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MADE FROM GRAPES- JfllMr
Of greatest healthfulness and
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Manufacturing Paper From Cornstalk.
The chemists of the United
States Department of Agriculture
have at last solved the problem
of how to turn the millions of
tons of cornstalks wasted annual
ly. After years of experiment,
the department now reports that
the vast .quantity of material
heretofore considered valueless
and destroyed evary year by the
farmers of the country be utilized,
thus saving much of the remain
ing wood reserve of the United
States, and bringing about the
manufacture of paper from an
The first practical samples of
this new paper were manufactur
ed in Washington, and consist cf
five grades in five colors. One
grade, is dark gray, thick and
heavy, resembling parchment.
There is a lighter grade of the
same character, two shades of yel
low and one of white. The latter
are manufactured from the hard
outside part of the oprr stalk, and
the former from tjte interior or
the pith. The yerrow grades have
much longer fiber, and resemble
paper made from cotton rags or
linen, being to the touch and
pliable, and appearing to have
been made from material of en
tirely different character, from
that used in the gray product.
In the process of the experi
ments which resulted so success
fully, the "soda-cooked" method
was employed. This process
many manufacturers of paper
have found to be the best treat
ment for the finer grades of wood
pulp paper. The constalk pulp
can be cooked in from two to two
and one-half hours, as against
twelve to fourteen hours needed
m treating wood. It is claimed
that even at the present primitive
stage of experimentation, corn
stalk paper can be made almost
as cheaply as wood- pulp paper,
though the latter "industry has
been developing for the past halt
century. The belief is freely
expressed by the scientists who
have been conducting these ex
periments, that when proper ma
chinery is brought out, and the
farmers grow cornstalk in locali
ties where they can be moved
cheaply to the no ill, the cost will
be fully fifty per cent less than
paper now manufactured from
wood. At the present period,
with wood at $8 a cord, it costs
$13 a to manufacture a ton of
wood-pulp. With cornstalks at
$5 at ton, and adding the cost of
bringing the stalks from the near
by farms to the laboratory of the
Department of Agriculture at
Washington, pulp can be manu
factured at $14 a ton. These
figures looked upon as prophetic
of the future, no new product ev er
having been produced in the past
at anything near the price reach
ed subsequently with commercial
No special growth of corn is re
quired, as the experiments have
shown that any kind will answer
purpose of manufacture, The kind
up, however, was he -common
Virginia and Maryland field corn,
but that grown anywhere will
do as well. The discovory is un
doubtedly dne of the most impor
tant of its kind made in recent
years, as it will add-, millions of
Our Macadamized Road Fiasco,
The magnificent macadamized
roads of Europe are the admira
tion of all Americans who have
an opportunity to make use of
them. Scientifically constructed
and most diligently repaired and
maintained, they provide to-day,
as they have provided in many
cases for centuries, a smooth,
hard, and well-drained surface,
which never varies in its excel
lence from season to season, or
from year to year.
Here in the United States the
art of macadamized roadbuilding,
i - jt
at least cn a scale or any magni
tude, is of comparatively recent
date. Such roads as we have con
structed have been built, as
rule, under enperienced engineers
and according to those 'principles
Mhich have been thoroughly test
ed in Europe. General lv, our
new roads, on their completion,
are of excellent quality. The
work is well done that there is n"
reason why, with proper mainten
ance, they should not show the
same wearing qualities as similar
As a matter of fact, in the ma
jority of the cases, our roads, after
a single season's wear, begin to
show signs of going to pieces, and
frequently, after two or three
seasons' wear, have lapsed into a
condition that is better that of a
common conntrv dirt road. If
the top dressing has not disap
peared entirely, it will be found
in the shape of a deep roadway ;
the stripped surface will be worn
mora or deeply into ruts, or bam
mered into hollows ; and not in
frequently the underlying courses
of large broken stone and rock
will be clearly discernible.
Why do American macadam
roads go to pieces so swiftly,
while those in Europe maintain
their fine surface indefinitely?
The answer is to be found in the
fact that Europe they have a care
ful system of road maintenaoce,
and in the UnitSd States we have
none, or practically none. Euro
pean roadbuilding and supervi
sors, or whatever they may be
called, clearly understanl that
there is "no engineering work
that depends more absolutely
for integrity for its integrity
and permanence upon careful
attention and upkeep than does a
macadamized highway They un
derstand, moreover, that there is
no work of the kind in which the
old adage, "a stitch in time saves
nine," is more true than in this:
and consequently, their system of
road maintenance involves a con
stant and careful inspection, and
the immediate rapair of any spot
in the road, however small, that
shows incipient signs of breaking
down. Hence the work of keep
ing up the European roads is be
ing done all the time ; in many
places ; and by a large army of in
dividual laborers. The solitary
road repairer, with his wheelbar
row, pick and Bhovel, and little
pile of broken stone and top
, Onli Four Yafs-apfl
5n this beautiful, rsunkissed
Sabbath morni g when the Lord
and all His angels are with us in
Heavenly Houston the city of
Anthems it is a sweetly solemn
thought that in four brief years
the whirligig of time may bring to
us a bunch of sweet revenges in
the way of a mangled Republican
ism that will make the postoffices
and. other places of emolument
seem all the sweeter and juie'er
for the painful delays which re
cent events have inflicted upon us,
and may th? chastening processes
of the' Lord be humbly endured to
the end that in the day of final
victory we. or our descendants,
may he prepared to receive tne
blessings which reward all saintly
patriots who keep their faith un
sullied and their eyes on the gun.
Houston , Tex. , Post.
Whistling in Church.
Harry P. Bcsson, of Reading,
as his friends in Worcester say,
whistled in church while attend
ing divine worship in that city re
cently. When asked about it Mr.
Bosson said he was not asleep and
explained his action by telling the
following story: "The minister
said jast before the contribution
that any one who put 50 cents or
more into the contribution box
was entitled and expected to
whistle. As the collectors were
on their way the whistling came
from all parts of the room and was
not far from universal. When it
came to me it was up to me to dig
dovn and content myself with a
This is the latest way of raising
money tor cnurches, .Boston
A Warm and Eloquent Tribute.
"The South is a land that has
known sorrow; it is a land that
has broken the ashen crust and
moistened it with its tears ; a land
scarred and riven by the plow
share of war and billowed with
the graves of her dead ; but a laud
of legend, a land of song, a land
of hallowed and heroic memories
m i i i i
to tnat iana every arop or. my
blood, every fiber of my beii.g,
every pulsation ot my nem is
i was norn oi ner womn: i was
nurtured at her breast, and when
my last hohr, shall come, I pray
God that I may be pillowed upon
her bosom and rocked in sleep
within her tender and encircling
arms." From the late ex-Sena
dollars to the income of the farm
ers, and partialy reduce the drain
on the forests of the country, be
sides furnishing an equally good
and a much cheaper paper than
can now be manufactured from
wood pulp. Scientio American.
dressing, is a familiar sight. It
is. his duty, to inspect daily his
section. On detecting a low Bpot
where water might collect (the
genesis of the Amerkau "cbuch
hole"), he makes immediate re
Mere, in tne uuitea otates, we
know little or nothing of such
road maintenance as this. No
sooner is a stretch of new road ac
cepted and paid for, than it is left
to the tender mercies of the traffic
and the weather, incipient ruts
aud hollows, instead of receiving
tae immediate care of the road
mender, are allowed to remain
full of the standing water of the
last rainstorm, and are quickly
deepened and widened by the wear
of the passing traffic. When the
work of destruction has procteded
unhindered to a certain stage of
ruin the road is given a whole
sale repair (sic) by dumping upon
it a few hundred tons of lop dress
ing, which is left to be crushed
down into the irregular and rag
ged surface beneath by snch hap
hazard rolling as may be given by
In the present campaign of
"good roads" education, more at
tention should be paid to the vital
functiou of road maintenance.
Oar present practice of building
a first-class road and then letting
it go to ruin as fast, as wind,
weather, and traffic can wreck it,
is the height of folly and extrava
gance. Scientific American.
Those Reel foot fishermen who
have been brought into the public
eye by the brutal murder of Cap
tain Rankin are a, type of men
about which the common run of
people know absolutely nothing
They come as near being cliff
dwellers as any men now on the
American continent, untess mem
bers of the old stock -are to be
found. They live in devices, or
fissures in the banks of . the lake.
They have no other homes on God
Almighty's 43jyth, and waut no
other. They- have their women
and children with them tome of
them keep a cow and horse, and
whip their wives just like their
stock. At poiuts tJie banks of the
lake are several feet high, aud the
abiding places of the fishermen are
under these banks, or else in smalt
caves, in some of the surrounding
hills. A piece of ground thirty
feethigh is called a hill in the
These men are native stock for
the most part, but foreign and In
dian blood is occasionally Been
among them. They are said to be
utterly uuconecious of any law
eave that of night, but thy are
rarely, concerned about anything
except taking fish from the lako.
Probably $200 a year is an average
income of one of these fishermen.
On this he supports himself and
family. If let alone he is harm
less; but when aroused he is a
dangerous man. He will shoot on
the slightest provocation, and his
aim is deadly. How Colonel Tay
lor escaped is oue4)f the marvelous
circumstances of the whole di
a b o 1 i c a 1 affair. Chatanooga
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The Preachers Know Better.
In a recent address at Omaha
the mayor of Atlanta took occa
sion to bewail on occount of what
he is pleased to represent as the
deplorable effects of prohibition
in that city. In reply to the
mayor the Minister's Alliance of
Atlanta has issued a statement
showing that crimes requiring the
attention of the recorder's court
have decreased forty per cent, and
that drunkenness had decreased
sixty per cent, during the nine
months in which it has been in
operation. MorJbver, they show
that, notwithstanding fiuancial
stringency, the amount of build
ing as shown by the city record
of permits exceeds that of
the same period of last year.
When in need of good, reliable,
single or double wagon or buggy
Home-made Harness don't fail to
hunt up our place on the corner
Innis and 1 ee Sreets.
We also do tint class repairing
on short notrc and at reasonable
Our line of Saddles, Collars,
Bridles, Halters. Whips, Brushes,
0 mbs, Robes, Harness Oil and
other horse supplies is always
complete and ready for inspec
We solicit a portion of your
patronage and invite you to call
and see our stock.
If your horse is injared in any
way get a bottle cf our Horse
Liniment. No cure, no pay.
Hartline & Co.
Phone 433, 180 East Inniss St.
S ! Two k Days-Two liif
We will sell Shirts for cash TvO Days
Friday ani satmty, toeicr 20 anfl 21,
at record-breaking prices.
Umill HARRISON CO..
, Capital and Surplus $30,000.00.
Salisbury. II. G.
If you want something worth
more than your money,
come and buy.
SHOT BROS. .A ROGERS
J. 0. WHITE & CO.,
Carriage and Wagon Builders.
JPARII AND DEAY WAG0P.
DELIVERY WAGONS, OPEN AND TOP, BEST QUALITY AND IH.
We offer cheap for quick
sale a 33 acre farm five miles
West from Salisbury on the
oiatesvme roaa, Known as
the Chris Wagner home place.
Has dwelling, barn and good
well. Half of the place is
in timber. Terms can be
made to suit the purchaser.
Apply at our office for
We sell the celebrated Geo. E. Nissen & Go's Farm and
Log Wagons, fully warranted.
Old Carriages and Baggies! repaired, painted and made
as good as new.
New Tops made and old Tops repaired. New Cushion s
furnished and old Cushions repaired.
New Dashes furnished and Old Frames Re-covered.
Rubber Tires a Specialty : steel tired wheels changed to
Rubber Tires. Old rubber tires repaired.
All kinds of Wood and Iron Work done at short notice,
We have skilled workmen in each department.
Surreys, Buggies and Wagons for Sale.
Harness of all kinds made and repaired. Call and get
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It is worth considerable to any citi
zen of Salisbury to know how to be
cured of painful, annoying and itching
piles. Know then that Doaa's Oint
ment is a positive remedy for all itch
iness of the skin, for piles, eczema, etc.
One application relieves and soothes.
Read this testimony of merit :
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Salisbury, N. C, "Several years ago I
suffered a great deal from a skin erup
tion. This appeared all over my body
but was especially noticeable on my
hands. The itching was almost un
bearable and at night I was unable to
obtain my proper rest. I tried salves
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being cured. Finally Doan's Ointment
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New Yoik, sole agents for the United
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name Doan's and
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Mrs. Mary Dowling, of No. 228
8th Ave., San Francisco, recom
mends a remedy for stomach trou
ble. She says: 'Gratitude for
the wonderful effect of Electric
Bitters in a case of acute indiges
tion, prompts the testimonial. ' I
am fully "convinced that for stom
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market today." This great tonic
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50c at all drug stores.
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ON THE FRONT OF EACH PACKAGE
AND THE SIGNATURE AND SEAL OF
ON THE SIDE,
Hydaulic Rams are Cheapest
and Most Satisfactory.
Probably the cheapest and best
method of obtaining a constant
aud abundant supply of good
water for the household, stock,
yard, garden and fire purposes.
and at the same time that which
needs the least attention is the
hydraulic ram. You can have
your water delivered right to your
house from any nearby spring or
brauch without no further atten
giou atter tne installation ot a
ram. The best r m on the mar
ket is sold and installed by T. A
P. RosEMAN, Route 8, Salisbury
N. C. Write for partictJars.
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Are Fully equipped with the" latest Hearses,
Church Truck' and all supplies necessary for con-
(l grades of
Mis, Caskets and Burial Robes.
Their Mr. R. M. Davis and Mr. T. W. Summer
sett can be reached by phone at all times, night or
Capital - - $50,000.00 Q
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W. C. Coughenour, President.
T. C. Linn, Vice-President,
W. H. White, Cashier.
Directors : Johu S. Henderson, D.
A. Atwell, T, C. Linn, H. N.
Woodson, Burton Craige, W. S.
Blackmer, Waltor H. Woodson,
W. B. Strachan, A. H. Price,
W. C. Coughenour.
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The Undertaking Parlors of
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bined with the skill and experience of his assistants
makes his place one of the most desirable to those
needing such services. A lady is employed- in this
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