I to Bas-m?? what Steam is to
Machinery, that ere.it propelling
power. This paper gives results.
Use tlnvo columns for result.
An advertisement in thu paper
will re.ieii a good class ot people.
i:. L VuLLV-.Zd, Editor sr.-1 Proprietor.
VOL. XXIV. Kaw Series Vol. 11.--5-13
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SCOTLArO NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1908.
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O 7er-U7ork Weakens
Urd-.caliay Kidneys Katie luipt're Blood,
All the blood in your body passes through
yc .- k i dr. csys or.ee c . c:y thres minutes.
- The kidneys are your
i'-V VT,.,-;". blood purities, iheyfil
',: yPf-S'T. 1 ! (er out ihs vaste or
' V?'"' w'v iir.puriiiss in ths blood.
L' .:"..V-' y 'i h" "he are sick cr cut
''. l-'i cf crJcr, they fail to do
VrT' g P?.irp,sche3ar.d.hsv.
! Ji ',"-.!--'3 rr.a'.isra ccrr.e from e
jij -.j c::i c? uj ic Eci.i in the
"O blood, duo to ncgiected
Kidney tr.-uW; c-iuse-. qu:;-i: cr ur.s'.sady
b"ii.j, ai. d r.tah.es cr.s foci as ihcuf h
tn.ey had kc:i fix utl, tr.aus:; the heurt i:
cvs'-v. orki- r in purr-pin; thick, ktdr.ey
rcucr.cd blood through cir.3 end arteries.
It used t. he c-atsidired thai only urinary
troubles tti"i to lo uuced to tho kidneys,
lout now rnodMTt r,,::unoe i rev3 that nearly
;-fii! constitutional dh.cases have their begin
r.inj in kidrvy trcur-le.
If j'ou are sr.ck you can rr.-'.o no mistake
by firot doctoring your kidneys. Ths rail;:
and tho cxfr orchr.-ry effc -.; or Dr. Kilmer's
!i,a:v,p-Rcct, the great kidney remedy i:
zcor. retli.-ed. It s;ar.ds the highest for it;
v.: r.dsn'ul euro-; cf th? rue.: distretin? cs.se.:
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by i.11 drv.zs-.-MZ b: futy--" v::
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:'ree. ?.loo parr.phlt till!.""" you how to fine,
out if vo'i ha re ;:id.u' .' or t ladder trouble.
Men:. on this paper wher. writing Dr. Kilrrti
i'c Co , Einiiarr.ton. li. Y,
Dm't r-)-(k. rtjiy mi.-take, l.ut n
:tneiilier the iiaine, .Swamp Hoot, Dr.
JCiliiier'.-i Swr.tnp Uoot, and tin' iiddresr
IJinuiir.itit .it. N. Y.. on everv hoVtle.
Scotland ITcck, X. 0.
Physician- axd Surgeon,
Scotland Xeck, N. C.
O.Tu-e in t!;r 7ew p.ank TlniMinsi.
J. f. wssagY,
Physician and Surgeon,
Scotland Xeck, X. C.
Ofn.-e on D -oot Street.
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fiZ& Ouicu up stairs in White
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find. 2 to " o'clock.
PiEtra c t i n '. Optician,
"Watch -Maker, Jeweler, En
graver, Scotland Xeck, X. C.
Attorney and Counselor at
210-221 Atlantic Trust Building
Notary Public. Boll Phone 37-j
Attorney and Counselor at
Halifax, X. C.
Money Loaned on Farm Land?
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pix? ,.5' ev.s I'ulat5 ::c:.torj Cray'
Tarbcra, North Carolina
with pli Ffiw'g
RKD ALL T;m3J.T fiiO LSJH37XSUB1LE3.
Relievo Indigestion and Stomach Trouble.
THE EDITOR'S LEISURE HOURS.
Observations of Passing Events.
Perhaps there are more failures and suspensions in the newspaper field
than for any other kind of small enterprises. The Chatham Record says:
j ne.'c, as it is stated that three hundred and twenty-eight newspapers ceas
! ed publication during the past year. Yet strange to say many persons
seem to think that newspapers are a bonanza to their publishers, and fre
quently men who have failed at every other business think they are pecul
iarly fitted for publishing a newspaper. North Carolina has of ten been
j termed a 'graveyard' for newspapers
i and yet our State is not peculiar or
has been (and will continue as long
many newspapers are published (or
and towns which cannot support so
One of the newest inventions of
milk bottle. It is designed for safety
Paiisr KSilk Boliig.
covered inside and out with paraffine. Ail work from the beginning to the
:inish of their manufacture is dons by automatic machinery, thus eliminat
ing all manual, skilled and high-priced labor, and this enables them to be
turned out at .uch a small cost that
Not only is this bottle thoroughly sanitary, but it will also mean a great
saving to the milk dealer himself, who will not have to contend with the
collection and washing of bottles, thereby overcoming the standing expense
of lozs and breakage. These bottles
2tc. The United States Goverment has bean using them for some time at
fortress Monroe with excellent results, and milk dealers in a number of
cities are adopting them."
The United States is getting rich rapidly. There are many evidences of
cltis, but perhaps one of the most striking evidences of this fact may be
n r.n? nfr r,,o-n f0UR(1 in comparing our exports with imports.
Starting as far back as 18G0, it has been shown
by the Bureau oC Statistics of the Department of Commerce and Labor
;:hat our exports were only 4S million dollars, and our imports were 207
nillions. The imports exceeded the exports everv year until 1897. In
1320 the imports were 323 millions and the exports 179 millions. This was
considerable gain on our exports in thirty years. The imports and exports
tontmued to run closer and closer together every year until 1897, when
the in-ports of manufacturers to this country were 30G millions and the
vort" Pyf'i r-;'!;v-n-v p.y-.i, ;s h.ivo gradually moved apart every
ear until in 1307 the manufactures imported were 650 million dollars
while the exports were 770 millions. This shows that this country last
year sold 120 million dollars more manufactures than it bought. This is
indeed n great country and its resources are being wonderfully developed.
Surely all Americans shouVd be proud cf their country and this pride and
love of country ought to stimulate every man to be the best and most use
ful citizen possible.
Electric News Sarviee prints some interesting observations concerning
jlectncity by Dr. Cha?. F. Steinmetz. He sajT3 it is not possible to use
VweT ip 31 Vhnl- fh-b ary instruments for the purpose of figuring
. ili uu LiotftJ!-j ililoii. .
the forces of lightning, yet there are many
other ways of calculating familiar to every mathematician. Dr. Steinmetz
tas figured that the amount of light given by a single lightning flash is
nouugh. to illuminate an area two miles square. The bolt inself
.voulcl be visible several miles further off, but the remotest part of the
region mentioned would have as much light as would be given by a candle
quite enough to read by. To produce such a light it would be necessary
to expend 13,000 horse-power for a second. These figures appear very
large but the time is short. The flash might be for only 1-1000 part of
-i second but the impression cn the eye would continue for a tenth of a
-tccond anyway. Figured down to an exact hour this amount of force
vould mean only about four horse-power. According to the professor,
lightning flashes usually occur within thunder clouds and only rarely from
one ordinary cloud to another or from a cloud to the ground. They seem
co follow the rapid condensation of vapor in the air and to be caused by
chat phenomenon. The kind of electricity formed in a thundercloud is
net like that which is produced by electrical machinery. Lightning is
static electricity, the same kind as is produced by rubbing amber with
,iik. When a body like a brass globe is charged with static electricity the
charge stays on the surface ot it. The quantity of a full charge is limited
by the area over which it can spread.
Governor Glenn has called an extra
meet in Raleigh Tuesday, January 21st.
Tfes Extra Session.
che State have agreed to the terms and rates proposed by Governor Glenn
except the Atlantic Coast Line. It is hoped that a satisfactory law will be
enacted both to the railroads and the people. Other things may come be
fore the Legislature during its special session. Ex-Governor Thos. J.
Jarvis, of Greenville, recently gave out an interview to the Greenville Re
flector expressing the opinion that in case the Governor should call an ex
tra session of the Legis'tatdre, it would be wise for that body to pass a
State prohibition law. Governor Jarvis said that unless this is done the
prohibition question will almost unavoidably be injected into the next cam
paign. With the temperance sentiment in the State as it is now, Govern
or Jarvis thinks that ail candidates for the Legislature will be asked to
declare themselves on the temperance or prohibition question. This would
bring about many kinds of unpleasantness, and for the harmony of the
campaign Governor Jarvis thinks the Legislature in extra session should
pass a State Prohibition law. He states further that conditions in the
State now are far different from vhat they were in 1881 when the ques
tion of prohibition was submitted to the voters of the State. Many think
that Governor Jarvis is right, while others say that the Legislature should
not pass such an act. The railroads have agreed to pay $17,500 towards
meeting the expenses of the extra session, and all tax payers will be glad
of this announcement.
When you want the best, get De
Witt's Carbolized Witeh Hazel Salve.
It is good for little or big cuts, boils or
bruises, and is especially recommended
for piles. Sold by E. T. Whitehead &
"The publication of newspapers in the United
States does not seem to be a profitable busi-
(because of the failure of so many)
atone in that respect. The trouble
as vainglorious people live) that too
attempted to be published) in counties
interest and safety is the sanitary paper
and economy. The Manufacturers'
Record says of it: "The bottles are made of
spruce wood paper of the best quality, and are
when once used they are thrown away
can also be used for ice cream, oysters,
session of the General Assembly to
The primary object of this extra
session of the Legislature is to consider the
railroad rates in the State. All the roads in
Constipation couscs headache, neusea
dizziness, languor, heart palpitation.
Drastic physics gripe, sicken, weaken
the bowels and don'fc cure. Doan's
Regulets act gently, and cure constipa
tion. 2-3 cents. Ask your druggist. .
BOTH TOIL AND REST NEEDED.
THE TWO SIDES TO LIFE.
Unbend ths Bow.
We have been speaking a good
deal about work; perhaps it is just as
well to look at the other side. It is
a necessity that men learn how to
work, and that they practice ail they
know, but it is just as necessary to
true success that we learn to rest.
In the ffreat struggle of life the bow
must be bent, and the string must
keep twanging as the arrows seek
their mark; fcnt if ibat bow is to re
tain its power it must learn to un
bend. Leisure is not merely a lux
ury; it is a necessity to highest hu
All nature rests. The mighty alba
tross sleeps on the swinging waves.
The wakeful deer, if denied his need
ed sleep, is run down by the un
mounted hunter. The very surges
of the sea seem to sleep at times,
and the restful winds do not always
blow. Even the human heart, for
bidden sleep, yet beats less often in
its hours of rest.
The hours of hushed activity are
hours of blessed meaning to men.
The voice of wisdom echoes its words
of long ago: "Come ye aside, and
rest awhile." Even the highest toil
and loftiest endeavor are subject to
this law. Now, we are not pleading
for a slower pace, for that is not in
our control; but we are pleading for
that regular and frequent unbend
ing of the bow, which is within our
The mother must cease to be a
mother for an hour or two and she
will be a better mother afterwards.
The busy mar, with a thousand irons
in the fire, must forget both fire and
irons for a while, and he will return
to them with added strength. Rest
But some one says: "I can not
rest. Business cares, family cares,
social worries surround me, even in
sleep." It may be we have forgot
ten how to rest, but we will have to
learn. Somewhere, in our rooms,
by lakeside or quiet streams, where
the ripe grain waits the reaper, or
where the woody silences are full of
magic cures for cares, somewhere,
we should drop our burdens, and
lose our wearied, overburdened
Rest hours are never wasted. The
days we forget may be more fruitful
than the days we toil. Let us out
grow our hurry. One would judge
sometimes, by our strenuous earn
estness, that the very world depend
ed upon that song, or speech, or let
ter. It is not so. We are not as big
as we think we are; and our labor is
not just as important as we deem it.
The world does not stop even when j
its greatest die. The sun will not
cease to shine even if we should cease
to toil. Let us learn our true pace i
in nature; let us learn to do our
work; let us learn also to unbend the
bow. We are not speaking now of
vacation quiet, or of lengthly periods
of inactivity, but the regular un
stringing of the bow.
Sometimes such an unbending
comes with a good story and a hearty
laugh. There is often real helpful
ness in a good laugh. It clears the
air; it relieves the tension; it.length
ens life. Only last week a good
brother told us of the help he got
from that despised column of our
paper called "Wise and Otherwise."
To some a comical story is a thing
to be despised. Probably their sense
of humor is still in the rudimentary
stage. But in these busy times there
seems no doubt that there is healing
medicine in every gleam of pure and
Sometimes we need simply a social
chat. It is strange how nervous ten
sion relaxes when one talks freely
with friends. It is true there are
companions whose presence is a
strain; we do not refer to those but
to those others, often of the light
hearted, merry type, whose presence
is a nerve tonic. Such companion
ships mean real rest.
Sometimes a book, even a useless
book, will give the needed rest. A
book that is foolish, that is, one we
almost despise, may sometimes be
the one which will best relieve the
strain. Well for us to understand
the need and the cure.
Then, sometimes, perhaps of tenest,
it is best to get alone somewhere and
talk with God. It may be where the
lofty, silent stars look down upon us;
there, alone with God and nature,
we look up and breathe new life. In
this higher air earth's fever leaves
Rings Little Liver Pills wake up lazy
livers, clean the system and clears the
skin. Try them for billiousness and
sick headache. Price 25c, Sold by E.
T. Whitehead & Co.
us. Night's cool hand has calmed
into restful quiet many a fevered
brow; and the great hush of God's
peace has stolen upon many a wear
ied soul like some magic river of
peace, which has carried them swift
ly and silently beyond the reach of
their petty earthly cares. True, it is
only for a brief space; but in that
restful hour the jaded spirit gather
ed fresh strength for its work.
These hours, or half hours.of strain
less life, these periods of relaxed
tension, are not only helpful to men,
but they seem to be a necessity, if
the toiler of to-day is to do his best
work. Let us learn to rest as well
as to toil.
Friends, Although Opponents.
Opponents in politics through many
years, leaders in ardent debate again
st each other. Webster and Calhoun
formed during their active years a
mutual admiration society which was
not the less effective because their
opinions of each other were seldom
In the later years of his life Mr.
Calhoun, says Richard Lathers in his
"Reminiscences," was often absent
from his seat in the Senate by rea
son of indisposition. When this hap
pened Mr. Webster would call at his
lodgings to inquire as to his health
and to relate to him incidents of the
session. On one of these occasions
he found Mr. Calhoun in low spirits.
"Calhoun," he remarked, "physi
cally you give no evidence of declin
ing health. You must be overanxi
ous in money matters. Are you in
The question touched the dignity
of Calhoun, a quiet, reserved man in
his relations with others, and much
disinclined to make a confidant of
any one. Webster, observing this,
took him by the hand and in the most
soothing manner said, "Calhoun,
there must be no display of dignity
between us. We came into Congress
about the same period, and have con
tinued here many years, represent
ing conflicting opinions which have
often drawn us into heated sectional
debate. But during those debates
not one word of personal invective
has ever escaped our lips."
Calhoun was deeply moved. "I
appreciate your friendly remarks,
and will respond to your question in
the spirit in which it is made," he
said. "I am in debt, but I am not
"The fact is, on returning home
from college, I attempted to puruse
the law, a profession for wich I had
been trained; but my fellow citizens,
as was the case with yours, shoved
me into public life, from which I
have never retired.
"While my family was small the
income from my inherited estate was
ample for our simple expenditures.
Later the family increased, and the
expenditures also. I was compelled
to place a mortgage on my plantation
and to rely largely upon my salary
as Senator to meet my expenses.
And I have been anticipating that in
case of my death and the loss of my
income as Senator my family would
be compelled to part with the home
stead." "How much is the mortgage?"
"Twenty thousand dollars."
"My dear friend," exclaimed his
old opponent, "you are too valuable
to your country to have anxiety
about so paltry a sum as twenty
thousand dollars. By twelve o'clock
to-morrow I will raise the sum and
cancel the mortgage even if it were
twice as large."
Mr. Calhoun thanked him with
much emotion. "You have placed
me under an obligation I can never
repay," he said, "but how can a
United States Senator from Carolina
degrade himself by accepting such a
"Ah," said Webster, "nature
should have made you a Puritan of
New England and me a Cavalier of
South Carolina; for I would have
borrowed their money to keep pace
with their utmost liberality."
Throughout their later political
lives these leaders, the one of the
North, the other of the South, each
presisted in declaring the other to be
the most honorable and the most
truthful of living men.
A CURE FOR MISERY.
"I have found a cure for the misery
malaria poison produces," says R. M.
James, of Louellcn, S. C. "It'sca'led
Elctric Bitters, and comes in 50 cent
bottles. It breaks up a case of chills or
a billious attack in almost not time ; and
it puts yellow jaundice clean out of
commission." This great tonic medi
cine and blood purifier gives quick re
lief in all stomach, liver and kidney
complianta and the misery of lame
back. Sold under guarantee at E. T.
Whitehead & Co.'s drug store.
(CharUs S. Ros?, in the December Century.)
I love old mothers mothers with
And kindly eyes, and lips grown soft
With murmured blessings over sleep
There is something in their quiet
That speaks the calm of Sabbath af
ternoons; A knowledge in their deep unfalter
That far outreaches all philosoyhy.
Time, with caressing touch about
The silver-threaded fairy-shawl of
While all the echoes of forgotten
Seem joined to lend a sweetness to
Old mothers! as they pass with slow
Their trembling hands cling gently
to youth's strength;
Sweet mothers! as they pass, one
Old garden-walks, old roses, and old
A man who does not like work very
well was asked how he managed to
spend his time. "Well," he said,
"some days I just set and think, and
other days I just set."
A great many people "just set,"
without thinking. Mental laziness
is fatal to all growth. Many people
never think down deeply into any
subject. They just browse around
on the surface. They have never
trained themselves to concentrate
vigorously, to hold the mind tenaci
ously upon one subject; their think
ing is of the hop-skip-and-jump or
der. This desultory surface mulling
sort of brain action is not real think
ing. To really think, we must focus
the mind upon one subject and hold
One reason why the majority of
people lead such superficial live.s is
because their minds are not trained
to think deeply and broadly. They
do not go far enough into subjects
to get a comprehensive view of them.
Their thinking is so superficial that
their whole lives are shallow.
It does not matter how good a
brain one has, before it can accomp
lish anything worth while, it must be
trained until concentration becomes
an automatic habit. One of the great
advantages of a college course is the
training of the mind to think ' logi
cally and deeply.
The finest Cofi'ee Substitute ever
made, lias recently been produced by
Dr. Shoop, of Kaemo, Wis. You don't
have to boil it twenty or thirty min
utes. "Made in a minute," says the
doctor. "Health Cotl'ee" is really the
closest Coffee Imitation ever yet pio
dueed. Not a grain of real Coffee in it
either. Health Coffee Imitation is
made from pure toasted cereals or
grains, with malt, nuts, etc. Uoally it
would fool an expert were he to un
knowingly drink it for Cofi'ee. T. T.
Tyler. " "
Philosophical "I can't truthfully
say that my wife makes bread like
mother used to make." "What are
you doing about it?" "Trying to de
velop a taste for fudge." Louisville
T I- lm iinnnepAi.'.H'ir !" ii t: ill lit ri
through a pamiul, expensive operation
for Piles if you use ManZan. Cut up
in a collapsible tube with nozzr I, ready
to apply to the soreness and inflamma
tion. For any form of Pile's, price, ode,
guaranteed. Sold bv E. T. Whitehead
The Pity of It! "How are you
Mr. Myers, this inclement weather?" !
"Just managing to keep out of the !
undertaker's hands." "Oh, I am !
i sorry to hear that." Southwestern i
DISTURBED THE COXUUECiATjuX j
The person who disturbed the con
gregation last Sunday by continually
coughing is rerpiested to buy a bottle
of Foley's Honey and Tar. E. T.
Whitehead & Co.
As a Change A Igy Perhaps you
are right, Miss Tartum, but some
times I can't help thinking. Miss
Tartum Don't try to help it, Mr.
Slimpayte. The exercise will do you
good. Chicago Tribune.
If a cold once gets into your system
it acts on every muscle and fibre of the
body an 1 makes you ache all over. It
csjecitlly affects the intestines and
makes you constipated, so in order to
get rid of a cold thoroughly 'and with
out delay you should not take anything
that will tend to constipate. Kennedy's
Laxative Cough Syrup acts njon the
bowels and thereby drives the cold 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..
A WOMAN'S BAGi.
jThc AcEies QR'J Pcir.3 Will Disap-
pear if f!-e Advice cf Women
A woman's lack !iis many aches
.Mo-' times 'ti.-i the kidneys' fault.
l.H-k:;';. i.- really Mdny ache.
Thai's v. !y I'oan's Kidney l'i!!s enn
Manv Nnh Ca'.v! inn wmii-mi knv
Kead what one ha to ay about it :
! Mrs. Nellie Itenson Koeves, of 'Jls;
j North Trvon Street, oitranist at tho
Episeopal ("huivh, Charlotte, X. C,
says: "I used Doan's Kidney 1'iils
and they have bon- jited me more than
anything ehf 1 evMiied. I obti-iued.
j them at ji ',nrr i-tore ;irid ured th 'm.
J for my baek and kidneys whioli have
j caused me great trou'd;' and misery
j for a muuher of year:-. The two of thU
; remedy won lerrally l.e.ielited me."
j For Mtlo by :i dealer.. JYieo .
j cents. I'oster-Milbiirn Co., l!uiVa!oH
! New York, -o-e agents for the United
Rcr.KFiitier the name DoarVs
tckc no otlicr.
We foxp o:i Hand
Kisi'is all th-3 Ifec,
LJr. r' oJ-
l)-jy or is :,!:- v.e aro iT.'idy
to iiccoiiiiJio:!;! ! onr IViniiU
tnitl ilic JYih-iic. ( mix rally.
M. infers & Bro.
Scotland Neck North Carolina
Can Cancer Be Cured?
We want every nv.in and woman in
the United Slates to know what wo
are doini'- W o are curing Cancers,
j Tumors ati.l Chf-nic Sores without
! the use of th.- knife or by X-ray. and
j are endon-ed by th; Sensile and Leg
islature of Vir;'i:"i!;t.
j WE CUAANTTr. (VJP. CURES.
I r.o. 1515 Vast Miiri Ito-et,
j Richmond, Virginia.
! POSTS! I
! Having lensed from the owners the
NICHOLSON TRACT of land, there
by acouiring exclusive control, I
herebvVivt notice to ALL PERSONS
NOT TO HUNT, TRAP OR TRES
PASS in any m-mner or form, under
penalty of tho law, on this tr.ict of
land as described below, and known
as the "Nicholson Land:" The ex
treme eastern part of the original
Clark etdate and bounded on the
west and north by Canus' gut. on
the i-ouih by Clark's canal and Roa
noke river, on the south and east by
Roanoke river, J. Davis Reid's and
Mike Hardy's land, containing
eleven hundred acres more or less.
8-22-tf J. P. FUTKIXL.
CONTAINS HOMEY AMD TAR
Rc!ievc3 Ccld3 br working them
cut cf ths cyotc-.n through a copious
and healthy action cf tho bnwolr..
KsliGves Ccu;p3 ty cteanstnir the
mucous msrribrano3 cf tho tnroat,
chest and brcr.chkl tubes.
As plotseiii to tb tasi
CMdrzzi L&G It
For ."ale by I'.. 1 . Whitehead & Ct .
When the ir.ie;,. Hear; or Kid-
ni'V liel'V'-S j:et vr:;!.. ih'-il t ii' org.tn s
always fail. 1 -n't drug ! ! ,k t m
ach.'nor si!:;i!.!a.- t! Hea.-t or Kid
neys. That is .-Imply a nntke-hift. 'let
a prescript ion I; no v. n to d i-uv'i.-i - every
where a Dr. SWo-.pV " '. itive. Th
P.esior.ttbe is prepared e.;iv.--ly for
tliese v.e.-.k ir.sM" n.-i v s. Siren bt-;i
t'oe.-i- nerve.-, bui!' them up with Dr.
Mliiop's h'estor.it i' tabiet-or lijitil
and see how e,niek!y help ;iil come.
Free sample te.-t M-it on request by
Dr. Shoo:.. Rj'.cin", Wi.-. Your health
is surely worth this simple test. A. C.