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i ne kidneys are youi
Lit Ihe waste oi
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. ! i :.ts, and makes one feel as though
. , ;.i heart trouble, because the heart it
. ..vrking in pumping thick, kidney"
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J to b3 considered that only urinary
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, :-. - modern science proves that nearly
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NEVER RETIRE IN UGLY MOOD.
Always Take a Pleasant Thought to Bed
MENTAL DISCORD AN ENEMY TO HEALTH,
Psychologists tells us that the men
tal processes which are active in re
tiring continue far into the night.
We have all dreamed of continuing
an evening's experience during sleep,
enjoying again the songs we heard,
the play we saw. This shows how
important it is not to retire to rest
in a fit of temper, or in an ugly, un
pleasant mood. We should get our
selves into mental harmony, should
become serene and quiet before re
tiring; and, if possible, lie down with
a smile on the face, no matter how
long it takes to secure this condition.
Never retire with a frown on your
brow; with a perplexed, troubled,
vexed expression. Smopth out the
wrinkles; drive away all th'e enemie?
of your peace of mind, and never
allow yourself to go to sleep with an
unkind, critical, cruel, jealous
thought toward any one.
It is bad enough to feel inimical
toward others when under severe
provocation or in a hot temper, but
you can not afford to deliberately
continue this state of mind after the
provocation has ceased. You can not
afford the wear and tear upon your
nervous system and your health. It
takes too much out of you.
Mental discord dries up the spirits,
ages us prematurely, shortens life,
and ruins our happiness. It does not
pay to indulge in violent temper, cor
roding thoughts, mentai discord in
an" forTi l ife is too short, too pre
cious, to spend any part of it in such
unprofitable, soul-racking, health
Be at peace with all the world at
least once every twenty-four hours.
You can not afford to allow the en
emies of your happiness and your
manhood or womanhood to etch their
miserable images deeper and deeper
into your character as you sleep.
Many of us with crotchety, sour
dispositions and quick tempers some
times have very hard work to be de
cent in our treatment of others. But
we can, at least when we are alone,
when we get away from people who
nettle and antagonize us, smooth out.
the wrinkles and forget all injuries;
we can quit harboring unpleasant
thoughts and hard feelings toward
It is a great thinr ' form a habit
of forgeting and i , iving at night,
of clearing the mind of all happiness
and success enemies. If we have
been impulsive, foolish, or wicked
during the day in our treatment of
others; if -we have been holding a vi
cious, ugly, revengeful, jealous atti
tude toward others, it is a good time
o wipe of the slate and start anew.
It is a blessed thing to put into prac
tise Paul's exhortation to the Ephesi
ans: "Let not the sun go down up
on your wrath."
It ought to be the deliberate cus
tom in every home to make the even
ing just as pleasant as possible, and
see to it that no member oi the tami-
ly retires in an unhappy mood. "An
evening happiness bath, a bath of
love and good-will toward every liv
ing creatujre, is more important than
a water bath.
We should take special pains to
erase the memory of all unfortunate
experiences of the day, all business
or professional troubles and anxie
ties, in order to retire in a placid,
peaceful, harmonious state of mind;
not only because of the necessity of
rising refreshed and invigorated in
the morning, but because the char
acter and disposition are effected by
the condition of the mind upon fall
ing asleep. Mental discords prevent
sound sleep and leave poisonous
waste in the blood, and this in turn
dulls and impairs the brain action.
Many business men suffer so much
torture at night that some of them
actually dread to retire because of
the long, tedious, wakeful hours.
Financial troubles are particular ex
aggerated at night. Even many op
timists suffer more or less from
PeWhouldefall asleep in the most
cheerful and the happiest possible
t r.f mind. Our minds should
be filled with lofty thoughts with
thoughts of love and helpfulness
thoughts which will continue to cre
ate that which is helpful and uplift
ing which will refresh the soul and
help U3 to awake in the morning re
freshed and in superb condition for
the duy'3 work. .
If you have any difficulty in ban
ishing unpleasant or torturing
thoughts, force yourself to reau some
good.inspiring book-something that
will smooth out your wrinkles and
put you in a happy mood; something
that will make you see the real gran
deur and beauty of life; something
that will make you feel ashamed of
petty meannesses and narrow, un
After a little practice, you will be
surprised to see how quickly and com
pletely you can change your whole
mental attitude so that you will face
life the right way before you fall
You will be surprised also to find
how serene and calm, how wonder
fully refreshed and rejuvenated you
will be when you wake in the morn
ing, and how much easier it will bo
to start right, and wear a smile that
won't come off for the day, than it
was when you went to bed in an ill
humored, worrying, or ugly mood,
or full of ungenerous, uncharitable
Humor Is a First Aid to Housekeeping.
Marriage may be a battlefield and
not a bed of roses, as Robert Louis
Stevenson says it is, but if that is
true the participants can wear an al
most invulnerable armor if the do
mestic campaign is well studied out,
with careful attention given to little
things, says Henlen Gorinne Ham
bridge in the October Delineator.
For instance: the Mere Man likes to
sit down with his pipe after dinner,
and he likes me to sit down with him
and talk over the day's triumphs and
worries. At first my housewify
soul rebelled at having to let the
dishes "set" for an hour or so, and
I could see my grandmother shaking
her finger at me through the magic
rings of smoke; but now I have come
to like this period devoted to the di
gestion of the day's doings and of
dinner as well as the Mere Man does,
and there is no clattering of dishes,
or the realization that his wife is
working, to disturb his pipe of
All the joy I find in my home,
however, is not by the highway of
the kitchen, though they say that
road leads straight to a man's heart.
We do not live by bread alone,
praised be Allaht The woman who
a3 soon as olie ia married closes lier
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neart anu uram 10 an outside inter -
acfa rill or lilro A IiVa ir1 in clinf-l
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who never reads a book or news
paper, whose sole topics of conversa
tion are picked up from neighbor
hood gossip must in the end weary
herself and all those about her. Not
that she may never "talk pleasantly
and smartly of common things," but
that she must know something of
Of all the professions open to wo
men that of home-making is the
greatest. The woman behind the
coffee-urn can be greater than the
man behind the gun, but how often
she goes looking for power far afield
when it lies in her very hand!
The realization of these things
does not come in a day, nor in many
days. They grow up out of the black
soil of failure, and while they may
not be rare exotics, they are certain
ly good field posies for the every-day
picking. It is a problem to do one's
house-work and find joy in it, and
into its solving one must bring brain
as well as brawn. Above all, must
one cultivate a sense of humor. The
woman who laughs when her cran
berries roll over the kitchen floor,
who sees humor in a frozen water-
pipe, is magnificent. One may not
need to have the song on the lips or
the rose garden in the kitchen, but
it. is necessarv to have both in the
heart to "sweep a room as by a law
Burns, bruises and scratches, big
and little cuts or in fact anything re
quiring a salve, are best and quickest
soothed and healed by DcWht's Car-
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WJm-.'s. Sold bv E. T. Whitehead
Self-mastery is the highest demon
stration of the reality of spiritual
life Onlv a diviuely inbreathed
onirir can control the passions of
"My child was burned terribly about
the face, neck and chest. I applied
nr. Thomas' Eclectnc Oil. Ihe pain
noised and the child sank into a rest
r.,i Kim ." "Mrs. Nancy M. Hanson,
Hamburg, N. Y.
Clara W hat kind of face powder
Hn vou use? Maud Why do you
r-VmrliA Snnoner savs it's the
asiv: vuo'"- i
best he ever tasted. Life.
A Healthy Family.
r, n.linlP fnmilv has enjoyed goo
health since we began using Dr. King's
New Life Pills, three years ago
t A Bartlot. of Kural Jtouto
r ' .i -T;n Thev cleanse
IVru': " t.! wav that do
25c. at E. T. Whitehead
Company's drug store.
If you cannot speak good of the oth
ers on earth,
If your words can't replace melan
choly with mirth,
Ere you start out exposing the sins
of a brother.
Consider a while, are you harming
Your words may be piercing the
heart of a mother.
There are too many gossipers now in
A gabbing. .
They are chiefly the cause of most of
And they think there is nothing left
for them to do,
No work to be done; only trouble to
But their talkative tongue at the
last they will rue,
In the battle of life it is truly your
And do but the deeds that will light
en some heart,
So forth with your gladness and ban
ish the tear,
By planting a hope in the plae of a
And your name on the tablet above
The Power ot Love.
Tourgenieff, the Russian writer,
says: "I returned home from the
chase and wandered through an alley
in my garden. My dog bounded be
fore me. Suddenly he checked him
self and moved forward cautiously
as if he scented game. 1 ganced
down the alley and perceived a young
sparrow with a yellow beak and down
upon its head. It had fallen out of
the nest (the wind was shaking the
beeches in the alley violently,) and
lav motionless and ressleso on the
with its little unfledged
, , v t nn "1
I . ,
j wings outstretcned
outstretcneu. me aog ap
proached it softly, when suddenly an
old sparrow with a black breast quit
ted a neighboring tree, dropped like
a stone right before the dog's nose,
and with ruffled plumage and chirp
ing desperately and pitifully, sprang
at the opening mouth.
"She had come to protect her lit
tle one at the cost of her own life.
ler little body trembled all over,
hier voice was hoarse, she was in
agony sne orterea nersen. ine
dog must have seemed a gigantic
monster to her. But in spite of that,
she had not remained safe in her
ofty bough. The dog stood still,
and turned away. It seemed as if
hough he also felt this power. I
hastened to call him back, and went
away with a feeling of respect. Yes,
smiles not! I felt a respect for this
heroic little bird and for the depth
of her maternal love.. Love, I re
flected, is stronger than death and
the fear of death; it is love that sup
ports and animates all.
Birds Save Forests.
That no factor in the problem of
conserving the land, water and forest
resources cf this nation equals that
which nature has provided in the
feathered wild life of the continent,
is the opinion expressed by leading
observers today. Following the con
ference of Governors in Washington,
officers of the National Association
of Audubon Societies have decided
to offer the co-operation of their or
ganization in this great work. While
the value of the birds to the farmer,
orchardist and planter has for years
been recognized, their importance in
preserving the forests is not general
ly known. According to a recent re
port of the Government, insects alone
cause an annual los3 to the trees of
the country, estimated at over a hun
dred million dollars. On the oak
alone, four hundred species of insects
which are sought and consumed by
the birds of the forests, the experts
of the Biological Survey have discov
ered. On the willow 186 such species
constantly attempt its destruction,on
th pine 165, on the hickory 170, on
the birch 105and on the elm 80.
This is to certify that all druggists
are authorized to refund your ihoney if
Foley's Honey and Tar fails to cure
vour cough or cold. It stops the
cough, heals the lung and prevents
enrinn results from a cold. Cures la-
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"WHO IS JOHN W. KERN?"
A Question That Is Very Intelligently
AN OLD FASHIONED AMERICAN CITIZEN.
(The Albany. N. Y.. Daily Pres3 and Knicker
bocker.) "Who is John W. Kern?" asks
Willie E. Corey, the multimillionaire
steel magnate who gained notoriety
by marrying Mabelle Oilman, the
In the first place. John W. Kern iz
an old fogy. He has such old-fashioned
notions that he despises a man
who would divorce his wife and the
mother of his children in order to
gratify an insane passion for an act
ress. John W. Kern is one of those
back numbers who places hohor
above dollars. He would not sell
his soul for gold, even though the
devil offered him all the yellow met
al there i3 in the bowels of the earth.
He has remained a comparatively
poor man all his life rather than en
ter a combine td rob the people and
drive competitors out of business.
He never, so far as we have been
able to learn, either founded a pub
lic library or endowed a college.
Having lived an up-right, whole
some, God-fearing life all his days,
he has never felt the necessity of ap
ologizing to his maker or offering
penance in the form of lucre for his
William E. Corey is about as sharp
a contrast to John W. Kern as could
be found within the boundaries of
the United States, with the possible
exception of James S. Sherman, the
other candidate for vice-president.
No man who holds dear the honor of
this country can -contemplate the
possibility of James S. Sherman bo
coming through an act of Provi
dence,' the President of the United
States without shuddering; whereas
if John W. Kern should be called
upon to step into the highest office
he would grace it.
"Who is John W. Jern?" asks the
faithless nabob who cast off his faith
ful wife, the woman vho had brav -ly
shared his days cf poverty and
had struggled with him to build up
his fortunes, as a man throws away
a lemon after he has squeezed all the
good out of it. Such impertinence
deserves no answer,-were it not for
the sake cf calling attention to the
brazen effrontery of men of Corey's
stamp who had, through the medium
of protected monoply, grown to be
the greatest menace that confronts
this nation to-day. Anarchy can be
stamped out by force, but the insi
dious evil imposed upon this long
suffering people by whom President
Roosevelt designates very forcibly
as "male factors of great wealth,"
is even more to be dreaded than an
archy. "Who is John W. Kern?" Why, a
plain, honest American citizen of the
highest type, an unpretentious, clean
living man, yet of scholarly
attainments and commanding
intellect. Had that purse proud
Pittsburg millionaire read John W.
Kern's masterly reply to the apology
of James S. Sherman, he would have
no need to ask, "Who is John W.
The guarantee of bank deposits
plan recently had a test as to its
workability in our new State of Okla
homa. A bank at Guthrie failed, it
being the first failure under the new
law, which provides a guarantee to
the depositors by the State. The
banks deposits amounted to $38 .(M),
and the fund wa3 callled upon for
$22,000. Every depositor was paid
in full within ten days from the time
the bank closed its doors.
The State banking department is
liquidating the assets of the bank to
reimburse the fund for the outlay.
There was little or no excitement
over this failure, except that caused
by the most unusual circumstance of
depositors getting their money al
most as quickly as would have been
the case if the bank had been solvent
and they had wanted their money.
We hear of no runs on other banks
in that locality, no failures of bus!
ness houses, nor suicides of indivi
dual depositors, and it does appear
as if the friends of this plan for
national banks are really advocating
an amendment to our national bank
that is worthy of most serious con
Notice to Our Customers.
We are nleased to announce that
Foley's Honev and Tar for cough
colds and lunsr troubles is not a fleeted
bv the National Bine Food and Dru
Ti'aw as it contains no opiates or other
a s a sa
drugs, and we recommend it
e remedy for children and
E. T. Whitehead Company.
What Siiiiiiiern Boys Should be Taught, j
cord as a means of getting informa
tion for the boys in our debating so
ciety. It is fine."
This extract from a letter from II.
B. Smith, Superintendent of the!
Greenville Public Schools of Green
ville, N. C, a subscriber to the Man
ufacturers' Record, carries a sug
gestion which, we believe, might
with advantage be adopted in every
other school in the South.
In the training of Southern boyp,
what is more important than to
teach them to know their own coun
try? What is more important than that
they should grow up with some
knowledge of the attractions and re
sources of the South, and thus be
prepared as they reach manhood to
take an active part in Southern up
building to their own good and to
the benefit of the South, and to do
it intelligently by reason of the train
ing which they got in their school
days? The Manufacturers' Record is con
stantly in receipt of letters from
school boys and college boys asking
for specfic information about South
ern questions and Southern resources
for use in their debating societies.
Might it not be well for the superin
tendent of every public and private
school in the South to follow the ex
ample of Professor Smith and use
the Manufacturers' Record the
world-wide accepted authority on
the South as a means of giving to
the boys of the South the opportunity
of knowing what is taking place in
their own country?
The Greatest Blunders of My Life.
Here are some "Blunders." writ
ten down by five hundred men, and
to be found in the Crerar Library:
The greatest blunder of my life
When I left my church and moth
er. My greatest blunder wls when I
first learned to smoke.
When I "left school before I was
past the fourth grade.
Did not stick to my trade.
Was to fool away my time when at
Not keeping my position, but grew
slack in my work.
Reading worthless books.
Thinking that my boss could not
do without me.
Refused a steady position with a
Would not hearken to the advice
of older people.
Not saving money when I was
Beating someone out of money.
Did not stick to anything.
Careless about religous duties.
Did not take care cf my money.
The greatest blunder ot my life
wa3 not accepting Christ and thereby
avoiding many 'sorrows caused by
A Scherae That Failed.
Having read in the daily newspa
pers of large orders given to man
ufacturing, firms contingent on the
election of Mr. Taft, we concluded
to make a bluff.
Calling upon the tailor we select
ed a fine piece of goods, and without
deigning to inquire as to the price
we let the tailor take our measure.
This finished we started oat of the
shop, but the tailor said:
"We require a deposit with all
Turning haughtily to the knight
of the needle and goose we exclaim
ed in thunder tones:
"If Mr. Taft is elected I will come
in and pay for the suit the morning
after election. If he is defeated I
shall not need it."
Our family doctor says that with
careful nursing he will oe able to
reduce our head sufficiently to let
our hat stay on. The tailor's iron
landed before wecould dodge.
te Widening Hallo.
The Wall Street Journal takes oc
casion to remark that the commer
cial ratio of silver to gold at last of
ficial accounts was 38.08 td 1. At
the beginning of 1007 it was 50. to
1. In terms of silver, at least, gold
is evidently not being depreciated by
No home is so pleasant, regardless
of the comforts that money will buy,
as when the entire family ia in ierfcct
health. A bottle of Orino Laxative
Fruit Syrup costs oO cents. It will
cure every member of the family of
constipation, sick headache or stomach
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Kidney Diseases Are Too Dan
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People to Neglect.
Tin great danger of kidney troul!
1 - t th'y "t a fini' hold lxf(ro tlio
. H i v iv.yi'e. 'hem. jicaith in
raudally uiulcrtuindod. , T$ackache,
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dropsy, diabetes and Bright's diseaKo
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In the Congo the extravagance of
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Champagne is the invariable order of
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three years with enough money for
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