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VOL, XXIV. New Series Vol. 11 6-X8
SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1908.
Common we a lt
omen as Well as Men
Are Made Miserable by
-Ciciney trouble preys upon the mind. dis.
.ri'.ges and lessens ambition; beauty, vigor
i v and cneerfulnes3 soon
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: . ,- ; !,;fir or diseased,
Kidney trouble hsr
I uccpme so prevalen
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.J.Z.:. Vs- ates too often, if tha
- i-;aias me nesn or if, when the chil
r.n age when it should be able t
-rl tne passage, it is yet afflicted wit!
i-w.-.ing, depend upon it. the causa o
difficulty is kidney trouble, and the firs
? should be towards the treatment o
-ft i mportant ore-ans. This unnkiun
-:e is due to a diseased condition of the
: s and bladder and not to a habit as
..-:t pecp.e suppose.
. iv.c.n as well as men are made mis
' with kidney and bladder trouble
d Loth need the same great remedy
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... o pmpniei tell- nome oi-SwaimvRoot.
a ! about it, including many of the
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2.. Singhamton, N. Y., be sure anc
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M' tK-y Loaned on Farm Lands
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There is much to be commended in the present enthusiasm
lul CUULdUunai development in
Declamations-The RIiir Rark the South' but some who revert to thinss
time fear that in some respects the schools of our time are neg
lecting certain training which was held necessary by our prede
cessors in school work as highly important in the proper devel
opment of every school boy.
time declamation and the study
former times patrons of the "old
ed to the ardent declamation by
therefrom received a faith in the
pressed to him lifted a horizon
view from no other source. This faith conceived for the boy's
future, and expressed for him,
to high and noble attainments
men who rose from obscurity by
linked with the hope that grew
effort at simple declamation.
goes, the primary and higher schools of the present have dis
ua,uu Lionum ui udvmg
stored and let every book bag be
ster's Blue Back Speller, and
and the "Blue Back" well learned will again be a stimulous to
the development of great powers which otherwise might re
Another great battle of ballots has been fought by the Amer
ican people. The result of this
pointments are as far-reaching
party was intense, those disappointments should not lie in the
way of the progress and material prosperity of the country.
The great Southern section of this Union voted solidly for Mr.
Bryan, and now that the election is over the people in the South
doubtless will wisely forget any and all difference which would
hinder the rightful development of the wonderful resources of
this great section of country. The "Wilmington Star in a timely
and sensible editorial discusses the situation, saying that the
South should do two things: Lay aside all political differences
and unite all energies in the one purpose to make the South
even a greatefsection than it already is. Discussing this fea
ture of the duty of the Southern people the Star says: "The
other thing for the people of the South to do is, now that the
several months' excitement of a political campaign has come to
an end, for all to turn their attention to what our section so
much needs united action and activity in industrial and com
mercial development of our section. They should turn from
politics to business, and in this, political lines should be wiped
out. They are all Southerners Democrats and Republicans
and they all want to see the South prosper and progress. This
can be brought about only by united action. Then let our peo
ple put aside politics and turn to the development of our section.
They can do this and yet not yield one iota in their allegiance
to their party when the time comes to divide on political ques
tions, but don't let them divide on matters which concern the
material interests of all just because they are divided on politi
Election day is always a stopping time for intemperate po
litical enthusiasm. Whether wisely or unwisely, with reason
or without reason, men get into a sort of
Will The Farmers Do It ? . double.quick in the political race in
which they are personally interested or indirectly interested for
others; and they lose sight of many things upon which depend
the highest and best interests. It is sometimes said that law
yers run politics and that others follow their lead, but as a mat
ter of fact many farmers become as much interested and devote
as much time to the political issues at hand as any other class
of people. Perhaps the campaign which has just closed, elicit
ed the interest of the farmers as much as any campaign since
the Civil War. Because of this fact the farmers have to a great
degree lost sight of the vast importance of maintaining and
holding in tact their great and useful organization, the South
ern Cotton Association. Except in agricultural journals, for
thp past few weeks, the press of the country has had little to
say about tbe importance of united purposes amongst the farm
ers to maintain good prices for cotton and to raise the price if
possible, to a figure which will justify them in making cotton
the chief money product of their farms. ow that the election
is over, excitement somewhat forgotten, will the farmers come
to themselves, turn to their own, and once more unite their
efforts and energies for perfecting such organization as wil
secure for them the returns for their cotton crop to which the,
ireTustly entitled? From its organization in 1905 -The Com
nwealth has believed in the Southern Cotton Association
In these columns time and again we have endeavored to set
In these com organization
and the profits to the bou the
believe have been realized in oo V
effect and influence of 8 "nce oseIhe Advantage which
wfflnotnoir,brlonebut will make strenu-
!" ettectiye- wm
they do it ?
North Carolina and throughout
and customs and systems of a former
We refer particularly to the old
of the "blue back" speller. In
field school" frequently listen
the awkward country boy and
boy's future which, when ex
which could have come into his
has often been the guiding star
for our country's distinguished
dint of their own perseverance
out of a faith inspired by their
So far as our own observation
uuvb 10 ueciaim. jjet it De re
supplied with a copy of Web
the declamations well practiced
contest is expressed in the ma
the votes which were cast for
for President; and while disap
as the zeal of the Democratic
TOO MANY OPPORTUNITIES?
Tlie Country Boy Is Greatly Favored In
RIGHT THINKING BRINGS SUCCESS.
It takes a strong purpose and a
great deal of determination to resist
the thousand-and-one distractions in
city life and concentrate one's mind
There is such a thing as having too
many opportunities, too many facil
ities. As a rule, boys who are born
and brought up in th midst of li
braries, books, and schools, become
indifferent to the value of these op
portunities; while in the country,
where books are rare and opportun
ities for education limited, the am
bitious boy is more anxious to make
the most of his time, to seize every
opportunity for self-culture with
avidity, to redeem himself from
One of the greatest dangers of city
life is that of becomir.g surperficial.
Where there are so many editions of
the daily papers every day, we get
in the habit of "skimming," which
is very dangerous; we just glance at
a paper for a few minutes and throw
it aside just look at the headings
and a few lines of the most impor
tant paragraphs, then lay the paper
away, lhis desultory habit is suicid
al to all deep and lasting culture.
After we acquire this habit, it is al
most impossible to get rid of it.
No great and lasting success can
be attained until one has formed a
habit of continuous, persistent think-
ng alont; fundamental lines. A lit
tle dipping into this and that, a few
minutes reading with very little
thinking, or contemplation, or re
viewing of what we read, will result
in a most shallow life.
Easy access to many books has been i
a stumbling-block in many fk career.
t is natural for us to depreciate
what is common, and easy to obtain.
erhaps, if Lincoln had been reared
in a large city, in the midst of great
libraries and schools, he might not
have been so well educated as he was.
He did not mind walking through
the forest many miles to borrow a
coveted book, and he considered it
the greatest luxury imaginable to
have an opportunity of devouringits
precious pages, lying on the floor of
the log cabin before the old fireplace,
for candles and lamps were luxuries
in which the Lincolns could not in
dulge. He would sit up nearly all
night poring over the precious con
tents of a book as if he never expect
ed to see another. Half a dozen
books constituted his whole library,
but these he knew thoroughly. He
did not skim them over, he devoured
them; he read them over and over
again until he could almost repeat
them by heart. Many of the great
gaints in American history never had
access to libraries in their youth, but
what few books they could get hold
of, they almost learned by heart.
In cities, books, pictures, schools,
and works of art are so plentiful, a
youth is likely to become so familiar
with them that he does-Jiot half ap
preciate their value. A few good
books read and digested and re-read
would do more toward forming a
solid foundation for a successful life
than thousands of books skimmed
Many young people of to-day can
not recite the name3 even of the
books which they read six months
ago, any more than they can recite
the articles which they merely scan
ned in the daily paper.
This habit of skimming over books
and papers is not only fatal to all
genuine culture, but it helps to form
superficial habits generally. The
mind become demoralized when you
do things in a passive way; for there
is nothing which will tend to keep it
from grasping and seizing hold of
ideas, more than the habit of crowd
ing upon it pictures, half -pictures,
in such quick succession that no last
ing impression is possible. We read
the dailies without the slightest ef
fort to remember or to retain what
we read. The mind is not active, it
is not held accountable for every
thing which comes to it, but it is al
lowed just to glace at scores of items
within a few minutes, without feel
ing held persistently to any one
Great readers and great thinkers
try to keep out of the city as much
as possible. They long for the quiet
hours of the country, where they
can think and read without distrac
tion or interruption.
Of course there are hundreds and
thousands of people with a persistent
and determined purpose sufficient to
enable them to read and study sys
tematically in the midst of the most
distracting and demoralizing sur
roundings of city life; but, on the
other hand, we shall find that a large
part of the great thinking of the
world is done in the country, or at
least in the suburbs of cities.
Baying a Paper.
(Arthur T. Hadley. LL. D. in Youth's Companion.)
It is, unfortunately, the case that
the newspapers are chiefly run for
the benefit of the latter class. A
man of this sort buys a newspaper
that tells him things that he likes;
he refuses to buy a nevrepaper which
tells him things that he does not
ike, even though they may be true.
But it is not possible for a country
to be well-governed unless the peo
ple who do the reading are in the
habit of weighing evidence. If they
shut their eyes to all facts except
those that they like, the government
will be at the mercy of passion and
If every boy can understand that
it is a political duty to give to the
public business of the country the
same kind of treatment that a suc
cessful man cives his nrivat" busi
ness, and to adapt his conduct iu the
facts instead of trying to adapt the
facts to his conduct, our public busi
ness will quickly be brought up to
the same level as our best private
business. And there is no way in
which this can be done so surely as
by beginning at the bottom and read
ing newspapers in that spirit.
We may apply this spirit not only
to the news columns, but to the edi
torial. The boy who wants to have
the country well governed should'
demand of the editor that he give
him more logic and less rhetoric than
he does at present. What passes as
a well-written editorial to-day is us
ually one which is so constructed as
to excite the feelings of the reader.
This is rhetoric. The result of rhe
toric is that a man gets into such a
mental state that he is ready to act
without knowing fully what he is do
ing. There is another type of editorial
which does not arouse the reader's
feelings so much or give such pleas
ure and assurance of what he ought
to do, but which enables him to find
out what the facts really mean.
This is logic. The man who is gov
erned by logic will not hit nearly so
many blows as the man who is gov
erned by rhetoric; but those which
he does hit will tell.
Rhetoric produces a vast exercise
of power with very little result.
Logic is what really gets things done
in the way the people intend. The
boy or man who is governed by rhe
toric becomes the tool of somebody
else. The boy or man who is gov
erned by logic is a force to be reck
oned with on his account, A nation
composed of such men is irresistible.
Which of these things are the boys
of to-day getting ready to demand
from the newspapers of to-morrow?
Upon the answer to this question the
future of America very largely de
pends. vIf we answer it wrongly,
we shall be at the mercy of circum
stances. If we answer it righly, we
shall be able to control them.
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VENTRILOQUISM AMONG BIRDS.
Some Observations of the Accomplish
ments of Animals.
THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS INHERENT.
(November St Nicholas.)
There are many accomplishments
which the lower animals seem to pos
sess inherently, but which man can
only gain through great application.
It would take a long time for a
boy to learn to make the sort of
snare that a spider spins instinctive
ly, and a colony of beavers can build
a better dam than can a crowd of
One of the human accomplishments
hard to learn is ventriloquism. It
seems to be a gift which conies to'
but few of the human species; yet
among birds there are species every
individual of which possess the pow
er of making the voice seem to come
from another -pot than that in which
the owner is located.
There seems to be little reason for
this in most cases, but still there
must be some, for nature is very
economical in bestowing her gifts,
and one may be sure that the pos
session of the power argues its use
fulness. The first example of ven
triloquism which will occur to most
people is the voice of the mourning
dove. I suppose that every boy has
been fooled by this bird. I know
that I was, and was delighted when
I discovered, after walking around a
tree in the orchard, that the voice
did not come from far away but
close at hand.
When the mourning dove utters
his call he swells up air-sacs in his
breast and neck, and these act a sort
of sounding chamber, which lends to
hold and repress the sound, as a
sound is made in a barrell. The emu
'-. ihe san-e .j;ality in vke. It
is as though these birds swallow their
The crow has some notes which
are very ventriloquial in quality.
One note in particular is much like
the bark of a distant dog, so much
so, in fact, that I had trouble in con
vincing my friend thnt it was the
voice of a crow about three hundred
feet away and not that of a distant
dog. The chickadee has a call-note
of such quality that its source is al
ways uncertain until the bird is lo
cated. The oven bird's "teacher! teach
er" always seems to come from sev
eral feet higher than where the bird
is actually standing.
The thrushes, at least the wood
thrush and the robin, have a pecul
iar habit of singing to themselves,
as it were. Often, as I have ben
sitting in the woods, a wood thrush
has been singing, say, thirty feet
away, which I supposed was at least
200 yards away until I discovered
the bird. The whispered song is
perfect so far as phrasine and notes
are concerned, but in a very low
I have heard a European thrush
sing in the cage of the zoo when the
notes could not be heard farther than
fifteen feet. With my ear within
three feet the song was as perfect
and beautiful as in the ordinary
Why these birds sing so, I have no
The peculiar wattles on the neck
of a guinea fowl had no significance
to me until one day when I was mak
ing a careful drawing of a wild
guinea fowl. The wild guinea cock
has wattles as the domestic one, only
exaggerated. I noticed that when
the cock's beak wa3 toward me his
harsh call was louder. Then I notic
ed that when his beak was open the
lower mandible, being lowered, al
most filled the space between the
two side wattles, thus making a cup,
and that the notes were thrown by a
sort of megaphone, or just as a boy
throws hi3 voice by making a cup of
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(Py Marion Couthouy Smith.)
In the smoky, sultry haze,
In the mild mid-autumn weather.
The leaves are gathering, circling,
dancing, dropping down together.
They fall with a subtle sound,
With a dry, soft, fairy clamor;
They flash like (lake.1 of yellow light
in the veiled sun's dreamy glamour.
They drop around my feet,
They run and whirl and ilutter;
Everywhere is their ghostly flight,
and the sighing song they utter.
Their song is as old as Time,
Old as the dream of dying;
It bears the moan of death-struck
Life, and the call of Hope replying.
And the flame of their golden hue
Is lit with the old-time fire
That shines on the somber brows of
Death, drawing the soul's desire.
This is the fall, the sigh
Sad as the grave, yet tender,
Telling of life that is whirled along
in helpless, strange surrender.
This is the flight, the song,
This is the autumn's story,
The frost, and the fiame, and the
flickering hope, that points to an
Her Onn Way.
I5y Anna Burnhnrn Bryant.)
When Tolly goes into the parlor to
She never minds what the little notes
Nor peeps at a music-book.
"I play by ear," says the little dear
(When some of us think the music's
So why should I need to
When Tolly goes into the kitchen to
She nver looks at a cookerv-book
Svr ix sign of a rec -ipe;
It's a dot of this and a dab of that.
And a twirl of the wrist and a pinch
and a pat
I cook by hand," says she.
Hold Your Tobacco.
We approached a prominent to
bacconist this morning who is in a
position to know and informed him
that we had heard that the large to
bacco buyers had found it difficult
to handle this crop of tobacco be
cause of the rapidity with which it
had been marketed.
He replied that this was true and
that instead of selling what the buyers
had expected would most likely be
sold by January 1, had already come
on the market.
To use the words of the gentle
man, "We have handled in ninety
days four million pounds of tobacco,
and I don't hardly see how we done
it. It has taxed our capacity to the
We believe it would be a good idea
for the farmers, in view of the above
to sell less freely, in order to give
the buyers a chance to get straight.
The heavy weight of receipts is
sufficient to bring about a bearish
feeling, and this feeling should not
be accentuated by the pressure of
tobacco to sell on the part of the
farmers, who have learned thi3 les
son by the way in which they slowly
marketed their cotton a few years
ago, thus enabling the trade to slow
ly assimilate it.
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