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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental .Affairs. '
VOL. III. NO. 29.
Salisbury, N. O., Wednesday,, July 3rd, 1907.
Wm, H . Stewart, Editor.
Mr, Black's Scheme to Utilize Wheatteft
by the Hail Storm.
Concord Times. June 28th.
We have refrained from giving
any report of "the crop damage
from the hailstorm that visited
this section two, weeks ago. hop
ing that the ' recuperating powers
of favorable seasons would so
mend the situation that that we
would ! feel pretty well after all ;
but two week's of fairly growing
weather has done little toward re
moving pur seuse of disappoint
ment because of the irretrievable
loss in the pbsent ;rop. The
one-third to one-half of the cot
ton crop that was. left us has
made such little growth that it
actually looks smaller than it
did three weeks ago. Unless peo
ple get one hundred dollars a bale
for this year's cotton they will
come out the small end of the
horn. Carriker Cor. j
Hall Black seeing that the hail
had fixed his wheat sb he couldn't
cut it, built a hog pen on wheels
and had his hogs to move their
washing to the wheat field. When
they would eat all the wheat in
the area of the pen they would
move the pen on further, aud in
this way they were perfectly sel
sustaining. A neighbor told me
that they even rolled their porta
ble tenement from the field to the
house whenever they wanted slop,
but he must riot ask me to vouch
for the second part of this story,
Carriker Cor.
Oscar F. Bernheim, of Allen
town, Pa., youngest son of Rev.
G. D. Bernheim, a prominent Lu
theran minister of Charlotte, iias
been elected tseasurer of Muhlen
berg College. This college is one
of the largest in in the North and
one of the most important insti
tutions of the Lutheran church,
and the position he holds ranks
next to that of President. t He
was born in Mt. Pleasant and
reared' in Wilmington.
W. A. Freeland was married at
noon Wednesday to Mies Myrtle
Smithey,'at the Smithey Hotel.
Mr. and Mrs. Freeland .will fepend
a few davs in Sunnyside and will
then goto Concord where they
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.'will reside in future. Sunnyside
' Cor.
D. M. Isenhour, of No. 4 town
ship, brought five heads of cab-
bage of his own falsing to town
lastTuesday, the aggregate weight
of which was 55 pounds, averag
ing 11 pounds each.
J. B., Sherrill left yesterday for
Denver, N. C, to attend the mar
riage of his niece, Marie Brooks,
to Elmer Proctor, which occurred
last evening.
Mr. Culler's Recollection of 1856.
Mr. Culler, one of the oldest
and best' informed weather pro
phets tells us that this spring
season so far is very similar to
the'spring and summer season of
1856. He savs that there was
very little corn made in this sec
tion in 1856. that it was a cold
annnrr that, t.ho nrnrmft m n I PB Ann
field mice destroyed most of the
AAin mrA if. vaa imnnflRihlfl tin trfit.
a a4-anl Tf 19 f.Via ooma TX7Q XT thlO
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vear. Tne moles, mice and
worms nave oeen tne worst in
many years. He says that people
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Uvio uav& vu unu-i w w
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Iredell and Mecklenburg that
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that Wilkes will not raise this
vear near all the corn she needs.
Wilkesboro Chronicle. '
Riired nf I iin? TroHhle.
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'It ia nnm olaxron xraa ra BinAO I
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leaoing ousiness man ot Kersnaw,
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S. C. "I had run down in weight
to 185 pounds, and coughing was!
constant both by dav and by
-;v,4. i?;-n t .u:
xjt. jving g new discovery, ana
continued this for abo u t six
montns, wnen my cougn and lung
trouble were entirely gone and
was restored to my normal weight
170 poundB." 1 nousadds of per
sons are iieaiea every year, vruar
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anteed by all druggists.
tnju ana
f LOO. Trial bottle free.
The Engineer Proves He Had Steam.
Farmer Loses Heavily by Lightning.
Lexington Dispatch, Jane 86th.
Wheat harvest will be over this
week in almost every community.
As a usual thing the crop is better
than expected, although in some
places it is very poof.
We hear that Albert Whortou,
who lives near Clemmons, suffered
the loss of his barn and .much of
its contents Sunday afternoon be
tween 2 and 3 o'clock. Lightning
struck the building daring a ter
rific storm and as the family was
shut up closely in the house,
nothing was known of the fire
until a colored, man living some
distance away" brought the word.
Besides feedstuff and vehicles,
seven head of horses perished in
the flames.
W. M. Cross, engineer at the
power house, denies that on the
night of the fire at Mr. Burk
head's there was insufficient steam
and therefore no pressure atfirst.
He says, moreover, that he sound
ed the alarm whistle promptly on
receiving the 'phone message.
The . trouble, he claims, was that
the firemen did not cut off the
standpipe so that the pumps could
work directly on the mains, and
that until this was done, both
pumps were running full speed,
pumping into the standpipe. In
the melee that night the top of
the hideous fire whistle was blown
clear off, which Mr. Cross main
tains without fear of successful
contradiction, is proof positive
that he did have some steam on.
Vice president J. M. Culp, of
the Southern, announces that the
double track between Salisbury
and Greensboro will be completed
and put in use by the first of the
month. Some paits of the new
track have been used for some
time. This section' of the South
era, or from-iJharlotfce to Dan
ville, is the busiest portion of the
road and is often so full of trains
that it is dfficult to handle them.
Long freights have stood on sid
ings throughout a night, unable
to get into Spencer. This double
track is of inestimable value to
this part of the country.
J. G. Walser, who spent a lit
tle time at the Jamestown expo
sition, tells us that the big show
is all right. It is near comple-
tion, ana is reaay ior me most
critical person now. He says that
the tale of overcharges at the ho
tels and other places is not true
now. You get a room from fifty
cents up and the restaurants give
you anything you want at any
price. An average citizen can go
down and stay for not more than
two dollars a day, and surely. tbat
is little enough to see the- great
est show on earth.
A Curious Cotton Bloom.
A cotton ' bloom has been
brought to this office and on the
branch on which that bloom is
(growing mere are eignt.snapes
and small bolls within about six
inches, It is a fine specimen of a
a cotton
stalk but it did notgrovrin Union
luuuuiv. xu uaiuo Hum esuuklicjiu
Mjreoreia ana was .urougus m uy
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, and was .brought in
P. H. Deason who came in last
night on a visit to relatives m
this section. Mr. Deason reports
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tnai crops in nis section are iau
Maxalato I'.nrn in laid hv Mftll.
Best Medicine In toe World for Colic and
T lKA r.humWloin rirtlio
1 4. uuu vunux vruuaiu d vvxv,
be tne Deatin me wona, saysmr.
n T. florfor nf Sir rnm. A a
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m B11biect tocolio and diarrhoea.
Last spring it seemed as though I
would die, and I think I would if
1 hadn't taken Chamberlain's
Uolic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
ed with it since until this week
when I had a verv severe attack
and took half a bottle of . the 25
I cent size of Chamberlain's Colic
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy
- and this morninc I f bbI lik a new
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- man." For sale bv James Plum
mer, Salisbury, and Bp e n c e
i Pharmacy,- Spencer, N. C.
Speakeos Handle Execotiae and His Offi
cial Family Without Gloves.
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Baltimore. Md., June 26.
President Roosevelt and members
of his official family "were han
dled without gloves by speakers
at the tenth annual meeting of
the Afro-American Council, which
began a three-days' convention
here today.
Senator Foraker was a favorite
ani every mention of his name
was received with vociferous ap
plause. Bishop Alexander W&t
ters, of Jersey City, president of
the council, made the principal
address at the night session. He
called the Ohio Senator the "no
blest Roman of them all," and
places him in the same category
with Charles SumneT. He claimed
that th Vfo&ien-Jd the negro
race art injusticlf in his last meg-
I sage to Congress, saying hev re
ferred to tnes negro as a race of
Rev. S. L. dorrothers, of Wash-
ington, scored tfie-l'e&iseaVSec-retary
Taft and Booker Washing
ton, characterizing the latter as
the political agel-of the Presi
dent. Rev. A. L. Gaines, pastor
of the church in which the coun
cil is holding its session, also at
tacked the President.
Dr. Broughton Sticks to It.
Spartanburg, S. C, June 28.
Rev. Dr. Leu G. Brouhtou, who
has-been conducting revival ser
vices in the First Baptist church
here for ten day1 or more, brought
his meeting to a close this morn
ing. During the course of his
sermon he made an attack on the,
Charlotte Observer because of cer
tain editorial utterances in that
paper with reference to hi cru
sade against cigarette smoking,
which were copied in a local
newspaper. . W ,
Mr Broughton U'said that Hue
Charlotte Observer had b8en try
ing to destroy the force of his
fight againBt cigarettes for ten
years. There were two reasons
for this one because the men
who manage the paper' are liquor
ied cigarette men ; another rea
son, he said, is because the paper
is a sheet of the American Tobac
co Company. .
In spite of the Charlotte Ob
server he said he still stuck to his
statement that a man who smokes
cigarettes for ten years will lie
and steal. Special to Charlotte
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Southern Sued in 181 Cases.
High Point. June 28. T h e
greatest number of suits ever in
stituted against the Southern
Railway Company in this part of
the country at one time had their
beginniLg in High Point today
There are 181 such cases and the
majority, of them are action to
nenalize the joad for days, with
incident damages,, ftc Coione
Westcott JJobera- n rji h his ih
railway company and D Steele
has been employed by .th Mer
chants' Claim Association and
the North Carolina Case Workers
Association. Such action
brought, embodying a number
cases by reason of the fact-that
changes made by the last General
Assembly of North Carolina
would preclude such damages at a
period later than the immediate
docket of the court that is hi
act of pending. This institution
of so many actions has oreated a
marked sensation and the pro
ceedings will attract wide atten
tion throughout thisentire sec
tion. Special to Charlotte Ob
server. Wise Counsel From the South.
'I want to give some valuable
advice tojthose who suffer with
lame back and kidney trouble."
says J. R. Blankenship, of Beck,
Tenn. "J have proved to an ab
soluie certainty that Electric
Bitters will positively cure this
distressing condition. The first
hnt.tle cavame great relief and
after taking a few more bottles,
wafr completely cured; so com
pletely that it -becojhesr a pleasure
to recommend this great remedy."
riSold under guarantee by all drug
gists. Price 50c.
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A Life Filled With Promise BoogM Sud
denly to a Sad Ei. s
Durfiam, June 27. Will tan M.
Smith, son of Rev. T. Siith,
of Concord, killed himself 'here
this afternoon. He wasa gradu
ate of Trinity College, having ta
ken his master's degre'it h i s
month, and for three jweeks has
been in the employ of the Ameri
can Tobacco Company. No reas
on , is assigned for the rash act
other than that he was tired of
the fight with life and ;jgae up
all hopes. t
William Smith, better kjbwn
among his more intimate friends
anS baseball enthnsiastsfas ,rBil-
lie," had been captain of the
team for two years, playing as
short stop. In addition to his
athletic work in the college he
won honors in his studies, was
president of his class in his seni-
or year, manager oi tne innity
Archive and also manager of the
South Atlantic Quarterly. He
made good at all these.
Soon after leaving college he
accepted a position wit h t h e
American Tobacco Company . in
Durham aud was assigned to learn
the business. This morning at
about 10 o'clock he went to the
manager and told him tha his
services were not sucn aB to give
him (Smith) satisfaction and sug
gested resigning. He -was cheer
ed up and told to go to a t doctor
and get some help' that would re-
ieve him of his depression and
meiancnoiy irom wnicn no was
suffering. He did as directed
and then went to his room. When
the medicine was delivered before
o'clock this afternoon Mb dead
body was- found in the room that
he occupied. V; , J "
From tin circumstances in the
case it was evident -that he stood
before a and there fired
he.fatal pistol shot through his
nzain, lie nad 'undressed pre
paratory to retiring as directed by
the doctor, and the general im-
-pression is tuat ne conceived tne
idea of self-destruction but a mo
ment before the act was commit
ted, elt was probably on the im
pulse of the moment.
The remains of Mr. Smith were
taken from here to Concord this
evening, being joined here by the
mother and two sisters who had
been visiting in Clinton, this
State. The only brother who was
not in the sad family party is T.
W, Smith, of Petersburg, Va.,
He will join the party at Greens
boro. Tonight his friends are un
able to assign any cause for the
rash act other than that he was
despondent and ill. and commit
ted the deed in a moment of rash
ness Special to Charlotte Ob
Bad Burn Quickly Healed.
"I am so delighted with what
Chamberlain's Salve has done for
me that I feel bound to write to
you and tell you so," says Mrs,
Robert Mytton, 457 John St.,
Hamilton, Ontario. "My little
daughter had a bad burn on her
knee. I applied Chamberlain's
Salve and it healed beautifully."
xnis saive allays tne pain ot a
burn almost ins'.ai.tly. It is for
sale by James Plummer, Salis
bury, and . Spencer Pharmacy,
Spe.icer, N. "C.
Jamestown Ter Centennial Exnosition. Nor-
fnlk Va Anril Sfith Nnv anth IQfl7
nifill WVt I1WJI VVUl V W I S l
ern Railwv announces
extremely low rates to Norfolk,
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v a., auu tstuiu uu buvuuud ui tut)
above occasion. The following
round trip rates will apply from
Salisbury, N. C:
Season tickets, $14 50
oixty-aay ucKets..
Fifteen-day tickets.. 11.16'.
Coach excursion tickets. . . 6.60
Coach Excursion ticEets will be
sold on. luosday, with limit seven
uaytj irum uate 01 saie, win Dei
tampea "jnoi good in ruuman
t -. . , .
or Parlor cars." Other tickets
will be sold daily April 19tfa to
April 19tfa
November 80th, inclusive.
TheJ3outhern Railway will af
ford excellent passenger service to
aud from Norfolk on account of
For further information and
11 Pullman reservation address any
agent Southern Railway or write
R. L. Vernon, T. P. A.. '
Charlotte, N. C.
W. HfTAYLOE, G. P. A., -
till 11-30, Washington, D. C,
fiourt Appears to be Favorable Toward the
"Unwritten Law."
Houston, Va., June 28. Argu
ment in the trial of former Judge
Wjlliam G. Loving foT the mur
der of Theodore Estes was begun
late this afternoon after a. day
spent by counsel for both sides in
the preparation of instructions,
and a wrangle over them before
the court. The instructions as
read by Judge BarksdaJe, discuss
ed murder, its various degrees,
the question of reasonable doubt,
the time allowed for a man 's an
gry passions to subside and espe
cially insanity.
The( following instruction "pre
pared by the prosecution touch
ing on the "unwritten law" was
stricken out by the,court :
"No man under the protection
of the law has a right to be the
avenger of his own wrongs; if
they be of a nature for which the
laws of society give him an adei
quate remedy thither should he
resort ; but be they of any nature
whatsoever, he has no right to
avenge them except in the man
ner prescribed by the lasThe
unwritten law by which iB meant
the right of the citizen to become
f he avenger of his own wrongs in
a manner not authorized by law
or against the law has no place
in the criminal jurisprudence of
Were Foraker Hade President.
Just suppose Foraker were to
get the nomination and be elected
president. What a rush there
would be of neg roes to the
White House seek i n g feder
al offices ; and many would
get them, especially in the South.
Mr. Foraker's election would be a
calamity to the conn try. It
would reopen the race question in
the South with all the intensity
and bitterness of reconstruction
days, and would bring to the
white people of the North such
experiences in race antagonism as
they have jlever dreamed of. We
do not supnose he would appoint
many negroes to office in those
states, but his election would give
to the negroes there more than at
the South the feeling of having
won the victory over the whites
in a contest based on the race
question. Mr. Foraker's speeches
to negroes in Ohio were . of the
moBt violent and race prejudice
producing kind. They showed an
animosity toward the South which
it is hard t3 realize that a citizen
of this country -could entertain
against the people of any section.
Not only that, but his effort ha J
been to make the negroes believe
that their race has been discrimi
na.t.ed APRinflt-. nnd nnfracroonslv
f.rftf hrr tha Mt rT i
W m. VW v w - 'j VUVS n U1VU JVWJiV MT 1
control of the national govern
ment. He has made himself
their champion in a contest to be
waged against the white people of
the whole country, and if he wins
he will be forced to make good in
order to prevent his negro sup
porters turning against hun. It
will be a sad day for the country
and especially- for the South on
which he" is .elected president.
Wilmington Messenger.
llnwrlttan I Dlavrisil
Spartanburg, S. U., June 2y.
Wm- Mll,8 charged with he mur
I j. e in i t i - ni T
aer OI rrBUJt "eBI J1 v,uru
I county, tnree mourns ago, was
found guilty with a recommenda
tion to mercy at Gaffney today.
'Mills claims that he killed Deal
Knfl v,A hju1 rn;nftd hiH home.
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Hw tt7 pleaded the un
written law," but the judge in
I structed the jury that this had no
weight with the court and should
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How to Cure Chilblains.-
blains," writes John Kemp, East
Otisfield, Me., I apply Bucklen's
Arnica Salve, Have also used it
for salt rh9um with excellent re
suits." Guaranteed to cure ie-
Iversores. indolent ulcers, piles.
i burns.' wounds, frost bites and
skin diseases. ; 25c at all drug
Mining at New London. Robber Enters
Farmer's House io Search of Spoil.
Stanly Enterprise. Jane 87th.
Rev. H. tA. McCullough and
family are expected here today.
The town isglad to receive them,
and the Lutheran congregation
has reasons to rejoice over having
(a resident pastor.
The different cotton mills of
Albemarle will close down Satur
day week for their annual picnic,
to be held in the Efird grove near
the old. mill site. There will be
speaking, band-music and refresh
ments, and the occasion will no made an enjoyable one
for those who participate,
Mre. Zeb. B. Sanders has re
newed her boDd as postmaster at
this place. The salary of the of
fice was recently, increased to
$1,000. As yet the appointment
of a successor to Mrs. Sanders is a
matter of doubt and speculation.
In the death of Mrs. Martha
Noah at Gold Hill on Saturday,
the 18th instaiit, there passed
away one, the beautifying influ
ences of -asase life were shed
abroad in herm of a few years
in our midst in: siuch away as to
draw the lovend warm esteem
of everyone to her.
Ed. Lyon, of Greensboro, and
Mr Brinkerhaff, of Pittsburg, Pa.,
were nere on last Thursday in
specting the mine. Mr. Brinker
haff is a real estate and mining
expert. Others will be here next
week. Report has it that the
mine will surely to begin to operate
soon. The two gentlemen have
ordered a park cleaned off about
one hundrad yards below the
depot, at the fine mineral spring,
near the Yadkin railroad.
The couuty commissioners have
received plana, and specifications
for the annex, to the . county , jail,
and the matter will soon be opened
to bids : f rOin contractor. "The
capaoity of the present building
will be doubled, and many im
provements added. The work will
be executed without an additional
tax levy or bond issue.
Last Saturday morning while
all the family werein the field at
work a marauder entered the
house of W. L. Teeter, pillaging
and overturning almost every
thing in the house in search for
money. About nine o'clock the
children returned and on hearing
a notse in oue1 of the room, but
thinking it a chicken, they made
and investigation, and discovered
tne perpetrator, rney were very
much frightened and made the
alarm when he raised a window,
jumped out and ran. ie was
tracked for some distane, and Mr
JTeeter was very good proof
as to
wETfe was. Locust correspond
eirt. , -
- Columbus just landed ; meeting"
a big Iudian chief with a package
under his arm he asked, what it
was. "Great medicine, Hollis
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea," said
the Injun. 35 cents, Tea or Tab
ets. T. W. Grimes Drug Co,
Stops Improiements.
Richmond, Va., June 27. C.
P Longhore, the Virginia con
tractor, J. C. Carpenter & Com
pany and Matthews, Curtis ''Com
pany, of Clifton Frge, have been
ordeied to quit fheir construction
work in connection with the Ches
apeake and Ohio Railway Com
pany' on July 1. The Chesapeake
and Ohio have been doing con
sitinrable tracking, lowering o
grades and straightening curves
The reason assigned for diecon
tinning this work is that further
money would have to be raised
for its continuance aud in the
conditions of the market at this
time it would not be desirable to
float new securities. Two thous
and men are affected.
The Right Name. .
Mr. August Sherpe, the. popu
lar overseer of the poor, at Fort
Madison. Ia., says: "Dr. King's
New Life Pills, are rightly named ;
tbey actmore agreeably, do more
good and make one feel better
than any other laxative." Guar-
anteed to cure biliousness, and
constipation. 25c atSNall druggists.
First Shave In 35 Years. Destructive
flail Storm lit Iredell.
States vile Landmark. Jane !5th.
Stock to the amount of $2,550
has been subscribed to the States
ville Air Line railroad in States
ville. With this amount the pre
liminary Burvey is assured.
A dog, supposed to have been
mad, bit several dogs Sunday
night in a neighborhood a- few
utiles east of town.
D. C. Rufty, who is by no
means as old as his white hair
and beard wpuld indicate, walked
into a barber shop Wednesday
and was shaved for the first time
in 35 years and for the first time
in his life by a barber. Hedidn't
sacrifice, his handsome beard,
however that would have made
him unr- cognizable but compro
mised on a partial shave.
The suit of Lee Wood vs. J. J.
Kincaid et al.. which was tried at
the recent term of Iredell Supe
rior court, has been settled by
compromise. Wood fell in a vat
of boiling water while working at
the veneering plant of Kincaid &
Knox at Cleveland. He sued for
damages and got a verdict of
$1 000. The defendants appealed
but the appeal has been withdrawn
ani the case settled on the pay
ment of $1,375.
Mrs. Henry Lippard died Tues
day at her home in Fallstown
township, aged 67 years and 10
months. Her husband and three
stepsons survive, one.of tnese be
ing Rev. C. K. Lippard,. Lutheran
missionary in Japan.
C. M. Miller, of Salisbury, was
here Wednesday to survey the '
Turnersburg - road, where, the ;
chaingangis at work. Thefr&dV
was surveyed as far as the Davis '
place, and in this distance there
will be no material changes in
the old road bed.
Some sort of an - insect has de
stroyed many of the elm trees in
Statesville, but up to this time
the maples have been- immune.
The Chronicle says the maples in
Wilkesboro are being attacked by
an insect and that the limbs in
fested by the insects soon die.
Statesville people interested in
shade trees and all of us ought
to be should take note of this
and begin work in time to save
tHstrees if possible. .
A destructive rainstorm visited
the Amity section of Iredell andJ
contiguous v territory late Satur
day afternoon, and Sunday after
noon a heavy rain itorm accompa
nied by much electricity and con
siderable wind, passed over States
ville and environs. In addition
to the serious and fatal results of
these storms lands were badly
washed and much wheat in the
shock was blown down and dam
aged. The weather laBt week was
fine for crops and a period of hot
dry weather now will be very ben
The weather has been fine this
week, but we're almost afraid to
mention it lest it change by the
time this item is "read. Harvest
has been in full blast and weather
eruditions for saving the wheat
have been favorable. A few more
days of sunshine will mean that
an excellent wheat erop has been
saved in good condition, and if
the warm weatner continues the-
f corn and cotton will grow so fast
that they'll soon male up for lost
time. Let's look on the bright
side now. Conditions are never
quite so bad as they seem and
this may yet be' a good crop year,
notwithstanding the unfavorable
conditions in the spring.
Free, for Catarrhust to prove
merit, a Triatf size Box of Dr.
S hoop's Catarrh Remedy. Let
me send it now. It is a sncw white,
creamy, healing, antiseptic balm.
Containing such healing ingredi
ents as Oil Eucalyptus, Thymol;
Menthol, etc!, it. gives instant
and lasting relief to Catarrh of
the nose and throat. Make the
j free test and see for yourself what
i this preparation .can and will ac-
compish. Address Dr. Shoop,
Racine, Wis.- Large jars 50 cents,
I Sold by Grimes Drug Store.
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