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Love is Thine.
"What tboutfh the star* have ceased Vo shine?
Lu\ e la thine,
tfjoutfb on thorns thou dost recline?
Love is thine.
"W'hoeo doelh Lome's sweetf will
I u u world tbat worketh i 1,
Peace abidoth with him still:
Love is thine!
? Frank L. Stanton.
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Motes oi the Opening of the Inter
state and West Indian Fair.
Vfow York Sun.
Charleston, in which the Mid
winter Kxposition opens to-day,
is no mean city in the opinion of
its inhabitants, who numbered
55,000 by the Federal census of
1000. For Charleston these
tilings are claimed.
The only tea farm in the West
ern Hemisphere is within 20 miles
of the chief commercial city of the
second largest cotton manufac
turing State in the Union.
Charleston is the port of ship
ment of sea island cotton, the
finest cotton grown in the world,
and South Carolina rice is the
finest rice grown in the world;
and according to authentic agri
cultural record, the largest yield
of corn ever grown on one acreof
land in the United States was
grown in South Carolina.
South Carolina granite, it is
claimed, is the purest granite in
the United States.
The Palmetto City, situated six
miles from the Atlantic and with
in forty miles of the Gulf Stream,
in the best strategic point on the
South Atlantic Coast, and as
such has been selected by the
Navy Department as tliesitefor
one of the largest navy yards in
the eoun< rv.
It is nearer to the >rreat Missis
sippi Valiev, taking St Louisas
the central point, than any city
on the Atlantic Coast, north or
south. By the building of the
Nicaragua s dp canal,Charleston
will be in >re advantageously sit
uated for direct steamship lines
to nearly every important market |
of the world, than any other At-1
lantic port?New York of course,
It is one of the oldest cities in
the 1 nited States, the first settle
ment having been made 200years
ago by Kuglish colonists. One
hundred years ago Charleston's
population was IS,000, exceeded
only by Philadelphia, New York,
Baltimore and Itoslon.
It was the pioneer in railway
construction in America. The
first railroad ever operated on
this continent by locomotive was
the old South Carolina Kailroad
from Charleston to Hamburg,
designed for the transportation
of botli passengers and merc han
dise Six miles of the road were
completed in the summer of 1830,
and a locomotive was run on it.
This locomotive was constructed
in New York and was the first
one built in this country.
The forecast of the Weather
Bureau for Charleston in Decem
ber, 1901, based on the record of
December, 1900,is: Average tem
perature, 51; maximum, 70;
minimum, 35, and days with tem
perature below 32 degrees, the
freezing point, none.
The depth of the channel of the
Charleston harbor, one of the
best in the United States, is 30
feet. That of Savannah, is 24;
New Orleans, 26; Mobile, 25;
Port Iloyal,26; Wilmington,N.C.,
28, and Brunswick, Ga., 25.
There are 10,000 white male
inhabitants in Charleston and
11,000 white female inhabitants.
There are more colored than
white inhabitants in the Palmetto
TDe Hostilities 01 tneLivii war,
the bitter memories of which
thirty years' time has nearly
effaced, were begun near Charles
ton on April 12, 1861. At a
meeting of the Hoard of Directors
of the South Carolina exposition
it was, on motion, resolveo "that
as no place in the United States
is richer in historic associations,
the Hoard of Directors assure the
Grand Army ot tne Republic a
most cordial welcome, if this city
shall be selected as the place for
the first Grand Army in the south
in the twentieth century."
Foils A Deadly Attack.
"My wife was so ill that good
physicians were unable to help
tier," writes M. M. Austin,of Win
chester, Ind., "but was complete
ly cured by Dr. King's New Life
Dills." They work wonders in
stomach anil liver troubles. Cure
constipation, sick headache. 25c.
at Hood Hros. drug store.
Greenland is one of the very
few countries where infectious
diseases are unkown.
Stops the Con^h and Works oft the Cold
Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tab
lets cure a cold in one day. No
Gure, No P^r. l'rise 25 cents.
CHRISTMAS TREE TRADE.
How One Man Began a Large and
A writer in Country Life in
America retells the story of one
Mark Carr, a jolly, sturdy wood
man living among thefoottiillsof
the Catskills, who, about fifty
years ago originally conceived
the idea of sending Christmas
trees to the .New York market.
Then the Christmas tree was a
custom mostly celebrated by for
j eigners. He had heard or read
ot celebrations in the metropolis,
when churches and houses were
adorned with pine, hemlock and
holly. It occurred to him that
the stately young tir trees,cover-1
iug the mountain side about his'
modest home, might be made I
profitable. The chopping and
transportation woulu comprise
the whole cost of the enterprise
and it could be done at a season
when he had littleelse to do. So, ^
early in December, 1851, Mark!
and his boys drove two ox sleds,
loaded with young trees, through j
the deep snow to the river at
Catskill, whence the lather started
with them for the city.
()ne old-fashioned silver dollar j
secured a strip of sidewalk on the i
corner of Greenwich and Vesey j
streets, and there the long-sighted j
mountaineer set forth his forest
novelties. Customers speedily j
appeared, soon tun ing all his
wares at prices that seemed to
him positively exorbitant. High 1
ly elated, Mark enjoyed a few
days of town life and returned;
home, but the next year he came
again with a much larger stock,
and from that time to this the!
business has continued to increase
until now hundreds of thousands j
of trees are yearly sold from i
Mark Carr's old corner.
A Million Voices
Could hardly express the thanks
of Homer Hall,of West Point, la.
Listen why: A severe cold had
settled on his lungs, causing a [
most obstinate cough. Several!
physicians said he had consump- j
tion, but could not help him.
When all thought he was doomed |
lie began to use Dr. King's New j
Discovery for Consumption and j
writes?'"it completely cured me'
and saved my life. I now weign j
227 lbs." It's positively guaran-j
teed for Coughs, Colds and Lung;
troubles. Price 50c. and $1.00.1
Trial bottles free at Hood Bros, j
The Country Editor.
"No man in the community j
does more for the public and re-!
I reives less for it than the country j
; editor. If all the space he em- j
| ploys in booming the town, in j
helping individuals, in making
statesmen?sometimes out of
| pretty raw material?were paid
for even at half the legal rate, he
j would be the richest man in the
I country. j
"Few country editors are rich, |
i but they are of more service to
the communities where they live
than the wealthiest man. They
are in the forefront of every move
ment for progress. They do the
work and leave the emolpments
to others. A good, clean, honest
country newspaper?and most
country newspapers are good and
clean and honest?helps on every
worthy cause and deserves every
encouragement, ft fights the
party battles, holds up the hands
of the reformer and makes the
! Heather in Missouri Senate.
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IU tuu A VvUlU III UUt UUJ
Take Laxative Hrorao Quinine
J Tablets. All druggists refund
the money if it fails to cure. K. W.
Grove's signature is on each box.
1 25 cents.
North Carolina's Foremost Newspaper,
The CHARLOTTE OBSERVER,
Every Day In the Year.
CALDWELL 4 TOMPKINS. Publishers.
1. r. CALDWELL, Editor.
S?8.00 PER YEAR.
Receives the largest Telegraphic
News Service delivered to any
paper between Washington and
Atlanta, and Its special service
is the greatest ever handled by
a North Carolina paper.
THE SUNDAY OBSERVER
Consists of 18 or more pages, and
is to a large extent made up of
THE SEMI WEEKLY OFSERVER.
Printed Tuesday and Friday,
$1.00 per year. The largest
paper in North Carolina.
Sample copies sent on application.
Charlotte, N. C.
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One Million Six
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