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The Cross Road’s Philosopher.
Let * young man at twenty yean of
age put twenty dollars at interest, in
stead of expending it for something
melon Than, at the beginning of
the next year repeal it, and include
also the principal and interest of the
preceding year, and thus continue to
do frogs year to year, until bo shall
have reached Use age of seventy; the
amount he would real Lie would exeeod
thirty thousand dollars. How ssauy
of our young men will try itT
Because the fly la small and does
sot roar like a lion or devour its
prey at a mouthful, mankind pays lit
tle attention to H. Bat the fy is as
deadly a foe to civilisation as nny of
the peats of mors fearsome aspect,
which man makes it his business to
Illinois. The fly's attack is la
tfHpue and therefore the more to be
guarded against. Ht basses into the
houses, drops ids deadly disease
BPi where they will fertilise and
tosses out again to pick up a fresh
aurgo. Bwat him, he la your tnemy.
Every man ie a part of hie town.
The town embraces the forUmss, and
in some measures at least takes on
the character of the man. So loyalty
to one's team la no more than loyalty
to one's self; and this loyalty is in
the Una of all well shaped human na
ture. Therefore It is right to say
that the mes who does net stand up
for hie own ie in tome way dwarfed.
There ie something wrong about him.
His fellows will pats this judgment
upon him, nod the chances are that
while ha may add to the discomfort of
others he will not escape making Sim,
t t • fl
That young man who thinks ho la
poor baeanao ha haa no bank account
' 'littls understands the veins of God's
free 0ft of health aad strength, little
appreciates tbe fact that the brightest
and bast of the country are self-made,
and eons to the notice of the world
from Just each beginnings. Not by
Ml# moaning that they are poor, bat
hy going carefully to work, perfecting
themselves in thoir chosen pursuits
and becoming so useful to those about
them that their services are always in
demand whether it be on the platform,
la the shop or in tbs kitchen, for all
are honorable alike.
• • • *
Do yon loro your town? Do you
hare any concern foe its future?
Would you like to see it grow, pros
per aad extend its trade aad in
fluence? If yen do, then ask your
aatf these questions: "Do I help sup
per! and maintain its institutions?
lag to tbe up-building of the town?
Do I speak a good wend for the town
and Use people at every opportunity?
Do I lend seel stance to its industries?
Do I patronise them? Do I fully Un
derstand the duties demising upon
mo aa a citiaao 7" If you cannot ana*
war thane questions in tbe affirmative
then yon ere not only a stumbling
Mock but a detriment to any com
We like to sea and hear a man who
is proud of his native town. He is an
Indispensable dtissn, although ha may
be ea poor as a church isiwsss, his
name should bo written in largo let
ters at tbe entrance gate of hie town
us ua honor U his memory. Wa hue*
such with ua and they are worth more
to the progress of our town than their
weight in gold. They know every
paint of interest aad of advantage for
miles around; and any stranger fait,
lag into their hands will noon leans
everything that adds to the honor at
our town end win be moat favorably
ha preened. Such parsons overtook
with true patriotism all shortcomings
aad magnify with honest dtinenship
•very advantage. Ta grumblers, med
m m m m
Jwt a dollar on n minion Mat,
makes a lot of people glad each time
tho coin is spent. Yob pay it to the
botcher for tho moat to giro, yon
strength; ho takes it to tho grocer
from whom it goes at length, some
prstty lam or doth his better half to
bay, or help to got her —mm hat
to make her rival sigh The dry goods
maa mt sa the min U pay the mark
et bill, aad though the coin la often
spent It stays a dollar (tin, and every
tfcn* "tie spent at heme, soma act af
good 1s does; la boemiag local Indus
trie* it’s bound to auks thorn rra.
But If yon taka A* shining cola aad
break tho local ekala, tho chances are
•that from afar "twill not rstarn again.
H onm tt pa sees ant of town tho
batcher and baker, the grocer aad the
dry goads maa, tbs furniture men and
carpenter, tho wagon maa aad Mack
smitb, the tho swan and tbs printer,
orsry asm will lorn the chaam to
toud. tho cate er* the netting of the
san. Just keep the little eote at
homo. Jest heap it moving wall, and
sverytijns it change* hands soma
body's goads "twill soil. That single
Httls dollar hae thas a wondrous pow
er to amhe somebody happy a dozen
tla»m an hoar. It pays the MU and
wards off IB aad ne’er tte power to
tema, to soothe the dorter, bay the
ioal aad pay Is* etothes aad tanas.
OUR SCRAP BASKET.
This Weak as It ta Not la History.
Monday, April 10—T. DeWlU Tal
medge inras ta Pine ole, 1807.
Tuesday, April 11—Michael Angulo
paiats a life aim portrait of Andrew
Wednesday, April It.—Emperor
William forbids the Crown Prince
playing with a pop gun, 1870.
Thursday, April IS—Rametes II
poaea for Charles Dana Gibson, 1916.
Friday, April U.—Robert Fulton
talks across the continent, through tha
telephone, about his steamboat inven
Saturday, April 16. -Ivan the Ter
rible, of Russia, weeps over the tomb
of Napoleon, in Paris, 1800.
Sunday, April 16.—8tr Joshua Rey
nold assists tho Queen of Italy in the
i-cm posing of “Carmen," 1799.
Crippled Mother Gseee Rhymes.
Little Mias Moffat,
Sat on a tuff at.
Bating eaansd curds and whey;
But ptomaine poison spied her,
And ant down boa ids bar,
And of course, knowing that she was
in great danger, Miea Maffet re
fused to eat any more.
Haase Grown DafydUk
If yoo had been designing a new
flag in colon, and found it would look
bettor in black and white, weald you
use Peoooa Ink?
When a book is so bad that it given
you pain, why net have revenge by
putting it on the nek ?
If music were taught in tha ocean,
would it taka long for a salmon to
iaarn tha fleh scale?
Could a pair of black knitted gloves
he celled grow shade?
If a button was broken through tha
middle, could a needle and thread
make the button whole?
Lmra a Little Every Day.
Th« Peruviana and Bolivians make
bonti of straw.
Tha latest plan of ftre-figtiting du
ehinery 1* a trl-cbemiea I engine.
A vessel U being built on Lake
Michigan, to ply between California
Magnesia la being skipped from
Skagwsy, Alaska, in large quantities,
much of it for European countries.
Tha oxygen inhaler has made it
possible to make balloon flights above
New York has 4J<00 hotels end res
Washable Toys are the Safest.
Childish ailment* are often difficult
to account tar, mod even doctors are
pussled at times. Bat in esses like
this one medical maa. with children of
hla own, always asks: “Where are
the children's toys?" Then often the
pro Meat is solved, and the csss can
anally be diagnosed as on* of mild
Most toys And their way Into the
children’* months, the gaudy paint is
sucked off, and trouble naturally fol
low*. Soma toys, wooden or tin trum
pet*, for example, have tha paint ac
tually on tha mouthpiece or within an
inc^ *f Ikdln rubber toys nr* fa
voritaa, bat they should bn uncolored,
ns the paint becomes brittle, breaks
**** * P**0* may be swallowed and
Washable toy* an always the beat
A Dalghtful Desert.
I* Well worth tatting acquainted
with became it will s^. a £mpeny
«< HO people at a coat of .sixty cents.
It requires one quart of milk, one pint
®f crease, two cups ef auger, one
pound of dates, aad tha Juleee of on*
lemon end one, orange. Wash aad
chop date# and Mend with tha wiiw
then add cream, sugar and lastly the
f ndt Juices. Pack in tea and salt and
fkaeso. Could anything be simpler!
Woman's Ingenious Handbag Seat.
With a woman's ingenuity, Kate
hine V. Miaehart ef Philadelphia baa
patented No. 1,140,997, a hand bag
eotupsaad at two similar sectiom
hinged together at one aad to form
tbe bottom of tho bag and manor! wl
at their edges by the flexible aides at
the bag of such si sc as to permit the
hug to be opened, so that on* of (to
similar section* may serve as a seat,
and the other as a back rest for a
[perucu sluing on the seat, when tha
latter is flat on the grouod or other
Learu a Little Every Dap.
Nearly, two bund rod and fifty mil
lion dollar* war* spent la this country
last year for good roads.
In this corns try from tt te 40 per
cont of the cases requiring charity are
doc \o sickness.
Since the American occupation of
Hawaii the leper population has do
crossed fifty per seat
Indications are that work will be
begun at once on Immborton’s new
up-to-date hotel. Contract was 1st
for the ersetioe ef the building last
wash. Mr, J, K. *»—nan at Uai-tgh
being the eontruetef. Tha prtoo te be
i paid for die emotion at tha h-ita-g
heating and plumbing not inclod ad, |*
IF YOU HAVE HAD TROUBLE WITH YOUR TEET
COME AMD .SLIP THEM INTO A PAIR or OUR
"CoMroRT" .SHOE.S. THEY WILL TEEL So GOOD
AND BE PRICED SO Lo*W THAT YOU WILL BUY
THEM AND THANK US TOR TELLING YOU To
COME To US TOR YOUR SHOES.
ALL .SHOEJ TOR T.HE .SAME PRICE ARE NOT THE
•SAME QUALITY. NO POOR SHOES, AT ANY
PRICE, IN OUR STORE.
YOU JUST OUGHT TO SEE OUR BEAUTIPUL
PLANTERS TRADING CO.
AIR LINE RAILWAY
THE PROGRESSIVE RAILWAY OP THE SOUTH
Trains Leaving Lsurinborg
No, 19—8:25 A. If. Local for Hamlet, Charlotte and all in
termediate point*—Through Sleeper Wilmiogton to
Charlotte. Open for paaaengera at Wilmington at 10 P. M.
No. 13—737 P. M. Loeal for Hamlet, Charlotte, and all la*
tarmediate point*,—Connecting at Hamlet for all point*
North, South and South West Pullman Parlor Oar Wil
mington to . _ . ^
No. 2D—8:47 P. If. Local for WiWngton and ailTntermicHaU
- point*,—Through Sleeper Charlotte to Wilmlngtoo.
Passenger* may remain in Sleeper until 7 AM.
No. 14—9.-07 A. M. Loeal for WflmingtQn and all intermediate'
points,—Pullman Parlor Car Charlotte to Wilmington.
For additional information, aa tormina, schedules, or re
servation*. call on local agent or write the undersigned.
J. Watson, Agent EL E. Pleasants, T. P. A.
Laurldborg, N. C. Wilmington, N. C.
John T. West, D. P. A.
Raleigh, N. C.
so far this year,
7 cents per gallon.
ml move thap kero
y. Kerosene is not.
engines, using kero
i cents per horse power
? What horae power h
o had a Titan kcroacne '
How long would It taka
There i* only on* maaon why Ford Mini art de
manded by over half lb* car !»»**« In thfc country.
Thay are better earn. Tke Ford Km demonstrated
ita superiority by all tV irate nf ti«*. la averv
kind of uae. The damand la ymat hernia* the
value it (treat. Better buy yours NOW! Run.
about 1890; Touriny Gar 1440: Coupalet SG90; Tow*
Ov 0640; Sedan (74(1. All prices f. o. b. Detroit
On sale at
Mercantile ft Machine Company
Laurel Hill. N. C.
A Bank With The Strength Of
The aoundnem of tbb bank is enhanced by the eon*
eer^tive policy punned by its officer* in the —
of loans. It therefore becomes the safest of all
places for the can of your savings, open which it
pays interest si the rate of 4 par cent per urnum.
This beak invites you to become on of it* rapidly
growing family of patrons, sad offers yea every
facility consistent with safe, sound and eg— natlie
SCOTLAND COUNTY SAVINGS BANK
v ' *
Laurinburg, North Carolina
DO YOU PAY
YOUR BILLS BY CHECK?
And thoa have a waned of each and every
aasoaat expanded together with a weaipt for
the amount paid ?
If not. you seed a ehacking account with
thia bank. It ia the aafaat tray, the moat
eon veofcnt and aetiafaetory method of trane
aetiag all buainoaa payments.
We will be plaaeod to have you make tlda
bank yoor plane of dapoalL
First National Bank
L—Hnhaty. N. C.
Money Loaned On Fume
I«—1«» lonsr 1mm on i«ww>»ii Vm
lands is Hoke and Scotland Counties to nap mi
Write and get my rates sad tanas before
placing your loan.
Ne application considered for Ians
A. T. McLEAN, Manager
LUMBBRTON, N. C.
Oae vertical or upright 6 horse power Steam En
gtoe- Oae 2 hone power Gasoline Engine.
We also famish wagon teams for Public Hire.
W. P. EVANS
TIm 12-l and 14 Waod and Coal Tard OCca