vol. in. LUMBERTON, NG., DOEEMBER 11,19021 NO. 16. WHOLE NO.201. - O o Why -Girls Often Say - r-. : "No" the First time By Edith Joscelyn. ; --' - - - . r ... . .. . . i i. i . . .- ' . ." -VTv I- aahI A -r 4- .." rr a lias oeen remarKea mat wnen a woman says ; nu.,;ii puuiuu.uui- by the man who loves her be taken for a negative. There may be an element of truth in" this statement, or there may be not, I, as a srirl. who thinks that she knows ""what she is writing about, would 69888a say that it all depends upon the character or ine woman,wno uuer&J - the little word. If she is a poor, weak sort or creature who Is cer tain of nothing, and who likes to hear the same thing over and over again, much after tb fashion of a young mother listening to her first baby's initial utterances, she will undoubtedly say "No" when she all fhfe time really means the very opposite. ' I have known a few instances, however in which "women who knew their own minds perfectly have been impelled to say. an emphatic negative when re, ceivinsc an offer of marriage from a man whom they loved passionately, while conscious all the time that they would eventually say a cooing affirmative. It was this way: The men proposing were, so to speak on trial at the bar. They were suspected -of offering marriage out of pity, or out of pique, or from a sense of justice. " - . - : ; V A woman is frequently made, the recipient of an offer on these grounds, and the trick of saying 4,lfo". when the question is first put is the one and only way of discovering whether the man sincerely means what he says. . ' . The instinct of many of us women will clearly tell us when a man is mak ing an offer that is not genuine, but sometimes we dare not trust to our instinct; Ave hope against hope, and we play our fish with evasive answers until we see that he reallymeans what he says from the bottom of his heart, rv;'!'-; -;-:' It is . not long since that t met a man who told me of a friend of his who had suddenly discovered that he would be better off in many, respects were be to marry. He straightaway Swent- the round of a number of girl friends and proposed "to four of j them in one day! They each rejected him, as he thought, bv saving "No" on the putting of the great question. - But two out of the four wrote to him on the day following, accepting! In the meantime he had made a fifth proposal and had been accepted. .- v ' . When a girl has heen counted for an unusually long period and has. at last -received the long-expected proposal sue win reign asiomsuuieni anu win give a quuiiueu .io. xu.it) js omjr uw uautu, tiuu one nui iyuu" i up loujuuigijr explaining . that she punished him because by his delayr-he punished her! Shyness or a different position in life are common causes for such delays on the part of many men. - - w As-a rule, it may be taken for granted that no woman says "No" without reason for doing so.. - . " , . One more instance: Two sisters recently fell in love with the same man, who was a close friend of their brother's. The man proposedto the younger Bister, and she said "No" because she knew that her sister wanted him. Yet when, in course of time, the man made the offer of marriage to the elder lister she likewise said "No" for the identical reason that she knew her sister wanted him. The girls' love for each other has up to the present Kept the man a bachelor. . . - SALOON KEEPER'S SOULOQUY me Sri and Her Reading. By W. D. HoweUs. HAT, then, is a goodi rule for a girl in her reading? Pleasure in it, as I have already said; pleasure, first, last and "all the time. But as one star differs from another, so the pleasures differ. With the high natures they will be fine, and with the low natures they will be coarse. It is idle to commend a fine pleasure to the low natures, for to these it will be a disgust, as surely as .a coarse pleasure to the high. But without pleasure In a thing read it will not nourish, or even fill, the mind; it will be worse provender than the husks which the swine did eat,' and which the prodigal found so unpalatable. . ;; Ther.ee follows a conclusion that I am not going to blink. It may be asked, then, if we are to purvey a coarse literary pleasure to the low natures, seeing that tliey have no relish for a fine one. I should say yes, so long as it is not a vicious one. But here I should distinguish, and say farther that I think there , is no special merit in reading as an occupation, or even as a pastime. should very much doubt whether a low nature would get any good of its pleasure in reading: and without going back to the old question whether women should be taught the alphabet, I should feel sure that some girls could be better employed in cooking, sewing, knitting,' rowing, fishing, playing basket ball j&r ping-pong than in reading the kind of book.s they like; just as some men could be better employed in the toils and sports that befit theirsex. I am aware that this is not quite continuing to answer the cuestion as to what girls should read;, and-1 will revert to that for a momeui . without relinquishing my position that the cult of reading is largely a superstition, more or less baleful. The common notion is that books are the right sort of reading for girls,; who are allowed also the modified form of books which we know a3 magazine's, but are not expected to read newspapers. This notion is so prevalent and so penetrant that I detected it in my own moral and mental substance, the other day, when I saw a pretty and prettily dressed girl -in the elevated train, reading a daily newspaper quite as if she were a man. It igave me a little shock which I was promptly ashamed of; for when I Con sidered, I realized that she was possibly employed as usefully and' nobly ias if .she were reading a book, certainly the sort of book she might have chosen. Harper's Bazar. - ; . - . . Th grogrseller sat by his bar-room fire. With . his leet as high as his head or higher. To their drunken slumbers, bne by one,;, Foolish -. and fuddled v his friends were ..; gone. - "Ho, ho!" said he with a chuckling tone," I know the- way the thing is done. -. v "The foolg"have guzzled mybrandy and wine . . - Much good onay it do them, the cash is mine! " ' ' - - "There's Brown, what a jolly dog is he! And he swills the way I like- to see. "Let him dash for a while at this reck- - less rate, - ': And his farm is mine as sure as fate, "I've : a mortgage now on Thompson's . lot, What a fool he was to become a sot! 'Zounds! V t on .When she learns ftiat his house and lot are gone? .- . .-- - . ' "And Gibson- has murdered his child, : they say. He was drunk as a fool here yesterday. And the folks blame me! Why, bless meir gizzards. If I don't sell he'll go to Izzard's. "Z&t the Hussies mind their own affairs, For never have I interfered with theirs. "Many a lark have I caught in my net; I have them safe and I'll fleece them yet." - ' :' . - .: : "He, hoi he, ho!" 'Twas an echoed won't .his wife have a, taking sound. " ' . Amazed, the grog-seller looked around. And, lo! in a corner dark and dim ' . Stood an uncouth, form with an, aspect grim. . - - - r , Like a galvanized corpsey so pale and wan, " " - " Up started, - instanter, the horrorstruck v man. - !'Why, what do you fear, my .friend?" he said, . And he nodded the horns of his grizzly -. head. .. "Do you think I've come for you? Never . ., -. fear, , - . . T--:-- You can't be 'spared for a long while "" - here. - . ' : - "There" are hearts to break, there, are souls to win - , From the ways of peace to the paths of sin. - . i - - - " IINOR EVENTSOFTHEWEEK - . - . TVASKISOTCm ITEltf s. , The coinage exjecufed-by the United States mints .1n November ahrxnnted to $5,246,950 . WHliam H. TheoTiald asked Secre tary .'Shawrs permission;: to resign, and I . made charges against: Colonel Storey, ut me iusioius oervice at xsew .iors City,-; - r Controller RIdgeley?g report suggests as a solution of th Currency question a: bill permitting thej banks to Issue a limited amount of uncovered notes, on Which, there shall beTa tax ranging ac cording to the size of the issue. I ' : Admiral Dewey-sailed from Wash ington on the Mayflower to take com maad of the combined fleet in the Ca ribbean Ssea maneuvres. . President RooseVeit decided to ap point .William J. :Ybungs, of-. Oyster Bay, -United : States f Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. 5 - Brigadier-General Charles 0. Hood was transferred to the retired list of tbev Army athis cwn request after forty years ofT service. ;; " 71 There are homes to render desolate, There is trusting love to be turned . ' hate, :: . , " to There are hands that murder must crim son' red, ' , Thereare hopes to bo crushed by the - fiend Despair. "This is the work you have done so well, Cursing, the earth and peopling hell. Long will It be, if I have my way. Ere the night of death shall close your day." . : With choking sob and . a half -formed scream,. " L ' The grog-seUer waked; it dream. was all -T a Unknown. DRINK AND HEREDITY Dr. A. MacNicholl of New York has recently published in the Quarterly Journal of Inebriety an account of a family a which the results of degen eracy and disease, arising mainly from alcoholism, have been traced and studied for four generations. The first generation comprised a married couple of good social position in the United States. Beth Indulged In social gaie ties, lived well and took wine habitu ally 'and daily. They had two daugh ters, each of whom developed in early life a fondness for wine and spirits. The elder of the two gave herself up to excesses of the wildest description, and-died a raving alcoholic maniac at the age of 40. The second daughter married a wealthy banker and lived a life, of excess, which led to tempo rary mental breakdown at the age of 55. She bore eight children, two male -and six females. The two males grew up to be drunkards. Of the six daugh ters five died from phthisis between the ages of 20 and 35 years. The surviv ing daughter married a man of good position, who was healthy and a mod erate drinker. They led a fashionable life, observing few social " restraints. She became a drunkard and an opium eater, and ended her days in poverty. Of this last union seventeen chil dren were born, constituting the fourth generation. Ten died from phthisis below the age of five years. Of the seven surviving, the eldest, a female. became a concert-singer and female prize-fighter, and led a drunken and immoral life. The second, a male, be came a moderate drinker and showed signs of phthisis, but was alive when last seen, at the age of 45 years., The third, a male, was a moderate drinker and showed suicidal tendencies on more than one occasion. The fourth, a male, became a habitual drinker and morphia-eater, had delirium tremens several times, and ended his life at the age of 35 years by an overdose of morphia taken while drunk. The fifth, a female, married early, took to drink and developed suicidal mania. The sixth, a male, at 23 vas a confirmed drunkard; at 24 he abandoned his wife and two children, and at 28 he committed suicide by drinking car bolic acid. The seventh, at the age of 21, was the subject of moral perver sion and suicidal impulses. THE DESTROYER ree Requisites of an Orator By. Henry M. Dowlinz - ' ?, HREE great requisites are demanded of everyone who would speak well. He must be clear, he must be forcefuL ahd be must please. - Clearness will be secured by translation and composition. "How can we speak forcibly and in a-mahner to excite pleasure? Anyone may avoid egregious blunders; it is the able orator who makes his-speech sinewy 'in its . strength, charming In itsbeauty. "Bold propositions, boldly and briefly .expressed pithy - sentences, nervous common sense, strong phrases, well-compacted periods, sudden and strong, masses of tight, an apt adage, a keen sarcasm, a merciless personality, a mortal thrust these ate the beauties and deformities that now make a speaker most interest ing." "Nothing is more artificial than the adornments In a spoken discourse. They do not necessarily arise from the peculiar attractiveness of the subject, rskine could throw a charm about the most repulsive causes; .and there may te speakers who, without strenuocs'effort, could render sterile and disgusting a subject boundless in suggestiveness and luxuriant in beauty. In all your com positions, oral and written, first outline the. general plan of youf matter, and then select portions to be embellished by rhaste.- adornment, not in the spirit of the pulpit orator who annotated his sermon manuscript with stage directions such as, "Here weep!" but with a rational sense of the places where ornament uiay appropriately be Inserted to clarify the thought, vitalize the argument, or arouse new interest on the part of an audience. At one point, you will decide to use a bit of vivid description of men or scenes; at another, you will mark, as a proper pUree to thrust forward a pungent antithesis, a picturesque metaphor; at another, you will select, as affording an opportunity, a supposed speech of your adversary or of a third person, or pretend to read from an imaginary docu ment; at a fourth, you will see to It that you express indignation and apologies . to the audience for being overborne by your feelings. Success. Intemperance creates in a man an ungovernable appetite. Men who have fallen have told us it is not a de sire, not an appetite, not a passion. These ordinary words fail to express the thing. It is more like a raging storm that pervades the entire being; it is a madness that paralyzes the brain; it is a corrosion that gnaws the stomach, it is a storm-fire that courses through the veins; it trans gresses every boundary, -it fiercely casts aside every barrier, it regards no motive, it silences reason," it stifles conscience, it tramples upon prudence, it overleaps everything that you choose to put in its way, and eternal life and the claims .of God are as feathers, which it blows out of its path. What does it do to man's body? It diseases it; . it crazes his brain, it blasts' his nerves, it consumes his liver, it destroyes his stomach, it in flames his heart, it sends a fiery flood of conflagration through all the tis sues; it saps the recuperative ener gies of man's body, that oftentimes a little scratch upon a drunkard's skin is a greater injury than a bayonet thraist through and through the body of a temperate man. It not only does this, but the ruin, that it brings into the nervous system often culminates in delirium tremens. Have you ever seen a man under its influence? Have you heard him mutter and jab ber, and leer and . rave like an idiot? Have you - heard him moan, ( cry, shriek, curse and rave as he tried -to skulk under the bedclothes? Have, you looked into his . eyes and seen the horrors of the damned there?. Have you seen the scowl, on his face,, so that the whole atmosphere was filled vith tempest? Have you seen him heave on his bed, as though his body was undulating upon the rolling waves like a fire? If you have, then you know what it does to thebody. Rev. H. M. Scudder; TYPICAL OF INEBRIATES Did you ever see a pig in an or chard, with his whole -intellect bent on getting another apple into -his stomach? His round, shrewd, greedy little eyes scrutinize the earth in all direc tions. His ear( twitches quickly to catch the sound of an apple as . it falls, and his- fat body with amazing speed obeys the message of the ear and rushes to get the apple. - But In all his wanderings through the orchard that pig never looks up ward, never thinks of the source of the apples that fall near him. His mind -is never raised above the ground onv which he walks. The apples on the low-hanging boughs almost brush against his bristles, but his eyes do not see them. The. pig's sight and mind and con centrated attention are all turned downward. He is incapable of so much as an upward glance. ' And the pig, voted the lowest of the animals by public opinion's just de cree, is typical of the man -whom whisky is gradually : depriving of his manhood, changing him into a swine or a swine's brother. New York Jour nal. - ": -' f . ' OUR ADOPTED ISLANDS. Captain Pershing, j with sixty men, completed a march across the island of Mindanao, P. I., the first time such a thing had ever been done -by .white men. The nativesjwere all found friendly. .; . The agricultural conditions in the archipelago are serious from the lack of farm animals, j ; - The editor of Libertas, the friars' organ in Manila, Tvag convicted of li beling General Bell, p. . "v ' ... The Sultan of Bacplod, P, I., wrote to Captain Pershing,at Camp Vicars, Mindanao, calling the! Americans "hogs wHo eat hogs," and challenging them to a fight. I In Samar, P. I., Inspector Hendryx of the constabulary, was killed by la- drohes. -I - i The reported eruption of the volcano Kilauea, in Hawaii, amounted to noth ing. - ; -. . ; ... The flurry caused by the temporary recrudescence of cholfera at Manila has subsided. j . . v ' .... H- DOMESTIC. Statistics show that thirty-three per sons have been killed; in the anthracite mines since the" strike was declared Oft". - I ; . Hunts ville, the county seat of Madi son County, Arkansas, a town of 600 inhabitants, was almost wholly de stroyed by fire. William E. Leland, forty-one years old, -committed suicide, at Grafton, Mass., putting the muzzle of a pistol in his mouth and firing. He had been depressed for severat;, weeks. The inheritance tax law of Minne sota was" declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of that State. Sixty days were given cattlemen in Nebraska- to remove fences which the Government claimed had been ille gally erected. S; In a pistol duel at Kansas City, Mo., fought over a waitress, Ernest Damns and Charles W. Titfker killed each other. I' r Mad with jealousy Henry Crotch- ford, colored, killed SElsie Lewis i and Mabel Nixon, and then shot himself fatally at Providence R. I. The Massachusetts agricultural au thorities began an investigation of the hoof and mouth disease among catle Fire Chief Edward P. Croker, at New York City, Was removed by Com missioner Sturgis, with .the full approv al of Mayor Low. f ' ' Two men. supposed to be E. WV Pol lock and Marion Piersou, of Bridgeport, nd., were asphyxiated in a hotel at ft l - Jl V a.nnapoiis, aia. j The First National -Bank at Mofgan, Bosque County, Texas, Was dynamited by robbers, and $5000 In gold, silver and. currency secure. Despondent because he had nothing to do. having retired from business, David Locb, of New! Y rk City, killed himself. ; Nothing was learnid of the steamer Bannockburn, supposed to be lost on Lake Superior, and tug- went in search of her. . - I While on trial for murder at Mar- shalltown, Iowa, Joseph Kiskuba swal lowed morphine, but failed to kill him-? self. ' ' ' -; For an assault Upon Mrs. Caleb Brown, at Lincolnton, N. C, Calvin Elliott was hanged. i t 1 f: m Men Who Break Dbwh. mm HEN a man standing at the. head of a -vast business breaks down the papers begin to talk of the enormous pressure of modern, life, especially in the lines of finance and industrial ; activity. There are, railway' Presidents' who stand a great amount of busi ness strain, but they waste nonerof their energies, arid are tem perate, as all men of great affairs must be, If. they Wrould hold their own in these busy days,' " . - -. : While a great business involves large responsibilities, a strong man at the bead of it will,: be found to have selected "capable assistants, f often.' vounsrer men "with great Dower of resisting Strain. The railway President, bank President "or head, of a trust, has his staff; his business is systematized, and a large part pf his worth to his. corporation consists in his ability to. pick good men for responsible places.-. - . - When- one; comes to look over-, the list' of men' broken down in -business Jt Is among -those having small Jjuslaess that the greater number will b found, The raau in a small way rarely can afford to have capable a3 Is tanti; be must uo it nil himielf," jind hence worry and overdoing, Tbert li sort pf ft C&anca tola fag; J imaj) i&pp w igencf tba ja a -big bugJaent . . r- Justice Gray and the Lawyers. Judge Gray sought to continue what he called "the old regime," the solemn state of his court. Now and then he encountered members of the bar able to turn the tables on' him, but not often. Henry W. Payne was one and Sidney Bartlett, both leaders at the Suffolk bar, was-another. - "Mr. Bart lett," said Chief Justice Gray, leaning back in his chair "that is not law and it never was law." To this the" lawyer promptly and pleasingly replied: "-'It was law, your honor, until your honoi jiist- spoke." "If your honor -please,.' said Payne :one day, beginning a mo tion.: ''Sit-down, sir, don't you see I am talking - with another justice," thundered the then chief Justice . Mr. Payne took his hat and walked out ot .the courtroom, - A half hour afterward a messenger , reached his - office with a note saying : that: Judge Gray was willing to hear him. "''I am not will ing, to be . heard," answered the - old lawyer, ."until Judge Gray apologizes,: The apology foilowcij, Springfield R piiblicttf..' " ' ': - Concerning Sleep, 3 The scholar and professional manK Tike the anxious housewife, is apt to carry his cares to bed, and insomnia becomes a curse. Men , and women who are busied in getting and gaining, thft merchant, the banker, all alike, fail to secure that self-control whfch Can manage the mind , as 'well asleep as awake. : - - - - - Normal sleep should be purely physiological repose similar, to the rest of animals who -go to slep with the darkness and awake with the light Some one has said that sleep . is like hunger and thirst, representing . a diminution of "energy . throughout- the entire body. T hardly think this can be true but - tn my judgment : sleep rather, suggests the diminution, of the energy of the brain,? and he is a wise man " who takes the hint - when ; brain fa sets In of an evening, and goes comfortably and properly, to bed.The "Our.tuougnts.ere - the pigmeni RAM'S HORN BLASTS. HERE is no gol- j den key to the gate )f heaven. A" clean youth makes a clear old ge. ; - ; .You cannot save society apart - from ouls. To fight any form f truth is to foster ome error.: r Disasters are but disguised blessings to His children. - - Feeling is like smoke, indicative not or heat but of the fuel. . BURNING . COLORADO FORESTS . . Suggestion That the -Fires rM ay Have . - Been Caused by Meteors.":; " z.' ' Scientists are having-their attention :alled to the coincidence in the preva- ; lence -of so many f oresl! fires .-in -the Rocky Mountains 'and the . scientific -fact that a great number of meteors . have been tearing up: the earth in this : quarter ef the globe. - - It has been suggestedthat r these meteors dropping In various mountain -Stfstricts, in heavy pine forests, have Lexploded and thus started the , big for- est fires that are doing so much dam- age. This Is a new theory in the scientific' world,- but it is - not without the range of possibilities and s seems the Savior shows His Tuture. The best prayer for more Dower is the practice of that you have. How can we claim access to His throne who deny Him-our throne? Our gifts to Him will denend on. our understanding of His gift to us. r It is no harder to believe in another world than it is to believe "in "an v world. ' , ; ,-. . Men will not be kept from the love of the world by making the world un lovely.- The preacher's mission is hot that of amusing the saints by abusing the sinners. y . The sense of guilt adds sUngs to our griefs. One man's dollar is not nearly as big as another man's dime. Keep the World in your heart and you can Tieep the world out of your-life. The fairest without may be the foul est within. The big sword does not make the brave- soldier. The salvation of this world waits for the surrender of our wills to God's Right ' ends -are never furnished by wrong agencies. - God's plough of sorrow is His prom ise of harvest. The worker's pay may be the shirk- erls punishment. To pray for rest may be to postpone your reward. The devil's ornaments soon become the man's harness. . Great sorrows expand the heart to receive great joys. Humility is the secret of, the steady head on the giddy heights: To return good for evil is to make a flower, bloom from a weed. Science m?yWup man's past, bulfe L? "'"Ill origin of these fires. These fires have - originated apparently without, human,-, agency and there has not . been: any theory of lightning origin.- .'..-:.,,...,.. Denver scientists are now making a study of this theory - and in a few days will doubtless ; express . their .-, opinions. It certainly seems' a satis factory explanation of how fires origi--nate in sections far from the roads , : of travel 'andthe ; habitation of men. Word has just been received in Den ver of a : fire - th at is F raging - near 'Grand Lake, Col., and which Is threat ening much property. ; This fire,' itis supposed, originated : from the , burst- r leg of a meteor on a hay ranch near . Grand -Lake. " Another - disastrous fire,, with mysterious origin, is raging near Georgetown, Col. Denver (Col.) News. . -. " - - . - - "' Statue of Cecil Rhodes. John Tweed, the sculptor, has fin ished his ' statue of Cecil . Rhodes, which is to be erected in Kimberley. It is on exhibition in London. The statue is more than life size. It repre sents Mr. Rhodes m the act of mak ing a speech, his .-right foot jadvanced and firmly planted, his hands clasped behind his back and Ms fine, uncov ered head thrown somewhat on one side in a characteristic pose. He stands, too, in a tweed suit and close ly buttoned jacket he always affected, and, "though baggy trouser knees and bulging coat pockets do not lend themselves to artistic presentation, it is a virile and striking statue of Mr. Rhodes," says a London critic; Chowra Maha Vajiravudh, Crown Prince of Slam, says the Americans are "easy to get acquainted with." The Prince also" seems easy enough ex cept his nam. TO COWSUN1PTBVES. , The undersigned having been restored to health ty simple means, after suffering for several years with a severe tang affection, and that dread disease Consumption, is anxious to make known his fellow suilerers the means of cure. To those who desire it, he will cheerfully send (free of charge a copy of the prescription used, which they -will find a sure- cure for Con sumption. Asthma, Catarrh, Bronchitis and ail throat and ling Maladies. He hopes all sufferers will try his remedy, as it is invaluable. Those desiring the prescription, which will cost th-m nothing;, and may prove a blessing-, will pleoae address Rev. EDWAED A.W1LS0S, Brooklyn, New York. JFnll line of Up-to-Date Bicycles just " received, including RAMBLERS. IDEALS AND CRESCENTS. COLUMBIA, CLEVELAND, NEW AND OLD FOR SALE OR RENT. New Wheels $12 50 to $40 cash. Old ones $5 to $10. Good new single tube tires $3 to $5 per pair. Bepairing promptly done and all work guaranteed. Sundries and Bioycle Parts al ir&ya on band. Give me a call and be satisfied. . U. M. EDWARDS, Lnmberton N. "C. FOREIGN. The sending of German warships to Venezuela is causing consternation in the latter country. A' suDDosed Anarchist was arrested at Sofia on suspicion that he intended making an attempt to assassinate Prince Ferdinand of; Bulgaria. , The German painter. Christian - Al- lers, a resident of Capri isiana, wno, it Is "alleged, was responsible for the charges brought against fcLerr Jvrupp, was arrested at the Swiss frontier. Owing to the adverse results of "the general elections, at- which several of the Greek Ministers ' failed to be re elected, the whole j Cabinet has re signed. - The "Mad Mullah of Somaliland sent into the British camp a train of supr ply camels captured; from the "British, with a defiant message. - Britain is seeking$650,OQ0 In Boer gold bars recently sent to Kruger and Leyda, who have $2,5CX),000 for use in upholding Boer nationality - in the fu ture: , V- v I Venezuelan gunboats recently seized four British merchantmen In the Ori noco, : and protested regarding - those seizeujes were not heeded. .;. . s ' W. Stratton's' Philanthropy.-. -- - Several years ago, a foreman in on of W." S." Stratum's .mines was killed. Stratton cdred for the family .and ed ucated all the - sons as mining , engi neers Stratton's lovVior children was taken advantage of by .v persons seek-; ing charity, but aflr spending a for tune on more or less misapplied pn- anthropy, Stratton iecame:wUeranl investigated more' closalybefor he ffl- "IT'S JUST THIS VAY There's as much artand skill necessary in the making of good clothes as there is in the painting of a beautiful picture. ... v ' .) .- There are good painters and good tailors. . " ', - K The point now is, who are good tailors? - - " ' V STRAUSS BROS., Chicago. " Have been Good Tailors for over a quarter Century." , Weknow they make good clothes, otherwise we would not,, nccept their exclusive local agency or urge you to order from their line. - We guarantee clothes made by Strauss Bros, will give satisfaction.'. They fit and wear well. Prices are low. '-',. 4 -" ' t ; Let us take your measure. . C- D. Townsend & Co.tTAgenls, Lumber ton N," C. 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