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SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1908.
1 HE LOMMONWE
Women as Well as Men
Are Made Miserable by
Kii'ney trouble preys upon the mind, did
c: -Tzgss and lessens ambition; beauty, vigor
.. i i cheerfulness soon
0' . -Jr disappear when the kid-
'tf'uViA. :&r or diseased.
'T.tySj '-- Kidney trouble has
V.b .-v j- j tnat it is not uncommon
, I H for a chili to be born
VvVW v'5 afflicted with weak kid-
t WXzH'i---1 revs. If the child urm-
ITi---"6-" "r ales too often, if the
ir.ina scalds the flesh or if, when the child
n.,v;hes an age when it should be able to
;-.ntrol the praae. it is yet afflicted with
bej-ws'tif.g:. depend upon it. the cause oi
t'-.i difficulty $s k'dr.ey rrr ur ic, and the first
:-p should bs toward hs treatment c'
tn-.-s i-Tiportarit organs. Thi.s unpleasant
trouble is cue to a diseased condition of the
Kidneys and bladder and not to a habit &z
j.-est people s-jppose.
Women as well t.s men are made mis
e; b' with kidney and bladder trouble,
::d both need the same great remedy.
1 he mild and the immediate effect of
i' v. amp-Roc-t is soon realized. It is sok'
I druggists, in fifty- fZfgZp
iiiis. You ma havo a
settle by mail
-vi, also pamphlet tell- Rnm ,- smnvR.
ing all about it, including many cf the
thousands cf testimonial letters received
from sufferers cu:ed. In writing Dr. Kilmei
Co.. Binghamton, N. Y., be sure anc
' r.enticn this paper.
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O.Tiee on Depot Ptreet.
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Money Loaned on Farm Lands
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THE EDITOR'S LEISURE HOURS.
Observations of Passing Events.
Now that leap year has come, how many of us have experienced a change
of feeling? Has there been any change of atmosphere? You old batche-
you think your burden of love-making will be lightened? Do you believe
the blushing maiden will be less modest than before? Any way, we single
men hail 1908 with a great deal of pleasure. Now we can shift responsi
bility and permit the fair ones to assume the aggressive. If at the end of
the year, one of us is yet single it will not be our fault. We sit in palpi
tating silence and await the appeararce of "the leap year girl." From
time immemorial her coming has bee hern Mod with each approach of leap
year, yet how many of us have seen her! She i3 ever coming yet never ar
rives. Most of the talking is done by the girls. They contend for their
leap year rights and dare us timid fellows, yet continue to leave the job to
us. Now let "her" come! In reality let her come! Ordinarily there is
little reason in that foolish custom of society which forbids a girl3 aggres
sion in love-making; extraordinarily that is, during leap year there is
absolutely no reason. Then why not carry out the joke (if joke it be)?
why not fulfill the tradition? We hunger for her smiling face and winning
ways, her wooing words and bold manner! We assure her of a hearty reception!
! When this reaches our readers 1907 will have passed rway. As we turn
j from place to place to-day, we are reminded of the passing of the old
! Th8 Old acd tbe New. u A" d f expectancy has
I filled the human heart; and even though unex-
pressed, it is transferred from one to another of us in some inexplicable
way and we know that it is there. Each heart, with seeming ungrateful-
ness has turned from the hoary passing year, whose strength is nearly
j spent, to the cherubic face of the coming year. And why? It's one of
the curious qualities in the make-up of man; and fight it as he may it, like
murder, will ever out. Uncertainty, change! The desire for something
! new, the possibility of the unexpected! God in the creation of man, saw
j this germ of unrest, and wisely withheld the power of divination. Even
j heaven and the future are left to . the imagination, for "it doth net yet
I appear what we shall be." And thus with the years! With joy we "ring
; out" the passing year and welcome the coming new. Man must have
' change. So deep-rooted is this principle that it appears in every phase of
me. ciop tne current oi tne nowing
r ri , i i r , 1 a
! pond! Cage the singing bird and it sickens and dies! Stop the action of
a muscle and withers. Tax the mind with but one thought and man be
i comes a monomaniac. Change and the future! So closely are they allied,
they become inseparable. Through them together, comes the thought of
S something new, which is the very life of man. It is the buoyancy of youth,
the strength of manhood; and when man is nearing the grave the thought
is transferred from himself to his children, and he continues to cling to
life for their sake3. Even when death is about to close the eyes and
: stiffen the limbs, man looks beyond the grave to a brighter future. Thus
throughout life we tire of the old and welcome the new. Scarcely has
! an anticipated pleasure been realized than we look for another; scarely
j have ambititions been fulfilled than we are striving for more. Thus it is,
: has been, will ever be. We are not less grateful of the past, but more
i hopeful of the future. The happiest man is the one who quickly forgets
; unpleasantness of the past, labors in the present, and looks to the future.
I Thus we turn with beating hearts to the youthful year and look for all
that it can give!
As I sat in my study on New Year's eve and watched the slow-moving
hands as they marked'off the passing minutes; and then counted the
New Year Resolutions.
into silence; and listened to the ringing of bells and the burst of merry
voices, I thought of the coming year with all its possibilities.. This solemn
prayer filled my soul and formed itself upon my lips: "Give me, O my
God, the charity to champion; the bravery to befriend; the pity to protect;
the sincerity to shield; the tenderness to be true; thelovingnesstobeloyal;
the courage to be candid; the magnanimity to be merciful; the recitude to
reveal my brother's good points and to dwell on his virtues!" Yesterday
I discarded last year's calendars, and placed a new one upon my wall.
There it hangs intact, every leaf present, with but a single day gone! It
is the symbol of the coming year, as it slowly unfolds itself day by day.
All that lies beneath the surface is unseen and unused. It is to us a closed
book. We have not time to think of the past, we cannot look into the fu
ture, we must use the present! Let us then face each day, as we faced
the New Year with the "turning of new leaves," the making of resolu
tions. It is a beautiful custom this making of resolutions, which are soon
forgotton! The tender year too soon becomes mature. Man is prone to
grow indifferent. We should live our resolutions over day by day. Each
morning they should be rehearsed, and thus remembered and practiced
during the day. In this way they will have meaning, and at the close of
the year our lives will have been shaped thereby. For no thought so brief,
no wish so vain, but that it affects to some extent the human heart; and
as the heart is, so will the face be, and finally the whole man. God does
his work by the slow process of evolution, and so must we. Rome was
not built in a day! Neither can man fashion a vast fabric of resolutions,
t ) the practice of which his life has been unaccustomed, and bring himself
with but a moment's thought to keep them. They must be written down
and rehearsed daily. God has placed within our hands tools we know not
of and given us possibilities we do not realize. To man every thought,
every momentary wish is but the indication of a possibility. The human
f of that which, to it, is entirely unknown. Thought
must be preceded by the jotting down
fragments; their joining is sometimes
desire There must first be a soul wan some capauun, uVl
when desire comes it can be fulfilled, if man will only develop that capac
ity -whether little or great. This is always true. Man can have any
vnnr ifhewill only pay the price. Emerson's law of compensation is
8 i Thus with resolutions. There
eternal, and ever present in resolution. when the resolution
IStTrtrf dlt upon and
a part of us and can then be realized.
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lors and timid youths, do you feel any nearer
the married state than you did last year? Do
i r a j i . , .
stream, anu it oecomes a stagnant
twelve strokes and heard them echo and re
echo through the vacant rooms and sink
in the brain of thousands of little
called thought creation. Thus with
lived over and over, it will become
It depends upon the pill you take.
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Just a Smile,
(The Cotton Plant.)
You can drive the clouds away
With a smile,
Just a smile;
Turn the darkness into day
With a smile,
Just a smile;
Oh, there's nothing, when a man
Feels the weight of sorrow' yoke,
In this whol wide world that can
All distress and g rief reyok,
As a smile.
Just a smil.
How the way is brightened up
By a smil '
Just a smile;
Sweetened is the bitter sup
By a smile,
Just a smile;
Oh, the world may frown at you,
And your spirits try to blight,
But the skies are ever blue,
If you always have in sight
Just a smile,
It's a simple little thing,
Is a smile,
Just a smile;
But 'twill joy and gladness bring,
Will a smile,
Just a smile;
Many hearts will dry their tears
And go singing on their way,
And they'll put away their fears,
Thinking of the glad to-day,
By your smile,
How the heavy burdens fall,
By a smile,
Just a smile;
Hope again beams over all,
By a smile,
Just a smile;
Lonely live3 are cheered each day,
Duties lightened .hearts made glad,
Heaven's beauty fills the way.
If to kindly words you'll add
Just a smile,
By E. A. Brininstool.
"Blest Be tea Tie."
Not one in a thousand of those
who sing that good old hymn, "Blest
Be the Tie That Binds," knows tho
history of its homely origin.
According to the Church Eclectic,
it was written by the Rev. John
Fawcett, who in the latter part of
the eighteenth century was the pas
tor of a poor little ckurch in Lock
shire, England. His family respon
sibilities were large; his salary was
less than $4 a week.
In 1772 he felt himself obliged to
accept a call to a London church.
His farewell sermon had been
preached, six wagons loaded with
iurniture and books stood by the
door. His congregation, men, wo
men and children, were in an agony
Mrs. Fawcett and her husband sat
down on a packing case and cried
with the others. Looking up, Mrs.
"Oh, John, John, I cannot bear
this! I know not where to go!"
"Nor I either," said he; "nor will
we go. Unload the wagons, and put
everything back in its old place."
His letter of acceptance to the
London church was recalled, and he
wrote this hymn to commemorate
Save tne Trees.
Any fool can destroy a tree, but it
takes Mother Nature a century or
more to make one. The famous
temple of Diana at Ephe3us, costing
untold millions and one of the won
ders of the world, was set on fire by
a fool that "wanted to get his name
in the papers." Those that fell trees
seldom plant them. During a man's
life only saplings can be grown to :
take the place of the centuries, old i
tree3 that have been destroyed. It
took more than 3,000 years to make
some of the trees in the Western i
woods and to build up the noble
primeval forests, which the greedy
sawmill men ruined in a few years.
Nature preserves the tress for een
turies, saving them from drought,
disease, avalauches ane a thousand
straining leveling tempests and floods
but she can not save them from the
fools. If we could kill off all the fools j
we might save the trees, but the
population would be dreadfully re
duced. Uncle Sam has undertaken
the job of saving our remaining for-
ests from tne roots ana tne irauas. :
OtrCIlSLIl IAJ llio tiauu,
A DANGEROUS DEADLOCK,
that sometimes terminates fatally, is tho
stoppage of liver and boTvel functions.
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MARCH Or NEMESIS.
Preachers Drank a Hundred
TIMES HAVE CHANGED.
( American Farmer. )
In 1811, nearly one hundred years
ago, there was at the present site of
Brooklyn, Indiana, a curious combin
ation in the way of a man. He was
preacher, farmer, distiller and bar
keeper all rolled in one. He had
come into the then territory in 1797,
and was the first Methodist minister
among the early settlers on the
Whitewater. The town of Brooklyn,
in Franklyn county, near the Ohio
border, was laid out in 1807, just a
century ago, and this preaching
whiskey seller was main actor in
starting the place. On Sunday he
preached regularly to his congrega-
toin of surrounding settlers, mostly
small farmers, and after services
"set up the liquor" to the "sin-sick
souls." Everybody drank in those
days, what they called "drams," the
white and water-clear product of the
old-fashioned copper still. In fact,
the first industry in every pioneer
community was a distillery, being
regarded as equally important with
the mill that ground the grain. The
preachers were all tipplers and many
of them drank to excess and the very
first of all the temperance reform
movements in this country was or
ganized for the express benefit of
Times have changed. We want
our readers, especially the farming
class, to take note of the contrast
presented between 1807 and 1907
and the eventful century interven
ing. Take note of Parson Man
waring, mixing his sermons and
whiskey in the same log cabin, where
entertainment was furnished "for
man and beast," then look around
in the rural community where you
live and count up the farmers who
drink liquor in excess or even in
moderation. A drinking preacher,
of course, would no longer be toler
ated. He is as extinct as the dodo.
No liquor is served on the sideboards
as it was in 1807 in every home.
Drinking has become unpopular and
unfashionable. No farmer thinks of
serving whiskey in the harvest field,
as was universal a hundred and even
fifty years ago. The churches are
now all standing in solid column be
hind the temperance movement. The
W. C. T. U., the Y. M. C. A., the
Endeavorers and other Christian as
sociations are all working heroically
against the universal curse. The
advance has been great and no class
has benefitted more from the reform
than the tillers of the soil. There is
not a strictly farming community in
the United States where the saloon
ha3 a particle of show in a standup
vote. The farmer has become sober.
He finds better use for his com than
to run it through a still; better use
for his fruit than to convert it into
the brain-maddening "apple-jack."
Nemesis is marching on! This
goddess, sacred in the old Greek cal
endar to revenge, is coming into her
own. The fight has been long, the
battles have been bloody, the cen
turies are strewn with millions of
men dead from drink, with countless
homes wrecked and ruined, with
blasted reputations, with seared
consciences, with that hope deferred
which maketh the heart sick. John
Barleycorn, generalissimo of the
hosts of evil, the beasts of prey, the
legions of devils, the fiends incar
nate, is being driven to the wall.
The scorpion is being surrounded
with fire. The bounds of the hunted
tiger grow less and less. The hosts
of hunters press on, remorselessly,
mercilessly, armed with argument.
Don't neglect your cough. '."''X",';'
Statistics show that in New York City
alone over 200 people die every week from
And most of these consumptives might
be living now if they had not neglected the
You know how quickly Scoff'
cough or cold.
business reasons, moral .suasion, de
cency, self-preservation, the hopes
of civilization. At this beginning of
the eighth year of the twentieth
century, we can report progress.
The temperance movement is sweep
ing the country in an irresistible
wave and soon, it is avaerLcd, i:o
whiskey will be sold in the Unitel
States except in the lai gcr civile.-, in-
to which the criminal elements of
the country will flock. Tho trend U
toward enforced abstinence and the
makers of liquor are plainly alarnJ.
Nearly 40,000,000 people, about half
the population of the country, now
live in temperance territory. All
the eleven Southern States have not
as many saloons a3 the one city k,1
New York. Georgia has full prohi-;
bition; Alabama, majority of tho
counties already diy; Arkansas, l-.o-
thirds of the counties dry; Flori hi,
thirty-seven cut of forty-fivo coan- !
ties dry; Kentajky, ninety-nine out
of 119 countiesdry; Louisiana, sevci.-
eights of the country districts dry; : :
Mississippi, seventy out cfsevent-l;e 1 r
countiesdry; Texas, two-thirds dry,
and so it goes all along the
The North is falling into line rapidly j -and
the great red dragon is on il.ej
run everywhere. Whoever you : .
1 i 1 tl . n i j
wnetner you can yoursoit Kf?.' ',n
Justice, Morality, Sanity, Patriot i.-:n,
Decency, Civilization, hasten to e n
roll yourself in the g. oat army of
freedom co as to be in at the
of the Blatant Boast.
(.-'omlif j n Aj;ri-ii!t uriM.)
One who has been induced to o:-n-
vey property by fraud may oi!'.;."r
have the conveyance set aside, un!r. v.;
the property has pasfeod to a pur-
chaser without 'iotice rf the fiw.id, '
or he may allow the conwyanct' to
i i i i
BiailU &UU !)IIC iOi UdlliJUt'S.
Tho possession of pvopot ty mvnt-
ly stolen does not warrant the icS.-i
ence that the person in v,ho?e p :
session such properly is found is
guilty of Itrcny. It is the unex
plained poe.'.sion which constiti'L.'s
pri.;a -?vla:.;f of Ihr . .7- -.
ineimpii-ca power ot a wiJo
bind her husband for
where it 63 ists, is for her own bene
fit, and not for the benefit of the.:;;
with whom she may deal.
The Supreme Ccurt of Iowti ;-.n-nounces
the rulo of law that a per
son who can read who .signs a con
tract 'without reading it or having,
it read to him i.s bound by it. ai- -
tVinno-1-i itts ni-nvliicn! I !iTfi.-rn f- ,
from what he supposed them to be. ;
It is a well settled principle of the !
w of agency that a principal who !
acceps an order for good.-J obtained
by an agent is bound by the agent'.
act in obtaining it, though he v;,
ed tlie principal's instruc tio:-"..
Western Manufacturing Co. v. C
ton (Ky.) 104 Southern Rep., 73H
Where a deed is evidently
by one not sKineu in sucu woi
greater latitute is permitted and 11- s
attention paid to teclmk'-a1 wor'ls i i
construing the instrument thiin
would otherwise ba the eane.
A trustee of a'school district vh":o
school had been abandoned cannot
be compelled by mandamus to fun;
ish a conveyance for pupils toanoth-;
er district school!
When you want the le-t, ;;i ! I
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It is good for little or hi."; en', I i ! -bruises,
anrl ii e?iieeiallv r nenen-
Sold hv K. T. V'hilc!i'e
"What would you do if your
daughter had a talent for pir.no play
ing such as mine has'.'" "Well, I'd
try to be res'gnc-d." Cleveland
you to throw off a
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