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VOL. XXIV. New Srie.Yol. 11.-6.18
SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, TH1RSDAY, JUNE 25, 1908.
DO YOU GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK ?
I Mduey Trouble Makes You Miserable.
Aiinost everybody who reads the news
..pe;3 is sure to know of the wonderful
cures made by Dr.
the great kidney, liver
and bladder remedy.
rg. ins me great meai
cal triumph of the nine-
ill it teenth century; dis-
in;p .net jrcws o;
JiJ!' scientific research bv
Dr. Kilmer, the emi
rent kidney and blad
der specialist, and is
vnndcrfuily successful in promptly curing
! ::.io back, kidney, bladder, uric zcid trou
1 !-;s and Bright's Disease, which is the vorst
f;rm of kidney trouble.
Dr. Kil'ner's Swamp-Root is not rec
c : imended for everything but if you have kid
r.v;,', liver cr bladder trouble it will be found
j i-t the remedy you need. It has been tested
i i .w i.iany ways, in hospital work, in private
ri actice, among the helpless too poor to pur
chase reiief and has proved so successful in
r very ca-a that a special arrangement has
t ;m made by which all readers of this paper
v: have r ot already tried it, may have a
f -lapia bottle sent free by mail, also a book
; more about Swamp-Root and how to
f:nitui if you have kidney or bladder trouble.
V. he:: writing mention reading this generous
c'.'.tr in this paper and
$ersd your address to
Dr. Kilmer &. Co., Bing
lsr.rr.ton. N. Y. The
rerv. ?.r utty cent and Home of Swamp-Root.
doiUr sizes are sold by all good druggists.
Pon't make any mistake, but re-m-tnber
the name, fiwamp Hoot, Dr.
Kilmer's .Swamp Root, and the address
' ichaai'on, N. Y., on every bottle.
Scotland Neck, X. C.
J QR. J. P. WIMBERLEY,
FlIYSICIAN AND SUKGEON,
Scotland Neck, X. C.
O.Tiee on Depot Street.
R. C. LIVERMON,
Office up stairs in White
- head Building.
OlTice hours from 0 to 1 o'clock
and 2 to 5 o'clock.
4 W. M1X0N,
"Watch Maker, Jeweler, En
graver, Scotland Neck, N. C.
r i ill r-v i
1 3 McBRYDE WEBB,
$Attorney and Counselor at
2n-221 Atlantic Trust Building
f Notary Public. Bell Phone 7G0
DWARD L. TRAVIS,
I Attorney and Counselor
I Halifax, N. C.
I Money Loaned on Farm Lands
f - -. :
WILL H. JOSEY,
General Insurance Agent,
1 Scotland Neck, N. C.
CHeuuci and li.intti.- the bait.
Proinrtci ft luxuriant (rrowtn.
I am prepared t0 serve
P my OIU cuaiumci a aina nit
public generally with the
very best of fresh
All orders filled promptly, and
I every customer's wants regarded.
1 Main St., next to Prince's Stables.
1 hive fonnd a tried anfl test euro for Rheo
fnatism! Not a remedy that wl straighten the
riistorW limbs of chronic cripples, nor turn hony
F-owthi back to flosh again. That is impossible.
I'.i.t I can now surely kill the pains and pangs of
this deplorable disease. . . .. .
i,. ...... o rtmmlct. In thA City or
fcnrmstadt I fonnd te last Ingredient wita
Which Dr. Snoop's Kheumatic Remedy was mwie
b perfected, dependable prescription. Without
iri; mmjt t .iiooe.tfiiiiT treated many.
b-'mv r.noc. rtf T WilimaHcTTl Hilt. flW. &t lftfit. it Ulli-
f ormly cures all curable cases of this heretofore
fcrn h droadp.d disease. Those sand-like granular
wastes, found in Rheumatic Blood, seem to dissolve
onrt pans way under the action of this remedy as
freely asdoijs supar when added to pure water
nd then, when dissolved, these poisonous wastes
frfmlv Tm os from th avstm. and the cause of
KM-mmitism is gone forever. There is now no
; tv,i ii-ed no actual excuse to suffer longer witn
: cut hU. We sell, and in confidence recommeaa
I ii5SS -kitfrtt Fails to Besforo Orsy'
I --4 ,-' ? Ycutbfal Color. I
f lx'-Vt- iciiCuis im p 1 fe it hair laMinf. I
THE EDITOR'S LEISURE HOURS.
Observations of Passing Events.
In this issue we print an interesting article sent out from
Washington by the Forest Service. It is somewhat long, but
Preserve The Wealth. ntains v,aluf le readins- For rears
this paper has been urging the preserva
tion of our forests, and we regard the subject as one of great
concern to our State and the country, and so give good space to
) it this week. Commentinsr on
Michigan and Minnesota, the "Washington Messenger makes
the following pointed observations: "The heavy inroads made
in the timber resources have been too much for the great for
ests. Six million acres in Michigan, known as 'pine barrens,'
Iui"c been thrown on the delinquent tax list, although under
proper regulations they might still be yielding lumber annually.
It is from just such conditions in other sections of the country
that this section of North Carolina should take warning. Mil
lions of dollars have been made out of the forests of Eastern
Carolina within ths past decade. The ease of this money mak
ing has as usual brought about profiligacy and waste. There
has been the haste to make quick returns and much timber has
been destroyed that with a little care could have been held for
future cutting, and been of increasing value every year. It is
where nature has been so lavish, that man seems to prove his
weakness. The now 'pine barrens' of Michigan prove a good
illustration of this. Are North Carolinians, blessed with great
natural resources, to prove equally wasteful and so cause bar
ren land to come where forests should be preserved or crops be
grown ? It is the fatal mistakes of others that should prove
warnings and be seriously considered."
Quite frequently we hear it said and see it declared in print
that many of our public offices carry such small salaries that
d..ku ni a oii men of talent and real ability who are
Public Oflice and Salaries. . . , . . . . .
making money by their business or pro
fession, cannot-afford to hold office. It is said that Governor
Hughes of New York will decline reelection because of the
great sacrifice he is making to hold the office. The governor's
salary in New York is ten thousand dollars a year, and Govern
or Hughes is said to be making a sacrifice of from sixty to seventy-five
thousand dollars a year. Not that he spends that
much more than his salar3r, but he could make that much more
in his profession as a lawyer. There are two sides to this ques
tion of salary for public office holders. Some think that in
many cases the salaries are so small that men of groat powers
and commanding ability can not afford to hold office. On the
other hand others think that if salaries were larger there would
be a. fiercer scramble for office than now. Then still others look
at the rank and file of the citizens of the country, who in the fieldg suppijed the hay and grain for
main are poor or men of quite moderate means, and think they the winter feed. Oxpastures are
are -already taxed as much as they can bear, and in many cases not known today, yet Ihey were corn
taxes are burdensome. We should say that reasonable salaries mon in the days gone by.
ought to be paid office holders, and if such salaries are not large ' Today, farming hai moved west-
enough to attract the men who
there are generally men enough
who are not rich to manage the affairs of the country pretty
well. And then for men who have a competency or large in
come the honor of an office should go a long way towards com
pensating for the service. Truth is, it is not always the salary
that governs a man's course, but his inclination to enjoy honor
and preferment; and here and there doubtless a man holds office
purely through patriotism. Those who hold office through this
motive do so because they think they can serve to good purpose
their day and generation. Would that we had more such men
of ability and capacity.
More than once have we said in these columns that a man's
money should not be the index to his true worth. It is a sad
fact that too many men, and women,
Ml TdB Dollar MarK. toQj range their estimate of others ac
cording to the money value of their estates. The question up
permost with too many people is, not how much .good a man is
doing or how strong a manly character he has, but how much
money has he made ? What is ho worth ? Such is the lowest
standard by which a man should be estimated. To be sure, a
man should not disregard altogether the matter of building an
estate, for by proper accumulation of property one can do great
good; but that is not the only proper standard by which to judge
men. Charitv and Children has
which is well-timed: "The foremost statesmen of our time and
of all time are not the men of
to make money. They did not
it 1 i.! .f
money, nor tne quanncaiiuns
who has accumulated a fortune
his own interest only and always. The very fact that he has
surpassed his fellows in the accumulation of wealth is proof of
the fact that number one rather
supreme object of his life. Run your eye over the history ot
our country for a moment. Who established our institutions
and blazed out the path for our government ? Who laid the
foundations of cur society and started us on our glorious
career ? Were they rich or poor men ? Were they business
successes, or failures? We have need to pause lest we place
too high an estimate upon the
p-hn.tt.fils of the earth. There is
ment. We have followed too
nrpmanv that of late has filled
North Carolina has forged to the front in the development of
her manufacturing interests, but there is something worthier
than that to her credit. She has gone forward in education, in
temperance, and we hope in every element; of moral manhood.
ri1p mn not afford to pause in
if Rhp must
age IV a guiuvu "
Tt is a trreat
DCC3 inn C3
lmpnt is not in control. That crowd would
u f Vi?q Htnp.ss.
is yet dominating and brains and character are still at large.
wr,i;ptinnof ManZanMeRem -
, 11 forms of Piles, relieves pain,
sooths reduces inflammation, soreness
and itching. Trice 50c. Guaranteed
siniA in? "E. T
the result of timber waste in
already are making money,
of real ability amongst those
this to say about tne matter,
fortune. They did not have time
have the disposition to make
. nlrivKV M r-T '"P V C TVl O 11
iui making . mau
has trained lumseit to iook atter
than number two nas Deen tne
raking together ot tne gooas ana
danger of that thing at tnis mo
far the spirit of commercial su-
the air. It is gratifying that
her upwara course ami pay umi.
recoernize the man before she
.- " .
blessing that a certain
make a man's
The common sense of the State
! Sick Headache and Biliousness re
lieved at once with Kings Little Liver
Pills. A rosy complexion and clear
eyes result from their use. Do not
' eripe or sicken. Good for all the fam-
OH, THE TtEES.
Ad Important Matter Tat Should Con
WASTE LAND AND FOKST GROWTH.
The writer of a pop lar tree book
once stated that the white pine of
our northeastern state was destined
to disappear except f r ornamental
purposes. There arenany reasons
to believe that that tme will never
come, yet the nature and habits of
the tree and the shortsightedness of
the people make the STxtement more
than a mere suspicion.
Not a great many yars ago with
in the white pine regbi, there were
magnificent stands f old growth
pine. Every old inlabitant today
will tell you how thty stood on his
father's farm when h was a boy,
their clear, straiglt trunks and
gnarled flat tops high above every
thing else. Many an od house back
in the country has flocr boards and
cupboard doors that ae more than
three feet wide whicl were made
from such trees.
These old monarchs f the north
ern forests are gone nov, except for
isolated trees or clum3 scattered
widely over the region. A woodlot
owner recently guided me several
miles back into the hill in order to
point out three magnficent pines
which have been standng probably
for more than 250 yeats One could
never mistake them fnm others of
a later generation.
Before the advent of tV.e portable
sawmill, it was unprofitable to cut
and haul logs any great cistance to
The trees were felled, rolled to
gether, and burned whei new lands
were cleared. "Log rdling" days
are still pleasant memories to New
England's oldest inhabitants. Those
were the days of the large farms
with great herds of cittle and many
oxen. Sheep roamed the hills in far
greater numbers than they ever do
today. Immense areaswere requir
ed for pasturage, and extensive
ward, and large farns in the hills
have been reduced or abandoned en
tirely. It is true, cf course, that
men have learned to cultivate email
areas oiten as pron;aDiy as tneir
fathers did larger tracts of land.
Every industrious farmer went over
his pastures each year and removed
every chance pine that had seeded
rom some adjacent tree. Now
every wise farmer leaves the young
pines to grow. j
It may not be ve-y strange to
know then that today there are more
IS I 1 1 1 .
acres actually growing trees man
there were 50 or 60 years ago. There
is not more timDer, oi course, ior
much of the valuable forests have
been removed withh the last fifty
i , j
years, csucn iana is now covered
with a poor quality of hardwoods.
The valuable forests today are the
old fields and pastuies which have
grown up to pine.
Everyone knows that broadleaf
trees, such as birch, naple and oak,
usually take the place of pine when
it is cut. The pines do not sprout as
a rule, and when a pine forest has
been cut over withoit leaving any
trees for seed, there is no chance for
vnnnc nines to afrain occupy the
land. Worthless birch nd maple,
with their light seeds, usually take
possession of the cut.wer lands,
This type becomes Known as sprout
growth and is of little value to man
kind. White pine, deprived of its
right to cut-over lands is, however,
the predominating tree of the aban
doned fields. The ovmers no longer
cut down the young pines, but en
courage their growth. In a suitable
soil, with sufficient light and with
occasional mature trees to supply
the seeds, the abandoned fields alone
are providing for oar future com
A southern New Hampshire lum
berman recently stated that if he
had left a few sturdy pines for seed
trees on the woodlots he has lumber
ed during the last thirty years, the
nresent value of the young growth
..rulrl Vp worth more than all the
timber he has cut during his life
time. There are thousands of acres
of land, once growing pine, which
are now producing nothing better
than eray birch and maple
firps have been allowed to burn over
the ground until the only growth re-
ra;nino- is scrubby ana wortniess,
But fires are not the menace they
used to be. Farmers are learning
the value of young pine growth and
,rf,vr at fires to clear land if
not common. Fires set along rail
roads and by careless boys are now
the most serious ones.
With increased safety to forest
growth, planting becomes more and
more a desirable investment. Every
acre oi land should be producing
something of value to its owners is
the general opinion of every land
owner in this era of progress. The
planting of white pine is often the
only means of getting an income
from some lands. All the vacant
and and pastures cannot seed them
selves and the cost of planting them
will soon be paid for by the increas
ed value of the land.
But - many people say, "It will
never do me any good. I will never
ive long enough to realize anything
from my labor and expense." Ex
perience of hundreds has shown that
this is a grave mistake. One does
not have to wait until their planted
ands have grown merchantable tim
ber. n.verywner people are seeking
to invest their money in young tim
ber,,and they are willing to pay good
prices for it.
Many farmers are planting all
their vacant and worthless land with
pine and chestnut and are buying
similar land of other people for the
same purpose. Where the expense
of the operation is ten or twelve dol-
ars per acre, in a few years the
and will be worth forty or fifty dol-
ars. Such investments easily bring
5 to 7 per cent interest to the owner
on his money invested. It is little
realized that growing trees on the
rough New England hillsides can
with a little care be made to accum
ulate a cord of wood per acre annu
ally. Such is the case, however, and
it is needless to say that one does
not have to invest his earnings in
copper or other doubtful stock from
which he may never see any re
There are many ways by which an
owner may seed up his waste land
with pine. Some people have met
with fair success by gathering the
cones early in the fall before they
open, drying them out, and scatter
ing the seeds during the winter or
early spring. It is better still to
drop the seeds, a few together, in
spots previously cleared of grass or
turf and then press them into the
soil with the foot.
Successful planting of wild seed-
ings is often done by transplanting
ittle trees growing in thick bunches
or in the shade where they can never
mature. The most successful plant
ing is done with trees two or three
years old bought from the nursery
men and set out five or six feet
apart each way. This should be done
in the early spring before the
growth starts. Chestnuts should be
kept in moist sand over winter and
planted in tne spring. They grow
The advance in prices of lumber
and the extensive box and cooperage
mills throughout the northeast have
made sad inroads in our timberlands.
Not only is the old growth timber
argely gone, but lumbermen even
find a profit in trees that are scarce-
y six inches in diameter. The time
is past when trees can be allowed to
grow to immense size. It is figured
that pine yields the greatest returns
or the money invested between the
ages of 40 and 60 years. Chestnut
requires even less time.
Those who have studied the mat
ter say that the time is at hand when
the forests are to be considered as
crops to be planted, thinned and
harvested like other crops. . When
this practice becomes more univer
sal and people learn more clearly the
value of growing timber, there will
not be thousands of acres of unpro
ductive land in every State, a con
afnnt evesore to the people, and
yielding no returns to the owners.
The United States Forest Service
mm m 0
at Washington lurnisnes iree ot
charge pamphlets and other infor
mation on the methods of planting
flpsirnhlp. snecies. and where the
seeds and young plants may be ob
together with range of
Soothes itching skin. Heals cuts or
burns without a scar. Cures ec mar
r;if salt rheum, anv itchine. Doan's
Ointment. X our druggist sens it.
"I understand his engagement to
the heiress is still a secret."
"Yes, only his most intimate credi
tors are aware of it." July Young's
Weak women should try Dr. .Snoop's
Nisrht Cure. These soothing, healing,
antiseptic suppositories go direct to the
seat of these weaknesses. My "Book
No. 4 For Women" contains many
valuable hints to women, and it is
free. Ask Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis
to mail it. Ask the Doctor in strictest
confidence, anv questions you wish
answered. Dr. Shoop's Night Cure is
flotd by A. C. PetenKm.
A WONDERFUL POWER.
BOW THE POWEK IS USED.
The sandal is the most ancient
form of foot covering. The "ehoes"
mentioned in the Old Testament were
sandals. It was not until the days
of the ancient Greek and Roman
aristocracy that shoes of fine leather
were introduced. These shoes were
without extra soles until some in
genious person, who keenly felt his
insignificant height, added thick soles
and high heels. It is said that the
first boots were invented by the Ca
rians. These early boots were made
of thick leather armored with iron
or brass. They were worn by the
javelin soldiers and the bowmen to
protect their limbs from the flying
steel. From that day on, both boots
and shoes enjoyed a most wholesome
growth until they are now worn the
world over. They suffered many odd
changes in style and material until
developed into the boots and shoes
so common in this day.
The boot and shoe industry wu
brought to this country in the May
flower in 1629 when Thomas Beard,
a shoemaker, came over and set up a
shop under the auspices of the colony
leaders. Seven years later the in
dustry, which has since made Lynn,
Massachusetts, world famous, was
established in that city by Philip
Kertland, a native of Buckingham
shire. He began the manufacture
of shoes in 1636 and in fifteen years
his shoemakers were supplying the
city of Boston with footwear. In
1648 tanning and shoemaking was
established in Virginia. Tn Connec
ticut it was an established industry
in 1656 and in New York previous to
1664." Shoemaking was also profitab
ly conducted in Philadelphia in 1698.
The most of the shoes for the patriot
army in the Revolution were made
In 1700 the business took on the
dignity of a manufacture; sizes were
adopted to a certain standard and
the work was systemized. "Prior to
1815 the shoes were mostly hand
sewn. The shoemaker sat at his low
bench and cut, sewed, hammered
and worked away until each shoe was
completed. Most of the soles were 't
sewn on and a few fastened with
copper nails. The heavier shoes were
welted and the lighter ones turned.
n 1815 the wooden shoe-peg was in
vented and in that year began to be j
extensively used, in fastening thej
soles of boots and ehoes. Appren- j
tices in those days served seven years
to thoroughly learn the shoe busi
ness. The shoes, from the tanning
of the skins to the blacking, were
made in one building or at one plant.
Machines for assisting in the man
ufacture of boots and shoes, were
first introduced to the trade in 1845
when the leather-rolling mill was in
vented which "would do in one min
ute the work which formerly took a
man half an hour with lap-stone and
hammer." The wax thread machine
came next, followed with a buffing
machine for removing the grain from
sole leather; then a peg-making ma
chine and a peg driving machine.
Die machines were later introduced
for cutting soles, tops and heels of
standard size. In 1860 the McKay
sewing machine, which has done
more to revolutionize the shoe in
dustry than any other thing, was pat
ented and found instant favor in the
trade. Other machines followed
quickly in their turn until to-day
very little of the work about making
a shoe is done by hand.
With the advent of machinery m
the shoe industry power was neces
sary. At first water power was uti
lized and later steam engines were
used. Electricity, however, best
meets the demands f the manufac
turer who ha3 made a study of the
business and finds that good results
are only obtainable under perfect
conditions. The shoe industry needs
plenty of heat and power which elec
tricity furnishes under ideal condi
tions Asa source of power it is
more economical than anything else.
Nearly all the heating devices and
about a shoe plant are now heated
During the year 19C5, when the
last manufacturing census was pre
pared, the boot and shoe industry
was valued at $320,107,415 and em
ployt-d 150,000 hands. It took near
ly 65,000 horse-power to turn the
shoemaking machinery in that year.
This power has since increased at the
rate of 20 per cent, annually which
would make the power required for
last year approximately 86,000 horse
One of the latest ideas is an elec
trie heated kettle for melting wax
A GOOD REASON
Scotland Neck People Can
Tell You Why It U So.
Doan's Kidney Pills cure the caum
of disease, and that is why the cure
are always lasting. This remedy
strengthens and touts up the kidneys,
helping them to drive out of the body
the liquid poison that causes back
ache, headache and distressing kidney
and urinary complaints. Scotland
Neck people testify to permanent curen.
Turner Allsbrook, living on Green
wood street, Scotland Neck, N. C,
says: "Doan's Kidney Pills have
proven of great value to me. I suffer
ed severely from a lame back and at
times, 6harp pains through my loint
would make it imjxwsible for mj to
turn over in bed. When the attacks
were at their hieght I would be so Iam
and sore and could hardly get around
when morning came. If I attempted
to lift anything or straighten after
stooping sharp pains would catch me
and I would suffer the most intense
misery. The kidneys themselves were
in a disordered condition, the secre
tions being too frequent in action, and
very unnatural in appearance. I used
every remedy that was brought to my
attention, but received no relief until I
procured Doan's Kidney Pills. They
banished the lameness and pains
through my lnck, corrected the disor
dered condition of my kidneys and at
present I feci better in every way. I
gladly commend Doan's Kidney Tills
to anyone suffering from Kidnej' com
plaint. For sale by all dealers. Price 50c.
Fotre-Milbnrn Co., Buffalo, New York,
sole agents for the United States.
Remember the name DOAN'S
and take no other.
to be applied to the wax pot on a
shoe machine. These are used about
tanneries also. Instead of running
a steam pipe to a remote corner of
the shop to heat a kettle, electricity
does the work without any loss of
power in transmission. Electric tree
ing and finishing irons are in daily
use in shoe factories. Electric irons
are also used for finishing leather.
The electric vamp creaser is a new
device. All the modern electrically
heated tools are equipped with rheo
static control so that the operator
can regulate the temperature exact-
y as required.
The health of workmen needs ser
ious consideration in every plant
and it has been proven that the em
ployees working in an electrically
equipped shoe factory where th air
is not befouled and vitiated with ker
osene or gas stoves can do more work
and do it better than they did under
the old conditions. Gas or oil flames
comsume large amounts of oxygen
and make the air bad; this impairs
the health of the workmen, lowers
his efficiency and decreases the stand
ard of the product. The electric
tool improves the sanitary conditions
of the workroom and the electric
ventilation fan insures plenty of
clean and fresh air. The electric
blower is also of great advantage to
the tanner to keep a current of air
through the drying loft.
As the temperature of the electric
tools is constant the workmen waste
no time in heating the implement
and can give all their attention to
the details of the work. When elec
tric tools first came into use they
produced such an excellent finish
that it was attributed to the electric
ity itself but the engineers say this
was only the result of placing a per
fect tool in the hands of skilled men.
With the rheostatic form of control
the temperature cannot change and
the greenest hand cannot spoil the
The shoe industry is one of the lat
est to be conquered by electricity
and the model shoe factory of to-day
is fully equipped with electrically
driven machinery, electrically heat
ed tools; is lighted by electricity and
fully equipped with every modern
convenience from the telephone to
the electric elevator.
"I suffered habitually from consti
pation. Doan s Kegulcts relieved and
strengthened the bowels, so that they
have been regular ever emce. A. E.
Davis, grocer. Sulphur Springs, Tex.
Knicker Are you interested in
crrp rotation? Bocker Ye3; would
the snakes be pink? New York Sun.
Operation for piles will not be nee-
esary if you use Man Zan Pile Remedy.
Put up rcadv to use. Guaranteed.
Price 50c. Try it. Sold by E.. T.
The population of the world aver-,
ages 109 women to every 100 men.
Big cuts or little cuts, small scratches
or bruises or big ones are healed quick
ly by DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve. It
is especially good for piles. Be sure to
get DeWitt's. Sold by E. T. White
When a man plays for sympathy,
he loses if he wins.
DeWitt's Little Early Risers, the
famous little liver pills, are sold bo E.
T. Whitehead Co.
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