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V3L. XXIV. New Series Vol. 11.--6-1S
SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1903.
DO YOU GET UP
WITH A LAKE BACK ?
"iiney Trouble Mafces You Miserable.
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p-i's is sure to know of the venderft.
:: i . cures mr do by D.
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, . . ..' ' and b'adder rernedr.
f it is the great l.iedr
jXj cai triumph cf the nir.c
! -ii teenth century: c':r
, ; )!;' ! ' covercd after years c
)f ) I.- J!'JJ r.r-'entific
i rQ-'i Dr. Ki'r
irr.er, the c .!
. -Jvr-. nejt kiuney and b!ad
" Icr specialist, and i:
n.'.c-ruljiy successful in promptly cur:ri
back, kidney, bladder, uric acid trou
" ''"d "right's Disease, which is the vorj,
cf ! iduey '.rcuble.
C.: . Kilmer's Swamp-Root is net res
..T.e.v.cd for everything but iiycu have kid
.-. l' sr cr bladd-.-r trouble il vyi be f ourtr
.-medy you need. It has been teste:
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-:!cc, cmoiig the helpless too poor to pur
rcitrf and has proved so ruccessi''.:! i;
.-.-.3 that a special arrangement hs:
de by .vhich al! readers of this paps:
: have r.st already tried it, may have
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. v.uidr.mcntijii reading this generour
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nvike any mistake, but re
the name, Swamp Knot, Dr
Swamp Root, and the addres.
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I'jiysiciax and Surgeon,
Scotland Xeck, X. C.
on Depot Street.
hi!. A. C. UVERflON,
r&fi& head Building.
:ice hours from 9 to 1 o'clock
anl 2 to .! o'clock.
Vv'atch laker, Jeweler, En-
P-cotland Xeck, X. C.
rc-RNBY AND COUNSELOR AT
221 Atlantic Trust Building
'vy PnUio. Bell Phone 7Gf
tj::::ey and Counselor at
Halifax, X. C.
r. y Loaned on Farm Lands
'ir.vr.p.AL Insurance Agent,
Scotland Xeck, X. C.
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f .a-- - - - '. - "t'i'Ato wJ btautiilos tne tuur. j
Zi'.". ss'i ''"c.a'i ft hair inlnu I
lipi 1 -i ifa YoutkJill Color.
T i am prepared to serve
iv cH customers and the
o;iblic generally with the
v:r hr.sl of fresh
All orders filled promptly, and
eveiy r . Werner's wants regarded.
-J. "D. HILL,
Main St., .-cxt to Prince's Stables.
ma ' i hd
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tj i4 . . tt.1 fcJ 63 T,
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V i.". bi'l a symptom of. and not
'i-'a-.i'. Wu think of Dyspepsia,
J:!-.:ji-rtioues roul dis;a:8, yet
y,r.:. only of a certain specifio
V !" -t rst correctly lefl Dr. Shoo
-I )t row very popular Stomatl
''' ' 6 H':storative. Going direct
'i rvi-s. alone brought that success
''i-opari t his K.tnriitive. With-
;t"i highly vitalprinciple.no
!! isnm.-nts were ever to be had.
vs. bloating, biliousness, bad
' ciilnrn.. inn t fir Tw CVtrr.'
' '; , '"'''Is "r Liquid-and see for your.
win (i0. We soli ad cheer-
THE EDITOR'S LEISURE HOURS.
Observations of Passing Events.
The unanimity with which the congressmen in the various
districts in Xortli Carolina have been nominated as their own
nnr, Ponpcor.i,M successors speaks well for them. All
uuiiu m,pn.aci;iuw?;o. , ., . . ,
the while this paper has favored return
ing congressmen for several terms at least, unless tbey prove
untrue to the trust reposed in
their constituency. It takes a
acquainted with his duties and
representative member of the
spects the greatest deliberative
a member of that great Xational
attends closely to his duties and
ests of the people whom he represents we see no need of being in
a hurry to turn aside and place
hands of another. We do not wish to be understood as advocat
ing for any one a life-tenure in office; for we do not believe that
a public office belongs to any man; and so rotation of office is a
fair thing, and we believe it should be practiced. Generally
there are as good and capable men left in the ranks as are
chosen for positions of trust. We did not start out to discuss
long or short terms of office, but to make note of the high com
pliment which the people of North Carolina are paying their
congressmen by nominating them as their own successors.
Recently wo wrote for this
habit of keeping busy. There
The Habit cf Saving.
persons should form the habit of saving. In order for one to
be an industrious person all through life it is important that the
habit of doing something be formed in early life; and in order
that one may make savings from his earnings, it is quite as im
portant that the habit of saving be formed in early life also.
Parents can do no more helpful thing than to induce their chil
dren to make their little money in whatever way they can and
then lay by a part of it as a special saving. It may not be
necessary for a boy to put his dollar in the bank, though this is
a good plan; but he does well to save as much of his earnings
as he spends. If a boy does not quite understand how his little
money will be safe in the bank and would prefer to have it where
he can see it now and then, let him put it away in his trunk, or
in some secret drawer, or in some jdace for safe keeping; and
the boy who forms this habit of laying by a part of his earnings
for emergency, will be apt to come to manhood's estate much
more independent financially than the. boy who spends all his
money as fast as he makes it. Whether one makes much or
little let him save a part of it.
certain point a tiny electric device
Dr. Edward Everett Hale, who writes regularly for the starts the electric motor which cir
Woman's Home Companion, gives some most interesting ob- 'culates the cooling liquid. As soon
cover from the fatigue incurred by the exercise and effort of
the day. We quote him: "You have no right in a given day
to incur more fatigue than that for which the sleep of the next
night will give full recovery. Unless each night recovers the
ground lost in the exertion of the day before you are commit
ting suicide by inches, and you have no right to commit suicide
at all." Few people have taken time to think how much harm
they do themselves by not sleeping enough. The great sleeper
is not necessarily lazy, as some may think; but is only follow
ing nature's requirements, it may be, to make up for the loss of
vitality incurred by some toil. We remember that Rev. Wil
liam Brunt, one of the greatest and best teachers at whose feet
we ever sat, said to us once that all great men have been great
sleepers. Dr. Hale thinks so and urges that people sleep enough
to replace what is lost "every day by exertion. Some people
seem to think it smart to do without sleep, but the wisest men
do not think such persons smart at all, but very foolish and
unwise. By all means all people should sleep enough. Sir Wil
liam Jones is aptly quoted by Dr. Hale:
"Seven hours to law, to soothing slumber seven;
Ten to the world allot and all to heaven."
There is good encouragement to hope that the extremely
tight times will soon change. Evidences are seen in many
quarters that business conditions are
Improved l0ndi!IC3S. improving. We note the following in
teresting statement in the current number of American Industries-
"The return to full-time operation by a number of New
Eneland cotton mills has been the latest sign of return of gen
eral trade prosperity in that section. Most of tho mills which
hav- resumed full-lime schedules have been running on half or
three-quarters time for several months past and the resumption
U bailed as an indication of the beginnings df a general return
ofu l capacitv production. Some of the mills which have not
et resumed full-time have increased their hottrs of operation,
arr l the Borden mills at Fall River, most of those at Bed
ford and the Knights, Goddards, Lippitts and others of the
i t irnducers in Rhode Island are now running on full
argest pioduceis 0Kreemcnt that business is greatly
?" wantilllv improved, although estimates as to the pres
ent volume o acxuai nf hiVrreat sell ins lines
in the trade, said the oliioaj
for goods is better .fc .g tm0 thftt pnces have
goods business J knQWn g0ods which formerly
suffered so hat e ot t Qne
sold for twelve cents o .. off the
eighth cents, and we are now certain that the bed
prices in order to that an upward trend has set
rock jtn the fight against making contracts to
Bcrt Barber, of Elton Wis says:
"Ihavo only taken four doses or hu
i T!iM".r Pills and they
them by the people who make up
man some time to become fully
the demands of his work as a
American Congress, in some re
body in the world. And while
Council fills well his position,
carefully looks after the inter
the interests of the people in the
column some observations on the
are many reasons why most per
sons should ail the while keep busy, and
there are fully as many reasons why all
on sleep. He says that one
sleep enough every night to re
Trices are better, for demand
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t t Tr ia n. pate ami iu-m-i-
SntoV: 'At Drugs' or by
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address. The Mother Gray Co., Le-
If von have pains in the back Lun--rv
H'iuMer or Kidney trouble, and
w,nt a certain, pleasant herb cure for
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Ths IceIsss Icebox.
Throughout the tropical and tem
perate zones the Iceman is king and
lord-over-all during the hot summer
months, but now it is an open secret
that there is rebellion in the king
dom and electricity has opened a
way to freedom and independence.
The tyranny of the ice-wagon and
the monumental summer ice sched
ule must go. This is not another
Celestial "tong-war' but an electri
cal development which will be her
alded with great delight by everjT
householder and also with great con
sternation ana regret by the ice
This is an age of horseless wagons,
houses without chimneys, wooden
stoves and wry not the iceless ice
box? A new automatic artificial re
frigerator has been invented which
works independent from the iceman
and his diminutive sample of crystal
hzed germ-water. This entirely up-
to-date machine produces its own
The new refrigerator is operated
by electricity and works automati
cally. In place of ice a "cooling
liquid" is circulated by a small mo
tor-driven pump. The scheme for
keeping the refrigerator cool is the
same as used to make artificial ice.
With the motor-driven pump am
monia is compressed to the point - at
which the gas liquifies (for pure
ammonia is a gas) and the heat gen
erated by this compression is ex
tracted with water jackets. This
liquid gas is conducted to the cooler
through a pipe and allowed to ex
pand in a coil. Of rourse as the ga
expands it absorbs just as much
heat from its surroundings as was
generated in compressing it. This
lowers the temperature of the inter
ior nearly to the freezing point.
From the expansion coil the gas i?
conducted back to the compressor
ready for another cycle.
The beauty of the electric refrig
erator is that it works absolutely
automatically and with the perfec
tion of economy. When the temper
ature in the "icebox" rises above a
las the temperature drops to the de
sired point the same device, called a
thermostat, stops the motor. The
automatic devices control the appar
atus indefinitely and there is nc
waste of electric power. So simple
is the new refrigerator that it re
quires practically no attention ex
cept an occasional oiling of the elec
tric motor and the compressor.
In many cases the amount former
ly spent for ice would pay for the
new refrigerator and the amount
saved by keeping vegetable, meat,
milk and dther things in the icebox
will more than compensate for the
cost of keeping a private ice plant.
The "iceless icebox" finds its
greatest field of usefulness in meat
markets, hotels, fruit stores, cream
eries and in all wholesale and retail
houses where perishable goods are
Wear CoHcn Clothes.
The Winston-Salem Journal ar
gues sensibly for a more general
adoption of cotton clothing for sum
mer wear. It says that a man from
the far South expresses surprise that
cotton and linen suits are so little
worn in this section. In Georgia,
Florida, Alabama and Mississippi es
pecially, cottcn and linen suits
are the rule and not the exception.
They are much more comfortable
than any weight of woolen suits,
are neat and washable. Another
thing, the cotton suits, ten times as
many of which are worn as of linen,
are a Southern product and their
general use throughout the South
would mean not only a greater de
mand for a strictly Southern prod
uct, but would mean that the mil
lions of dollars which now go out of
this section every summer for wool
ens would remain at home, enriching
to a certain extent every class of
citizens in this section. It is to he
hoped for these reasons that the
wearing of cotton and linen suits
(most of which are made partly of
cotton) will become more general in
The world no doubt misses a great
deal of comfort that might come its
way by the exercise of more sensible
ideas in the matter of summer cloth
ing. The young women are taking
the lead in this dr-ess reform and are
now nearly all cotton girls. The men
will have to come to it.
During the summer kidney irregu
larities are often caused by excessive
drinking or being overheated. Attend
to the kidneys at one by using Foley's
FARM WHOSE CROP IS TIMBER.
What an Ohio Farmer is Being in Tree
Planting. ALL TEIS IS WORTH TSMEIKG ACOUT.
In every state of the Union there
are many tracts of so-called agricul
tural land, which, owing to their
hilly character, poor soil, or numer
ous boulders, are not suitable for
farming. The owners of such tracts
are often at a loss to know what to
do with them.
Without question, the best use to
which land of this kind can be put is
to plant it with trees. One of the
fundamental principles of forest
economics is, that soil which i3 not
good enough to make the growing
of cereal crops profitable should be
devoted to the production of wood
crops. This does not mean that
trees grow better on poor soil than
on fertile soil. They will, of course,
grow better on fertile soil. But, in
proportion to the money invested,
better returns are secured from
trees planted on the less valuable
Most of the cone-bearing trees,
and many hardwoods as well, will
thrive in soil of medium fertility.
All trees, however, do not thrive on
poor, sandy 'ridges, or on hillsides
where the soil is thin. Black walnut,
hardy catalpa, and white oak, for
their best development, require a
deep, fertile soil, well watered and
well drained, and it is not advisable
to plant them where these require
ments are not met.
An Ohio farmer is solving the
problem of what to do with the
worn-out farm. He own3 an old
homestead of sixty acres, which he
is desirous of keeping in the family.
lie does not live on the place, how
ever, and farming has been a losing
proposition. He has, therefore, de
cided to plant the entire tract with
trees. He has already planted 3;","
000 Norway spruce, set three and
one-half feet apart each way, on an
area of about eleven acres. These
trees will be cut, as they become
large enough, for Christmas trees.
Chestnut seedlings willbe planted
in the spaces left by the removal of
the spruce, and it is expected that
they will begin to come m bearing
when the last spruce is cut. In ad
dition to the spruce, hardy catalpa,
black locust, elm, boxelder, and
sycamore have been planted. It is
planned to put the entire sixty acres
in forest within five or six years.
The owner is wise in planting sever
al k:nds of trees instead of confining
himself to one species. His forest
will be producing six or seven kinds
of lumber, chestnuts, and Christmas
trees, at the same time.
World Gicsicg Better.
He is a hopeless pessimist who
does not see that in the one feature
alone of looking out for the helpless
little ones, not merelv to see that
they have better food and treatment,
but that some wholesome pleasure
comes into their narrow, humble
lives, abundant signs that the world
is growing very much better. The
fresh air outings for tired mothers
and little folks who almost have rea
sons to weep for being born, the va
cation schools and playgrounds, the
hospitals and homes, the charities
that distribute milk and ice, the
country weeks for those unfortuna cs
who would never otherwise know
what the country is. all these are in
dications that the world can be gen
erous enough when its attsntion is
Prefiiable Farming cn Four Acres.
Mr. W. E. Funderburk, of Mon
roe, made on his farm, two miles
south of town, 576 1 2 tushels of
oats, 285 bushels being reaped from
four acres of land. On the same
four acre field Mr. Funderburk
made last year $248.20 worth of cot
ton and cotton seed, at an expense
of $81.60, or a net profit of $166.60.
The oats just threshed, the Apler
variety, are worth 75 cents per bush
el or more, but at 75 cents per bush
el the crop is worth $214.75 and was
made at a cost of $29,. making a net
profit of $184 75, to say nothing of
the straw, which is worth several
dollars. Mr. Funderburk has sown
the four-acre patch in peas.
JUST EXACTLY RIGHT.
"I have used Dr. King's New Life )
Tills for several years, and nna tnem
just exactly right," says Mr. A. A.
Felton, of Ilarrisvillfl, N. Y. New
Life Pills relieve without tho least dis
comfort. Best remedy for constipa
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W; T, Wh4toWJtJfl rime wtnrp '
Wlien I has a Boy.
Up in the attic where I slept
When I was a boy a little boy!
In through tho lattice the moonlight
Cringing a tide of dreams that swept
Ov'er the low red, trundle bed,
Bathing the tangled curly head,
While the moonbeams played at hide
With the dimples on each sunbrowr.
When I was a boy a little boy!
And, oh, the dreams, the dreams I
When I was a boy a little boy! v
For the grace that through the lat
Over my folded eyelids seemed
To have a gift of prophecy,
And to bring me glimpses of times
Where manhood's clarion seemed to
Ah, that was the sweetest dream of
I was a boy a little boy!
"d like to sleep where I used to
When I was a boy a little boy!
For in at the lattice the moon would
Bringing her tide of dreams to
The crosses and griefs of the years
From the heart that is weary and
And those dreams should give me
The peace I have never known since
When 1 was a boy a little boy!
r.ich Squaie Timer-.
We can grow very fine apples and
other fruit in this part of the State,
though one would hardly believe it
by seeing the average lot brought to
our iwikets for sa!e.
est of the
apples we fee cn our markets are
poor stock small, speckled, knotty,
and show signs of having been in a
hail storm just before ripening.
This is for lack of proper attention.
Mr. Albert Vann, a good farmer
living in the vicinity of Rich Square,
has some as fine apples r.s we have
seen anywhere. They arc large,
smooth and well flavored, so muth
above the average as to attract at
tention. When asked how he man
aged to grow such fine apples, Mr.
Vann replied that he pruned, fertil
ized and cultivated his orchard, and
in the proper season sprayed his
trees. He has a spraying outfit that
cost liim enly about twelve dollars,
and in the spring sprays his trees
three l ime s. As a l esult cf i his care
and attention he has fine fruit.
Others can do as well by following
his example. Our people in this
part of the State can make a "living
with so little effort that many do
not look after the little things on
the farm. Enough goes to waste on
the average farm in this part of the
country to make up a good bank
Get to Farming Ttiere Never Was a
The trend of thought in nearly
every vocation now is based on
life in the country. People who
have hitherto had an aversion to
country life because of the trials,
privatif nj and almost hope-Iesa ef
forts to succeed there, are now full
of enthusiasm and becoming possess
ed of a strong desire to farm. This
attraction is being aroused because
of the fact that agriculture is once
more getting on its feet, and will in
tho future demand and receive its
share in its profits made from the
wealth it creates. Naturally 'there
is no place so attractive to the aver
age human being as the country. If
the time has come, and we believe it
has, when satisfactory profits can be
made once sgain by Southern farm
ers, so that independence and right
eous prosperity will be conspicuous
in the country, the trend of thought
and travel will be away from the
towns and citie3 and back again to
the farm. Discontent will be dis
placed by peaceful satisfaction. We
confidently believe that the tide has
turned for the better and happier
days for the men who provide the
food and raiment for the world's
population, and that the cottcn
growers of the South especially for
all the years to come will enjoy a
degree of prosperity unknown on
the farm for the past thirty years.
De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve is good
for cuts, burns, bruises and scratthc.
It is especially good for piles. Recom
mended and sold by E, T. Whitehead
Tcs Edison Concrete House.
Few inventions could have such
widespread effect at once upon do
mestic architecture, the building:
trade, and the housing conditions of
working people as the devising of R
new, quick and inexpensive method
of constructing dwellings suitable
for the housing of those who cannot
pay high rents.
This, however, i3 just what Mr.
Edison proposes in his plan for es
tablishing the new industry of
out of concrete, poured in one piece
by the use of enormous moulds. The
idea if carried to commercial success,
is certain to prove the most revolu
tionary innovation in building con
struction since the introduction of
the steel-frame office building. It
will be a step forward in the utiliza
tion of the methods of cement con
struction which goes far beyond any
thing yet attempted. The use of
concrete in house-bui'ding is already
established successfully in this coun
try and abroad, but nothing like the
proposed plan of pouring dwelling
bouses in moulds, as one would pour
a flooring or a pier, has been even
Nevertheless Mr. Edison is confi
dent and enthusiastic over the suc
cessful development of his plans,
which he belevcs will, in effeit, re
duce to a minimum the two prime
elements in building construction,
those of time and cost.
Tho novel feature of the project
developed by Mr. Edison consists in
the use of moulds a3 a means of
holding the concrete structure in
form during the drying process.
The moulds arc to be composed of
cist iron plates. The details of their
dimensions are undetermined but it
is expected that the plates will vary
in thickness from three-fourths inch
to seven-eighths inch. It is the in
ventor's expectation that it will be
found possible to construct two
!i-u.-cv' 't. -lonth with sn.e t.ct of
moulds and to secure variety of de
sign it is proposed to have six sets
of the forms made, at an estimated
aggregate cost of about $105,000.
The size of the building which Mr.
Edison proposes to erect on these
terms is twenty-one feet by forty
nine feet, with a height of thirty
five feet, not including the cellar.
The walls are to be twelve inches
thick, decreasing to eig.t inches on
the second story. The roof will be
six inches in thickness and the floors
and partitions uniformly four inches
Get my 'T."ok No. 1 For Women."
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Nan--What broke off the engage
ment between Richard Short and
Fan She wanted to put off the
wedding on account of financial
stringency, r.r.d he insisted on hav
ing it immediately for the same reas
on. "Philadelphia Inquirer.
"Genejylly ! biiitntod for years.
Had Kick b iid.-. he, lacked ambition,
jiis woiii-out nd nil run-down. Bur
dock Dlood Hitters made me u well
wonvut." Mrs. Chas. Freitoy, Moos
The most expensive publication,
with the least income, in New York
city is the City Record, which will
cost New York $1,171,500 thi3 year.
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup
acts gently upon the bowels and there
by drives the cold out of the pysteni
and at the Fame time it allays iiiHitni
mation and i-tops irritation. Children
like it. Sold by E. T. Whitehead Co.
Out of a total of 307.157 workers
in clothing factories in Great Britian.
197,320 are women, ths female tail
ors numbering 40,072 to 13,981 men.
Stlmulatica iUiiioiit Irrlialicn.
That is tho watchward. That 13
what Orino laxative Ki nit Syrup doen.
Cleanses and Ktimu'ntes the bowels
without irritation in any form. E. T.
The Australian government will
erect five wireless stations along its
WAR AGAINST CONSUMPTION.
Ail nations are endeavoring to check
the ravages of consumption, the "white
plague" that claims ko many victims
each year. Foley's Honey and Tar
cures coughs and colds perfectly and
you are in no danger of consumption.
Do not risk your health by taking
eomc unknown preparation when Fo
ley's Honey and Tar is safe and certain
in results. The genuino is in a yellow
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