u to Business what Steam k to
Machinery, that great propelling
jh o.i. This paper gives results.
..HARD, Editor and Proprietor.
VOL. XXIV. New Series Vol. 11.-6-13
00 YOU GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK ?
iaccy Trouble Makes You Miserable.
everybody who reads the news
sure to know of the wonderfu
cures made by Dr
Kilmer s 5wamt-Rnr,i
the treat kidnev. liv-
n i .1
- iu, cuv.
ii isxne great med:
rr cai triumph of the nin-
, covered after years c
icmuic research t
Dr. Kilmer, the err.i
nent kidney and biad
oer specialist: tnH e
r :..-,e.iy success! al in promptly curb;;-
n-.c uagiv, Muney, Diaaaer, urio acid trc
- .vid Bright's Disease, which is the wor!
r:v. i f kidney trouble.
.. j uiiaiiiu-n,yui. IS not r-
. r -i Jed for everything but if you have kid
irer or bladder trouble it will be found
t:;" remecy you need. It has been tested
s- r .any ways, in hospital work, in nrlvat.
among the helpless too rjoor to rmr.
: ii'irf and has proved so successful ir
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n made by which all readers of this papei
.. bottle sent free by mail, also a book
mere about Swamp-Root and how to
. j i.oi ...y ii icu ii, may nave a
11 yu have kidney or bladder trouble.
V. r.en writing mention reading this generou?
c':.-r m this paper and ffcfty
Kr.wn. N. Y. The UsSclJiftJ5l
r.u:ar -.fry cent and Home or Bwamp-noot
r;.-:!, a r sizes are sold by all good druggists.
!' ii i. mah.f any mitfuiKe, out re
rcM;i!'cr the name, Swamp Hoot, Dr-
s swamp Root, and the add res
Mii-ii.untDii, N. ., on every hot tic.
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street, Scotland Neck.
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Physician and Surgeon,
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THERE IS MUCH TALK.
Sometimes People Talk Just to "Kill
TALK IS NOT ALWAYS VERY CHEAP.
Talk is our principal means of
communication with others. If
we want to express an opinion, we
talk. If we want to get something
that we have not, and sometimes if
we wan i, 10 ria ourselves oi some
thing that we have, we talk. If we
i. i i . .
want to persuade people to think as
we do, or dissuade them from the
views they hold, we talk. And
sometimes, just to "kill time," we
talk. And a lot of stuff that is pa3s
ed off on us by the dignified name of
conversation is the poorest sort of
Usually folks talk with their ton
gues, but sometimes we see people,
deaf and dumb ones, and sometimes
school boys and school cirls. talk
with their hands. And I have heard
of foiks who could talk with t.hpir
eyes. At any rate in one way or an
other, we all talk.
You have doubtless heard some
body say that "talk is cheap." That
A .-. -.- i
ucpcnua uii circumstances, in a
atmse ii is. out in anotner it mav
prove to be a very expensive pas
time. It is easy for a boy to lean
against a tree and talk about what
he can do, while his hands are buried
away down deep in his pockets
His breath doesn't cost him anything,
not even enough exertion for him to
be sensible of it, end his tongue, jaws
and VOcal cords work automatical
It is a different matter, though, if
somebody or some event forces him
to try to prove his assertions. 1
heard it said of a politician once
that he would probably be elected if
he wouldn't talk too much. After
all, talk may not be the cheapest
thing in the world. It is done on
the credit system sometimes, and it
is a long time before the bill comes
in, but a man is likely to pay for his
free use of words sooner or later. I
make my living by talk; in fact, we
might almost say that it is my life;
and occasionally in the heat of pas
sionate discourse I say something
that costs a lot of time and words to
try to explain. And then it may nev
er be entirely set right.
Talk is something that is hard to
control. If a thought is expressed
in written words there is something
to which to refer to prove the state-
Lflr.t. l,nr mn it ia snnlfPTi it muv
be repeated, re-repeated and repeat-
no-nin and sHtrhtlv chanced with
each repetition until tne author oi it
will not recognize it when it gets
back to him. Did you ever read
those interesting verses about Mrs
B. telling Mrs. C. that Mrs. A. put
too much of something in her tea?
Then Mrs. C. told Mrs. D., and Mrs
D. told Mrs. and on until it was
actually said that Mrs. A. put whis
key in her tea. Some good friend to
Mrs. A. began to trace the report
back from Mrs. M. through Mrs. L
through Mrs. K., and so on till Mrs.
R. was reached: and she declared
fhlf crip had Onlv Said that MrS. A
nut too much sugar in her tea: roor
Mrs. A. almost lost ner reputation
because of "talk
I don't think that I need to point
out the moral to this story.
When I was a little fellow I used
to hear a story that amused me very
much; and since I am older and have
r.rvfV.fnrr vprv similar, tne
point in it has become more and
more striking. It seems that a young
man was calling on his best girl
Topics for conversation were at a
- t tn if appmprl that
they 'had come to tne point wmuc
nothing could be thought of about
which to talk. After a long and em
barrassing silence Sam ventured the
"Sal, our sheeps eat mud.'
B'Aw, go way Sam. Do they?"
"Naw. I jes said that to make
Now that sounds ridiculous, it is
ridiculous, but isn't it, honestly,
about as sensible as a good many
conversations that we hear, and may
be, take part in? People, old and
young, wise and foolish, are alike
guilty of frequently doing as Sam
did, making the most nonsensical re
marks about the most foolish things,
all in a desperate effort to "make
talk." It gets embarrassing, and
tremendously so, to have nothing to
Say, and yet feel under obligations
to talk at any cost. Who of us has
not been in just such a predica
ment? When the time comes for us to
give account for every idle word that
we have spoken, what in the world
i3 to become of us. At any rate the
matter is deserving of considera
tion. The reign of the Artistic.
This is an age of decoration. One
of the most striking features in the
evolution of both the commercial
and the social world during the last
twenty-five years is the tremendous
strides that have taken in the deve
lopment of the artistic.
Business houses which a quarter
of a century ago were extremely
plain and severe are now built and
arranged with reference to attrac
tivenessto the artistic as well as to
This tendency toward the decora
tive toward embellishment is ap
parent not only in the buildings
themselves but also in the arrange
ment of the merchandise. Our large
department stores now are like great
museums or art galleries in compari
son with the stores of fifty years
ago. Everything now muft be dis
played and arranged to the best ad
vantage. Effectiveness and taste
are studied as never before. The
modern policy is to make the best
We see this decorative tendency
especially illustrated in the evolution
of the show-window. Artistic ex
perts are paid large salaries to-day
simply to dress windows so as to se
cure the most attractive effect from
the street point of view.
In nearly all lines of endeavor we
see this effort to appeal to the artis
tic to the esthetic. What tremen
dous strides the purely decorative
has made in the publishing business!
Our magazines are no longer severe
pages of printed matter. Our books
are oiten works oi art. it is no
longer enough for an article or a
book to be useful; it must be artistic,
decorative; it must appeal to the eye.
We are beginning to see that people
are influenced more through the eye
than through any other organ of the
Think what an influence an artistic
environment has in the serving of
food! No matter how ugly we may
be, if we go into a cheap restaurant
where everything is coarse and un
tidy, where there is not a thing to
please the eye, but everything is
plain and unattractive, we can not
enjoy the meal.
But take the same food into the
Waldorf-Astoria or the St. Regis
Hotel, New York, and serve it from
tempting silverware and dainty
china, on the fine, snowy linen, to
the strains of harmonious music.and
and amid a setting of rich tapestries
and works of art, and that which
was uninviting in the cheap restaur
ant will not seem like the same food
at all, because now it appeals to the
eve. the mind, where before it
aroused only a feeling of aversion.
Hotel proprietors to-day know
that their patronage depends very
largely upon their ability to appeal
strongly to the eye
-to the sense of
Kodol contains the same digestive
juices that are found in an ordinary
healthy stomach, and there is, there
fore, no question but what any form of
stomach trouble, Indigestion or Ner
vous Dyspepsia, will yield readily, yet
naturally, to a short treatment of Ko
dol. Try it today on our guarantee
Take it for a little while, as that is all
you will need to take. Kodol digests
what you eat and makes the stomach
sweet. It i sold by E. T. Whitehead
'Excelsior" is Our Motto.
NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1908.
My hero walks with modest mien,
With quiet, gentle tread
And over all his noble deeds
A tender grace is shed.
And does my hero feats of war,
Or valor, widely sung?
Ann is his name of great renown,
His breast with medals hung?
No! His to cheer the dying one;
To comfort the distressed;
To whisper courage to the faint;
Hope, to the one oppressed.
He seeks no laud no laurel here,
His mission is to bless,
His conquest is the realm of self,
His crown is righteousness.
Mrs. Geo. T. Thompson
Sanitation In the Home.
Handkerchiefs used in cases of
cold, catarrh, or throat or lung
troubles should be washed by them
selves, subjecting them to a disin
fecting process. They should not be
washed with other clothing until
this be done. All white clothes
should be boiled, if only as a sani
tary measure, to kill germs and dis
infect. A high degree of heat is
necessary, and merely scalding will
not do. All clothing worn next the
skin should be boiled, or put through
a disinfecting process, whether the
wearer is diseased, or not. Many in
fectious diseases are spread through
the carelessness of those handling
solid clothing. There are so many
harmless disinfectants, which can be
used with even colored clothing, that
this should not be neglected. Every
child should have its own handker
chief, towel, and wash rag, as well
as tooth brushes, comb and other
toilet belongings. Soiled clothing
should not be kept in the sleeping
rooms of the house, and everything
worn next the body, whether gar-
mpnfs nr hpd rlntVi!nor Qhnnld Vo
well aired and sunned frequently.
Water standing in the bedroom pitch
er over night, should not be used
for drinking purposes, but if water
must be kept at the bedside, cover
it closely. Do not allow bedroom
slops of any kind to stand in the
bedrooms; empty, scald and wash
everything used. Do not make up
the beds too early in the day. Sun
the bedding as often as possible, and
all coverings should be left in the
fresh air and sunshine, if only be
tween windows or doors, for at least
an hour or two, every morning, if
the "bedroom smell" is not wanted.
Burn all sweepings of the bedroom,
or the living room especially, and
it is a safe way to dispose of all dust
and litter gathered about the prem
ises. Let in as much fresh air as
you think you can stand, "and then
some," for nothing makes for good
health more than the purity of the
air we use while we sleep. Do not
keep the house closed too closely
in the day time, for much of the
tired, or drowsy feeling comes from
the breathing of spent, or poisoned
air in closeehut rooins.
Riding on a train through a moun
tain section of our country, recently,
we were enthusiastic over the pano
rama of beauty which spread out be
fore our eyes. A great valley spread
out below us. The leafing trees and
the blossoming orchards, the mellow
furrows and the velvet meadows,
broken by the winding river, fram
ed by a distant range of majestic
hills, fringed with silver clouds, and
all topped with perfect azure, form
ed a perfect picture of nature at her
best. We looked to the other side
of the train, and behold! a great wall
of obtruding rocks and earth gave
suggestion of nothing but dirt and
possible disaster. And i3 it not of
ten so in life? We may see every
thing beautiful and promising or
shut off and disappointing. It is ac
cording to our point of view. Get
all the beautifuland hopeful views
of life you possibly can. It will
make you happier and more successful.
What Causes Them and Who Is Respon
sible for Them?
What starts those forest fires?
This question has been asked over
and over again this summer by read
ers of the accounts of the destruc
tive fires which have been raging in
all parts of the country.
Campers and locomotives, is the
usual answer. Many of the other
things which start blazes in the for
est are forgotten. It is true that
perhaps one-half to three-fourths
of the forest fires do begin as a re
result of the carelessness of some
camper, or from sparks flying from
locomotives, but there are a number
of things which set the woods a-fire.
A complete report of forest fires
on the private forests of the country
and their causes is not kept by any
one. Uncle Sam, however, is most
careful to account for the damage
done by the blazes on his timberland
under forest administration, aggre
gating about 168,000,000 acres, and
each year the total area burned over,
the timberland burned over, the
amount of timber destroyed and its
value, the cost of fighting fires, and
the causes of fires are carefully
checked up. These reports are made
at the end of the calendar year, and
the announcement of this year's los
ses will therefore not be known for
more than two months.
Last year's figures, however, give
a good idea of the things which cause
fires in forests. Of the l,o55 firop
discovered on the National Forests
ast year, all of which were checked
by the rangers before they had
burned over fourteen hundredthi-
of one per cent, of the Natural For
est area, camper3 caused 216, while
railroads followed next with 273;
I lighthi fife came next, with 17G;
donkey engines used in lumbering
operations, fourth, with 65; careless
brush burning by homesteaders
clearing land, 34; fires caused by in
cendiaries and those set by herders
and hunters, 80. For more than 400
of the fires the cause is not
known. This is not strange when it
is remembered that a fire may
smolder for days, if the air is too
thick to permit the smoke to be seen
at a distance before it breaks out
when fanned by a wind so as to re
veal its presence to the watchful
While campers caused more fires
than locomotives last year, there are
many seasons when the railroads
hold undisputed claim to first place".
Forest fires started by both are
mostly unnecessary.' If campers
would exercise care In starting
camp fires and bs sure that they are
extinguished before they are left,
and if railroad companies would use
the mo3t modern and efficient spark
arresters, it is reasonable to think
that the annual forest fire loss could
be reduced more than one-half.
Lightning ranks third among the
causes of fires, and of course, man
has no greater responsibility in this
case than to put the fire out as soon
as possible after discovery. Careless
brush burning by homesteaders and
persons clearing land is said to be
the cause of many of the fires which
have started this year, particularly
those which have swept- over the
The ranger force on many of the
National Forests has been kept busy
fighting fires which, if left to run
unchecked, would have done incal
culable damage. By quickening
communication between important
points through the construction of
telephone lines, and building roads
and trails, the National Forests
have been made more accessible dur
ing the past two years and fire fight
ing has been greatly facilitated.
Kennedy's Laxative Cougli Syrup
not only heals irritation and allays in
flammation, thereby stopping the
cough, but it moves the bowels gently
and in that way drives the cold from
the system. Contains no opiates. . It
is nleasant to take, and children especi-
i ally like the taste, so nearly like maple
4 sugar. Seld by E. T. Wliitehead & Co.
Old Age Pension.
In a recent number of a popular
magazine. Edward Everett Hale
points out the fact that the best ef
forts of friendly associations and
societies, even with the help of the
life insurance companies, must fall
far short of even the money needed
for losses through death or disease,
and in the same article suggests a
source from which a pension for the
aged may be provided. lie aavs, in
some states, the poll tax will do it;
the poll tax every man has been pay
ing to the stae ince his majority
endows him with the right to return
support from the state in the ex
tremity of declining yearn, and will
supply the money to meet the claim.
The suggestion of old age pensions
which he has persistently broached
to the greatest of all "Lend-a-Hand"
clubs, the states, we may be sure
will not cease knocking at the door
of public sympathy until the door is
opened. Christendom began by
opening its arnu: to the children, and
its heart is turning tenderly, in those
riper years, to the sufferings of des
titute old peop!e, who are certrinly
in some ways nearer the kingdom of
heaven than are the children as, for
instance, inpoint of time. ... It
is interesting to read of the work
being done in countries where the
old-age pension is now beine carried.
Premier Sodden and other support
ers of the law, says: "It encourages
a man to save, to know that the state
will add something to his little ac
cumulation: instead of the doppair
which sees no use in self help, comes
hope and a new energy." Moreover,
these innovators of New England are
not afraid to question whet her, from
any true point cf poeial regard, it is
thrift for a poor man, who' earn-
ings are really not enough for his!
children's needs, to save money
which has to be skimped somehow
out of their bodies and minds or
souls. "There are two ways of in
ducing the people to be thrifty,"
says Mr. Reeves; "you may encour
age them with the hope attaining to
comfortj c you may frighten them
with the alternative cf destitution.
I attach more value to the efficacy of 1
hope." The report says that, thanks
to the old-age pension, the aged
tramp has disappeared from the
highways of New Zealand. The
idea is to prevent pauperism and en
courage thrift by adding to the sav
ings of the poor enough to keep
them out of the pauper class. One
need not be a saint nor a pauper in
order to get relief; one may have
property valued at $250, or an in
come of $170 a year, and still receive
the full allowance of $00 a year an
English shilling a day. The idea is
to prevent pauperism and encourage
thrift. For those who have more
property or more income, the allow
ance by the state is decreased pro
portionately until it disappears.
Thus, to those who have $260 of in
come, or $1600 worth cf prop
erty, no pension is allowed
Those who are criminals are barred;
but not those who have been crim
inals; one may hove committed the
most heinous of crimes, if it happen
ed twenty-five years ago, and still
be forgiven, and a serious misde
meanor of twelve years since will be
overlooked. Minor matters, like
drunkenness of more than five years
ago, are passed by.
To Extract a Splinter.
(Woman's Home Companion.)
When a splinter has been driven
deep into the hand, it can be extract
ed without pain by steam. Nearly
fill a wide-mouthed bottle with hot
water, place the injured part over
the mouth of the bottle, and press
tightly. The suction will draw the
flesh down, and in a minute or two
the steam will extricate the splinter
and the inflammation will disappear.
Bruises, scratches, sores and burns
that other things have failed to -euro
will heal quickly and completely when
you use DeWitt's Carbolized Witch
Hazel Salve. It is evieeially good for
piles. Sold by E. T. Whitehead fc Co.
Use these columns for respite.
An advertisement in this paper
will reach a good class of people.
Subscription Price $1.00 Per Year.
Nature Gives Timely Warnings
That no Scotland Neck Citi
zen can Afford to Ignore.
1)AX(;FR SKLXAI. NO. 1 cornea
from the kidney seeretions. The will
v:i::i y,M when the kidneys are iek.
Well kidnev? excrete a dear, amher
lluid. Siek kidneys send out a thin,
pale and foamy, or a tliiek, red, ill
smellim: urine, full of M'diment and
irregular of passage.
DAXliKU SIOXAL NO. '2 eomes
from the hack. aek pain., dull and
heavy, or tdiarpe and acute, tell you of
approach of dropsy, diahetet and
lhiglit's disea-e. D.xin's Kidney
eure sick kidneys and cure them per
manently. Here's Scotland Neck
pr. x if :
Mrs. .Toe Allshrook, living in Green
wood st., Scotland Neck, X". O., nixys:
"I siu'i'ered from a kidney weakness for
some time. The secretions were high
ly colored, very frequent in action, com
pelling me to arise many times during
the night, and causing me annovanee
daring the day. I had seven; pains
through my loins, and in v hack ached
almost constantly. I was hardly ablet
to do iny housework, and at times it
really felt as if mv hack would break.
I finally learned of Doan's Kidney
Tills, procured a box, and am glad to
say that it only required a short use to
banish that backache. I have not suf
fered any sign of kidney complaint
since, and feel so much better in every
way since using 1 Man's Kidney Pills,
that I am glad to give them my re
commendation. For sale bv all dealers. 1
Foster-Milbnrn Co.,ltulValo,Xev York,
sule agents for the I'niteil States.
Remember the name DOAN'S
and take no other.
Character and Destiny.
Sow a thought,
Reap an act ;
Sow an act,
Ueap a habit ;
Sow a hnhit,
Ilea j) fi character ;
Sow a character,
Heap a destiny.
Pleasant, sure, easy, safe little liver
VV'v'V .'r" '.v.V, Vf V.y
rold bv L. I. Whitehead ,V ( o
Pit's, are DeWitt's Little Larly Risers.
"No, friend, I ain't no hobo, nor
vag. I'm jest walkin' around !e
world on a $1,000 bet." "I'm glad ye
told me !al, pa!, fer I'm merely
leadin' dis kind of a life to gather
material fer a book on tramps, an' I
was about to set yer down for a pro
nounced type of a bum."
Woman loves a clear, ro.y complex
ion. liliido k PIood purifies the blood,
clears the skin, restores ruddy, sound.
Gertrude Coghlan recently told a
good one of a very young friend of
her? who had been whipped. "Now,"
said his mother, "tedl me why I pun-
ished you?" "That's it," said John
ny, you nrnrly pound the life out of
me and now you don't even know
why you did it." Young's Maga
zine. Torturing rrcma spreads its burn
ing area every day. I Ma it's Ointment
quickly stops its steading, instantly m
li"ves the itching, cures it permiiiiently.
At any drug .-toiv.
Mother -I am sorry to hear that
Tommy Smith tied a kettle to a poor
dog's tail. You wouldn't do such a
thing woultl you? Bobby No, in
deed, mother. Mother Why didn't
you stop him, Bobby. Bobby I
couldn't mother; I was holding the
dog. Philadelphia Inquirer.
DeWitt's Kidney and RIaddc r I'ills
arc imequaled in eases of weak back,
backaehe, inllammation of t he bladder,
rheiimatie pains, and all urinary dis
orders. They ar" antiseptic, and act
promptlv. IMn't delay, for delays are
dangerous. Oct DeWitt's Kidney and
Madder Pills. Sold by E. T. White
head fc Co.
"Politeness costs nothing," said
the man of ready-made wisdom. "I
guess," answered Mr. Comrox'that
you never had any experience with
these cafe waiters who regulate their
politeness by the size of the tip."
Kow Is Your Digestion.
Mrs. Mary Powling of No. 228 th
Ave., San Francisco, recommends a
remedy for stomach trouble. She .says:
"Omtitud" for th'; wonderful effect of
Electric Hitters in a case of acute indi
gestion, prompts this testimonial'. I
am fully convinced that for stomach
and liver troubles Electric Hitters is thj
best remedy on the market to-day."
This great tonic and alterative medi
cine invigorates the system, purifies
the blood and is especially heljif ul in all
forms of female weakness. 50c. at E.
T. Wliitehead & Company's drug