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THE SALISBURY WATCHMAN, SALISBURY, N. C
Look, Mother! If tongue is
coated, give "California
Syrup of Figs."
Children love this 4fruit laxative,"
and nothing else cleanses the tender
stomach, liver and bowels so nicely.
A child simply will not stop playing
to empty the bowels, and the result is
they become tightly clogged with
waste, liver gets sluggish, stomach
sours, then' your little one becomes
cross, half-sick, feverish, don't eat,
sleep or act naturally, breath is bad,
system full of cold, has sore throat,
stomach-ache or diarrhea. Listen,
Mother ! See if tongue is coated, then
give a teaspoonful of "California
Syrup of Figs," and in a few hours all
the constipated waste, sour bile and
undigested food passes out of the sys
tem, and you have a well child again.
Millions of mothers give "California
Syrup of Figs" because it is perfectly
harmless; children love it, and it nev
er fails to act on the stomach, liver
Ask at the store for a 50-cent bottle
of "California Syrup of Figs," which
has full directions for babies, children
of all ages and for grown-ups plainly
printed on the bottle. Adv.
"I shouldn't be surprised," said Mr.
Chuggins, "if my being arrested for
speeding was spite work."
"How can that be?"
"The man got jealous because my
flivver was beating his motorcycle."
Whenever Ton Need a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a Gen
eral Tonic because it contains the well
known tonic properties of QUININE and
IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives out
Malaria, Enriches the Blood and Builds
op the Whole System. 50 cents.
"The cynical poet says a man's wife
Is a little dearer than his horse. Now,
that isn't true."
"Of course, it Isn't true. She is a
great deal dearer. A man doesn't
have to buy his horse a new outfit ev
ery half year."
There is only one medicine that really
stands out pre-eminent as- a remedy for
diseases of the kidneys, liver and bladder.
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root stands the
highest for the reason that it has proven
to be just the remedy needed in thousands
upon thousands of even the most distress
ing cases. Swamp-Root, a physician's pre
scription for special diseases, makes friends
quickly because its mild and immediate ef
fect is soon realized in most cases. It is
gentle, healing vegetable compound.
Start treatment at once. Sold at all drug
tores in bottles of two sizes fifty cents
and one dollar.
However, if yon wish first to test this
great preparation v send ten cents to Dr.
Kilmer & Co., Binchamton, N. Y., for a
sample bottle. When writing be sure and
mention this paper. Adv.
Billy was about to be married, and
his friends married friends were
giving him good advice, the burden of
which was "Forget it!"
But Billy was not to be dissuaded.
"Oh, I don't know," he replied.
"Marriage Is all right if you take it
in the right way. Now all this talk
about matrimonial quarrels, argu
ments, and so on, is all nonsense.
Surely you can accept one another's
point of view! And, anyway, there's
always an answer to every argument."
"Oh, is there?" gTOwled the old mfr
Tied man. "I tell you, my boy, there's
one argument In married life that
you'll never be able to answer."
"Really! And what's that?"
"Why, when your wife says: 'If the
Browns can afford it, we can !' Tou
try to find an answer to that !"
History Fails to Repeat.
"Well, dad," remarked the modern
prodigal, as he was about to shove his
pedal extremities under the old man's
mahogany, "is the obese calf ready
for the slaughter?"
"Gosh, yes !" exclaimed the old
granger. "I calkerate It air; but,
plague take it all, I feel kind'r sorry
fer yew, so I reckon I'll let yew live
"Is he so very poor?"
"Gracious, yes! He's so poor that
merely to live is an extravagance !"
Rich veins of zinc are said to exist
in all parts of Japan.
Before starting the youngsters
to school give them a piping
hot cup of
School teachers, doctors and
food experts agree on two
points that the child needs
a hot drink, and that the
drink shouldn't be coffee.
Postum fills the need admir
ably and its 7ery extensive use
among thoughtful parents,
coupled with the child's fond
ness for this flavory, nourish
ing food-drink, show how
completely it meets the re
quirement, "There's a Reason "
No change in price, quality,
or size of package.
THE WEEITS EVENTS
Important News of the State, Nation,
and World Told is a Few Lines
for Yonr Convenience.
ROUND AB0UTTKE WORLD
A Condensed Record of Happening
of Interest From All Points
of the World.
The two salient phases of the Mexi
can problem on which interest now
centers are the disposition-of the more
than . 50,000 militia still on the bor
der and the sending of Ambassador
Fletcher to his post at Mexico City.
It is stated that at least a part of
the remaining Guardsmen are expect
ed to be ordered home as soon as
the 25,000 now leaving have been mov
ed out of the way and Pershing's regu
lars have been redistributed to pro
vide adequate protection for the bor
der, perhaps in three weeks' time.
Pershing's withdrawal will enable a
much smaller force to guard the bor
der. The last American soldiers are ex
pected to be out of Mexico within a
A dispatch from Madrid says that
an attempt was made to wreck a train
on which King Alfonso was a pas
senger. The royal train was preceded
by a freight train, the engineer of
which saw an obstacle on the track
and removed it.
A London dispatch announces that
it is no secret that the United King
dom will soon be placed on a ration
It is reported that American marines
have captured the bandit Evangelista
in the Haitien interior near Macoris
and scattered his band.
Enlargement of the national forest
reserves by 23,700 acres acquired
through purchase in the Southern Ap
palachian and White mountains is an
nounced by the reservation commis
sion. This brings the total up to
The Supreme court has been asked
to decide whether the federal gov
ernment shall pay 168,000,000 to for
mer slaves and their heirs for cotton
picked in slavery times after the fam
ous emancipation declaration.
An amendment to the federal re
serve act, proposed by the reserve
board, to make immediately effective
the provision requiring all reserves of
member banks to be kept in federal
reserve banks, has been approved by
the house banking and currency com
mittee. Contracts were awarded Hadfields,
limited (England), for $3,141,000
worth of 14-inch and 16-inch armor
piercing shells at about $200 apiece
less than, the lowest American bid.
Secretary Daniels has not received of
ficial notice that the, British govern
ment has declined to permit the Had
fields to fill its contract. "I will wait
until I get official announcement," he
said, when asked what alternative pre
The amount of whiskey consumed
by the American people in 1916 ap
parently was greater than in any pre
vious year since 1909, according to tax
returns to the treasury department.
The amount of revenue collected by
the government on whiskey, beer and
cigarettes during the year was the
greatest on record.
Consumption of cigarettes in 1916,
which reached the highest mark in
the history of the country, is attribu
table to the large number of women
who have become, devotees of the
Frank P. Glass of Birmingham, Ala.,
vice president of the American News
paper Publishers' association, voiced
his objection to restrictions upon news
paper publishers in the Owen corrupt
practices bill, before a senate sub-committee.
President Wilson has under consid
eration the making of a speechmaking
tour in different parts of the country
in a campaign of education concerning
the idas expressed by him in his re
cent convention-smashing speech to
The bodies of four children were
found in a bed at Hacoma, Wash., af
ter a fire in the home of S. A. Hewlitt
had been extinguished. The father
has been placed under arrest. Hew
lett was taken to Seattle after a mob
Detectives summoned from several
cities are in Lakeland, Fla., seeking
clues to the identity of the thief or
thieves who robbed the residence of
C. G. Memminger, a wealthy phos
phate operator, of $20,000 in jewels
and $75 in cash.
It is stated that the loaning capac
ity of the federal reserve banks will
be increased by $800,000,000 by next
The United States ship AusableJeft
Norfolk December 28 with $2,000,000
in gold to be delivered to German
agents at Buenos Aires, ' but nothing
has been heard of here
Three persons were killed and more
than a score injured, probablly two fa
tally, when a St. Louis-Southwestern
railroad engine collided with the rear
car of a Rock Island passenger train,
eastbound from Little Rock, Ark., to
Memphis, Tenn., in a dense fog at
Mound, Ark., near Memphis.
A New York dispatch says that the
American commission for relief of Bel
gium is preparing for at least another
year's work and the necessity of rais
ing approximately $150,000,000 more
will be discussed by the commission in
During the winter and early spring
season there is entirely too much trou
ble in our poultry flocks from colds,
roup and similar respiratory diseases.
These are largely a result of drafts in
Rout These Fellows Out.
Deep winter plowing will destroy
many insects. This is especially true
of the cutworms, potato beetles, white
grubs and wire worms which are now
hibernating in the soil.
A tract of eight thousand acres on
Mount Mitchell, N. C, has been pur
chased by the federal reservation com
mission. The federal reservation commission
announces that it has purchased forty
five hundred acres of land in the
White Mountains of New Hampshire.
It is stated that on the collateral
deposited by the allied nations of Eu
rope, they are eutitled to a loan of
seven billion two hundred million dol
lars. Small Woman, former wife of Sit
ting Bull, who annihilated Custer and
his command in Little Big Horn in
1876 and who himself was slain in
battle fifteen years later at Wounded
Knee, is dead at the North Dakota
Fort Befthold Indian reservation. She
died from injuries sustained in the
burning of her cabin, from which she
escaped uninjured, but returned for
an old shawl which she prized highly,
and it was then that her clothing took
fire with disastrous results.
The president of the American
Newspaper Publishers' association
says that prohibition against printing
news of election betting, which is
contained in a section of the Owens
corrupt practices bill, might become a
stepping stone toward further restrictions.
The final act in the entrance into
Mexico of twelve thousand United
States soldiers as a result of the Villa
massacre at Columbus, N. M., on
March 9, 1916, was written with offi
cial announcement by the . United
States war department that General
Pershing had been ordered and ac
tually had started to bring his troops
back to the United States'.
There is no official information as
to whether Villa or Carranza troops
will occupy the territory left vacant
by the departing Americans, but the
belief is strong in some circles that
the bandit, who is credited with hav
ing at least 8,000 well armed men and
who is not at least four times as
strong as when the American troops
went across the border, will make a
desperate effort to take the territory,
particularly for its moral effect.
With the last American soldier out
of Mexico, the Mexican problem can
be viewed in a new light. From now
on, it will not be possible for Car
ranza to meet American demands with
counter demands for the withdrawal
of the troops.
Russian forces, after artillery prep-,
aration, assumed the offensive against
the Austro-German fortified positions
on both sides of the Kimpolung-Jaco-beni
road, near the northwestern fron
tier of Moldavia, and after stubborn
fighting broke through the Teutonic
lines along a front of nearly two
The British auxiliary cruiser, Lau
rentic, of 14,892 tons gross, has been
sunk by a submarine or as a result cf
striking a mine. Twelve officers and
109 men were saved. The catastro
phe occurred off the Irish coast.
Spirited fighting has taken place
northwest of Verdon on the front in
France. Attacking on a front of
sixteen hundred meters against Hill
301 northwest of Verdun, Teuton sol
diers stormed French trenches and
took 500 prisoners.
The German troops have gained con
siderable ground on Le Mort Homme
West of Riga, in the Tirul swamp re
gion and along the River Aa, the Ger
mans and Russians continue heavy
fighting. . Germans claimed to have
taken 500 prisoners and gained some
The Turkish first line trenches on a
front of 1,100 yards were gained by
the British in their attacks southwest
There is no great activity in Ron
On the northern portion of thl
French front, the British have carried
out successful raids.
Speaking at the annual meeting of
the London City and Midland bank,
Sir Edward Holden, managing director
of the bank, said that 232,000,000
pounds of gold which had flowed into
America up to the end of 1916, about
212,000,000 pounds represented the
amount contributed by the entente al
lies to form the basis of loans.
The British government has refused
permission to the Hadfields, limited,
to proceed with work on the contract
for shells for the American navy "so
long as the exigencies of war con
tinue. London reports from Ymuiden say
that German torpedo boats at
tempted at night to leave Zeebrugge
to avoid the ice, which was very
thick, and were immediately attacked
by a large British squadron. The ac
tion opened at short range and early
in the fight the bridge of the German
destroyer V-69 was swept away by a
direct hit, the commander and two
other officers being killed
In Volhynia, the Russians admit, the
Germans successfuly carried out
German airplanes have dropped
bombs on Montdidier, France, with
more or less damage.
A Ymuiden, Holland, dispatch says
an encounter occurred in the North
sea between fourteen German torpedo
boat destroyers and a British flotilla.
Sixteen severely wounded Germans
have been landed at that place by a
Dutch steam trawler which took them
off the badly damaged German torpedo
boat V-69. That boat was afterwards
towed into Ymuiden with twenty dead
Capture by German forces of 1,500
Russian prisoners, as well as consid
erable ground near the River Aa, at
the northern end of the Russo-German
front, is announced.
If tomatoes are tied to stakes, (he
plants will take up much less room
and the fruit will ripen more evenly.
Exercise for Horses.
Do not keep the horses confined in
the stable upon full feed. Give thm
some exercise every day.
If you can't care for an erehand,
don't put it out. It hurts your neigh
bor who does.
BILLS TAKE SHAPE
DEFENSE BUDGET TOTALING
$800,000,000 IS NOW GETTING
BIG FORTIFICATION BUDGET
Naval Bill is Ready With a Total of
$351,000,000. Army Bill Will Be
Reported Next Week. Third Ele
ment on Program.
Washington. The Administration's
$800,000,000 defense budget began to
take final shape in Congress when the
House passed the fortifications bill
carrying a total of more than $51,000,
000 for coast defenses, and the House
Naval Committee completed its 1918
naval appropriation bill with a total
of more than $351,000,000.
The Army appropriation bill, the
third element of the program, still is
in the House Military Committee,
which is expected to complete it next
week. Estimates for the Army reach
a total of more than $360,000,000, ex
clusive of numerous deficiency meas
ures resulting from the border mob
ilization and the rising cost of war
The only other military legislation
pending is the universal military
tarining bill before a Senate sub-committee
which will conclude its hear
ing this week, when Major Generals
Scott and Wood are to be recalled for
The navy bill carries a total of
$351,453,245 as against $313,000,000
last year. It provides for the con
struction of three 42,000-ton battle
ships at a total cost of $28,178,592
each; one battle-cruiser at a cost of
$26,684,496; three scout cruisers at
$6,746,145 each; 15 destroyers at $1.
748,612 each; one destroyer tender at
$2,808,000; one submarine tender at
$2,199,400 and eighteen 800-ton type
submarines at $1,434,093 each. The
program is that recommended by the
Department and represents one-half
of the' remaining portion of the three
year program approved last year.
PREESIDENT WILSON VETOES
THE IMMIGRATION BILL.
Literacy Test Provision is Reason
Washington. President Wilson ve
toed the immigration bill .passed re
cently by Congress, because of its lit
eracy test provision.
It was the second time that, Presi
dent Wilson had vetoed an immigra
tion bill because of the literacy test
and for the same reason similar
measures were given vetoes by Presi
dents Taft antV Cleveland.
The President's veto message to
the House, in which the bill originat
"I very much regret to return this
bill without my signature.
"In most of the provisions of the
bill I should be very glad to concur,
but I cannot rid myself of the con
viction that the literary test consti
tutes a radical change in the' policy
of the Nation which is not justified
in principle.. It is not a test of char
acter, of quality, or of personal fit
ness, but would operate in most cases
merely as a penalty for lapk of op
portunity in the country from which
aliens seeking admission came. The
opportunities sought by the immi
grant in coming to the United States
and our experiences in the past has
not been that the illiterate immigrant
is as such an undesirable immigrant.
Tests of quality and of purpose can
not be objected to on principle but
tests of opportunity surely may be."
BIG FIRE AT BOSTON
WITH $350,000 LOSS.
Boston. Engines from residential
districts were called in to assist the
downtown firemen in their hardest
fight in many months, the fire de
stroying a five story brick building at
Chauncey street and Exeter Place.
The loss was estimated at $350,000, of
which about two-thirds fell on the oc
cupants, Thomas Kelley & Co., blank
REPORT CONFIRMED THAT
VILA OCCUPIES EL VALLE.
Juarez, Mexico. Confirmation of the
occupation of El Valle by Villa forces
was received here from Casas Gran
des. It was said the Villa troops mov
ed up from Namiquipa, where they
had been awaiting the departure of
the American punitive expedition be
fore occupying the town. Villa fol
lowers also were reported to have
been seen in the vicinity of Santa
Sofia, on the Mexico Northwestern
PLAN TO DISTRIBUTE
SOLDIERS ALONG BORDER.
San Antonio, Texas. Plans for dis
tributing the American expeditionary
force after its withdrawal from Mex
ico so that the border country made
turbulent by bandit forays will be pro
tected adequately against a repetition
of the Columbus, N. M., raid, were an
nounced by the Southern Department
of the United States Army. Major
General Pershing, in command of the
force of 12.000, will establish head
quarters at El Paso.
El Paso, Texas. More than 1,500
refugees carrying such of their per
sonal possessions as could be trans
ported, followed the American expe
ditionary force when the troops be
gan the march out of Mexico it was
said by a cattleman arriving from
the interior. Stretched out for more
then five miles behind General Persh
ing's column, enveloped in a great
cloud of dust, they are proceeding on
loot in rrairie schooners.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS SEVER
AL MEASURES TO IMPROVE
WITH THE STATE LAWMAKERS
Resume of the Doings of the General
. Assembly During the Past Week
Told in a Brief and Interesting Way.
For Our(Miny Readers.
There were most important bills af
fecting road building in the state in
both houses of the Legislature. Sena
tor Cameron, who is a member of the
State Highway Commission, introduc
ed a bill to provide that the State
Highway Commission handle the auto
mobile license tax fund so that the
commission shall expend 70 per cent
of the fund in the counties in which
the licenses are taken out for good
maintenance and that the remaining
30 per cent be used in the expense of
collection with the residue, which will
be considerable, to be expended in the
weaker counties. The special pur
poses of the bill is to enable the state
to get the federal fund for road build
ing which in process of multiplication
will in a few years grow to as much as
In the House Representative Dough-ton-
introduced a bill to make the ap
propriation for the work of the liigh
way Commission $75,000.
The joint committee on health, hav
ing voted for an unfavorable report
on the State Board of Health bill for
"open formula" on the labels of pro-'
prietary medicines, for which there
was a most strenuous hearing some
days ago, and then decided to return
it in the House "without prejudice,"
Representative Page served notice on
the House that he would claim the
right to submit a minority report in
support of the measure, preferring to
bring up" the fight on the floor in the
argument and vote on passage.
Representative Perry Sjubbs, who
has offered a "constitutional conven
tion" bill in at least three sessions
past, turned in such a measure for
this Legislature. It would have dele
gates to a constitutional convention
elected at the next state election and
he would bar all discussion of pro
hibition from the convention if called.
Representative Roberts, of Buncombe,
procured the setting of his bill to give
municipalities woman suffrage when
so voted by the majority of the quali
fied voters as a special order for Feb
ruary 6. The bill will likely have
sharp opposition and its adoption is
by no means certain.
Both houses havje now duplicate
bills through Senator Scales and Rep
resentative Dalton for creating a
board of three examiners to examine
applicants for law licenses, the ex
aminers to pass on the examination
papers and the Supreme Court to is-'
sue the licenses as at present. Presi
dent Brooks, of the bar association,
said that he feels sure the bill will
pass. No committee hearing is yet
The Senate voted down the Pender
county free range bill when it came
up on a minority favorable report
signed only by Senator Burnett, of
Pender. He made a stand for the
measure, on the floor, speaking stren
uously in its favor but "the cards
were stacked" against him in the con
viction of Senators that the free range
is a menace to the whole cottle and
hog raising industry and that Pender
is not an exception to this rule.
Judiciary committee No. 1 gave a
hearing to a bill designed to give any
citizen in the state a right to appeal
from a ruling of the Corporation
Commission and voted more than two
to one against the measure. It was
denominated an effort to write into
law he dissenting opinion of Chief
Justice Clark of the Supreme Court in
the noted Anson case growing out of
the contest over the passenger sta
tion of the Winston-Salem South
bound, the commission ruling for the
location the railroad company insist
ed was necessary and the Supreme
Court holding that the ruling of the
commission was final, the party desir
ing to appeal having no more interest
in the- case than any other citizen.
Bills by Harding in the senate and
Pearson in the house would increase
the annual appropriation' for the State
Geological Survey from $10,000 to
$20,000. Senator Justice put in a bill
to authorize special contracts for the
payment of 8 per cent interest but
leaving 6 per cent the legal rate.
Senator Oates offered a bill to appro
priate $50,000 for a woman's build
ing at the A. & M. College for women
and girls taking special courses and
taking advantage of extension work.
The joint committee on pensions
has decided to adopt the pension bill
of Senator Cranmer as the basis for
the pension legislation that the joint
committee will recommend. This bill
provides for increased pension on the
basis of advancing the fourth class
from $32 to $45 with the other classes
increased in proportion.
There was a long and spirited dis
cussion of an amendment to the state
law against killing calves, certain
counties wanting to be exempted and
others wanting amendments that
would allow the killing of bull calves
Kill Old Hoss Bill.
The Senate killed the House bill to
prohibit "old hoss" sales by express
companies after a long debate led by
Senator Brenizer, in advocacy of the
measure, and Senator Gough, of Rob
eson, leading the opposition.
In the House the Hoyle bill to al
low verdicts of guilty of capital of
fenses with recommendations of mer
cy, permitting the judge to impose
life imprisonment instead of death
in his discretion, came from the com
mittee with favorable report, as did
i bill to regulate artificially bleached
NO CHANGE IN LEAGUE
All Teams Board Base Ball Band
Wagon For '1917 Season in the
North Carolina League.
Greensboro. With four of the six
clubs represented and the remaining
pair expressing their intention through
proxy of boarding the band .wagon,
the 1917 season of the North Carolina
League became a surety at the annual
directors' meeting, held in this city.
Although the time limit for the post
ing of the $1,000 forfeit checks was ex
tended to February 15, positive assur
ance was forthcoming from each city
of the league that the respective or
ganizations would be ready to start
the season on schedule time. Those
present at the annual gathering, were,
in addition to President W. G. Bram-
ham, of Durham; Dr. R. O. Apple and
K. E. Shore, of Winston-Salem; Chas
Woodall, of Raleigh; J. E. Mcllwaine
and George W. Wearn, of Charlotte,
and L. G. Brandt ard John Rees, of
Greensboro. Durham and Asheville
were not represented by officials,
President Bramham presenting the
proxies of these clubs at the opening
of the meeting.
The most drastic change effected by
the assembled moguls was the elimi
nation of the Class "C" ruling, adopt
ed last year, which provides that only
three men would be permitted on each
club, exclusive of the manager, who
ha dparticipated in 15 or more games
in a league higher than "D," the clas
sification of the North Carolina
League. According to the terms of
the agreement reached at today's meet
ing, each team may be composed in its
entirety of higher class players, pro
vided that it remains within the salary
limit, which was retained at its former
With the necessity of cutting ex
penses urged by various delegates, it
was agreed that the roster limit of
each club be placed at 12, inclusive
of the manager, instead of 13, as was
the case last season. Since with the
possible exception of Winston, where
Charley Clancy may be returned, there
will be only actively performing pilots
in the circuit, this new ruling is not
expected to weaken the various line
ups. At the opening of the 1916 semes
ter, there were but two playing mana
gers in the circuit.
N. C. Guardsmen Promoted.
Raleigh. Announcement was made
at North Carolina National Guard head
quarters here of a number of promo
tions applying to guardsmen now in
service on the Mexican border. Sec
ond Lieutenant W. H. Peschau, ol
Wilmington, is made first lieutenant
of Company A of Engineers vice Hay
wood R. Faison, resigned. Walter
Clark is appointed captain of Company
B, Raleigh, to succeed Judge Cox, re
signed; C. F. Lumsden is made first
lieutenant and brigade adjutant vice
Clark; W. C. Holder is made first lieu
tenant and F. B. Parrish is advanced
to second lieutenant.
Oldest Negro Is Dead.
Raleigh Lemon Shaw, probably the
oldest colored man in the state, died
at Garner at the age of 108 years, four
months and five days. He was born
September 11th, 1809, and had spent
his entire life in Wake county with
the exception of a short period he spent
in Dismal Swamp in the eastern part
of the state, where he went during the
war and remained until its close. Six
years ago he was tried in the superior
court for the murder of David Hall, col
ored, but was acquitted on account ot
his age, he then being 102 years old.
Guard Measure Completed.
Raleigh. The special legislative
committee of the North Carolina Na
tional Guard Association has just com
pleted its work of drafting and finally
shaping up the bill that is to be intro
duced to make the North Carolina
laws as to the National Guard conform
to the new Federalized National
Guard regulations. The bill will be in
troduced simultaneously tn both hous
es very soon now and is expected to
go through with little, if any, objec
tion. NORTH CAROLINA BRIEFS.
Governor Bickett is being urged
to atten dthe meeting of the U. S.
Good Roads Association at Birming
ham April 17 to 21.
J. A. Taylor, foreman on the big
dam at Badin, was killed when a work
train ran over him last week. 4
A modern ferry is soon to be con
structed at Bluett Malls.
A film company is soon to stage and
re-fight the battle of Kings Mountain
and make a picture of the famous
Indications now are that the crop
of Irish potatoes which will be grown
in Craven county during the coming
season, will be the largest in the his
tory and thousands of barrels of them
will be grown in each section of the
The First North Carolina Infantry
is expected to be at home by Febru
ary 10 th.
Wilson is soon to rave a $30,000
opera house. f
The Atlantic Coest Line and Norfolk
Southern railrof.'ts have been ordered
by the Corporation Commission to
build a union station at Kinston.
Contract for the erection of a bridge
across the Catawba River, between
Charlotte and Rock Hill, S. C was
awarded the Virginia Bridge & Iron
Co., of Roanoke and Charlotte, by
York county, S. C. The contract price
for the structure is $42,000.
Farmers of Scotland county will not
increase their cotton acreage any this
The North Carolina Builders' Ex
change in session in Raleigh, voted in
favor of the compencation bill before
There is a movement on foot In
Caldwell county to get the farmers to
stock their farms with a few nead of
sheep. A quarter of a century ago
sheep raising in this section was prof
itable until the dogs, worthless a3 the
most of them are, destroyed the sheep
Industry in Caldwell and adjoining
LAX-FOS is an improved Gascara
A DIGESTIVE LAXATIVE --Pleasant to take
In LAX-FOS the Cascara is improved by
addition of certain harmless chemicals
which increase the efficiency of the Cas
cara. making it better than ordinary Cas
cara. LAX-FOS aids digestion; pleasant
to take; does not gripe or disturb stomach.
Adapted to children and adults. Just try a
bottle for constipation or indigestion. 50c.
World Loves Music.
An estimate, based on figures gath
ered by the manufacturing department
of the Aeolian company places the pro
duction of pianos in the United States
in 1916 at 450,000, compared with 326,
000 In 1914. For the first time in sev
eral years the American piano manu
facturers find their plants working at
Prosperity accompanying the war
has stimulated domestic buying to an
unusual degree, according to the com
pany. This, coupled with our Increas
ing export business, has created a de
mand that is taxing factory capacity
in this country. Foreign buying from
new and unexpected sources is ap
pearing in the market every few days.
"Pape's Diapepsin" fixes sick,
sour, gassy stomachs in
Time it! In five minutes all stomach
distress will go. No indigestion, heart
burn, 'sourness or belching of gas, acid,
or eructations of undigested food, no
dizziness, bloating, or foul breath.
Pape's Diapepsin is noted for its
speed in regulating upset stomachs.
It is the surest, quickest and most cer
tain indigestion remedy in the whole
world, and besides it is harmless.
Please for your sake, get a large
fifty-cent case of Pape's Diapepsin
from any store and put your stomach
right. Don't keep on being miserable
life is too short you are not here
long, so make your stay agreeable.
Eat what you like and digest it; en
joy it, without dread of rebellion in.
Pape's Diapepsin belongs in your
home anyway. Should oneofth6 fam
ily eat something which doesn't agree
with them, or in case of an attack of
indigestion, dyspepsia, gastritis or
stomach derangement at daytime or
during the night, it is handy to give
the quickest relief known. Adv.
Cut From Menu.
"What are you paying for eggs?"
"Nothing. They're too blamed
It is said that some evils are neces
sary. Can you name one that is?
Is Work Too Hard?
Many kinds of work wear out the
kidneys, and kidney trouble makes
nny kind of work hard. It brings
morning lameness, backache, head
ache, nervousness, rheumatism and
urinary troubles. If your work is
confining, strains the back, or ex
poses you to extreme heat or cold
or damp, it's well to keep the kid
neys active. Doan's Kidney Pills
are reliable and safe. Thousands
A North Carolina Case
N. A. Snence. Sr.. 423
S. Wilmington St., Ra
leigh, N. C, says: "I
suffered for years from.
kidney trouble. I had
backaches and pains
through my loins and
the kidney secretions
were unnatural and fill
ed with sediment. Af
ter using Doan's Kidney
Pills, I passed several
gravel stones and im
proved at once. The
aches and pains soon
left and the action of
my kidneys was regu
lated." Get Doan's at Azy Store, 50c Bex
FOSTER-MILBURN CO, BUFFALO. N. Y.
STOCK UCK rr-STOCK UKE IT
For Horses, Cattle, Sheep
and Hogs. .Contains Cop
peras for Worms, Sulphur
for the Blood, Saltpeter
for the Kidneys, Nux
Dairy Salt. Used' by Vet
erinarians 12 years. No
Dosing. Drop Brick in
feed-box. Ask yourdealer
for Blackman's or write
BLACKMAN STOCK REMEDY COMPANY
Old Age and Death
Tear liver is the Sanitary Depart
meat ol year body. When it foes
wroa your whole system becomes
poisoned and yonr vitality is weakened.
The best remedy is
Dr. Thacher's Liver
A purely vegetable compound, laxative
and tonic in effect. It cleans out your
body, and puts energy into your mind and
muscles. We recommend this remedy be
cause we know from many years' experi
ence that it is effective.
Keep a bottle in your home. 50c and $1
at your dealer's.
THACHER MEDICINE CO.,
U. R. FISHELS WHITE ROCKS
Setting of 15 eggs, $2, delivered.
Excellent layers and pure white.
L D. WYLY, Box 338, Beaufort, S. C