the
life and body for the countless thou
sands who throng the cities.
And year by year young men of
the country are leaving the farms
to seek their fortunes in the human
And each one who forsakes the
farm reduces the nrod!ieinir nnniti-
of the country, although our constant
ly increasing population calls for
greater farm production.
loung men oi brains are needed on
the farm. Their presence there
means much to their country a
thousand times more than they real
ize. The city offers but one chance in
a hundred for suppose fni. ovn,
city is alreadv overnonulnterl. nnH fnr(
every joo worm the navmg there are
Today, ns we write this m-tiVlo
erv citv in the rnnntrv is rrnan;nn
under the burden of its unemployed.
many nunorens oi thousands of peo
ple are without bread and wholly de
pendent upon charity. That is the
condition of the great cities today
a condition which should not appeal
to any intelligent young man from
The farm offers the young man a
life of honor, and of peace and of
The glare of the electric light of
fers him. all that he should not have.
Young men of wisdom should stick
to the farm.
Fools have no wisdom.
WHY NOT PUBLISH IT?
When you want a fact to become
generally known, the right way is to
publish it. Mrs. Joseph Kalians, Peru,
Ind., was troubled with belching, sour
stomach, and frequent headaches. She
writes. "I feel it mv lt -n
others what Chamberlain's Tablets
nave l oone ior me. They have helped
my digestion and rimlatat mi
els. Since usinjr them I have been en-
ureiy wwi." ror s&ie Dy all dealers.
NORTH CAROLINA MAN TELLS HOW
HE SAVED HIMSELF FROM DEATH
J. E. Erwin Says Mayr's Stomach
Remedy Brought Him Astonishing
J. E. Erwin, of Winston-Salem, N.
C, was for a long time the victim of
serious disorders of the stomach. He
tried all kinds of treatments and had
One day he took a trial dose of
Mayr's Wonderful Stomach Remedy
and was astonished at the results. The
help sought had come. He wrote:
"I ant satisfied through personal
use of the life-saving powers of your
Wonderful Stomach Remedy. You
have saved my life. I could have
lived but a few weeks more had it
not been for your remedy. I am en
closing a list of friend sufferers who
ought to have some of your remedy."
Mr. Erwin's experience is a proof
of the merit of the remedy. Just such
enthusiastic letters come from thou
NEED OF A PUBLIC DEFENDER
Mr. West Urges the Institution of an
Office Which Will Provide for a De
fender for the Poorer Class.
There is a certain fraternal order
in our state that has for one of its
cardinal principles the lifting up of a
man who is down in distress and trou
ble. Not to push him further down
and add to his agony, but to lift up
and try to help him lead a better life.
Don't you think the idea should be
copied by all our institutions, and es
pecially a public institution like our
To the point I mean that if we wish
ed to help the poor down-trodden, and
ignorant of the law, don't you think
you should start agitation for a Pub
lic Defender, to take their part in all
courts and defend them with as much
effort and zeal as the prosecuting at
torneys use in their attempt to con
vict every case brought up for trial?.
low, for instance, take one of our'
citizens of the poorer class and let
charges be preferred against him, the
evidence in which was merely circum-,
stantial, let the case lay over for three
or four days, and give our papers a
chance to publish their scare-head
write-ups, what chance do you thing
this man would have to clear himself
if he did not have legal talent to ren-
resent him? Justice is now so ex
pensive that it is entirely beyond the
reach of the poor man, and unless we
provide a Public Defender in our
courts to look after our poorer class
of citizens, and defend them the same
as the prosecutor prosecutes them,
we are liable to lose our world-wide
reputation for justice and freedom. A
Public Defender is what we need, and
need bad. Let us all see what can be
done in regard to establishment of
such an office.
CHAS. H. WEST.
Wilmington, N. C.
Best Cough Medicine For Children
"Three years ago when I was living
in Pittsburgh one of my children had
a hard cold and coughed dreadfully.
Upon the advice of a druggist I pur
chased a bottle of Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy and it benefitted him
at once. I find it the best cough med
icine for children it is pleasant to
take. They do not object to taking it.'
writes Mrs. Lafayette Tuck, Homer
City, Pa. This remedy contains no
opium or narcotics, and may be given
to a child as confidently as to an adult.
Sold by all dealers.
Selling stocks and bonds to 'RiirnriP-
ans who may want their money at in
convenient times constitutes a kind of
entangling alliance that Ge. Wash
ington overlooked. Chicago News.
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We have put a little more
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latest improved manufacturing ideas with much attention
paid to the little details that eo so far to insure huo-v satisfac
tion and long service.
For Sale by
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Asheboro, N. C.
WE ARE ABLE
And willing: to do everything
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BANK OF RAMSEUR
sands of others in all parts of the
country who have found relief in the
use of this remarkable treatment
The first dose proves no long treat
ments. Mayr's Wonderful Stomach Remedy
clears the digestive tract of mucoid
accretions and removes po.sonous
matter. It brings swift relief to suf
ferers from stomach, liver and bowel
troubles. Many say it has caved them
from dangerous operations and many
are sure it has saved their lives.
We want all people who have
chronic stomach trouble or constipa
tion, no matter of how long standing
to try one dose of Mayr's Wonderful
Stomach Remedy one dose will con
vince you. This is the medicine so
many of our people have been taking
with surprising results. The most
thorough system cleanser ever sold
Mayr's Wonderful Stomach Remedy is
now sold by Standard Drug Company
PRUNING FRUIT TREES
Pruning is almost prehistoric in or
igin and is popularly supposed to be
the kindergarten operation in fruit
growing, yet as now practiced it is a
hit and miss cutting, sawing, choD
ping and shearing out of shoots.twigs
branches and limbs, designated bv
such expensive terms as "cutting
back, heading in," dehorning," and
thinning out the wood." There must
always be a difference in the deTails
mng' there are a few gen
eral facts and practices which every
one who prunes should commit to
rfonoy;.s:TheSe' briCfIy Stated'
of Th? plant increases the vi?r
Summer pruning decreases the vig,
or of the plant.
Prune weak growing varities heav-
lightly r Strng growing sorts
6u?KrUning indUCCS the growth of
Heaw nfiminn. .. i
fruiting. ' ,vung lrees deIays
1 . " Ui lne iree; some
fruits bear on this year's wood, oth
ers on last year's wood and still oth-
VS?h ? gi P"nin must
take this into account.
a man can care for his trees bet
ter if he makes a sharp distinction
between nnmnir anA
rri ,. naming trees.
lhe operations of pruning, as given
above, have to do with the modifica
tion of the vigor and fruitfulness of
the plants but training, properly
speaking aims to keep the trees in
manageable shape. Training them as
to whether highheaded or low head
ed, open centered or close centered,
one storied or to storied, depends
IZ l"c conveniences and
the whims and prejudices of the grow
er. Tt ia .
IZ i. j """"u,y mure important
that a definite idea be chosen and ad
hered to than that any particular
choice be made. New Y'ork State De-
nsrfmAnf A 1
Remarkable Cure of Croup
"Last winter when mv littia w.
croup I got him a bottle of Chamber-
auiB ougn nemedy. i honestly be
lieve it saved his life,' writes Mrs. J.
B. Cook, Indiana, Pa. "It cut the
phlegm and relieved hiff coughing
spells. I am most o-mtfi
una remeay nas clone for him."
sale by all dealers.
Bear in mind that rhnmhi:
Tablets not only move the bowels but
improve tne appetite and strengthen
the digestion. For snle byalldoalers.
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than sc(mfH noocacarv inrn