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Wilmington fir—wi had the novel
duty ef turning the bOM on Cape Fear
river via that well-known (trees
waa abiaae Saturday. Aa eil tank*
tteaser had spilled a generous epleah I
af lr—sins on the water aad this had,
drifted Into a dip. When a negro
started a Are oa shore and threw the
blaring welch overboard the effect eraa
a startling sheet of flame on the wat
er, endangering much valuable prop
arty. The blear, however, eras extin
guished before it had more than
searched a scow and the wharf.
The North Carolina National Guard
at present has a personnel af VU of
ficers and 8,026 enlisted men, fully
equipped and can he mustered in 12
hours, according to Adjutant General
Laurence Young. General Young
said he could recruit each company to
the full war strength of 160 mao in
Because the convicted man was
paralysed, Judge W. M. Bond in On
slow county Superior court at Jack
sonville Saturday changed the sen
tence of Claud Suggs, second degree
murderer, from 20 year* to 10 yaara
shortly before adjourning the court
for the term. Solicitor H. E. Shaw
said Suggs submitted to a eecond de
gree verdict. About the 25th of De
cember last Suggs killed bis father -
in-law, J. J. James. The slayer bad
been in an altercation with a brother
of hie wife, and the elder James tried
to intervene. In the heat of passion
Suggs shot the old Bum. Claud
Suggs lived in Kinston several yaara
ago. He waa a laborer. Rather re
markable in the fact that within the
past few mouths Suggs, hie father
and his mother all have been stricken
with paralysis, each being afflicted in
the left aide of the body.
Contractors are now busy equip
ping Raaford with a water and sew
erage system that will give a much
needed Die protection and put the
town in the ranks with those at much
larger population. The water will be
secured from artesian wells and la so
»ure end so thoroughly Altered by the
sand that no artificial filtration plant
will be needed.
Holts county will probably have a
congressional aspirant in Stats Sena
tor J. W. Johnson, who is regarded aa
ona of the ablest men in the district
says a Hanford dispatch. For state
senator hs had no opposition In the
Democratic primary, and Uw ReptibH
eans evidently fait that they would bo
so badly beaten that they did not nom
inate a candidate to oppose him.
A thief-proof chickrd house has
bean’invented by Mr. G. T. William
son, city electrician, of Wilmington.
A Mr. Sharpe, who lives a few miles
north ef Statesville, had a narrow n
cape from a horrible death Saturday.
He was assisting in the operation of
a traction engine which was passing
through Statesville, when his cloth
ing waa caught by the machinery and
be was drawn into the Mg cog wheels
of the tractor. His senates caught
tAe ear of the engineer immediately
and the engine waa stopped just as his
head was being drawn between the
eogs Had the engine moved six inch
es further hie heed would have been
crushed to jelly. As it waa he raft
farad acre tehee and bruises on hun
shoulder and hand, ona ear being lsc
avated. Ha waa taken immediately
to a nearby drag store where Ha
Wounds wet* dressed by a physician.
Playmate* at Waahloyton diara*.
^H»7| McUhraay, 11, mm of W.
by a awiny rap* which had b#eo«n*
entangled about Ua seek, eay ■ a Kin
■tan dlapateh. Hi* feat wan touch
iny the yreond, the body ewaytay at
an aayla. They eat him down and
rtutad apeaking him with paddUa,
Bdnhbiy ha waa trying ta foal then.
A man paaetny by aaw that th* bay
lot duBnioi. Ht' HUawmd u
doctor. Th* rietiai waa uaconedoo*
aavan hoar*. H* will raeorer.
A aoHd eariaad af honey beae [—t
ad thraayb Maw Bern Saturday an
f*t* tram Nalma, Pamlico county, t*
Bandy Oraas Th* ban wow being
■hlppad by W. P. Babinaan and ray
newted only a email portion of tha
adilhma of thaao laaaeta which he ha*
cn hie plan*. Just how many million
bora thorn were in th* ear can only
h* ynrarad at and the yu*a*#* ranged
from *,000,000 an 'ay.
Stafford DaaMa, aged 11, aon of an
employe of th* Beat hern railway
AeQiavlUa, waa ran over and fatally
hart Saturday amcniny by an auto
araWIa owned and drirrn by V. B.
Hradaiara. Th# bay wae Ukeo t* th*
heayltal wham ha dtad ana hear after
tha aaaidant. It i* etetad bj wttneaa
« Out tha hay waa attempt!ay ta
aatah a at rant ear or tha blind aid*
tijra^haran directly In front of tha
*••** tabMghAprfrtT, tharawrty
aanmmdan t* b* b*M April ta, and
tha prMtnaO aiaatiayi April M.
Vernon W. Payh, aha* Saott, tha
grant aaOttar of Ora Dopant Pawder
Omap iay, a* Hapawall, who waa ir.
Htodrt* kustiag.laig* to Eastern
of Mbtfet extradition Mud (mtrfl
w recently convicted and
sentenced to Prince Georg* circuit
court hi Virginia. Th* Virginia Jury
gave th* young man a sentence of
See year* in th* penitentiary.
Becnnee of unlm to the State in
the attempt to aireat David Brans,
the Pttt county ocnvirt, who alow Jo*
McOlawhem, on* of th* guard*, and
shot down R. A. Smith, Governor
Locke Craig hue granted a pardon to
William Langley, now serving a tom
in Pitt county.
Wilmington is slated for a place o«
one of th* 4> routes which are being
eon side red by Postmaster General
Burleson ns aeroplane mall routes to
bo tried at an experiment to determ
ine the availability of aerial trans
portation for carrying mails in vari
ous climates and under varying coos
dltlons of weather. Seven routes, six
In Alaska and one in Maaaachueetta,
have been determined upon for im
mediate experimentation. Th* coo
tract* for the carrying of th* mails
on these routes will be let May 1*.
If these experiments prove sueceeaful,
the aerie] trnnaportatidh of mails will
be extended to the other 41 route*.
Wilmington is named as on* of th*
five cities on th* aeeosMl lap ef two
routes that will give through service
between Key West and Washington,
D. C. The tout section starting at
Key West, includes a stop at Jack
sonviUe, another at Savannah and th*
lest at Charleston. There the second
route begins taking hi Wilmington,
then Norfolk, then Richmond and end
ing at Washington.
Claud* Sons, who killedhU father
in-law, J. J. James, in Onalow county,
daring the Christmas holiday*, Thurs
day submitted to a verdict of second
degree murder, in Superior coart at
Jacksonville, and was saateneed to the
State's prison for 20 years.
The Raleigh police captured an au
tomobile Thursday night laden with
four hundred pints of whiskey that
had been brought from a Virginia'
city not yot specified for a Raleigh
blind tiger. The machine was driven
by Frank King, wbo assumed all re
sponsibility, although there were two
other young mm in the machine with
News has been received at Fuquay
Springs telling of tbs burning of the
homo of a colored aaan by the name
of William Jones, a few days ago, in
an Isolated comer of Holly Springs
Township. It is reported that the.
man’s wife bad gone to a neighbor’s
to do some washing, locking her two
small children in the bouse for safe
keepiag while uway. When she re
turned she found the house in flames,
and was unable to rescue the babies,
who perished in th? flames.
Truly, in view ef the hog and hom
iny propaganda, importance being
attached to pig raising, the^ porker
la getting swell, aa par this turn in
the esteemed Laorinburg Exchange:
"Dr. W. C. Caldwell, veterinarian,
received a call from the country one
day this week. Upon reaching his
destination, be found that his patient
waa a sick hog. A diagnosis of the
ease reveal »d the fact that the porker
haa a wen developed ease of the
A hog having mumps—that is tha
animal species—is a new one on on,
but we do not pose as an authority.
However, wa ■nppoas the hog does
net know that man has angina pee
LA UR INBUBO'S RRPLT.
Laariahurg Accepts the Evidence and
Many Laorinburg Readers WIU
WM«h U the mm weighty .proaf—
a few words from a lanUng real
dant, whom we knew arid reaped, or
volume* from strangers hi distant
terns? There can be enly one reply.
Mra. W. X*. Bogsa,' Laurfnburg.
•eye: “A younger mmsbor of our
femOy was a great sufferer from In
flammation of the ‘•'-fit tt and kid
neys- This trouble mammrsd when
ehe was two yean old. The first at
tack nearly killed her. For tcreipl
months she was confined to bed and
her body waa terribly bloated. At
ttmce the kidney* didn't act at aD ond
the kidney secretions rnulal.1 sedi
ment and wdre very painful in pass
age. Her beck wad so am that aha
eeroamod if anyone touched It. It
seamed as though her whole, system
was as (Iliad with poteoa that arary
Ut of her body waa diseased. I tried
eeerythlng, area deetmd, bat noth
ing had aay effect. Finally 1 gam
bar Dean’s Kidney Mis and in a few
days. I could see a dungs She im
fForwd rapidly aad gfter taking about
twehra boxes, waa teetered to good
health. She la now rig years eld and
Our Scrap BasIkeC
Out out the hern.
You've blawa U ataadtly
“What la the weald are yea trying
to do, auntie 1" naked Both, oaring haa
aunt trying ta stuff a tag Into a
aaaan crack where the window was
“Wall, I'm trying to An this crack,
can't you aaeT" answered the woaurn,
“If I were yon," answered Both, T
would merely dampen n place of nd
hcaive plaster and paste K along the
crack. That will keep oat ovary Ut
of wind, and will etreogthea the glaes,
“Floe," exclaimed her aunt "That’s
just what I’ll do." And ahe did.
Win and Otherwise.
Children make sweet music in a
heme uetil they get Mg enough to
take piano lessons.
Perhaps the boy who plays marbles
for heaps may be giving away librar
ies in after years.
It Is said that a cat baa nine liras—
bat that la nothing to the number of
Urea of a great man—sold by sub
It’s always safe to name n baby
boy William. If ho bacomoa a good
boy people may call him Willie, and
If he doesn't they can call him BUI.
A Chicago tan says that if ws would
take an hour’s nap each noon wa
would add that much to our lire*.
What good would that do ua if wc art
going to sloop It all away to start
Hite of Informs ties.
Tit* United States nary will estab
lish a wireless station on Caps Cod
especially equipped to guide vassals
along the Atlantic coast In time of
The Road la HelL
An ol<l document Issued by the
school board at Lancaster, Ohio. In
1828, and brought to light by being
recently" published In “Railway En
gineering." brings a bread smile to
our faces as ws read it, but how many
of ua will make application to our
own time? Hera It is: “Your are
welcome to oae the school house to de
bate all proper questions in, but such
thiaga as railroads and telegraphs am
impossibilities and rank fnildaiitsea.
There is nothing In the word of God
about them. If Cod has designed that
hie intelligent creatuise should travel
at the frightful speed of 15 miles as
hour, by steam, he would have dearly
foretold through bis holy prophets.
It is a device of Satan to load immoral
souls down to heU."
Patrata aa Engagement King.
Bow to place an engagement ring
on the Anger of a woman who had
unusually largo knuckles waa tba
problem which, until recently, both
ered a California ranchman and nrra
P>«d ““7 thought-laden days and
rmtlew night*. Tha finger* worn of
normal aim except Juet at the joints,
hen re a ring that would go on
waa too largo whan In poeltion.
The Mibjoet waa atadied from every
conceivable angle, and tha ftngeee
meaanrad and remeasured and preen
ed for boon, with a view of reducing
the obstruction, bat with little effect.
At law, juw a. matter* were a*.
* desperate Wat*, the Cali
fornia man Invented a ring that could
be taken apart and adjnsted to the
Anger and then fastened togetbw with
twe minute pina. A mine fate leek
and key eaa be need ‘prtMil of the
pine, in ceea there should over be
danger-of the ring being ‘-ay aie l
with. A patent for tba ileilm hae
bten leaned by the United state* pat
ent ofBee, and Oapid la new raUtltiJ to
be tanked among the lavra tore
CALOMEL BAUTATK8 AMD
makm toc mac.
Acte Llk« Dynamite an a Alaggfai
Livar and Too Un a Day's
. ✓ -
Thom's no reason why a person
•kowld take tickanlng, aaUvnttn* cal
•mri when M cents hoyn a targe bot
tle of Dotem’e Uvar Tona a perfect
substitute for calomel.
It <a a plaatfbnt vegetable liquid
whkh will start yonr liver Jnet aa
aarsly aa caloasol, but It doaent make
you aiek and nan not salivate.
Children and grown folks can taka
Dadaonh Uvsr Tone, because it la per
feetiy harmlaas "*
Calomel la a daagarwaa drag. It
■ ■MTenry aad attaeke yowr bones.
Taha a does of naaty calomel today
aad yoa win feet weak, elek and naus
eated tomorrow. Dent lose . day's
WortL Take a spoonful at Dodson's
Uvar Tone taetasd aad you will waka
■P feallag graat. No mom bWous
aalM, seated tongue or nv —■
|Ymr druggtaC eay* «f you dent And
Dotes* Urn Tone ante hotter than
hemfUe mime el pour money la endt,
tug lor yam—Adv. ^
W# wish to an sou nee to the
public that we are in tbe
market to buy anythin* you
have in the way of eeooud
'Phone or call in to ee* ua.
THE YELLOW STORE
L*arinbar?, N. CL
'Phone No. 148.
Two Story Dwelling on
Church street $3,760.
One story, 6 Room Dwell
ing on Middleton Heights
One Building Lot 10# by
300 on McRae street $1,860.
The shore property must
be sold, and is going to be
If you are interested see,
Insurance and Real Estate
HINTON JAKES. Pres.
W. S. DUNBAR. Sec. A Tress.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE AND
bale of real estate.
By virtue of the power contained
*•*«*«« deod «*ecoted
by Mitch ill Allan and Langdon Allen
to Atlantic Treat nod Hanting Com
P«“y. datod September 1st, 1»18, and
taoMded in. tha office of the Register
<ft D«P of Scotland Comity in Book
*j P«0 «•». and in the often of tha
Bogistor of Deads of Richmond Coo*.
®«* «*. nt page 1**, default
Having bean nude in the payment of
the debt thereby secured, the under
signed will on Tuesday, the 4th day
or April 1*18. at 12:00 o'clock noon
at the Court House door in lands,
burg, N. C, expose to male for cash
at public auction to the hlgbeot bid
der two certain trncta or parcels of
land situs tod in tha Coantfeo at
Scotland and Richmond, in tha State
of North Cere line, In Laurel Hill and
Beaverdam Townships, which said
tracts of land are described in the
mortgage dood aforesaid aa follows:
teas % ^MrsaJt
2f P*#■ Richmond Countyin
Book 78, page 80S, far a minute do
sen prion if rfaiek reference to ber£
doodad to Frederick T. Oman and
Bjd*h W- Feire by D. L. Gore and
•»* *T *• T. Ontoe and wife
to Balpfc W. Page rim tret dead bo
We make quality oefr hobby and when yoa get
anything from aa that is shy on Quality (bot yoa
never do this) we wont you to send 4t hack. We
want to know what it is so that it won't ever hap.
Qaality in what you sot is what every careM
person wants. If a the things that yoa eat'that
makes brain and brawn and if you don't eat the
right things (the purest things) yen get Ike oppo
Our traceries are bought (tor the Rarest, ckan.
eet that Is possible to get, and this is the kind yea
get from this shop.
We fcandie any and everything that dviUsed
people eat, and every artkie Is the pwreet. And
too, the cost is no more.
OUR MEAT MARKET
In our Meat Market, which is always perfectly
dean, yoa will find the choicest Steaks, Chapa.
Roasts, and anything yon would expect a Meat
Market to hare is stock.
When yen ’phone your grocery orders, remem
ber that we can fll your meat orders as weO.
McLaurin & Shaw
For the convenience of parties wanting my
Cantaloupe Seed and not wanting to came eat
^0BSe^r } !uit* arrangements with D.
0. ft W. D. Wright to haven supply of my need on
hand at their store all the time, and they will
pleasure in weighing out any amount you may
want and making a record of them.
Remember that I boy no mad. I grow all that I offer
j. l. McKinnon
. COUPON FOR
CHARLOTTE C3RVER BARGAIN SUBSCRIPTION
Cbaslottb, N. C.
Find endowd>--- for whieh tend THE
CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, Drily end Sooday. by mil to tbe un
dersigned toei.-j.-:--- - ■___-jBoWfca
StorR. F. D.___ **—»■ as M
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TutflA--n- - - -—- - | Yu, ty,
1 Remit by Cbeek or Postal Order. Money gate loaf in the mails.
Orders accepted under thia special rata ooly daring Special
Du gain Period.
THE HAMLET HOSPITAL
on «. r f **ttu inwmain
Hamlet, N. C.
A thoroughly equipped Institution far the
adentlfie treatment of X-Ray, Medical and Surgi
cal Cases. Trained Naraes famished.
Special attention given to the Surgical OoodMoa of tha
Ear. Note and .Throat