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VOL. IX. - NO. 8
COTTON—ROTA L RIVALRY—CORN
- A (American FanueT)
Duiing the last month there cog
nized rulers of the agricultural
world set up their courts in a friend
ly contest for supremacy. King
Cotton sat in high estate at Atlanta;
King Corn pitched his tents in
Chicago. Each sought the center
of their respective domains, one in
the fleecy belt that stretches from
the Carolines to western Texas,
the other near the heart of that
vast region celebrated as the home
of the prince of cereals. The re
spective expositions were attended
by the beat and greatest of those
devoted to their respective culture.
Those who raise cotton, those who
manufacture it and those who deal
with it in the marts of trade appear
ed in the Georgia capital to sing its
praises, to point its economic value
to the nation and lay plans for fur
thur extension of its usefulness
throughout the civilized world.
King Corn had even a more impos
ing display. Never before was he'
honored by so many. Never K be
fore did he receive such distinguish
ed consideration; never before were
his manifold merits so abundantly
displayed or so universally recog
, nized. Able orators set forth the
magnitude and value of the crop.
Experts were preseut to demou
strate its value as tood aud by prac
tical tests to show the scores of
ways in which it could be cooked
to satisfy the appetite of man. The
old paganfest in honor of Ceres
was revived and processions of
maidens sang sougs of triumph as
they inarched around the throne of
"the great white Czar" of our
national agriculture. Prizes
amounting to many thousands of
dollars were awarded competitors
for excellence in the production of
this imperial grain.
It is curious to reflect on the in
dispensability to man of theaa
famous products. It is difficult to
assign supremacy between the
fiber and the food. One clothes
the world; the other feeds it. Were
there no other articles out of which
to make raiment or nourishment,
the human race' could get aloug
quite well 011 cotton and corn alone.
As it is, for the largest proportion
of human beings depend on the
fleecy staple of the South for their
covering. An equal number rely
upou corn as a direct or indirect
means of livelihood. Not only is
it the staple bread of millions, but
as feed for stock it also becomes
Strike corn out of the
world aud a gulf of awful propor
tions will appear. The wheels of
commerce would stop, gaunt pov
erty would lift bis horrid head and
national exchequers would suffer
bankruptcy. Take cotton away
and there will he wseping snd wail
ing and gnashing of teeth among
countless millions. The South
would lie utterly ruined and in its
calamity would carry down practi
cally every other nation of the
world. For this lordly crop adds
every year to the wealth of the
gulf States more than $2,000,000,-
000. Withhold the supply of raw
cotton and thousands of mills in
the South, in the East, in England,
in France, Germanv and Asia
would lie paralyzed. To dethrone
King Cotton, thereto! e, would
mean a revolution more disastrous
than ever arose from the unseating
of a merely human king.
None cau estimate what corn is
worth to the United States. Even
in the raw it would bring every
year a billion dollars, but this re
present* but a part of its value. It
appears daily on every table be
tween the oceans. It is fed in
every trough where there is a
horse, a hog, a cow, a pig or other
domestic animal. It is substantial
ly a universal human food as well
as a universal animal food. It
was shown in Chicago that it
could be prepared in two hundred
different ways for the table As s
nourisber it is uuequaled; as a
fattener it is unsurpassed. Rail
roads get rich hauling it and the
stock which it is the principal agent
in preparing for the market. Corn
and cotton combined constitute an
_ overwhelming proportion Qf our
agricultural exports But for then
Uncle Sam's pocketbook woaM he.
FT . . . T-' . ,
much slimmer and onr "unex
ampled prosperity" would go glim
meting. And the United States,
happy country, practically mon
opolizes one of these crops and
furnishes two-thirds of the world's
supply of the other. They have
made the United States rich, and
are deatined to make it richer be
yond the dreams of avarice. To
monopolise one staple crop of uni
versal necessity is enough to make
a country prosperou*. To monopo
lize two such crops will give a pre
eminence, a hegemony among
nations that cannot be con
ferred by armiea or navies
No wonder, therefore, that they
received at their recent national ex
positions royal honors, almost re
sembling reverential worship.
Friendly potentates, in rivalry not
of a hostile nature, not foreboding
war of devastation, but peace and
plenty to the struggling children of
men. Where cotton grows, the
humblest aa well as the highest re
ceive some of the wealth dropped
from his beautiful bolls. Where
cornTeigns, every one, however
lowly, partakes of the beneficence
distributed by his lordly ear. King
Cotton, we take off our hat and ac
knowledge ourselves your most
loyal subject. King Corn, we bow
before vou and in gentle genuflec
tion offer our most heartfelt devo
A Slfiiflciat Prifir
'•May the Lord help you make
Bucklen's Arnica Salve known to
all," writes J. G. Jenkins, of
Chapel Hill, N. C. It quickly took
the pain out of a felon for me and
cured it in a wonderfully short
time.'' Best on earth for sores,
hums and wounds. 15c. at S. R.
Gladys Vsnderbilt's prospective
husband is said to be the tigh test
tightwad in Europe, but he may
loosen up after Gladys furnishes
- We have secured the agency lor
Orino Laxative Fruit Syrup the
laxative that makes the liver lively,
purifies the breath, cures headache
the digestives organs
Cures chronic constipation. Ask us
about it. C. C Chase and S. R.
A first voters' club has been form-,
ed in Atlanta, but what the demo
cratic party needs throughout the
country is to get the votes of those
who hare takefi tqfthe woods in re
DeWitt's Carbolized Witch Hazel
Salve penetrates the pores—thor
oughly cleanses—and is healing
and soothing Good for piles.
Sold by S R. Biggs, Williamston,
N. C, Slade Jones k Co , Hamil
ton, N. C.
The Guthiie, Okla., Leader
thinks "broom corn at Sioo a ton,
ought to pay well in the country".
Certainly! at that price, broom corn
would certainly raise the dust.
This distressing disease results
from a disordered condition of the
stomach, and can be cured by tak
ing Chamberlain 4 * Stomach and
Liver Tablets. Get a free sample
at All Druggists & Dealers in Pat
ent Medicine and try it.
A New England newspaper some
what mourufully bewails the lack
of enthusim and energy in young
men of to-iay. Surely, it never
saw a crowd of them on the way
to a football game.
A tickling cough, from any cause,
is quickly stopped by Dr. Shoop's
Cough Cure. And it is so thorough
ly harmless and safe, that Dr
Shoop tells mothers everywhere to
give it without hesitation even to
very young babes. The whole
some green leaves and tender stems
of a lung-he»ling mountainous
shrub, famish the owative proper
ties to Dr. Shoop's Cough Cure. It
calms the cough, and heals the
sore and sensitive bronchial mem
brances. No opium, no chloro
form, nothing harsh used to injure
or suppress. Simply a resinous
plant extract, that helps % to heal
aching lungs. The Spaniards call
this shrub which the Doctor uses,
"1 he Sacred Hefb" Demand Dr.
Shoop's. Take no other. S. R.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15. 1907
BOWSER THE HERBIST
He Sets Out to Gather Some of
GETS MOTLEY COLLECTION.
It Turns Out, However, to Be an Ag
gregation of W«di Having No
Medloinal Valua—Called the Biggest
Foot In America'.
(Copyrtflit. 1907. by Homer Spi-ague.]
Mrs. Bowser was not a tittle aitou-
Isbed at 3 o'clock the other afternoon
to bare Mr. Bowser walk Into the
bouse three hours abead of hts usual
time. He waau't 111, and he hadn't
met with an accident, hut after inak
lug a mystery of the matter for five
minutes he asked:
"Mrs. Bowser, have you planned to
gather any herlw for winter use—any
catnip, ainartweed, mayweed or pep
"Why, 00," she replied. "Where
should I gather them and of what use
would they be?"
"That's about the reply I expected
of you. The bargain sales of the last
twenty years hnve driven all the solid
sense out of women's bends. You bait
S mother." ,
"That mother wasn't looking for fif
ty cent hosiery reduced to 22 cents.
She was looking after the health of her
family. She wasn't calling the doctor
every week and piling up big bills, but
She was making use of nature's cures.
She gathered and used sage, catnip,
mayweed, stunrtweed, spearmint, pep
permint and the leaves of the horse
radish. She accomplished as much
with mustard leaves as a doctor would
with all his flumadnodle prescriptions.
With these things she carried you
UK II Kit AN TO HUN ArnOHK MOTHRR'S
HF.lt tIH f
through the chicken pox, the croup, tjue
scarlet rash, the whooping cough and
lauds only knows how many cases of
~ Mother's- Rsmediss.
"Yes,'mother used to doctor us chil
dren with those things," she admitted
"Of course she did and saved your
lives a dozen times over. They were
as good for adults as for children,
but have we got anything of the kind
in the house? If I was dying for the
want of a bowl of sage tea have you
the herb to make It?"
"Certainly not, but. you see, we don't
have to gather and save those thing*
now. The druggists have thein for
sale In compressed form."
"Yes, aud they have marsh hay and
cornstalks In compressed form, tio to
a drug store and ask for catnip, and
you might get burdock or plantains.
Mrs. Bowser, I don't want to criticise
you, btit I njtist say that you have
been very remiss. I might have died
at sny time during these last ten years
for the want of these remedies. I
was talking with a noted doctor this
forenoon, and he told me that one
bunch of catnip would save more lives
in a year than the skill of any three
"I thought it was about time some
doctor came around and gave another
Jblt," observed Mrs. Bowser, with a
"Woman, don't make use of vulgar
terms, and don't sneer at well known
(acts. We ought to have a supply of
herbs in the house, and you know It
As a housewife you should have sup
plied them. As you have not done so
and as you have no intention of doing
•o, I must leave the office for the pur
pdse. I have made up my mind that
no doctor shall step foot In this house
(or the next year. If we are ailing we
wlii have the cure right at hand. There
Is nothing to beat mother's remedies '*
"And 'you came home to gather
them?" she queried.
"And where sre you going to do it"
"Out in the country, of course. I'm
going to take a suburban csr out about
Hts miles and then drop off and gath
er. If either one of us are suddenly
taken with convulsions tomorrow we
will hare a cure in the bouse."
"And yon are sure you know catnip
from skunk cabbage?"
Mr. Bowser flushed red and glared
at her, and the cat made a sneak un
der the piano to get out of the way of
flying slivers. None flew. It was an
awfdl Insult on blm, and the only way
he could meet it was to walk out of
"Will yon he bsck by dinner time?"
She ssked as be started to go.
"If you are delayed, will you tele
phone?" ' v ....
"I hope you won't meet with sny ac
Mr. Bowser drew himself up stiffly
and descended the steps and marched
off with all due dignity. Two blocks
away he took a suburban car and went
his way eountryward, and the cook
came upstairs and asked Mrs. Bowser:
"Has he gone for gunpowder or dyn
amite or something to hlow up the
"Of course not."
"If he has I want to get away on
time. I was blown up with a kerosene
can ouce as I was hurrying up the Ore,
and It seemed a whole week before I
came down again. I'm a poor orphan
girl and must looV out for myself In
Confides In Conductor.
The car conductor looked like a fam
ily man and one in whom a stranger
could repose .seafldence, and after a
hit Mr. Bowser laid his heart bare.
He found an enthusiastic coadjutor.
The conductor related ten different in
stances where catulp or sage had
drawn him back from tbe grave. He
had been left a widower with eight
small chlldreu. He had saved every
one of them with Suiartweed tea. He
bad theu married a widow with eight
more and saved them with mayweed
poultices. He located a spot where
all those things could be found grow
lug In the greatest profusion, snd he
also recommended Mr. Bowser to bring
hack a good lot of slippery elm bark.
It didn't seem to have much effect on
a broken leg. but taken In connection
with spearmint tea it would cause tbe
asthma In tnau or woman to get a
hump on itself.
Mrs. Bowser's cyuiclsin and mean
ness were forgotten as Mr. Bowser
started down the highway with tbe
Joy of the country In his heart. The
woodpeckers pecked, aud the crows
cawed; the lambs frisked,, and tbe
cows lowed Now and then 110 could
see a happy farmer at. work tn the
held, and now and theu he came across
a hog bedded In a mudhote and taking
solid comfort. He hnd only half a mile
to go before he began to run across
mother's herbs, aud be witched right in
without a doubt assailing him. When
he hsd gathered sufficient to put a'doz
en doctors fliit of practice for a year
be looked around (or n slippery elm
tree, There was one right at the edge
of the woods, and he began on It with
his pocket knife.
Confronted by Farmers.
I'p to this point Mr. Bowser had
passed only one faruihouso and had
met with no sons of toll. He was
working away at the bark and thluk
ing how he would astonlsn Mrs. Bow
ser when he returned home when a
heavy hand was laid on his shoulder,
and he turned to be confronted by
three farmer* wbohad'eotsre out of the
cornfield near by.
"What tbe devil arc you doing to
tbut tree?" demanded the eldest of the
trio. . jf
"I was going to get some slippery
The three burst Into guffaws,
"Hllppery elm from a beech tree!
Say. old man, that won't go down."
"But I guess I know » slippery elm
from a beech," protested Mr. Bowser
as lie (lew mad in a tninu#
"And mobbe you know a cow from a
barn door, but you have no right mu
tllatiug my trees. What's this bundle
"I—l've been gathering some herbs
There were three sets of guffaws this
time as the farmers overhauled the
"Here's goldenrod mullein stalks,
burdocks, swamp Ivy and wild celery,"
said the lender. "!)• you mean that
you've come out from tho city to gath
er such trash?"
"I came out after catnip and smart
weed aud mayweed and spearmint
Two of pie men rolled on the ground
with laughter, and the third giggled
and gurgled and said
"And some slippery elm from a
tieech tree! Sny, mist or, have you got
"Waal, go home and ask her If she
knows she's been living with the big
gest fool In America!"
Mr. Bowser made a I,'ood fight for it,
but his opponents were three to one
snd husky fellows. They threw him
over the fence and headed hlin for
home. Just at dsrk he walked Into bis
"But where are mother's herbs?"
asked Mrs. Bowser as she came for
ward to greet him.
"Talk Eugllsh If you want me to un
derstand you!" he growled as be head
ed for the dining room to get a cold
bite M. QUAD.
Ths Proepective Dinner.
My little kitty washed her face.
She did It with her paw*;
Shu tried to get It very clean—
I know she did. because
Mamma la oooklnt chicken pie
For company that's come.
And If my kitty's race 1a clean
She'll .certainly get some.
—Gladys Hyatt Sinclair In Woman's Home
He— Do you • know, I hadn't been
speaking to the Johnny more than Ave
minutes when he called me an idiot? 1
She (bored)— Why tbe delay T-Ohipa. I
TEN MEM OF PACKINGTOWN
Teu nit 11, nil living in Chicago,
possess a power little short of life
or death over the peoplie of the
Uuited Stales. This power is due
to control nvei the two staffs of
life, tneai aud bret.il, with an aux
iliary grip on many other articles
of prime necessity indispensable to
mau. These men owu the big
packing plants of Chicago, which
fact becomes significant when it is
stated that they are all directors of
the same corporation—the National
Packing Company, orgauized under
the laws of New Jersey, with a
capitalization of $15,000,000. The
latter concern was organized as a
holding company, after the govern
nient, through Judge Grosscup's
court, enjoined the old meat trust
from carrying on in re
straint of trade. Since then tliey
have been more defiant and power
ful than ever, and the government
is now taking steps to see if this
latest combination can be broken
up. These ten tyrants, more
powerful than those driven out in
early Rome and Greece, have ab
solute control over these three
things, among a latge list of others:
The price of meat to all consum
The price of cattle to all breeders
The price of leather to all fac
The price of grain is controlled
through wide interests aud thus,
as an incidental, the price of bread.
Without taking in the details by
which the trust controls tbe price
of tbe farmers' fertilizer, the gov
ernment has already found out
through its agents thai this score
of men actually monopolize the
essentials of life—bread and meat.
I.ike the old Roman triumvirate
of Caesar, Anthony and Octavius,
a handful of men in Packingtown
have brazenly divided the world
among themselves. Germany and
France are given to Armour, Swift
and Cudahy; Great Britain is
assigned to Morris, Armour and
Swift; the British colonies to Morris
and Cudahy; Ametica to all six
companies; Russia to Armour and
Swift, and other cour.tries to pre
fered corporation. Each company
enjoys advantages in its territory
which enables it to win there, no
body being allowed to rob its vic
tim\but itself. Now dosen't that
jaryouT It is amazing and would
be incredible but that we have it
on the assurance of the government
officials who are investigating those
astounding transactions. Only a
month ago the big ten at Chicago
served notice 011 wholesale meat
dealets that all meats, except pork,
were to be advanced three to four
cents a pound, which bad been
preceded by a succession of advan
ces this year, with ptospects that
there will be others. Thus it will
be seen that this small coterie has
the power to arbitrarily raise prices
whenever it desires. There is no
question of supply and demand,
needs of the market, or other com
monplaces of economics. Prices
are put up automatically, just as a
carpenter turns a wrench, just as a
builder gives his screw another
The government's contention is
that the big teu at Chicago have
raised the price of necessities of
life to the consumer and made no
coricsponding increase iti the price
paid for raw material, and it is
upon this line that the most inter
esting trust fight in the country is
now being planned- When the
"Ten Men of Money Island'' de
cide upon the price to be paid for
cattle, that settles it, according to
the government's information. All
of the other corporations in the
country, with a few unimportant
exceptions, bow to the wishes of
the score of leaders who have their
grip on the food markets of the
world. It was only by an inside
quarrel over division of territory
kind of a falling out among thieves
—that the government was enabled
to get the particulars nf this con
spiracy against the human race.
The "squealers" let thecawut of
the bag, and it is hoped the gov
ernment miry in time break up this
modern edition of the "Deu of
A PELVIC DISEASE
Of Which Peruna Cured Mt In a
Vtry Short Tim*
WA2S SAPPING IVIY LIF^E.
■I if ill
MM. SOPHIA CU.DWlU..
MRS. SOPHIA CALDWKLL, 11M
McOavock St., Nathvllle, Tana,,
"After doctoring fort year and flnd-
Ing no relief from leucorrhea renultlng
from prolap»u* uteri, and which wa*
•apptng my life force* aw»y,/T finally
tried Peruna, and when I found Utat it
win helping me evury day, It
almost too good to bo true. x
" But, tt not only helped me, It cured
me and In a very mhort time.
'•1 am nowttnjoylug the beat of health.
"I am atrong and free from pain, and
I certainly feel that all praise and honor
are due to Peruna."
Thouaanda of women will read the
testimonial of Mr*. Caldwell an above
Thousand* of them will lie Induced to
try the remedy that saved her.
Thousands of thorn will have the
■ame experience she had.
Peruna Is the remedy such women
need. Peruna cornea like a boon to suf
Mrs. John Hopp, Webster Ave., Glen
dale, L. 1., N. V., has also been relieved
of pelvic catarrh by Puruna.
(less than) Forty Thieves," which
is readv to be written up in the
new Arabian Nights.
The people had about come to
the conclusion that at a trust the
Standard Oil was the limit. There
could be nothing meaner, nothing
greedier, nothing more niysteriou*,
nothing more rapaciom, nothing
more complete as a machine for
wholesale robbery. -But the arti
cles dealt ill by the Standard, while
useful, are not leallv-necessaries of
life. We can make shift to do
without any of them, but we can't
do without the articles dealt in by
the tyrannous ten. We can live
without kerosene, without gasoliu:
without lubricating oil. Hut we
cannot live without eating. We
must have bread and meat and we
must have shoes to wear. The
Standard Oil has us bv the pocket;
the Ten Tyrants have us by the
throat. Like Joseph in Egypt, by
cornering all the food supplies they
may eventually force the people to
give up, first, their money, tlieu
their land, and, finally, their liber
ties. Rome was free 110 more aftei
the triumvirate of tiaitors took
charge. Nor can the liberties of
this country survive if a few pirates
like the Standard Oil crowd are al
lowed to filch a billion dollars clear
money from the tickets of the peo
ple in eight years, or a\still meaner
gang is allowed to grip us by the
throat and name their price for all
the food thai ptsses through onr
When the Stomach, Heart, or
Kidney nerves get weak, then
these organs always fait. Don't
tlmy the Stomach, nor stimulate
the Hfart or Kidneys. I hat is
simply a makeshift. Get a pres
cription known to Druggist every
where as Dr. Shoop's Kestorative.
The Restorative i 9 prepared ex
pressly for these weak inside
nerves. Strengthen these nerves
build them up with Dr. Shoop's
Restorative —tablets or !iquid--and
see flow quickly help will come.
Free sample test sen ton request l>y
Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis V'our
health is surely worth this simple
test. S. R. Biggs.
Regardless of panics and politics,
the chorous girl continues b«r
march through princes, belted earls
and common .millionaires.
Foley's Kidney Cure will cure
any case of kidney trouble that is
not beyond medical aid. C. C.
Chase, &.S. R. Biggs.
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this is only to remind you that the
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vou act upon it. Let us write yeu a pol
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Now is the time to visit the
it is completle in every
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will interest and instruct
you. Do not fail to go at
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the short through car liaa