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VOL. XXIV. New SerieiVol. 11.-6-18
SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1908.
rO YOU GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK ?
y. iincj Trouble Makes You Miserable.
Almost everybody who reads the news-
i-s sure to know of the wonderful
l cures made by Dr.
i j, Kilmer's Swamp-Roc:
j the great kidney, live
Li and bladder remedy.
s- It is the treat nW:
Cal trinrnnh nf
-J -f. V iiliit.
,! teenth century; dir-
I . covered alter years c'
Vl' scientific research l
L'r. Kilmer, the em;
nent kidney and blac
cer specialist, and i?
;CCSSSful in tlrnmM',. :
, , . , . . 1 "V '"'i
v.- Lick, Kmiwy. b.adder, uric acid trou
. : .-. i i3: igr.'s Disease, which u the vers:
: f kidney '.rouble.
Dt. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is not rec-n:r...-r.ded
for everything but if you have kid
, !v. cr bladder trouble it will be found
j: .;r; :-. :m dy you need. It has been tested
i:'-i:iy v. ays, in hospital work, in privaia
i among the helpless too poor topur
... ; r.'lief and has proved so successful in
. ciy c.i.-e that a special arrangement ha
t-y which all l eaders of this paper
.o h.: o net already tried it, may hava a
r-r'-' 1 se:': fr?3 by mail, also a book
''bc-ut Swamp-Root and how to
i;.out if y.u have kidney or bladder trouble,
wrii.r.grr.eniicn reading tbistrsaerous
is p-sner and Gslfr
fiftv cent and n.imof sS,, t.
,-. iMiijr iviJfc,
:i;-r ciz?s are r.ild by all good druggists,
'ii't make anv mistake, but rr-
n!er tho name, wamp Rort, I)r
M. 'r's Swamp Root, and the addres.
:ifi i:i :n t n, . 1., on every bottle.
2 R. MILLS
Scotland Neck, N. C.
OR. J. P. WIM3ERLEY,
TjivsrciAx and Surgeon,
Scotland Neck, N. C.
Oflice on Depot Street.
j)i. L C LIVERMO.N,
Oilico up stairs in White
Oilier hours from 0 to 1 o'clock
and 2 to o iclock.
"Watch Maker, Jeweler, En
graver, Scotland Neck, N. C.
J McBRYDE WEBB,
Attorney and Counselor at
210-221 Atlantic Trust Building
Notary Public. Bell Phone 7'50
fDWARD L. TRAV3S,
Attorney and Counselor at
Halifax, N. C.
Monoy Loaned on Farm Lands
VILL H. JOSEY,
General Insurance Agent,
Scotland Neck, N. C.
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And Makes tha Stomach Sweet
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by E. T. Whitehead .Co.
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All orders filled promptly, and
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:r.tcn, N. Y. The K,iigiaiaaf3
UEAVEY AUGUST RAINS DAMAGED SOIL
Damage Over Half Million Dollars by
Erosion During Rains.
(Joseph Hyde Pratt. State Geoloclat.)
The heavy rains during the last
of August not only did an enornmous
amount of damage to crops.bridges,
railroads, and roads, but, according
to an estimate made by W. W. Ashe,
Forester of the North Carolina Geo
logical Survey, the upland farming
lands of the middle portion of the
State have been washed to an ex
tent of more than half a million dol
lars, the damage being heaviest in
those sections where the country
was most hilly and the rainfull most
This estimate, which is based on
the amount of soil which was shown
to be in the wTater of the rivers dur
ing the floods, indicates that more
than 1,500,000 tons of soil were wash
ed from the hills of the Piedmont
during that one week of rain. About
one-fifth of the solid matter which
causes the muddiness of the water
during floods is humu3, which is
washed chiefly from the hillside
farms. At two dollars a ton, which
is probably less than the cost of re
placing it, the loss to the farmers of
the State only in the impoverishment
of their soils exceeds $500,000. This
is a loss which is much underesti
mated or entirely overlooked by the
farmer because it Is a loss which
takes place so constantly. In the ag
gregate, however, it is not so enor
mous that it is one of the chief , if not
the chief reason for the poverty of
so many of the red clay hillside
farms, and it is keeping them de
pleted of the humus or manural
portion of the soils. This is a loss to
which northern soil are not nearly so
subject on account of the lighter
rainfalls and their more general
The rainfall at Raleigh and at many
other points in middle North Caro
lina was 12 inches in four days; at
points in upper South Carolina 15
inches fell in two days; while more
than 4 inches fell in one day at many
places. Such concentrated precipi
tation, tropical in character, does
not occur in the farming regions of
the northeast. It follows that if the
farmers of the South wish to pre
serve their hillside lands they must
not only use every possible means of
preventing erosion which are used
at the North but additional means
as well; not only deep plowing and
cover crops Due terracing as well;
not hillside ditches, but level ter
races. There should be no land lying
idle without a crop of some kind on
it to protect the soil. All land which
is not in cultivation should be pro
tected from washing by keeping it
In North Carolina there are about
1,000,000 acres of idle farming land
which should be planted in timber if
for no other than to prevent it from
washing, but the timber will make a
good investment besides, as it will
be growing all the time without any
cultivation, and will soon be large
enough for posts, barn poles, arid
even small saw logs. For any in
formation about how to plant old
gullied fields in young trees, write
the State Geologist, Chapel Hill, N.
Snortage of Small Coin.
In its Spetember circular the Na
tional City Bank of New York says:
"Somewhat contrary to expections
there is an early and strong demand
on the treasury for small bills, par
ticularly one dollar silver certificates.
The ability of the department to sup
ply the latter is about exhausted.
These certificates can only be issued
against free silver dollars held in the
general fund or in exchange for silver
certificates or treasury notes of 1700
of the larger denominations. The
free silver has fallen from $4,043,000
at the beginning of August to $765,-
000 at the end of the month. Ihe
demand for the one dollar certificates
is nmbablv due in part to the reviv
ing retail trade and crop moving and
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in r,nrt. to the fact that the silver aoi
Inr i! r.o lonerer transported at the
nvn r.r h3 rrovernment. As ex-
press charges average on the whole
R4 npr SI .000. taking shipments num
the mints at Philadelphia and San
Franekeo at both extremes into
nnnaiflpration. it is apparent that the
certificates are likely henceforth to
supplant in favor the actual com, u
f muh that nortion of the public
which has been accustomed to the
use of coin, at least with the Danns
which are required to pay transpor
DeWitt's Little Early
famous little Jiver iu
small, sure, safe pill
finld bv E. T.
Things Trying to Down You.
Did you ever think how many
things in your experience are trying
to thwart you, to keep you from
what you are endeavoring to do?
How every one of your weaknesses,
mistakes, and blunders, every poor
piece of work that goes out from
your hand, every slipshod effort, is
trying to down you; every deceived
customer, every questionable act,
trying to thwart your ambition?
Many eyes are watching you, and
every slip or break you make is set
down against you. Every quarrel,
every injury done to another, every
slighting remark, every falsehood,
every hard bargain, every reflection
upon others' motives, is a handicap
to your career.
"Little things," you say? Life is
made up of little things.
In every establishment there are
employees who are kept back by
some little, foolish sensitiveness.
They are touchy and crotchety, and
there are certain things you can
never talk to them about without
causing an explosion. They may be
very strong in most things, but they
have some little weakness or sensi
tiveness which keeps them in
mediocre positions when they have
the general ability which should win
their rapid advancement.
I have in mind a young man of
most remarkable ability who had
jumped forward by leaps and bounds
for years, until he began to develop
some very cranky traits, partially
due to his unusual success. Now he
"has become so cranky about his work
that, in spite of his brilliancy, it is a
very difficult thing to get along with
him. He is headstrong, touchy; he
can not bear to be criticized; and it
is very difficult to tell him anything,
for he is one of the kind who "knows
The result is that although h
works as hard as before he has re
ceived a great check in his career,
and he cannot understand why he
does not continue to advance as for
merly. It would be useless for any one to
try to tell him that his unbearable
crankiness was the cause, for, having
a colossal idea of his own importance
and perfection, he would not believe
Many brilliant young men and
young women are seriously handi
capped in the same way. They de
velop such disagreeable, cranky,
touchy qualities thst '.t is Ve?y diffi
cult to get along with them. Most
employers think that it does not pay
to try to utilize a person's brilliant
qualities when surrounded with too
many thorns. They prefer a little
less brilliancy and more agreeability
The firm with which the young
man referred to is connected rarely
has a conference or a directors' meet
ing which does not bring out some
very disagreeable experiences with
His associates say he often gets
angry and leaves the meetings, slam
ming the door and abusing every
one. They realize that he is a great
power intellectually; but they dislike
him so thoroughly that they have
been obliged to check his advance
ment in the firm, at the head of which
he would have stood long ago but
for the disagreeable qualities he has
Instead of helping him along,
everyboJy feels like holding him
Tne ""Dream Month."
October is called the dream month
of the year. The promise of seed
time and harvest has been fulfilled,
the fruits of field, garden and forest
gathered and garnered, and the hus
bandman feels that nature has re
paid him for the long, hard months
of toil that lie behind. Then come
the still days, the golden sunshine,
the hazy, smoke-tinged atmosphere,
t.hp. balmv airs scented with the
pungent fragrance of ripened fruits
and foliage. Falling leaves strew
the pathways and choke the streams,
while tree and shrub and vine are
clothed with brilliancy of coloring
no painter's brush can rival. The
gorgeousness and glory of the sun
rises and sunsets are wonderful, and
neither brush, pen nor word can im
prison their subtleties of tint and
shade Woods parties are now at
their best, and the patter of the rip
ened nuts, the purple of the wild
grapes and the late fruits that in
vite the frost touches for ripening,
all invite the family to outings, the
pleasures of which no other season
of the year can rival.
Foley's Kidney Cure will cure any
rnse of kidney trouble that is not be
yond medical aid. E. T. Whitehead
Many Advertisements Turned Down
Which Were Formerly Accepted.
"You may be surprised to learn,"
said Mr. Sunman, literary editor of
the Chicago Record-Herald, in an ad
dress in that city on newspaper work,
"that the process of editorial selec
tion is applied to advertisements al
most as rigidly as to news matter.
The last few years have seen a mem
orable change in this respect. The
paper with which I ani best ac
quainted has within the last year re
fused hundreds of columns of ads.
meant to exploit various get-rich-quick
schemes. In doing so it de
liberately sacrificed many thousands
"These advertisements were most
ly respectable looking announce
ments of large gold mining and simi
lar enterprises which were pretend
ing to be about to pay 20 or 40 or 100
per cent dividends to those who in
vest in the stocks thus offered for
sale. Many reputable papers print
ed them, but any experienced busi
ness man could see that such prom
ises were false on their face and that
the enterprises were merely genteel
swindling schemes for luring away
the money of unsophisticated inves
tors. So the ads. wrere refused at
the counter, as they deserved to be.
"Likewise there is a large class of
obnoxious medical advertising that
cannot get into our best papers at
any price. Questionable announce
ments of midwives and self styled
specialists, where there is reason to
suspect malpractice are refused,even
though they consist of nothing but
the bare name and address of the ad
vertiser. In short, the honorable
newspaper tries to protect the bank
account as well as the morals of the
homes into which it goes. This idea
of loyalty to the interests and tastes
of its readers has come to be the
guiding aim of a good newspaper."
Are Babies Morar?
"We do not expect paternal feel
ings in a child of five," says Dr.
Woods Hutchinson in October Wom
an's Home Companion. "Why,
then, should we expect any other of
those race-regarding impulses which
we term 'morality?' Even to appeal
to the 'better feelings' of a child of
eight or ten is often almost as irra
tional as the celebrated apostrophe
of the ehiotional Irish barrister, who
in the fine frenzy of his peroration
whirled upon the judge with the
thrilling appeal. 'Sirr, wasyouiver
a mother?' To appeal to a child's
better nature, while excellent, in
moderation, often does little more
than make a hypocrite out of him
before his tim?.
He has got your hair, and his
mother's eyes and voice, and some
of your little tricks of manner and
temper now, and he is just as safe
to develop your superb self-control
and civic devotion and consideration
for others if you will only give him
time and set him a good example.
Meanwhile preaching to him that he
should possess these qualities will
expedite matters precious little1, and
unless backed up by example, not at
all. Remember that life and growth
of all sorts are but response to en
vironment, and new responses can
only occur as opportunity is afforded
Good Advice to Negroes.
Roanoke, Va. looker T. Wash
ington in an address before a mixed
audience on the Roanoke fair grounds
to-day, urged the negroes to remain
in the country and till the soil for a
living. He declared that the trifling
negro gets his living at the back
door of the white people. He said
that one man cannot hold another
man in the ditch without he remains
there with him and that no man can
lift another man without elevating
Washington will visit his birth
place near Roanoke to-morrow. He
was born in a dirt-floor cabin on the
Burroughs plantation 49 years ago.
His mother belonged to the Bur
roughs family. Washington named
himself when he left the Burroughs
farm, at the age of 8 years. This
will be his first visit to the scene of
his childhood since he left there 41
years ago. Many people who knew
Washington when he was a boy met
him here to-day.
A Healthy Family.
"Our whole family has enjoyed good
health since we began using Dr. King's
New Life Tills, three years ago," says
L. A. Eartlet, of Rural lloute 1, Guil
ford, Maine. They cleanse and tone,
the system in a gentle way that doeis
you good. 25c. at E. T. Whitehead
Company's drug store,
What Might Be.
(W. Dalton Clark.)
If every one was kind and sweet,
And every one was jolly,
And every heart with gladness beat,
And none were melancholy;
If none should murmer or complain,
And every one should labor,
In useful work and each were fain
To help and cheer his neighbor,
Then what a blessed world 'twould
For you and me, for you and me.
And if, perhaps, we both should try
That glorious time to hurry;
If you and I, just you and I,
Should smile and never worry;
If we should grow, just you and I,
Kinder and sweeter hearted,
Perhaps in some near by-and-by.
The good time might get started.
Then what a blessed world 'twould
For you and me, for you and me.
A TraveHe7with rsulTcase.
Among the returning Americans
who landed, on day in September,
from an Atlantic liner, was a woman
who had spent eleven weeks in Eu
rope. Hers had been a memorable
journey, for it had shown her how
much or, rather how little bag
gage a woman need carry when go
Chance promoted the discovery.
Starting somewhat unexpectedly
from her Southern home, she was
delayed on the way. She had no
time in New York to provide herself
as she had planned, and she sailed
with nothing but her suit case.
Her entire equipment, including
what she wore and what she packed
in the suit ca6j was one brown silk
Eton dress, one brillian tine petticoat,
one silk shirt-waist, one lace waist,
four white linen waists, one small
hat, one pair of tan shoes, three
union suits, one brown veil, six
handkerchief s, six collars, thre pairs
of gloves, an umbrella and a rain
coat. This, in her opinion, was all that
was needed for one who travelled to
see rather than to b seen yet ac-1
coraing lo uiose wnu uiu tee nci
when she landed, she was pleasant
to look upon, even after her outfit
had had more than two' months'
"I travelled through England,
France, Germany, and down into
Italy, and I was comfortable every
minute," she explained cn tho pier.
"When others were worrying over
packing their trunks, I was enjoying
myself. I ruined my gown climbing
Vesuvius, and had to buy another,
but that is the only change I made
in my wardrobe."
Now that it has been demonstrat
ed that a woman can make a tour of
Europe with S.W her bftlongings in a
single hand-bag, it is likely that hus
bands will muster up courage en
ough to suggest that wives may
spend a two weeks' vacation or make
a wek' visit without a trunk and
two or three satchels, not to' tnn
tion several paper parcels.
A Word About Clothes.
Do clothes make a boy? One time
I knew a boy who was made by his
clothes. I will tell you. He had a
chum at school :hose parents were
poor, and who wa3 obliged to dress
coarsely and plainly. He could have
offered his intimate friend better
clothes, but that would have wound
ed the heart tht he loved. What
should he do? His friend dressed
coarsely, but neatly. He resolved
that he would wear exactly such
clothes as his friend could afford and
dress as nearly like him as poss-ble.
His parents liked his sense of broth
erly kindness and his true heart. The
act was a lesson. It taught him the
nobleness of self-sacrifice. As he
grew older he seemed to think but
little of his own gratification a true
mark of a gentleman. He loved oth
ers more than himself. This caused
him to be beloved, and when at last
the people of his city and state want
ed a man for a position of the very
highest trust and honor, they select
ed him. Clothes make nothing but
clothes as a rule; but they show
character, and a ten-dollars suit may
be used to express as much character
as one that cost fifty dollars. It is
neatness and care, and taste, that
make good clothes; they also make
boys not the tailors. Do you see
Do not let anyone tell you that
something else is just as good as De
Witt's Kidney and Bladder Pills be
cause there isn't anything just as good
for weak back, backache, rheumatic
pains, inflammation of the bladder, or
any Kidney and Bladder disorder. A
week's trial will convince you. Sold
by E. T. Whitehead Company.
The story of Mrs. Matilda Warwick, of Kokomo,
lljlnd., as told below, proves the curative ru'operties of
II that well-known female remedy, Wine of Cardui.
M Mrs. Warwick says:
"I suffered from pains in my head, sltoiildcrS
limbs, side, stomach low down, dizziness, chills, ner
vousness, fainting spells and other female troubles.
I was almost dead. Thrpo dor'toii dwl not lirlr mo.
jts.L iaL, j- Luurk jaiuiu, aiiu v.jui mu nrst DOllie OD
&i tained relief. Now I am cured. But for OarduL
would have been dead."
AT ALL DRUG- STORES
"Oh, I can't thread this needle, ma,"
Was little Susie's cry;
"Just as the thread i3 going through,
The needle winks its eye."
Oct. Woman's Home Companion.
Don't use harsh physios. The re
action weakens ihe bowel", leads to
chronic constipation, (let Doan's I'e
gulets. They operate easily, tone the
stomach, cure constipation.
"When they take women away
from th co-educational college,"
said the speaker, "what will fol
low?" "I will." cried a voice from the
audience. Success Magazine.
No home is so pleasant, regardless
of the coiilfcr! that money will buy,
as when tb- entire family s in pcrfi ct
health. A bottle of Orino Laxative
Fruit Syrup costs ."0 cent
rnemoer oi tne lamiiy oi
, sick headache or stomach
trouble. E. T. Whitehead Company.
"Do you want employment?"
"Lady," answered Plodding Pete,
"you riiesns w:ll. but you can't
make work sound an more invitin'
by usin' words of three syllables'."
Kntlce to Our Customers.
We an? pleased to .';:;no!i'e tb.it
Foley's Honey and Tar for coii'u.-,-colds
ami lung troubles is not affected
by the National J'ure Food and Ding
biiw as it contains no opiates or other
harmful drugs, and we recommend it
as ;l safe remedy for children and
adults. E. T. Whitehead Company.
"Mr. Jinks, we want you to de
cide a b?t," "Happy to oblige, I'm
sure." "Was the" !a?t slertion some
thing classical, or was it the orrhes
tra tuning up?" Washington Her
ald. Bdrils, bruises and scratches, big
and little cuts or iI f-t -uiythiiig re
quiring a salve, are best and (ti!"Uest
soothed and healed by DeWitt's Car
bolized Witch Hazel Salve. The best
i-.lro for piles. Be sure vou get De
Witt's. 5yW 7 v- T. 'Whitehead
Was Maud bright enough to get
the Duke at a bargain?" "Not only
bright enough to gdt him at a bar
gain, but after six months' time to
get him exchanged." Judge.
This is to certify that nil drugget."
in million-zed to refund vour money if
Foley's Honey and Tar fails to cure
your cough or cold. It stops the
cough, heals the lungs and prevents
serious results from a cold. Cures la
grippe cough and prevents pneumonia
and consumpiiuii. Contains no opi
ates. The genuine is in a yellow pack
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age. Keiuse sunsiiimes. cj. a. i
Mother (as she whips Tommy)
This hurts me more than it doesyou.
Tommy Wow! How do you keep
from hollerin', then? Wow! Ouch!
Hive.-, eczema, itch or salt rheum
sets you crazy. Can't bear the touch
of your clothing. Doan's Ointment
cures the most obstinate cases. Why
stiller. All druggists sell it.
"I'd rather be ignorant and happy
than wise and miserable," cried the
philosopher. "Happy man!" exclaim
ed a bystander. Cleveland Plain
In most cases consumption results
from a neglected or improperly treated
cold. Foley's Honey and Tar cures
the most obstinate coughs and pre
vents serious results. It costs you no
more' than the unknow n preparations j
and you should insist upon having the j
genuine in the yellow packages. E. I
T. Whiteheud Company. !
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To Ric'imond, Va., and Return
Atlantic Coast Line.
Account Virginia State Fair Oc
tober 5th to 10th.
Tickets on suit! October 2nd to
10th inclusive, limited to October
For further information call on
ticket agent or write
W. J. Ckau;, P. T. M.,
T. C. Whitk, G. P. A.,
10-1-21 Wilmington, N. C.
HAVING leased from the owners
the NICHOLSON TKACT OF
LAND, thereby acquiring exclusive
control, 1 hereby give notice to all
persons NOT TO HUNT, TRAI' Oli
TIJESrASS in any manner or form,
under penalty of the law, on thi.s
tract of land as described below and
known as the Nicholson Land: Tho
extreme eastern part of the original
Clark estate and bounded on the
west and north by Gunus' Gut. on
the south by Clark's ('anal and Roa
noke River, on the south and east by
Roanoke River, J. Davis Reid's and
Mike Hardy's land, containing eleven
hum 'red acre::, more or les .
i-l 7-1 lil J. P. FlJTRKLL.
Ut? SPECIAL OFFER: Wl
Jl tt IlWMt i T.irr.lp. 7 b; riUl.l : '.-.
Write 'io-i.-ty; Miil'n 'M Piper.
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Coffins and Caskets
Burial Robes, Etc.
Hearse Service any Time
N. B. Josey Company,
Scotland Neck, North Carolina
S I'KBLLthc couch
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AKP M.L THROAT AND LUNG TROUBLES.
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