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SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1908.
.!-,-; .iitiiy Kidneys Make Impure Blood.
blood in your body passes through
cys once every three minutes.
I he kidneys are your
Diooa puntiers, they til-
icr uui me waste oi
impurities in the blood.
If they are sick or out
of order, they fail to do
Pains, aches and rheu
matism come from ex
cess of uric acid in the
blood, due to neglected
causes quick or unsteady
. cr.d makes one feel as though
j, :. : i-.ii i irouuic, cccause tne heart i.
vr crkir.g in pumping thick, kidney
: L'.-:d through veins and arteries.
u.-'-i to be considered that only urinary
. s ere to be traced to the kidnevs.
-odern science proves that nearly
.-...nji;ai u:scics nave their begin
': k;i:iey trouble.
;. ; u a: 2 sick you can make no mistake
.: : dc-ct.-ring your kidneys. The mild
i :rt extraordinary effect of Dr. Kilmers
,va:iip-Roct, the great kidney remedy is
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On tbe Massachusetts Coast.
(Edna Dean Proctor In Nov. National Magazine.)
0 the gloom of the night with the
wind and the rain
Howling in, beating in from the des
And anon with a cry o'er the tem
Some banshee of ocean a wild wreck
From the Shoals to Nantucket the
ygL lights were half hid, 1 Egg
The rush and the roar of the break
Ships turned from their moorings;
the boats were adrift;
Nor a merciful star looking down
through a rift;
But blackness and fear with the wind
and the rain
Howling in, beating in from the des
T i1 i i n
inow me sun tips witn nre every
wave's foaming crest;
The gulls are blown seaward: the
wind's in the west;
And the wide-rolling deep and the
See fog and cloud fleeing to gray
The ships, all a-thrill with the joy of
Sail portward as light as the foam
on the seas;
Not a film in the sky not a mote in
The blue seems the bright wall of
heaven laid bare
And the gloom of the rain and the
direful wind scorning,
We are glad in the azure and splen
dor of mornine!
The Largest Clock In the World.
For a long time on one of the large
buildings in Jersey City there have
been indications that a great clock
was to be erected. It is on a manu
facturing plant and is now completed,
showing the time of day. It is the
largest clock ever made. The dial
of Philadelphia's big clock, and the
huge face of Big Ben in London, are
small compared to this: The dial is
38 feet in diameter, and has an area
of 1,134 square feet, or 544 more
square feet than there are in the
face of the clock in the City Hall of
Philadelphia. The weight of the
clock is about six tons. The Kansas
City Journal states that In moving
the minute hand from the factory
in Connecticut, an entire flat car had
to be used. This is a surprising
statement, but that minute hand is
18 1-4 feet in length and weighs,
with its counterpoise, one-third of a
ton. In marking the time of day
the minute hand will travel twenty-
three inches every minute, or over
one-half mile a day. The weight
which moves the hands tis the scales
at 2,000 pounds. The hand numer-!
als of the face of the clock are out
lined with incandescent lamps, en
abling the people to see the time at
night when they are at a great dis
tance. A row of electric lights on
each edge of the minute and hour
hands, and at the point of every five
minutes are illuminated with electric
bulbs while the seconds are marked
with similar lights between. It is a
most interest thing to see. Another
large clock is to appear soon that
will occupy a tower on Madison
avenue and twenty-fourth street,
New York City, but its dimensions
will be less than those' of the one
Like Most of Us.
"What's he grouchy about?"
"Because nobody indorses his view
"What does he care about Bryan?"
"Oh, it's not on Bryan's account
he's just sore because you disagree
with him." Cleveland Plain Deal
er. Kennedy's Laxative Cough 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 pleasant to take, and children especi
ally like the tast, so nearly like maple
LUMBER STILL IN THE LEAD.
It Is the Main Building Material That
OUR FORESTS AIE VALUABLE INDEED.
(The Forest Service.)
Great as the advance In fire-prof
construction has been during the last
ten years there has been no let-up in
the use of lumber, and both archi
tect and builders find themselves so
dependent on wood to-day that they
are commpelled to admit that the
forests of the country are likely to
be the chief source of building ma
terial for many years to come.
"The use of cement, terra cotta,
brick and stone, with a framework
of steel, will make it possible soon to
do away with wood entirely," is a
remark often heard, and. indeed.
when one stands on lower Broadway
and looks up at the towering sky
scrapers, the statement seems to
6ontaln much truth. As a matter
of fact, however, the popular idea
that flre-preof materials will do
away with the need of using lumber
In a comparative! few years is a very
erroneous one. All of the various
fire-proof materials going into the
approved construction of the more
substantial buildings are used - in
greater quantities now than the
world dreamed of a few years ago,
yet the heavy demand for lumber
That wood predominates is shown
by the annual building records. Of
the permits used for buildings erect
ed last year, approximately 61 per
cent were constructed of wood, and
the remaining 39 per cent of fire
resisting material, according to a
report issued by the Geological Sur
vey on operations in forty-nine lead
ing cities of the country. These
figures are the more significant when
it is realized that they only repres
ent the building activities in the
largest cities; they do not take into
account the consideration of dwell
ings, stores and other buildings in
the thousands of small cities and
towns scattered over aud not includ
ed in the forty-nine cities on which
the reckoning is made.
In towns and small cities wood is
usually the predominating building
material and it is safe to say that if
the statistics had included figures
for all places of whatever size, the
percentage of wooden construction
would have been much greater.
These figures, as a rule, are only for
the corporate limits, andthesuberbs
of these cities have each very large
amounts to be added. The cost, also,
is relatively higher in these cities
than in towns nearer the base of the
It Doesn't Pay.
(Dr. S. A, Steele, in Wor.)
My young friend, there are many
things in this world it doesn't pay to
It doesn't pay to try to pass your
self off for more than you are worth;
it tends to depress your market quo
tation. It doesn't pay to try to get a living
without work. You will work hard
er and get poorer living than if you
did honest work.
It doesn't pay to be a practical jok
er, unless you can enjoy a joke when
you happen to be the victim.
It doesn't pay- to rest when you
ought to be working; if you do, you
are apt to have to work when you
ought to be resting.
It doesn't pay to cry over spilt
milk; neither does it pay to spill the
In the Dark.
Aunty "Tommy, I put three pies
in here yesterday, and now there is
only one. How is that?"
Tommy "Please, it was so dark.
aunty, I didn't see that one."-Smari
Bruises, Scratches, sores and burns
fhft other things have failed to cure
2? WqnMdy and completely when
will heal qrat J rwbolized Witch
you use w -- --Mv eood for
A Strange Sight at Sea.
On the evening of November 5,
1907, the officers and crew of the
freighter Saint Andrew, of the Phoe
nix line, from Antwerp, saw a strange
and stratling spectacle, while the
vessel was about sixty miles east of
of Cape Race. The day had been a
pleasant one, and the sky was over
cast with clouds that obscured the
rays of the setting sun. A few min
utes before the hour of sunset. Cap
tain Spencer saw three meteors drop
through the clouds and apparently
disappear in the sea away ahead. In
a iew moments another one, more
brilliant and nearer, made its ap
It came from the south, and trav
eled in a sort of zigzag path, until it
struck the sea less than a mile from
the vessel. Those on board say it
was at least twenty feet in diameter,
and appeared to be rather flat or
saucer-shaped, and so hot it was a
brilliant white. It was followed by
a huge tail of red fire that seemed to
be filled with smaller particles of the
same character as the main body and
stretching out for more than a mile
in the wake of the rapidly-traveling
meteor, or fragment of a star. When
the great roaring mass dropped into
the sea, there was a dull explosion,
followed by great hissing sizzling,
with large clouds of steam rising to
a great distance. The water boiled
for a distance of several hundred
feet from the point where the fiery
mass struck the sea. The members
of the crew were greatly alarmed,
and were so nervous during the rest
of the evening they could scarcely
perform their duties.
Had such a body struck the vessel,
it would doubtless have melted its
way down through the steel vessel
and its cargo, and It would have
taken the vessel and crew to thebot-1
torn with but little warning.
On the same evening, and at al
most the same hour, the officers and
crew of the German ship Brizilia, of
the Hamburg-American line, saw a
huge meteor drop into the sea at a
greater distance from their vessel.
There was evidently a great show
er of meteors passed this way on that
day, for the vessels were more than
one hundred and fifty miles apart,
and those seen on one could not have
been seen by those on the other ves
sel. It is the opinion of some seamen
that certain vessels that have disap
peared under very peculiar circum
stances on calm seas, without a word
ever being heard from them, may
have been struck by immense mete
ors and sent suddenly to the great
A Georgia Preacher on Election.
One of the best explanations
of our proper attitude toward
Election that we haye heard
lately came from an old color
ed preacher down in Georgia.
The old man had preached to
his congregation on the sub
ject. After his sermon one of
his flock came to him seeking
more light. The venerable di
vine said to him:
"Well, brudder, it's dis a-
way: wnen we was oorn uo
Lawd he tuck a vote fur us,
and de debbil he tuck 'n vote
agin us, and now it jest takes
our vote to carry de 'lection."
"Wherefore, brethren, give
the more diligence to mak:e
your calling and election sure;
for if ye do these things ye
shall never stumble; for thus
shall be richly supplied unto
you the entrance into the eter
nal kingdom of our Lord and
t ni,ioi " o Pot
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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 yieljl readily, ye4
naturally, to a short treatment of Ko
dol. Try it today on our guarantee
Take it for a httle while, as that is all
you will need to take. Kodol digests
what you eat and makes the Btomach
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IN HONOR HISS GASKILL
Final Social Event Preceding Wedding
Tonight in Calvary Chnrcb.
(Tarboro Southerner, Nov. 18th.)
Miss Olive Gaskill was the honor
ed guest at a dance given last night
in the Edgecombe club hall. Music
was furnished by the Italian orche3
tra. The chaperones were: Mesdames
B. E. Guerard, of Asheville; J. M
Baker, Frank Hart, and James Wig
gins. The dancers included: Miss
Olvie Gaskill with Marion Guerard,
of Asheville; Miss May Brophj', of
Maryland, with J. R. Lamb, of Ashe
ville; Miss Mellie Mayo, of Washing
ton, with John Acee, of Asheville;
Miss Nell Skinner, of Greenville,
with Mr. Hamilton, of Baltimore;
Miss Janie Brown, of Greenville,
with L. Breux, of Charleston, S. C;
Miss Marie Louise Archbell, of Wash
ington, with Thad Hussey; Miss Rena
Clark, with Frank Wooten, of Green
ville; Miss Bessie Gaskill with O. C.
Atheridge; Miss Frances DeFour, of
Ashevlle, with Sam Clark; Miss Nell
Gee, of Asheville, with Theo Cheshire;
Miss Lottie Skinner, of Greenville,
with Dr. W. W. Green; Miss Julia
Moore, of Washington, with R. E.
Currier; Miss Susie Zollicoffer, of
Weldon, with J. E. Simmons; Miss
May Ruffin, of Whitakers, with May
Wood, of Enfield; Miss Mary Powell
with Richard Bunn; Miss Isabel Clark
with Frank Powell; Miss Annie Cor
don, of Enfield; Miss Blanche King
with Jno. Cheshire; Miss Louise Bar
low with W. D. Bryan; Miss Sarah
Cheshire, Raleigh, with Hyman
Philips; Miss Margaret Wilson, of
Cape Charles, Va., with WillRoyster.
Miss Josephine Speight with Paul
Whitehead, of Enfield; Miss Reba
Bridgers with Walter Wilson, of
Greenville; Miss Elizabeth Mayo with
"ll urlf w-
cu i jr: tt 1 j. i r
lston, with Dr. Whitehead; Dr. and
Mrs. James J. Philips; stags, Abe
Arnheim, Dow Pender, Milton Daw
son, Spencer Hart, Edward Parker,
and Bisco Howell.
Here Is a Good Ose.
(Jackson County Argus.)
He called on a young lady recent
ly to spend the evening and when he
got ready to leave he realized that a
heavy rain was falling. He had no
umbrella or rubber coat and when
the girl's father asked him to re
main at the house he readily consent
ed. The next morning when he was
invited to a seat at the table he re
luctantly accepted. He was very
nervous and agitated. He sat op
posite a mirror and discovered that
he had forgotten to comb his hair.
Then he dropped his fork on the
floor, and as he stooped to pick it up
he upset his coffee. Matters went
from bad to worse until finally in
despair the young man quit eating
and put his hands under the table.
The loose end of the tablecloth was
lying in his lap; when he touched it
he turned pale. He thought it was
his shirt and that in his nervous ex
citement when dressing he had for
gotten to put the garment inside his
trousers. That accounted for the
smiles and embarrassment. There
was no time to lose. He hurriedly
stuffed the supposed shirt into his
trousers. Ten minutes later when
the family rose from the table there
was a crash. The dishes lay in a
broken mass upon the floor. The
young man pulled three feet of
tablecloth out of his pants and fled
through the back door. He is yet m
the woods back of his home.
Lady of the Chorus (to press
agent) See here, Willie, it ain't
right for Taf t an' Bryan t' be get
ting all the advertising out of this
publicity stunt. Just you rustle
down t' the papers an' give 'em a
spiel about us chorus ladies; that re
cognizing the great moral move
ment, we've decided t' make public
all gifts of a ten-spot or over, who
e-ave 'em an wnac we aone witn
Boy's Long Walk.
Seven hundred and fifty miles is a
long walk for a boy of fourteen. In
"My Life and My Lectures," Mr.
Lamar Fontaine tells how, when he
was a boy of fourteen, he made his
way over bald prairies and through
trackless forests, from the Rocky
Mountains to Austin, Texaa. He had
been In captivity with the Comanch
es for three years, One day he ask
ed the chief if he would permit him
to go heme and see his mother and
his people. The Indian told him he
might if he would walk.
I knew that all the watercourses
that had their sources on the south
ern and eastern slopes of the Rocky
Mountains flowed into the Gulf of
Mexico, and that by following any of
them I should strike the Gulf soir.e-!
When I came to the desert, or
waterless region, game got scarce.
carried a deer hide, and Jr. ihr
morning I would spread it out .shake
the dew from the grass on it, r r.d
then, gathering the ends up, would
thus have a supply of water suffi
cient to last me all that day.
My rifle kept me in a good supply
of food. The jerked or dried veni
son and the shredded turkey breasts
I used as bread.
At night I would kindle a fire of
the dry buffalo chips, broil my fresh
meat, eat a hearty meal of it, and
then lie down by my fire and sleep
as sound as only a tired child can.
Sometimes the coyotes and larger
wolves would make some trouble
with their howling and snarling. If
they got too bold, I would send a
ball or an arrow into the nearest
and most bold, and he would leap off
with a howl, and the rest would
I did not see a human being on my
whole journey, and I do not think
that I was ever In any great danger
from any wild animal. I felt that a
special guardian angel watched over
my pathway and guided my every
step. The first watercourse I struck,
after crossing the Rio Grande and
the Pecos, was the Concho, a tribu
tary of the Colorado, the very stream
on which the city of Austin is locat
ed, and on which was my home.
But I did not know it, and did not
recognize it till I reached the junc
tion of the San Sabo and the Colora
do. There I saw the remains of one
of our camping place3 of more than
four years ago. My heart gave a
great bound when I saw the first
maik3 of a civilized people, and I
knew that I was not more than seventy-five
miles from home.
The day wa3 bright and clear, and
the moon only a day old, and had I
had moonlight, I think that I should
have travelled all night, I was to
One evening, just after sundown,
I. had built my camp-fire cn the
eastern slope of a mountain, on the
south side cf the river, and wfs
looking off down it, when I caught
the glimmer of a light. It shone out
bright and clear, and twinkled like
a star. I watched it till my eyes
grew weary and heavy with sleep,
and I drifted into the Land of Nod
with its sheen upon my lid3. This
mountain was only twenty miles
from my home, and the light was in
They Should be Thankful.
We print the following from the
"It gives us pleasure to announce
that the report that E. Spencer
Blackburn was making Democratic
speeches in hia new home of Oklaho
ma is a mistake Quite the opposite
ic the fact; he is whooping it up for
the G. O. P. as never before. The
Democratic party has quite as many
burdens aa it can carry perhaps
The Democrats of Oklahoma have
great cause to be thankful.
Electric railways of the United
States have attained a trackage of
INCREASED YIELD OF CORN.
Government Report on Corn, Potatoes,
Tobacco and Rye.
An average yield of 26.2 bushels
of coi n per acre and an indicated
total production of 2,642,687,000
bushels of corn arc preliminary esti
mates announced in the report of
the Department of Agriculture,
summarizing corn and five other
Tops. The yield of corn per acre in
1007 was 25.9, as finally estimated
and averaged, 25.6 for ten years,
while the production is compared
with 2,592,320,000 bushels finally es
timated in 1907. Quality of corn is
S6.9 per cent., compared with 82.9 in
1907, and 84.3 ten-year averagt.
About 2.7 per cent, or 71,121,000
bushels, is estimated to have been in
the farmer's hands on November 1,
against 4.5 per cent, or 130 933,000
bushels a year ago, and a tcn-ycar
average of 4.5 per cent.
The preiiminary figures for impor
tant States giving in Luslield tha
yitlJ per acre and total productiyn,
Missouri, 27 bushels per acre; to
tal yield 203,634,000; Texas 23.7 and
201,848,000; Kentucky 25.2 and 84,
823,000; Tennessee 21.8 and 74,747,
000; Georgia 12.5 and 56,433,000;
Alabama 1-1.7 and 41,835,000; Vir
ginia 26 and 48,828,000; North Car
olina 18 and 50,166,000; Arkansas
20.2 and 51,540,000.
The preliminary estimates of pota
toes, tobacco and rice growing aver
age yields per acre and comparisons
with final estimates for 1907 and for
periods of ten year3 as follows:
Potatoes Yield. 85.9 bushels
against 95.2 in 1907 and ten-year
average 88.6; production, 274,600,000
bushels against 294,829,000 in 1907;
quality, 87.6 per cent, against 83.3
last year, and ten-year average of
Tobacco Yield, 825.2 pounds
against 850.5 pounds in 1907 and Un-.
year average 797.6; production, 629,
634,000 pounds against 698,126,000
in 1907; quality, 87.9 per cent, as
against 90 a year ago and a ten-year
average of 85.8.
Rye Yield, 34.7 bushels against
29.9 in 1907 and a ten-year avem?e
of 30.6. Production 22,718,000 bu?l
els against 18,738,000 in 1907.
'3 DCUiit Oi it.
The elderly lady who was looking
through the shop of a dealer in nick
nacks picked up a small handbag.
"Are you sure," she inquired, "that
this is a real crocodile skin?"
"Absolutely certain, madam," re
plied the dealer. "I shot that croco
"It looks rather soiled." obscrvtd
"Naturally, madam," explained
the salesman. "That is where it
struck the ground when it tumbled
off the tree."
A patent has been granted on a
syringe like machine for injecting
poisons aroun l th? roots cf weeds
without injuring surrounding vega
tation. This is the trade-mark of
and is on every bottle of it sold
in the world which amounts
to several millions yearly.
WAy-Eecause it has made
so many sickly children
strong and well given
health and rosy cheeks to so
many pale, anaemic girls and
restored to' health so many
thousands in the first stages
Send this advertisement, together trim
name of paper in which it appears,
your address and four cents to cover
postage, and we will send you a
r'CompTete Handy Atlas of the World."
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