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SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1908.
DO YOU GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK ?
Kidney Trouble Makes You Miserable.
Almost everybody who reads the news
pap;ra is sure to know of the wonderful
cures mads by Dr.
the ereat kidnev. liver
1 and bladder remedy.
cal triumph of the nine-
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lame back, kidney, bladder, uric acid trou
bles and Bright's Disease, which is the worst
form of kidnsy trouble.
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is not rec
cinmended for everything but if you have kid
ney, liver cr bladder trouble it will be found
just the remedy you nesd. It has been tested
in so many ways, in hospital work, in private
practice, among the helpless too poor to pur
chase relief and has proved so successful in
every case that a special arrangement has
fcoen made by which all readers of this paper
y.'o have not already tried it, may have a
simple bottle sent free by mail, also a book
telling more about Sv, amp-Root and how to
find out if you have kidney or bladder trouble.
When writing mention reading th;3 generous
send your address to rffPXSe4Si
Dr. Kilmer Coding- mSSmSSS
regular fifty cent and Eome of Swamp-Root,
dollar sizes are sold by ali gocd druggists.
Don't make any mistake, but re
member the name, Swamp Root, Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp Root, and the address
Binghamton. ST. Y., on every bottle.
0 P. SMITH, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon,
Scotland Neck, N. C.
Office in the Xew Bank Building.
j)R. J. P. WIMBERUT
Fjiysician and Surgeon,
Scotland NecL, . C.
Office on Depot Street.
j)R. A. G LIVERMON,
Office up stairs in White
Office hours from 9 to 1 o'clock
and 2 to 5 o'clock.
H W. M1X0N,
Watch Maker, Jeweler, ' En
graver, Scotland Neck, N. C.
J HcBR7DE WEBB,
Attorney and Counselor at
219-221 Atlantic Trust Building
Notary Public. Bell Phone 7G0
gDOTRD L. TRWiS,
Attorney and Counselor at
Halifax, N. C.
Money Loaned on Farm Lands
General Insurance A gent,
Scotland Neck, N. 0.
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THE EDITOR'S LEISURE HOURS.
Observations of Passing Events.
That is an ugly story which comes from Belhaven of the
killing of two Greeks by a band of white caps. It was most high
r d Fnr Thp Wafp handed lawlessness, and should be prop
Baa ior me waie. erly punished) as no doubt it will be But
after the law is vindicated in all such cases, the black stain still
rests on North Carolina. The fact that such an act was com
mitted in the State shows that there are those within our bor
ders who care little for the State's reputation and little for the
correctness of their own course towards others. We write
without knowing what was the cause for the beating of, the
Greeks by the mob that maltreated them; but whatever the
cause, there was a better way to avenge any wrong that they
may have committed. All true lovers of the State will refrain
from such violence and give the law a chance. It will be time
enough for violence after the law fails to mete out justice to
those guilty of great crimes- The law seldom fails of justice
against out-breaking crime, and every deference should be paid
the law in all such matters. Such violent acts as are reported in
the killing of those Greeks and beating others sometimes in
volve one country in war with another, and more's the pity that
:i whole State or Nation has to suffer for the lawless acts of a
We believe Barnum was credited with the original declara
tion that the people like to be humbugged. If such a statement is
arm Th nn.!!Rn,,,Th true jt miSht aPPlv to one Phase of life
. ..uaujJUw ag weU ag another. and it cannot be de.
tiied that the people are often humbugged whether they like it
or not. And what is the strangest thing mixed up with it all
i3 the fact that the people who have been humbugged one time
allow themselves to be humbugged in the same way again,
either by the same perpetrator of the said humbugism, or an
other like him. A man will stand on a barrel or goods box in
the middle of the street and sell cheap stuffs of some kind for
fine soap, and just three weeks later another man can come
along and practice the same thing on the same people who per
haps ive packed away at nome the soap that the hrst hum
bugger sold them three weeks before. But humbuggery is not
confined to soap-selling. It enters into many phases of life;
and this being a general election year, it may be the time when
"ome demagogues expect to thrive on the humbuggery they can
practice upon the people. Almost every man will tell you that
lie is too smart himself to be caught by a demagogue, but many
are not, just the same. ' To paraphase an old Latin adage, we
ay: Beware the demagogue.
Nothing in all human character shines quite so brightly as
the truth. One may be endowed with wonderful gifts of mind
v..k Tk. r d i- but if he will not tell the truth his mental
Truth The Great Basis. eudowments count for little 0ne may
have great physical strength so that no task of- hand or body
5eems hard or heavy, but if he disregards truth his great mus
cular strength is placed on a level with some powerful but
treacherous beast. A man may have the capacity to accumu
late wealth so that his dollars may pile up like the great Pyra
mids, but if he proves to be untruthful in his vord3 and prac
tices his character will be questioned and his money will be
called "tainted". A disregard for the truth is the index of a
false and failing life. Nothing in adults or children so dis
ccunts character as untruthfulness. A wise man who has had
much experience as a teacher of boys was speaking recently
about the kinds of boys he had taught and the various experi
ences he had had with bad boys, but he said ho never lost hope
hi a boy as long as he would tell the truth. He said that when
lie caught a boy in a wilful lie he was soon ready to give him
up as a hopeless case. While the boy was truthful he had hopes
for something good from him, but when he proved to be a liar
there was left little ground for hope. And this holds good all
through human life.- With truth as the guide-star of one's
course and purpose there is hope for good, but when truth is
lightly esteemed one may not be surprised at any result of such
life. Let truth be impressed upon the life of every one under
the touch of any and all influences, and hasten the day when
it shall reign over all. "
Editor Johnson in Charity and Children makes good points
in the following editorial utterances that are worthy a place in
this column. We print them as follows:
The roafly. "Look out for him in this presidential
year. He is sometimes represented by a newspaper. A great
paper makes a statement on a living' issue. It may be very
strong, but it is couched in decent and temperate language. A
little 'weakly,' anxious to please its patron saint, goes it one
better and employs language as lurid as its limited vocabulary
will allow. The echo always goes a great deal f u rther than
its idol; it is obliged to in order to get any notice at all, but in
stead of admiration the very man whom it hopes to please feels
contempt which he cannot express for his copyist. Even so
great a magazine as the Review of Reviews has suffered in the
estimation of the intelligent and discriminating on account of
the blind infatuation of the editor for President Roosevelt. As
for poor old Jacob Riis, he has made all kinds of a fool of him
self. It is always well to keep in mind the great fact that
there are ethers. No one man embodies in himself all wisdom.
We have hardly a man in public life to-day without glaring
faults. We advise such of our readers as may honor us, by
reading these lines not to go wild over anybody. It is a happy
gift to keep 'calm and serene as good old Bill Arp used to
say, and it is especially necessary when the political pot begins
to lift the lid. Do not name your boy after a politician until he
is dead. He may make you ashamed of your self if you do. Do not
go crazy over your preacher and think that there is np other his
equal, for there are hundreds of others who can preach as well
as he. In short, do not fall down before any man or any insti
tution and claim for them perfection, for we are all very human
and side by side with great virtues great failings may be
Eings Little Liver Pills for bilious
ness and sick headache. They clean
the system And clear the pkin. Price
25c. Try them.' Sold by E. T. White
head & CO. - , - :
ManZan Fiie llemedy, price 50c.t is
guaranteed. Put -up ready to use.
Orle application prompt relief to any
form of Piles. Sooths and heals. Sold
( by E. T. Whitehead & Co.
Doesn't Help Everything.
Sajwhat the prohibitionists may
there is no doubt that certain indus
tries tre iniurrd by the strict en
forcement of prohibitory and local
option laws. Certain county board
ing houses in "dry" towns are al
most without patrons. Their hosts
declare that their cells are vacant
and few permanent customers are
obtainable. The sale cf pistols ' has
fallen off in some p1acs until there
ia "no money in vt" for the hard
ware dealers who sel them to fool
boys and drunken husbands. Police
magistrates have Jmost lost their
business. Surgeais have fewer
heads to bandage aid druggists sell
less adhesive plasta-. Collectors of
bad debts are a!sc complaining of
dull business. Bui more meat is
now bought, and' nore savings ac
counts , are being opened and more
children have warn shoes on their
feet, and certain leads that have
not worn a new bomet for years are
now adorned with waving plumes.
The old worm-eatei argument that
prohibition is a failure because
"prohibition doesr't prohibit" ai
pears to have bem abandoned by
the scared liquor interests. One
Chicago wholesale liquor dealer con
fessed the other da that where up
to last year he wis yearly selling
$200,000 worth of h"s stuff in Geor
gia he is not now selling a cent's
worth. In time the other stock ar
gument that prohibition "hurts" a
town will have follved the other.
For scores of cities and towns are
disproving its truthfulness. Kansas
City, Kan3., under piohibition built
nearly $500,000 wortk more of new
buildings in 1907 that in 1903 under
the saloon era. Atlanta will receive
in taxes this -year $131,959 more than
the receipts of last year. This in
crease is more by $27,027.84 than
the total amount received by the city
from retail and wholesale whiskey
licenses last year. The total taxable
property in the city last year was
$80,067,103. The total taxable prop
erty in the city ri'-is'-ear is $90,783,
850, according to the comptroller's
compilation. Jacksonville, 111., has
been a local option city since last
year. The postmaster of the city
says: "I have talked with substan
tially all of the bankers of the city
and a great many merchants, some
of whom were opposed to local op
tion law when the vote was taken,
and I have never talked with, or
come in contact with a single busi
ness man who has said that the fact
that saloons have been banished
from the city has injured the other
line3 of trade. On the other hand,
they have uniformly stated that the
closing of the saloons has been ben
eficial to the other lines of trade
which deal with the necessaries of
The Elevator Boy.
(Reboeca Harding Davis, in Interior.)
There was a lean, freckle-faced
boy who a year or two ago ran the
elevator up and down in an old
shackly office building in Philadel-,
phia. I often went up in it, but cer
tainly I never suspected "Billy" of
any noble quality which raised him
above other boys, high as wa3 Saul
among his brethren.
But one day the old house began
to shudder and groan to its founda
tions, and one outer wall after an
other fell amid shouts of dismay
from the crowds in the streets. And
Billy, as these walls came crashing
down, ran his old lift to the topmost
story and back again, crowded with
terrified men and women. He did
this nine times. . Only one side of
the building was now standing. The
shaft of the elevator was left bare,
and swayed to and fro, The police
tried to drag the boy out of it, and
the mass of spectators yelled with
horror as he pulled the chain and
began to rise -again above their
"There's two women up there
yet," said Billy stolidly. And he
wenf on up to the top, facing a hor
rible death each minute, and know
ing that he faced it. Presently
through the cloud of dust the lift
was seen cominc: jerkily down with
three figures on it. As it touched
the ground the whole building fell
with a crash. The women and Ithe
boy came out on the street unhurt,
a roar of triumph rose from the
mob. Scores had been saved by the
fidelity of the heroic elevator boy.
But it was 6 o'clock, and Billy
slipped quietly away in the dusk
and went home to his supper; for
your real hero does not care to re
main for the shouts and clapping of
Stops itching instantly. Cures piles,
eczema, salt rheum, tetter, itcbyhiyea,
herpe3, scabies Doan's Ointment. At
any drug store. - r ' -
The First Sign.
(St. Louis Globe-Democrat)
Today I saw the red on maple bough
The first faint flame that ruddy
The promise of the summer's blazing
Lit first, whilelinger winter snows.
And quickened, through the bending
The pulse of life goes throbbing
Responsive to the call, to "feed the
All careful at the lighting new.
And soon from all the vales and dis
Will beacon lights forth signal
Anemones and blood-root, wintry
And meadow-rue in courage rash.
Nor snows may quench nor storms
beat out the flame,
Enkindled in these early days,
Until from out the length and
breadth of land
Shall burst, triumphant, summer's
A Boy Aeronaut.
A year or more ago The American
Boy chronicled the efforts of a thirteen-year-old
boy, Cromwell Dixon,
of Columbus, Ohio, to invent an air
ship. It was related that he had a
workshop at the rear of his home
well equipped with batteries, tool?,
and mechanical devices; also that he
had successfully built a row boat
which would carry four persons, and
a fish that would swim by clockwork.
Recently Cromwell has had the
satisfaction of being able to navigate
the air in the airship upon which re
has been so long at work. Unan
nounced, he made his first ascent
from the Columbus Driving Park,
tind soon hundreds of people were
watching the ship which was moving
far above their heads. It was right
fully a pi'oud moment for this the
world's 5roungest aeronaut.
It will be recalled that Cromwell
expended three hundred dollars fcr
Japanese silk with which to make
the gas bag. To fill the bag with
gas he used home-made generators.
The four-inch mesh net he also made
himself. For power on this, his first
invention of the kind, he utilized an
important part of a bicycle. From
the bicycle he eliminated theNvheels
and forks, but retained the sprocket,
pedals and handle bar. This pedal
arrangement provided the footpow
er which operated the propeller.
Cromwell calls his airship a "skyc
cle." On his second attempt to navigate
the air, when he reached a height of
2,000 feet, he had a most exciting
experience. He found his ballast
was too light and that he might be
unable to descend. With decided pres
ence of mind, he left his saddle and
climbed alonp: the light frame-work
until he reached the end, and there
let out enough gas to. give the air
ship proper ballast. He then tied
the end of the bag and, returning to
his seat, pedaled for all he was worth
and thus reached he ground in safe
ty. Much more, without doubt, will
ere long be heard of thi3 youthful
The Avsrage Family EarnlDj.
It will be an interesting item to
each reader to learn what is the
average earnings of each member of
the family. The average annual
amount earned by the farmer's fami
ly is $73, to each person in the family
and to all other classes $39. This is
an encouraging fact to the soil tillers.
Many are disposed to be dissatisfied
with farm life, therefore the boys
and girls leave the farm and go to
cities and engage in pursuits that
pay only $39 per year when other ex
penses are deducted. On the farm
when the sale of poultry, stock and
crops are combined, if divided equal
ly with each child in the family there
will be about $70. to $75 per member
of the family. This is a good aver
age for a family of half a dozen. By
fertilizing the land, giving it two ex
tra workings in 1908, and using the
best of seed, the Agriculturist be
lieves that the crops will be so in
creased that all the farms will pro
duce enough to allow $100 to each
member of the family. Let every
member of the family work in unison ,
keeping an account of salesand try
to-bring the amount up to $100 to
every boy and girl in the family.
ManZan Pile Remedy comes rcaly
to use, put up in a collapsible tube with
nozzle attached. One application proves
its merit. Soothes and heals, reduces
inflammation and relives soreness and
itching. For all forms of Piles. Price
50c. Guaranteed. Sold by-E. T.
, Whitehead & Co.
IIS FPw jMmM W$m
and strictly prohibit
the safe oi alum
So does France
j The sole cf alum foods
lias been made illegal ia Washington and the District of Colum
bia, and alum baking powders are everywhere recognized as
iajunous. yQ pro(ec yourself against alum.
when ordering baking powder,
end be very sure you get Royal
Royal is tha only Baking Powder mads from Royal Gra
Cream of Tartar. It adds
someness cf the food.
The Spelling Bee.
Some of you who think you are
well up in spelling just try to spell
the words in this little sentence:
"It is agreeable to witness the un
paralleled ecstasy of two harassed
psddlers endeavoring to guage the
symmetry of two peeled pears."
Read it over to your friends and
see how many of them can spell every
word correctly. The sentence con
tains many of the real puzzlers of
the spelling-book. Exchange.
Heavy, impure blood makes a mud"
dy, pimply complexion, headaches,
nausea, indigestion. Thin blood inaken
you "weak, p:i'c, t-ickly. Euniock l!o'l
Uitters makes the Mood rich, red, pure
restores perfect health.
Present indications are that it will
be William J. Bryan vs. William H.
A severe cold that may develop into
pneumonia over night, can le cured
quickly by taking Foley's Honey and
Tt.r. It will cure the most obstinate
rooking cough and ftrengthon your
Kings. The genuine i in a yellow
package E. T. Whitehead & Co.
But even in tha kitchen cabinet too
many cooks spoil tha broth. Atlan
Bert Barber, of Elton, Ww., cays:
"I have only taken four do-s of your
Kidney and Bladder Tills and they have
done for me more than any other medi
cine has ever done. I am still taking
the pills as I wont a perfect cure."
.Mr. Barber refers to DeWitt's Kidney
anil Bladder 1'i'is. They are sold by
E. T. Whitehead A Co.
Altogether now, forward March.
Mr. Wm. H. Anderson, M. U., of
Soda Springs, Ida., says that Hoes
Laxative Cough Syrup has relieved
coughs and colds where all other lcnio
ui"s failed. Its gentle laxative eih'cts
especially recommend it for children.
It is pleasant to take. For coughs,
colds, hoarseness whooping cough.
Money refunded if not satisfied. Sold
by E. T. Whitehead & Co.
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to the digestibility and vho!
Science should experiment a few
thousand years more with alcohol and
be certain that it is a food before let
ting the world in on the secret. If
the past is anything to judge by, man
will use plenty of it without any in
formation from science as to its mer
sj'ini.oo pai! Iv Ir. Shoop for any
recent case of Crrippe or acute Cold
that a -L'Vccnt box of Trcventics will
not break. Hew is this for an oiler?
The Hoctor's supreme confidence in
these little Candy Cold Cure Tablets
Pieventics ;, certainly complete. It'
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would never apjear if early colds wero
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A. C. I'iCli iison-.
A woman 132 year3 of age ha3
been discovered living in texa.
Wonder how she came to "own up."
For a mild, easy aelfon of the bow
els, asiug!e dose of Poan's Regulets is
enough. Treatment, cures habitual
constipation. 2" cents a box. Ask
your druggbt for them.
Rirrht overstrained turns to wrong.
1 h ie roir.ra the Spring winds to chsp,
tan and i.cckle. I'so Pine-salve C.r
Mixed (acts like a Ju!t ice) for cut
sores, burns, chapped lips, hands and
face. It soothes and heals. Sold by
i:. T. Whitehead A Co.
It lakes a clean heart to keep a clear
Orino Laxative Fruit Syrup ia a new
remedy, an improvement on the laxa
tives of former years, as it does not
gripe or nauseate nnd is pleasant to
i tak . It is guaranteed. E. I. lute
j head & Co.
j lie who has no time to get ready
; is never ready at any time.
DeWitt's Carholized Witch 1U.A
Salve is bc.-t for cuts, bums, bruise
?nd scratches. It is csreoiit!ly pood for
piles. Sold bv E. T. Whitehead A Co.
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