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THE POLK COUNTY NEWS, TRYON, N. C.
-f about a year I suffered with pal .
P 0t,a would be very tired vhen
;n the morning, witn turning sen
ir i dropped in weight to 110 poun .
Vi one of your advertisement and
liWed taking Dr. Kilmer'c Swump
Cd gained from 110 vo 160 pounds.
'il L,een feeling good ever since. 1
.utiles of Dr. Kilmer. S.ramp-
l. nau". .... .
'together and T highly recommenu
r- friends as a good remedy for any
jeering as l aid. . N
employed in a store and nave to
mv faet all the time. I am thirty-
r Verv trulv vours.
T. II. MORGAN,
Elizabeth City, N. C.
ftnallv appeared before me this 10th
An'ril. 1912. T. H. Morean. who
0; 1.,1 tlip above etatement and mHa
ftIjat the same is true in substance
tf1 T TTT?JVrXr YTTT CrVNT
j . Notary Public.
tin.. Cndmn.Oftn Will fWt Fa. V.
ifr i npia tn Tr. Kilmer Jt fV,
,Smton, N. Y., for a sample size bot
rit will convince anyone. You will
I u receive a DooKiet oi vaiuaoie infor
Son, telling about the kidneys and blad-
PPer- ReSu'ar fifty-cent and one
size bottles for . sale at. all drug
Coal for Thousands of Years.
6 results of the investigation of
uibe international Geographical con-
in iyf, nave just Deen pud-
,,.vj1 They snow mat mere, is a re-
w . . . j . .
of unmmea coai estimatea at
ffiSn,wv,vvv oi tons, or wmcn two
$s are situated in North jArnerica
jmteen the Rocky mountains and the
the present annual consumption
about 1,300,000,000 tons, there is
mnsrh coal in sight to last nearly
0ft years at the , present j rate of
cciifDmption, ana it must Del remem
jKired that South America anjd Africa
still largely unexplored.
DON' MINI PIMPLES
Cuticura Soap and Ointment Will Ban
ish Them. Trial Free.
These fragrant supercreahiy emol-
ients do so much to cleanse, purify
lid beautify the skin, scalpj hair and
bands that you cannot afford to be
without them. Besides they meet
pery want in toilet preparations and
ce most economical. ' '
Sample each free by mail with Book
Aidress postcard, Cuticura, Dept. XY,
Boston. Sold everywhere. Adv.
The Burning Question.
Queenie Have you ever kissed a
ill! . - ' ' -
Osuld Is that an invitation or are
Ktoer I'm thinking of studying
Mer Plain, martial, unwritten or
TRY THE OLD RELIABLE
tBNE GENERAL STRENGTHENING TONIC
t H- V. State Board of Health states that 40 ol
Seathsof children could be prevented. Brame i
SUI cnuaren couia De preveniea. oniu
Mentha for Croup and Pneumonia 11
S''n time not only prevents, but cures Croup
Jnienmonia, Cold9 and affections of the air pas
fl Keep it handy. Price, 2iSc, fiOc. and
Wat all dealers or sent Post Paiid on receipt oi
sample and interesting booklet sent on re
" BRAME MEDICINE COMPANY, ft. VUkeskoro, ft. C .
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Helps to eradicate dandruff.
For Rstorinx Color and
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l fullvalueincashandquickrtuus. We
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'HlllEy Fevf weelt required
hnt prH, . Steady position for com
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lDR Thomc Tal treatment sent FRE?
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tt, GETS AT THE JOINTS
V FBOSI THE INSIDE i
V For sale by all ' ,
druggists -r S
By GEORGE V.HOBART
(Copyright, by McClure KewsppeTBynmSueT
I AY! Did you ever
take what little
was left and start
OUt to hnv friarjfi I
mm-X rll I A
wiia a vsiixisimas i
A quaint pastime,
is it not?
'Well, to make a
long story lose its
cunning, I clinked
a few iron men to-
f "gether one morn
ing recently and
started out to find
something new and
nifty in the gift
line for Peaches.
I was breezing for
a department store when I ran across
Hep Hardy, limping in the direction
of a taxicab- stand.
up late, aren't you, Hep?" I in
quired, glancing at the Waterbury.
"I sure am running behind my sched
ule this morning, John, Hep wheezed.
"What's the matter? Fuse blow out
and leave you and your favorite bar
tender in darkness?" I ventured.
"Nix," he answered; "I interpolated
a new step in the Tango about five
this a. m. and my partner, an impul
sive little thing from Spokane, didn't
get my signal, with the result that she
stepped on me and lost one of her
French heels somewhere between my
ankle and my instep., I had to wait
till a Doctor Shop was open so he
could probe for it. The medicine ped
dler found it all right and my left
wheel is a bit wobbly, but I'll be in
the roped arena tonight when the bell
rings, clamoring for my favorite rag,
you can bet on that, John, old pal."
"The dance bug has you for fair,
hasn't it, Hep?" I laughed.
"Not at all," Hep came back; "but
like, a lot of other ginks who have been
going through life with stoop shoul
ders and plantation feet Ij've suddenly
discovered how to be graceful and I
have to stay up all night to see if
other people notice it. Where are you
"I'm going down to see one of those
stores and make a fool out of fifty dol
lars little Christmas present for
Peaches," I answered. ;
"Fifty dollars!" Hep sneered. "Say.
John, if I had a wife, and we were
speaking to each other, fifty dollars
wouldn't buy the ribbon around the
Dunaie. nity aonarsi lyou make a
noise like a pike."
"aurei" i snapped oacK. "ir you
had a wife you'd take her down to
your favorite jewelry store and let the
clerks throw diamonds at her till they
fell exhausted. But I'm just a regular
A Lot of Eager Dames Were Pawing
Over Some Chinchilla Ribbon.
human being, working for a living, and
fiverv time 1 see a hundred dollar bill
1 get red in the face and want a drink
of water. You know, Hep, my ratner
didn't spend his life wrapping it up in
hnndles and throwing it into an iron I
-voodshed against the time I became
old enough to use it as a torch! '
rhirned Hen. who hadn't
paid the slightest attention to what 1
wu J saying f'why don't you get her an
eTerScUce? idea -what?
i saw one inc uluci uoj . wi ,u,vivv.
Wait a minute! I'll give you a card to
"Give it to the chauffeur,'' 1 said as
1 pushed Hep Into jthe taxi. "By the
time he gets you home youll owe him
enough to buy emeralds.
Then I left him flat and moseyed
off for a department store to get su
Christmas present for friend wife. j
Rf ! did vou ever get tangled up ir i
TV it - -l
s-zti l ml
one of those department store mobs
and have a crowd of perfect ladies use
you for a doormat?
I got mine!
They certainly taught me the Huer-
ta glide, all right! ,
At the door a nice young man with
a pink necktie and a quick forehead
bowed to me.
'What do you wish?" he asked
Well," I said,
I'm down here to
get a Christmas
present for friend 1
Wile. 1 WOUld like something which
wouia afford her great pleasure when 1
i give it to her and which I could use "I am looking for a Christmas pres
afterward as a penwiper or a fishing ent for friend wife," he said. "I want
Tod." to buv hpr RnmothiTic that will Krfrxr
Second floor to the right take
tne elevator," said the man
Did you ever try to take an eleva
tor in a department store and find
that 3,943 other American citizens and
ciHsprmrf - oa navaion A" I
""u nc aiou tijriUK LU UaiVC
. - .
me same eievatnr?
How sweet it is to mingle in the
arms of , utter strangers and to feel
tne pressure of a foot we never hope I
to meet again! I
I was standing by one of the coun-
t;ers on the second floor when a shrill
voice crept up over a few bales of dry I
The Pale Young Woman Fainted.
goods and said, "Are you a buyer or
a handler? v
"I am looking for a Christmas pres
ent for friend wife," I answered. "I
want to get something that will look
swell on the parlor table and may be
used later on as a tobacco jar or a
"Fourth floor to the left take the
elevator!" said the shrill voice, but
With bowed head I walked away.
I began to feel sorry for friend wife
Nobody seemed to be very much in
terested whether she got a Christmas
present or not. k
un tne rourtn noor I stopped at a
counter where a lot- of eager dames
were pawing over some chinchilla rib
bon and chiffon overskirts.
It reminded me of the way an emo
tional hen digs up a grub in the gar
I enjoyed the excitement of the game
for about ten minutes and then I
said to the clerk behind the counter
who was refereeing the match, "Can
you tell me where I can buy a ster
ling silver Christmas present for
friend wife which I could use after
ward as a night key or a bath sponge?"
"Fifth floorr to the rear take 'the
elevator!" said the clerk.
On the fifth floor I went over to a
table where a young lady was selling
"The Life and Libraries of Andrew
Carnegie" at four dollars a month and
fifty cents a week, and in three years
it is yours if you don't lose the re
She gave me a glad smile and I felt
a thrill of encouragement
"Excuse me." I said, "but I am look
ing for A Christmas present for friend
wife wrWh will make all the neigh
bors jeaJus, and which I can use aft-
terward s an asn receiver or a pocei
The oung lady cut out the giggles
and pointed to the northwest.
I (went over there.
To mv surprise I found another
A pale young woman was behind it.
I was just about to ask her the fatal
question when a young man wearing
a ragtime expression on his face
rushed up and said to the pale young
lady behind the counter: T am look
ing for a suitable present for a young
lady friend of mine with golden brown
hair. Could you please suggest some-
The pale young woman snowed ner
teeth and answered mm in a low,
rumbling voice, and the man went
Then came an old lady wno said, l
bought some organdie dress goods ior
a shirt waist last Tuesday, and 1 would
li.e to exchange them for a music box
if you please!''
The pale young woman again showed
her teeth and the old lady ducked for
After about fifty people had rushed
iip to the pale young woman and then
rushed away again, I went over and
spoke to her. i
"I am looking, I said, "for a Christ: j
mas present for friend wife, i wan; ;
to get something that will eive hpr
great amount of pleasure and whjch I
can use later on as a pipe cleaner or a
pair of suspenders ! "
The pale young woman fainted, so I
At another counter another young
lady said to me: "Have you been
No," I replied; "I have been
stepped on, sat on and walked on, but
1 have not yet been waited on."
"What. An vnn wicb?
great Joy to her heart, and which I
might use afterward as a pair of slip
pers or a shaving mug.
The young lady caught nfe with her
dreamy eyes and held me un aeainst
I tuo YY ail.
"Vnn " ey,a cnnn.n
a total of 25,493 people who have been
in this department store today without
knowing what they are doing here,
and I refuse to be a human encvloDe-
dia for the sake of eight dollars a
week. Go on, now; throw yourself in
to second speed and climb the hill!"
I began to apologize, but she
reached down under the counter and
pulled out a club.
'This," she said, with a wild look
in her side lamps, "this is happy Yule-
tide, but, nevertheless, the next guy
that leaves his brains at home and
tries to make me tell him what is a
good Christmas present for his wife
will get a bitter wallop across the
The girl was right, so I went home
without a present.
I suppose I'll have to take Hep's tip
and get those emeralds after all.
But first I'll go down to the deli
catessen store and see if there's any
THE MYSTERY OF CHRISTMAS
One Day of the Year That All. Other
Days Are Learning to Envy
It seems, to me that always, as the
24th of December commenced to
shorten the white, fleecy snow began
to fall, says a writer in the Crafts
man. When the street lamps flick
ered up like candles on an altar, they
gazed on a world that was white. The
strife of the city was muffled. Carts
went by, but you had to peer out
through the blinds to know that they
were passing they made no sound.
An atmosphere of gentleness had de
scended Everyone in the house went
about with stealth, as though planning
some secret kindness.
And then the night and the trying
to keep awake till Santa Claus should
come. And the waking up, with the
frost weaving patterns on the panes.
Somewhere far away a harp was be
ing played, and a cornet was challeng
ing the silence. The tune they played
was an accompaniment to the. most
beautiful legend in the world. At
first, dreamily, you tried to remember
why for once the darkness was not
frightening, and then, "Ah, it's Christ
mas i as you turned, your ieet maoe
the paper crack, and at the end of the
bed you were too content and happy
even to look at your presents. Why
was it that next day everybody and
everything was different? The air was
full of bells singing riotously. Every
one, for this one day, ceased to think
of his own happiness and found hap
piness in bringing cheerfulness to
others. The stern gulf which is fixed
between children and grown-ups had
vanished there weren't any grown
ups. Somewhere in your childish
heart you wondered why every day
couldn't be made a day of kindness.
And that wonder of a child's heart
is the Christmas message. Once. a
year, by a divine conspiracy, all the
ships of our hopes and fears turn back
from their voyagings to the harbor of
tenderness. They are borne back on
the crest of a white tide of mysticism
that sweeps round the world. A truce
of God is declared to all fightings, and
men and women walk as children
ftfrough a world that is kind. They
commence to give and cease to annex;
they act in the belief that God is in
his heaven. The spirit is one tremu
lous white day of unselfishness a day
which gradually some other days in
the year are learning to envy and imi-
Why We Burn Candles.
The custom of burning candles on
the Christmas tree comes from two
sources. The Romans burned candles
at the feast of Saturn as a sign of good
cheer, while the Jews burned candles
during the feast of the Dedication,
which happened to fall about the same
time as that of Saturn in the Roman
calendar. It is quite possible that
for this reason there would have been
many candles burning all over Pales
tine about the time of the birth of
Christ, and from this comes the terra
"Feast of Lights, which is the name
used in the Greek church for Christ
A Christmas Hint.
To those who may have become
tired of the old-fashioned games usual
at Christmas the following may be
Hunt up a lot of poor people thai
have not got any Christmas dinner
d c and be Blayet,
by any number of persons.
Welcome to Christmas!
Christmas, crown 'o the year! Gold
en clasp to its round of light an'
snadow. Truly the Dells of it shai
ring out, "Plague i Danish, peace
bring!" Welcome it royally. Spren
out for soul ana sense a feast of go ,
things. Martha M.wUiiama
Parents Should Know
this Splendid Remedy
Simple Laxative Compound
Helps to Correct Consti- ,
pation in Children
With all children there are times
when the, bowels fail to act naturally
and it becomes necessary for the par
ents to administer a remedy. Cathar
tics and purgatives should never be
used as these agents afford only tem
porary relief while their violent action
shocks the system unduly. Mrs. Eva
F. Gaff, 517 10th SU Washington, D. C,
says that her little! girl, Marie, had
been subject to constipation, and that
she found Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin
the best remedy because of its mild
ness, and. now always keeps a bottle
of it in the house.
Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin is a
compound of simple laxative herbs,
free from opiates or narcotic drugs of
any kind, and is an ideal remedy for
children because of its mild action and
positive effect. Its use tends to
strengthen the Impaired bowel action
and restore normal regularity.
It is important that parents should
know of a dependable remedy with no
unpleasant after effects, griping or
Once there was a man who was
quietly performing a task which
aroused the greatest curiosity among
the innocent bystanders. None of
them had ever seen anything of the
kind being done before nor had the
slightest comprehension of . what it
was nor why it should be. The crowd
was constantly augmented by more
bomers and the mystification grew to
an almost uncontrollable extent. Final
ly a sage appeared and to him was
put the query, "What is the strange
thing that man is doing?"
"He is minding his own business,"
replied the sage, and passed on. Ex
change. Used Whenever Quinine is Needed
Does Not Affect the Head
Because of its tonic and laxative effect LAX
ATIVB BROMO QUININE wiU be found better
than ordinary Quinine tor any purpose for
which Quinine is used. Does not causo ner
vousness nor ringing in head. Remember there
is only on; "Bromo Quinine." That is Laxa
tive Bromo Quinine- Look for signature of
K. W. Grove. 25c.
As to Carpets.
May Carpets are curious things,
Mamma Why so?
May Although they are bought by
the yard, they are worn out by the
WONDERFUL HOW QUICKLY
RESIN0L STOPS ITCHING
" To those who have endured for years
the itching torments of eczema or other
such skin-eruptions, the relief that
the first use of resinol ointment and
resinol soap gives is perfectly incredi
ble. After all the suffering they went
through and all the useless treatments
they spent good money for, they
cannot believe anything so simple,
mild and inexpensive can stop the
itohing and burning INSTANTLY!
And they find it still more wonderful
that the improvement is permanent
and that resinol really drives away
the eruption completely in a very
short time. Perhaps there is a pleas
ant surprise like this in store for you.
Resinol ointment and resinol soap are
sold by all druggists. Adv.
"Mr. Grimm," said one bore, intro
ducing another bore to the human hy
ena, "this is Mr. Droan "
"What of it?" snarled old Gaunt N.
Grimm, turning away. -
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for
infants and children, and see that It
Poors tVi a
- SSZT7 . ST
Signature of Lut&Z74UzJUM
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher Castoria
And It Talks Back.
Little Lemuel Say, paw, what
Paw A phonograph cylinder, son.
REMARKABLE LETTER FROM A tTEIX
KNOWN WASHINGTON DRUGGIST.
Preference to Elixir Babek the r rear rmr
for ehillm and fvmr and aU malarial ditma:
"Within the last five months I have sold 3,600
Fever. Our customers speak very well of It,
Henry Evans, 922 F St.', N. W., Washington, D.C
Elixir Babek 50 cents all drug: grists, or by
Parcels Post, prepaid, from Kloczewski Co..
Washington, D. O.
Why does the self-made man never
suffer from remorse?
Write murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago
'or illustrated Book of the Eye Free.
The worse a reputation the harder it
is to loSe.
Caused by Disease of the Kidneys
The close connection which exists
between the heart and the kidneys is
well known nowadays. As soon as
kidneys are diseased, arterial tension
is increased and the heart functions
are attacked. When the kidneys no
longer pour forth waste, uremic poi
soning occurs, and the person dies and
the cause is often given as heart dis
ease, or disease of brain or lungs.
It is a good insurance against such a
risk to send 10 cents for a large trial
package of "Anuric" the latest dis
covery of Dr. Pierce. Also send a
sample of your water. This will be
examined without charge by expert
chemists at Dr. Pierce's Invalids' Ho
tel, Buffalo, N. Y. When you suffer
froni backache, frequent or scanty
irine, rheumatic pains here or there,
r that constant tired, worn-out feei
ng,! it's time to write Dr. Pierce, d
scribe your symptoms and get b
MARiE GAFF. j
strain. Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsi
costs only fifty cents a bottle and can
be procured at any drug store. To ob
tain a trial bottle, free of charge, writ
to Dr. W. B. Caldwell, 203 Washing
ton St, Monticello, I1L
"I'm trying to economize this year
but my wife and daughters are deter-
mined to go to Florida for the winter."
"What are you going to do about
"Well, seeing they've all combined
against me, I suppose I have to nego
tiate a loan with the allies."
There are a good many jokes, but
the one on the hungry wolf that kills
a sheep is about the best of the lot.
It doesn't pay to own things you
For Man or Beast
Balsam of Myrrh
For Cuts, Bums,
Strains, Stiff Neck,
Chilblains, Lame Back,
Old Sores, Open Wounds,
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Made Since 1846. Sb
Pric 25c, 50c and $1.00
G. C. Hanford Mfc C
SYRACUSE N. Y. -
A Soluble Antiseptic Powder to
be dissolved in water as needed
In the local treatment of woman's Ufa,
such as leucorrhoea and inflammation, ho
douches of Paxtine are very efficacious.
No woman who has ever used medicated
douches will fail to appreciate the clean and
healthy condition Paxtine produces and the)
prompt relief from soreness and discomfort
which follows its use.This is because Paxtine.
possesses superior cleansing, disinfect
ing ana neaiing properties.
For ten years the Lvdia E.
Pinkham Medicine Co. has rec-1
ommended Paxtine in their
private correspondence with wo-j
men, whieh proves its superi-1
onty. women wno have been
relieved say it is " worth its
weight in gold." At druggists.
60c. large box or by mail. Sample free
The Paxton Toilet Co., Boston, Mass.
Prompt Relief Permanent Curo
CARTER S LITTLE
LIVER PILLS never
fail. Purely vegeta
ble act surely
but gently on
tresscure inr1itrsri rm.
improve the complexion, brighten the eyea,
SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICE
Genuine must bear Signature
medical opinion, without charge at
solutely free. This "Anuric" of Dr.
Pierce's is 37 times more active than
lithla, for it dissolves uric acid in the
system, as hot water does sugar.
Simply ask for Dr. Pierce's Anuric
Tablets. There can be no imitation.
Every package of "Anuric'' Is sure to
be Dr. Pierce's, You will find the sig
nature on the package just as you do
on Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription,
the ever-famous friend to ailing
Worry is a frequent cause and
sometimes a symptom of kidney dis
ease. Thousands have testified to im
mediate relief from these symptoms
after using Dr. Pierce's Anuric Tablets
for the kidneys and backache.
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription
makes weak women - strong, sick
women well. No alcohoL Sold in
i tablets or liquid. "
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