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Use these columns for rMUlfet.
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will reach a good class of peopl.
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VOL. XXIV. New Series Vol. 11.-6-18
SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1908.
Women as Well as Men
Are Made Miserable by
Kidney trouble preys upon the mind, di
courages and lessers ambition; beauty, vigor
, .ji- i an cheerfulness soon
t-j .-jH disappear when the kid
I1T7, nes are of order
-wmMttr or diseased-
'Wl&MfQJ Kidney trouble has
-" t, 'C-f -n beor,,Tie so prevalent
Xibi,. f that it is not uncommon
AVJllj' for a chili to be born
Vp aiicted with weak kid-
HJiVi'Uir- leys- If the child urin-
b2sr-r-'''-T" ates too often, if the
urine scalds the flesh or if, when the child
reaches an age when it should be able tc
control the passage, it is yet afflicted with
Lfd-vetting, depend upon it, the cause of
the diii'ieuhy is kidney trouble, and the first
step should be towards the treatment oi
these important organs. Thi? unpleasant
trouble is due to a diseased condition of the
kidneys and bladder and not to a habit as
most people suppose.
Women as well as men are made mis
erable wiih kidney and bladder trouble,
and both need the same great remedy.
The miid and the immediate effect o:
SwampRcot is coon realized. It is sole.
cent and one dollar rf5S5fsS
sizes. You may have a fl;pj?Ja
sample bottle by mail 1
("e. also pamphlet tell- Home oi' Swamp-Root.
ing all about it. including many of the
thousands of testimonial letters receivec
from sufferers cured. In writing Dr. Kilmer
t Co., Bir.ghamton, N. Y., be sure am
'rer.tion this papsr.
Pon't make any mistake, but re
member the name, Swamp Hoot, Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp Root, and the address
Bingham ton, X. Y., on every bottle.
f)R. J. P. WIMBERLEY,
Physician and Surgeon,
Scotland Neck, N. C.
Office on Depot Street.
j)R. i. C. LIVERMON,
Ollice up stairs in White
Office hours from 9 to 1 o'clock
and 2 to 5 o'clock.
y w. mxoN,
Watch Maker, Jeweler, En
graver, Scotland Neck, N. C.
I ilcBRYDE WEBB,
Attorney and Counselor at
210-221 Atlantic Trust Building
Notary Public. Bell Phone 7C0
jpDWARD L. TRAVIS,
Attorney and Counselor at
Halifax, N. C.
Money Loaned on Farm Lands
ILL H. JOSEY,
General Insurance Agent,
Scotland Neck, N. C.
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13 r. in nil 4U
liiV- t HuvtT Fails to Kestore Ijrrayi
.fTSS HM? to its Youthful Color. I
tf-ivyw.-- Oua c!p liwam & hair tn.uivj. 1
P!s&f$5 and $1.00 tt nmr$i 1
i jk Kr.mM.a a luxuriant w.l:
Full and Com
1 3 tUJ!t
1 i JH-
Coffins and Caskets
Burial Robes, Etc.
Hearse Service any Time
N. B. Jasey Company,
Scotland Neck, North Carolina
Heart Strength, or Heart Weakness, means Nerve
Strength, or Nerve Weakness nothing more. Fo
itively. not one weak heart in a hundred Is, In 16.
self, actually niseasea. ib . iu ,r
bidden tiny little nerve that really is all at fault
This obscure nerve the Cardiac, or Heart Iierve
simply needs, and must have, more power, more
stability, more controlling, more governing
strength. Without that the Heart must continue
to fail, and the stomach and kidneys also have
these sam3 controlling nerves. .
This clearly explains why. as a medicine. Dr.
Shoop's Restorative has in the past done so mucft
for weak and ailing Hearts. Dr. Shoop first sought
the cause of all this painful, palpitating, suffocat.
Ing hrart distress. Dr. Shoop s Restorative this
popular prescription is alone directed to these
weak and wasting nerve centers. It builds;
ifstrengthens; it offers real, genuine heart help.
If you would have strong Hearts, strong CU
gestion. strengthen these Lnerves re-establisa
them as needed, with
A. C. PETERSON.
THE EDITOR'S LEISURE HOURS.
Observations of Passing Events.
To the wage earners in the cities the panic means much more
than it does to the same class of persons in the smaller towns
Panics in the Cities.
concerning the condition of those "out of work" in the cities.
Many times over do they answer advertisements for laborers
only to find that they are crowded out by those who have an
swered before them. Many times, it is said, persons are allow
ed to work "on trial" for a day and at night only a very few of
the more efficient are employed while the others go away disap
pointed with no return for their day's labor. People in the
small towns and in the country have no conception of the situa
tion where the people are crowded together in hundreds of
thousands. It is so much better in the country where laborers
can find employment almost anywhere. Even if they cannot
get as high wages as before the panic, it is better than to be
thrown out of employment altogether.
A dollar is a dollar, one says, everywhere and every time,
no more and no less. But sometimes a dollar is more than a
The Hard Times Dollar.
and in that sense a dollar is more than a dollar. Perhaps the
people of this community have not seen the time in a score of
years when a dollar was so valuable as now. And this is
doubtless true of many other communities. This being true,it is
highly important that during these hard times every dollar
should be in circulation and doing its full share in relieving
what with many is down right distress. It is therefore the
duty of every person who owes money to pay it as promptly as
possible. A dollar paid to one man to-day will enable that
man to pay his dollar debt to another man, and so one dollar in
one day may do the work of five dollars. Holding money from
those to whom it is due works a hardship on perhaps a dozen
persons. Pay your bills promptly these hard times and so keep
all the money in circulation possible.
If prohibitionists wish and expect to carry the State for pro
hibition on May 20th, they will have to "get busy." The Salis
. bury correspondent to the Greensboro
Liquor Interests Busy. Industrial ew8 recently gave the fol.
lowing concerning the activity of the liquor people about Salis
bury: "To give an idea of the agressiveness of those opposed
to State prohibition, it can be stated that their State headquar
ters, in a "suite of offices in the People's National Bank Building,
in this city, is at present probably the busiest place in the
State. A force of clerks, stenographers, mailers, etc., is busy
day and night, and great cartloads of mail sacks, loaded down
with campaign documents, are sent to the postoffice every day.
So great is this end of the business that an additional clerk has
been put on at the postoffice to handle this work. Then, too,
lobbyists are covering territory throughout the State, and it is
safe to say that every hamlet in the State will be visited by agents
sent out by those in charge of the campaign. These headquar
ters are in touch with every sympathizer of any influence in
the State, and special articles are being run in a number of the
State papers under the guise of news matter, when in reality
they are paid advertisements. Then, too, the aid of the Nation
al Liquor Dealers' Association has been invoked and its press
agents have been furnished with the names of thousands of
voters throughout the State, with the result that a constant
stream of whiskey literature is floating into North Carolina
from Chicago, New York, Milwaukee, and other cities. A little
pamphlet called "Farm and Home," which is sent out as a
farmers' periodical is going into the rural districts. It contains
much good farm news, but also contains an abundance of liquor
Head-gear is head-gear, no matter whose head it adorns.
And seeing is seeing, no matter who sees. But whoever sits in
church, lecture room or where-not be
TilOSe KatS OB, Well! hind Qne of the au.out-of doors women's
hats call them "Merry Widows" or Avhat not will see nothing
of a speaker unless he stands on "Tom-walkers" as high as the
boys in old Buck-horn township in Harnett county used to
walk on as they strode up and down the "mill path" along by
"Sam's old shop." A year or two ago it was quite common for
every one to threaten anything he did not like with an "in
junction." Oh, how we-wish that fad were still f adding and
that every mother's son, husband and brother would stand out
for their rights in proclaiming-an injunction against the half
acre hats that literally put "in the shade" every man who goes
to church, lecture or where-not! It seems as if the evil genii
had concerted together against the effects of public speaking.
Everybody knows that one cannot fully take in what a preach
er or lecturerer says unless the speaker can be seen. Truth
is, it takes a mighty good man, or woman either, to listen well
even to a preacher if he is hidden from view by half -acre hats.
The hats themselves are bad enough, but the manner of their
use is unnamable. One is worn with a level set, another
. .-4.U c'iAc opt nnnthftr with a left side set, an-
W It'll Cl tiv v,
other with a back set, another with a tip-tront set
and the balance each with a separate set apiece. Now just
bunch 'em (and they bunch) together a right side set, a left
side set,-a back set, a front-tip set, and hen sit. behind mat
bunch and you'll go to sleep if the silverest-tongued orator on
the face of the earth were speaking or preaching in his most
eloquent strains. But the poor little children have to wear hats
under whichthey lose their own idenity. "A cat under a col
lard" is no adequate expression for it. Oh, well! After all it
may not be the fault of the women. They have to wear "new
hats " and the season would be over before the style could be
"iniuncted" and a new one could be sentjout. It's prohibition
year and some evil genius may have sent out the style to keep
men from hearing what is said. But we serve notice on the
style makers that next year will not be prohibition year in
North Carolina, for that question will be settled on May 26th.
So we hope that even next fall there may be some relief from
the present situation. " ' . - ; 5, r '
Most disfiguring skin eruptions,
scrofula, pimples, rashes, etc., are due
to impure blood. Burdock Blood Bit
ters is a cleansing blood tonic. Makes
you clear-eyed, clear-brained, clear-ekinned.
the strictly rural districts. The
and magazines give sad stories
dollar. That is to say, sometimes a dol
lar will do more erood than at others,
Stop earache in two minntes ; tooth
ache or pain" of burn or scald in five
minutes; hoarseness, one hour; mus
cleache, two hours ;. sore throat, twelve
hours Dr. Thomas Eclectric Oil, mon
arch over pain.
As Well to Reclaim Them as to
Reclaim Arid Lands. f
VALUE OF SWAMP LANDS INCREASED.
Their Reclamation Is a Yery Impor
Having made good progress in the
policy of reclaiming the arid lands of
the west by the construction of irri
gation works out of the proceeds of
public-land sales the p-overnment is
that much nearer the day when it will
undertake the redemption of swamp
lands. The area of the public do
main naturally available for agricul
ture will soon be fully occupied by
settlers. Only by artificial means of
irrigation and drainage can it be ex
tended on "a large scale.
In a recent report to the senate by
Secretary Wilsoc it is estimated that
there are 79,005,023 acres of swamp
and overflowed lands in several
states which may be reclaimed for
agriculture, exclusive of coast lands
overflowed by tidewater. These wet
lands in area about equal the entire
territory of New Mexico or the six
New England ststes, New York and
New Jesey taker together. "About
one-fifth of the vhole amount lies in
Florida and one-eight in Louisiana.
Arkansas, Minnesota and Mississippi
have each over 5,000,000 acres re
quiring drainage to be fit for farm
ing purposes, and California, Geor.
gia, Michigan, North Carolina and
South Carolina aterage approximate
ly 3,000,000 each.
The total increase in the market
value of the swamp lands of the
United States by reclamation, it is
estimated, would be nearly $1,600,
000,000, with an annually increased
production of about $275,000,000.
This would be an immense addition
to the nation's Svealth. It would
mean 160,000 farms on an average
of fifty "acres each of great fertility,
representing honv:s for perhaps 1,
000,000 people and giving lucrative
employment to a vast army of farm
laborers, who in turn would feed
and draw on a large city population
In 1850 congress granted to the
states in which thsy were located all
federal swamp ani overflowed land3,
but states admitted after that date
did not receive the benefit of the act,
Of the whole amount in the United
States, according to Secretary Wil
son's estimate, about four-fifths have
been covered by daims of the states
and patented to them. f .This is an ob
stacle to action by the federal gov
ernment, but witl the growing scar
city of cheap faming lands and with
rising values, it seems reasonable to
suppose that a wiy will ultimately
be found to reclai.n this immense un
" RECLAMATION IN
The following has just been receiv
ed from Washington :
North Carolina is another state
which is showing an'interest in prac
tical forestry. Between 1892 and
1900 the North Carolina Geological
Survey investigated the forest re
sources of the State. The wide
spread popular interest in forestry,
the fact that the State Board of Edu
cation owns 750,000 acres of wild
swamp land has shown the need for
further work in foresty in the State.
The North Carolina Geological
Survey and the Board of Education
are cooperating in an investigation
of the swamp lands and at the same
time will carry on educational work
showing the need of forest manage
ment with the object of securing the
adoption by the State of a perma
nent forest policy in managing the
public lands, and in giving assistance
to private forest owners. The work
will be in charge of W. W. Ashe, who
is at present in the office of services,
United States Forest bervice. and
will be conducted under the direc
tion of the State Geologist.
The lands of the Board of Educa
tion present two problems: first, to
determine the portion which is suit
able for agriculture and eliminate it
for farms, second, to devise means
for replanting the open lands, which
are of large extent. In addition to
the public lands the private forests
are so extensive as to rank among
the State's most important natural
resources, a large part of them be
ing on mountain land suited only for
forests, and protecting mem uum
. xhe forests interests of North Car
olina rank third among its industries.
The necessity for perpetuating the
lumber and furniture manufactur-
ing business of the State, and the
relation of the forests and the de
nuded lands of the Piedmont Plateau
to the water power and cotton man
ufacturing interests will make the
adoption of a permanent forest pol
icy by North Carolina a very impor
tant step in its commercial history.
Putting Life TntTworh.
(By Irine Gardner.)
Let me tell you about two women
I have talked with lately.
One is something over 50 and
looks every year her age, because,
having passed the half century mark
she has made up her mind that her
life work is about accomplished and
all she need do now is to take a back
seat and watch the procession move
The result is, this woman is unin
teresting and unhappy. She has no
strong hold on anything, feels that
the world does not need her, and, to
uphold her pessimistic view.of ten re
efers to the Osier theory than which
nothing could be more absurd.
The other woman is well along in
the 60s, and when I met her one day
last week it was in her own studio,
which is one of the most famous of
its kind in the world. From it every
week are sent out photographs that
astonish even the most critical, so ar
tistic are they, so plainly the work
of a skilled and inspired hand and
And it is this woman who poses
every subject, finishes every picture.
I saw one of the great Rodin that
made me catch my breath, so strong
and true it was, showing the man's
marvelous genius as well as his fea
tures. The grav-haired woman who had
taken that photograph and finished
it held it from her with a look on her
face that fascinated me. "No won
der I feel young," she said, "for I
find my life in my work the vitality
of work is inexhaustible. Grow old?
I never think of it. I would that I
might live forever, to forever catch
the beauty I see in human beings and
reproduce it in my pictures."
"Ye3," in reply to a question I
had asked, "I am married and have
quite a family. Some way they have
always been woven into my work as
a part of it, although, apparently,
my home and my studio are separ
ate. But they and I know that this
is not so.
"There, how do you like that?"
She handed me a picture of a mother
standing looking out of a window,
her face half turned away. A boy
was standing by her side while a lit
tle curly-haired girl of three, or
thereabouts, stood on the window
seat, her back turned to the room,
also looking down into the street.
The sun came flooding through the
window and bathed them all in a
Oh," I exclaimed, "It is wonder
.r.,i wcf bountiful Thotorranh T
wi,m AiA v taV it?"
C V CI OS fwv" "
"Only a day or two ago, and I
must say I enjoyed finishing it.
Aren't the children little dears: 1
love to take the picture of the little
And so she went on, this woman of
near 70, and as she talked I thought
of that other woman, who, having
passed the half-century mark, feels
that there is little need for her in this
There is no calendar except that
marked by achievement for this ar
tist I have told you about. But for
the other woman, life seems nothing
but years, made up of months., days,
hours, minutes and seconds.
(New Bern Su n.)
Considered as a manufacturing en
terprise, newspaper making is enor
mously hazarduous and absurdly un
remunerative. With the very many
other manufacturing concerns all
over the country, the rule is that if
they don't make profits they are shut
down, but that is not so with news
papers. They always have moral
and political reasons for clinging to
life, long after there has ceased to be
anv neeuniarv warrant for it. A
newspaper in these days is about as
likely to clear a dividend as a church
is. Competition between papers is
intense and the prices of nearly all of
them is too low, the cost of paper
manufacture is too high, and they
Ani f rvr mneH for the
. i . i.
meagre one cent or two cents wmcn
seems to be the standard prices novv
charged for the daily issue of news
A Certain Core for Acnlng Feet.
ci,.,i-a mtn v-inv s'noes Allen's Foot-
. ,1 t nm-ns TiiWl Xoh
fcase, a powuc. ";' T."
iriT CallOUS Sweating, SWOiien ieet.
ing, taiious, oniaiH fc,
: P :-i A ci,,. Cf-oa
n l- -c..-. ll(n S Olm
if on i riivi' isi.p Mini k. : 1 1 chviv . v
sted, LeRoy, ST. Y.
Two Specially Prepared for The
THE GREAT WORK OF FIFTEEN MEN.
Only One Room In Forest Quarters
Large Enough for Them.
(Cor. to The Commonwealth.)
-Washington D. C, May 1, 1908.
Two unique map3 of the United
States will be used at the coming
White House conference on natural
resources. They are perhaps the
largest detailed maps of this coun
try made by mechanical process.
Each map without its frame meas
ures twelve feet in height and six
teen feet in length, and is to all
practical intent, a mammoth photo
graph. The only room in the quarters of
the Forest Service large enough to
accommodate the maps was the of
fice of Gifford Pinchot, the Forester,
who was accordingly driven out by
the workmen to make a place for
mounting the monster maps. The
maps will be framed and set up in
the East Room at the White House,
on either side of the platform to be
used by the presiding officer and the
speakers. The platform will be set
against the east wall midway be
tween the north and south walls, and
both it and the maps will be in plain
view of all who attend the confer
ence. These maps, which are now being
completed by the Forest Service,
represent the labor of fifteen men.
The time required in the manufac
ture of each was six days and four
nights, the draughsmen working
three shifts in order to complete the
work in time for the big White House
meeting. Each is a counterpart of
the very complete map made and
used by the Forest Service.
The method of manufacture was
very unusual. The reproduction was
done by photography. The regular
Forest Service map, which measures
five feet by teveu, was divided into
sixteen sections, and a photograph
was made of each of these sections.
Each negative measured eleven by
fourteen inches, and from each was
made by the bromide process an en
larged print measuring about three
by four feet, of these prints there
were sixteen, which were assembled
and mounted upon strong linen.
Three men were required to handle
each sheet, and it proved a difficult
task to accurately match the sec
tions. After the photographers had com
pleted their work, the map was turn
ed over to the draughsmen, for
whom a special draughting table had
to be made. On either side of this
table was a heavy roller, by the use
of which the map was moved across
the table at the convenience of the
draughtsmen. On the maps all the
natural resources are graphically
shown and the. features of special in
terest to the Conference have been
brought out boldly.
(R. H. Edmonds, in The Youth's Companion.)
The South is producing an average
of about twelve mil'ion bales of cot
ton a year. The time is v rapidly
coming when this must be increased
to twenty million bales or more to
meet the world's requirements.
The gain in consumption will re
quire an average of half a million
bales a year. At this gain it would
require but ten years to make it
nocessary for the South to raise
seventeen million or eighteen million
There is no reason why the world
will not eventually need forty million j
w" ' . . . .!
or fifty million bales or more of ,
Southern-grown cotton; and with
good prices and an increase in the
labor supply, even this would not be
the limit of the South's ability. j
The practical monoply of cotton
production is a potential power fcr :
the South as great as would be an j
equally strong domination of the
world's iron-ore supply.
Sooner or later, when this section
tuny comprenenub li.i
it will make the world pay tribute
to its coffers, just as would ERgland
or any other country which owned
tV,o mrld' iron ores
the world s iron oies.
ry reason ui mio wv.wn
Limrars nnnrlit. tft hfl the mOSt PrOS-
; f - the world, and in
j me they doubtless will be.
NOTICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS.
We are pleased to announce that
Foley's Honey and Tar for coughs,
colds and lung troubles is not affected
- 1 hv the. National
Pure Food and Drug
T' u fn; rt nnintcs or other
lnn, rto iv wui. - , -
, j..,, Q.,fi recommend it
'ri.irmfu druff?. ana we recomiuemi u
- . ......
- as a
safe remedy for children and
, T -h4tplieail Company,
(F. L. Stanton.)
It is something, Sweet! when th
world goes ill,
To know you are faithful and love
To feel when the sunshine has left
The love-light shining in your dear
Beautiful eyes more dear to me
Than the tenderest eyes of earth
It is something, dearest, to feel you
When Life, with its sorrows, Beems
hard to bear;
To feel when I falter, the clasp di
vine Of your tender and trusting hand in
(Beautiful hand! dearer to me
Than the beautiful things of earth
Sometimes, dearest, the world goes
For God gives grief with His gift of
And poverty, too! But your love is
To me than riches and golden store.
Beautiful love! until Death shall
It is mine, as ycur are, my own
Itcliinp: )ilcM provoko profanity, but
profanity won't euro tlieni. Doan's
Ointment t ines itching, l)locdin; or
protruding piles after yea re of imfier
hi. At any drug xtore.
Prudent Swain If I were to steal
a kiss would it scare you so that you
would scream? Timid Maiden I
couldn't. Fright always makes me
dumb. Baltimore American.
Kidney complaint kills morn jooplft
than any other disease. This i. due to
the disease heing so insidious that it
Rets a good hold cn tho system Ix-fore
it is recognized. Foley's Kidney Cure
will prevent the development of fatal
disease if fciken in time. K. T. White
"I hate to call on a girl, "said Tom,
"who can t do anything but indulge
in small talk." "Yes," replied wise
Dick, "especially if what she has to
say is a very short no." Washing
MnnZan Pile Remedy comes ready
lo use, put uj in a eollapsilile tule w itli
nozzle attached. One Application pro von
its merit. Soothes and heals, reduce
inflammation ami relives soreness and
itching. For all forms of Piles. Price
50e. (luarantccd. .Sold by R. T.
Miss Coy I know, George, why
you firemen are usually bachelors.
George Why? Miss Coy Because
you have so many flames that you
can't settle down with one. Boston
Tran e r ip t
Weak women should read my "IJook
No. 4 For Women." It was written
expressly for women who arc not well.
The Book No. A tells of Dr. Shoop'
"Nifd't Cure" and just how these
soothing, healing, antiseptic supMi
toiies can be successfully applied.
The book, and strictly confidential
medical advice is entirely free. Write
Dr. Shoop, Kacine, Wis. The Nip;h
Cure is sold by A. C. Peterson.
"Life at best is but a gloomy pris-.
on," said the moralizing bachelor.
"So much the worse for men who de
liberately choose solitary confine
ment," remarked the girl who had
a trap set. Bohemiam.
There is a Pink Pain Tablet made
by Dr. Slump, that will positively stop
any pain, anywhere, in L'O minutes.
Druggists everywhere sell them as Dr.
Shoop's Headache Tablets, but they
ntop other pains as easily as headache.
Dr. Shoop's Pink Pain Tablets simply
coax blood pressure away from pain
centers that is all. Pain comes from
blood pressure congestion. Stop that
P're with Dr. Ship's "dache
Tablets and i;iin is instantly gone. JiJ
T1)k.t V- Sold lv A. C. Peterson.
: : rrr.
Mrs. Crimsonbeak I see by this
paper that in the British Museum
there is a huge rope of hair weight-'
ng nearly two tons. Crimsonbeak
Those American women traveling
abroad are so careless, aren't they?
. T , ; " ,
Tired m-rvw, with that no umU-
tion lceinig mat is t-oiiiuioi.i) i n m
. . . .,..... .. t. easily
an(1 ,"IIH.kly a'it0rcd ,y taking what is
j known to druggists everywhere as Dr.
Shoop's P.estorativc One will abso-
Mutely note a changed fef ling within IK
l)(,inmn,, to uli(t the v
t ....... 'i ie bowels get s-Iugguli in
Ul. ;mn ll, -r,-iA tun nffrti
up Uk" are iai tiVe, acd
J rven t0 nP:irt in many eases gnms
decidedly weaker. Dr. Shoop Kestc
rative is recognized everywhere as a
cenuine tonic to these vital organs. Jt
builds up and strengthens the worn
out weakened nerves; it sharpens the
failing appetite, and universally aids
digestion. It always quickly brings
renewed strength, life, vigor, ami nm-
j bition. Try it and be convinced. Scld
j by A. C. I'eterson. -