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Odd sad Cari— Hawwlsi Threngh
eat the Ceantry.
Eighteen hundred sheep, owned by
a leakiest of SUnAaU, On., contract
ed pauida aad dtad while being
driven in for wintering to a range on
palaon river aaar Lewiston, Idaho. ■
Gerald ins Henrietta Peterson, two
and one-half years old, gave a piano
recital In Portland. Ora., on March
16. On the programme won “Der
Crate Walts,’* by Blederman, and
"Bloatte," by Grieg.
Thirty-six rabbits and chickens
wars tori and two buildings arere
burned in Columbus, O., whan a rab
bit with hia fur on fire ran into hie
nest. The rabbit caught An whan
near an oil stove that exploded.
Trench, a small agricultural village
la the north of England, has sent all
Its rase, 66 out of a population of 800
to the front, which is said to be a
higher per centaga than any other
town in Greet Britain can boast.
Every man in Coram, Cal., will hold
a city office after the coining munici
pal election in April. Co ram, once a
populous mining camp, lx now the
smallest Incorporated city in the
stote, with a population of S4, only 9
of wham era men.
May 1 will bo bargain day for bach
elor! in Now Brunswick, N. J. City
Clark McLaughlin has announced that
oa that day he win pay tho license
feet for all those who wish to be mar
ried, taking the money out of hia own
pocket. McLaughlin is a bachelor.
Policeman Edward Maher, of Chi
cago, tripped and fell down a flight
of steps, picked himself up, brushed
hia clothes and walked a square to
the station. Later H waa found that
hia right lag had boon broken above
tho knee and hia left leg fractured
at the ankle.,
Realising that be waa gradually
dying Karl Kellams, of Evansville,
Iod., three days before his death,
asked his wife to buy a black mourn
ing dreas and vail so that ho could
see her as she would appear at hia
funeral. To satisfy him, Mrs. Kal
ians dressed in mourning and stood
at tats bedside.
“1 love you and I want to get mar
ried, but I’m too buoy,” wrote John 7.
Higgins, a business man of Star City,
W. Va., to Mias Ina Birt, of Billings,
Mont. “Wall, this is leap year and
I’ll go to you,1* Miss Birt wrote back.
So said, to dons. Tbs girl traveled
2,000 miles and the couple were re
1 * Mia. Sid Colllna who came from
' 'Australia to erect a monument over
tho grave of her husband at Water
loo, la., swore out a warrant for his
arrest instead, having loarnod that ha
was not dead but had been living
with another woman somewhere In
Indiana. Mrs. Collini waa on her way
to the United States when she re
ceived a latter, stating that her hus
band bad diod and had bean buried
William Handaber, M years old, of
Wilmington, Dal., ta charged with the
murder of Percy O. Mattson, at whose
funeral be odViatod at a pallbearer.
Bis arrest followed a statement to the
police by Mrs. Mattson who said
Bandsber admitted that be bnd at
tacked her husband, oayried hie un
eonaetoes ten to a river and held
the heed inbmwgsd until he wee eure
kia victim was dead. Handaber de
nies the murder.
Vstsrinariaaa were unable to diag
nose the illness that recently result
ed In the daath of a eow owned by T.
W. Withrow, a farmer living near
Beckley, W. Va., so a poet-mortem ex
amination waa marts Enough nails,
tacks, ptaoes of wire, and odds and
anda wart found in tha animal’s stom
ach to start a small Hardware store.
It waa haHevad that tha junk was eol
1 sc ted while tha cow foraged in tha
oommunity garbage pile.
the Summit Lake sebeet district
near Olympia, Wash., baa regiatered
IN per cent in attendance far several
months. There’s a reason. Tha dis
trict hat only three pupils, all hi cm
famOy. T^p teacher la paid p7> a
month. Tha soother of tha three pu
pils la president of the Board of Edu
cation, the father la secretary ad the
Board, and the schoolteacher Uvea
with tha sans family. During e re
cent cold spall school waa held In the
parlor of tha pupil’s home.
H* I* antin'ly too niea. I know ho
to • modal hatband. Ila hat no bad
habit* and ha always stay* at hoqta
nl*ht«. Ho treats ms just beautiful
ly. Hr amilaa aad kiaaaa ms whan
aaar I say anythin* moan and nasty.
I simply essit stand It If ha would
bully am or tiirsoton to abaa* m* I
would Ilka Mm fax battar." B« taaU
Bad a 17-raar-old brida tha othar Bay
in tba Hamilton eaanty (O.) Doaaaatta
Halation* aoart whan aha was eallsd
to axplal* why aha had ran away
fram har haabnad. Th* yotumr ama
admittad that ha aevld net aay a harsh
ward to har. Whmiapix th* pwt*.
ttea odUar adrlaad Mm to holly Ma
wtfa ter a whOt aad alt tha troubli
PERSHING HOLDS BBCOBD.
Wn Promoted by BooooroB Over tbo
Heads of MX Mats.
Brig. Gen. John J. Pershing, who is
in commend of Urn American expodl
tion into Mexico, bos bod o brilliant
career. Ever since be cane out of
West Point in 1«M so senior codec
captain, the highest honor in Uncle
Barn's military academy, he has bean
jo man marked for distinction.
Gen. Pershing was tea years In tbs
Southwest, lighting Geronimo and his
Apaches. Hs was in the Spanish
American war with a negro regiment
and was called by his colons] the brav
est and ooolest man under lire hs had
ever seen. Moreover, hs accomplish
ed the remarkably difficult teak at
subjugating the Moves in the Philip
It «m for aJl of these things, but
chiefly for hie work in the Philip
pines, that President Roosevelt, in
September, lfiOG, promoted the then
Capt. Pershing to the rank of briga
dier geesrsI, jumping him over the
hand* of 80S other officer*—the record
jump in the history of the United
Gen. Pershing’s ftret doty after
graduating from West Point was to
plunge into the campaigns that de
stroyed the power <xf Gerooimo and
opened tha Boethweet to a tardy civi
lisation. For ten yean he engaged
in these desperate dashes in tha de
partment of Arisons.
Hit next poet was back at West
Point aa tactical officer. Rot in IBM
be rejoined hie regiment, the Tenth
cavalry at hie own request, end weat
to the Spanish war. He was promot
ed for gallantry at the battle of El
In 1899 ha web assigned to duty In
the Philippine*. Thera be destroyed
40 forte of the Motes and plaoed the
island of Mindanao under eabjectioa,
with a loss of only two of hie soldier*
Later he was appointed military gov
ernor of tha island.—Ex.
Houston, Texas., March *8 — When
a false mustache, with fierce bristling
points, worked loose on the upper Up
of John Homer, an applicant for en
listment at the local United States
Marine Corps recruiting station, it
was discovered that Homer was a
runaway, 17 years of age, and had hit
upon the mustache disguise to add
ago and dignity to his appearance.
Bat “cruel” Sergeant Robinson of
The Marines shattered the boy's ro
mance with the announcement that
he'd have to wait until he woe-21, or
else gat parents' consent, sod now
young Homer is inclined to the belief
that there is little efficiency' in the
borrowed morls plot when applied to
life's stern realities.
“I’ll come back some day with a
real mustache of my own and then
you’ll be glad to accept me as one of
Uncle Sam's brave Karines," were
Homer’s parting words.
Decatur, Ilia., March 28—After
waiting on the Mexican border for
three years end never enoe seeing the
active eenrice hie heart longed for,
n fbnner private of the 18th U. a
Cavalry was recently accepted for ea
liatmant in the United States Marine
"I have be<a waiting down than on
tha border expecting trouble to break
out," be told Sergeant Prank E. Eng
Hah. in charge af the local Mavi—
Corpa recruiting station, “and I be
gan to think that Villa would nrrwr
•tart anything. And now a day or
two after I'm discharged, my old out
fit Is in the vary thick of ft."
"ViHa wouldn't start anything so
tong as you wan there," Bngtith ootn
farted the ex-trooper, "Bat when ha
heard that you had been 'paid off’ ha
knew that tha payehelogieal moment
had arrived and that it was safe to
L. Btraura haa a cow with new twin
eahr^ and J. 8. Eubank* has a cow
with twin calvee n few waaka old.
TMa Is said to ba quite unusual.—Pee
It aaanna that thla freak of nature
la about to past nut of the unusual
elasa. Hattla MeCell, colored, who
Urea in th* upper odge of Marlboro,
naur Ofbson, haa a fine. Jaraay' aow
with twin male calvee, new about
throe month* old end doing wall. This
The Advocate failed to yet. And
that’s eat alL Last Friday a fine cow
belonging to our popular chief of po
Uea, Mr. J. C. Baldwin, preaented him
with twin calvee. Next-—Piedmont
Jack AUen, brother of Sldna Allan
and Floyd Allen, famoue leaden cd
the gang that aaeaaMnated oOelala of
Coma county court, woe killed Ret
today at the borne of Mrs. Bfcrt Mar
ti". hub milee from Mt Airy, S'. O.
WU1 MeeCrew, who wna with Allen
and who disappeared Immediately af
ter the ahot wee heard, fa believed to
TAB HSEL TONO.
MilMbaw Tbreachsat Marik Cu»
Una Told la Med.
Go kit bo re, April WA Uttla eh Ad
•Cad Are yeara, < Goldsboro, waa ee
varaly burned Uat weak and little
hope ia MW entertained for bia re
ttmrj. The mother-had poured aomd
boiling water into a tab la the dinin'*
room, and in playinj* around the room
the child fell backward* Into the tab
of water and before being ran—ad 1U
body from the bock of the nock down,
hands and anna, ware almoat cooked.
A report today iaye blood poison has
Mr. W. F. Ellington, who liv** in
the Zion aaction of Loo county, re
cently cat o poplar tree, on hie place,
from which ho sawed three cute which
measured, all told, 60 feet la length.
Above these cuts the tree measured
40 inches in diameter. Mr. Eliing
too got 3,040 fast of veneering from
the tree which brought him $00 JO.
Friday afternoon soar FannvtUe in
Greene county a young negro named
Block, about 18 years aid, committed
• criminal assault on a seven yon*
old wtyte girl named Tyaea. The
girl's screams brought her mother to
the reecue whan tbs negro knock sd
the mother unconscious aad assayed.
The alarm was given aad the sheriff
with a poeae was soon hunting tbs
negro. They located him hiding la
the woods. Blade fired on the posse,
hit Deputy Sugg In the lags aad ran.
The posse opened fire and hit the
negro three times. The doctors asy
the little girl is In a ssrlons eondl
Uoa, but la expected to recover.
During the dosing exercises of
nchool at Smith’s schsol hi use, nine
miles east of Lumberton Friday night
William Nance, who to said to have
boon badly intoxicated, becamd ang
ered when refused the loss of money1
to bid on articles offered for sale, aad
began shooting s pistol In the crowd
with the result that'ooe man, one
married and two single ladies, wars
wounded. The non aad the two sin
gle gle ladles are in s hospital at
Lumberton one of the Indies being
seriously injured. The mu eras bald
under guard and I Sheriff Lewis and
his deputies arrived on tbs sesoe and
carried him to jail.
Early ooe morning loot weak (ho
it-year-old eon of Mrs. J. B. Thomp
son of Greensboro was striking a
match to light a fire in his mother’s
kitchen stove whan he was strode by
a bolt of lightning which tarn Into
shreds the felt slippers he won and
hurled him over the stove to the ~*vrr
•!<*• or tim rocm, nun to tayi
tor a tins. Hi ' vaa sot M
hurt and thara wma no otbar J
In n report nude lent
grand fury of Mecklenburg
Court eaya “we -And
t»on* existing ■ round or
hotel* or lodging houses of
The grand jury neon
Charlotte aldermen am
burg commissi cxi en
building a borne for fallen
Cards hare been issued for (he
riage of Miss Katharine
Mr. Lewie B. Suiter, the
taka place in the Baptist
Scotland Meek April Uth. 1
. _ i »
should be tbs slogan of every druggist who bonaiden the
bant interest of his easterners. j
Drags come from all parts of the world. There are
thousands of thorn and i t requires skillful training and ax
perienoe to identify, teat and compound them properly.
WE ARB PREPARED.
We art equipped with a ocnriplqte stock of prescription
drugs and dm skill In handling thfan. We know that the
drugs we sell are worthy in ovary way and we eharge noth
ing for the protection which we give you.
LOT US BE YOUR YAIcIlY DRUOOI8T.
BLUE’S DRUG STORE
■ For the convenience ot parties wanting my
Cantaloupe Seed and not wanting to MM out
home for them,1 have nmde arrangement* with D.
O. ft W. D. Wright to have a gappty of my aeed on
hand at their store all the time, and they will take
pleasure In weighing out any amount yon may
want and making n record oftn am.
Remember that I bey no seed. I grow *0 that I offer
loraale. when yon hoy seed from ma yoe get duality
mad on which do mtddlaama baa seemed a profit
J. L. McKiyNON
A IWssktogtia dispatch taps: A.
W. McLean, of lewabartaa, aaid to
*>1«M that ha »a|U be glad te have
the Pic watte National committee
fteee made varanl by the naigaation
«< SdApfary ef the Nevy Daniels,
provided he ami get it without enter
ing into a contest for It. "I would
be very glad to have the piece." said
Mr. McLdaa, "provided the Democrat
ic party desires to honor me with this
high piece. I do not cere, however,
to enter into a contact for the peel
Mr. K. M. Johnson delivered an ad
dieae at the cloning exercises ef the
Marietta colored school Bob—on coun
ty recently. For making this speaefa
Mr. Johnaon received 171 ken cage,
fech pupil was requested U bring
ono egg to pay the speaker. The av
erage attendance for tke torn was
Fair View Farm kennels, tha count
ry mt*ta ef W. G. Brokaw, located
•avea mites from High Point in Ban
d<dpk county, has boon sold. The deal
mm cloood Friday by local agents,
d>oa£a" price paid was netlrtaU
ad, although It. ia oald to bo around
WOOjOOO. Tha outete it oald to bo ouo
af dm finest In tha South. Am arc
M* Mtao aad a monotea which is
•aid p> haw* seat *t60,000. It aoa
£3. ajtear path with thirty bead of
MHIaa af criminal and civil action*
waad Friday served on the Now* and
OWrver Publishing Company, of
uhi* Secretary af tha Navy Danish
ia laeaidwit and Edward B. Britten
aditer, by faamaa United States 8an
ater Marion Butler, for alleged libel
contained in a puhUihad totter of for.
mee Judge Ewart, of Hendersonville.
N. C. Ai News and Observer and
Idithr BrittoU any they wiU not re
Bmoz Wombie, of Chatham county,
«SF»™ yanre old, committed mi.
elds Wednesday afternoon by hanging
Blmbdf with a abort pises of rope
fastened to a rafter In hi. ham Tha
W fun lived within 200 yards of the
aad Chatham line about three
-d of Getdstoa. His health
bad for several years, aad
kto Jaiad nus off at time*. Ha bought
tha aupa with which ha hang himself
Tastday warning from a store ia the
nrigMjuihuuiI, “**• eeute worth to a
mtfMy little rape to gat,** the march
ask remarked, aad the negro said, "I
Bate another piece to put with K,“
y*l^«^*te heme after his body
artjr had bar
^ppnju. mere It
^rhad • bankbook
Wb one bank of *900.
■ha had mora Her
pC waa Mlu Kuril7 Mor
How to Save
Buy yoor high grade floor, tha cream of tho milk, bom aad
•art money through our low prteo for quality. ,
Buy your oalt aod smoked maate hero. They am cured by
tho latest sdentifle methods, aod therefore am Bras aod so*
tirely without waste. No advance in price-and another
Buy your beans, peaa. Hoe. ate. ham. They am carefully
culled and free from imperfections, of tho moat fuoiu va*
Hatka, and retailing at vary low prices.
Buy tea, eoffee. sugar and spicaa here. They, to* am axtrs
quality articles sold at popular pHoas, thereby mviog pop
something on every purchase.
Buy your canned and bottled goods beta. They an put up
from tbs eheiewt of fruits, are abaohrtaty tha beat obtain
aUu, go farther than ordinary frtdta, and heaae again you
Boy your candise aad not* hare. They art etrietly freak,
delieloaa and modaet to pries. Nothing aoparfor on the'
market, aad great for entertaining.
Wa are emohaeiiing tha merit of but a few of our leaden,
but aa a matter of feet our entire etock k an exactly tha
name baste—the highest grades of goods at the lowest pr*
vaiMn* prices. Aad every housewife known that "quality"
g°°de last longer than inferior ones.
McLaurin & Shaw
’Phoije No. 43
Laurinburg, North Caroiina
Steers and Fortunes
An uneducated bey of Wake County began
after the war to save bis nickels to hay n steer.
He died a few yean ago leaving an estate worth
$100,000.00. At Ant he was the butt of witi
dm, bat he died the giant of his —naiowlty
Ha arroai|ilhhed this bf saving his nickels.
If yon hope to attain ants bosinen raeegni>
tion, you must save yoor Money. Who will trust
yon with stack if yoo will aot keep a little ? The
beet way to save, is to pot it in a bank; A good
place far yoa to baak la here.
The State Bank
THE HAMLET HOSPITAL
or. w. iKjAunximMiienM
Hamlet, N. C.
A thoroughly equipped institution for the
edentUkc treatment of X-Ray, Medical and Sergi
cal Caaee. Trained Nurse* furnished.
SiMdal attantion given to the Surgksal Condition Of the
Ear, Nobs and Throat
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