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The Plague in China,
By all odds the most calamitous hap
pening in the world at the present time
is the spread of the plague in China in
epidemic and extremely fatsl form.
There seems to be lut little attempt
to cope with it by any cc-operative
preventive measures, either upon the
part of officials in the Provinces of
Mongolia and Manchuria, where it is
creating the greatest havoc, or upon
the part of the central authority at
Peking. The government has solicit
ed the advice of foreign experts as to
the means of prevention, but there
appears to be no machinery of sani
tary defense in existence in the em
There is, besides, a dead weight of
passive fatalism among the mass of
the people, who will do nothing for
themselves and who are suspicious and
distrustful of the offered aid of foreign
doctors or missionaries. What may be
done to help people who will not help
themselves is perhaps the most puzzling
humanitarian problem of the time-
The type of the disease is in its most
deadly pneumonic form. The density
of population, the squalor of the
villages, the swarms of rats (known
ready carriers of infection) and the
absence of all proper medical or police
direction conspire to aggravate the
horrors of the situation. Attempt at
remedy, under such circumstances
seems so futile as to take on the ap
pearance of hardihood.
Power of Public Opinion.
(Kansas City Timas.)
New evidences arise |daily that pro-
gpressive ideas regarding corporations
are getting into the inner circles of
high finance. Georj# M. Reynolds,
president of the biggest bank in Chi
cago, and next to the largest in the
United States, declared in favor of
government securities, in testifying
before the railway securities commis
sion, which is investigating the sub
Mr. Reynolds spoke of a “changing
public sentiment," and he said that “it
is the desire of the moneyed interests
more and more to conform to the dic
tates of public opinion." Similar opin
ions have been voiced rccentlv by many
of the men of large affairs, including
George W. Perkins, E. H. Gary, W.
D. Hines and W. C. Brown. Clearly
no intelligent man in America can fail
to realize that public opinion, thorou
ghly aroused, is a power which, soon
or late, must dominate all other in
fluences in this country, and it is just
as clear that public opinion is un
alterably and overwhelmingly working
toward holding all big corporations to
a strict accounting alike to their pat
rons and to their stockholders.
Have A Care.
The report with reference to the bill
before the Legislature providing for the
issue of a million dollars in bonds for
the erection of an administration build
ing, indicate its probable passage. The
necessity for the building is admited
but a million dollar building is not nec-
cessary. One costing half that amount
will be ample for all purposes. The
State is in no condition financially to
erect costly buildings.
Another measure that seems to have
plain sailing is one to increase the num
ber of Superior Court judges from 16
to 20. The necessity for the increase
is not apparent and The Landmark does
not believe it exists in some of the lar
ger counties, such as Guilford and
Mecklenburg, more courts are needed,
but fewer terms are needed in some of
the smaller counties and under a pro
per adjustment the present force of
judges could do the work, if they will
honestly put in the time for which
they are paid. Iredell, for instance,
is entitled to eight weeks of court a
year and it is rare that the full two
weeks are put in at any one term. At
the court which ended last week there
was just one weed of work. If the
time is not to be utilized the terms
should be cut down. Moreover, county
courts are being increased all over the
State. These dispose of a large vol
ume of business which formerly oc
cupied the time of the Superior Covrts,
and in addition it is claimed that crim
inal business is decreasing in the State.
If the business of the Superior courts
is decreasing there can be no good
reason for increasing the number of
The legislators should have a care
about these matters. ^Statesville Land
When her child is in danger a woman
will risk her life to protect it. No
great act of heroism or risk of life is
necessary to procict a child from croup
Give Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and
all danger is avoided. For sale by
Wetting it Down.
“Do you think man is made of dust"
“I am sure of it."
“What has convinced you?"
“The fact that when a man drinks
too much his name is mud."—Houston
Sedentary habits, la*k of outdoor ex
ercise, insufficient mastication of food
constipation, a torpid liver, worry and
anxiety, are the most common causes
of stomach troubles. Correct your
habits and take Chamberlain's Stomach
and liiver Tablets and you will soon be
well again. For sale by all Dealers
Every Little Bit Helps
“Is there any one present who wishes
the prayers of the congregation for
a relative or friend?" asks the minis
“I do," says the angular lady who
arises from the rear pew. “I want
the congregation to pray for my hus
“Why, Sister Abigal!" replies the
minister. “You have no husband as
“Yes, but I want you all to pitch in
an’ pray for one for me!"—Life.
WORKING NEVADA THIS TIME.
Holders of Fraudulent
Bonds Still Active.
Washington Dispatch, ^tb, to Ral
eigh News and Observe.
Although they failed of success in
their contest for control of North
Carolita at the November election, the
carpet-bag bond lootera have not des
paired, and are yet buisy in their efforts
to give value to their worthless and
The men who own the old recon
struction bonds have finally securcd a
foothold in Nevada, where they have
obtained a decision from the State
Supreme Ck>nrt, directing that the
Govenor accept North Carolina carpet
bag bonds of the faoa value of $400,000.
The court held that it,had no other
alternative than to direct tho Govenor
to accept the bonds, by reason of the
act passed by the Legislature last year
This act is similar to the one that
Marion Butler and ex-Senaor Pettigrew
induced the Legislature of South Dakota
to pass for the purpose of collecting the
donation of Schafer bonds. Where the
Legislature of Nevadi^ passed the act
providing for the acceptance of do
nations of bcHads to the State, the fact
was not.known that the State was to
be made the tool of a lot of speculators
and shy looks in New York and
Vjk>venor Dickenson, of Nevada has
protestod against the acceptance of the
bonds, but the Supreme Court of the
State holds that under the law he must
receive them. This does not mean
that the carpet-bag bond looters will
be able to use Nevada as a cat’s paw.
Both United States Senators Nixon, a
Republican, and Newlands, a Dem
ocrat, are unwilling that their State
shall be a party to any such disgraceful
transaction. Today Senator Nixon
sought out Senator Overman on the
floor of the Senate and called his atten
tion to a Nevada newspaper, giving an
account of the decision by the Supreme
Court. Senator Nixon at the same
time drafted a telegn^m to the CJovenor
of the State, calling on him to resist
the effort to make the State of Ne
vada a collecting agents for the carpet-
bafc bond looters.
It is the opinion of Senators
Newland and Nixon that the Nevada
L^tlature will repudiate the law
authorizing the gift of the bonds,
which will put an end to the whole
affair. The Legislature is not yet in
Falls Victim ToThieves.
S. W. Bends, of Coal City, Ala., has
a justifiable grievance. Two thieves
stole his health for twelve years. They
were a liver and kidney trouble. Then
Dr. Kintr’s New Life Pills throttled
them. He’s well now. Unrivaled for
Constipation. Malaria, Headache,
j)yspe[ sia. 25c Mebane Drug Co.
Tortured For 15 Years
by a cure-defying stomach trouble
that baffled doctors, and resisted all
remedies he tried, John W. Mndders,
of Moddersville, Mich., seemed doomed.
He had to sell his farm and give up
work. His neighbors said, “he can’t
live much longer." “Whatever I ate
distressed me," he wrote, “till I tried
Electric Bitters, which worked such
wonders for me that I can now eat
things I could not take for years, [ts
surely a grand remedy for stomach
trouble." Just as good for the liver
and kidneys. Every bottle guaranteed.
Only 50c at Mebane Drug Co.
“Crown Brand Ko-Press-Ko-Kake
Is Whole Cotton Seed, With The Lint Thoroughly Re
moved, And The Oil Pressed Out Gold.
Cooking cotton seed meal hardens the Albu minoid
In the Ko-Press-Ko-Kake, the Albu minoid are not affected, and there 25 per cent^
to 30 per cent more digestible matter than in the cooked meal.
By this method of pressing the cotton seed, the original feed value contained
therein is retained. It can be fed with com, chop, meal, bran, and other feeds,
alone. Cattle can not gulp it, as they do meal or bran, but are obliged to masti
cate it, which insures bettei* digestion.
It can be fed more heavily to cattle than the cooked meal, thereby reducing
your com and bran ration, It has been proven that it will put more flesh on cat
tle than any other feed on the market, and do it cheaper.
Protein and fat are the basis of all food value
Best Wheat Bran contains
Cow Pea Hay
Best Timothy Hay
Therefore, Ko-Press-Ko-Kake, as we make it, has over three times the feeding
value of CORN, nearly twice the feeding value of WHEAT BRAND, and over
three times the value of other forage. It is the greatest of feeds for Dairy pur
The Experimental Station of Nebraska puts it ahead of Linseed and Cotton
Seed Meal, and gives it the highest feeding test ever made at that station, and
says. The fact that it has not been cooked is greatly in its favor for stock-feeding-
purposes. We know this to be the greatest feed on the market. Try it and you
MANUFACTURED ONLY BY
Universal Oil And Fertilizer Co., wiimington, n c.
DIXIE MILLS, Burlington N. C., Distributers,
For sale in Mebane by Holmes-Warron Co.
20.00 per ct.
10.17 per ct.
16.76 per ct.
19.47 per ct.
8.34 per ct.
6.04 per ct.
39.36 per ct-
gy BIG MID-WINTER
BEGINS FRIDAY MOBNING FEBRIIABY I7TH. AND ENDS FEBBUABY 26f
A time of extraordinary value giving. All winter goods and
odd lots of seasonable merchandise to be sold at GENUINE
Sale starts Friday morning at 9 o’clock—Below we give a
list of just a few of the bargains marked down for the sale.
Bargain prices on men's wool
hats, 1 lot of men's hats your
1 Big lot of hats regular price
$2.50 special sale price $1.69.
1 Lot men's regular $2. hats
marked down for this sale 99c.
Big assortment men's and boys
caps your choice while they last
Big lot Misses Tam 0 Shanter
caps, your choice 19c.
Big lot of men's, ladies, boys,
Misses and children’s sweaters
to close out at just h the regu
Special bargains in this depart
ment—men's 50c. fleece lined
garments marked down 39c
Big lot of ladies heavy ribbed
vests to close out at 19c.
Men's 75c. heavy fleeced under
wear, 59c. during this sale.
During this sale we are going
to offer seme special low prices
on men's, hdies. boys, Misses
and children's shoes. In this de
partment you will find some
Just a few left which we ex
pect to close out at greatly re
Special offerings in men’s, and
Besides the above named articles, we have a lot of others to numerous to mention for
want of space—Don^t simply take our word, but call and see for yourself.
REMEMBER this sale only lasts for 10 days “call earlyBuying will be fast and furi
ous. Early buyers will have the advantage. All goods for this sale will be marked in
plain figures, one price to all—No goods charged at bargain prices, strictly cash or barter,
No goods sent out on approval.
SALE BEGINS FRIDAY MORNING FEB. I7TH.
Mebane - N. C.
A nice line of the best makes of shoes, hats etc.
DRY GOODS, notions^Constantly on hand a
full line of pure fresh proceries.
Don't fail to see our 5 and lOcts counter ?t will
Highest prices paid for all country produce. We
make special effort to please both in prices, and
quality of goods.
J. D. HUNT, &BRO.
Wmhouse St. Mebane, N. C
He Gave Up.
(From the New York Telegraph.)
A man from Omaha, walking down
Broadway with a devotee of the Rialto,
aaked why New York seemed so full of
*‘It isn’t,’’replied the New Yorker.
“That’s just an impression you West
erners get. Of course, this city has its
share of divorces, but you must re
member New York is much larger than
any other place in the United States
/and it is the originating point for more
news th*n any other city. That’s why
you hear of so much divorce here.”
“That jsounds all right.” said the
Omaha man, “but juat the same I’ll
bet there’s more divorce here in New
York in proportion to its size than there
is in any other American city.”
“Justto prove that you’re wrong,”
said the New Yorker, “I’ll tell you
what we’ll do. We’ll stop the first
five men we meet here on Broadway,
explain the argument to them, and ask
if they’re not married and happy. I’ll
bet ^t least four of them will answer
in the affirmative,”
“All right,” said the other. “Here
comes a man. Let’s stop him.”
The New Yorker took one look and
gave up. The man approaching was
“I never felt so near my grave,”
writes W. R. Patterson,of Welling ton
Tex., as when a frightful cough and
lung trouble pulled me down to 100
pounds, in spite of doctor’s treatment
for two years. My father, mother and
two sisters died of consumption, and
that I am alive today is due solely to
Dr. King’s New Discovery, which
completel’/ cured me. Now 1 weigh 187
pounds ar^ have been weU and strong
for years.” Quick, safe, sure, its the
best remedy on earth for coughs, colds,
lagrippe, asthma, croup, and all throat
and lung trouUes. 50c &41,00. Trial
bottle free. Guaranteed by Mebane,
“Only Privileged Inter
ests Want A Snail Pace
(From the Cleveland News-Independent
The reactiohary programme of revision
“schedule by schedule” will take years,
probably manv years Meantime the
outrageous Aldrich duties on food,
clothing and raw materials will remain
in force. The trust with the stronges
pull will get its schedule investigated
last. Slow, scientific revisions by boards
bureaus and commissions will be fine
when the tariff to be revised is some
thing like a square deal to start with.
But snail’s pace revision of the ex
tortionate Aldrich tariff is wanted by
nobody but the privileged interests.
Of course the people want a square
deal now. When they get it >hey will
want all the boards and commissions
needed to keep it square.
They look to President Taft to call
for the new deal as soon as the law
A piece of fiannel dampened whip
Chamberlain’s Liniment and bound on
to the affected parts is superior to any
Piaster, When troubled with lame back
or pains in the side or chest give it a
tritl and you are certain to be more
than pleased with the prompt relief
which it affords. Sold by all Dealer, s
OUR WHITE SALE NOW IN FULL BUST
CONTINUES ALL NEXT WEEK
Laces, Embroideries, White Goods
* CLEARANCE SALE OF
WOMEN’S SUITS, COATS AND DRESSE
Big counter men’s and women’s shoes at re
duced prices. Men’s heavy winter suits
and overcoats reduced.
CHILDRENS SCHOOL DRSSES.
New spring line now on display.
Ladies Tailored Waist, New Styles.
NO TROUBLE TO SHOW GOOOS HERE.
GLAD TO HAVE YOU LOOK AND COM
Greensboro, N. C.
A Western agricultural college has
added to its curriculum a course in
table manners. Why not also include
our on street manners, on home in
fant on good m'arners in general.
You are probably aware that pneu
monia always results from a cold, but
you never heard of a cold resulting in
pneumonia when Chamberlain’s Cough
Remedy was used. Why take the risk
when this remedy may be had for a
trifle? For sale by lers
JUST A WHIFF OF
will tell you it is certainlv
fine, and a cup of it in the
morning will prove that it
tastes even better than it
smells. Rich, golden brown
in color, with plenty of
body, but no bitter taste, it is coffee fit for a King. Be good
to yourself and try a pound. Arbuckles coffee 20cts per lb.
other grades just as cheap. TAKE A LOOK at the NEW
GOODS, the PKETTIEST, LATEST STYLES to be found.
Haul Obers Guano while you can get it. Don’t wait un
til the rush.
YOUNG MEN see our TIES, NEW SHIRTS, also those
PRETTY SLIPPERS to be seen at
H. E. Wilkinson, Go’s.
“THE STORE OF QUALITY”
Mebane, N. C.