North Carolina Newspapers

    Governmental Affairs,
Vol. IV. No 2.
Salisbury, N. O., Wednesday, January 1st, 1907.
Wm, H. Stewart, Editor.
A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and ffprlHbnesty In
Tbomnsoareseated"a GoW Watch.
Cracks His Wife's SKuil.
Concord rimea, Ded. 24.J
I At.the service of the
school last
pupils ghd teachers of the school
presented the retiring superinten
dent, Walter Thompson with a
very.handsome gold watch. The
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presentation Bpeech was made by
v Jar D. Lentz which was responded
I to by l&x, Thompson with much
t emotion. riThat the whole school
! regrets Mr. Thrmmarn'fl lftftvinff
I Vai l evidenced oy the affecting
scenewhich followed his remarks,
" Jnhn T.,. Ui ar.
rested Sunday night charged with
'cracking his wife's skall with a
poker. This happened at his
- home on Depot street about seten
o'clock. His Wife was unconsci-
i ous tor- some time. . Her injuries
are- serious and may be fatal.
rlsenhour is in jail until Friday
awaiting the result.
Two valuable mules belonging
tto the Southern Power Co. were
puled by a tram: at HainsDurg
ieariy Saturday morning.
Farmhands on the plantation
fof Tom Johnson; who lives in the
'vicinity of Harrisburg, on the
20th inst found he dead body pf
ah unknown negro man. The
jjeorpse was lying in a-hranch and
was 'probably 100 yards' over in
Meckl9nburg county. It is said
that! the : negro, from ; all appear
ances had been dead for a week
or. ten days. Ccncord Tribune,
Dec. 21.
i $200 Stola From Depot at Norwood.
I Norwood, Dec; 24, Last night
pi. Tom Lilly had the misfortune
of losing a horse by . di owning
e4he river atXowder's Mill,
Vr- rtasViiight robbers entered jtne
"depot here and stole about $2Q0
in " money, which had been for
some reason left there, and also
4 gallons of whiskey. The agent
J. V. Barringer had unintention
" ally left the money there for sev
eral hours, and when he remem
bered it at 10 o'clock and went to
the deoot to take it to his home,
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found that some one " had opened
the office and warehouse and stoie
the money. Bloodhounds were
brought from Albemarle reaching
hare at 3 am. but could not strixe
f a trail. The money was shipped
for the bank of Norwood.
"No bide as yet as to the thief.
Dec. 25. Special. Delma N.
Tyson was Bhot last night about $
O'clock1 by a negro named Ualson
Tyson was said to have been pick
ingiat the negro in a spirit of fun
When the negro, rariy with Tyson
following after. The ngro turn
ed and fired, a bullet taking effect
in the fleshy part of the left leg.
La wfill.Stanlv
Enterprise. . ;
I; Put Stamps on Your Letters.
t ia thA easiest thing in the
JL, o 10 -
world to drop pennies in
a rural
but it is
mail box to pay postage
mighty hard to pick those pennies
np out or tne coiuwiB ui
a cold frosty morning wnen nogerB
are numb.
The people along the rural mail
rnn fees are very Kind to tne car-
tiers and the exception of drop-
pihg p0"ieBi m m s
nnhecessary j trouble A num
ber of rural route carriers have
gpoken to us about the dropping
i!njflu into the boxes and we
are requested to call attention to
I tt,fl great trouble ix, is io mem.
Tf von have no stamps and have
Jivfl the money tapay postage
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i in the bOX these CUiu luuxmiago,
put the pennies in a little box of
. : enmekind., a match box will do,
Vi hv so doing you will, greatly
accomodate the carrier. Monroe
A Higher- Health Leiel.
I have reached Jigher health
level since , 1 oegau usmg :,- ji.
irrt'a r Nflw
&, a':nar nf Wfisfc Franklin.
Ti7 Btomaohjive
" , uia wnrtini? mst riffht."
Tf these' pills disappoint you
money will be refunded
The Publisher Pays Much More for His
Stock Than He.Did Last Year.
To-day there is general com
plaint among publishers that
printing paper is conttantly grow
ing dearer. In the middle West
many! local papers are raising
their subscription price 50 per
cent in order to pay for the paper.
From' the timewhen Gutenberg
first used movable type, made of
wood, to the present day of met
rspolitan papers, some ot which
consume the nroduct of acres of
spruce in a single edition, print
ing has in a very large degree de
Ponded upon the forest.
In the face of a threatened
shortage of timber, the amount of
wood-consumed each year for pulp
has increased since 1899 from 2
millions to 3 million cords. The
year 1906 marked an increase of
93.000 cords in the imDorts of
pulp wood, the highest average
value per cord for all kinds, and
a consumption greater bv 469,053
cords than that of any previous
Spruce, the wood from which
n ig99 three-fourths of the pulp
was manufactured, is still . the
leading wood, but it now produces
par little less than 70 per cent of
the total. How well spruce is
suited to the manufacture of pulp
is shown by the fact that during
a period in which the total quan
tity of wood used has doubled and
maD,y new woods have been intro
duced, the proportion of spruce
pulpwood has remained nearly
constant in spite of the .drains
upon the spruce forests for other
purposes. During this time three
different woods, from widely sep
arated regions, have in turn held
the rank of leader in the lumber
Since 1899 poplar, which for
ears was used in connection with
spruce to, the exclusion of all oth
er paper woods, has increased in
total quantity less than 100,000
cords, and is now outranked by
hemlock. Pine, balsam and Cot
tonwood are used in much smaller
New York alone consumes each
year over a million and a quarter
cords of wood in
the manufacture
ot pulp, or more
than twice as
much as Maine, which ranksnext.
Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Penc
syivama ano Michigan loiiow in
the order.given. Sixty per cent of
tne wood usea in is ew I ork was
imported from elsewhere, and
even so the supply seems to be
waning, since the total consump
tion for the State shows a small
decrease since 1905, whereas the
other States named have all in
creased their consumption. Oth
er States important in the pro
duction . of pulp are : Massachu-
Vermont, Virgi
sets, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon,
nia and West Vir
The average cost ot pulp -deliv
ered at the mill was $7.21. The
total value of the wood consumed
1906 was $26,400,000, The
cuiei item determining tne price
of paper is the cost of pulp. An
exaikple of he increased price of
paper is iounu m tne case oi a
publisher of a daily in the Middle
West, who recently paid $1,200
for a carload of paper., The same
quantity and-grade of paper cost
a year ago but $800.
Tne cnemicai process paper
makiDg, which better preserve the
wood noer, are gaming the me
chanical process. In 1899, 65 per
cent oi but? wuuu was rwuuutsu . uy
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the mechanical process; in 1906j
less than 50 per cent.
All importations of wood for
TB from nftnftdft. and com.
prised, in
nearly all
wmcn waa spmce.
Four and & half million dollars'
worth of pulp was imported 'ml
1906, a slight falling off from
Circular 120 of the Forest Ser
vice contains a discussion of the
consumption of pulpwood in 1906,
based on statistics gathered by the
Bureau of the Census
and the
can be
Service. The
had upon
on j the ForesCer, United States
at ! partment of Agriculture, ,
Follows His Wife ta the Grave. Post
master General Hunting Birds.
Statesvllle Landmark, Deo. 21.
Astronomically winter began at
7 o'olock Sunday evening, the sun
and earth at that time beings at
the minimum point of separation.
Saturday night was the longest of
the year and Sunday the shortest
day. This is reversed in the
southern hemisphere, where Sun
day was the longest day of the
It is learned that the killing of
the negro Dave Lucky,' by Mr.
Lytle, of Old Fort, on passenger
train No. 12, at Biltmore Satur
day afternoon, was not an acci
dent as first reported, Luoky at
tempted to aid the other negro
rowdies, whom Lytle was helping
the conductor to suppress, and
Lytle killed him in self-defence,
it is alleged.
Hon. George Von Meyer, Post
master General of the United
States, arrived in Statesville on
No. 11 yesterday, from Washing
ton, and went at once to the Hous
tonville Hunting club's quarters
in north Iredell, where he will
spend several days shooting quail.
He is the guest of the club. The
Postmaster General is accompani
ed by his son, abou 16 years old.
He was met at the Statesville sta
tion by Postmaster J. W. C. Long
and Col. H. C. Cowles, who did
the honors of the occasion to the
queen's taste.
Ben Goodman died Sunday
about noon at his home on Fred
B. Phifer's place, in the edge of
Rowan county, pneumonia being
the cause of death. Mr. Good
man was about 60 years old and
is survived by a number of chil
dren, all of whom were with him
when he died. He was a good cit
izen and was held in esteem by all
who knew him. The funeral ser
vices were ' conducted from the
Baptist church at Cleveland, of
which the deceased wafc a member,
and the interment was in the
graveyard at Cfeyeland yesterday.
A short time, ago Mr. Goodman
and his wife became ill with pneu
monia. Their condition became
critical in a few dayj and Mrs
Goodman died Saturday a week
ago. The death of the wife has
tened that of the husband and he
followed her to ihe grave eight
days lateri
AmountZof Gold in the World and the Sold
and Sllier Product Last Year.
The Treasury Department has
just completed its final figures on
the amount of gold there is in the
world and on the world's product
of gold and silver during the year
On December 81, 1906, the
world's stock of gold amounted to
$6,888,900,000, of which the Uni
ted States held $1,693,800,000;
Germanv $1,030,000,060: France
$924,400,000 ; Russia $939,400,000
and Great Britian $468,700,000.
From this it will be seen that
this country has vastly more gold
stored away than any other nation
and more tnan tnree times as
much as Great Britian. The Uni
ted States owns approximately
one-fourth of all the gold in the
world. ,
During 1906 the production of
sold over the world amounted to
$400,245,300 and the commercial
Value OI vuo ii voi uiuuuwu iu
that year amounted to $112,120,-
KOrt WaVi inorf.nn T)iarat,ch.
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The Raleigh Times prints a f ul 1
statement of business done by tl e
t liquor dispensary in Raleigh from
Januarv 1st, 1904, to November
I and this vear the sales exceeded'nf A mniinn dollars Tn
the four years it has been in ex-
istenoe the dispensary has taken
over its counters over $900,000 in
It Does the Business.
Mr. E. F. Chamberlain of Clin
ton, Maine, says of Buoklen's Ar
nica Salve. It does the business;
I have' used it for piles and it
cured them; used it for chapped
to hands and it cured them. Ap
ipiied it to an oia sore and
- 1 healed without leaving a scar be
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hind." 25c, at all druggists.
Something Worth Careful Consideration.
Drug-Store Saloons Must Go Too.
Dr. C. A. Misenheimer read a
paper before the local medical so
ciety in Charlotte a few days ago
that attracted attention. In pass
ing he paid his respects to the
trained nurses who are not' grad
uate : nurses and not, therefore,
fully equipped for their business,
but who are sent out as prof ession
als and charge for their, services
accordingly. Continuing Dr.
Misenheimer thus -delivered him
self concerning liquor : ,
, "I hope the time will soon come
when the prohibitionists and the
courts will take this skunk into
their own confines and not leave
its carcass lying in our camp. I,
or one, do not think that this
obnoxious responsibility Bhould be
saddled upon our old and time-
honored profession."
The medical profession can ge
rid of the skunk if it wants to.
It is better organized than any
other business or profession in
he State and if it wants to-cut
out the liquor prescription busi-
ness can do it. The trouble is
hat while many doctors want to
be rid of it more of them do not
Many druggists do not want to
sell liquor but more of them do
want to sell liquor for what they
can get out of it
Since prohibition has become
effective m so large a part of the
State the substitution of the drug
store oarroom xor tne open saioon
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has become a scandal in many
ocahties. Charlotte folks, for
instance, boast much of the bene
fits fof prohibition in that town,
when as a matter of fact . they
don't know what a really dry town
is, for liquor is sold in great quan
tities in the drug stores and the
aw as to giving prescriptions
violated daily. Greensboro haB
become about as notorious as
Charlotte in this, respect and
Asheville will be like them. In
Greensboro one man obtained 19
quarts of liquor in one month, on
prescription. Some of the doctors
there object to the examination
of their prescriptions; as the law
provides, They evidently want
license to supply liquor to all
comers. The 'Guilford county
grand jury, however, was so im-
pressed with the state of affairs
that it handed out the following :
'Upon investigation I we find
that an abnormal amount of busi
ness is done in Greensboro by the
drug stores in the sale of whiskey
upon physicians' prescription.
We find that certain practicing
physicians here have issued in a
short period of time many pre-
scriptions for liquor and to the
same parties, some of whom are
known to be in good health and
daily on the streets. We believe
the practice is being abused. We
forbear conveying to the court's
attention the names of the physi
cians and parties in the hope that
the next grand jury will not feel
called upon to do so because of a
continuation of the offence."
Statesville, as The Landmark
has often remarked, is the- only
real prohibition town. No liquor
can be sold here legally, the board
of alderman at the very beginning
making the cost of lioonse for
druggists prohibitory. This ao-
tion was taken in the face Of the
violent protest of some of the pro-
hitionists, including Borne of the
clergy, who charged that it
was a
scheme of the Morally fctunted to
make prohibition odious. But at
least some of-the Morally Stunt
ed and some of the prohibitionists gets. The Indians, he says, wor
wefe honest enough to want gen- Bhip the nuggets hd drop them
nine prohibition or none at all
not such "a play of hypocrisy
Charlotte and lother towns are
shining examples and those who
insisted on the exclnsion of liquor
.x Oioinamlln A i-i. ot. HOB , Vl n TTQ
11U1U kj tauua T liiu uiug ot; loo uoto
to see their views vindicated.
Statesville Landmark.
Wheh you want the best, get
DeWitt's Carbolized Witoh. Hazel
Salve. It is good for little or big
- cuts, boils or bruises, and
is es-
it neciaiiv recommended ior
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: Sold by James Plummer and
Some Big Porkers Killed. A Big Fox
Caught. Mr. CJianei's Funeral.
Lexington Dispatch, rise. 25th.
i It is rumored that Thorn asvile
will in the near future have a first
class weekly newpaper. -
Capt. MjjJj. Jojues, owner of the
Iola Mining Company, of Candor,
arrived in Thonjiasville one day
last wpek with nearly $10,000 in
gdld which he deposited with the
banks here. Thii amount of gold
is '."the? result of
work at his mine
about ten days
Will Sechriest, who was murr
derously assaulted by the Roberts
negro jseveral weks
unwell as a res alt
ago, is still
of the blow.
U. L.,Whitaker received a painful
wound last
grinding an axe.
week while
A pulley cover-
ed witn sand paper
the paper bursting,
went wrong,
and the axe
as nuned in
Mr. Whitaker's
face, -injuring his nose. Cicero
Pinkston,ra 'negro, also sustained
painful injuries to his hand at
ine coitongin, .getting it caugnt
inine macnmeryf
J. L. Gumaer. Dave Burkhardt
and John Pugh osie day last week
in the lower nart of the countv
I- i
caught one of largest grey foxes
ever seen in this section. Nine-
teen hounds started to trail the
fox just before day,-and followed
him until 8 o'clock in the after-
noon, and then for two hours
there was a race that would have
delighted any fexj hunter's heart.
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The skin was brougnt bacx as a
The remains of the late R. G.
Chaney, of Spencer, were brought
to this place Sunday afternoon
for burial in the family plot. He
was at one time a citizen of this
place and married Miss Annie
jPqltri ft native piThpmasville,
who died about two years ago. A
son, R. G. Chaney, Jr., survives
The remains were: buried by
Masons. Thomasville item.
The scarlet iever epidemic,
which has been jin Thomasville
for the past six! weeks, is now
thought to ne under tnorougn con
rol. j
Big hogs are departing this life
rapidly in Davidson county these
davs. As a fellow wrote in a
newspaper, once, meaning of hogs :
''The squeal of the bovine may be
heard on all tides these frosty
mornings." Will Clodfelter, of
Lexington township, killed a hog
last week that tipped the
Bcaies at 400 pounds. L. D
Leonard killed One, seven feet
iong, three feet wide, weight 526
DOunds 18 months old. This
was a Black Mammoth and Essix
He also butchered two six-montbs-
old that weighed 482. Guy
Crump, colored,
of Lexington
tilled a porker
last week tha
made 482 pounds
of meat.,
Yarn About a Lake ot Gold.
, G. Hosier is back from Alas
ka with a weird tale about a lake
of gold. He says he has discover-
ed the lake and
as proof
of nug-
back with him a
gets worth .over
ier went to the assay office and
asked whether ii could pay on
gold as well as a j mint. He said
that three months ago he met an
Indian north of Bellingham who
had shot his sauaw after she had
beaten him and was in hiding
I The Indian became sick and Hos
jer cared for hins.
Out of grati
tude he showed
him to a lake
- where there were countless nug
- back into the lakb. One night ha
as slipped into the lake, being care-
fui to avoid the superstitious In
diftris and in a few hours collected
the nuggets he brought back with
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him. He says the Indians cal
the body of waer the Lake
God. Seattle disjpatch.
T. M. Bland is having a wel
dn&r at his farm near here, and
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since it was beguiu about 25 rab
bits have been caught in it. They
all i
wouldiall or jump into it at night.
Chatham Record.
The Great Moral Institution in the Capitol
City IsJIosed.
The anti-dispensary people have
swept the deck in to-day's elec
tions here. The total vote regis
tered was 1,982; that cast was
1,309, of which 928 were for pro
hibition and 385 for dispensary.
The dispensary did not carry a
single precinct. The nearest was
in tne second division of the 4th
ward, where the vote was 65 to 57.
n that precinct every negro vote,
21 in all. was cast against dis-
pensary. Every ex-bar-keeper vo
ted for prohibition, excent two.
who voted for saloons. It is no
secret that the expectation of the
ex-saloon keepers is to get a vote
two years hence and vote in sa-
oons, Even if they could vote
the legislature would nrobably
cneckmate it, as it practically cer-
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tain that the legislature will enact I
a sweeping prohibition law for all
North Carolina. It is said that doctor decided to take him to the
all the city administration people hospital in Salisbury and tele
except"fouroted;rordispeusary. phoned Dr. Stokes to be ready, to
An ex-saloon keeper claims that ll operate upon Mr. Barber's arri
thaissue had been saloons or dis- Val there. Mr. Barber at this
pensary the former would have writing is resting easy and his
carried, but prohibitionists deny pulse is good, and the doctor says
his absolutely.
The dispensary closed Tuesday I
at sunset and will not re-open to-
morrow. It is said that; it will
not open any more. There. was a
statement to-night that the dis-1
pensary people would consult law-
yers as to contesting the election
on the ground that it was irregu
ar. Correspondence of CharlcNtte
Short News Items.
The Southern Bell Telephone
Co.. which owns the telephone
exchange at this place has given
notice of an advance in 'phone
rents the first of the vear. Resi
dences when on a single fh$2 j
ner month : duplex line $1.50 per
month, while for business houses
thev orooose to charge $2 50 and
. I
SB nr month, for ainirlft and da
r i o
plex lines
respectively. As a re-
suit many of our
citizens are or
dering the phones removed, as
this rate is considered bymany
excessive in a town the size of
In settling up the estate ot an
aged lady who recently died in
Onslow county, the vdministrators
wuuu " " ""l'"""0" " " """" "
considerable sum of paper money
of a rather unusual date. The
bills were as new and crifep as if
they had never been in circulation
and bore the date of the first is-
sue of greenbacks having been
deposited in the trunk of the de-
fifiaHAn" sinm the oivil war.
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Monday evening of last week the
Kutheriord county court house
was found to be on fire, but the
discovery was not made till the
blaze got beyond ail control and
the stately colonial structure is
now nothing more than a smold
ering mass of debris; only the
thick brick walls remain intact
The loss to the county is reckoned
.i. -i i. aar o w r-
auuub pw,vw, ou ini as jxiuue y
goes, but tne loss in papers ana
documents is irreparable. - Last
night the graded school children
of the town gave an entertaiment
in the auditorium of, the building
and it is supposed that the blaze
was started by a cigar or cigarette
BtnmD or the careless handline of
, . . . , ,
matcnes. iwiy m tne nignt tne
wind was high but fortunately
ior cms pjaue ii uuu quiaieu uuwu
by three o'clock, this- alone sav
ing the business section from be
ing wiped entirely out,
If a cough once gets into your
system it acts on every muscle
and fibre of the body and makt s
you ache all over. It especially
affects the intestines and makes
you constipated, so in lorder to
get rid of a old thoroughly and
without delay vou should not
take anything that will tendto
constipate. Kennnedy's Laxative
Cough Syrup acts upon the bowels
and thereby drives the cold out of
the system. It contains no opiates
it is pleasant' to take and is
highly recommendsd for children J
Sold by James Plummer and all
Subscribe to The WatchmaS.
While Out Hunting the Accidental Discbarge
of a Gun Wounds Him.
A special to the Charlotte Ob
server from Barber last Thursday
says:. " .
Claude Barber, the eldest son
of Wm. P. Barber, a prominent
farmer here, while out hunting to
day with some friends was acci
dentally and seriously shot with
a 12-bore gun. Their dog pointed
a covey of quail, and while walk
ing up to flush the birds the gun
carried by a friend at a distance
of about nine feet was accident
ally discharged by the trigger
coming in contact with a button
on his coat, the charge entering
Mr. Barber's right breast, tearing
a large hole and passing through
his right lung about two inches
below his heart, finally lodging in
his left side. He was removed to
his home and Dr. Chenault, of-
Cleveland, summoned. The
unless pneumonia or blood poison
S6ts in he has a chance for reoov-
Mr. Barber is about 26 years
old, of exemplary habits and one
of the most nrominent vonne men
hn the county. There was four
men in the hunting party and
strange to say Claude Barber waa
th onlv man in nhnnwiin AiA.
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not have a gun. When shot Mr.
Barber did not fall, but said he
was shot and- it was first
thoughthis wound was not' seri
ous, but realizing auicklv how
bad he was wounded a messenger
ran to a telephone near at hand
and summoned Mr. Barber, his
t0 8fty tne ynnS man no carried
me lalaA 18 sutiering keenly
u - - e :a i
ueuBUBa 04 6UO serious acciaens.
mr.i5ftpnep was accidentally BhOB
by his brother, William. He was
brought to Salisbury and an opera
tion was -performed on him at the
Whitehead Sanitorium,- which, '
it is believed will save his life,
as the wound is not so serious as .
was at first, thought. He is get
ting along as well as circumstan
ces will permit.
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A Raleigh, N. C, itSm says tnat
a very queer incident occurred in
that-city a few days ago. A ybung
man from the country came in a
buggy with two girls of his neigh
borhood, both young and both
deeply in love with' him. He let
it be known that he loved Aoth so
weH that he cohld not make his
choice. Raleigh was reached and
of course the office of register of
deeds was the first place visited.
All stopped at the house of a
friend and- it was suggested that
the girls flip a dollar to see who
got heads and who tails. The
younger of the two girls got heads
and won hAr mnnh nrwafad nrifcfl
t .
i til. Koanaa
was secured and a
magistrate tied the knot' and the
happy couple was so good hearted
as to drive by the house, pick up
the loser and carry her home. The
comment on this affair by yOung
women is very amusing. Some
declare the man was not worth
L- ...
naving. oecause ne could not ac-
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he q
the two. Some of the vomntr
women contend that both the
girls in question had very little
sense to bothe with such a man
Rank Foolishness.
'When attacked by a cough or
cold, or when youi throat is sore,
it is rank foolishness to" take any
other medicine : than Dr. King's
New Discoveiy," says 0. O. Eld-
ridge,v of Empire, Ga. 'I have
ubbu,iiw, discovery seven yeara
and I know it fc is the best remedy
on earth for coughs, colds, croup
axy cunoiea are BUDject to croup,
but New Discovery quickly cures
every attack.'' Known the world
over as 'tha kinir. nf .throat anil
lung remedies ' Sold under guar
antee at all druggists, 50o and
$1.00, Trial bottle free.
25c. i iington, u. V.

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