VOLUME XII. NO 16
MONROE, N.C., TUESDAY MAY 23 1903
One Dollar a Year
Own Story jf His Life.
The recent death of the venerable
Washington Duke has caused
flood of newspaper article,
speeches, and evea sermons on hi
remarkable career. But none of
them are ao intereatinf at Mr.
Duke's own simple story as he pre
pared it several Tear ago for a
special edition of the Kaleigh New
and Observer. It is as follows:
"1 began life in Orange as a
roan try boy with nothing. I never
inherited a dollar. I'p to the
breaking out of the war 1 bad been
farming thirty years. 1 bad worked
hard in the fields, wade on the
farm nearly everything I needed,
and by close economy I had bought
aud paid for my farm and had
stocked it well. This was the re
sult of the savings of thirty years
of hard work and close economy,
and it was made on an Orange
coauty farm. In those days money
was made very slowly, aud only
made at all by close economy.
"I made only one crop ol cotton
which I sold at five and a half a
hundred. This crop didu't pay,
and I never made another. At that
time calico was selling at from 15
to 25 cents a yard, and iron for
farming implements brought 8 cents
a pound. I went into making to
bacco in 1K59 and 186U We knew
nothing then of the preseut meth
ods of curing, and my crops were
suu cured. The first year the crop
was wonderfully fine, and was sold
for between 8 aud 10 cents a pound.
"Before the war I hauled fodder
and (lour to Kaleigh on wagons,
once I remember through mud that
came up in some places to the
axles of the wagon wheels, aud
again through the rain aud snow.
I slept in camps or in the wagons
more than euce when the snow was
ou the ground. The fodder would
bring me tU) cents a hundred, aud
the Hour fi.50 a barrel. Tinits
were much harder then than they
are now, and it was much more
difficult for farmers to make mouey.
Farmers handled very little cash.
What they raised on their farms
sold for lew, aud what they bought
cost more than now.
"The ruling price for eggs was
from S to 7 cents per down; butter
was 12 cents a pound; chickens
bronght from 7 to 10 cents. I have
already said that calico sold from
15 to 23 oento a yard aud iron for
8 cents a pound.
"The price of other things the
farmer had to bny was in propor
tion. "About the time the war broke
out I hsd made np my miud to quit
farming aud go to manufacturing
tobacco. In carrying out this reso
lution in 186.1, I sold everything,
even my horses, stock aud crops,
aud agreed to take pay for them in
tobacco, I even traded my plan
tation, agreeing to take pay in to
bacco to be delivered yearly for
six years, but afterwards had to
take it back. Home of my friends
thought I was very murine. I bad
quite a quantity of tobacco stored
away, aud when the armies came
aloug they took most of it.
"When the war was over I found
myself at Newbern, after being re
leased from Llbby prison, with one
five-dollar Confederate note, sold
that to a Federal soldier for 60
cents, aud walked home, 134 miles,
to my farm near Durham. I said
to my boys, when I got home:
The war is over. For people who
will do their duty aud stick to
their business, there never was a
better opportunity in the world for
men to make their fortunes.' My
idea was then that there was noth
ing that could bring money iuto
this country but cotton ana to one
co. I planted a tobacco crop and
began to manufacture, in a log hut
about 16x18, such tobacco as I ac
cumulated during the war that the
soldiers bad not carried off. We
mads it ourselves (my three boys
working with me) on rainy days
when we could not work on the
farm. Some of this tobacco I took
to Durham (hauling it about three
miles from the farm to the factory)
and got Capfc Ward, who was then
partner in John K. ureen s lac
tory, and had it put np into plug
"I took this, with a quantity of
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when we had only 173,0(10. It'
grew until its quarters were too:
small, and then it outgrew the sec
ond enlargement, and we bad to
have another and a bigger factory
there. Here in Ihirhaoi, too, the
growth has been steady, aud we
Hivv nau iu ruivv uur uuwuttv
from time to time.
"I have never done boainess any
year in which I did not feel mysell
better off at the close than at the
heginuiug. Profits have grown
larger aud larger, but at tbe Una
some of it came very slow. I have
considered myself very poor twice
in my life fin, when I started out
to make a living with nothing but
willing hands and a stout heart;
second, when I returned from the
Central Methodist Church
iruruit rue Thi J" hu
"Clothes and Grub Don't Matter if
Mother Is at Home.
N.a Vrt wld.
Six rhildreu who went to bed
supperlen last night iu the jioor,
three rooui apartnieut on the find
Moor, rear, of tbe tenement No. l!2
Columbia Mtreet, will be happy thin
morning despite their privation.
heraute their mother, Mrs. Auim
jrlehnuan, will lie brought back to
Central Methodist Kpiscopal Church, South, Monroe, N. t, will them from the hospital,
lira. Joph Lamlle, Ottawa, Eut,
Oat Canada, writMt
Parana la bettor by far this an;
other medicine sold la the Dominion lor
Ui trouble peculiar to tbe MX. I suf
fered with backache, headache and
dragging dowa pains for orer Bin
months, and nothing relieved me a par
ticle so 111 I took Peruna. A few buttle
relieved me of my miserable halt-dead,
half-alive condition. I am now In good
health and hare neither ache or pain,
sor have I had any for the pant year.
If every anflerlng woman would tako
Parana they would toon know It value
and never be without IUM Mrs. Joseph
Free Bmm Advtee,
la view of the great multitude of
women suffering from eom form of
female disease and yet unable to find
any cure, Or. hmrlmma, thm taowaw
tpidmltt ea Hmmht cmtarrtitl aVi
esjes, ass announced bit wllllogntu
re eVrscf foe frastaeaf of ml many
cases as make appHctlom to aim
taring toe mummer moatht without
those wishing to become patients
should address The Parana Medio Ins
Co, Oolum bus, Ohio,
Tor yosr Prcttcnca
we place this label on every
package of Scott's Emulsion.
Tb man with a fish on bis back
Is our trade-mark, and It Is a
guarantee that Bcott'a Emul
sion will do aU that Is claimed
for It Nothing better for lung;,
throat or bronchial trouble In
Infant or adult Scott's Emol
slon Is on of th greatest flesh
builder knowa to th medical
V0 sssw see ssaaWS ea
scott & iown.ir::Tr;i"t
smoking tobacco we had nisde, in
the summer and fall of 1M.", ami
traveled through eattteru North
Carolina selling it. Most of it whs
sold to the merchants iu the small
tow us and villages. Wilson whs
one of tuy let points, and I sold
quantities there, one of my best
customers being the Kouutree firm.
I knew the members of that firm
well, and my dealiuga with them
were pleasaut and profitable all
around. My son Buck was with
me; be was then a little bit of a
fellow, just big enough to put a
bridle ou a home.
"My farm whs two and one-half
to three miles from Dnrhum. I
ran the farm and manufactured to
bacco at odd times. Everything
was done by hand. We beat the
tobacco np with sticks by band
when it was dry, and then run It
through a fine wire seive. With
the help of my boys we could put
up 400 to 600 pounds per day. In
1800 we made laMn) pounds and
got 50 to 00 cents a pound, and bad
to pay about 20 cents a pound rev
"Home of the farmers who had
gone to manufacturing tobacco be
came offended at the iniosition of
a tax which they did not approve,
and quit tbe business for that rea
son. Uf course, this made it bet
ter for those that remained in it
We called our tobacco 'Pro
"Our business increased yearly,
nutil in 187:1 1 decided to move to
Durham. We had already bad to
enlarge twice. Our first building
was a log hut 10x18; we then built
a bigger bouse 20x30, and soon the
business ontgrew that, aud we nuu
to build a third time on the farm
place. Having to haul everything
to aud from Durham was very iu
convenient, and I went to Durham
and bought a lot at the sale of the
estate of John It Green, aud, by a
swaD with the widow, got the
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ground on which the preseut lac
tory is located. I paid fr00 an
acre for it aud it was all in one
field. A few years ago, when I
built my new home, I bought one-
half an acre from Mrs. ureen ad
joining my first purchase, aud I
bad to pay at the rate ol t,uw au
acre for it
"As soon as I bought this lot in
1873, I put up a wooden factory
that cost 1,500. It is still stand
ing in the rear of the present brick
factory. Tbe last year we inanu
factored in the couutry we made
between 100,000 and 125,000
pounds of smoking tobacco.
"Awhile after coming to Dur
ham, I took in as equal partners
in the business my sons Ben and
Buck, and gave theiu tbe money to
become equal partners with me in
tbe business. Ben was then about
nineteen aud Buck atxut seventeen,
and the firm was V . Duke & Hons.
Mv oldest son, Brodie, had moved
to Durham about 1870, and was
manufacturing tobacco on his own
"For about ten years I traveled
most of the time, my boys rellev
log me of the cares of the business
and manuiactnrlnB'. in lacu uiey
! did most of tbe business. During
these ten years 1 traveled over
"In March, 1878, the business of
B. L. Duke, who was uauufactur
ing the 'Duke of Durham,' was in
oorporated Into ours, and Mr. Geo.
W. Watts was admitted as an equal
Dartner. Oar capital at that time
was 175,000114,000 for each of
tbe five members of the firm. 1 tie
New York branch was established
Married Forty Times.
'hlraa lMif a. leu.
Johaon liorh, who by his own
coufession is a polygaiuutt, and who
is charged by the police with hav
ing married at least 40 women in
the last 15 years, today was found
guilty by a jury of murdering next
to his last wife, Marie Welrker-
Hoch, aud tbe death seutence was
recommended by the jury.
Hoch had been married to Mrs.
Welcker only a short time when
she took suddenly sick and died.
He then formed au alliance witb
the sister of the dead woman, and
securing the sister's money, fled
from Chicago. This Mra. Hoch told
the police that Hoch had poisoned
her sister, and a search for Ilorh
was begun. He was found two
weeks later iu New York and
brought back to Chicago, and con
fessed when confronted by several
alleged wives. During the trial
exK'rt testimony was offered by the
State that Hoch had poisoned the
woman by administering arsenic.
Today a verdict was reached lu
less than half an hour. Three bal
lots were taken. The first ballot
was unanimous as to Hoch's guilt,
and then a ballot followed as to the
punishment to be inflicted. This
ballot showed ten in favor of the
death penalty aud two for life iiu
prisouuieut A third bull of result
ed iu the twelve jurors voting for
the death jieiialty. "Well, I guess
it's all off with Johunn, groaned
Hoch as the verdict was read iu
court He was greatly aflected.
He had sat in a stooping position,
but when the word "death" was
read he turned pale, stared hope
lessly at the jurymen, and then fell
limp in his chair. Hoch's attorn
eys will asic lor a new trial,
although the condemned man de
dared be was jsady to die and
would be better satisfied if they
did not make an effort to save him.
I wish they would hang me to
night now that I have been found
guilty," declared Hoch. "I am
not afraid to die and the sooner it
is over with the better."
High Price for Farm Labor.
CurrriiiliMW ol The Juurnsi.
Owing to receut rains farmers are
getting right much behind with
planting. Labor on the farm com
pels such a good price that it really
pays to hire to do farm work these
days. Time was when $7 a month
and board was thought to be a big
price, and now V 1 2. 50 and eveu
more is being paid, including
board, to hired laborers.
Mrs. K. H. C. Fundcrburk Is at
the hospital at Chester for medical
Mr. Shepard Fundcrburk, who
has leen in school at Wingate, is
In correction of an item in my
last letter to The Jourual, I wish
to suv that it was a mistake alwut
Miss Annie underbill It clerking
at Chesterfield; she is still at home
here. Also the printer made me
say that a Mr. Biveus made a tem
perance speech at our union meet
ing, and it was a Mr. W. T. ltivers.
We have a new organ in the
Dudley church, which of course
helps our music, j?,dna t.
Cleared for Action.
When the body is cleared for act
ion bv Dr. Kinit's New Life Pills,
von can tell it by the bloom of
health on the cheeks, the bright
nem of the eves, the urmiiessoi tne
flesh aud muscles, tbe buoyancy of
the mind. Try went. At wignsu
The Southern Cotton Association
is muli in? an effort to get cotton
cloth nsed instead of jute for gnauo
ami niher hairs, aud for cotton ba-
rinir. l'reaident Jordan estimates
that the cotton necessary for these
two items alone would lane np z,
000,000 balm annually.
Cleanse vonr svstem of all Imnu
rities this month. Now is the time
to take Hollister'sKocky Mountain
Tea. It will keep you well an
summer. 35 cents, tea or tablets.
English Drug Co.
The city council of Philadelphia
passed an ordinance the other
night leasing the city's gas plant
for 75 years. The people were so
indignant at this outrage, clearly a
most corrupt deal, that the cry of
"Thieves, thieves V greeted tne
aldermen on every side.
Chamberlain'! Cough Remedy
th vary best. "I bar been using
Chamberlain' Cough Remedy and I
sat to ssy It is tb best cough medi
cine I have ever taken," ssya Geo. U
rhnhh. a merchant of Harlan. Mich
Thar is so question about its being
the best. it will cur s cough or cold
in lu lima than snv other treatment.
It should always be kept in th beua
ready for instant use. for s cold can
ha rnrad la much less lima when
promptly treated. For sal by C. N
Simpson, Jr., sad S. J. Welsh.
Dr. R F. Dixon, Kaleigh;
P. J. Can-away, OreeiiHtioro;
Dr. F. D. Swiudell, Wilson;
A. P. Tyer, Elisabeth City;
Dr. J. C. ltowe (two terms),
Dr. W. R. Barnett, Knoxville,
be dedicated next Suuday, May the 28th, by Bishop H. C. Morrison,
I). I). The Bishop will preach at 11 o clock and tne dedicatory ser
vices will follow immediately.
The individual history of this church dates from August th, 144.
to the present, with a steady, nuiulerrupted growth, rroiu a very
small financial aud numerical beginuing. it now has a living member
ship of 516 and ranks among the strong churches of the Western North
For twenty-one years this church formed a part of the circuit and
was served by 17 pastors and assistant pastor. .uvruiner-.iii, i-o.i,
it became a station and paid it ptelor, Kev. A. J. Watford, ."ssj.
Twenty-three pastors have served this statiou. Those still living are
It M. Hoyle, Shelby;
W. K. Ware (two terms), Mon
roe; Dr. J.J. Kenn, Guilford College;
W. M. Bagby, High Point;
M. A. Smith, Wadesboro.
The wresiding elders still living are: J. 8. Nelson, Charlotte; Dr.
John It Brooks, Keidsville; Dr. 8. B. Turreiitine, OreenslMiro; J. Kd
Thomjison, Charlotte Kev. Messrs. Carraway, Tjer and ltowe having
also served in this office.
Kev. Abel Hovle was the first pastor (1844). Good revivals were
held during the pastorates of Kev. Messrs. Louis Scarboro (two terms),
B. . Jones, Wiu. M. Jones, il. V. Nherrill, V. M. repier, r. J. t ar
raway. W. It Ware (two terms), aud W. M. Bagby. All the others
had more or less numerical aud spiritual growth.
Iu 1871-72 (B. F. lixon, pastor), the old church whicn stood on
the lot now occupied by the Presbyterians, was sold and a committee
was appointed to purchase a site and build a new ctiurcn. i ne lot uow
occupied by the Piedmont Buggy Factory was bought, aud on it the
church was built which served the congregation until the present hand
some structure was erected. H. M. Houston, Thos. D. Winchester, A.
F. Stephens and E. A. Armfield were the building committee.
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The first parsonage was built during tue pastorate oi iwv. r. i.
Swindell, 1885 87. Pastors A. P. Tyer, K. M. Hoyle and J. U Kowe
paid off debts and did other most valuable service.
During the first pastorate of Rev. W. K. Ware, the chinch in
north Monroe was built aud an assistant pastor was employed Kev.
W. M. Bobbins, who did excellent work; also the enterprise ol build
ing a new church for the present congregation was undertaken, and a
subscription of some 7,1MK) or fS,(HHI was secured aud the pi-eseut site
.1 m 11 ll'l 1 a t
purchased Ironi the representatives oi tne i. j. m nicuemcr ewuie. j
building committee was apmiinted, with B. F. Houston as its chairmuu,
ut whose lameuted death Jas. H. I-ee was elected in his stead.
In 18811, Kev. W. M. Bagby came as pastor, and during his fimt
year plans were selected, contracts made aud the work of building the
new church eutered upon, the first nrick being lam june sisi, i:no.
I'he building committee at this time was Jas. it. te, cnairiuaii; vt . n.
Phifer, S. W. Parham, W. C. Heath, W. 8. Lee, J. J. Crow, C. W
limner and J. It EiiKlisb. To this pastor aud to this committee too
much credit caunot be given for faithful, uutiriug aud efficient work
doue. The preseut aud future geueratious owe them a debt of grati
tude. The Western North Carolina Conference met in this beautiful
church at the close of Mr. Bagby's quadreuium; and Bishop Smith, all
the preachers, the laymen aud visitors trora differeut parts of Southern
Methodism were gratified aud deiigmed over tne acnieveiueuis oi tue
Methodists of Monroe.
liev. Dr. J. C. Kowe was the faithful and efficient pastor in 1!04.
No man was ever loved more aud held iu higher esteem than was Dr.
Kowe by the people he served. This year he accomplished a most re
markable work navhur off at one effort a debt of more than 7,000,
and making it possible for us now to give this house to the worship of
tVlmiirbty Hod unencumbered. The tsiipie snowed meir great appre
ciation of this marked service in uiauy sulistautial ways. His memory
and deeds will live on here.
Manv faithful, self denvinir men and women are worthy of honor
able mention in this connection, but perhaps those who guve most of
their time and means to make this new church possible, were the late
B. F. Houston and H. M. Houston, also O. P. Heath and Jas. 11. Iiee.
B. 1). Heath of Charlotte gave the pulpit aud furniture.
The noble women, with willing hands and hearts devoted, wrought
well and tastefully. Their haiidsome parlor with itsspleudid lurniture,
the carpets throughout the church, tiling iu vestibules, cement walks,
the lights and many other tasteful finishings show the labor of their
hands and the devotion of their hearts. To these various purposes
1,000 or more were contributed by the ladies and children of the con
gregation and Sunday school through the Aid Society.
Kev. W. It Ware Is now in the nrst year oi nis seconu pumoruif.
Alrcadv 95 members have been received into the church this year 41
ou profession of faith and 54 by certificate; some 500 have been spent
on repairs and iniprovemeiita on the church and parsonage, and the
good work goes ou apace.
W. II. Phifer is the laitlitui aud enicicni isunuay scuooi superin
tendent and chairman of the board of stewards. He has held the for
mer office for nearly thirty years and the latter for some fifteen years.
There is no more faithful man in the church.
The dedication of this church will mark another epoch m Its his
tory, and is looked forward to with mum interest Dy tne wuoic town
and community. Long may it stand aud within its walls may the pure
gospel of the Son of God ever be preached and around its altars may
many sons and daughters be bora into me aiuguoiu oi uou.
For two mouths the six rhildreu,
whine ages range from two to thir
teen years, have lived alone, while
the mother was in Mount Sinai
Hospital. She was oiierated on,
snd for a time it was feared she
would die, but the children did not
kuow that. Harry, the eldest, has
been the "little father" of the fam
ily, and each has tried to help the
other in the always pathetic, seri
ous, mat ter-of fact fashion charac
teristic of childreu lioru to jioverty
They have had no food except
that brought to them by kind
hearted neighlsirs. Ofteu the cup
board has been lure. Aware of
this, the jaiiitrees, a motherly soul,
whose heart is tender because she
has a brood of her own, has gone
through the tenement aud collected
food for them from the tenants.
Yesterday they had diuner, but
there was not a bitelelt for supper.
With a bravery pitiful aud unusual
iu children the white faced little
ones, whone wan features tell elo
quently the tale of iusiiflicient nour
ishment, said they could do very
ell without supMT.
Mother is comiug," said four-year-old
George, confidently. "She
will bring good things."
"They don't mind anything if
only they have their mother," ex
plained the jauitress. "We all tell
her to put them in a home. She
can't take care of them. But she
weeps ami weeps. She says she
would die to let them go. She
wants to educate them and train
"And she will be sick when she
conies and not able to do a thing
for them,'' said the janitress. Then
the "little father," a slim, white
faced boy, spoke.
"I won't leave my mother," he
said. "I'll wear rags. I'llgohuu
gry before I leave mother. No one
is going to take me away from her.
She loves me aud I love her. She
is always good to me. Father was
not kind. I am not sorry he is
The hustiand deserted his wife
two years ago, and she has made a
brave effort to keep a home for her
children. BiiUier health has been
failing fast, although she is only ."15
and has been a strong woman.
For the three small rooms in
which the children have been mak
ing a home the rent is 1,1a month.
Part of the rent has been paid, and
the landland, realizing the help
lessness of the family, is waiting
for the rest.
But worst of all is the empty
cuplward, with six hungry mouths
to lie fed, and seven when the
mother comes. Four of the boys
tre shoeless and stockingleas.
It'll break their mother s heart
to see their clothes all worn out,"
said the janitress. "She is so anx
ious to keep them iu school.
"( lot lies and grub don't mat
ter," said Harry. "Nothing can
hurt us when mother is home."
When e'er you feel impending ill,
And need a magic little pill,
No other one will All the bill
Like DeWittt Little Early Kiters.
The famous little pills Early Kiseri
cure constipation, sick headache, bil
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Good for children or adults. Sold by
English Drug Co. and S.J. Welsh.
A Creeping Death.
Blood poison creeps up towards the
heai t, causing death. J. h.Stcarns,
Be e Plaine. Mum., writes that a
friend dreadfully injured his hand,
which swelled up like blood pois
oning. Bucklen's Arnica Salve
drew out the poison, healed tbe
wound and saved his life. Best in
the world for burns aud sores. 2.c
at English Drug Co. 'a
"Yes," said the fat passenger,
"my life once hung by a slender
"Why didu't the mob use i
rom-t" queried the hardware drum
mer, as he lighted a fresh cofftu
5aved by Dynamite.
Sometimes a flaming city is saved
by dynamiting a space that the fire
can't cross. Sometimes a cough
hangs on so long you feel that noth
ing but dynamite would cure it. Z.
T. Gray of Calhoun, Ga., writes:
"My wife had a very aggravated
cough, which kept her awake at
night Two physicians could not
help her; so she took Dr. King's
New Discovery for consumption,
cotiehs and colds, which eased her
cough, gave her sleep and finally ,
cured her." Strictly scientific cure
for bronchitis and la gripe. At
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1; guaranteed. Trial bottle free.
At Clark, Mo., May 2nd, Mrs.
Pearl St Clair, wife of a well
known young farmer, aud only 15
yean old, gave birth to triplets,
all girls, at her borne near that
place. The three girls only weighed
a alight fraction over five pounds,
and all are alive. Mrs. St. Clair
was married two years ago and is
the mother of four children. The
attending physician says that all
tbe triplets will live.
"De bird dat can slug an' won't
sing," said Uucle Kben, "alu't as
bad as de bird dat can't sing aud
insists oa buttin' in." Washing-
' W. J. Bryan preached s regular
How to Ward Off Old Age. 'sermon in the Normal Methodist
The most successful way of warding chnrch of Lincoln, Neb., Sunday
off th spproach of old see is to main- before last His text was, "Blessed
tain s vigorous digiion. i ms can . Bre t he nnre tn bestrt for they shall
Why Suffer from Rheumatism?
Why suffer from rheumatism when one
application of Chamberlain ramoalm
will relieve the pain? The quick relief
which this liniment affords makes rest
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ly surpriaed to find that after awhile
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Chamberlain's Paio Balm is tb only
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' w. j"
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Don't let the children inffcr. If
tbey are fretful, peevish aud cross,
give them Uollistert Kooky Moun
tain Tea. The beet baby tonic
known. Strength and health fol
low Its use. 35 cents. English
There is a quality in Royal
Baking Powder which makes
the food more digestible and
wholesome. This peculiarity
of Royal has been noted by
physicians, and they accord
ingly endorse and recom
SOVAl. BAK'NQ KWDtSJ CO.. NEW VOSIS.
Similar Symptoms. I She Was Mixed.
"Are vou a married man!" askel I As Judge Hamilton sat iu his of-
the lawyer who was doing t he cross- i ''-e oue morning, a small woman,
examining. urcsm! in uii s-m mourning, came
No," answered the witness, who
had one arm in a sling and traces
of the strenuous life ou bis fuce.
"I was run over by an automobile
Trying to Redeem Itself.
A bill has been introduced in!
the Florida Semite by Senator Scott
to repeal the law enacted four years j
ago, making incurable insanity le- j
gal ground for divorce. I'ndei this
law Henry M. Flagler secured a
legal scpar.it ion from bis wile and'
married again, this time a North
Carolina woman. A warm discussion
followed the introduction of the
bill. Senator Bailey declared that !
the law bad brnuirht disgnu-e on '
"What," asked the young phy
sician, "is the secret ol your suc
I make it a rule to find out
what a patient wants to do," an
swered the wise old doctor, ''then
I order hi iu to do it." Chicago
Most of the patent medicine teslimo-
uials are probably genuine. The fol
lowing notice recently appeared in the
Atchison, Kan., Globe: "Joe Tack, a
well known rngineer running on the
Missouri Pacific between Wichita aud
Kiowa, lately appeared iu a big one,
with a pi -lure, aud when he was in
this office today we asked him about
it. He says he had trrrific pains in his
stomach and thought he hud cancer.
Ilia druggiot recommended Kodol and
he says it cured him. He recommend
ed it to others who were also cured."
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure digests what
you cut and cures all stomach '.roub
les. Sold by Euglish Drug Co. and
S. J. WelHlK
First Waiter-Did that Arizona
ranchman give you a tip?
Second Waiter I should say he
did. He told tne if I didn't step
lively he'd blow off the top of my
head. IMmit Free Press.
A Good Suggestion.
has written the manufacturers that
much better results are obtained from
Hie use of Chamberlain's Colic.Cholt-ra
aud Diarrhoea Keinedy in canes of
pains in the stomach, colic and chol
era morbus by taking it in water ar hot
as can be drank. That when taken in
this way tbe rltect is double in rapid
ity. "It seems lo get at the right spot
instantly," he says. For sale by C. N.
Simpson, Jr., and S. J. Welsh.
up to him and tudicd:
"A re you a judge of reprobates?"
"Why, no. I am a judge of pro
bate." "Well, last Thursday my hus
band died detested and left me two
little intiilels, and I want to be ap
pointed their executioner."
$100 Reward, $100
The reader ol this paper will be
pleased lo learn that there is at least
one ill -ailed di.sease that science baa
I u f n able to cure iu all its atagra and
that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure
is the only positive cure now known to
the mruiral fraternity. Catarih being
a constitutional disease, requires s
constitutional treatment. Hall's Ca
tarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system, thereby de
stroying the foundation of the disease,
and kv"K patient strength by
building up the constitution and assist
ing nature in doing its work. The
proprietors have so much faith in its
dilative powers, that they offer on
Hundred Dollars for any case that it
fails to cure. Send lor list of testi
F.J. CHENEY 4 CO,
Sold by druggists, 75c
Hall s family pills are the beet.
Ir. J. V. Hunter of Wsxhaw has
decided to move to Ashclwro.
FREE AS THE AIR!
Owing to the Charcoal and other in
s Sure Cure
it stimulates and excites the digestive
organs and juices to perform their nat
ural functions. This once done you
soon hud your life brightened, and
your health restored and your indi
gestion removed. Yes, not like tbe
artificial or pepsin digestives that help
only for a time, hut cures permanent
ly by curing naturally. Now, to prove
this we ask you to call and get a "Free
liottle." We do not isk you to pay s
cent only to show you what wa have
and what you should have if you are
member of the vast army of dyspep
tics, suffering with sour stomach,
nausea, blues, nervourness, heart
burn. DR. S. J. WELSH.
HAIL TO THE BARGAIN FEAST!
A regular land slide in prices at The Cash Mercantile Co. Remember we al
ways have more than we advertise. We are offering you merchandise in which
materials invite the closest inspection and styles will not be criticised by the
keenest observer. .
Men's New Spring Clothing
at I.1.IH), 5.00, T.rtU and $10.00 a suit, one
third to almut one half under their value.
The people come, look and buy and say
tbey have never seen such values in clothing.
We sell for the cash only, so one person
don't have to pay for what another jierson
buys and dou't pay for. "IT" that enables us
to do business on a much smaller margin.
Best chauce you ever had to get trousers at
one third under value.
800 pair men's New Spring and Summer
Trousers. The assortment is of unusual range
and Includes Worsteds, Cassimen and Serges.
95c a leg or l.!0 a pair for a 1'i.M value.
1.50 and 1.75 rants at 1.25.
3.50 and 4.00 Pauta at 2.!.
2.00 Pants at 1.50.
Fatterns and colors for every need.
1.00 men's Shirts at 50c 50c Shirts 35c.
Several odd lots in men's .'! to H Shoes to
close out at 2.50. 1.50 Shoes at 1.25.
Ladies' 2.50 and 3.00 Vici and Patent
Leather low cut Shoes at fi.OO; 2.00 Shoes
at 1.50; 1.25 Shoes at 1.00; children's low
cut Sliis'S at 50c. and upward.
New lot White floods suitable for the hot
weather just in at 5c. to 25c. a yard.
30 inch lllack Taffeta Silk, 1.00 value, a
75c. cr yard. Lot Silks In colors, 1.00 val
ues, but to close out the lot quick we make
the price 50c. a yard.
2000 yards (linghams In fancy stripes aud
checks, He. quality at 5c. a yard.
Ladies' P. K. and Crash Skirts, would be
cheap at $1.00, our price 50c.
Indies' Hose usually sold at 10c, our price
5c. We have them in tans aud blacks.
Men's Sox, colors red, tsn and black, sell
everywhere at 10c, our price 5c.
Susender8 at 10c and 15c usually sold at
15c. and 25c.
Feathc,r Stitch Braid, the 5c and 10c kind,
at 4c and 8c Pearl Buttons la a dox.
The Proof. Seeing is believing, therefore the only thing to do is to come in
and see. Then you will easily be convinced. We are the low price makers.
It's up to you, so come and be friendly, whether its your intention to buy or not
The C&wsh Mercantile Co.
One Price to ill, and for the Cash Only. (Successors to Shannon Co.) J)