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"At Prayers" and a Seat.
The scramble for seats in the house
pf commons is regulated by certain
fdles. A member present at prayers
tas a right to the place he then occu
pies until the rising of the house.
Each evening stands absolutely
fcendent and by itself, and therefore
the title to a 6eat secured by attend
ipce at prayer lapses at the termina
tion of the sitting. On the table in a
little box is a supply of small white
£rds with the words "At prayers" in
rge old English letters. Obtaining
OCie of these cards and writing his
jKtme on it under the words "At pray
ers," the member slips it into a' re-
Ceptaclfr in the bench at the back of
toe seat and thus secures the place
fov the night against all Vomers. He
jnay immediately leave the house and
jemain away as long as he pleases.
The place may be occupied by another
member in the meantime, but when
ever the master of the seat, the gen
tleman whose autograph is written
jo the card in the little brass slit, re
turns to the chamber the temporary
gccupant of the seat must give place to
He Tamed the Princess.
William the Conqueror when he was
•nly the Duke of Normandy had fallen
m love with the Princess Mathilde of
Inlanders. She was proud and haughty
and had refused the noble lovers who
Jfrere anxious to win her hand. The
Irtly Norman studied her character
Carefully and when he had mapped
fcit his plan of campaign rode into the
one day when she, at the head of
i party, was going from church. He
sprang from his horse by her side,
©oxed her ears soundly, pulled her ofT
her steed, rolled her vigorously in the
mud, told her that he loved her and
rode away. The astonished princess
oPas infuriated and swore all kinds of
tfengeance. After her rage cooled
Jown, however, she said to her father
that ,upon reflection she had come to
the'conclusion that the only man who
£uld treat Mathilde of Flanders in
that manner should be her husband.
s!iey were married, and the union
Qxmed out to be one of the happiest
marriages in the history of royalty.
The Prophetic Gift.
That there are persons today who
possess the somewhat uncanny gift
Of being able to predict future events
IB probably true. The wife of the late
Sir Richard Burton, the famous trav
4er and linguist, not to mention other
of her weird gift, announc
ed the very first time she saw Burton,
Ct the time a perfect stranger whom
Che had met quite casually, that he
yould be her husband. At the pres
nt moment, too, there is said to be a
man who has manifested such an ex
traordinary faculty of predicting things
Out are about to take place that a
number of medical men have purchas
ed tl»te rev«rsiwii--*l- hie hr«.ln to -W*kcr
that they may examine that organ aft
er death to see if it shows any special
development to account for his won
derful gift.—Grand Magazine.
' A Cane In Defense.
"If you want to keep off holdup
men," said an old detective to the ob
server, "carry a cane. A holdup man
is more afraid of a cane than he is of
a revolver. He's deathly afraid that
the man carrying it will jab it in his
face or eyes or get the end of it in his
mouth. On this account they're just
as much afraid of a small light stick
as they are of a heavy one. There are
so many different ways of using a
cane that a man doesn't know just
which way to guard against it. And
any man can use it. Nine men out of
ten who carry revolvers couldn't hit
the side of a barn with them, and the
•holdups' know it, but it doesn't take
any skill or practice to learn to slam
bang away with a walking stick."—
The Statue of Liberty.
*1 wonder if local mariners appre
ciate the optical illusion which the
Statut of Liberty presents to a man
arriving in this port for the first time,"
said the skipper of an East Indian
tramp, W'IO a few days before had en
tered New York harbor upon his first
voyage here. "I saw the statue be
fore I got to tht Narrows, and it seem
ed as if it were just about where
quarantine is. Later the thing seem
ed about abeam of the Kill von Kull.
It kept getting farther and farther
away, until I finally wondered wheth
er I should ever bring it abeam. I
suppose its great height accounts for
this." —New York Post.
An actor named Priest was playing
at one of the principal theaters in Lon
don. Some one remarked at the Gar
ilck club that there were a great many
men in the pit every evening.
"Probably clerks who have taken
Priest's orders," said Mr. Poole, one
of the best punsters as well as one of
the cleverest comic satirists of the day.
"See me next week about it."
"But he who gives quickly gives
"That's just the point. I don't care
fc> be held up later for a second sub
He—l'm going to bring Jolt home
Hfth me to dinner tonight She—Oh,
SBtcy, dear, don't! It's the cook's
fSy out, and Til bare to cook dinner.
Never mind; t awe Jolt one any
b. Bacon—Wby. that piano has
MMfrral kin that DMII M sound at
2(1 Mr. Baeon-te* m* tWfa tat
igKp otter good feat urea tbost
THE NIGHT MAGNIFIES.
Something Worth Knowing For Those
Who Lie Awake and Worry.
"You have lain awake at night,"
said a nhysician, "and have heard a
mouse gnawing at the woodwork
somewhere down in a kitchen cup
, The listener nodded.
"How loud did it sound to you—as
loud as a burglar splintering the door
jambs with a jimmy?"
"You have been awakened at 1:30
a. m. by the crying of a teething in
fant next door?"
"And it sounded like the hoarse mur
murs of mingled ululations of a fren
zied mob assembled demand
"Along toward morning you have lis
tened to the thin, small voice of a mos
quito circulating above your head?"
An involuntary slap.
"Did it sound like the screech of a
planing mill turning out clapboards for
"Would you have minded any of
those sounds in the daytime?"
A shake of the head.
"Now, I have no doubt you think
that the seeming loudness of these
sounds was due to the contrasting si
lence of the night. But take another
test You have been in love?"
Um-um (without utterance).
"And do you remember how much
softer and warmer and more thrilling
was the touch of your best girl's hand
as you strolled with her on the way
home from singing school at the witch
ing hour of half past 9 p. m. than it
was when you called in the forenoon
to ask if you might escort her to the
aforesaid vocal exercises?"
An unspoken yum yum.
"Was it the night silence that added
the finishing touch?
"It was not," the physician replied
to his own question, noting his listen
er's look of uncertainty. "Take another
instance:-You think you know how to
A smile of gratification.
"Well, you find yourself awake at
night and thinking. A gem of an idea
suddenly sparkles in the darkness.
You surround it with epigrams, and
while elaborating the setting you fall
asleep. What does this jewel amount
to in the morning?"
"There you are. You recall the idea
and some of the epigrams and a little
of the setting and all of it so common
place that you wouldn't think of try
ing to make anything presentable out
'VThe fact is," the physician went
on,the night magnifies. At night our
pleasure? are more keen, our pains
MORA IAPSI jyg .•AJ-Y «ur»R.LL RTUV'SSATI
are triumphs, our little failures are!
disasters, our faintly cherished hopes
appear before us as things realized,
our small worries as overwhelming
"You find yourself awake in the
night, and your thoughts wander back
to some time In your youth when in
the presence of those older and wiser
you—as you now see it—were guilty of
some slight breach in deportment or of
some little offense to good taste in
speech, and you dwell upon the con
demnation that must have fallen upon
you. In the morning % lf what yon were
dwelling upon so seriously occurs to
your mind at all you smile and say to
yourself that if your fault was noticed
by anybody at the time it was too
trivial for any one but you to remem
"The night magnifies!" the physician
repeated. "Such things as I have men
tioned prove it. It is partly due to the
silence, but more to ourselves. To ac
count for the latter would keep me
"But take it for granted that what
ever your cause for worry at night it
will look smaller by daylight and re
fuse to dwell on it. If your anticipa
tions are pleasant, nurse them, and
you will fall asleep. In the morning
you will not be downcast because your
magnified hopes of the night seem un
likely to be realized." Washington
Prize Money In 1762.
To the English victors of Havana
belonged the spoils, and very rich and
important these were.
Besides the nine Spanish men-of-war
found intact in the harbor, which
added to the three sunk at the en
trance and to one or two others cap
tured outside in the course of the op
erations formed about one-fifth of the
naval power of Spain and seriously
crippled her for the rest of the war,
no less an amount than £3,000,000 was
realized in prize money by the cap
ture of this wealthy city. Of this
great sum we are told that Albemarle
and Pocock as commanding respective
ly the land and sea forces received no
less than £122,697 each, while Commo
dore Keppel's share amounted to as
much as £24,530. and doubtless his
brother, Major General Keppel, receiv
ed an almost equal sum. Thus the
Keppel family benefited by this expe
dition to the tune of considerably over
£150,000, and it is recorded that Gen
eral Eliott with his share of the prize
money purchased the estate of Heath
field, in Sussex, from which he after
ward took his title. Such were the
solid rewards obtainable In war In the
eighteenth century, when the profes
sion of arms was for the successful
soldier considerably more lucrative
than It is today.
She—The tried and loving husband Ut
one who when his wife has the neu
ralgia suffers move than she does. Ha
—And she genesaUy sees to H that be
The Rocky Mount Record, THursday, January 30, 1908
Japanese Pilgrimage to Its Tempest
To the people of Japan the mount
Fujiyama is sacred. The meaning of
the word is "honorable mountain."
During that brief six weeks of summer
when Fujiyama's wind swept sides are
climbable, writes A. 13. Edwards in
"Kakemono," the pilgrims come in
thousands, in ten thousands. They
iress themselves in white from head
to foot. They carry long staves of
pure white wood in their hands, each
Stamped with the temple crest, and in
bands and companies they climb the
Always the leader at their head, his
staff crowned with a tinkling mass of
bells, like tiny cymbals, chants the
hymn of Fujiyama. For six short
summer weeks they come. Then the
winds rush down, the snow falls, the
tempests rage, and Lord Fujiyama lives
No human being has yet stayed a
winter on his summit, and even in the
summer weeks the winds will blow the
lava blocks from the walls of the rest
houses and sometimes the pilgrim from
Fujiyama stands alone, not one peak
among a range, but utterly alone. Ris
ing straight out of the sea on one side
and from the great Tokyo plain on the
other, his 12,305 feet in two long curv
ing lines of exquisite grace rise up and
up into the blue, and not an inch of
one foot is hidden or lost. It is all
there, visible as a tower built on a tree
less plain. It dominates the landscape.
It can be seen from thirteen provinces,
and from a hundred miles at sea the
pale white peak of Fujiyama floats
above the blue.
The First Gas Bag and the First Dir
OB the Ist of December, 1783, when
the first gas balloon rose from the
Tuileries, carried up by Charles and
Robert, the Marquis de Villeroy, an
I octogenarian and skeptic, declared it
was tempting God himself. He was
rolled in his armchair to a window of
his chateau to witness the impossibili
ty of such an ascension. But the mo
ment the aeronaut, ga.vly saluting the
spectators, rose in the air, the old man,
passing suddenly from the most com
plete incredulity to un'l -fed faith in
the power of genius, fell upon his
knees and exclaimed: "O men, ye will
find the secret of never dying! And it
will be when I am dead!"
The public, easily confounding the
atmospheric with the astronomic heav
ens, already hailed the day when the
aeronaut would continue his aerial
course to the moon, to Venus, to Mars
Pier# Giffard, therv Qupuy de Lome •
tried tnW-rtrsrmrrgnjle 'baliodrisr Later 1
Captain! Itendrd and Krebs in their
aeroplane, La France, went from Meu
don to \Paris and back at the same
time that Gaston Tissandier was car
rying out his fine experiments. But all
progress was soon stopped by the
weakness of the motors compared to
Nothing further could be done until
the arrival of the explosive motor. In
fact, it was the improvement in auto
mobiles which won us the conquest of
Hands and- Feet.
It Is said that Disraeli was prouder
of his small hands than of all his great
mental accomplishments. This was
presumably because they were badges
of aristocracy in their evidence that
he had not been brought up to labor,
and he worshiped aristocracy. And
small feet of the same character—evi
dences that the possessor did not "go
barefoot when a child. Generations of
carefully shod children of the nobility
developed this characteristic of those
of "gentle blood" as distinguished from
the commonalty. But such proofs of
superiority were not meekly endured.
In due time brainj r commoners discov
ered that the "artistic hand" was not
small, but long and slender, and then
came the athlete multitude, who scorn
small hands and feet as evidences of
Gray Hairs In Wall Street.
"It seemed to me down in New York
the other day," remarked a Cleveland
er who had just returned from the me
tropolis, "that one might almost rec
ognize Wall street and the financial
region by the number' of gray haired
young men you see. I had occasion to
be in several offices on Wall street the
other day, and I honestly believe more
than half of the young men I saw had
gray hair. I noticed the same thing
along the street. It may have been
just a coincidence, but I couldn't help
wondering if they would have been
gray just as soon if they had been at
some other game for the last few
years."—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"Mary said 'No' to me last night,"
sighed Peter Sloman, "but I don't be
lieve she could honestly tell why she
"Oh, yes, she could," replied his
cousin Kate. "She told me."
"Yes; she said she didn't think you'd
take 'No' for an answer."— Philadelphia
The decline of a nation commences
when gormandizing begins. Some's
collapse was well under way when
slares were thrown Into the eel pits to
fecrease the gamy flavor of the oete
when they cams upon the tabto.
Buss— has a great tendency tooaa
•Ml ami throw a refl or«r tfco orfl
into of men.—pemostbssn*
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if they are not what we claim we win gladly refund,
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(Some three years ago a number of ed by the various druggists constituting ;
prominent retail druggists —realizing the company.
that a big change was to be made in the From these, about two hundred *
proprietary medicine business, that the were selected as being the reme»
public demanded to know what the in- * ICS known to medical science for
4 *, . r „ ~ the cure, each of its particular ailment.
gradients were of the preparations they The exclusive right £ to these remedies
were advertising, and that a general were then transferred to The United
reform was about to take p.ace in pro- Drug Company, which has since manu
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| vertising, formed a co-operative com- laboratories in Boston under the now
4 pany to meet the public's demand. This famous name of" The Rexall Remedies."
L. company was called The United Drug; - Note then, first of all, these facts:
cc^neoneofthetwo thcjsc.nd members edy bat to about two hundred— |
g Our object was, first , to manufacture each for some one particular purpose.
a line cf Lueh as we had Nobody knows better than The
tried out in cur stores rr.d found to give United Drug Company druggicts the
the very best of results, and second, by absurdity of the " cure-all." y
owning out own co-operative manufac- 2d . Each "Rexall" Remedy is a tcsU
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to give to the pub.ic.the very best rem- utations through their continued use
i, edies we find, at actual manufac- physicians before they became
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This enabled The Umted.Drug Com- - tt3 ~,,,3 u .
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1 advertising and-other exoenses such as low prices because they are free from
have to be paid by proprietary remedies. av y manufactunpg charges, job
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;1 because we druggists bew just what lormeriy.
Iwe are selling. The United Drug Company, which i
A committee of experts was ap- manufactures the Rexall Rfcmedies, has
pointed who spent a long time in testing already scored the greatest success
the merits of more than two thousand ever known in the history of the drug
formulas and prescriptions recommend- business. j
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FOR CATARRH —MUCU-TGftE FCR BERVES- REXALL «93» HAIR TONIC
The chief ingredients of AMERtCANITIS ELIXIR The famous Rexall "93" Hair
Mucu-Tone are Gentian Cu- The Rexall Americanitis Elix- Tonic is composed in chief of jj
bebs, Cascara Sagrada, Glycer- i r i s a. tonic nerve food composed Resorcin, Beta Naphthol and
ine, and Sarsaparilla. chiefly of free Phosphorus, Pilocarpin. I
Gentian is recognized in med- Glycophosphates, Iron Pyro- Resorcin is one of the latest ■}'
icine as o n e of the greatest phosphate and Calisaya. and mQst ef£ective germ-killers |
tonics ever discovered. It is The wonderful results of this di scove red bv a science and in P
the foundation on which Mucu- remedv are due to the f act t hat aiscove^ ea W* ® cl f nC - e T ' 7
Tnnp is built Gentian com- f emeQ y ? re to ine
hiA decree the tonic " su PP h ?f Phosphorus to the whkh bo(h aijd |
powers of "all the known "bit- "S ar.d antiseptic, _ a combination is
ters," with none of the disad- easil (aken by them j t is formed which not only aestroj s
i van tag', ; applying to them. the only known preparation in thegerms which rob the hair of
Cubebs have been rec- w hich free Phosphorus—that is it 3 nutriment, but creates a
m.. - ognized as a specific in the treat- Phosphorus which remains in- clean and healthy condition of
ment of all catarrhal conditions, definitely unoxidized—is used, the scalp, which prevents the J..
j Its action is prompt and its The Glycophosphates, actual lodgment and development of ; »
' benefit almost invariable. In nerV e-tissue builders, are one of new germs. ;
I whatever part of t..e body ther the most recent an d valuable i>;iorarnm is a well-known 1 1
inflamed or diseased condition additions t0 the field of this - llocarpin is a well kno.^
of the mufcous membrane exists, branch of me dicine and unques- ?S ent for restoring the t.) } .
the use of Cubebs has been t : n , v .^i v a more efficient rem- its natural color, where the ;
recommended by the best phy- X'S the w ell'-k no wn of color •••? been due to a di.,-
sicians for many,generations. Hypophosphites. _ ease of the scalp. It is net a
Cascara Sagrada Js espe- The Iron Pyrophosphates is coloring matter or dye—it p ro
cially introduced for its neces- the most easily assimilated form (j uces its effect by stimulating
sary laxative properties. of iron which gives tone and t j ie sca i p an d hair follicles to f i
The combination of these color, and the combined alka- v, ea i t h an d active life,
with Glycerine and Sari.'.parilla loids of Calisaya Bark have a . f
makes Mucu-Tone a remedy tonic effect on almost all the This combination o£ ci. -
that attacks Catarrh from every functions of the body. atives mixed with alcohol a ~
point,gradually restores and re- In compounding th es e -ri- stimulant,perfects the most c- »•
builds the diseased tissues to ous elements, the very highest £ ec^ve remedy for hair
their former health and strength, degree of pharmaceutical skill troubles known to-/ ".
iiromotes digestion and creates has been employed. ana r» o ttle 50c.
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The ffiweatt store