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VOL. XXIV. New Series Vol. 11.-6-18
SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1908.
rniisalthy Kidneys Make Impure Blood.
a.:; the blcod in your body passes through
; v r kidneys once every three minutes.
i ne Kiar.eys are your
blood purifiers, they fil
ter out the waste or
impurities in the blood.
If they are sick or out
of order, they fail to do
Pains, aches and rheu
matism come from ex
cess of uric acid in the
blood, due to neoftA
K. troubls causes quick or unsteady
,,r- .--mis. and makes one feel as though
: t.id heart trouble, because the heart i;
-.veVv.crklr.g in pumping thick, kidney
r ' biood through veins and arteries.
1; v.icA to be considered that only urinary
v::.:sreto be traced to the kidneys,
t'u: w modern science proves that nearly
s'i cr-.stitutional diseases have their begin
i i kidney trouble.
lived are sick you can make no mistake
y-.- f:rs: doctoring your kidneys. The mile
ani ih extraordinary effect of Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, the great kidney remedy U
s;.;n rra!::ed. It stands the highest for its
wonderful cures cf the most distressing case
and :s sold on its merits
bv a:! druggists in f ifty
rer.t ar.d one-dollar siz
.k Y.- i r.av have a
arij bottle bv mail tinm. .. r- .
fr. a'.r-o pamphlet telling you how to fine
have kidnev or bladder troiihl
:n his paper when writing Dr. Kilmei
Einchamton. N. Y.
't make anv mistake, bnf. tp.
ri-'i!! or the name, swamp Root, Dr
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B n.'hiiuit n, X. Y., on every bottle.
L R. MILLS
Scotland Xeck, X. C.
p J. P. WIMBERLEY,
Physician and Surgeon,
Scotland Xeck, X. C.
Office on Depot Street.
)R. A. C. LIVERMON,
Office up stairs in White
Office hours from 9 to 1 o'clock
and 2 to 5 o'clock.
t W. MIXON,
Watch Maker, Jeweler, En
Scotland Xeck, X. C.
I McBRYDE WEBB,
Attorney and Counselor at
219-221 Atlantic Trust Building
Xotarv Public. Bell Phone 7G0
WARD L. TRAVIS,
Attorney and Counselor at
Halifax, X. C.
Vicncy Loaned on Farm Lands
ILL H. JOSEY,
General Insurance Agent,
Scotland Xeck, X. C.
y vj 1'rorm tet Iazurmot growtn.
-t, jra if ana nwuniei we dux.
fiflljf I am prepared to serve
'C-iw my customers and the
public generally with the
very best of fresh
All orders filled promptly, and
every customer's wants regarded.
. J. IX HILL,
Main St., next to Princes Stables.
&.the fl-raln anywhere, hu iti not.
"as usuaii? , . pa,n 18 Mood pressure nothing
rov6 it hi,.. 1 ''ast; so. says Dr. Snoop, and to
x osii laiiy B ifni pt,n ls blood PJ-eMurw-cothinf
W-etlled a 1 ttie Pinlt That
?MWrt; . shoP Headache Tablet
J's "fleet sVhan?811"! awB' r" Pf" center.
f'U skiew u n' P'eas'nsrly delightful. Gently.
,. ely' " Ufely equalizes the blood Circ
' 5r5e' w MxJ Pressure.
youMr 8feno,ls with women, same cant.
nWstion-b',,MS- r9Stlf;. neryus. If a blood
S'nty. fnf: r., a,Presure- That surely ls a
tlnWinut ,p? Headache Tablets stop
to2'wnatuibilhe,blet mply distribute
Rruiwi v.l0O(1 Pressure.
"miw yon, , T Pressure.
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THE EDITOR'S LEISURE HOURS.
Observations of Passing Events.
Perhaps political enthusiasm
in otner things except that its
PnllHral FnTh!ifm tnan in
we say, and it really gives them courage many times to press
on and do their best, whereas they might lose hope and fail
witnout it. it is well for those who "wade deep" into the wave
of enthusiasm for the friends of their political choice, to make
effort to keep it up after the more listless and less serviceable
ones tall away and seem to forget their ardor for the men they
have helped to select. A long pull and a steady pull is what
is needed in political contests
believe that in a large measure
ic taices well-measured enthusiasm to do the best and most
telling work. The enthusiasm of those who iust shout because
others shout and clap because
stantial kind. Uive us the man who believes something and
who stands by it because he believes it is the best thinff he can
In the State Democratic Convention at Charlotte, every inter
est ave way for four days to
The Convention Hot Satfs- No other
factory from the delegates until that question
was settled. And under the circumstan
ces, the race for that honor being so intense, it was not to be
expected that the delegates would pay heed to much else until
that question should be settled.
that course, but after the Governor, was named there seems not
to have been quite so much consistency. The delegates com
menced to leave and the balance of the work of the convention
was done by a largely reduced delegation. We believe the
papers stated that on Monday morning, after the convention
had adjourned over from Saturday night,there was not a single
secretary present at the opening of the convention. A private
letter from a gentleman who was present and deeply interested
in the proceedings says: "The convention plan must go. It is
demoralizing and if continued it will certainly destroy our
party." The desire for State-wide legalized primaries tn the
same day is pretty general, and a large majority of the voters
of the State now feel that it is the only satisfactory plan.
The following notice of a Farmers' Institute has been received
and we gladly give it space in'this column: The annual Farm
r4nn... inm..i !i ne ers' Institute for Halifax county will be
Farmers Institute July 28. held at Scotland Neck Xuesav July
28th, 1908. There will be two or three speakers present, fur
nished by the State Department of Agriculture and probably
one from the United States Department of Agriculture in addi
tion to local speakers. These institutes are for a free and in
formal discussion of every day farm problems and no farmer
can attend and take part in these discussions without receiving
more than enough benefit to pay for the time spent. Under the
present management of the Farmers' Institutes no attempt is
made to lay down hard and fast rules for farming and no lec
turer at these institutes is expected to discuss or recommend
any practice which he himself
dozens of farmers in this part
successfully at this time. The
be selected from among the State's most successful farmers; the
workers in our State Department of Agriculture; the United
States Department of Agriculture and the faculty of the North
Carolina College of Agriculture. Do not forget the date of this
meeting and see that your neighbors know of it and attend.
The farmers of the Scotland Xeck section and in other sections
of the county should attend this meeting and get all the bene
TJrT in manv derades. if ever
dignity in agricultural pursuits
by the people o o ro a an
Why Not the Farm7 South. Really, the work of a sure-
pnnno-h farmer is cominer to be
there is less prejudice against the farmer's life as .a calling or
vocation than ever before. Th"e truth is, there is no work or
profession more noble in its influence and development, and
many young men, even, who a few decades ago would have
spurned it, now look upon it with favor. Some young men get
an exaggerated view of things in their early life which is hard
to changer For instance, many young fellows who are about to
start out in life, just as they have completed their school course,
it may be, look at the young farmer and then at the young mer
chant and draw comparisons. Several things enter into the
comparison. The young merchant perhaps lives in a more at
tractive home than the farmer; he perhaps wears a little finer
clothes than the farmer; it may be he looks a little more "spick
and span"-and his hands are tender, well-shaped and fair to
look upon, while the farmer's are sun-tanned a little rough, it
may be, and his general appearance not so -band-boxy Well,
it is all ritrtit for persons to look well when they can and when
t is absolutely necessary; but a little difference in the appear
ance of a man's dress or a little sun-burn on his hands and face
should not discount the great and high calling which he fol
lows There is nothing under the canopy of heaven that is
nobler in its essentials than the life of a farmer and the man
o woman who would discount a man because of the evidence
on person that he lies in God's open air and health-giving
sunshine is of small calibre, and their opinions are not worth
the consideration of those against JJ
j" a 0rV. riuse Glorious are the fields, glorious are tne
tit rtZlZ tcoh with Nature and g,or-
ious is the life of a real farmer
One application of ManZan Pile Rem
f, oil forms of piles, relieves pain.
CUjr, " - ,
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and itching. Price 50c. ww-
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is not different from enthusiasm
waning sometimes is felt more
other things. It makes the
aspirants for office feel eood. as
as well as in all others. We
enthusiasm runs this world; but
others do so, is not of the sub
the nomination for Governor.
candidates could get a hearing
There could be no objection to
has not done successfully or that
of the State are not also doing
institute lecturers this year will
before, have the interest and
been so carrefully considered
regarded as a profession, and
Sick Headache and Biliousness re
lieved at once with Rings Little Liver
A rosy complexion and clear
eves result from their use. Do not
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ilv. Sold bv E. T. Whitehead Co. ;
SOME THINGS TO DO.
Many Things to be learned by The
American Boy Graduates.
CAPABLE WORKERS NEED NOT BE IDLE
(The American Boy.)
wnat a great and spienaia army
of the very flower of the land all the
American boy graduates would make
if they could by massed together
one great company. I suppose that
a good many of them would resent
the imputation that they are stil
boys, and it is really time that the
should "put away childish thiners"
and begin to see and feel as men fee!
and see. Now comes the time of
testing, and we have no shadow of
doubt that some of them will meet
this test bravely and well. The next
few years will prove whether they
are made of the right stuff or not
the stuff of which the real men of
the world are made. All this educa
tion has been nothing but a develop
ing of the natural powers of the boy
and a strengthening through the de
velopment of his character. If this
character-building process has been
omitted the most important part cf
your education has been sadly neg
lected. There's just no use talking,
boys, if you lack character you lack
the most essential element in the
achievement of the only kind of suc
cess worth having in this life. And
you want to set it down on the tab
lets of your hearts that money is a
secondary consideration when it
eomes to making a success of one's
life. One trouble with our Ameri
can Doy 01 today is tnat ne has an
idea that money represents the high
est standard of success. Recent de
velopements'm the great world of
finance have given proof of the fact
that it is a standard so low that it
has brought some who haveacheived
this kind of great success down to
the dirt itself in the estimation of
the great mass of the American peo
ple. Just take note of the fact that
the men our nation has always de
lighted to honor have never been
men of great wealth. .Some have
been prosperous men, but it is ft r
the things growing out of the nobil
ity of their characters that they hold
such a high place in the esteem cf
The American boy graduate will
do well to bear in mind thtt he must
now pull off his coat and d a lot of
mighty hard work if he ia to do all
that the world expects of Mm. Why
not? You have used all the brawn
and muscle of yours at football and
baseball and rowing snd other
"stunts" of strength long enough.
The school and college "gym" didn't
develop all that muscle of which you
are so proud just for foctball and
other games requiring muscle. It
developed it for the purpose of help
ing to make you more capable of
pushing to the front in the real work
of life. And there is plenly of work
for you to do. The willing worker
and the capable worker need not be
idle for long in our land. But if you j
have not learned any regular trade
or profession while you have been in
school you must do as the Bible says
and "whatsoever thy handfindethto
do, do it with thy might" Don't
dawdle. And don't complain. If
your work does not "suit" you keep
at it just the same until ycu can find
something that does "suit" you.
Every American boy graduate
should start out in life determined
that he will not actually "loaf" a
single day while he liees. The
"loafer" is about as poor a spicemen
of humanity as any country can pro
duce. You can find work of some
kind to do if it is of a no more cash
producing kind than studying at
home or working around the house.
Don't wait for something to "turn
up." A great, strong man who has
been idle for - months told me only
the other day that nothing seemed
to "turn up" for him. The shores
of time are strewn with the life
wrecks of men who have sat in idle
ness waiting for something to "turn
up." You'd better run an elevator
or do something for fifty cents a day
than to sit in idleness waiting for
someone to offer you a job.
And the American boy graduate
must learn to posses his soul in pati
ence. Get that get-rich-quick non
sense out of your head, and don't be
vain enough to think that somehow
or other Nature has been so gener
ous in her gifts to you that you are
ready to begin at the top instead of
at the botton of the ladder. You
kown that Franklin said that "he
that can have patience can have what
he will," and another wise man who
knew just what he was talking about
said: "There is no road too long to
the man who advances deliberately
and without undue haste, there are
no honors too distant to the man who
prepares himself for them with pati
ine troupie with so many of vou
boys is that you are too impetuous
too eager to"arrive," too anxious to
"get there" at a single bound. You
can't do it. A lot of your lalent
powers are still to be developed even
if you have a diploma, and nothing
on earth can develop them but the
slow-moving process of learning by
doing. You have been learning by
reading and study for lo these many
years, now you must begin to learn
by doing. Daniel Webster was just
right when he said: "Knowledge
does not comprise all that which is
contained in the large term of edu
cation. The feelings are to be dis'
ciplined; the passions are to be re
strained; true and worthy motives
are to be inspired; a profound religi
ous feeling is to be instilled, and
pure morality inculcated under all
circumstances. All this is comprised
XT 11 ji .
ixow an mis is nor, comprised in
the education the young graduate
has thus far received. A Dart of
the rest of it must come as a life ex
perience. Take note of the fact that
the best men of all ages have believ
ed in God and have tried to impress
upon the young the beauty and the
duty of this belief. There is an old
proverb that says that "a man de
void of religion, is like a hosre with
out a bridle." Religion is a mighty
good armor, boys, and you should
start out in life with faith in God
and a willingness to obey His will
And so we wish all the great and
splendid army of American boy
graduates God-speed in their honest
efforts to be true to themselves, to
their country and to their God.
A Peculiar Well In Florida.
In their investigation of the wells
and underground waters of Florida
the geologists of the United State.
Geological Survey have noted many
interesting things. Among these is
a well at Welaka on St. Johns River.
from which two kinds of water are
The well is 309 feet deep. The
ength of the casing is 110 feet. The
well was first drilled to 160 feet, and
rom this depth ordinary "sulphur"
water was obtained. The drill was
then carried to a depth of 309 feet,
where it encountered a strong min
eral water, having a disagreeable,
salty taste. In order to use both
kinds of water an inner tubing was
run nearly to the bottom of the well.
Both this and the outer casing were
connected with pumps, so. that ordi
nary water and mineral water can
be pumped at the same time. A
avorite joke played on visitors ii to
give them a drink of the waker wa
ter in the first glass and to replace
it with the brine in the second.
Not more than a half a dozen wells
of this kind are known in the coun
try, but there is no reason why simi-
ar wells can not be obtained in re
gions where the waters in the upper
strata differ from those lying deep
er. In these investigations of the wa
ters of Florida the Nation aud State
surveys are cooperating and much
valuable information has been gath
ered during the winter's work.
The Discovery of Bret Harte.
A copy of the Overland Monthly
had fallen into my hands, and I was
exceedingly interested in a sketch,
'The Luck of Roaring Camp," by
an author whose name 1 had never
before heard. I asked Mr. Fields to
read it, and he cared more for it
even than I, being much older and
wiser, and he very soon dictated a
letter to Mr. Harte, begging him to
send something to the Atlantic. The
reply, which came in due time, I
think, not only expressed a willing
ness to become a contributor, but
spoke of the writer's probable de
parture from California. I cannot
say how long it was before the Harte
family reached Boston and became
the guests of Mr. Howells in Cam
bridge. 1 only know that it was the
time when every man was quoting
from "The Heathen Chinee" and
generally carrying the verses in his
pocketbook. There was, I thought,
a good deal of curiosity felt about
the office as to the sort of man the
suddenly popular author would prove
to be. He was found good looking
and exceedingly well dress, extreme
ly self possessed, with a gracefully
friendly and even effectionate man
ner to the new business and literary
acquaintances of his own age in the
establishment, with whom he speedily
"You get a good many kicks from
dissatisfied patrons, don't you?"
"Yes," replied the facetious laun
dryman, "but we get more cuffs.
Kansoe City Timee.
Few Persons Investigate the Root-Prin
THE ASSOCIATION ALWAYS DANGEROUS.
The Messenger of Hope, organ of
the Thompson Orphanage at Char
lotte, N. C, and edited by Rev. W.
J. Smith, formerly rector of Trinity
Church in Scotland Neck, prints the
following from the South Carolina
Comparatively few persons inves
tigate the root-principles involved in
the so-called "border line" practices
and amusements. Yet the only sat
isfactory way of determining one's
attitude toward such a practice is to
do so on the basis of the underlying
principle which is there; any other
basis of settlement is likely to be
temporary, therefore unsatisfactory
and unsafe. A New York reader,
noting with approval a recent edi
torial statement of the root trouble
with the theater, seeks similar infor
mation on card-playing. She writes:
"I should like to get an opinion
fully as positive concerinng the
fundamental objections to, or the
underlying benefits of, card-playing
as practiced at the present time."
There are two fundamental objec
tions to card playing, which would
seem to outweigh heavily any bene
fits that it may offer. The two are:
Its recognition of chance as an im
portant factor; its association with
a gambling, dissolute element of so
ciety. Most games of cards are based.
upon chance as the leading factor.
rather than skill. There is, of course,
plenty of opportunity to use skill in
playing the cards which chance has
given one; but there is a well-recog- j
nized, sharply defined line of dis
tinction between cards and checkers,
chess, tennis, bowling and the like.
The latter are Barnes of skill: the
former is a game of chance. And
the practical question for young
people and adults alike to consider
Do I want to cultivate, in my
amusement an element chance, or
luck which has no recognition by
sensible, successful people in any
other branch of life; or shall I make
my amusements contribute to my
general efficiency by their cultivation
of skill? And when parents are con
sidering the question of their child
ren's amusements at the most im
pressionable time of life, the choice
of these two opposing tendencies.
hoice and luck, as tendencies of life
to bo encouraged and developed by
the children's games, offers food for
pretty serious thought.
Cards and card playing are pecu-
iarly associated with gambling,
drinking, dissolute elements of so
ciety. Probably no other form of
game has this association to any such
degree. The chance of luck ele
ment makes a strong appeal to those
human being3 who have little to do
with honest effort and clean, high-
class skill as their chief asset in life.
nasmuch as cards have been appro
priated, therefore, by the worst and
owest elements of society, do we
want to open our own home to a de
bauched amusement? Do we want
our Doys to Decome aaepts, in tne
home, at a game which, in college
or out in the world, win mane it
easy and tempting for them to get
in close association with men whose
life and practices are wholly un
Even if the amusement were inno
cent and harmless in itself, its asso
ciations are the logical outcome of
its inherent unworthiness; and the
combination of these two facts is
sufficient, in the minds of many, to
put the game clean over the border
line and into the realm of practices
that are beyond debate.
Pinules for Backache, little golden
globules, easy and pleasant to take.
Act directly on the kidneys purify the
blood- and invigorate the entire sys
tem. Beet for backache, lame back,
kidneys and bladder. 30 day?' trial
$1.00. Guaranteed. Sold by E. T.
An engineer on the 'Frisco road,
according to a newspaper printed in
Perry, Kas., dropped a wrench from
his locomotive, and stepping out of
the cab to search for it, got lost in
the high weeds along the line, and
after half an hour's trudging found
a fisherman, who piloted him back
to the railroad. Baltimore News.
Get my "Book No. 4 For Women."
It will give weak women many valua
ble suggestions of relief and with
confidential medical advice is entirely
free. Simply write Dr. Shoop, Racine,
Wis. The book No. 4 tells all about
Dr. Shoop's Night Cure and how tl.ese
soothing, healing, antiseptic suprori
tories can be successfully applied to
correct these weaknesses. Write fcr
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A; C. Fetenon. -' -
In the Hay-Lolt.
(Annie L. Muzzey. in Youth's Companion.)
0 sweet, still noontide of the sum
in the cool harbor of this fragrant
Flooded with billows of the new
Engulfed among the perfumed waves
Catching dream glimpses of the sea-
With phantom cloud-ships passing
Across my vision,inher loving quest.
The swallow skims and rises to her
Brooding her fledglings in her tawny
From orchard - boughs the catbird,
A challenge which from bob-o-lin-
A trill of glee as thro' the air he
Far off the bleat of lambs upon the
Blends with the whirring of a dis
Half-glad, half-sad. like mingled
good and ill.
But underneath the sounds afar and
A flow of silence that I btrd to hear
Hath finer message for my inner ear.
Soft on the scented reeds of new-
The fairies of the grass field faintly
The airs they sang to buttercups in
And all the year their elfin notes
Of secret haunts where sleeping
With life no frost nor scythe of death
Thro endless time, whatever winds
One happy and eternal truth I know:
The grass may wither, but the soul
"Generally debilitated for years.
Had sick headache, lacked ambition,
was worn-out and all run-down. Bur
dock Blood Bitters made me a well
woman." Mrs. Chas. Freitoy, Moos
"Figures don't lie," remaakedthe
man who utters aphorisms. ''That's
true so far as mathematics is con
ceaned," answered the campaigner.
"But in politics a back number is
liable to prevaricate some." Wash
During the summer kidney irregu
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drinking or being overheated. Attend
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Kidney Cure. E. T. Whitehead 'Co.
The Lady Look here, you said
that if I'd give you your dinner you'd
mow the lawn for me. The Hobo
I'd like to do it ma'am, but I gotter
teach yer a lesson. Never trust the
word of a total stranger. Cleve
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup
acts gently ujxm the bowels and there
by drives the cold out of the system
and at the fame time it allays inflam
mation and stops irritation. Children
like it. Sold bv E. T. Whitehead Co.
"Poor man!" said the kind lady.
"How did you go blind?"
"Well, mum," answered Tired
Treadwell, "de foist lime dat I no
ticed it was when I was out lookin'
fer work." Chicago Record-Herald.
PeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve is good
for cuts, burns, bruises and scratchen.
It is especially good for piles. Recom
mended and "sold by E. T. Whitehead
Com pa n y .
Brigg: They say the French are
Griggs: I know it. The last time
I was over in France I couldn't ever
make them understand their own
Stimulation Without Irritation.
Tbrit is the watch ward. That is
what Orino Laxative Fruit Symp does.
Cleanses and stimulates the lowrls
without irritation in. any form. L. 1 .
After Arthur Dany became an ex
pert knife-thrower from practicing
on his wifr, she sued him for di
(Isn't that just like a vro nan?)
WAR AGAINST CONSWMPriON.
All nations are endeavoring to check
tVio ravages nf consumntion. the 'wliit
plague" that claims so many victims
each year. Foley's Honey and Tar
cures coughs and colds perfectly and
you are in no danger of c onsumption.
Do not rifck your health by taking
some unknown preparation when Fo
ley's Honey and Tar is safe and certain
in results. The genuine is in a yellow
package. E. T. Whitehead Co.
K C. PFTCDonu