North Carolina Newspapers

'-tL.!.rry !..
One Dollar a Year
The Man Behind the Plow.
( w ti.Tim H. rv.i; at a. m. tti.u.t;K.)
"Sow the Imi4 way of getting a right economic measure of North
Carolina is hy couiimi ing it m it b some other Stale of a generally simi
lar character ami opHrtuuity. I therefore invite you to make a cotu
Ktristi bctweeu North Carol lua and low i. They are Mb
"North Carolina ha ts.tnal square mile ami Iowa ,Vi,ntMi; North
Carolina baa nearly two million people; Iowa nearly two ami a quarter
'When we come to nil cilucalioiial comparison of the two Stales,
Iowa li.utlif U'tter of us. Of childreu from . to ! year of age North
Cirdiua;til percent, at school: Iowa hastiT tier rent. Of children
from 10 to 1 1 yearn North Carolina ha ! tier eetit.; Iowa !! imt cent
Ittit the progrcsit made in popular education in twenty year in much to
our rreilit very much to our credit, lhe descending black line of il
literaiy hax comedown from -is per eeut in I.vwt to 2s per cent. Ivhi
a wonderful record to the everlasting glory of the North Carolina
school -master, school mistress, school agitator, ami to the nudyiiig
credit or an awakened people. 1 Ins w one of the most creditable chap
tera in the recent history of any commonwealth or of any country.
''So luut'h for these general item in the comparison. Now, let us
look at the imlustrial Uillerence between tltesetwo rural State. Sixty
four H-r eent. ot the person ho woik in North Carolinu work on
farm; forty -seven ier cent, iu Iowa. We have more farm workers in
North Carolina than they have in Iowa. Itnt iu trade nml IransiHirta
tion they have more ticrsons engaged than we have. In manufactures
each State has approximately the same Iowa having a few more. In
each State aUntl tiie same numlier are engaged iu domestic and H'roual
service. We have a few more servants than they have. Itnt iu pro
fcsnional service the lowans have many more. That is, they have more
lawyers, prenchcrs, doctors, editors, etc. The main facts are that in a
general way the number of x-isons engaged in manufacture are the
Maine in each State and the number engaged iu finning. They have a
few more worker iu factories anil in shops; we have more farmers and
farm laborers.
'Now to consider farming for a moment although we have more
farm workers and very nearly as large nn area, their farm product are
every year worth more than four times as much us our are w orth.
"Not only are their farm pnsluct worth more than four time ns
much as ours; hut their farm pros-rly is worth eight time a much as
ours. Our farm property has increased fifty er cent, in twenty years;
theiis hits increased one hundred and fifty icr cent. It is two and a
half times as great as it was twenty years ago.
"What ha caused this difference? We have rich html. Klsc our
Immigration Bureau and our Agricultural m-partincnt have many sins
of misstatement to answer for. We have a grealer diversity of soil
than the lowans. We are as near market a they are. We grow some
great staples that they cannot grow such its cotton and tobacco and I ice.
"The key to the dilfcrcuce i the elliciency iu labor.
"The average income of farm worker in North Carolina is $1 Hi a
year, urn iu Iowa ?l 1 a year. Iu other words a farm worker iu Iowa
makes, earns and gels nearly four times as much as a farm worker iu
North Carolina. Iu other words, he is four times us capable a man
four time as good at his business.
"Thai' the whole story. It' the dillerenee tat ween the men lie
hi ml the plows.
"Now, how have the lowans made their procrty eight time as
valuable a our, their farm products four time us valuable, and their
income for farm worker nearly four time a great as the income of
our farm workcrsf That i the lesson for lis to learn.
"Iu the tirst place they have letter men. Many of our farm w ork
er were slave. A trained w bile mail on an Iowa farm i U-tter than
an untrained negro on a North Carolina (arm. He is Is tlcr also than
an untrained white man on a North Carolina farm.
"They have trained their farmer. They have had agricultural
KchiHils, and they ure now having agriculture taught in the public
"This Uthe central secret of the whole dillerenee they have
trained their eople letter. They till the soil better; they know it
lietter: they use moK machinery; I hey use more intelligence.
"Our first duty then clearly is to train the man behind the plow.
If many of the men behind the plows in Norlh Carolina were slaves,
that is our misfortune a misfortune of our inheritance; but there is no
other way to remedy the matter than to train them. So long as the
ina n Is-lund the plow is untrained, the earth resents the insult and be
comes barren; and every untrained man U'hinil the plow makes the
soil of Norlh Carolina poorer make the Stale poorer make us all
pooler. i he old mistake of supposing that cheap labor i a Urn-lit.
"Here comes your opportunity you who an' the lirst generation
of incii iu North Carolina that ha had a chance to be trained to scien
tific agriculture. You have the high duly to make the man behind the
plow tin efficient man. Iu doing this you will do more than to add in
calculably to our wealth. You will bring also a Ix-ttcr view of life.
"Although the value of Iowa' farm products i more than four
times as great u the value of North Carolina' farm products, Iowa's
manufactured product are not twice us great a our. If the lowans
are four times us good farmers as we are, they ure not much better
"And the average auuiiul wage ier hand in manufactures is only
little more than twice a much in Iowa iu in North Carolina. You
will notice that the farm woiker in Iowa get il 1 a year; the factory
worker only 108. Hut in North Carolina the factory worker gets I !Hi,
and the farm worker only llti. Yet every factory worker in Iowa
turns out a product aliout twice a valuable a the factory worker iu
North Carolina.
"Our manufactures have gone licynnd our agriculture iu value.
This ha happened only because we have had better trained men iu our
f factories, and better trained men to manage them.
"Now, gentlemen, what the lowan have done, we can do, mid
more -iu manufacture, iu agriculture, in the sum total of civilization;
and we can do it by the right training of men of all men, not of a few
only; and we ran do it no other way.
"And it is a pleasure to survey the prospect that lie before you
vou who make and who urolit bv such an institution as this. You
understand the right training to work to work with the hands. Ol
course no man can work iroerly with hi hand without working with
his brains and hi heart also. Labor by mere main strength, a mule or
a donkey enirine can do. Y our institution, therefore, comes right down
to the bottom of the problem of life iu North Carol ina. Oilier eoplc
may fool themselves, if they Mill care to do so. Some may think that
it is lietler to lie a iackleg law yer than a master cariieutcr. Some may
think tliut a lazy drone of a preacher is better than a good blacksmith.
Some mar think that a life of idleness, makes a gentlemen. Home may
think that to be an unproductive "prominent citizen" is better than to
make good split bottom chairs. Hut you know better. You have got
away from all these delusions. You have set your life soiinre with the
great truth Unit underlies all progress in a deiiionruey llnit a man is
the state exactly w hat lie can do ing Mother can feed more thau weie
well no more, no less. His woik ever Isiru to lie nourished,
may be any sort of work no mat i Ami the earth is unfailing not
ter what. He is sound in pnsr- only in feeding the U-lln-s of all
tion to hi skill in doing it well, her rliildteu, but iu ministering
He niav be a great leader of the also to in.iu' spirit. The crcal
INsiiile: he niav lie a irtvat inearh- 'have ndwjv lived i-Iim I,i it li:ivei
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ItlSMOl 5MITH l.l":Ai:S
l;i i i:kt nut m.
Health Broke Down and H Asked While Liking to Uve in Charlotte
Uod to Open I p a W ay for Him ' Very W ell, th; Ambitions
to Support HimseU and family. Other Men Drove Him Away-
I'titrl (! I hrt.1,1.'- I I..H.I ,,..MI-'.-
Kev. William I. Fife, who is' liishop A. Coke Smith lu"irii
i ,1..., it i l j ii no ii uwr a g""M inirioii oi mi 111 resmeiifc in t nai lolle.
have been pleased with your farm.
ler of industry; or he may be a
worker at an humbler calling. Iu
the economics and in t'tc religion
of a democracy he is worth w hat he
ran do well.
Yergil would have found himself
content with it hucotic marvels.
Wadsworth would have seen trail
"A man who makes a bad buggy ; ': clouds of glory iu Wake county
or whohuildsa poor house, w-rateli i -sunsets. Ib-ie li.irw in might have
e a p-sir farm, or doe anMliing done bis Utani-al work: and Asa
badly he m ike us all MM.ier. He :'"' bad a lalratoi y far less g.MKl.
pull down the level of our lite. IThoivaii wandered iu woodsh-ssat
I he oulv sllbslaiice that most men 'tractive, ami Joint l.iu rouglis na
i tie i uiiist as me "iirumuier Alter mm ll soin itation. fiislmn
evangelist," is in p.wu for a day Smith came toCh.iilntte. ai-e..iupa
or two. Mr. Fife uow registers . noil by his family, about eight
from San Antonio, Tex., where he! mouth ago, and this city, a well
is pn stdelit of lhe Fife Mining and : as the Stale, was l,i learn
Investment Company. that the bishop il. enl. il I..
In an inli-rview with aChroiiiele; make bis iH im.iin iit ii-ilemi-
have is their l.ilsir. It is the most
pm-ious Hubstance that auylssly
can have the best gill of tiod.
The mail that waste hi labor
throws hi own life away, mid he
waste the time and degrades the
standard of all other men who Inn -to
do with him. I'.verv inefficient
man i a burden on the State.
"On the other hand a man w ho
d'a thing well makes a buggy.
builds a house, preaches a sermon.
or tills au acre he is the w ise man
mill tllH null' ttisi Hem .mil I hi
oulv useful man in the stale. He!1'""1 !".' '-i.deittal and temporary
iss.ive.l-he saxes hiniself-he i'rrs"" ! t is, app.icano,, ot s, i
lhe only man wmth saving, lie
saves I lie couiiiiuiiil v. lie is tin
no better place for his communion
with the out door world. The
great of all-ages from Abraham to
Thomas Jclh-rson, have stood di
nelly ou the soil.
For it is a modern and recent
conception of the farmer that lit
is a li lt over man, a man w hucoiild
not succeed at something else. This
notion tame willi the recent rush
to cities. The lirst effect of mod
ern trausKrtaliou was to build the
tow n to draw men away from the
earth. Hut il is an accidental, cer
r i in4i
Jim Danpt a llttlt (irl pottttMi
Wkoat Ion of tppttitt 4iitrciMa.
" 1 dci tut Mt I " tht child would.
Jla fitd dUk of " Forct" with
Sk tasttd it, tht a, jo for kin t
Sk twrrtd tor aero boa "Saaar
BfJ ffortl
Tte WrMm Vmml
tjood fairy to
all jroanfjstert.
twf I food fa CMUim,
Wbl It i perfort ) mwL 14
fforu itiaM tw MU M " rkiktna
U," Loom a. iioai.
la How to rt Cklldna.
only man that make the couimuii
ily worth living iu. Out in Wake
count v when I was a Imiv the
preacher used to make a great ef
fort every fall to save a lot of sin
ners who scratched the bottom
land.-, of Swill creek. Hill I never
attended a "revival" w ithout ask
iug myself this iiieslion If a man
was of uo account in Wake county.
of what account could he 1' in
Heaven a Her vou got him there!
"Hut then' is no field work w hieli
ofletsa greater rewaid iu human
prog i ess than agriculture us il is
today, and as it is in North Caroli
ua. We have seen thai the soil of
our Stale, il it were well cultivated
its the soil of the Island of.leisey,
I'ould sustain three fourths of the
population of the l ulled Stales.
Hut the trained farmer luus hardly
Vet appeared anywhere in the
world. We have not yet found ftnt,
even iu laboratories nail the se
crets of the soil. As for the aver
age Iowa fanner, he i but a bun
gler in comparison with the man
w ho is about to come, the man tin
dcr w hose lalsir the carl h will Is- iu
truth the all nourishing mother.
'The largest fact thai man has
discovered since waking to con
sciolism's I the Icrtiltly ol I lie
earth the variety, the richness.
the unending succession of grow th,
beyond comprehension. It isalicld
of iiiipiiry utmost as unknown tons
us it was to the lirst man w ho push
ed a rude implement through the
soil and made his fust conscious
eK'i iment in plant ing seeds. Pur-
lug the countless year since then,
he has scratched and plucked a liv
ing from the soil wherever lie has
Is'cn. In the tropic he yet gath
ers food w ithoiit toil, iu our one
we plant and plow and reap w ith
some improvement over the know l
edge Abraham had. Hut we ure
yet ignorant id' the fertility of the
earth. We ure iM'gintiing to learn
that there is no infertile land. Men
can make any laud fertile. The
gardener of I'aris now make their
own soil, Iu their leases they stip
ulate that if they move they may
carry their soil with them. Ily
properly heating the soil, men now
make their own climate mid grow
fruit in Northern latitudes thai
were n little while ago thought to he
confined to softer el imate. There is
no infertile land. The very deserts
are productive under trained men.
"And we are only beginning to
leant the secrets of the breeding of
plants how one breed of corn or
wheat may increase the value of a
crop by many millions of dollars
mid how we may improve the kinds
of wheat as we improve the breeds
of berries or live Mock. I he secret
of it all is in the bcltrr training of
men. The fertility of the earth
and it variety of grow th we our
wive are but part and parcel uf if
one of the product (for the sacin
poet was right when he said that
we ure made of the duM ) the fer
tility of the earlh remains the most
interesting fact thut man liuslaceii
No mil n yet live w ho can estimate
the iHitential yield or any single
acre of lain.
Thirty Ttavs ago an old man in
Kluimcat worked two acre of land
and made just enough "truck'' to
buy liipior on Wilmington street to
get drunk twice a year. I used to
see him riding out llillslmro street
standing in hi wagon, making a
iccrhiu praise of (Inventor Vance,
I have seen two acre in a folder
clituale of no better laud till it
waa made heller by man yield a
crop of ftiiH) au acre net. The dif
f.-renee is not in the soil. It is iu
Fie men.
Next to the fertility of the soil is
it constancy. All other occupa
tion change iu relative value.
Agriculture remain constant. It
ia this that liuks n to all preceding
generation of men. lhe low lands
that fed the I'liuroalu are more fer
tile now than they were before lhe
pyramid wet built. The Valley
of the Kuphralin yield gl har
vest yet. (iaul grow more grain
every year than Cacsar'a legion
needed during all hi wars. The
ground on which this building
stand would grow better maize
than any red man ever saw ia the
ceuturie before Columbus discov
ered America. Everything rise
changes the earth remain fertile.
Men multiply, but the all nourish
cure to travel. ( litr fathers had no
such notion of life. Washington
was a fanner and gloried in il;.lef! was a farmer and cared more
tor agriculture than for statesman
ship. Most of the great tueii w ho
built things lived close to the earth.
Now. if in past times then
reporter Mr. Fife staled that he
hail Hot, as many lui.ple sceunst to
think, given up lhe active work of
au evangelist for acareerof money
making iu the commercial world.
Iu fact, he preaches now, whenever
opM.rtituity oilers and hi strength
permits. Hi physical condition
alone, he says, is responsible for
his present occupation, and he
hoies (o Is- able to again engage
actively in evangelistic work, iu
which he hits lieen signally sue
When Mr. Fife's health broke
dow u he ls gau to cast uhout for
some avenue of business iu which
he could engage that would sup
port not only himself and family,
but also I lie charitable and henevo
, lent work iu which he had U-cii
engaged lor a liuiulH-r ol tears.
He was supporting IS missionaries
iu foreign lields and 10 orphans in
India, and, in addition, was spend
I ing otitic a neat sunt of money
ivir mi tiiiiil'ir UiirL in flu
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so thin,. nt.iet w-illi I he earth 1 ,",ruo""" V " "" "H"'""
that nourished and balanced men
iu past limes when lhe capacity and
variety and lhe wonder of the soil
were so little known -what nour
ishment ami steadfastness tor man's
body and spirit must there Is- in
the new end of agriculture which
opens iH'Ibre you! You approach
il us scholars and men of scieiu-c.
You know mori secret of its won
dcr world than the greatest
men of the past knew. The earlh
now U-eonies you is in a sense that
no men liel'oie could ever claim it:
lor you are the lirst generation thai
ever lived on North Carolina soil
who had the knowledge to prolit
by it.
What is North Carolina? With
all nsH'ct In the work and to the
character of the men of the past
and to the men of the present, mid
lo all that they have done they
are not Norlh Carolina. Our his
tory ha Urn but a lbs-ting chapter
of men's first deeds in a w ildei ness.
The one slable thing the one last
iug thing that we know iu all tiod's
universe is the soil thai we stand
on. That is North Carolina these
rolling hills that were here when
our ancestors dressed in skins and
lived in caves, these sand sloK'S
that lead eastward to the sea,
these uplands that rise to our moun
tains. These are all fertile, each
iu its own way and each according
to the knowldgc that men bring to
their culture. These are North
Carolina, and you will be the lirst
Norlh Carolinians worthy of this
tile marvel of creation, if you
w iu the wealth it oilers the tveallh
of food, of refreshment for lhe spir
it, of serenity and breadth of mind.
Your civ iliiilion dcticuds on this
whether the man behind the plow
lie a clod hopper, or a sympathetic
scholar of the soil.
The ancient earlh, virgin yet.
aw ait vou, and the fullness of the
roof await you as it lirst master
and a the builder of a new rum
limn wealth.
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The Powders, acting directly on the
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good healthy appetite conic nat
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Ashcraft's Powder produce that
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Always high grade and put up
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Hy the use of three or four doses
a week your horse or mule will
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ti i I V to engage in the investment
hltsiui-HS presented itself. Mr. Fife
says he cartied the matter to tiod
i u earnest prayer and was led to
believe that it was the divine will
that he should direct his time and
energy in this direction.
"1 did not go into this busi
nes," said Mr. Fife, "without
making the proMT investigation.1
A Christian friend iu New York
had pret ioiisly induced me to in
vest iu mining stocks in Alaska
and I had ls-conic, iu a measure,
familiar with the business. Last I spent entire nights in
agonizing prayer to Hod. and, lie
lieving that I had His approval of
my contemplated plans, I proceed
ed to organize the company of
w hich I am president. We do not
deal in futures, but invest our ens
tinners' money iu mining proper
ties which have borne the scrutiny
of investigation by experts. When
I oieued our ollice in Salt Antonio
I pulled dow n the w indow shades
and got dowu on my knee and
asked lhe lord to bless the under
taking, and we never hold a direc
tors' meeting or make any ileal
without invoking the blessing of
the Almighty."
Startling Evidence.
Fresh testimony in great iUanlily
is constantly coming iu, declaring
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I'roiu T. .1. McFarliiud, Henlonville,
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years and doctored all the time
without lieing benefited. Then I
began taking lr. King' New Dis
tut cry, and a few IhiIIIc cured
me. l-.ipialiy ellective iu curing
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and 1.
liig Smelter for This Section.
Itefore next September a smelter
plant to cost el.Ml.imn will Is- In
operation in Mecklenburg county,
within six miles of Charlotte, The
plant will Is' ow ned and managed
liy the I'nited State Smelting and
I:, lining Company, which has its
head ollice in New l oi k city, and
has selected Mecklenburg county
as the main base of operations.
The company has already pur
chased or leased several mine and
is getting ore out of them. I hi
pay roll of the company in Meek
b'ubiirg is now too a day. The
machinery for the smelter has Uvn
purchased and it is hoH'd to have
the plant ready for ocr,ttion in
three months' time. They will
handle gold, silver and copiM-r ore
When in full operation the pay roll
of the company w ill lie aliout ."i,ihh)
a week. The projector of Ibis en
terprise claim that Mecklenburg is
one of the best mining districts ol
its size iu the I'nited States. In
speaking of the enterprise the
Charlotte Oliserver savs: "The
smelter and mining enterprise iu
this ronuty, projected by Northern
capitalist and reported in detail
in yesterday's paiier will, if iuaug
mated and operaled on the scab'
proposed, lie the biggest thing, bo
fur a this county and the adjoin
ing gold liearing counties are ron
certied, that ever came down the
Beware ot Ointments lor Catarrh
That Contain Mercury
ti mercury will mrrly dtitrojr the
HUH of smell Hid completely derange
Ilia wbule ititem when entering it
through the mucous surfaces. Such
articles ihould never be ued eirept
on prewtiplions from reputable ehy
n.l om-animal oiiii-.I Uicuna, at the damaee lliey will do t
-ft ilunn. lh .k I ... . ,,,l.
The avnral Bioi I iwm i 7""
denvo from them Mail t calami
Cure, manufactured l F. J. Cheney
& Co., Toledo, O , contains no nier
enry, sod it taken internally, acting,
directly upon the blood and mucoui
tutfacet of the system. In btiying
Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you eel
the reomne. It is taken internally,
sod made in Toledo, Ohio, hy F. J
Cheney A Co. Testimonials free.
Sold by driiKitts, price 73c bottle.
, Hall's Family Fills sre tht best
!e against j 1
-ti ll from I
Carolina J
Hut, ipiietly and w ithoul m iking
any explanation. ii pi to a lew
ieople, bishop Smith and his lam
ily left the iueeii City several
weeks ago, and are now at their
summer home at Willoughby
Hearh. near' Va. Attn
lhe summer is over they will 111 ike
their home in Nm folk. Va. They
like Charlotte; weie ib-lighted w llii
their reception here; lhe climate
was exceedingly liem-lieial lo Hish
p Smith's health, ami tel he has
left for good.
A statement of the reason of the
departure of llishop Smith iu del
ieale mailer, and jet the cause is
plain and admitted.
The ambition of tun ol her tier
gyitien iu the Mcthodx 1 onl.-ienee
111 this S'ale is directly responsible
for liishop Smith's having North
Carolina. They -mid maybe oth
ers wish to lie bishop, and il was
intimated, toocleaily lot doubt to
rein 1111, thai thev thought that it
Hishop Smitli remained in North
Carolina this would niililaleiiL'aiust
1 new bishop iM'ing selecl
the ranks ol lhe Norlh t
True, cverylxidy knew thai I'.ish-
op Siuilh came here from Virginia
mil his residence here was iiieielt, and vet it was tear
I by a limited lew that the harc
tateineut of the fact, "There is a
bishop in North Carolina" would
Is' taken into consideration when
the (ieneial Conference of the
Methodwl Chinch meets three tear
ciice to elect a new bishop.
Ill the Suit hern Methodist chinch
there are I.' bishops, ami new hish
ops aie only elected at lour year
intervals. An election then is not
co'iipulsory. but a matter of ad
isement, or a ipicstion that is set
tied in accordance with the de
mauds of lhe Church.
The two Norlh Carolina preach
ers expis'led to lie .struck by the
liglituing of promotion, ami lliey
U-came uneasy as soon as Ill-Imp
Siuilh came here. And the bishop.
w ho is a man of vrondeiful tact and
penetration, soon saw the truth ol !
lhe situation. After it good deal
of colisideial ion he decided to save
any possible embarrassment by
leaving the cale.
Hishop Siuilh has charge of the
list rift of Tennessee, western
North Carolina, northern Alaluma.
south Carolina.
There are now no Methodist
bishop in North Carolina. There
hate Ih-cii no Methodist bishops in
this Slate for inanv years, if ever.
Will a bishop lie chosen from
North Carolina three years from
uow f ll is thought not. The tin
del current of feeling that w as man
i tested against Hishop Smith may
be the very thing that will cost
some clergyman one of (he highest
houors if not the highest honor -Unit
can lie bestowed l,y his
Worst of All Experiences.
Can anything Is- worse than to
feel that every minute w ill lie your
last! Such wits the experience id
Mrs. S. II. Newson, I cent nr. Ala.
'For three years," she writes, "I
mill red insufferable pain I'rnni in
digestion, and stomach and bowel
trouble. Heath seemed inev liable
when doctors and remedies failed.
At length I was induced to In
Flectrie Hitter and the result was
miraculous. 1 improved at once
and now I nut completely recov
ered." For liver, kidney, stomach
and bowel troubles Mleclrie Pollers
is the only medicine. Only .Hie.
It'sguaranlcedby F.uglish UnigCo.
A Nebraska editor was Inn-row
ing a lot of trouble in trying to lind
out how he would lie uble to get
hi clothes over his wings when he
reached paradise. The difficulty
was somewhat eliminated when, in
rcMinsc to one of hi editotials
embracing the subject, a wicked
contemporary presented lhe epics-
tion a to how he would get Ins hat
over hi horns.
Driven to Desperation.
Living at an out of the way place.
rcn.ole limn cit ili.alion, a laiuilj .
i often driven to desperation ini
case of accident, resulting in burns. '
cut, wounds, ulccix etc. Lay in a
supply of Huckh-u'm Arnica Salve. I
It the Ins.! on earth, i., at
lish lung Co.'.
Cite ItonJrvJ
April 2lh
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son of M. !
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Gray Hair
" I hv.
fr ocr c
usvj Aver't Hair Vigor
iv v cirm. It hit kept
' - hnn JmJruff and
r -J rv T from tura
A'o. I . A. Soule,
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vine. 'I'll. t. .
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and Ins wile :
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There is tliis peculiar
tHin j alo'jt Ayer's Hair
'iuor it is a hair food,
nutadje. Vourhairdocs
r.ut suJuenly turn black,
1 "i's. d-.-sJ and lifeless.
I'ut'.r i-Jtia!!) th;oldcolor
con.s ba k, all the rich,
J;;r co'cr it u-ed to have.
The h .:rf.?')ns Tilling, too.
I' ' 1 1 ' ! 4-t.liMa.
1 -..' ".
s- v 1 i.ra
..! ;i.e lhe Mini
"'Ii--. A.l.lrM,
' . U'nll.llut.
Wore a Federal I'niform at the
ConfcJcratc Reunion.
at 4 1 -h d y 1, .tiiar tret
iiidi: with
Scott's Emulsion
ho ti M t on'nuoth- .-atrnt
In hot w'it1l"'r; h''i i liT tic.-.'1
.iiui a litt v ror! t k w rh (l w '1
ti iufc.iy H-il,, ,tnv t'i'it'C "it
which iw atta h h to t.tMv in
ft iif-t m uunnu thy lit attd
,i tr, r
S' i iT I I.- IHM i s
ton ( ifiirtul Whwlrr his
liotioi-N ith n .loli 11
(tun ai ( 'iiiilt ilriatt' it uiiioiis.
I. u-rv ,!
t t'li t ic t;
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lit til" 1
1'i.tiitv ii.
ii .1 !
el Ml.
ll .1,1 1, 1 to
l.l, :
a, inn it
Wheeler, the
i i i iav iliv leaileroflheSoiilh
in tin- I ivil war. al the recent Con
! i il.- ri union at New Orleans
1 1 , an d in the uiiirorin of a brig
ol, i i :: ln-l.ll ol lhe I' nited State
ai lav .
: V Hi.
Ii. I o
a! lhe old soldiers of the "lost
ra ise'' lesi nied Hie nppeaiance of
i,, l.eeier among I hem in a
in Vim ol bine, and they made
i.-t.i ki . l.i t lei I tlletr resent UM'llt.
' ic "1 11 e c I on ledei ate general
pieseiit lebuked Wheeler for ap
1 1, .i 1 1 tii; at the lennioii in the urn
!! iii ot I he l ulled Nates army.
" hat do you think," this gen
ei il asked U 'heeler. "I.ce and
,l.n Us..,, would say o your a,n-ar-anee
al a Confederate reunion iu
i I at null, .i ni."'
W bei -lor. it is said, is deeply
I, li t by the iitt iludeol his old colu
lados. The general says that he
. i i I .. 1 1 1 1 iu the uniform he wore
in liie Spanish American war to
sh. vv lhe v cieians thai sectionalism
w is indeed over, when a general
oliieer ol the Conl'edeiacy had the
i . : 1 1 1 lo weal lhe ii ii i I, ,i iii of a geu
cia! ot ihe I iiited Stall army.
The teleians think, however, that
t be 1 1 1 1 il"i iii was out of place tit
llieir n union.
Fertilizer Drill.
. '-'l
can make. It will plant
. the same time. Take
When in need
phone No. 91. J.
of fresh meat
I). Parker.
I want your country produce of
all kinds. See me before you
sell. S. R. Doster.
Pure New Orleans Molasses at
75 cents at S. II Hudson's.
If yon desire pure Ice, com
bined with honest weights and
prompt delivery, phone 36.
Caiuku & Wali ace.
Yoii ran
get ice at
Cadictt &
Come to see me (or chewing
tobacco, smoking tobacco, cigars,
etc. S. R. Doster.
It is the best itit rstir.ent a farmer
your ci 111, fi ttili. il, atnl env, t it .1
out your pencil, l's;nrc the savinj,- ( (cttilicr, add the expense
of planting lhe i Id way, and j 111 will have your Prill almost
paid at the etui of the seas -n.
The Empire
is deci.leillv the le-t 011 tlie in.iikct. No chain attachment;
no links to slip or break, and cause yon trouble or iuconveni
eiire, but a l'i ITI K l Okl I. 1 1 11 l.
Ask those who h ive ir-c l it if it is not the best l'lantcrsold.
Take one linine .1:1, 1 ti) it ; if you d' n't like it, we'll rcfunj
your tin 111 y. You need it now.
The Heath-Lee
hardware Co.
Tlie Franklin
1 hn best Typewriter 00 th
maiket. Vcu can pay mora f
but you cannot get a better
one. Ita work ia always lo
full view of the operator;
it ia aimple in cnMnictmn; and lias stood the teat for many years,
proving lit durability. The alignment ia alway perfect, apd the price
ia $7).no to all. For aale by the Monroe Hardware Co., or any of
theoffir.aof CI TTEK-TOWER CO., Button, Man,
f Southern Branch 116 Jenifer liuilding, Washington, D. C.

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