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CARNEGIE AND LIBRARIES.
He Has Chosen as a Special Field
the Advancement of l hose Who
Desire to Learn.
Andrew Carnegierecently madei
* statement explaining why he
feels bo much interest in libraries
and why he is devoting millions
to the establishment of fret* libra
ries that may be at all times ao
nessible to aspiring young men
eager for knowledge. He says:
"When 1 was a working boy in
Pittsburg. Colonel Anderson, of
Alleghany?a name 1 can never
speak without feeliuirs of devo
tional gra tit 11 le?opened his little
library of four hundred books to
boys. Every Saturday afternoon
he was in attendanceat his house
to exchange books. No one but
he who has felt it can ever know
the intense longing with which
the arrival of Saturday was
awaited, that a new book might
be had. My brother and Air.
Phipps, who have been my prin
cipal business partners through
life, shared witn me Colonel An
derson's generosity, and it was
when reveling in the treasures
which he opened to us that 1
resolved, if ever wealth catne to
sie, that it should be used to es
tablish free libraries, that other
poor boys might receive oppor
tunities similar to those for
which we were indebted to that
This explanation is creditable
alike to the heart and head of
the millionaire. He has been suc
cessful in business far beyond the
wildest dreams of his boyhood,
but he has not forgotten lii:t
?arly ambition to place the
means of acquiring knowledge
within the reach of other poor
and struggling young men.
No doubt lie built many castles
in the air in those far away
days of his poverty, but now lie
finds himself about to found his
nasties on solid ground. Here
after thousands of men and
women will rise up to bless his
memory for having placed within
their hands the keys to tin* t reas
ure house of knowledge.
i arncgie iia i very iinuwi op
portunities for obtaining an euu
cation in his boyhood, but he
made diligent use of the means J
within his reach, and he became
not only an uncommonly success- j
fill business man but a scholar of
no mean attainments and a vig
orous and entertaining writer.
His example goes far towards
proving the truth of the old sav
ing, that where there is a will
there is a way.
He might have frittered away
his spare moments in idle sport
or dissipation, as so many young 1
men of fine natural endowments!
have done, but he utilized his in
tervals of leisure by improving)
his mind and storing his head!
with useful knowledge. Now he
is setting an example to other
millionaires which c annot fail to i
stimulate them to employ at i
least a portion of their wealth i
for the public good. He has j
chosen for his special field the i
establishment of libraries, be
cause he knows from |H>rsonal
experience that when a man has i
mastered the art of reading and
has access to books he can im
prove himself in any branch of
science to an unlimited degree
though he may never have hail
the ail vantage of college training, i
There are many other directions i
in which wealth may be employed i
for the public good, such as the i
endowment of institutions of i
learning or of hospitals or the 1
erection of homes for the aged or ]
for orphans, or schools for the i
defective classes, or a hundred I
other ways that will alleviate i
suffering and bring untold bless- <
ings to humanity. i
The privilege of bestowing ben- 1
efactions on so grand a scale <
comes to comparatively few, but
even men of moderate wealth can
do something on the same line,
and if all men of moderate wealth
would do what is in their power i
the world would oe infinitely l>et- t
ter through their beneficence? '
Lynchburg News. t
Caugbt A Dreadtui Cold. j
Marion Kooke, manager for T. t
M. Thompson, a large importer 1
of fine millinery at l(>.r?8 Mil- i
waukee Ayenue, Chicago, says: i
"During the late severe weather i
I caught a dreadful cold which '
kept me awake at night and made ?
me unfit to at tend my work dur- 1
ing the day. One of my milliners <
was taking Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy for a severe cold at that i
time, which seemed to relieve her
eo quickly that 1 bought some (
for myself. It acted like magic
and began to improve at once. 1
I am now entirely well aqd feel
very pleased to acknowledge its i
merits. For sale by Hood Bros, i
The Herald and Home A Farm <
one year for .25. ]
Russia's Interests in Manchuria.
M. Tatischeff, Russian financial
agent in England, was interview
ed yesterday by a newspaper rep
resentative <>11 the Manchurian
question. He pointed out that
he had nothing whatever to do
with its political aspect; ull he
could deal with was t tie economic
side. To an inquiry as to what
necessitated Russian entering
into a treaty with China with
resjieet to Manchuria, he replied:
"Russia has vast interests in
Manchuria, greater than any
other power. She has spent
something like ?50,000,000
(#250,000,000) 011 the greatest
of enterprises in modern or an
cient times?the Siberian Railway
?and not by any means a small
proportion of that has been ex
pended in that part of the line
which is laid down in Manchuria.
One of the most important por
tions of that great railroad is the
Manchurian section. It gives us
the outlet into the sea which is
necessary to the whole under
taking?I mean the Port Arthur
"Surely, therefore, it is only
natural that Russia should take
ull possible and necessary pre
cautions to protect 1 he property
and the money of her people. This
is all she desires to do. Russia
has stated in as clear a manner
as possible that she has no idea
of annexing Manchuria."?Lon
don Telegraph, April 1.
The Best Blood Purifier.
The blood is constantly being
purified by the lungs, liver and
kidneys, keep these organs in a
healthy condition and the bowels
regular and you will have no need
of a bloo 1 purifier. For this pur
pose then* is nothing equal to
Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets, one dose of them
will do you more good than a
dollar bottle of the best blood
purifier. Price 25 cents. Sam
ples free at Hood liros.'s drug
Universities and Labor.
There are in this country 44
universities or colleges which con
tain more than 1000 students
each. Fourteen ot these institu
tions have more than 2000 stu
dents each, and in each of six
leading universities there are
more than .4000 students. These
six are: Harvard 4288, universi
ty of Michigan 3700, Minnesota
3410, Georgia 3205, Chicago
3183, and California, 3025.
There probably are over 100,0(H)
students in the various universi
ties and colleges of America at
present , and the whole number of
persons who are lieing educated
m the schools and colleges com
bined is given as 10,738,323. 4 he
Chicago Kecord-Herald nays this
general tendency towards educa
tion means one thing?labor in
this country must be dignified
socially. It is going to be linpos- ?
sible for all the boys and voung
men who are now in the schools
and colleges to get into profes
sions. Many of them will have
to work with their hands. Man- 1
ual labor will have to be done <
even after everybody is educated. '
He Kept His Leg. 1
Twelve years ago J. W. Sulli
van, of Ha'rtford ,Conn.. scratched I
his leg with a rusty wire. Intlam- <
ination and blood poisoning set <
in. For two years lie suffered in
tensely. Then the best doctors
urged amputation, "but, he '
writes, "I used onebottleof Elec- '
trie Hitters atulltfboxesof Buck- -
len's Arnica Salve and my leg
was sound and well as ever'
For Eruptions, Eczema, Tetter. <
4alt Rheum. Sores and all blood <
lisorders Electric Hitters has no ?
aval on earth. Try them. Hood
Bros, will guarantee satisfaction
jr refund money. Only 50 cents. .
The Depopulation of India.
The depopulation of India
h rough famine and cholera is
resuming alarming proportions. '
The latest advices from Simla
tav the census returns of the cen- i
ral provinces show a decrease of
iver 1,000,000 since 1891, when 1
in increase of 1,500,000 might
nave been expected. It is esti
mated that 5,000,000 have died i
n India since 1806 from causes i
directly due to the famine. In
western India things are even
worse. The Oodeypoor state re- '
turns show a decrease of 840,000, '
or 45 per cent, of the population;
the state of Bhopoul shows a de- J
rrease of 808,000; the district of 1
Banda shows a decrease of 124,- <
BOO, and so on; in Bombay city
the population will have dimin
ished by 50,000. The localities
which escaped the plague show a i
satisfactory, though inoompen- <
Rating, increase?tor instance, i
Madras, which has gained 8 per i
jent over 1891.?Springfield Re
Points from a New Boarder.
When the new boarder went
into the dining-room and eat
down there wan only one other
person at the table, sa.vs the
Chicago Times-Herald. The new
boarder had a kind heart and
thought he would be affable.
"I s'pose you've boarded here
for some time?" he said to the
"Yes. Quite awhile."
"How is it? Any good?"
"Yes, pretty fair. I have no
complaint to make."
"Landlady treat you decent?"
"Well, perhaps I ought to" .
And then he hesitated.
"Oh, never mind, old man,"
said the new boarder. "That's
all right. I'm- on. but say,
mebbv you never tried chucking
her under thechinonce in awhile.
That's the way to get on wit h
'em. I never had a landlady
that didn't treat me A1 yet. It's
all in the way you handle 'em.
Call 'em 'sister' and give 'em
soft, oozy talk about their looks.
That's tiie way to fetch 'em. I'll
bet you 1 can live here a month
right now without bein' asked for
a cent. Watch me nudge her
when she comes in. before this
time to-morrow she'll be tellin'
me her family history. I'oor old
girl! Probably got tied up to
some John Henry who was about
man enough to shoo chicken out
of the yard, and that's all. My
name's Hudson. 1 jet's see, 1
haven't heard yours, have I?"
"N?no, 1 believe not. but it
doesn't matter. I'm just the
'Tis Easv to Feel Good.
Countless thousands have
found a blessing to the body in
Dr. King's New Life Pills, which j
positively cure Constipation,:
Sick Headache, Dizziness, Jaun-1
dice, Malaria, Fever and Ague
and all Liver and Stomach
troubles. Purely vegetable; never
gripe or weaken. Only 25c at i
Hood Bros, drugstore.
A Full Smokehouse.
The farmer that always has a
full smokehouse, as a general (
thing, has a full pocket-book.
1 he farmer that has his smoke-;
house in the West has a lean
pocket-book and a big mortgage
on him. ? Livingston Southern
"I have been troubled with in
digestion forten years, have tried
many things and spent much
money to no purpose until I tried i
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure. 1 have
taken two bottles and gotten
more relief from them than all
other medicines taken. 1 feel
more like a boy than I have felt
in twenty years."?Anderson
Higgs of Sunny Lane,Tex. Thous
ands have testified as did Mr.
Higgs ?Hood Bros., Hare &. Son,
J. It. Led better.
The Facts Are All In.
gathered the floating atoms out
of chaos and combining them
formed the great round world
md sent it spinningon its course
Little Richard?J. Pierpont
Morgan,but I don't know whether
inybody seen him whenhedoneit
or not.?Chicago Record-Herald.
"1 had piles so bad I could get
no rest nor find a curt1 until I
ried DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve.
After using it once, I forgot I ever
lad anything like Piles."?E. C
lioice, Soniers Point, N. Y. Look
nut for imitations. Be sure you
isk for DeWitt's. Hood Bros.,'
tlare A Son. J. R. I>edttetter.
Mrs. P. D. Armour and Ogden
Armour, widow and son of the
jiven Armour Institute at Chi
To Cure a Cold In one Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine
Tablets. All druggists refund
the money if it fails to cure. E.
W. Grove's signature on each
Bishop Henry M. Turner, in a
sermon at Macon, Ga., advocated j
sending negro criminals to Afriea.
Spring coughs are specially
langerous and unless cured at
once, serious results often follow.
Dne Minute Cough Cure acts like
magic. It is not a common mix
ture but is a high grade remedy.
J. R. I.edbetter, Hood Bros.,
Hare & Son.
An important feature in con
nection with the establishment of
civil government in the Philip
pines will be the selection of an
officer who will rank in authority
between the President and Gov
Th*re i? no poison so highly contagions,
so deceptive aud so destructive. Ix>n't be
too sure you are cured because all external
signs of the disease have disappeared, a id
the doctor says you are well. Many per
sons have been dosed with Mercury a id
Potash for months or years, and pro
noupced cured ? to realize when too 1. tc
that the disease was only covered up ?
m |i M _ driven from the
Uko Ooffota L.kOm gUrfacc to break
out again, and to their sorrow and mortifi
cation find those nearest and dearest tc
them have been infected by this loath- I
some disease, for no other poison is so 1
surely transmitted from parent to child
as this Often a bad case of Kheumatis.n,
Catarrh, Scrofula or severe skin disea e,
an old sore or ulcer develop'ng in middle
life, can be traced to blood poison con
["early TS,a S,n ?f tho
life, fur it remains smoldering in the sys
tem forever, unless properly treated and
driven out in the lieginning. S. S. S. id
the only antidote for this peculiar virus,
the only remedy known that can over
come it and drive it out of the blood, and
it does this so thoroughly and effectually
that there is never a return of the disease
to embarrass or humiliate you afterwards,
anjj. curcs Contagious lilood
vy ' Poison in any aud all
stages; contains no
vjL mineral tr break down
your constitution ; it is
purely vegetable and the only blood puri
fier known that cleanses the blood and
at the same time builds up the general
Our little book on contagious blood
poison is the most complete and instruc
tive ever issued; it not only tells all
about this disease, but also how to cure
yourself at home. It is free and should
be in the hands of everyone seeking a
cure. Send for it
THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.. ATLANTA, 6A.
I have a full Hue of Hardware,
Cart, Wagon and
Nails, Screws, hinges.
Tinware. Oil, Lead Plows,
Sewing Machines, &c.
I still have some
and some other things in General
Merchandise which I am running
off at reduced prices. Come and
J, E CREECH,
SELMA, N. C,
Do not be deceived by those who ad
vertise a $60.00 Sewing Machine for
$20.00. This kind of a machine can
be bought from us or any of our
dealers from $15.00 to $18.00.
wt make a variety.
THE NEW HOME IS THE BEST.
The Feed determines the strength or
weakness of Sewing Machines. The
Double Feed combined with other
strong points makes the New Home
the best Sewing Machine to buy.
Write for CIRCULARS STkS
we manufacture and prices before purchasing
THE REV HOHE SEWING HAGH1NE gO.
38 Union 8q. N. Y., Chicago, I1L, Atlanta, Oa.,
at. Louis,Mo., Dallas,Tax.,San Franc lsoo, Chi |
FOR SALE BY
J. M. BEATY,
8mithfield, b. c
Rand & Stephenson,
We desire to call the attention of the
public of cniitlifleld and vicinity to the
fact that we have associated ourselves to
gether for the purpose of engaging In a
-4ontracting and Buildings
We want the work and we think that we
can make it to your interest to have us '
to do yours. Estimates promply fur
nished on all kinds wood or brick work.
Call on or address
W*j!Vt?*h?Mon } R,nd & Stephenson.
8mithfield. v. c .
and Colds. Give White's Fever
Medicine every half hour and
apply White's Black Liniment.
Colic and Kidnev troubles, give
White's Colic and Kidney Cure.
Staggers i Give White s Purga
tive and White's Fever Medicine.
Worms: Give White's Purga
tive and White's Worm anri Con
Allen Lee, Druggist.
We have on hand a large sup
ply of Short Form Lien Bonds? 1
for advances and old deb't. Bend
us yohr orders. The Herald.
| SOME 1901 PRICES, g
? Itixie Plow*. $1. J
J Stonewall Plows. #1.75. *
2 Traces. 40, 00, 75.
JP Hreast Chains, 30. 50. J
Humes, 30, 40, 05.
V" Collars, 45, 75, ?1 and up. ?
Mg Collar Pads, 25, 30, 40. J
2 Mridles, 05, 75. #1, #1.25. *
J Plow Lines, 12'4,15, 20. ?
Hack Hands. 10, 15, 20, 25. 2
Grub Hoes, 45, 50, 75. 2
("otton Hoes, 30. 40. 3
Axes, First-class, 50. 5
Shovels. 75, 90, $1.10. 3
Spades, 50, $1. 10. ff
Forks. 40, 50, GO. ?
Hakes, 25, 30, GO. ft
J Stonewall, Dixie, Clipper, Ward, [*
2 L. W. BOSS CASTINGS
ft AS LOW AS ARK SOLD ELSEWHERE. ?
ft White Lead, Oil, Ready .Mixed l'aints, as low as can be ft
ft sold. Doors, Windows, &e. ft
| E. J. MOLT & CO. |
S. R. /Morgan,
8mithkiki.it, n. c. and Undertaker,
will repair furniture and frame your picture*. Full lliu " ?f Caskets and Coffin*
Men's, Ladies' and Children's Burial Robes and Shoes. Ilose JOInves, <?c. Thank*
to my friends and natrons for past patrnnaire. Hope to serve you in future
1 RACKET STORE. I
? W hen you hear of a racket store you usually think of a ?
2 place where shoddy, common goods are sold, but this idea ?#
? is wrong in regard to my store. ?
si A CHANGE 1
J? A change has bteu made In my business and hereatter I shall carry a ??
2 full stock of ^
?2 DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, SHOES, HATS, CLOTHING. MILLINERY, *
J Dress Goods, Furniture, Harness, Stoves, Hardwate and some Groceries- ?
J My goods are marked at an even per cent., so that when I buy bargains, 2
* I sell them as bargains. My goods are all
? Marked in Plain Figures 8
(AC and you can see the prices and they are fixed so low you AC
(AC can buy the goods low. Plenty of goods and lowest prices. AC
(AC The cash will buy goods cheap and I promise you shall AC
Jf buy them cheap if you trade with me. AC
| J. H. PARKER, g
$ Nl?tf. SELMA, N. C. AC
WE REEF A FIRST-CLASS HARDWARE STORE WITH
ALL SUCH THINGS AS
Stoves, Ready Mixed Paints, Oils, Lead, Guns,
PISTOLS, AMMUNITION, TINWARE,
STARK'S GENUINE DIXIE PLOWS.
CHILLED PLOWS for one or two horses, GLOBE CULTIVATORS,
WAGON MATERIAL. NAILS and HORSE SHOES, POCKET and TABL1
CUTLERY. FIRST QUALITY BELTING,
SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, CROCKERY, LAMPS, Extra i-eavy Team Collars, etc
COX COTTON PLANTERS FOR SALE.
Just received a big lot of Devoe's Old Reliable l'aints and Color*
in Oil. Every Gallon Gnaranteed.
Osborne mowers and Reapers for Sale-.
We ask your patronage and promise you good treatment.
Clayton Hardware Company,
C. W. CARTER, Owner and Proprietor,
DID?tf. CLAYTON, N. C.
* a K, MASSENGILL, %
ff DUNN, N.C.] Dealer in [DUNN, N. C. ?
If Dry Goods Notions, Clothing,
? SHOES, HATS, CAPS. ?
If OENTS' FURNISHINGS. X
g Heavy and Fancy (groceries J
J AND GENERAL MERCHANDISE 5
? ' ? 1
#rj Look out for our ad next week. Prices always right. ?*
? TWO STORES.
S 3 and 5 East Broad St DUNN, N. C 3
2 Mil STB jg
Bill Files, Letter Files,
LEGAL AND FOOLSCAP PAPER, PENS
and Penholders for Sale at Herald Office.