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Miee Beseie Lewie, student ta the
High school at El wood, lad., died of
pneumonia as a result of over-exert
ing herself in an effort to escape a
An army of mosquito-eating bate
will be turned loose at San Antonio,
Tax., next month in an effort to put a
crimp in the activities of the germ
laden mosquito population. It ia de
clared one bat will eat 1 .OtxT'tooequl
toee a day.
The State department ia negotiat
ing for the exchange of cotton for
potash In order to secure an abundant
supply at fertiliser for Southern
states. The proposal of Ureal Bri
tain to blockade all German ports may
interfere with the plan.
An Amsterdam dispatch says the
total booty of the Teutonic allies dur
ing the II months of war is summed
np in Vienna ns follows: tyarly
000,000 prisoners, 10,000 guns, 40000
suschine guns, while 470000 square
hi loos a tors of enemy territory has busn
Fifty thousand men are to be add
ed to the personnel at the British
navy and in addition 800,000 have bean
placed at the disposal at the admiral
ty. 'This la looked upon la some quar
tan aa a preliminary step toward the
laying of a blockade on the entire
The House of Repreesntabvea has
agreed to appropriate 9900,000 to he
used in fighting the cl true canker.
The campaign will be mad* by the
Department of Agriculture end more
funds will be provided la the agricul
tural appropriation bill. The work
will be started ia Florida.
Kepreacetatlr* Bn Johnson, of
Kentucky, hss introduced a Mil in the
Boon* of peprsaentatJvaa suggesting
• tax at $ la gallon on gasoline sold
at Bon them IB cents a gallon. Ha
declares this will be an affective
means far chock lug the exactions at
the Gasoline trust.
The town of Garrettevllle, Bees, is I
about to consolidate its four churches
into a single community body, nutt
ing la one building end under the earn
of a single clergyman. Tha denomi
nation* that will combine are Congre
gational, Bethodlat Episcopal, Bap
tist and Christian.
Confessing that on tha night at has
baby's birth aha had slipped out of
tho house and thrown tha infant into
a well. Him Bernice Smith, of De
catur. miss, whoa confronted with
tha recovered body, explained to au
thorities that bar act hod boon eauaed
by faar that tha fathar at tha child
would carry sot alleged threats to kill
bar on lass she made away with tha
Tha Mother*' comncil of Dallas.
Teat, has dad dad to submit bids for
tho bar privileges of tha state fair.
Half a million paoplg visit tha exhibi
tion annually and tha saloon man
who gate tha liqaor-eelling right pays
BMOO to B&.S04. The Methmu* eetm
eil will raise a fund to buy the aaleen
right and publicly burn tha oontract.
If tijpir plan succeeds. The fair Is
owned by the people at Dallas.
A bill to make war munitions pay
for the proposed national defense has
bean Introduced in tha United States
Senate by 8snator Robinson, of Ar
kansas. Who would tax Ugh explos
ives two cents e pound and levy an ex
cess tax of |600 on each manufactur
er of explosives. The b01 also fixes
an ed valorem tax of ten per cent ec
Implements of war aad vessels of el]
kinds. It exempts materials manu
factured for the United States.
According to Oerman army estl
matars, more than 160,000 at their
men have been killed by Americas
—ammunition and lOQjOOO wmd4
ed. -This etetpment is made by Bob
ert U. Mania, of New York city, who
haa Juat returned from a lengthy stay
in Getaway. “I found many Ger
mans**, ha said, “who thought we had
net given their eeuutry a square deal.
They say Germany's feeling toward
the United States haa always hem
one ef close friendship."
Ganmay'k campaign in Egypt is
masting with ahetaciea. awwdiig to
English reports, due to the iaek af
coal to operate tha railroad which tha
Oaamaaa bars constructed southward
through Syrto to the edge of the dm
eat Approaching tha Baas —1 TWa
task of seal haa led the Germans to
raapan the aid Turkish mlnee to Sy
ria, Seed by tha Boat an*, but abandon
ed by/ham 1,000 years ago. A large
force of Turkish U bore re is engaged
to developing the mines.
“One of the greatest onetadied
pwihlmna which needs immediate at
the seat of distribution ofTrmtoet*."
aaid Baeratary of Commerce Bedftetd
to ■ Afrinlag a stab at Madiseo. Wis.
"It coats mors to more ataai par tea
then* blocks from the- Brooklyn desks
than ta transport It M* miioa fna
rmahaig. it aosta mors to deliver
Consider the yeuag mao. He goeth
faith fa the morning and bleweth Mm*
seif to gfad raiment.
And the panto thereof are two «*•
blti from the ground.
Be wrappath hi* aakiee la hi that
an white aa th* HJy aad aa near silk
aa the basaara will sail for one quar
ter of a shekel.
Behold the shirt. It hath cuffs that
are soft aad that tarneth back.
And his necktie ahricketfa like un
to a 42-centimctar shell.
And hia gloves arc of the akin of
th* chamois. Yellow an the gloves
and the stitching thereof la black,
and are aoau kid.
Be wceroth a lid of fun and th.
bow thereof la cuts and followed on
Yea, he looketh like one thousanc
I shekels, but alas, all ia not as It accm
For, behold he meateth at the
apothecary'! a maiden with eyes Uke
the gazelle aad with laahee of miu
night And the maiden pretendeUi
that aha bath bat rreo now aakad
tha dark of the fountain to mix her
a nut sundae. But aha will auffer th<
young man to blow her off on*.
Aad behold, whan tha eaadnes art
W tha young man tippetk the dark
a wink aad peaeed out gaily with tbe
And tha d*rk U on. U< knoweth
that tha yauag man ia brake
And will tha young man slip the
dark tha twenty peoo*. Yea. avan
•a, as soon aa Ma father's paaaiou
Consider tha azaldac, Lo, though
tha wind bUwath aad chUleth, aha
wee rath upon her feat sandal* th.i
are low aad hoaa that are silk.
w nec* PI MI gown OXiSteth
•Ot. Yat aha swaareth that aba la
a* warm aa toast.
S»a goefh 'forth into tbs highways
and aha carrteth a party box.
And tkaruln ara many things wbara
wltb to kalanmirta bar countenance.
Puffs tharn art aad tha akin of tha
thamola aad many pigmaata whlu
aa tha IlUaa of Hahttm aad rad aa fh*
•vtning afcisa oear Jordan.
Sho maketh op wham aha liatath
and carath not who obeerreth.
Aad though bar Ups became as
pomegranatas, yet aha daniath that
there ia any color ia tha stuff.
With a gaaa of reproof aha taHath
thee that it ia aa camphor ioe, that
ia tinted oat.
Aad, beheld aha pnttsth it over
She goeth forth at sight and aha
taagoeUi until tha dawn ia on tlw'
Mountains aad the morning braaaaa
tha cedars, aad aka ia not a Jab
But whan bar mother beggeth bar
to go up iato tha market place for a
csbU of calico, la, aha withereth up
on tha Maa.
Wondrous an tha ways uf a aaaid
m—Tha KirkaviDa Index.
The anti-mill tariete mod U have
eweriocked the Salvation Army.
Tha secret ballot will soon ba a back
number with women becoming Tatars.
Perpetual motion has bean found at
hat. Tha man whs discovered it has
• wife and twelve daughter*.
The candidate thinks more about
food reads whan ha uranta to pave bU
way lata office than ha does after
If tbs war In Europe continues an
other couple of years, dieanuamant
will bacorna mighty popular with tha
tax-payers over there.
•■ " proposed u> nave congress in
■aarinn and thia Just aa
**d pnadan were claim*
iag the world waa getting better.
Th* man whe said there la no coa
acctlon between poverty aad erime
wat be right. There an many times
■ora bankers in jail than newspaper
The wholesale price of stool bora
hae dropped, so it ■ said, aad the eee*
aaealoal housekeeper srlll tee that toe
■eta the has at when doing the family
The chief objection to ear booking
■yntam la that the maa who besot
any money cant gat any, while the
■an who has plenty of It eaa always
A for bmc news paper maa ie preel
dent of a college. If he. imparts to
ths students mrerythlag he leaned as
a newspaper maa, some wall trained
jraong man and woman are going to
be turned oat into the world.
The fact that a women la married
to not t* her her from teaching la
Oregon. From experience with her
own children tbe mother should be bet*
That cm Mm, aod Jwt owo, m
■■fflcltot MMpMMwtkw for Aft Mto*
»oMk h* hod straw UwMtlu 4*.
f«AM of Mn. Bartha SpoiisM .
widow, who toM bar Mary to • My ta
Davaaport, Iowa, la oiiowor to tha
■wit of UlOtoM Brown, a waalthy far
»or. who want* Ms aatotoot.Ua back.
Tko Mr wa* iatorwatad to daaida
whotbor or oot tha Uaa of a widow ti
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KEEP YOUR SMOES NEAT
THE UNIVERSAL CAB
Built oo the proven Ford Vanadium Steel
ehaaeie, the Ford Sedan adds comfort and ex*
chiefveneae to durability, rimpUdty and econ
omy of operation and matntenanrw about two
oenta a mile. A real family ear tlwt fills all
soda] demands. Appeals strongly to women
who drive. The Seden la 9740; Ooupelet 1800;
Runabout $800; Touring Oar $440; Town Oar
$640. f. a lx Detroit On ante at
Mercantile & Machine Co.
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b Real Life Inmiraiiee ^nt It*a Different.
Yon die to ret the one ,and If you don’t
ret the other yon are Bhble to die. Both
are deeirable, only one b abeolutely neeee
aary, and that b your d^ur foonranee. The
pretty part about It ta that you don't* hare
togpay for it, all. you l^ar* to do b buy
here whei “ ruarantee
BLUE’S DRUG STORE
THE HAMLET' HOSPITAL
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YOU tANTMltS (TINOUR
5TORr. QUB AIM IS 7t>
FOR LIFE- THATtf OUR
Aim* our price is low
OUR GOODS ARE HO REST
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WE PUT THIS ADVERTISEMENT IN THE PAPER
SO YOU COULD SEE IT. WE HAVE OUR TINE
STOCK IN OUR STORE So YOU CAN SEE IT. WE
WILL 5E PLEASED TO 'SHOW YOU, WHETHER
YOU M/Y OR NOT. WE HAVE CONFIDENCE IN OUR
GOODS AND WE KNOW WE HAVE THE PRICE
RIGHT. IF YOU SEC THIS AD AND SEE OUR
GOODS, YOU WILL SEE WE HAVE TOLD THE
PLANTERS TRADING CO.
A Bank With The Strength Of
The eouodaeei cl Ala beak is enhanced by Aa cam
eervatJvepoHey pareaed by its cAoem in the making
of loans. It therefore becomea the enfant of all
plaeae far the ears of roar aaviege, upon which it
pays iatorost at Aa rata of 4 per aaat par uuram.
This beak invitee jftn to haaome oet of its vapidly
growing family of patreaa. aad of era you every
facility oooaieteot wiA aafe, aoond aad ecaaarvattva
SCOTLAND COUNTY SAVINGS BANK
Laurinbnrg, North Carotina
DO YOU PAY
YOUR BILLS BY CHECK?
And thue have a record of each and army
aiBoont expanded together with a receipt for
the amount paid ?
If not. you need a checking account with
thie bank. It la tho aafeat way, the meat
con venient and aathfhctory method a# traaa>
acting aH boclneee payment*.
We win be piece ed to have you make thie
bank your place of depoatt.
First National Bank
Ltariikvf, N. C.
How Is Your Appetite?
Ye* you will And people around here whoee
appetite* are eel of the boot
Bat then, yea will eko Sad boom people who
do not bp y their groeeriee tram a*
. On thf other haad. you will Sad a great oeeey
of oar people who eever lode far oa appetite,
whoee dbreetiooio newer impaired. wbeaia enjoy
ing life to the fallen extent.
And you will Sad a root number of people
hwaoboote who BUY THSR GROCERIKB PROM
WWeh ohm are yea la T
Which dg^edo you waat to bo la T
D. M. GILLIS 00.