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If there is any one thing that a
woman dreads more than another it
is a surgical operation.
We can state without fear of a
contradiction that there are hun
dreds, yes, thousands, of operations
performed upon women in our hos
pitals which are entirely unneces
sary and many have been avoided by
LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S
For proof of this statement read
the following letters.
Mrs. Barbara Base, of Kingman,
Kansas, writes to Mrs. Pinkham:
" For eight years I suffered from the
most severe form of female troubles and
was told that an operation was ray only
hope of recovery. I wrote Mrs. Pinkham
for advice, and took Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound, and it has saved
my life and made me a well woman."
Mrs. Arthur R. House, of Church
Road, Moorestown. N. J., writes:
"I feel it is my duty to let people
know what Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound has done for me. I
suffered from female troubles, and lftst
March my physician decided that an
operation was necessary. My husband
objected, and urged me to try Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound,
and to-day I am well and strong."
FACTS FOR SICK WOMEN.
For thirty years Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound, made
front roots and herbs, has been the
standard remedy for female ills,
and has positively cured thousands of
women who have been troubled with
displacements, inflammation, ulcera
tion, fibroid tumors, irregularities,
periodic pains, and backache.
' Mrs. Pinkham invites all sick
Women to write her for advice.
She has guided thousands to
Health. Address, Lynn, Mass.
Takes Three Straight From
The Hickory Base Ball team
continued their winning streak
by taking three interesting
games from the strqng Charlotte
locals. The first game played
Thursday resulted in a score of
4to 3. The second game was a
walk over for Hickory by the
score of 9 and the last game
was called Saturday on account
of rain when the score stood 2 to
0 in Hickory's favor.
Wanted to Sell.
The furniture and all hotel
fixtures of the Central Hotel.
Located fifty yards from passen
ger depot. Mast sell on account
of bad health. Terms on ap
J Mrs. J. A. Edmisten, Prop.
Been the ind YoU fevB A,wayS
The waltz in an occupation ne-,
cessitating motor works in the
feet more than the head.
TKE CHILDREN LIRE It
Solomon said, in his haste, that
all men were liars and on reflec
tion added "women too"
Cures Colds; Prevents Pneumonia
Where there's a will there's
Statesville will celebrate her
' 'Home-coming'' and "E ?ery
body's Day" all of the the week
of Aug. 24-29. A balloon assen
tion daily, Jonny Jones Ten Big
Exhibition Show® "Fun-Making"
centestes and various races for
prises. There will be plenty of
good bond music. This in an an
nual even os interest and thous
anes of people from counties a
round go there for it. A larger
crowd than usual is expected this
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§ General News, g
Auckland, Australia. The
American fleet of sixteen battle
ships reached here Sunday.
Omaha. William Hayward has
been appointed Secretary of the
Republican committee in place of
Dubuque, lowa. Senator Al
lison was buried Saturday. The
ceremonies were simple.
Chicago. In the Primary Sat
urday Adlai E. Stevenson was
nominated for Governor on the
Democratic ticket Stevenson
was Vice-President under Cleve
Birmingham. A train bearing
non-union miners was fired into
by striking miners and three
killed and eleven wounded.
Boston. The American Con
federation of Catholic societies
jpened their convention Sunday
vith high mass.
St. Louis. In the Mi&souri
primaries last week Cowberd,
Democrat, .and ria'Hey, Republi
can were nominated for Govern
)r. Hadley has been Attorney
General under Folk.
Washington. The Baldwin
dirigible airship has accep
ted by the U. S. Government for
use in the signal service.
Topeka. In the Kansas Prim
aries Joseph L. Bristow has de
feated Senator Long for the Re
publican Senatorial nomination.
Bristow is njted for his recent
Fayetteville, Aug. 8' Yester
day upon reading the challenge
of the manager of Hickory's base
ball team, to Fayetteville, to play
them for the amateur champion
ship of North Carolina in Char
lotte, or any other other good
baseball town, Mr J. F. L. Arm
aeld telegraphed his acceptance
of the challenge, naming Wilm
ington as the scene of conflict.
To-day he received a telegram
from the Hickory manager, stat
ing his willingness to play three
?ames in Hickory and three in
Fayetteville, actual expenses be
ing guaranteed to each. To this
Mr. Armfield answered this after
noon repeating his agreament to
play in Wilmington, 60 per cents
to go to the winner and 40 per
:ent to the loser. In a letter
which followed his telegram Mr.
Armfield gave his reasons why
proposition should prevail as fol
lows: That is the first place, as
Hickory challenged Fayetteville
the latter should by all precen
lents have the choosing of the
battleground. In the second
place, Hickory in its challenge
stated that it was willing to play
in Charlotte or any other good
town. Lastly, because Wilming--
ton is the best baseball town in
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The only difference between
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CHRONIC DIARRHOEA RELIEVED
Edward E. Henry, with the United
States Express Do., Cnicago writes,
"Our General Superintendent, Mr.
Quick handed me a bottle of Chamber
lain's Colic Cholera andDiairhoea
Remedy some time ago to check an
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have used it since that time and cured
many.on our trains who have been
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with Rutherford B. Hayes and Will
iam McKinley four years in the 23rd
Ohio Regiment, and have no ailment
except chronic diarrhoea which this
remedy stops at once." For sale by
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She Conquered the Germans. ' v
In the Franco-German war the
French hospital at Vendome was In
charge of Mine. Coralie Cahen, one of
the most noted nurses of the time.
There, aided by two nurses and seven
Christian Sisters of Mercy, she re
ceived thousands of French and Ger
man soldiers. When the Prussians oc
cupied Vendome they wished to hold
the hospital and plant on it the Ger
mau flag. But, warned of the enemy's
intentions. Mine. Cahen early one Jan
uary morning visited the Prussian gen
eral, who, surrounded by his staff, was
about to seize the building.
"Sir," she exclaimed, "we have re
ceived your wounded and nursed them
as though they were our own. We will
continue to do so, but we will remain
In a French hospital. We will not have
it converted into a German hospital."
"Madame," was the reply, "we are
"In the town it may be: here, no!"
was the answer. "We are protected by
the Red Cross and the French flag.
You have no right to touch either the
one or the other."
She conquered, and from that day
the utmost admiration was openly
evinced for her by the Germans.
his Good Eye.
It id a curkus fact that the loss of
ttoy one of the five senses is atoned .for
to a considerable extent by a pro
nounced increase in the efliciency of
the other senses. The result is some
A man who had lost the sight of
both eyes trained his hearing until he
could tell by the sound of his footsteps
on the sidewalks as he made his way
about town whether he was in the
middle of the walk or at one side,
whether he was walking past a brick
or a frame house or a feuce or open
He knew in what part of the town
be Was not only by his memory or
sense of general direction, but by the
difference in the "tones" of his foot
steps. and he walked about freely, sel
dom running into anything or any
Some one in his presence once caileJ
in question bis total blindness.
"Which eye do you think I can see
with?" hp asked the skeptic.
"The left one. of course," was the
reply. "I can see that the right one is
In reply the blind man merely
opened his penknife and tapped the
left eye with the little blade.
It was a glass eye.
How His Place V/as Filled.
A well knowu divine whose theolog
ical discourses draw crowded bouses
in all the principal cities accepted an
invitation to lecture in a small provin
cial town, but discovered afterward
that he had a prior enpigcment on the
same date. lie accordingly apologized
and offered to make good any loss the
society might incur through his delin
A few days later he received a letter
from the secretary assuring him that
no harm was done and inclosing a
handbill which the divine is never
tired of reading to his amused friends.
"As the Rev. Mr. Is unable to
give his advertised lecture on 'Con
science.' " announced the bill, "four
members of the B minstrel troupe
have kindly volunteered to perform in
stead a screamingly laughable farce
entitled . Any person who has
bought a ticket for the other enter
tainment may have it transferred to
this on payment of sixpence extra."—
When Explosives Explode.
A popular notion that explosives will
"go off" by any simple method is
wrong. Many of the most powerful
explosives imaginable may be kicked
about, may be set on fire or may be
shot out of a gun, and unless the prop
er agency for exploding them Is em
ployed they will not "go off" and will
do no damage. The reason for thLs
may be explained by an Illustration
Consider a grateful of coal. There is
there enough of what we may call ex
plosive energy to throw a 1,000 pound
weight through a foot of solid steel—
If only it could be liberated. But there
can be no explosion without oxygen,
and the coal in the grate will not burn
faster than the supply of oxygen in the
air which reaches it will permit If
the coal could be furnished all at once
with enough air to cause its complete
burning, it would explode with as great
violence as if it were so much dyna
The Sun of the Blind.
I have not touched the outline of a
star nor the glory of the moon, but 1
believe that God has set two lights in
my mind, the greater to rule by day
and the lesser by night and by them
I know that I am able to navigate my
life bark, as certain of reaching the
haven as he who steers by the North
star. Perhaps my sun shines not as
yours. The colors that glorify my
world, the blue of the sky, the green
of the fields, may not correspond exact
iy with those you delight in, but they
are none the less color to me. The
sun does not shine for my physical
eyes, nor does the lightning flash, nor
do the trees turn green in the
But they have not therefore ceased to
exist any more than the landscape is
annihilated when you turn your back
on It. —Helen Keller in Century.
Place a spool of cotton in the in
side pocket of your coat and. having
threaded a needle with the beginning
of the cotton, pass the needle through
the front of the coat, unthread the
needle and leave about two Inches of
the cotton hanging as if it were only
a stray piece. The first person you
meet will be sure to pick it off you,
and his astonishment .when he finds
there is no end to It will give plenty
of Innocent fun.
A GHOST STORY.
Tha Spectral Horseman That Visits
This ghost story is contributed by a
correspondent of an English magazine:
"Wycollar Hall, near Colne, was long
the seat of the Cunliffes of Billingtou.
They were noted persons in their time,
but evil days came, and their ancestral
estates passed out of their hands. In
the days of the commonwealth their
loyalty cost them dear, and ultimately
fhey retired to Wj*collar with a rem
nant only of their once extensive prop
erty. About 1819 the last of the fami
ly passed away, and the hall Is now a
mass of ruins. Little but the antique
fireplace remains entire, and even the
room alluded to In the following
legend cannot now be identified. Tra
dition says that once every year a
specter horseman visits Wycollar Hall.
He Is attired In the costume of the
early Stuart period, and the trappings
•f his horse are of a moat uncouth de
"On the evening of his visit the
weather is always wild and tempestu
ous. There Is no moon to light the
lonely roads, and the residents of the
district do not venture out of their
cottages. When the wind howls loud*
est the horseman can be heard dash
ing up the road at full speed, and, aft
er crossing the narrow bridge, he sud
denly stops at the door of the hall.
The rider then dismounts and makes
bis way up the broad oaken stairs Into
one of the rooms of the house. Dread
ful screams, as from a woman, are
then beard, which soon subside Into
groans. The horseman then makes his
appearance at the door, at once mounts
his steed and gallops off.
"His body can be seen through by
those who may chance to be' present;
his horse appears to be wild with rage,
and Its nostrils stream with fire. The
tradition Is that one of the Cunliffes
murdered his wife In that room and
that the specter horseman is the ghost
of the murderer, who Is doomed to pay
an annual visit to the home of his
victim. She Is said to have predicted
the extinction of the family, which,
according to the story, has been liter
These Observers Were Wholly Per
sonal In Their Judgments.
'The critical faculty Is rare," said
an editor and critic at a Philadelphia
art club. "It must be Impersonal. But
most of us Incline to be wholly per
sonal in our criticism. The fact was
brought home to me at one of the exhi
bitions at the Academy of Fine Arts.
"Passing from picture to picture, I
overheard many criticisms. Thus a
lady In a rich gown said:
" 'What a superb portrait of a young
girl! It should certainly win the Car
oegle prize. It Is easy to see that the
gown was made by Paqntn.'
"A fat red nosed man in a fur lined
overcoat halted before a picture enti
tled The Luncheon.'
" This still life,' he exclaimed, Ms
the most admirable I have ever seen.
Terrapin, canvasback, champagne, lob
ster. even Perigord pie—ah, what a
" 'ln this historical painting.' I heard
an antiquary say. 'the costumes are ac
curate In every detail. The painter is a
" That horse there,' said a young
polo player, 'is exactly like my Poda
sokus. Ifs the best picture in the ex
"An athlete uttered a cry of delight
before a daub called The Gladiator.'
" 'What shoulders! What arms!' he
said. 'I bet anything the Jury gives
this painting the highest award.'
"And half the throng, departing, said:
" The, picture in the last room is the
best No. we didn't see it—couldn't get
to it. In fact—but it draws far and
away the biggest crowd.'"
According to tradition, if you have a
mole on your chin you may expect to
be wealthy, while if you have it un
der your arm it promises you wealth
and honor as well. A mole on the
ankle indicates courage. On the left
temple a mole Indicates that you will
find friends among the great ones of
the earth, but if It be placed on the
right temple It warns you of coming
distress. A mole on a man's knee
means that he may expect to marry a
rich woman. A mole on the neck
promises wealth. If you have a mole
on yonr nose yon are going to be a
great traveler.' A mole on the throat
Indicates health and wealth.
What Bhe Was Working For.
Mrs. Jenkins had missed Mrs. Brady
from her accustomed haunts and. hear
ing several startling rumors concerning
her, went in search at her old friend.
"They tell me you're workin' 'ard
night an' day, Sarah Ann?" she que
"Yes," returned Mrs. Brady, "I'm un
der bonds to keep the peace for pullln'
the whiskers out of that old scoundrel
of a husban' of mine, and the magis
trate said thatf if I come afore 'im
ag'in or laid me 'ands ou the old man
he'd fine me 40 shillln's!"
"And so you're workin' 'ard to keep
out of mischief V
"I'm what! Not much! I'm workin'
'ard to save no the fine!"
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Why He Was Anxious.
Buloz, the editor of the Revue des
Deux Mondes. once had at his country
house in Savoy a numerous company
of literary people, oue of whom .was
Victor Cherbuliez. Cherbuliez contrib
uted regularly every other-year a novel
to the columns of the Revue, and a
story of his was at that time ruuuiug
in the periodical. The guests had been
out for a walk and had amused them
selves with gathering mushrooms,
which were cooked for dinner. As the
company were sitting down. It occur
red to one of the party that undoubt
edly some of the people who had tak
en part in gathering the mushrooms
knew nothing about them and that
there might be poisonous fungi *in the
This reflection so affected the-com
pany that all the people present, with
the exception of Cherbuliez. declined
to partake of the dish. He alone at
tacked it with gusto.
Thereupon Buloz showed sudden and
i4 Clierbullez! Cherbuliez! What are
you about?" he exclaimed. "Remem
ber that you haven't finished your
story in the Revue!"
Greatly to his relief, the mushrooms
turned out to be innocuous, and the
story was finished.
It Was a New "Team" to Him.
Heinrich Conried told the following
story once when chatting of his .ex
perience as an operatic director: "It
happeued In Chicago." said he. "1
went there to superintend our first sea
son in Chicago. 1 got there early in
the afteriioon. As 1 was registering
at the Auditorium a young, a very
young, newspaper man came up and
talked to me. He begged for an inter
view. I told him 1 had arranged to see
the press at That did not satisfy
him. He was on ati afternoon paper
It would be « feather in his cap If he
could scoop the town. 'Very well.'
said I to him, 'I shall give you an in
terview. but it will have to lie while
I am taking my bath.' He seemed an
intelligent and earnest young man. and
I was wilMug to do that much for him
"I turned on the water and divested
myself of my coat, and the iuterview
*' 'What do you open with?' said he.
" *1 open with "Tristan und Isolde,"
"•Have they ever been here before?"
"The first time I ever swallowed a
tack," said a carpet layer, "I jumped
to my feet and tremulously asked the
way to the hospital.
" 'What's the matter?' my mate, an
old hand, asked.
•••I've swallowed a tack,' said I.
•Good gracious, what will become of
"The old hand sat back on the car
pet he was laying and laughed.
"'Why. kid,* said he. 'it's nothing to
swallow a tack. Every professional
carpet layer swallows half a dozen or
so dally. It's a thing that causes no
inconvenience. If it did. I'd know It.
I bet I've swallowed a hundredweight
of tacks in my life.'
"And I'm sure," the carpet layer con
cluded. "my mate was telling the
truth, for since then I've swallowed
half a hundredweight myself." He
gulped. "Hang it." he said; "there
goes one now!"— New York Press.
Aroused His Wrath.
"Were you ever doue in oil?" ven
tured the wandering portrait painter.
The old farmer almost leaped out of
"Was I ever done in oil?" he roared.
"Well, I should say so! A long legged,
fox eared individual that looked some
thing like you came past here last
week and sold me a bottle of what was
supposed to be genuine olive oil to eat
on lettuce. When I poured it on the
lettuce it turned out to be sewing ma
chine oil, and, by beck, If 1 thought
But the wandering artist was gone
gone in a cloud of dust Chicago
Haiti's Lesion of Honor.
It Is not generally known that the
famous order of the Legion of Honor
was adopted at Haiti in 1849. When
Soulouque became emperor under the
name of Faustin 1., he instituted an
order in imitation of that which had
been established by Napoleon In 1802.
Statues, ribbons and insignia were pre
| cisely identical, and since the sover
eign of Haiti distributed his honors to
all and sundry with lavish hand the
French government was considerably
embarrassed. The death of Soulouque
-ended the difficulty.—Paris Gaulois.
A Poor Remedy.
Speaking of a certain measure under
discussion In the senate, a well known
congressman said: "It does not meet
the situation at all and will not reme
dy conditions. It reminds me of the
wife of a young blacksmith of Wash
ington. 'Did you sew that button on
my coat?' this blacksmith asked bis
wife one morning. 'No, dear,' the wife
answered. 'I couldn't find the button,
but I sewed up the buttonhole, so it's
Little Ethel—Mr. Rich, we're not all
made of dust are we? Mr. Rich (be
nignly)— Yes, my dear. Little Ethel
(triumphantly)— Oh. well, you aren't
'cos papa says you sprung from noth
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A Whole Week of Pleasure
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