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A. C. PETERSON.
THE EDITOR'S LEISURE HOURS.
Observations of Passing Events.
Too often people have comforts and pleasures at home which
they seek elsewhere. For instance, main- a person jroes away
Rest 2t IlaiPa tlie
A. l T 1 t . .
d,L a great; aeai less cost and which would be really a more gen
uine lest man he gets away irom home. Of course with many
persons the better food which they get at the costly hotels
maKes consiueraoie dillerence.
irom the care of business or work, induces an improved condi-
tion of the system, and they
pnere ai sucn ana sucii a resort.
1 .1 1 1 1 it . 1 .
coiuu ue naa at, nome wim Halt
Some one has remarked that
nected with a great State political convention. And it is even
nt,..t r jsj. so. In such conventions there are al-
ways worthy aspirants who must, from
the very circumstances, sustain defeat and disappointment.
But that is a possibility counted upon by each candidate in the
very outset of a contest, for each one knows that only one per
son can be named for the same office. Even that, however,
does not prevent the final sting of defeat. But in a contest like
th e one over the nomination for Governor in the late Democrat
ic Convention in Charlotte certain features largely make
amends for the hurt sustained in defeat. Mr. Home and Mr.
Craig went away from the convention and back to the people
at home with a proof of devotion and esteem on the part of
their friends and supporters which nothing else on earth could
have given them but the four days' balloting for the covetad
place of honor. So, after all, there is a compensation in defeat;
and what was true of Mr. Home and Mr. Craig was true also
of many others who were candidates for other offices. Such con
tests leave one entrenched in the good opinion of his friends
more securely than before, and, as Mr. Craig said in Charlotte,
they are largely paid for the contest in the gratifying know
ledge that their friends are true and oftentimes more loyal
than they had supposed.
It has often been urged in this column that more attention
be paid to country life and the pleasures that come from good
Making tb& Country At
tractive. in fine country homes.
ideal life on earth, and making the country attractive is coming
more into the thought of the people generally. The last issue
of the Littleton Times-Herald printed the following well-timed
observations: "There is no greater work, in our opinion, in
any field of action than that of making the the country so at
tractive to our young people that they will not wish to go to
the towns and cities to live. There is nothing more hurtful to
the young of this generation than the demoralizing influences
and disintegrating forces of a great city. To keep the country
people from moving into the cities, to retain them in the coun
try, much has to be done, the work of which has only had its
beginning, but in this a good start has been made, intellectual
ly, materially and industrially. An intellectual transformation
is certainly taking place among the rural pejple. Xothing in
dicates this more clearly than the rapid spread of rural free de
livery of mail and of telephone systems. A very intelligent
man who travels over a large scope of country says that tele
phones are found in, at least, seventy -five per cent, of the
country homes where he goes. For the rearing of great men
and women there is no place on earth that even approximates
the advantages of the Christian country home, and there are
three great movements which are rapidly revolutionizing the
country and making it attractive to thousands who hitherto
have been turning their faces toward the city rural routes,tel
ephoncs and good roads."
There was great general rejoicing throughout the State
amongst Hon. W. W. Kitchin's supporters when it became
known that he liad been nominated for
Mr. RltCtlin Honored at Governor by the State Democratic con-
feeling even amongst those who
-j.- X 1 4.1.
didates. It was quite uaimm mat mo fcujn ,
home town, should have given him a royal welcome on his re
turn from the convention. He went home covered with honors,
and his welcome was indaed hearty. The Roxboro Courier
says the following of the welcome accorded him: "It was learn
ed Mondav evening that Hon. W. W. Kitchin would return
home thatevening on the 7 o'clock train from Durham Ar
rangements for his welcome were hurriedly perfected, and
when the train pulled in about three hundred people were at
tiie depot to greet him, they had flags and banners, with one
laro-e banner bearing the inscription 'Person County's W el
come to Hon. W. W. Kitchin, her favorite son.' The proces
sion marched from the depot to the court house the carnage
wh?ch was decorated, in which were Mr. and Mrs ki chin
teadine the procession. At the square the crowd gathered and
veu t m cl and eloquent address of welcome was delivered by
Vr G Winstead, which was responded to by Mr. Kitchin in
u' i speech. There was nothing elaborate in
a short but deling speecn
this reception, it couiu
in which to P-Par - t
their townsman cty by the great Dem
been conferred upo ' We dict that when the 4th
ocratic party of nd the people of this county will
day of November comes , ar the W him the b5 t
show their appreciation of this honor oyj
majority they have .ever isZry tat the
for it is no small honor fo it to g
county had furnished a uov,
nation of ManZan Tile Rem-
edy for all forms of piles, relieves pain,
sooths, "reduces inflammation, soreness
and lining. Price Me C.uamnt erf
to give satisfaction. Sold .bj E; 1.
sP"ngs or tne seashore in summer
rest which could be had at home
This, with the absolute freedom
say great is the water or ahnos-
JUany times an equal result
there is always a sadness con
country homes. Happy indeed is the
lot of the young men and young women
who have the good fortune to be reared
The country is the finest place for an
aim hxlj i. o
supported one of the other can-
t nonnlo rf T? Ct V 1" O r f VllS
s honor which had
c;..i, TToonrhft and Biliousness re
i f with Rinars Little Livt-r
iievcu i v... ----- -
Tills. A rosy complexion and clear
. if fmm their use. Do not
gripe or sicken. Good for all the fam
Uy. Sold bv E. T." Whitehead Co.
ROMANCE OF ELECTRICITY.
Reads More Like Fiction Than Fact
DISCOVERED KAKSf CENTURIES AGO.
Deep in the vellum-bound ancient
volumes of many an old bookstore
lies hid the romance of Electricity.
It is a story so old as to be lost in the
obscurity of the mystic East and so
interesting as to read more like fic
tion than fact.
From the electric light in the
library reading rcm and the elec
tric cars rumbling past the building
the story of eleetr city can be traced
back through the tenturies until the
tiny thread is lost; in the great Em
pire of China thousands of years ago.
Long before anj records in books
the superstitious people of the East
bowed down to the magical powers
of the lode-stone. The name "Elec
tricity" goe3 back - twenty-five cen
turies and is derivtd from the Greek
word "electron," meaning amber.
This amber came from the north
Baltic countries and was extensively
used in the arts and for ornamental
purposes. It was one of the old
Greek philosophers, Thales, who dis
covered in polishing his amber stylus
that the fossilized resin possessed
the mysterious pover of attracting
light bodies when rubbed. Thales
argued that the amber possessed the
secret of life but he failed to explain
the magnetic attraction.
The learning of the Greeks was
adopted by the Eomans and Pliny,
the elder, wrote considerable of this
strange property of amber. He
said the stone was rubbed into life
by his fingers. The Romans con
tented themselves with this knowl
edge and arrived no further towards
a solution of the problem. While
they believed Jovs hurled his im
mortal thunderbolts in just anger
over some fancied wrong they little
knew that their Ember ornaments
contained the secret of the light
ning. The grpat Caesar was awed
and astounded at the strange lights
which on certain nights played ghost
like about the spiked helmets and
spear points of the Roman legions.
Those ancient minds believed more
in ghosts and immortals than in
science. They little understood na
ture and attributed all such phe
nomena to the actions of the gods.
The static electricity shining in "St.
Elmo's light" upon the steel spear
points of the army and the masts of
each trireme in the Roman navy was
translated as a message from, the
gods in assurance of victory.
Fortunately electricity was neither
forgotten or neglected when the
great Roman civilization passed away
and the Dark Ages succeeded. The
next record of electrical experiments
is recorded in the seventeenth cen
tury when Gilbert, the Englishman,
studied the electron and the mag
net and wrote his famous book, "De
Magnete," which was the beginning
of a new era in electric science.
Gilbert told little that Thales had
not known but he paved the way for
a new scientific development. Guer
icke, a Prussian, invented the first
crude electric machine. His simple
device was a cylinder of sulphur
mounted on an axle and turned with
a crank. By whirling this cylinder
and pressing a silk cloth against it
frictional or static electricity was
produced. This machine gave a con
siderable quantity of electricity and
stimulated further experiments.
Though many properties of the mys
tic force were discovered little other
progress was made during that
The next century brought discov
eries which filled all Europe with
excitement and nearly every book
printed during that time contains
articles on electricity. The glass
electrical machine invented at this
time consisted of a large glass cylin
dar or disk revolved on an axle and
rubbed with leather. This machine
produced a large, brilliant spark.
DeFaye, a Frenchman, sent a spark
through a cord 1,300 feet long and
suspending himself from a silk cord
was charged with electricity. When
his friends approached him they
were astonished to see a large spark
leap from hi3 body to theirs. Mus
schenbrock tried to store electricity
and produced the Leyden jar, named
after the city where it was first used,
and received a shock which nearly
knocked him to the floor. The Ley
den jar brought alarm and terror to
ail who saw for the first time the
great power of electricity. The
books say that Louis XV held an au
dience with this jar of stored elec
tricity and that his royal arms were
jerked nearly from their sockets,
which mystified him greatly.
Then our own Benjamin Franklin
stepped to the front and proved with
his kite that electricity from the
friction machine and, the lightning
from the clouds were the same thing.
He was the greatest electrical scien
tist of the age and the history of
electrical progress dates practically
from that day. He constructed a
battery of Leyden jars which was
little short of the lightning itself,
shocking animals to death and set
ting fire to tinder.
Franklin's experiments were re
peated in Europe and he was honor
ed as being, the greatest scientist of
Up to thi3 time static electricity
was the only kind known. Tn-rlay
two kinds of electricity are recog
nized, the static electricity which is
motionless and takes the form of dis
charges from one body to another,
and electricity generated by chemi
cal means. The next world-astonishing
development in electricity
was the discovery of the chemical
battery which gave a steady flow of
current. A man named Galvani, a
professor of anatomy at Bologna, in
1790 was experimenting with an
electric machine. . By chance some
frog legs were lying upon the same
table, having been ordered by a phy
sician for Galvani's sick wife. A
spark jumped to one of the frog's
saddles and it twitched as though
with life. Galvani followed up the
experiment thinking he had discov
ered the secret of life, which was
the topic of all scientific study and
research in those days.
In the course of his experiment
Galvani hung the frog legs on a cop
per book with the toes touching on a
zinc plate. This also caused the legs
to twitch, evidencing an electric
current. But it remained for Volta
to show that Galvani had created an
electric battery. Volta constructed
his "voltaic pile," composed of alter
nating sheets of copper and zinc
separated with a cloth moistened
with an acid solution. This gave a
continuous flow of electricity and
scientists dropped their experiments
with the friction machine to take up
the study of the cell battery. They
thought then ihat the body was
nothing more or less than a voltaic
pile and that life was a manifesta
tion of electrical energy. Personal
ity and emotions were spoken of,
and written of, in electrical terms.
Powerful batteries of as many as a
thousand cells were constructed and
it was noticed that the new machine
eave no brilliant sparks but a steady
flow of current of a power so mys
terious and threatening as to beheld
in silent dread. When the poles of
such a machine were grasped it wa3
as though the victim wes held in the
grasp of a giant and his body was
convulsed and tossed about. By its
action water was decomposed, carbon
and metals melted, chemistry was
revolutionized and scientific re
Galvani and Volta were followed
by a coterie of brilliant men, and
the names of Oersted, Ampere.Davey
and Wollaston became known
throughout the world. In 1820
Oersted discovered the relation be
tween magnetism and electricity.
By his experiment it was found that
the galvanic current deflected the
magnetic neodle. After this principle
we are able to measure the amper
age and voltage of the constant cur
rent. In 1S31 Faraday discovered the
principle of voltaic induction, which
gave rise to the faradic, or alternat
ing current. Then followed the dy
namo, based upon this same prin
ciple, and electiicity began to as
sume great commercial importance.
The telegraph, the telephone, elec
tricity as a source of power, the arc
and incandescent light, the electric
motor car, the X-ray, wireless tele
graphy, the electric furnace and
many important discoveries have fol
lowed. The future of electricity promises
more for thi3 world than any other
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PROTECTING THE TIMBER.
Louisiana's Forest Law Proposed by
PROTECTION ESSENTIAL TO PROSPERITY.
(U. S. Forest Service.)
If the legislature of Louisiana
passes the forestry law proposed by
Governor Blanchard of that State.
and said to have the support of the
largest timber owners, it will be the
most advanced step yet taken Ly any
State to regulate timber cutting on
private lands. By the terms of the
proposed statute the cutting of trees
under twelve inches in diameter
four feet from the cround will not
be permitted. The law does not ap
ply to those who, in good faith, wish
to clear the land for agricultural
purposes, or who need the timber on
the ground for roads or ditches, or
in case an owner or tenant who uses
the wood for domestic purposes.
The lumbermen will be required
to fell the trees in a way to cause
least damage to young timber, and
the .refuse must not be left where
its presence will invite fire or other
wise endanger the small trees. The
penalty provided for violations of
proposed law is a fine of $25 to $100
for each offense, and imprisonment
may be added. Each tree wrong
fully cut will constitute a separate
offense. The proposed law not only
delimits offenses and names penal
ties, but also sets forth the reasons
why such a law is thought advisable.
Timber is becoming scarce, it says,
and ought not be needlessly wasted.
Forest destruction will carry with it
other evils besides dearth of wood.
It will cause destruction, soil erosion,
and increase floods and droughts, to
the damage of the whole people.
The forests ought not be wholly cut
down, the proposed law further says,
because they assist in obstructing
The Supreme Court of Maine re
cently ruled that that State may
lawfully restrict the clearing of privately-owned
forest land, if the pub
lic woula be injured by such clear
ing. Louisiana's proposed law goes
still further in the same direction
and follows the lines of the opinion
rendered by the Maine Supreme
Court. It is worthy of note that
the two States which are first to
take this advanced stand in forest
protection are fifteen hundred miles
apart and have forests not at all
alike in character, different soils,
climates with few points in common,
crops of wholly different kinds,
geography and topography of oppo
site extremes, yet each realizes the ;
immense importance of its forests
and how essential their protection is!
to the continued prosperity of its
What De Wanted To S3y.
"Hello, confound you ! What do
"Is this 6445?"
"Of course! Why don't you go
ahead and talk?"
"Oh, you needn't get mad about
"Well, my time's worth money!
I can't stand here all day jabbering
'hello' to somebody !"
"This i3 about the first time I ever
used a telephone, and "
"Did you call me up just for prac
tice?" "No, of course not."
"Did you call me up to tell a funny
"Well, why don't you go ahead
then with your business?"
"You don't give me a chance. As
I was saying "
"There you go again! Say, how
long are you going to keep me stand
"You can sit down if you want
"I'll sit down on you if this is
supposed to be a joke! Who rre
"My name is Brown. I move J in
directly opposite you a few weeks
"Well, Brown, I'm sorry I have
spoken so harshly to you, but I'm
not feeling up to the mark to-day.
Hope you will pardon me."
"What wa3 it you wished to say
"Why, I wanted to tell you that
j your house is on fire."
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This only grant me that my means
Too low for envy, for contempt too
Some honor I would have.
Not from great deeds, but good
The unknown are better than ill
Rumor can ope the grave.
Acquaintance, I would have, but
when 't depends
Not on the number, but choice, of
Books should, not business, entertain
And sleep, as undisturbed as death,
tne nigiiv, ..
My house a cottage more
Than palace, and should fitting be
For all my use, no luxury.
My garden painted o'er
With nature's hand, not Art's, and
Horace might envy in his Sabine
Thus would I doubt my life's fading
For he that runs it well twice runs
And in this true delight,
These unbought sports, this happy
I would not fear, nor wish, my fate;
But boldly say, each night,
To-morrow let my sun his beams
Or in clouds hide them ! I have lived
"Generally debilitated for yrar.
Had sick headache, lacked ambition,
was worn-out utid nil run-down. Bur
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"Officer," said the police magis
trate, "what is the charge against
"Having an infernal machine in
his possession, your honor," replied
"Anarchist or chauffeur?" queried
the magistrate. Nevvsbook.
During the funnncr kiduej' irregu
larities are often caused bv excessive
drinking or being overheated. Attend
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Kidney Cur". K. T. Whitehead Co.
Country Grocer That was a fun
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Doc. It Rays, "Take Well Before
Shaking!" Doc That's right, Si.
The bottle contains ague cure.
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup
act? gently upon the bowels and there
by drives the cold out of the system
and at the same time it allays inflam
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The rain drove folks to cover.
Descended in a sheet,
And the end-seat hog moved over
Into the middle seat.
DeWitt's Witch Ifa;xl Salve is good
for cuts, burns, bruises and scratches.
It is especially go-d fir j iles. Recom
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Poet: Have you read my last
Friend: I trust that I have.
Stimulation Without Irritation.
That is the watdnvard. That ia
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"When it comes to hogging honors,
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who also becomes a June bride?"
Detroit Free Press.
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"Dr. Kind's New Discovery is the
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"Is i curing me of throat and lung
trouble of long standing, that other
treatments relieved only temporarily.
New Discovery is doing mo ?o much
goi-d that I feel confident that its con
tinued use fur a reasonable length of
time w ill restore me to perfect health."
This renowned cough and cold remedy
and throat and lnn healer i sold at
E. T. Whitehead Co.'s drug etore.
50c. and $l.UO. Trial bottle free.
"I'd rather be good than great."
"Then you won't be annoyed by
any serious amount of competition."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
WAR AGAINST CONSUMPHON.
All nations arc endeavoring to check
the ravages of consumption, the "white
plague" that claims so many victims
each year. Foley's Honey and Tar
cures coughs ami colds perfectly and
you arc m no danger of consumption.
Do not risk your health by taking
some unknown preparation when Fo
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in results. The genuine is in a yellow
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