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. One Way to Get Rid of Rats.
"Old man Hiram Pollevi of
Wilmington, lived in a house
was full of rats once upon a ti
said a Charlotte man yesteriay
"and he took a new way togetrid
"Mr. Polly was a tinner by
trade. One day he caught a aig
rat and fastened a small tell
around his neck with a comer
wire. The little jingler was mide
secure and fast, the rodent gilen
his liberty, and told to go his iay
"This is when the fun begin.
You never saw such a scatteration
of rats in your life. T.he fel
with the bell had the right of w
' and in less than 24 hours the house
was free from rats.
"Mr. Pollev was a tinner by
trade, and a ship was lo&dicg
nVinnf f lio K a . ma f.Vo raf.s . lpft.
Many of them entered the ship,
and were carried North. Several
weeks later the JNew xork papers
told of a rat that had been caught
there, wearing a little bllj. on
with a piece of copper wire. It
ho doubt was the Wilmington
This is the first chapter in the
natural history series, Charlotte
Truckers Should Plant Largely of Early
Tha severe' weather which u we
have experienced during February,
and which has extended far down
int o Florida, is going to make a
considerable shortage in early
green vegetables, and on this ac
count our markets will be very
bear of green vegetables until late
in the season. x Indications are
that the earliest crops of green
vegetables will sell at good prices,
both in our home markets and in
the large'cities North.
The opportunity presented to
our southern truckers and garden
ers, to make money out of peas
and other early truck crops is one
that they should not fail to take
advantage of. Early peas are one
of the fiist crops to come in and
can be planted just as soon as the
ground can -be gotten ready.
How tile Japs and Russians are Quartered.
A writer in the London Times
tells of the way in which the Rus
sian and Japanese armies pass the
winter in Manchuria. "About the
middle of December the mercury
may sink at, night to 5, 10 and
even 20 degrees below zero, and
during January to 30. In the fre
quent blizzards no man can live
uuder canvass, so the armies have,
to adopt a way the natives have
The soil is dry and a trench 10
or 12 feet deep is dug, about 9
feet wide. A narrow stairway
lead3 into the trench on the south
side, down which the sun shines
when a door at its base is opened.
In this underground room is built
a primitive cooking stove, and
along the length of the trench is
an earthen platform some 2 feet
high and 6 feet wide. Beneath
this run several simple flues from
the stove ' and the circulating
smoke helps to give, warmth to
the'personslwho occupy the plat
form. The smoke issues then
from a Bmall chimney cut in the
The trench is covered with
poles and straw, and as no rain
and but little snow falls it serves
as good protection. -The Japanese
it ia stated, have access to native
surface coal mines that yield a
coarse coal dust. Mixed with wet
earth . it makes a good fuel.
Housed thus in the ground the
opposing armies are spending the
winter. They are warm and com
fortable, and this is one thing
that discourages a resumption of
open campaigning during the
A Kissing Adiertlsement. -
In many of the European cafes
of the cheaper order it is the in
variable custom to print the daily
menu on the napkin provided for
the guest, so that when the latter
desires to study the bill
of fare he has to raise his serviette
from his knee in order to do so.
But perhaps the most extraor
dinary custom in connection with
restaurant life ia that which ob
tains in a certain little cafe in the
uburbs of Paris, whe'e every cus
tomer whose bill amounts to one
shilling or over is entitled to re
ceive a kiss from the attractive
young lady who acts as cashier to
So used has the damsel become
to the osculatory routine that she
goes through it without the slight
est reticence, looking upon it pure
ly as a matter of business, and it
is reported that the proprietor of
the restaurant is more than satis
fied with the rosult of his curious
device fcr attracting patrons.
Most women would rather
loved tnan do trusted.
Hope is the one thing yon can't
bnnko the average manrout of.
It is just as easy to Tfind , fault
I with a tallow candle as with an
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many a man uueau o kuow wuai
he is talking about until it is too
Yoli may have observed that a
goodjmany people waar shoes on
Just, because his wife uses a
little powder is no excuse for a
man coming home drunk.
No woman' can tell whether a
hat is becoming to her until she
ascertains the price.
I If tombstone epitaphs were re
liable, his satanic majesty would
have to look for another job.
; Meeting of State Cotton Browers.
3?he State convention of cotton
growers and business men met in
Raleigh last week. There was a
imall attendance, probably on ao
count of the Tvealher, only 38
counties being represented. t
The resolutions adopted en
dorse the action taken at .New
Orleans, declare that cotton ought
to b'e held until after th June
govern mant report as to acreage,
direct a thorough canvass by
townshios to reduce acreage 25
percent., direct that exposed
cottDii be protected from the
weather, and urge farmers not to
stre cotton with any. factory
which requires sale by any certain
date. The name chosen is the
'North Carolina Division, South
ern Cotton Association." The
following officers were elected:
John A. Cunningham, president;
A. C. Green, vice-president; T. B.
Parker, secretary and treasurer.
Executive committee: R. R. Cot
ten, Farkland; R. H. Speight,
Whitakers; F. K. Borden, Golds
boro; W. A. Myatt. , Raleigh: H.
W. Lloyd, ghapel Hill ; A. J. Mc
Kinnon, Maxton ; H. C. Dockery,
Rockingham; Z. A.Morris, Con
cord; McD. Watkins, Charlotte.
Members of the national commit
tee, J. A. Brown and J P. Allison.
Do Not Confound Them.
There is a very
of a business by law and its exter
The difference is so great be
tween these two measures that it
ought to be ; stated in thejclearest
and most unmistakable terms.
If the liquor business is to be
regulated in accordance with law,
let it be done by the people, just
as it has been in this city, and in
other places in the State. If on
the other hand, the policy is to
exterminate the ' business and
drive it out of the State, or even
the earth, then let us declare
the policy and go to the people on
that issue. .That will be consis
tent with the principles of Democ
racy and whatever the result of
such an issue shall '"be, it will be
accepted without protest on the
part of anybody. Raleigh Times.
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Gases Compromised at Statesville.
Tee ibel case, United States
versus 15 barrels of whiskey, the
property of D. L. Arey, of Salis
bury, has been compromised upon
the payment of $100 and costs,
and the decree hs been filed.
The five civil cases, United States
versus Garland DT Carrier and
bondsmen, have been compromis
ed upon the acceptance of prop
osition of $300 and costs. States
Said to Have Occurred Here.
In Harper's Weekly recently
appeared an interesting account
of Andrew Jackson's duel with
Colonel Avery. A correspondent
of The Weekly adds this to the
It was Jackson rs habit to carry
in his saddle-bags when he attend
ed court a copy of "Bacon's,
Abridgment," ana to make fre
quent appeals tc it in his cases.
This precious book was always
carefully done up in coarse brown
paper, and the unwrapping of the
volume was a very solemn func
tion as performed by Jackson,
who was then only twenty-one
years old. Avery, during the
trial which preceded the duel,
procured a piece of bacon the size
of the book, and while Jackson
was addressing the court he slip
ped out the volume from its
wrapping and substituted the bit
At length Jackson had occasion
to appeal to Lord Bacon. While
still talking he raised the bearskin
flap of his saddle-bags, drew out
the brown-paper package, care
fuily untied the string, unfolded
the paper with decorous gravity,
and then, without looking at what
he held in hand, exclaimed trium
phantly, "We will now see what
What wonder that the fiery
young lawyer blazed with anger,
while the court-roomT rang with
laughter at his expense I Literary
What Missouri Gals Like.
A young man bearing the ear
marks of an "agriculturalist"
walked into a main street' grocery
last evening and ealled for a bot
tle of vanilla extract Before
opening the door to step back into
the street, he pulled the cork,
poured a few drops of the flavor
ing on his hanhkerchiaf, and as
he placed the bottle in his vest
pocket, remarked to the clerk:
"If there is anything Missouri
gals like better than chewin'gum,
it's perfumery." Joplin (Mo.)
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