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IY'vaii'iiry t.f K:ili"or lii;.:;.-'.-.
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pa-.u in the back, ki.inevs l.ver, hki-iaer
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Q P. SMITH, M. D.
Physician and Suitr.F.ox,
Scotland Xcck, X. C.
Oflioo in the Now Iiank Ruildin.tr.
j)S. J. P. WJMSERLEY,
Physician and Surgeon,
Scotland Xock. X. C.
Office on Depot St root.
f)K. R. C. LiVERi0N,
Oilh-o tip stairs in White
Office hours from 0 to 1 o'clock
and 2 to 5 o'clock.
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3 McBRYDE WEBB, : name under which the big power plant at Buckhorn Fall? has been con-
Attorney and Counselor at ructed. Very little ceremony attended this momentous event in the his
Law, tory of Fayetteville.- A few prominent citizens, by invitation, were gath-
21.0-221 Atlantic Trust Building i eref' m the distributing house, which is situated on Winslow street, near
Xorfolk Vn j the silk mills, when Mr. Egbert Dougla3, a representative of the power
Notary Public. Bell Phone 374
gDWARD L. TBKViS,
Attorney and Counselor at
Halifax, X. C.
Money Loaned on Farm Lands
yiLL H. J0SEY,
General Insurance Agent,
Scotland Xeck, X. C.
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Tarboro, North Carolina
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AND ALL TNRCAT AND LUNG TROUBLES. B
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OR HONEY REFUNDED. K
RlliGS DYSPEPSIA TABLETS
Relievo Indigestion and Stomach Troubles.
j THE EDITOR'S LEISURE HOURS.
Observations of Passing Events.
Tjik old year has closed and the advance into the new year has begun in
real earnest. Some have started cut en the work of the new year with
ed with depression that comes from
and whatever has been the result of
s stand for itself. We need not look
help, neither need we fear in the new
the old year. Horace's "Carpe diem"
true motto for any time, and those who act well upon that principle will
j , . . , . ,
j soon lose ugh! (f disappointments or elations from last year s experience
' engrossed with the things immediately at hand. Already plans
j are laid and a good stride has been taken to prosecute the plans for 1908,
I and here's to the best for one and all in every good work that may engage
! our energies. Starting out in earnest and looking ahead for something
better, we may hope for much before another year shall close. Good will
ana Hie 11 uc icnuwruijj enau
1 itirt J wt 1 1 - itt r-t V l lv 4- - rt 4- i-t ill 1."
j tova!-,,, others are a mi?htv force for
' pass. Jet us hpe that such may obtain amongst us all through the year
that lies ahead of us.
During th past three month?, one fourth of the year just closed, the
people of this country have talked hard times more than anything else.
Hisifig Cshind "Rzri Times
many think, has caused many people to become financially depressed and
embarrassed; but many a man has chimed in with the talk of hard times
who really did not know what it meant. It 13 easy to fall into the habit
of thinking as others think and talking as others talk. Talk has always
been cheap and still is cheap. And while many people have really suffer
e.l in the press of sure enough hard times, it may be that many others
have taken advantage of such conditions to hold on to what they should
turn loose. When we are passing through a season like this, which by
most people is called "hard times," it is difficult for many to meet thsir
financial obligations but soma dodge behind the cry of hard times and re
fuse to pay debts whan they could pay them easily enough without any
regard to the hard times. This is very wrong. The truth is, at a time
like this every man who can do so should pay his obligations in order that
others may have the money he turns loose with which to pay their bills
and accounts also. To dodge behind hard is another way of putting off
your creditors with a plea that is not really true and with a motive that is
not really honest. The better and braver thing is to strive with all one's
might to forget "hard times' be grateful for what is at hand and make
the best of it. By ali means at a time like this, let us all be honest with
ourselves and with each other.
On the first day of January electric power was transmitted fromPuck
horn Falls on Cape Fear river to Fayetteville, a distance of thirty-five
in that part
greater things. The Fayetteville Observer's first paragraph concerning
! the occasion says: "January the first, 1908, and the Buckhorn electric
I power ia actually being transmitted to Fayetteville, as promised by Mr.
j Eugene Maxwell, the Manager of the Phoenix Construction Company, the
company, 'phoned Mr. Maxwell, who was at Buckhorn, that all was ready.
Mr. Maxwell gave the word of command for the three great whaels to be
set in motion, and in a few minutes, and at exactly 10 o'clock Mr. Douglas
threw on a switch. At once the building wa3 brilliantly lighted with a
nnmber of incandescent lights, and a little motor engine was set in motion,
these being visible sign3 of the tremendous power, enough to run all the
machinery in Fayetville and more, that was being sent from Buckhorn, 35
miles away, with a voltage strength of 60,000."
In the midst of what pessimists often call a wicked and perverse gener
j ition, it is refreshing to And many who believe in the trend of humanity
Newt: "At some period or other in every man's life there comes a call
for better things. A 'still small voice' whispers and some reform or
other is suggested. Nor does man ever reach a plane so low as to escape
the voice of this monitor of Conr-cience. If the call is hearkened unto the
result is that some resolution is made, either quietly with one's self or pro
claimed aloud. But the man who refuses to act upon the suggestion of
his soul's monitor then and there resolves to remain as he ia, spurns the
call to a betterment of himself and this ic what we speak of as a bad reso
lution. Every person either resolves to change, to reform, to turnabout,
or to stand still. The new year season is considered the time when this
change, broadly spoken of as "reform," takes place, but the call of the
inner man may come as well at any other time. With most of u it is an
ever present influence, an omni-present voice inviting us upward, and
onward. Sometimes it is spoken of as hope, but by whatever name it
may be called it is the sama subtle appeal to the will, to the conscience,
to change about, to do things, to be something worth while! If you have
followed us in the above, you must realize, then, that the matter is not
one for jest, but of sterneit reality, holding as it does the destiny of each
individual in its settlement. Then let us make resolutions. Let us quiet
ly cr publicly determine to build up rather than deteriorate; to act rather
than loaf away existence; to succeed rather than fail!"
; li a. cold om o eta into your system
it acts ini every niiifolo ami lihreof the
body a:.d makes you ache all over. It
especially n fleets the intestines ;md
J makes you constipated, x) in order to
i get rid of a col J thoroughly :ud with-
J. 1.1 ...... .ml.! iiH.il-.i..iivfli;n(f
j that will tend to constipate. Kennedy's
I Laxative Couph Syrup acts npon the
I bowels and thereby unves tne cvia out
! of the system. It contains no opiates
it is pleasant to take, and is highly
recommended for children. Sold by
E. T. Whitehead & Co.
of good succes3 during: the year
just closed, white others have start
failure. But all have started again;
last year's efforts the new year must
back upon the old year for any special
year any particular hindrance from
seize the opportunity is the only
ivrc t-vcri-y jiilIii hi uk uwi aiuiuuc
v r wi i i -r"i 4-- T-x i- n 4-4-1 fl
bringing great and good things to
To be sure, the money stringency, frequently
called a "panic,"' but with less application than
miles. This shows considerable development
of th State and is a precursor of
for better things. This is well and truthfully
set forth in the following from the Charlotte
The finest Coffee Substitute ever
made, has recently been produced by
Dr. Shoop, of Racine, Wis. Youdon't
have to boil it twenty or thirty min
utes. "Made in a minute," says the
doctor. "Health Colf'ee" is really the
closest Coftee Imitation over yet pro
duced. Not a grain of real Coffee in it
either. Health Coffee Imitation is
made from pure toasted cereals or
grains, with malt, nuts, etc. Really it
would fool an expert were he to un
knowingly drink it for Coffee. W. T.
A Sign board.
I will piant you a sign board, rum
seller, And hang it above your door,
A truer and better sign board
Than ever you had before.
I will paint with the skill of a master.
And many shall pause to see
This wonderful peice of painting,
So like the reality.
I will paint yourself, rumseller,
As you wait for that fair young
Just in the morn of .;anhood,
A mother's pride and joy.
He has no thought of stopping.
But you greet him with a smile,
And you seem so gay and friendly
That he pauses to chat awhile.
I will paint you again, rumseller,
I will paint you as you stand,
Holding a glass of liquor,
Sparkling in either hand.
Ha wavers; but you urge him
"Drink! pledge me just this one,"
And he lifts the glass and drains it,
And the hellish work is done.
And next I will paint a drunkard,
Only a year has flown,
But into this loathsome creature
The fair young boy has grown.
The work was sure and rapid,
I will paint him as he lies
In deathlike drunken slumber,
Under the wintry skies.
I will paint the form of the mother,
As she kneels at her darling's side;
Her beautiful boy who was dearer
Than all the world beside.
I will paint the shape of coffin,
And label it one word lost,
I will paint all this, rumseller,
I will paint it free of cost.
The sin and the shame and the sor
row, The crime and the want and the
That were born there in your rum
shop, No hand can paint, you know.
But I will paint you a sign, rumsel
ler. And many shall pause to view
That wonderful swinging ign board,
So terribly, fearfully true.
Ii I Were A Boy.
If I were a boy I should put no un
clean thoughts, pictures, sights or
stories in my imagination, and no
loud words on my tongue.
I should treat little folks kindly,
and not tease them; show respect to
servants; be tender toward the unfor
tunateall of this I should strive to
do for the sake of being a com
fort to people, a joy to my parents,
and a help to the next century.
If I were a boy I should play and
romp, sing and shout, climb trees,
explore caves.swim rivers and be able
to do all the manly things that be
long to manly sports; love and study
nature; travel as widely and observe
a3 wisely as I could; study hard with
a will when the lime came for
study; read the very best literature
work of the imagination, history,
science, and art according to my
taste and need; get a good know
ledge of English; try to speak accur
ately and distinctly; go to colloge
even if I expected to be a clerk, a
farmer, or a machanic; spend my
Sabbaths reverently; try to be a prac
tical every-day Christian; help on
every good cause; never make sport of
sacred things; be" about my Father's
business," like the boy of Nazereth;
"use the world and not abuse it;"
treat eld men as fathers, "the young
men as brethern, the elder women
as mothers, the yonger as sisters,
with all purity," and thus I would
try to be a Christian gentleman,
wholesome, sensible, cheerful, inde
Two Kiads ol Girls.
"There are two kinds of girls in
the world," says somebody, "the
girl who works and the girl who
gads." Commend us to the former.
Work lends dignity to a pretty girl
is an added charm to her. The girl
wTho works God bles3 her com
bines the useful and the ornamental.
She might gad about or roll on sofas,
but she prefers to be some account
in the world and goes out stenogra
pher, teacher, saleslady, etc., and
bravely makes her own way. Such
are the salt of the earth and of sueh
is the kingdom of Heaven.
Do you have backache occasionally,
or "stitches" in the side, and some
times do you feel all tired out, without
ambition and without energy? If so,
your kidneys are out of order. Take
DeWitt'ts Kidney and Bladder Tills.
They promptly relieve backache, weak
back, inflammation of the bladder and
weak kidneys. Sold E. T. Whitehead
Food-poisoning is uncommon, if
we consider the number of persons
who eat more or less heartily from
two to four times a day; yet it oc
curs with more frequency than is
ordinarily supposed, the symptoms
in the majority of cases being very
slight, and the poison being thrown
off by a single attack of vomiting or
a slight diarrhoea.
Even in cases of severe and wide
spread poisoning, such as are men
tioned occasionally in the papers as
occurring at picnics or church fes
tivals from the eating of sandwiches
or ice-cream, the number of fatal
cases is small.
The greatest mortality is from
mussel and mushroom-poisoning, the
number of fatal eases in epidemics
of this sort being sometimes as high
as thirty per cent.
The first thing to do in a case of
food-poisoning, if seen early enough,
is to get rid of the offending mater
ial. Vomiting may be induced, if it
has not already occured through
nature's effort to cure, by a drink of
mustard and water or tepid salt and
water, or by tickling the back of the
throat with a feather or a rod of
As soon as the stomach has been
emptied, or immediately, if the
patient is not seen until some time
after the meal of poisonous material,
the bowels should be moved by salts
and by an enema. If diarrhoea is
present and excessive, a single dose
of salts may be given, and after
that remedies tending to quiet the
action of the bowels.
No food should be given, but the
patient may be allowed plenty of
water, at the same time that free
perspiration is induced by hot bottles
or hot bricks in the bed, in which he
lies, covered with several blankets.
In short, the treatment is directed
to the removal from the system as
rapidly as possible of the poisonous
Of course these directions for
treatment are for the guidance of
the family of the sufferer while
waiting for the physician, for so
serious a condition as food-poisoning
calls for the doctor's care just
as soon as it can be secured.
Collapse is to be treated by
warmth, by rubbing of the extremi
ties, and by stimulation. Very
strong black coffee, as hot as it can
be drunk, is an excellent stimulant
of the heart in these cases, and one
or two small cups may render great
A Curious Fact About Heating.
This explains why we are some
times cold, and even chilly, when the
thermometer stands at 75 or 80 de
grees. It has been fouud that one
is perfectly comfortable in a temper
ature of 60 degrees if the relative
humidity is 60 per cent.
Some one asks what is meant by 60
per cent, humidity. It is explained
in this way: At 60 degrees Fahren
heit a cubic foot of air will hold
nearly six grains of water in the form
of vapor. Sixty per cent, humidity
means that a cubic foot of air con
tains six-tenths as much moisture as
it is possible for it to hold. It is not
uncommon in hot rooms heated by
direct raditation to find the humidity
dropping as low as 20 per cent.,
which of course is exceedingly dry.
People will often be chilly in a room
where the thermometer shows over
70 degrees. Place a boiling tea-kettle
in the same room for fifteen min
utes, and, without raising the tem
perature, and it will be found to be
enterely comfortable. This is be
cause the air ha3 become saturated
with moisture, and hence does not
abstract the moisture from the skin
and so make the uncomfortable chilly
It will be seen that as a mere means
of saving fuel, without any regard
to health, it is economy to keep the
air of the house moist. In a general
way this is understood, for every
furnace is equipped with a little re
servoir for holding water, the pur
pose being to supply moisture to the
air by evaporation. Recently more
effective devices have been invented
and are being used now in nearly all
good houses.lt wouldn't be a bad plan
for people who are interested it this
matter to hang a hydrometer beside
their thermometer. This is a little
instrument which registers the
amount of humidity or moisture in
the air, ind is likely to prove of very
DISTURBED THE CONGREGATION
The xeraon who disturbed the con
gregation last Sunday by continually
coughing is requested to buy a bottle
of Foley's Honey and Tar. E. T.
Whitehead fc Co.
Ia Our Father's Care.
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j. uu Billys jjuue 111 uiu na: uor sinouiu.
And the ships glide out to sea, j
And the wind that sweeps from the ; j
Is as sweet as sweet can be.
There's a world of joy and a world : Vi.;i .
of Pains. 1 pl)a!.
There's a world of trouble and care; j , y . .
But, oh, in the world where our ; r v.. i
Father reigns p,,,-'. 1
There is gladness everywhere. ! , ;1 ., ,., .
The earth is fair in the breezy morn, th- - 1. . y-.
And the toilers sow and reap, j "in i ; -And
the fullness comes to the tassel-. me;:) . I !
ed corn a e! :
Whether we wake or sleep; !.. tn a -.!.
And far on the hills, by feet untrod, j the .-e -v-: l
There are blossoms that scent the ::::.! ih
For, oh, in this world of our Father, ; u d ; .sin :e
(Jod, j h ad an a: '.;
There is beauty everywhere. j Tor -a1.
The babe lies soft en the mother's
And the tide of joy flow? in;
He giveth, He taketh, He kv.oweth
The Lord to whose home wo win.
And, oh, when the soul is with trial
There is help in the lifted prayer
For never a soul that loves is lost,
And our Father is everywhere. j
The ships sail over the harbor bar, j
Away and away to sea,
The ships sail in with the evening
To the port where no tempers be: '
The harvest waves on the summer j
And the bands go forth to reap; j
And all is right, as our Father wills, j
Whether we wake or sleep.
Rs' Advsrtlslaa Pa!-.!.
Don't advertise if yeu beli
hove you ;
are wasting money. Let your com-1 .
ing, and perhaps in this way you'll :
4,,,f v.: ,r..i- i ,i. ; ,., r. " t't- '
awii JUb mill ujt jx uu.!uc:, I IA
lis clock for him. Just stand b?;ek yi j i
v-.d laugh at him vben you coe him j "
squandering his money for printer 's j e;..0 ViV y
ink. Once there was a boy named !
John we think his last name vvfi-slgn,o -
Wannamaker, or maybe it wrs Mon-1 'u-i ''";
eymaker, anyhow his name was John 1
with some sort a maker attached to
his name. He owned 500 yards of
calico, three pairs of pants, a half ;
dozen pairs of boots. He called thi. !
a dry goods store and offered to .el! j
a pair ef socks for 37 cents. The j
don't-believe-in-advertising m e r-1
chants laughed. Young John spent j
$65 with the Philadelphia Ledger to j
advertise just one time and had less
i than $100 worth of goods. lie was '
.cautioned by the merchant who j
"knew itdidn't pay!" It was through
j sympathy that they offered him ad-;
J vice. But John didn't listen to them.
i and went and blew his money in fool-
j ishly; and to-day poor John saas t!v
j result ofjiis misdoings- he h.a.i sr j
many large dry goods stores that he
j Sunday-school lesson.
I It will be ui.n cefs;iiy for you to
through a painful, expensive op" rit;".i
i for Tile.-" if you use Manan. Put rp
; in a collapsible tube willi noz'l, ready
' to apply to tin soreness and iiill.uiiina -
tion. tor any loiin ot H!r-. price. ;j"e.
guaranteed. Sold by E. T. Whitehead
"I den't Lnow which i th? rre:;t-
' er gonrip, Mrs. Lovenews or Mi
'Scandalmonger." "They s.ay Mr.
! Lovenev3 has a circulation 2" .av
' cent, greater than Miss Scandaimon
! ger." Brooklyn Life.
When you want the b'st, get IV
Witt' Carboliz-d Wit-li Haze! Sn!v
It is g.od for little or big cut-, boils i
bruises, and is especially ieeoinnii iel 1 'fi
for piles. Sold by E. T. W'hif i.ea i e; '
First Tramp After all, it pays to ,
D2 poute, paraner. ;
Second Tramp Not always. Ine
day I was actin' deaf i.nd
dumb when a man gave me sixpence,
I says, lnank you sir, ana ne nad
me arretted. --Tit-Bits.
1 Rings Little Liver I'ilN wake up !;iy U
' livers, clean the system an ! clears the
i skin. Try them for billioii.-ii' s . and
ickhealnche. I'nce i'uc. Sold by L.
T. Vt'hitehead it .
! Young Aspirant Sir, may I count '
! on your supporting ma? Practical1 v'!. ;:
j Citizen That depends, young man. s.'-y : v
i Are you going to run for office or do sAw.-.y- :V
! you want to marry my daughter? :!':. 1.
: Philadelphia Ledger. b : ; ;
! Bees Laxative Cough Svrup for w if ' ;.
j coughs, colds, crop and whooping cough it -'
I grows in favor "hii'v with young nu-l : t!i'-o "...!
I old. Mothi:rs shoilM K' f p it 0:1 h,i:id ', he.-.' i,
I for children. It is prompt reihf t" r i- y
I croup. It is gently laxative", driving , a.!-"
' the poison an 1 phelgin from the system, i'.c 1:..
j It is a simplo remedy that gives im 1
i mediate relief, guaranteed. Sold r.v . i- siir ! y
j E. T. Whitehead & Co. j LcUr.""-
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