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For information, address,
CHAS. C. WEAVER,
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Every Household in Hickory
Should Know How to Re
The back aches because th
kidneys are blockaded
Help the kidneys with their
The back will ache no more.
Lots of proof that Doar.'s kid
ney Pills do this.
T. C. Robbin, living on Main St. Le
noir, says: ' 'For several months I suf
fered from kidney trouble. I had
Pains across the small of my back and
felt dull, and languid all the time with
no energy and ambition. The kid
nevs were annoying and I had an al
most constant desire to pass the se
cretioDS, which were attended with
pain. I secured Doan's Kidney Pills,
used them according to directions, and
was relieved of the trouble in a short
time. My kidneys are now acting in
a normal manner and I am entirely
free from pain and distress."
For sale by all dealers. Price
50 cents. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Buffalo, New York, sole agents
for the United States.
Remember the name—Doan's
—and tak* 1 r»o othpr.
In Oklahoma the State guaran
tees the safety of all bank de
posits. A bank must, in order to
conduct business, deposit a re
quired amount with the State
THE HICKORY DEMOCRAT
Campaign Fund Growing
Treasurer Haskell of the Na
tional democratic committee re
ceived from Chas. VV. Bryan sls
- given by 101 centributors.
Governor Haskell also reported
$2,780 contributed by 62 local re
sidents without solicitation.
SHE LIKES GOOD THINGS.
Mrs, Chas. E. Smith, of West Frank
lin, Maine says: "I like good things
and have • abopted Dr. King's New
Life Pills as our family laxative medi
cine because they are good and do
their work without making a fuss about
it." These painless purifiers sold at
C. M. Shuford, W. S. Martin and
Menzies drug stores, 25c.
Southern Decrease Force
whether the panic is on or not,
the Southern cut off a lot of train
crews at Spencer last week. It
is not simply a lay off but an act
ual discharged. The fruit trains
are not so many and nearly all
freights now are double headers
pulling from 20 to 35 cars. This
saves men and money. It is said
that in a week or two anothei
big cut .vill be made.
"Doan's Ointment cuiei me of ec
zema that had annoyed me a long time
The cure was permanent.''--Hon. S.
W. Matthews, Commissioner Labor
Statistics, Augusta, Me.
HICKORY, N. C., THURSDAY, AUGUST 6,1908.
The Pah to the Pasture.
The narrow path that we used to
Led straight away from the farm
And down the lane to the pasture lot,
Where for our coming the cows
Between its borders of grass and
It bore the prints of our restless
That stepped so blithe through the
Or lagged along in the pulsing heat,
Above our heads curved a roof of
Where oft we saw the gost of the
Go drifting by with the sun-tipped
That sailed away to the port of
From nodding thistle and mullein
The meadow larks through the
And from the stubble of harvest fields
The bob-white's call through the
O little path of the long ago!
I've wandered far from your beaten
And stumbled oft in my journeys
And lost the key to my childish
But now and then in my waking
I stand once more by the pasture
And hear again form the harvest
The cheerful sound' of the bob
Sunday School Excursion
The Reformed Sunday school
ran an excursion to Edgemont on
July 28 which was amostdeligh
ful occasion. The train was run
under the auspicies of class No 2
of the school- a class composed of
a number of the young men of
the church. Mr. J. L. Abernethy
was the manager for the class
and the pastor of the church had
general oversight of the arrange
ments. The tram pulled out from
Hickory at 8 o'clock comfortably
filled with a jolly crowd bent on
having a good time. At Granite
some of the best people of the
town joined the crowd; others
got on at Lenoir. The trip was
made without any special inci
dent until Collettsville was reach
ed and here a stop was made and
the programme for the day was
changed. It was arranged with
the railroad people to stop the
train at Mortimer until after
dinner giving the excursionist an
opportunity to see the lumber
plant and view the mountain
The trip through the Gorge
was a most delightful one as the
train pulled around Brown's
Mountain and on the other side
the tower of Adam's head rising
hign. As the train stopped at
Mortimer the crowd scattered,
climbing mountains, some boat
ing and other content to eat lunch.
One lady inouired of a member
of the party, what kind of an ex
cursion party it was and on being
toid it was a Sunday school excur
s on remarked that the behavior
was the best she had ever seen.
At Edgemont the most of the day
was spent. It was delightful.
The little folks went boldly into
the creek and enjoyed themselves
wading while it is said that some
of maturer years was doing the
same thing farther up the stream.
Mayor Blackwelder climbed some
of the highest mountains while
deacon A. A. Shuford and elder
L. R. Whitener followed close
after. It is said that the pastor
was seen in the bushes making
pawpavv whips for the children.
Everybody seemed to be happy
and not one thing happened to
mar the pleasure of the day-not
even a baby cried. Returning the
trip was made on schedule time
and the train reached Hickory at
8:15. and every one was delight
ed with the trip and look forward
to the next annual excursion.
The Derivation of Kern.
From the Charleston News and courier.
From Webster's International
Dictionary, edition of 1907, page
811: Kern, n. (Ir ceatharnach.
1. A light-armed foot soldier of
the ancient militia of Ireland or
Scotland:— distinguished from
gallowglass and often used as a
term of sontempt. Macaulay.
Now for our Irish wars;
We must supplant those rough,
rug-headed kerns. Shak.
2. Any kind of boor or low-lived
parson, (obs.) Blount.
3. (0. Eng. Law.) An idler; a
Kern, n. (Type founding.) A
a part of the face of a type that
projects beyond title body, or
Kern, n. (See Churn.) A churn.
Kern. n. (AS. cweorn, cwyrn.
(See Quern.) A hand mill- (See
Kern:, v. i. (Cf. G. kern kern
el, grain; akin to E. corn, Kernel
1. To harden, as corn in ripening,
It is observed that rain makes
the salt kern. Dampier.
Idem., page 1176.
Quern (KWern),n. (AS. cweorn
cwyrn; akin to D. kweern, OHG.
quirn, Icel. kvern, Sw. qvarn.
Dan. qvaern. Goth, quairnus (in
asiluquairnus)Lith, girnos, and
perh, E. corn,) A mill for grind
ing grain, the upper stong of
which was turned by hand:-used
before the invention of windmills
and water mills. Shak.
They made him at the querne
When the Denver convention
nominated Mr. kern for Vice
President, we frankly acknow
ledged that we did not know
much about him, but promised to
investigate him diligently, so we
haved turned to the dictionary
to discover the origin of his
name, and have presented in the
preceding lines what the diction
ary says. Speaking as a philolo
gist, we incline to the opinion
that our Mr. Kern's name is de
rived from the Anglo-Saxon
"cwyrn" that? means a mill for
grinding and not from the Irish
"ceatharnach" that means a
light-armed foot soldier, and
has degenerated to mean an idler
and vagabond, or from churn, or
from the word denoting a pro
jection from the shank of a type.
Mr. Kern's people were prob
ably millers, who turned the
"cwyrn," or "cweorn," before
windmills were invented. It is
not to be imagined that Mr. Kern
is the windmill of the Democratic
It should be noted that cweorn
was simplified as "kern" long
before Mr. Roosevelt and Bran
der Matthews began to simplify.
Regulates the bowels, promotes easy
natural movements, cures constipation
—Doan's regulets. Ask your drug
dist for them. 25 cents a box.
High Point Man May Get Re
Lexington, July 30.—From
what can be learned from Lex
ington Republicans there seems
to be but little doubt about El
wood Cox, of High Point, being
the nominee of the Republican
party for the office of - Governor.*
Mr. Cox was in Lexington several
days ago and had a conference
with some of the prominent Re
publicaticans, and, although they
will say nothing positive as to his
expressed intentions, they inti
mate that he is now willing to
make the run. Another thing
that is significant is the fact that
the friends of Mr. Zeb Vance
Walser who have been boosting
him for Governor are not having
so much to say since the visit of
Mr. Cox. —Observer.
Baby won,t suffer five minutes with
croup if you apply Dr. Thomas'
Electric Oil at once. It acts like ma
Letter From Southern Presi
Hickory N. C.
Dear Sir: \
It has occurred to me that it
may not be improper for me to
address you and other represent
ative editor J in the Southern
States on a subject which I be
lieve to be of great importance
to the future prosperity of our
My duties require me to keep
in touch, as nearly as possible
with the business conditions
throughout the country, and es
pecially in the South. Since the
beginning of the business de
pression from which the country
is now recovering, I have been
greatly impressed with evidence
which has come to me that while
business all over the United
States has been unfavorably af
fected, the effects of the depres
sion have been felt most severe
ly as a general rule in those
communities the energies of
which are devoted principally to
the production of a single com
modity, or of a few commodities
and that business has been re
latively less affected in those
communities in which production
is more diversified. I have been
impressed especially with the
fact that the business depres
sion has been relatively less se
vere in those Southern localities
in which attention has been
given to the growing of fruits
and vegetables. There has been
a steady market for these pro
ducts, and although prices have
not in some instances been as
high as in other seasons, I be
lieve they generally yielded pro
fits to the growers.
The press of the South has al
ready occomplished much by
advocating diversification of
agriculture and manufacturing,
and looking back over the past
twenty-five years we can realize
that much has been accomplished
in this section. I believe how
ever that the time is especially
opportune for continuing our ef
forts in this direction and for
urging that each Southern com
munity shall make the most of
the opportunities which a revi
val of business will open up to it.
Nature has favored the South
with practicallv inexhaustible
resources of great variety, and
the industrious and resourceful
Southern people have shown
their ability to take up and car
ry to success new lines of indus
try. I believe therefore that
you will agree with me as to the
to the desirability of encourag
ing still greater diversification
of industry in the direction of
utilizing to the fullest extent the
natural resources of our section.
Without attempting to enumer
ate the lines in which progress in
this direction is possible, I would
suggest that, in many localities,
agricultural prosperity might be
advanced by further diversifica
tion of farming, especially in the
direction of producing the fruits
and vegetables best suited for
each locality; that live stock and
dairying might profitably receive
more attention in some localities,
and that, in connection with a
larger production of fruits and
vegetables, there are many local
ities in which canning and pre
serving industries might profit
ably be carried on moro exten
sively than at piesent.
Industrially, I believe it should
be the aim of the South to add
to the profits of producing raw
materials the profits of manufac
turing. by converting Southern
raw materials, as far as possible,
into articles ready for use. As
indicating what may be done
along this line, I may prefer to
the cotton textile industrv. Al
though the South has a substan
tial monopoly'in the production
of the most widely used textile
fibre in the world, some of us are
Democrat and Press, Consolidated 1905*
old enough to remember when it
was believed in many quarters
that cotton manufacturing on a
large scale could not be establish
ed successfully in the South. The
Southern people first demonstrat
ed their ability to make the coar
ser grades of cotton fabrics, and
they are now demonstrating
their ability to make the finer
grades as well and to bleach and
finish the products of their mills.
I think we may look forward
with confidence to the further
development of this great indus
try and of industries depending
upon it, such as the manufacture
of cotton goods into articles of
clothing ready for wear.
I might enumerate a long list
of opportunities for the further
development of manufacturing.
It would include the conversion,
on a larger scale, of Southern
made leather into boots and
shoes, harness and belting, in
Southern factories, and the con
version of the products of South
ern forests and mines into a long
list of articles ready for use. I
have said enough, however, to
suggest to you the point I wish
to make, which is, that I believe
that all of us who have the pros
perity of the South at heart
should do all in our power to en
courage the diversification of
Southern industry and the con
version in Southern factories of
Southern products into articles
ready for use rather than their
shipment to other sections in the
form of raw materials or of part
lv manufactured commodities. 1
need not sssure you of my great
interest in every movement for
the advancement of a Southern
community, and you know that
this Company, through its Land
and Industrial Department,
stands ready at all times to co
operate in every proper way with
individuals and communities
along its lines for the establish
ment of new industries, the pro
motion of such immigration as
may be desired by each commun
ity, and the general advancement
of Southern prosperity.
Yours very truly,
W. W. Finley, President.
Independent Disputes With
John Temple Graves, of Ga.,
candidate for Vice-President on
the Independence Ticket, made
a reply Friday night to the
charges of Mr. Watson that the
Independence j)arty was controll
ed and dominated by Hearst. Mr.
Graves asserts that Hearst took
no part in the convention other
than to~ preside.
Notes of the Farm.
There is lots of money in
turnips this year. We put it in
there ourselves and left it.
Pawpaws are building their
nests on the North side of trees
this year. Usually they choose
Potatoes should never be shak
en from the trees but gathered
carefully one at a time.
Wheat should be hoed twice
a week and planted about five
grains to a hill.
Question in Arithmetic.
Here's one for your boys:
If the painting costs two or three
times as much as the paint, and one
paint goes twice as far as another, how
much are those to paints worth?
If Devoeis worth $1.50 or $1.75 a
gallon, how much is the other one
How much is a gallon of paint worth
The answer is: Depends on the paint.
The reason is: paint isn't always
faint. There are true and false paint
How much is a short-measure gallon
worth? How much is false paint worth?
How much is Devoe worth?
There are millions a year in the
answer to this last one.
1 F. B. Ingold.
Impure bloods runs you down —
makes you an easy victim for organic
diseases. Burdock Blood Bitters pur
ifies the blood—cures the cause-builds
The Wife in Politics
A nice point is raised by John
W. Kern's saying tbat his wife,
although the finest woman in the
world, isn't running for vice pre
sident. What made him say it
was a statement by her that she,
a dby inference he, is opposed
co the army canteen and some
what inciined toward prohibition.
Man and wife being one, when
she states her views it is not un
reasonable to assume that the
husband acquiesces. Sometimes
he doesn't dare to differ. You
will notice that in Mr. Kern'S
case he doesn't flatly say that he
favors the canteen or opposes
prohibition. He simply says that
his wife isn't the candidate.
But wives of candidates must
be recoened with. Often they
are the power behind the throne.
It is common report for example,
that Mrs. Roosevelt had much to
do with holding her husband back
from running for president again.
All reports concur is saying that
Mrs. Bryan is her husband's
shrewdest political adviser and
the one whose counsel is decisive.
Other instances could be numer
ously cited from times present
and past; it is enough, however,
to recall Napoleon's rule: "Cher
hez la femme"—"find the
However, Mr. Kern needn't
grow nervous because of his
wife's interviews. It will not
harm him as a vote-getter among
the Hoosiers to have the infer
ence spread that he is inclined to
look with reproach upon John
Barleycorn. The drys are grow- *
ing in number along the Wabash.-
The Rain Was Hot.
Mrs. Goitt had been waiting
for a week or more to give her
rear porch a good scrubbing but
she was always afraid of incur
ring the keen displeasure of the
people in the flat below, who, .it
seemed, were never off their
porch and would get all the drip
pings of her scrubbing operation.
When it rained, though, Mrs.
Goitt saw what she thought was
her opportunity. The people
down below surely would not be
out on the porch during the
rainstorm and all the water that
dripped down would be attribut
ed to the rain. ' She filled a
bucket with boiling hot water,
threw in a sallow cake of soap
and got busy.
But she had reckoned wrong,
for the people down below were
on their porch enjoying the
shower, In a minute Mrs. Goitt
heard a woman's voice below
saying: "Why, Martha, the
rain's coming through from the
porch above. The roof must
And then Martha observed,
with a grasp: "Yes. And, oh,
heavens, had you noticed that
the rain is hot? Did you ever •
hear of such a thing? Aren't
terrible' things happening? All
these awful murders and now
hot rain! But it's the Lord's
doings and we must submit."
Francis Joseph Corner Stone
Of European Peace.
All natives of t Europe are an
xiously watching the Austrian
ruler, knowing that his death
will most probably mean an
The two great European pow
ers, England and Germany are
better rivals. England is much
the stronger and with the ex
ception of Austria has alliances
with every European power.
Austria inclines to Germany but
there is a strong tendency to
leave Germany and go to Eng
land for support. The Emperor
alone of the court favors' Germ
any. Germany will prefer war
to seeing Austria ally herself
with England as she is apt to do
on the Emperor's death.
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