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VOL. XXIV. New Serie.Vol. 11.-6-18
SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1908.
Over -Work Weakens
' ?tiea:ttiy Kidneys Make Impure Blood.
the blood in your body passes through
kidneys once every three minutes.
The kidneys are your
oiooa purmers, they til
i" me waste or
impurities in the blood.
If they are sick or out
cf order, they fail to do
Pains, aches and rheu
matism come from ex
cess ot uric acid in the
Diooa, due to neglected
v..:.:;y ttoub.s causes quick cr unsteady
lt , l . uiaM -" ieei as thoutrl
. r.ij. r.euu trouble, tecausa the heart it
. ;:-.v rxu.g in pumping thick, kidney
: : c.ood tr.rough veins and arteri
to be considered that only urinary
!?s were to be traced to the kidneys,
. r:v..i.uucrn science proves that nearly
uiccs nave ineir begin-
. y i.i kidney trouble.
.: ;.u are sick you can make no mistake
. - f.'-s- sectoring your kidnevs. The miH
, i the extraordinary effect of Dr. Kilmer's
.vamp-KOCt, the great kidney remedy ii
. m rei'iied. It stands the highest for its
.T.dorful cures cf the mcst distressing cases
i.r. i :s sou on us merits
Ly a'.l druggists in fifty
cr.t and one-dollar siz
e. Yo i may have a
y-rr.p.e Dome cy ma-.i Ilomo cf 8.
f:e. also pamphlet telling you how to find
c t i: you have kidney or blaader trouble.
Mcr.-.icn this paper when writing Dr. Kilmc
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t make any mistake, but tr-
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Monf-y Loaned on Farm Lands
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Kiy and Bladdsr Rl8ht
"It Was Not Me."
Henry M. Flagler and S.
Dodd should have the credit. . . .
I am sure it was not me. John D.
(New York World.)
"It was not ME!"
John D.! John D.!
I wish you had not said it.
A literary fellow, too!
It makes me quite ashamed
You were perplexed,
No doubt, and vexed
At Kellogg's tantalizing:
But from your lips
Such horrid slips
Are painful and surprising.
Fie! fie! oh, fie!
"It was not I"
Would have been as emphatic.
But oh, John D.!
"It was not me"
Had no place in your attic
I would not care
A bit, I swear,
Were you not literary;
But since you've willed
To join OUR guild,
Of slips you must be wary.
Will read when I can buy it:
But if I see
"It was not me"
Writ there, I'll scarify it.
I'm well aware
Has power, but by jingo!
You've got to pause
At grammar's laws;
You shall respect our lingo!
Toe Sower of the Cotton Gin.
Many years ago a poor Yale stu
dent, who had a tendency to con
sumption, was living in South Caro
lina, in the home of the widow of
Gen. Nathaniel Greene. While there
he met some Southern planters who
were bemoaning the fact that the
chief profit of the cotton industry
was lost, because no machine had
yet been invented which could sep
arate the cotton seeds from 'the cot
ton. Young Eli Whitney, for that
was the Yale student's name, went
to work and labored on month in
and month out. He perfected the
cotton gin, but before he could get
a patent upon the invention, the
barn in which he had his workshop
was broken open, and the machine
was stolen, and his ideas were
patented by other men. Eli Whit
ney, the man who has made millions
of dollars for the South, the man
who has doubled and quadrupled and
infinitely increased the earning
capacity of the Southern plantations
poor Eli Whitney himself never
got a dollar from his cotton gins,
save the poor pittance of $50,000
granted him by" the legislature of
South Carolina. Like Robert Ful
ton with his steam boat, like Morse
with his telegraph wires, like George
Stepenson with his locomotive, like
R. A. Holden, the agronomist, and
Burbank, the wizard of flowers ana
vegetables, these men have been
seed planters. They have made mil
lions of dollars for other men; but
like Aggassiz they have not had time
to make money for themselves. "One
man soweth, and another reapeth."
One generation plants the seeds of
the industrial world and another
generation reaps the harvest. The
Dc Witt's Carbolized Witch Hazel
Salve has many imitators. ne a
one original, and the name DeWitt is
on every box. Best salve tor burns,
scratches and hurts, n "J""""'
good for piles. Sold by Ki. vv mw-
Barber How was the last shave?
- Patron Captital. My wife cut
her new blouse by the diagram on
my face. Philadelphia Inquirer.
A" Dangerous Operation
the removal of the appendix by a
Burgeon. JNo one wnu
New Life Pills is ever subjected to this
frightful ordeal. They work so quietly
you don't feel them. They cure con-ti:
Ration, headache, biliousness and ma
laria. 25c at E. T. Whitehead Co. a
drug store. ,- "
Carolinians go up Against Virginians
at Norfolk and Richmond.
Over twenty-five thousand people
witnessed the two Carolina football
games in Virginia Thanksgiving day.
Before a crowd of twelve thous
and spectators, A. & M. defeated V.
P. I. today 6 to 5. The game was
one of the fiercest ever seen on a
All day trains poured into Nor
folk from Carolina and' Virginia
towns until the crowd at the game
was estimated at twelve thousand
Two-thirds of the crowd were"Down
numers ana wavea tne red and
TT ft 1 i . i a
white banners most enthusiastically
The weather was ideal, being per
haps slightly warm for the best kind
of football game. The A. & M
special train from Raleigh, Composed
of twelve cars filled to overflowing
reached here at 1 p. m. About 300
students headed by the magnificent
cadet band, paraded the streets of
Norfolk and wound up at the Fair
fax hotel with a street concert.
Governor Glenn and party from
Raleigh arrived on the special, and
after luncheon at the Fairfax, oc
cupied a box at the game in the mid
dle section and were most interested
Governor Glenn warmly congratu
iaieu me Doys aiter tne game on
such a manly, fair and clean game
he said that he was prouder than
ever that he was a Tar Heel and from
a State that could produce such
brawn and brain.
In the presence of about twelve
thousand enthusiastic supporters of
the riv?l universities, Virginia won
the victory over .Carolina by the
overwhelming score of 31 to 0 in the
great Thanksgiving football game
played on the Broad Street Park
gridiron this afternoon. Five touch
downs, four goals and one safety tell
the story of the score. Virginia's
fast and fierce backfield was too
much for the men of the white and
blue, but though it was from the
first apparent that the orange and
blue would triumph, the plucky Tar
Heels never let up one ioto on the
fierceness of their play. Indeed
they showed up far better in the sec
ond half than in the first half, while
in the second Virginia scored only
six points and those were added by a
pure stroke of luck that let Staun
ton through the line with almost a
clear field between him and the goal
There was the usual enthusiastic
crowd present, and the field was a
solid mass of color. News and Ob
server. Vessel Sunk.
New York, Nov. 26. In the. thick
of a fog off Sandy Hook today the
stout steel freighter Georgiac, of the
White Star line, rammed and sank
the lightly laden Panama steamer,
Finance, outward bound with eighty-
five passengers, the finance going
down within ten minutes, carrying
to their death three of her passen
gers and one of the crew. The rest
of the passengers, who included
nineteen women and fourteen child
ren, as well as others of the crew
were rescued by boats the Georgiac.
The freighter was not damaged.
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Brought About In Prison Association
by Charges ol Cruel Punishment in
Richmond, Va., Nov. 28. Charges
of cruel and unusual punishment, in
flicted upon prisioners in the indus
trial reformatory at Huntingdon,
Pa., precipitated an exciting scene
at today's session of the American
Prison Association. D. Sulzberger,
member of the State Prison Society
of Pennsylvania, made the allega
tions and admitted they were based
only on statements on former prison
ers. I . K. ratton. general superin
tendent of the reformatory, resent
ed the charges and a dozen delegates
challenged Mr. Sulzberger's spurces
of information. The association fin
ally tabled a resolution offered by
Mr. Sulzberger, looking to an inquiry
into the system of publishment for
refractory prisoners iu penitentiaries
and reform schools. .
Getting Good Measure.
"I like to get good measure, in
everything even inliappiness," said
one, laughingly. "I think it is only
one's right to have the full pint or
pound asked for, and to try to get it,
no matter what the thing is."
She was a living example of how
to go about this getting of good
measure in happiness. She had a
definite working rule to go by, too
a rule which she put into three divi
sions, it was a rule of Christian
living in everyday thing"?, a working
out of what is too of ten left to theory.
First of all, she practiced self con
trol and that alone is a large factor
in the making of a Mint, To hold
one's tongue or temper in the time
of little or big temptation to be
serene, and keep sweet, though the
domestic or business heavens fall
wim irritating suddenness this is
something of what self-control
means. And it is not a bit easy; but,
oh, so worth while to try for.
Then she was a busy womarrr She
put her energies into intelligent
work, rather than wasting them in
frivolous pastime or pleasure. Out
of the work she made to come the
third part of the rule. That
was the constant development of her
best faculties, that she might do in
creasingly better work in her chosen
line. Apd so she lived "happy ever
after she began to follow her rule.
Some one has put the thought
like this: "When all other roads to
happiness have been tried and failed
these three: Self-control, intelligent
work, and the constant development
of one's best f actulties will . . .
bring as . . . lasting content
as earth affords." Selected.
Victory in the debate Thursday
night between Wake Forest College
and Randolph-Macon College, of
Ashland, Virginia, was won by Wake
Forest, whose representatives dem
onstrated that they had successfully
earned how to present these in an
eloquent manner. Each of the de
baters showed that they had splen
didly prepared for the contest.
The subject of the debate was,
'Resolved, That Injunctions Ought
to be Allowed as a Means .Prevent
ing Strikes," and in this the affirma
tive view was presentented by Ran-
dolp-Macon, and the negative by
Wake Forest. The young collegians
spoke with force and power, and
though it was on "home ground"
for Wake Forest, the applause show
ed that B.andplp-Macon had many
Medicine That is Medicine.
I have suffered a good deal with
malaria and stomach complaints, but
I have now found a remedy that keeps
me well, and that remedy is Electric
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run down conditions," says W. C.
Kieatler, of Halliday, Ark. Electric
Bitters purify and enrich the blood,
tone up the nerves, and impart vigor and
energy to the weak. Your money will
be refunded if it fails to help you. 50c
at E. T. Whitehead Company's drug
Dear," whispered the eloping
lover, "what shall we do with the
rope ladder? We shouldn't leave it
"Oh, that's all right," replied the
coy damsel. "Pa said he'd pull it
up again so we couldn'fget back."
Catholic Standard and Times.
Every case of backache, weak back,
bladder inflammation and rheumatic
pains is dangerous if neglected, for such
troubles are nearly always due to weak
der Pills.They are antiseptic and soothe
pain quickly. Insist upon Devitt s
Kidney and Bladder Tills, liegular
size 50c. Sold here by E. T. White
An interview with the Kaiser had
"Good," said the yellow corres
pondents "Fine! Now we can put
anything we want into that inter
view." Immediately they all got busy.
The New Orleans cotton exchange
has adopted resolutions asking abo
lition of duty pn jute bagging, which
amounts to nine cents a bale. Claim
ed it is direct tax on cotton industry
of the South for the benefit of a few
Eat all the good food you like. Quit
dieting. You don't have to diet to
cure dyspepsia. Iu fact you can not
cure dyspepsia or indigestion that way,
but rather you must add strength to
the weak stomach by takfng something
that will digest the food which the
stomach enn not digest. Kodol is the
only thing known today that will do
this, for Kodol is made of natural di
gestive juices found in a healthy stom
ach, and it digests all food completely,
Kodol is pleasant to take, and is guar
anteed to give relief in any case of
Teacher Who was it supported
the world upon his shoulders?
Tommy Atlas, sir.
Teacher Who supported Atlas?
Tommy The book doesn't say, but
I 'spect his wife" did:
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup
stops the cough by allaying inflamma
tion of the throat and lungs, and it
drives the cold from the system by
gently moving the bowels. Children
like it for it taste nearly as good as
maple sugar. Sold by E. T. White
The Middle Ages invented woman.
In ancient Greece women had no
standing at all. Plato knew noth
ing of thejiotion that woman might
make man happy. Reich.
Tbis Is Worth Beading.
Leo F. Zelinski, of GS Gibson. St.,
Buffalo, N. Y., says: I cured the
most annoying eold sore I ever had,
with Bucklen's Arnica Salve. I ap
plied this salve once a day for two days,
when every trace of the sore was gone."
Heals all sores. Sold under guarantee
at E. T. Whitehead Co.'b drug store.
Uncle Hi Well, Jephthah, when
air you a-goin' ter fix that fence
along the creek? Jephthah Holler
Why, I'm waitin' till Clarence
comes home irom college, x see,
he's takin' fencing lessons there, and
probably he kin put me on ter a new
wrinkle or two."
Kodol for Dyspepsia, indigestion,
weak stomach, sour stomach, gas on
the stomach, etc., is a combination of
the natural digestive juices found in a
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i . t p
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Take Kodol and be convinced. It will
cure your dyspepsia. Sold by E. T.
"You are a pretty sharp boy .Tom
my." "Well, I'd ought to be. Pa takes
me out in the woodshed and strops
me three or four times a week."
Harked For Death.
"Three years ago I was marked for
death. A grave-yard cough was tear
ing my lungs to pieces. Doctors failed
to help me, and hope had fled, when
my husband got Dr. King's New Dis
covery," says Mrs. A. C. Williams, of
Bac, Ky. "The first dose helped me
and improvement kept on until I had
gained 58 pounds in weight and my
health was fully restored." This medi
cine holds the world's healing record
for congh and colds and lung and throat
diseases. It prevents pneumonia. Sold
under .guarantee at E. T. Whitehead
Compa ny-s drug store. 50c. and $1.00.
Trial bottle free.
Monuments & Gravestones
In all First Class Varieties of Marble and Granite.
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Remember, we pay the freight and guarantee safe delivery.
As we employ no Agents the item of commissions is not in
cluded in our prices. This enables us to use a higher grade
of material and to finish it better than otherwise. Is this
We have in stock the follow
ing varieties of new seed such
as German or Crimson Clover,
Seed Rye, Seed Oats, Old Fash
ion Clover Seed, Timothy,
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We sell the purest and best Seed
Grain and Grass Seed grown in this
country. Guarantee quality as good
and prices as reasonable as any other
house in the trade.
We are also large buyers of Home-
Grown Seed Grain and Grass Seeds.
Send Samples and we will make you
offer delivered at your station.
N. R. Savage & Son, Richmond, Va.
repstr or rsmodel sry Kind of buddinq ? Sand
for our CATALOGUE Oi' buildinq matoriols. oash.
doors. Hinds, hirtlwart. Rint:l3.pnf, !:. gat
It electric futures tc.
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Relieves Colds by working them out
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healthy action of the bowels.
Relieves coughs by cleansing tha
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Children Like It
For BACKACHE WEAK KIDNEYS Try
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Notice of Laud Sale.
Whereas the bid of the former
sale having been raised on the below
described land; by virtue of a decree
of the Superior Court of Halifax
county, rendered on the fifth day of
March, 1907, in the cause entitled,
A. L. Pope, Mrs. Clare Pope and
others, Ex Parte, the same being a
proceeding to sell land for partition,
we will, on the 21st day of Decem
ber 1908, at public auction, for cash,
to the highest bidder, at the Court
House door in liaiitax, b&LOj ine
following described tract of land,
to-wit: That tract of land in Cono
conara Township Halifax County, N.
C, known as the "Fannie Pope"
land containing 6bb acres more or
less, bounded by the lands of V. W.
Land, Kelly Weeks,- J. E. Fitzpat
rick, J. J. Barns, The North Caroli
na Lumber Co., and others. Survey
and plot of same can be seen at A.
Paul Kitchin's office.
John H. Kerr,
A. Paul Kitchin,
worth considering? When in Norfolk call onus.
You will find what you want ; see and know what
you are buying, and will get it quickly.
The Coupcr Marble Works,
(Established 1818.) 159-1G3 Bank St., Norfolk, Va
On American and
A nice Roast Beef Dinner lor
Fish, Oysters and Crabs in
We also have a few nicely
furnished rooms for our pa
trons. 347 Mala Street, Norfolk, Va.
EC ILL the COUCH
AND CURE the LUNCS
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THROAT AND LUNG TROUBLES.
I GUARANTEED I
Largest and Best Equipped
riant in the State.
Chas. Miller Walsh
Quarrier and Manufacturer
Tombs and Gravestones
of Every Description.
reiht prepaid on all ship
ments. Safe delivery guar
anteed. Writ'3 for designs
Iron Fencings for $j?irX'f
Cemetery and otherS
purposes a Specialty.
J. Y. SAVAGC, Agent,
Scotland Neck North Carolina
We Keep on Hand
All Kinds all the Time.
Hearse Service any Time
Day or night we are ready
to accommodate our friends
and the Public Generally.
M. Hoffman & Bro.
Scotland Neck North Carolina
ALL PERSONS are hereby for
bidden to hunt with gun or dog
on the following described tract of
land in Halifax county, and in Pal
myra township, under penalty of the
That tract of land lying on Roan
oke river and known as the "J. Davis
Reed'ar.d. and bounded on the east
by the run of Roanoke river, and on
the south by said river, and adjoin
ing the lands of Claude Kitchin, 'W.
W. Kitchin and J. P. Futrell, and
others, and contains several hundred
This November 12th, 1908.
THE REED GUN CLUB,
J. E. Lewis,
E AND ALL
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