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VOL. XXIV. nw serie. v.i. 11.-6 I8 SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1908. NUMBER 22.
Women as Well as Men
Are Made Miserable by
Kidney trouble preys upon the mind, dis
courages and lessens ambition; beauty, vigoi
ana cneertuiness soon
disappear when the kid
neys are out of ordei
Kidney trouble has
Decfsme so Drevalent
? V'Utz- ne's- If the child urin-
--2;. ores Inn nfton If V-.
trine scalds the flesh or if, when the child
roaches sn age when it should be able to
control the passage, it is yet afflicted with
bed-wetting, depend upon it. the cause cf
ihe difficulty is kidney trouble, and the first
step i'nould be towards the treatment of
these important organs. Thii unpleasan'
trouble is due to a diseased condition of tht
kidneys and bladder and not to a habit as
most people suppose.
Women, as well &s men are made mis
cable with kidney and bladder trouble
end both need the same great remedy
The mild and the immediate- effect o
Swamp-Root is soon realized. It is sole
by druggists, in fifty-
i.wtit ctnu viic uuiiai
sires. You may have a
sample bottle by mail
'e. also camDhlet teil-
ing all about it. including many of th(
thousands of testimonial letters received
from sutterers cured. In writing Dr. Kilme
i Co., Binghamton, N. Y., be sure ant
T.ention this paper.
Don't make any mistake, but re
member the name, Swamp Root. Dr.
Kil;- er's Swamp Root, ami the address
Binglumton, 1., on every bottle,
I R. MILLS
Scotland Neck, N. C.
pR. J. P. WIMBERLEY,
Physician and Surgeon,
Scotland Neck, N. C.
Office on Depot Street.
. A. C. L1VERM0N,
Office up stairs in White
Office hours from 9 to 1 o'clock
and 2 to 5 o'clock.
9 W. MXON,
Watch Maker, Jeweler, En
graver, Scotland Neck, N. C.
J McBRYDE WEBB,
Attorney and Counselor at
219-221 Atlantic Trust Building
Notary Public. Bell Phone 760
JWAP.D L. TRAVIS,
Attorney and Counselor at
Halifax, N. C.
Money Loaned on Farm Lands
XiLL It. JOSEY,
General Insurance Agent.
Scotland Neck, N. C.
Cleanse and teautifit tle halt.
Cures clo t ! falling.
I am prepared to serve
my old customers and the
public generally with the
very best of fresh
All orders filled promptly, and
every customer's wants regarded.
J. 13. HILL,
Main St., next to Prince's Stables.
8tomach trouble is but ymptom of. and
tn lteelt a true disease. We think of Dyspepsia,
Hoartburn, and Indigestion at real disewei, ye
they are symptoms only of ft certain spedno
Kcrre sickness nothing else. . .
It waa this fact that first correctly led Dr. Shoop
In tl8 creation of that now rery popular Btomacn
Beraedy Dr. Snoop's Restorative. Going direct
to the stomach nerves, alone brought tht succeM
nd favor to Dr. 6hoop aad his Restorative. With
out that oriirinal and highly vital principle, no
uch lasting accomplishments were ever to be had.
breath and sallow complexion, try Dr. Shoop
Restorative Tablets or Liquid nd see for roar.
lf what it can and will Oa. We Mil ftDd CMW
tor stomach distress, bloating, oinousnes. uou
- vva 'n n .i .
V mam is not un
a child to t
V -'H afflicted with
Dr. Shoop' s
A. C. PETERSON.
THE EDITOR'S LEISURE HOURS.
Observations of Passing Events.
The prohibition election is
to come this summer that will
Other Things Ahead.
and above politics altogether,
before us are to be intensely political. The North Carolina
State Democratic Convention will be the centre of interest for
our people until June 24th, and then their minds will turn to
the National Democratic Convention at Denver. The forces for
Johnson and Bryan will be well
battle along national interests
nians will wage for State interests in the State Convention at
Elsewhere we print an editorial by the Washington Gazette,
headed "The Moral Obligation Remains." It well points out
law is observed and that if this
make prohibition effective in North Carolina. While the obli
gation rests upon those who favored prohibition to see to it that
the law against the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors
in North Carolina is enforced when it shall have gone into ef
fect, a like obligation will rest upon all other true citizens of
the State as well. When the -State formulates a law it is the
duty of every true citizen to obey that law, whether it is to his
liking or not; and so the obligation to aid enforcement of the
law will be an all-round one, applying to those who did not
support prohibition as well as to those who did support it.
There have been many campaigns in North Carolina which
called forth bitterness of one sort or another, and when the con-:
Let It Pass tests were over the bitterness was soon
forgotten. We remember that in a cer
tain campaign in the State some years ago a man with whose
opinion we differed, was reported to have said very unpleasant
things about this paper. We let it pass, he forgot it and we
disregarded it and that same man is one of this paper's strongest
friends to-day. So if there has sprung up any bitterness
amongst the good citizens of the State during the prohibition
campaign which closed a week ago, it is the part of true pa
triotism to let it pass. North Carolina's interests are too great
and important to be hampered
by foolish prejudice or bitterness
by reason of differing opinions on the prohibition question.
Those wlio believed that prohibition is the best thing for the
State still believe it and will be true to the course they have
pursued; thostf who doubted that prohibition is best for the State
may still doubt it, but as true citizens they will give it a fair
trial. Prohibitionist or anti-prohibitionist, we are all North
Carolinians and American citizens and must stand together for
law and order and the State's best interest. To this end let all
bitterness and disagreement cease. Yes, let it all pass.
Seldom do the people of the
about the many advantages of
Sources of Information.
ally ought to be more intelligent than the people of any former
time, for we have to our advantage the constantly imroving
conditions of things in every phase of. life. But it is especially
interesting to note the various convenient sources of informa
tion. There are more newspapers and magazines than ever be
fore, and they contain information of a far different character
than did the magazines and newspapers of former times. For
merly among the most important
per told was the market report;
in the rural districts do not depend on the weekly paper so much
for the market. The rural delivery makes it possible for them
to get the daily papers, and in many places they have tele
phones which give quicker and later market reports than the
daily papers. The sources of information may be mentioned in
the multiplicity of , newspapers
things that formerly had to be learned from history-such as trav
el in foreign lands; the telephone, the rural free delivery, and
the better service through the telegraph, and the wireless tele
graphy. And they say that we
over the wireless telephone,
About three weeks ago the
snent a dav in Norfolk. While
Great IS NorlOIK. iQ the
are hopeful and energetic for even much better things than
they have ever known. They are worthily ambitious for great
er achievements along all lines than they have ever yet attmed
unto. The enterprise immediately before the people of the city
three weeks ago was the proposition to raise by May 25th $150,
000 with which to purchase a site and erect a building for the
Young Men's Christian Association. They went to the work
with an energy and a zeal that bespoke success from the first
hour. Two hundred men, including young men and boys,
middle aged and old men, joined hands and energies for the
accomplishment of the task, and at the end of the time they
had raised not $150,000 only, but $i67,i7y.'J7. mis was maeea a
most masterful troke of energy, and it shows that the people
rf -NTnrfnllr are not onlv hopeful for greater things, but are act
ually bringing them to pass.
from Norfolk. Repining over past mistakes or misiortunes win
never help any one. To be sure, it is not culpable in any per
son or people to regret such things, and in most cases common
. mm. dm . t J !. V IV
sympathy will excuse just a bit ot time spent in catcning Dream
fnr q npw run: but when the pulse is up again it is sensible to
do as Norfolk has done go
good with a purpose that can
Great is Norfolk, and greater
of her good people.
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over, but there are other things
keepthe people interested in the
of results. While the prohi
campaign has been non-partisan
the public interests immediately
organized and as strenuous a
will be waged as North Caroli
is now the duty of those who
prohibition to see to it that the
is done, it will not be hard to
in county, hamlet, town or city
which may have sprung up
present take time to think much
the present time over all former
times. Reasoning from a logical stand
point the people of this time just natur
things that a weekly newspa
but now the farmers even out
and magizmes, which give
may yet expect good service
editor of The Commonwealth
the people in that fine city are
of certain features of failure
at exposition 0f ia8t year, they
All the land might learn a lesson
straight at something great and
riot be tiiwartea or nmaerea.
still are to be the achievements
1 Sirrlc Headache and Biliousness
J lieved at once with Rings Little Liver
; Pills. A rosy complexion and clear
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The Deadly House-Fly.
(New York Tribune.)
A committee in JNew xork and a
committee in Liverpool have publish
el reports of investigations showing
that the common house fly is respon
sible for an enormous human death
roll. This familiar occupant of our
homes, feebly combated with screens
and sticky paper, is one of the chief
causes of 650 deaths from typhoid
fever and 7.000 deaths from other
intestinal diseases in New York every
year. He is not the originator of
disease, but the carrier of it, and all
his habits make him an ideal agent
to spread the germs of sickness and
death. One New York fly, captured
while "on the way to the nearest
milk pitcher," and put under a mi
croscope, was found to be carrying
100,000 fecal bacteria on his mouth
and legs. Another specimen was
allowed to walk on the surf ace of a
sterile culture solution and in a few
days the invisible zigzag tracks blos
somed into sight with a myriad bac
teria of disease.
The dangers of the mosquito have
been pretty well advertised. No
doubt, the mosquito is a bad citizen
in the yellow fever belt. In this
latitude he merely conveys malaria,
which was responsible for only 459
reported cases and 52 deaths in the
metropolitan district three years
ago. The fly is man's greatest in
sect enemy in the United States.
He is just getting his deserts of rec
ognition as the leading villain in the
pathological drama. He begins to
loom up as a problem, the solution
of which will require not only local
but national efforts. He does not
seem small and insignificant when
we measure the stature of his deeds
and the means that will be necessary
to exterminate him. To destroy all
the wolves and grizzly bear in North
America would be easier. Plenty of
flies are killed by the present meth
ods of traps, clubs and sticky paper,
yet allowing a slaughter of two
hundred in a season for evsry man,
woman and child in the United
States, the total fly mortality does
not more than equal the progeny of
half a dozen insects. Linnaeu3 ob
served long ago that three carniver
ous flies and their multiplying off
spring would eat the carcass of an
ox as fast as a lion. He meant it
literally, that the king of beasts
would not have the bones of the ox
licked clean perhaps a matter of
three days sooner than the swift-
hatching swarms of larvae would
consume the flesh and get down to
skeleton. One able-bodied house fly,
laying her first batch of 120 eggs in
the beginning of May, will have
more descendants by the end of Sep
tember than Adam has been blessed
with since the shutting of the gar
den gate. Her progeny will reach
into the sextillions.
It certainly seems futile to attack
such an insect by individual slaps, or
even capture a few hundred thous
and on sticky paper. The only hope
ful plan, as in the war against mos
quitoes, is to get after the breeding
place and to remove the sources
where the fly loads himself with bac
teria of disease for - disemination
Toe Instinct of Design.
(Youth's Companion.) '
When a Japanese cannot mold the
shape of an object, when he cannot
redeem it by a design, when, in fact,
he has no control over its creation at
all, but it is placed in his hands as it
is, finished, says the author of "Kake
mono," he will still contrive to add
beauty to it merely by arrangement.
"I first noticed this on board the
steamer going out," says Mr. to
wards, "where the Japanese boy ar
ranged the extra blanket on the berth
in a new design each day. ' He fold
ed it into lotus leaves and chrysan
themums, into half opened fans and
half shut buds. He had one wonder
ful arrangement which, being patri
otic, was more often repeated than
the rest. The blankets of the steam
ship company had at top and bottom
two wavy red lines on a white
ground. By some wonderful twist
of his fingers the boy would fold
that blanket into the rising sun.with
the four red lines coming out of it
like blood red rays. He did it so
perfectly that I recognized the flag
of Japan the moment I saw it."
Stomach troubles are very common
fv, iinimir time and vou should
it. i, -t-'---
not only be very careful about what
you eat just now, but more than this,
you should be careful not to allow
your stomach to become disordered,
and when the stomach goes wrong
take Kodol. This is the best known
preparation that is offered to the peo
ple to-day for dyspepsia-or indigestion
or any stomach trouble. Kodol di
gests all foods. It is pleasant to take.
It is sold here by E. T. Whitehead Co.
SOLVING SERVANT PROBLEM.
Commissioner Watson, ol South Caroli
na, Believes Be Has Found a Solu
tion of It In toe Importation of
Columbia, S. C.
In the experiment which Commis
sioner Watson has started of substi
tuting a high type of English-speaking
household servant girl for the ne
gro servant girl he is convinced both
from employers and the girls them
selves that he has firmly laid the
foundation for a successful, practical
solution of the vexed negro servant
problem in this State, and if the ex
periment proves a success here it will
"be a go" throughout the South. Af
ter repeated failures through four
years' hard work the commission is
now satisfied that success is at hand.
The first experiments along this
line were with foreiga-speaking peo
ple, and in every case this proved a
failure. These are the kind of for
eign servants that are being placed
to a large extent in the North. Com
missioner Watson then concluded
this ssection would have to have a
higher type than is used in the North
in order to supplant the negro, who
is daily growing more useless and
exacting, and that the new servants
must speak English. He was furth
er persuaded that the newcomers in
order to be satisfied themselves and
render satisfactory service would
have to be in touch with the other
members of their families, so as to
give them the restraining influence
of the home touch and alleviate the
social alienation which had made
other experiments with English
speaking girls failures. According
ly persistent, energetic- work was
carried on in the desirable farm sec
tion of England with literature,
lectures and personally conducts
tours with big vans.
The thirty-three English people
brought here le3s than a month ago
and located, in and around Columbia,
Edgefield, Abbeville, Greenville, and
elsewhere in the State have written
letters to the department expressing
satisfaction, and every girl so located
has written letters through the de
partment to friends and relatives
abroad urging them to come on to
South Carolina and live.
A Columbia case that has proved
a striking success is that in which
a former Charleston lady of means
employed two English sisters, who
have written numerous letters back
home urging their friends and rela
tives to come here, and whose mis-,
tress is bragging on them through
out the town. It will not do to mix
white and colored servants in the
same household. This has proved a
disastrous failure in Columbia before.
This housewife therefore discharged
her three negro servants on taking in
the newcomers and the result has
been perfect satisfaction on both
sides. - The parents of the girls have
been placed on a dairy farm near
Columbia, and by telephone and fre
quent visits they are in constant touch
with each other. An older sister,
who stayed at home with her grand
mother, is now on her way to Colum
bia. Six other English farmers
located here at the same have writ
ten for their families to come on to
The department has suspended all
efforts to get immigrants to com? to
the State for the present. In the
fall a vigorous campaign will be re
newed among the English farming
people, but even then only share crop
pers and small purchasing farmers
will be asked to come. Of course
what people may want to come in as
a result of the experiment mention
ed will be taken care of.
Early in the fall Commissioner
Watson hopes to see the new steam
ship line from Great Grimsby, Eng
land, direct to Charleston, in opera
tion, which will be a further induce
ment for these people to come to
thi3 section, and locate not only here
but throughout the South, as it is
the intention to have the ships stop
in Galveston and Vera Cruz as well
as in Charleston. The principal reas
on for failure of the former experi
ment of a direct line to Charleston
was the fact that a full return cargo
was not provided. With the new
scheme, however, Mr. Watson says
full cargoes both ways are assured
entirely independent of either
Charleston or this State as a whole.
The incoming ships will bring people
from England and Norway and
Sweden and articles of commerce
from South America and the out
going will carry raw cotton to the
English mills and cotton goods to
DeWitt's Little Early Risers, the
famous little liver pills, are sold be E.
T- Whitehead Co.
The simplest facts, quite unchal
lenged and taken for granted, are
often the hardest subjects for inves
tigation. "Did you ever ask a sailor
or a know-it-all why the dog-watch
is so called?" queries a writer in the
New York Sun, who has himself
made the experiment.
The chances are that the answer
will be, "Why, the dog-watch is two
short spells from four to six, and
from six to eight o'clock in the even
ing, to break the regular four-hour
watches, so that the same men will
not have to stand watch during the
same hour3 every day."
Simple and lucid. But why "dog?"
In a hunt after an explanation, the
first question was put to the officers'
mess of a big battle-ship. Not one,
from the executive officer of a quar
ter of a century's service to the en
sign with hid first stripe, could an
swer. A boat's crew from the same ship
failed to Ihrow any light on the sub
ject, although a gunner's mate al
lowed that "it might be they once
had dogs on ship3, and they was let
loose when the watch was on."
An officer of an Atlantic liner said
he never had heard so silly a ques
tion. "Why, the dog-watch is the dog
watch," he exclaimed. "There's no
why nor wherefore about it. It's
always been the dog-watch, and it
alway3 will be."
Slaving had the matter so airily
disposed of by this officer, inquiry
was pushed to East River, where
may be found men who have been
going down to the sea in reality for
many years. The pursuit of the
"dog" was useless.
"Say," said a Harlem boatman,
"what's the matter with trying
Fighting Bob? If he can't tell you,
the grsat American navy will lose
So up to Rear-Admiral Evans went
the query. And from Fortress Mon
roe came the answer:
"U. S. S. Connecticut, Sept. 2.
"Dear Sir. I am unable to give
you the information you ask about
the dog-watch. Of course we all
know why the watch is made two
hours, but no one seems to know
why the name dog was applied.
"Yours very truly,
"R. D. Evans."
At last a public library was resort
ed to. The dictionaries were merely
provoking. "Five Thousand Facts
and Fancies" was the only bojk
found that threw light on the mat
ter. Its explanation reads:
"Dog-watch a corruption of
dodge-watch. The dog-watches
were introduced to prevent the same
men from always keeping watch the
same hours of the day: hence on
these occasions the sailors are said
to dodge the routine, or to be doing
It may be added that Murray's
great English Dictionary gives a
quotation introducing the term dog
watch from a book published in 170'J,
but gives no theory of the origin of
Best Place Trie Country.
(Snow Hill Standard-LaeonicA.
Country life has its drawbacks,
but it has its great advantages which
overcome them. True, those who
live in the country are "Rubes" and
"Farmers" and "hayseeds" to the
cigarette smokers in town, but the
boast of business men in the world
today is that they were born on a
farm. Take away the surrounding
evils that beset the young men or
women on the threshold of life's
journey in the city, and substitute
the helpful influence of nature, and
you fortify them for the sterner
walks'ih life. The few things which
they do not know about table eti
quette and when it is proper to leave
two visiting cards and when but one,
they will catch onto much quicker
than city boys and will learn to prop
erly stroke the furnace or make
good bread. No boy or girl need be
ashamed of living on the farm, for
if tViov Via vp taken advantage of
what it has offered they are we'.l
fortified for after life.
Nature has provided the stomach
with certain natural fluids known a
the digestive juices, and it U through
these juices that the food we cat is act
ed upon in such a way as to produce
the rich, red Wool that flows through
the veins of our body and thereby
makes iis strong, hcallhy and robust,
and it is the weakening of thc?e diges
tive juices that destroy health. It is
our own fault if we destroy our own
hnil Mi mul vot it is so easy for any
J one to put the stomach out of ordrr.
wnen yuu nan iwn;rjiin,iiiiii0iv
it promptly, but take pomclhi.ng you
know is reliable something like Kodol
For Dyfpepeia and Indigestion. Ko
dol is pleasant to take, it is reliable
and is guaranteed to give relief. It is
gold by E. T. Whitehead Co.
A Chicago inventor has patented
an electric device for rocking a
From statistics recently prepared
it appears that the great city of Lon
don uses anually 213,174,279 kilo
watts of electricity at an average
cost of about 10 cents a kilowatt.
Heavy electric traction of the fu
ture, such as involves the equipment
of large trunk line railroads, will use
the new alternating current electric
motors. The motors are capable of
complete and efficient control and
are able in descending grades to re
turn to the trolley line the energy
stored in the train instead of wast
ing it in heat and wearing out the
brake shoes. In other words the
motors will be turned into genera
tors when going down hill and the
current made in this way will be re
turned to the line.
The speed of submarine telegraphy
is illustrated by the fact that five
minutes are usually sufficient to
cover a complete buying and selling
operation between the London Stock
Exchange and Wall Street. The dis
tance between these two points is
about 4,000 miles and it takes the
message less than a minute for the
Chili is thinking of substituting
electricity for steam on a number of
important railrords. An American
engineer is figuring on the project.
There are 815 miles of electric rail
way in Canada, with a capitalization
of $73,19:,47G. The province of On
tario has 402 miles of track; Quebec
has 193 miles; the maritime provinces
71 miles and the far west 104 miles.
In 1907 the gross earnings were $12,
635,906 and the operating expenses
Portland, Maine, is to be supplied
with electricity obtained from the
tides. Land has been secured on
eithex-side of Black Bay and it is es
timated that 25,000 electrical horse
pDwer will be generated, enough to
light the entire city, furnish power
J for the street railways and supply a
number of manufacturing plants.
die of the :c;:I.:.-3 erplosd by
the General Electric" Company has
invented a device which will put an
end to the" nefarious work of the in
candescent light bulb thief. It is the
custom, in larger citic, to steal the
new light bulbs from the hotels and
public places and resell or exchange
them for drinks in the cheap saloons.
The new device consists of a socket
and a key. After the new lamp has
been screwed in the socket it cannot
be unscrewed wiihout the key. The
bulb will turn around but will not
An English electrician gets the
credit for devising a way to ripen
bananas by electricity. The fruit 13
hung in an airtight glass case in
which there are a number of electric
lights. The artificial light and heat
hasten the ripening process in pro
portion to the number of lights turn
In the up-to-date butcher shop the
old hand meat saw is never seen. In
its stead a small band saw driven by
an electric motor sever3 the bones in
the leg of mutton, the rib roast or
even the old-fashioned soup-bones.
"I suffered habitually from consti
pation. Do.in's Rogulets j-lieved and
strengthened the bowels, po that they
have been regular ever fince." A. E.
D:i is, grocer, Sulphur Springs, Tex.
Your love," he cried, "would give
me strength to lift the mountains!"
"Dearest," she murmured, "It wiil
only be necessary for you to raise
the 'duif "Town Topics.
Operation for piles will not bo nec
esary if you use Man Zan Pile Remedy.
Put up readv to ue. (iuuranteed.
Price Qf.. Try it. Sold by E. T.
Just when a man notes that it is
raining and he won't have to mow
the lawn his wife decides that it's too
cold to get along without a fire in
the furnace. Ohio Journal.
If you will make inquiry it will be a
revelation to you how mnny succumb
to kidney or bladder troubles in one
form or another. If the patient is not
beyond medical aid, Foley's Kidney
due will cure. It never disappoints.
Sold bv E. T. Whitehead Co.
When a man ceases to be interest
ed in his work, says the philospher,
he no longer lives. Which may ac
count, for so many dead ones encum
bering fairly good jobs. Puck.
A man who is in perfect health, so
he can do an honest day's work when
necessary, has much for which he
should be thankful. Air. L. C. Rodger
of Bian. hton, Ia., writes that be was
not only unable, to work, but he
couldn't stoop over to tie hh own
slinks. Six bottles of Foley's Kidney
Ciiro made a new man of him. He
says, Succe?3 to ioiey b Kumey
Cure." E. T. Whitehead Co.