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WADESBORO, N. C. JULY 2, 1907.
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t f f a Vjri n i a n a a a i
" Satisfaction " Clothing
those who crow only cotton, raise
MULES Pfh'0: else, and keep no stock.
iui a prosncci ior iair orices ror
cotton, the area cannot be ereatlv
fa. aT at aV I a .
mc umon uoo increased because of th smrr tr
JUDGE LOVING ON TRIAL
Rather Than Tax
With Everything There Is Moa- of labor, and it should be the aim
TALK NUMBER TWO
Rh FATLY we had Talk NumUr ( n aliout our "Satisfac
Ii.hi" Clothing. Tlie results were so satisfactory, that
mme nw with Talk Numlr Two. Why is our Clothing
iall.nl ill. "Satisfaction Clothing! you may ask. For two
rr-i : knw who makes it. ami we nut our rsonal
guarantee u-n erry piece wr sell. If it .should not prove
to ! all right. i' m.-tke it right. Could you exjct more?
How We Save Yeu Money On Clothing
It us practically nothing to carry the line. We would
he to tky just as much Iioum rent ami keep the same num
r of clerks if we didn't sell Clothing. So we can easily
Aamiis junior Younr Estes SaJ
Story Toll by Miss Lovlaf.
Houston, a., June
. . . l I . i owmiiii- MJIA, Wim
(W. F. Motrin IYrrve Farter. 1 IT "" " ? ,e.lu P61" cre in- streaming from her h;;iyht
sieau 01 puitincr in more acres. I .
acres. Lpv nrl r,;ni,. o
a corresooni ent in tho (ntr Ami mn a :: I
Un.1 in Nortl, Caroling a.ssum this, .25 there U no scctioS o? the lltTM'S'
from my lone rcsi.lence there I entire country where such an abun- f, ill fv?n- ,'"t fher
..c lu.MHiw wiiai. ran 01 can do nrouuceu as in th snnth
from ! to r cmt. On a $." suit
if 3011 buy it from us. Iot us sell your
W alo sll SIos, Shirts, etc.
GRAY GROCERY COMPANY
EVERYTHING IN GROCERIES.
but had not mentioned her iexper-
icuct? uj ner. ine .witness was
asked if before she went burv
ridingshe had not taken a drink of
whiskey at Kstes' store, to! which
she replied res.
Did you drink in Kstcs store
on Easter? L
liie defense objected to the
question and the jury left the
Mr. Moulding, who was conduct
mg the cross-examination, said
that his motive in askiriir the nues-
toldoa the witness stand hern to- U'0" was to show that Miss Loving
day of the story of heralleged was in tne habit of drinking whis-
ruin at the hands of "the young Ke-Y- However, the prosecution
man her parent shot down. The waived the question without Judge
recital was the most dramatic ever Barksdale rendering an opinion,
t 1 ! - it . . . K.. a 1 .1 j 1 .
- -.vw-a m iiv k a a m . usi li 11 , 11 11 i 1 1 11 11 ir a. . I mrtr . a. a i a a
dei-.iHlin.rnn th rnttn r.. tl..f " " ul ..a ociousnesss the story "" iwuiumg siaiea inai
. . . . i- " w -"- tlui'- told bv Kre i'n IVpcK f Thoarf ne exnected to show thnt V horn ore
riirnivli Itinm Ainrrt li t ntr a ca ami I I " n , . i"
koc inL. no breed ni animali- that Cm4 Haaf- r r. l"ence with. Stanford White. -t . ni to o f no.mpropriet.y
tt.. . 1- . r l11 w-as uie same story she said'she w ailss Aiving. ine jury was
ana the questioning resumed.
the State is littel for the raisinir and no oart of the countrr where
of mules. Now it seems to me I heavier emits an Iwi
mat wiin the great demand for by good farming.
mules that always exists in the When the Southern farmers
cotton Iwlt, ami the little attention raise their own mules their own
!.. 1 . 1 : ...1 : it. o .1
1,11 " iaai 1 iilj 01 III II Ilia 1 11 11 lc XJU III. -.t .1 i a. a. 1 U.l
Mmt of the n,le in tho nr,t.ot the . Vt Church's past his- tragedy.
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A Al f I m w 0
tonl-'Itare brouH.t there in .lmrp, ' u,e viarKsviue i ienn.; teai-
frr,, 1 m:,,....: Uironicle has the following to say
of its recent work and the part
I our good fisend and brother. Dr.
r 1 ..
iraves, lormeny pastor ot the
Baptist church here, is having in
As little as the younc pastor
knew how well he was recitinr the
history of the Clarksville Baptist
Ohurch, he traced it well and slir-
Mlss Loviafs Recital.
from Kentucky and Missouri and
Southwest Virginia, while all the
mountain and Piedmont sections
of the State of North Carolina,
South Carolina and Georgia are as
well lilte.l for the breeding of
mules and horses ns any other
Palslaf Mules la tie Movattlis.
MKUK I "
iKu hnr i
"l .nnk. We do not want
1 .in That was all. but it meant
t uil a tertain eminently ratable
the1 safe shelter of their home?
He proved inlluential. and helped J Carolina,
some to the straight, temperance I where the farms 1
A little has licen done in mule red the fervor of the entire church,
raising in the southwest counties "Now the church is going to
of North Carolina, iirticularlj: in make more history- Dr. Graves
the valley of the Little Tennessee proves to be one of the
River, in Macon county. The un- h vest workers known in the
ler northwest cou
ath of Uecenc3'. ihis temjiorary
larkceier w ill never airain "touch,
taste or handle intoxicants.
unties of North cause, and is doing great things for (,T thm ht
and Alleghany, the young people. Co-operating H" "Jf lt .
ie on the great with Supt, Smith, they have built f,' J rl
iiss jovingrin answer to nues-
I If IflK sTniPf I T n u T cha ii'ac r.- r x-
He told cie that Uncle Harrv nert, hnrin'nion ori .rt;.rt.i 1 .io
11 m 1 . t 1 1 m. . I " v a-N UUVI Jll;l I J
oneaii nad toia him that Theodore pounds
rsics nati orougnt me home the I
nisrht before in a drunken nl un
conscious condition nnrl he. wnnWl Houston, a., June 2I.4 The
me to exnlain to him what, it. nil taking of testimony in the case of I
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meant. I went over ami tnolf . lormer Judge VV Uham G. Iovinir.
down by father and put mv arms who was l'aced on trial here last
lHff . 1 a 1 1 t rr I
around, him and he put his arms ilonua.v ior uie muruer ot iheo
a round me, and as soon as I could rore tes in Nelson county on
sneak I told him that while I was APnl 22 was concluded at 5 o'clock
in Lovimrston Tlieivlnre F.ctc this afternoon. The court adjourn-
C3 -w v w m. fcj rJJ . . .
asked me to go driving with him l untl 10 occk tomorrow when
that 1 hrst refused, but that on uie msirucwons io ine jury will be
Annie Kidd'sinsistino-Trlirl HnQlNr argued before Judire liarksdale.
. . .. . ? I rr ' -Ha. 'a1. 1-1 ,i . .
would onlv o-o a rapmuy wun wnicn the trial
Under the Sun
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Are made of a material! having the peeuliar projierty of
holding water and yet exuding enough moisture, to pre
vent the sun from having any effect on-the water inside
the Img. " I
This Water IJag is guaranteed to keep water cool for
forty -eight hours.
Kvery Hag is guaranteed to do what we claim for it,
or your money will lie refunded with pleasure.
Call at my store and get a cool drink and lc convin
ced. Kvery traveler needs it, every farmer needs it,
everybody needs it. No ice used. Hang it on your plow
handle or any machine; in. use or anywhere-
In all ages pure, cold water has been the lirst neces
sity of man. It is necessary for your health.
This Hag is a cooler and purifier, of water. Preserve
.your health by usirifc it. .
FOR SALE AT
A. B. Caudle
IN FRONT OF THE COURT IIOUSK
THE SONG OF THE
.1 it .i .it
ui c isaii nao ni a , aiuaoie oui
i ."v. opairtunity w ith a fine Ohio
lirm. Hi. acknowhlxT'l ct"tcities
vr a in. son as it wa known
th it Im u a. a u rtvc l.iLi'r Tin
L.-vn i.irtnerH of tlw firm d.x id.sl CtnsuIlati"
il.ut he woukl U an unsafe, un
Ib drank quietly at home.
Ilouirlit ht liuor in cas.s. Was
i,.-r to to enter a saloon door,
..r to l intoxicated. Hut while
In iliiiit was u ruler the inllu
Tlie. father was a lawyer. He
kept w ine in the house. His young
son. a bright lad, hail I icon forbid
den to taste the dangerous stuff,
and it was kept out of sight. ex-
Kept when brought forth to treat
the father's friends. Several called
at the house one evening on lega
business, wishing to hurry in a
A bottle of wine
was ovnctl, ami after the talk
there was the sound of clinking
glas.se ami a gala draught. Then
the gentlemen left the apartment,
and the lad, who hail lieon in an
adjoining room, entered, spied the
jottle high Unnashelf, clambered
plateau at an elevation of from up the Sunday school to over 250
:$,xmUo 4,mm) feet above the sea members, and expect 300 next
level, the grazing of horned cattle Sunday. They have organized a
as feeders to be sent in the fall in- Monica Class of young people
to the corn States of Indiana and numbering now 44 members, and
Illinois is the chief business. There still growing. The church has
it would seem that the conditions become over-crowded and more
are also gixnl for mule raising, es- room is necessary for the accom
lecially as the counties north of modation of these classes and the
there in Virginia have long leen growing school. Now it comes to
raising these animals. Hut the business. After the close of Dr.
I raising of mules means first good Kraves fine sermon on faith, the
stock to oreou from, good mares proposition was suomiiteo to uuy
and jacks of high class. While in the Sears cottage not first raise
some sections heavy mules are in the money, the usual way but
demand among the lumbcrmc, buy it. The resolution carried
the chief demand in the cotton by unanimous vote, every member
States is for mules of a com iwra- standing. And then in fifteen
f lJHlKKi-tatioivshemade to the Iwck of a chair. he!.cd hi
lerv fi-.bsh deal that rau.I him 1 generous drink, and madei
..,.-ti'imn.. ;.l 1. U it will .n unsteady descent. When dis-
's.s nil u it n hi
t.tk him a long time to retrieve.
WM-ti r rnliii! his sillv misLrWe
he idea ml the li.nor from his cel
lir. ao.1 to his family declared he
w-. f.-er through with alcohol.
He is a nun hIim will ksephis wonl.
a . a
coveml tie was stutiehixl drunk.
'lying Ufio.i the floor under a table,
whither ne nan u. j
iastinctiye desire to conceal him
self U'fore sleeping his drunken
sleep. At U oVlot k the mother n-
tiirrki home from a chat at a
' . , , neighUir's. Directly her lawyer
He was a Urtender. ag.sl onl - ,UNUm, aUl camc after a trip to
.'l. It wH a jem,-.rary j.b. ac-:iiisotVu.;, whpro,lo ,iai wnsulteil
..-,.t.s u.as..it him it, pursuing a . au.,lori.ir oll tl0 knotty
erl.tin rotirs.- oi siuo. tor wimii
he hvl l"t the Humus. 11
l.i I I i a oung man
n.l.lr alil nlravlhl was. So he
aiwl l.-ik it. ne night there was
minutes, $1,300 was subscribed.
Norman Smith and Kmmett Mor
row led off with $250 each, and
the Haraca Class $270, and the
committee soon raised the remain
der this morning from members
not present 3'esterday, and closed
For heavy team work on the the trade,. paying $1,800 cash for
r.?"'. Is, nn.UU . JJ WWVeVoif mi ibcv .PCQUClty. This building has
lively small ami compact build.
"cotton mules,'' as the drovers call
them. Different classes of breed
ing animals are needed for the twol
classes of mules.
"Coltoa Mules' Pijr Best la the Soutk.
He must not walk his rounds for I
his patients think him poor,
did not put mvhat ha? Proressed has been most sur
on. mst thought t, would lv o "rising to an concerneu.
short drive. We first drove out ioday marked a most important
towards Oak Rid turning point in the case, when
. .1 "-. "f "a, T 1 T, 1 11 1 1 -
about half wav to Oak Rido-e era- ,uuBe rarKsaaie renaerea an.opin
lion, then turned around nnd nam wuucciuiu auiuissiuiuiy orcei-
I I 1 1 , . 1 tnin .1 ! .1 I " .1. i i . . ..
oaCK anu urove down throuo-h l1"cv luc"uc' tneuwi&loIlueaiina Alul ueany ao tney love to ee a tfarri
Ix)vinirston and vitrm.d ot i,:c heavy blow to the prosecution ae at their door;
' I'i'V Illi3 I , I A Jl I c 1 " 1 m a ., . ia
l,, tii.i ' ... .. resterrinv. Attiimpu llaninrllof- AIltl 11 nis norse is iai tie must;nave
..wu. tuiu mc ne was going " " , . aac. little work to do'
r hm i. 1 1 .. n ........ i i i t i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . 1 1 ir i,i im iiriiwpf'iii.uin onnn in I . i ... .
in mo iiuusc a uuiium, wuuiu i , - . ..' ""yM"v' Anu ir its lean ine reason is
wait there and hold the hnrco nn eu his intention , to call witnesses starves the noor old si-rew
- - - av aavxa JJ XJAAAl I A
til he came back. He was in the tosnow that the story told by; Miss honid he call upon. his patients very
hnnco hVo n c,V it. Elizabeth Lov no- to her father . aaywnen neyarem, i
... ui on 1II1UUIC3. lie I, . - --; . - IS mntll'fl ll .lin V la "fn mutu a rra.if
I 1. 1 1 , that Cho woe Hrinnrar tin, I nexon f " - -a. . .,...
cnuie uuck HiHi we UTOVC on down " , " " , u,u6b"' Mfl""-1 big doctor s bill; ,
tAf I 111 I ItAAlnitA 1 r . r. i. . 1 . . ITfl " " 1 it . m ..'
aiicuuuic mira wus it taui i- 11 ne visiw? mem less rreuuentlv-rtnus
cation and that testes never offered less mng their expense j
an niuigimy io ine eiri. evren ,
" i - 1 rill " kr I , i-aj-vi sa .s . , a Ifaalav
i ui aa u iirni . .
..I.I..1. .... f tr. liln I llllll Til-
,H,t,l!g'-lber the sarchol for their little
of gl r a- I.;.., ... Uw. the nir-
ii. 1 1 1 ii 1 1 1 1 iiiiii ' . - - -
, V T iwt. under the shmlows oj a iaoie-
iirierMier cnor.ie - . ..... ...... i.. . .
spri mo uhii nun. ..... ..... ....
villas O f the table. Tuey drrw him
a ilaixe in the hotel, ami ill the in
ter als of the darn ing a nutnl-erof
.ning mn. friemK of the young
i-nrtemler. would slip away from
tlw s4 -o' of so. ial fistiity ami re
inforce tlwMr strength (asthe sup
1) at the lr. Finally the tide
nun uttairs U'Crnne heavier. anl
tlie role effects of nlcthol lg:in to
It wh .h'.ju.i.sl Ui, drink
lU-v-.n I., think
In utter disgust at the harm that
was Uniig wrought, the re-st of the
light le a.i..s) w ater to the lnUor.
keeping this mitum a sH'ret for
the time Unng The next day he
resigned his po-iti.n. ami told tin
reas4n. frankly declaring that he
was a teinj-ramf convert. Tlten
lie elMuntlv ap-ealcd t. hLsoiing
friends who hud citronis the
lur. lie do nUsI lutu maudlin
ami lioisterous tliey Utaim. how
unfit to acvoniany ymmg Iad'us ti
forth, saw the Hushed face, heard
the heary breathing, smelled the
alcoholic breath of the eight-year-old
lad. With tears they owed
theirs should U a temirance
hearth henceforth. Ami it is! That
lawyer is "dry- his lesson well
learned; his ly safe from further
temptation. The sharp lash of
conscience ami a heart of love make
that home citadel a Temperance
The time of year has come when
everyone will do well to see to it
that his system is in the very Ust
condition jiossible. Your health
is certainly imirtant to your suc
cess ami if you are run down and
weak, contagion will find you an
easy mark. Try a few weeks at
Kocky Kiver Springs and you will
feel like another ierson. Hates
reasonable. Address W. II. Hiv
eas, Kocky Hiver Springs, N. C.
I Have Just Received A New Lot
My st.irk of Window Shades is complete.
Nw lot o f Hoe Felt Mattresses ami Springs.
Am liking for Two New Iaotsof .Matting to arrive any day
Many things too numerous to mention here. Just call and
set ray complete line.
I sell liam of 4o styh-s ami one of the Ijest Organs on the
... a - -
market, ami my M H II I. 'Uuiclr Sale ami Small rnmis
will save you motwy. IU sure to
see me. Terms Kasj
Prnrtrs Very Iow.
iiroducc the finest and most blocky
animals. The finest wheel mule
I ever had was out of a full blood
Fercheron mare. Hut for the gen
eral sale of mules in the cotton
licit these are not the animals, and
mares of good-blocky shaje mated
to medium-sized jacks will lc best
for any one intending to supply
I he general Southern demand. One
endeavoring to raise mules in the
South should gie his attention
entirely to the cotton mules and
let the Missouri and Kentucky
breeders furnish what, demand
there is for heavy mules.
Now, as to the best sections of
North Carolina for raising mules,
I would say that any of the moun
tain valleys are suitable, and all
the rolling uplands of the upir
Piedmont section, west of the main
line of the Southern Railway. In
fact, if I were intending to raise
mules in North Carolina I would
select first the valleys of Chero
kee and Macon, the counties of
Ashe ami Alleghany, and then in
the Piedmont section I would pre
fer the counties of Catawba, Hurke,
McDowell. Uutherford and For
syth. One family with the business
and with the "lest breeding stock
to produce the cotton mule could
make a very remunerative business
in any of these counties.
Hut why should any farmer who
is engaged in the growing of cot
ton, keep only mules on his farm?
Why should not every farmer in
the cotton Udt raise hisown mules
rather than tax the cotton crop
with everything? And yet there
are hundreds, nay thousands, of
farms in the South on which there
is not a breeding animal, mules
ami mules only, and when new
mules are needed it makes a big
hole in the cotton crop to buy
them, while the cost of a mule or
two grown on the farm would
hardly be felt, and the marcs
would Ik as available in the cotton
field as the mules. If the South
ern cdtton growers arc ever to at
tain the indcienden.t positions of
real fanners they must realize
that live stock raising in some
form lies at the very foundation of
improving agriculture. The pros
leet is that with the growing de
mand for cotton, the price of the
staph will never again touch the
low figures it has in past years.
Hut if is not in an exclusive devo
tion to cotton, even high-priced
cotton, that the development of
Southern agriculture is to be work
ed out. Taking the whole cotton
licit the average crop of cotton is
about 200 iunds per acre one sea
son with another.
On frm Froai Cotta: 0 Fn Stock.
And yet there are thousands of
farmers who make a bale per acre
and here and thenc a good farmer
who makes two bales in favor
able season. So that the average
is made by those who never make
a laying crop. And these are
the several classes, and will be
conveniently connected with the
rear of the church. A reading
room will be opened at once, and
study for the Haraca Class. The
grand object and puriose in view
is to open a "home'' for young
men, provide suitable entertain
ments for young men, a place
where all visitors and strange
young men coming to town will
lind a "home and hearty welcome.
The next thing will be a splendid
building for a gymnasium, read
ing rooms and class study and en
tertainments. The young people
are thrilled with the movement.'
To Stanl the Test.
(Yonng People's Weekly.)
Kvery yard of cloth that goes to
make a uniform for the navy is
tested for flaws. How ashamed
Uncle Sam would lx to have one
of his boys of Uie men-of-war ap
lear in some foreign ort with a
shabby hole in the arm of the
blouse! There must be no flaws
in the cloth; such is the order of
the Navy Department.
Accordingly, the thousands of
bales of woolen material, before
being worked up, are rigidly ex
amined bv cloth inspectors. A ma-J
chine is used for the purpose. In
this contrivance the cloth is reeled
from the bolt over rollers geared
to a dial, which measures the
length of a piece of goods in yards.
As the cloth passes down over the
rollers, the examiner marks any
holes or imperfections with tailor's
Hesides, each bolt is submitted
to a physical and chemical test.
A small strip is taken from the
bolt and set into the machine.
It is caught with a firm grip in
a set of jaws, which can be tighten
ed so as to stretch the fabric. A
dial indicates the breaking strain,
which varies according to the size
and weight of the cloth. The
navy requires that blue trou
sers cloth stand a strain of sixty
pounds to the square inch.
All this to detect flaws in uni
forms! How much greater should
be the qare we ought to take in
detecting anything detrimental to
the fabric of our characters! In
these days of scientific investiga
tion, and keen observation on the
part of business men, it is recog
nized that only sound, honest
character will stand the test of
life. The "shoddy" places caused
by socalled small indulgences, are
bound to show in the wear and
The young man of today needs
to keep every inch of his character-fabric
up to the all-wool firmly
woven standard, if be is to stand
Uie test that will be imposed upon
him in the years of service.
Talk about your breakfast foods,
A thousand you can aee; -i
I would not have them as a rjiflv.
But would hare Rocky Mountain Tea.
Martin Drug Co.
through Lovingston, through the
Gap. and down below Mr. Cole
man's old place and turned around
and came back towards Loving
ston. Just before we got to the
gap he took out a bottle of whis
key and asked me to take a drink
and I took a swallow of it. I told
father I thought it must have
been drugged because I immedi
ately began to get dizzy and could
not see things; everything com
menced to dance before me, and I
asked "him to take me home at once
jfY -.. . X-W 4VWT llli. . v-.
wards Lovingston and one up the
mountain, instead of turning to
wards Lovingston he started up
the mountain. I asked him to take
me home at once, that I was feel-(
ing very badly and was sick, to
please take me. lie didn't answer
me at all, but drove on as rapidly
as he could. So father then asked
me if he attempted .to assault me.
I told him that he had forced him
self uon me. I tried to resist
him, I tried to push, him off; I
screamed, but I suppose no one
heard me; that I resisted all . I
could, but I could not keep him
back; that he forced himself upon
me; and that I then lost conscious
ness and didn't remember anything
after that until I was at Mrs.
Kidd's house that night. When I
told father he got so white and un
natural looking t lat it scared me.
I ran ut to mother and told her
I believed I had killed my father."
At the conclusion of her state
ment, Miss Loving regained her
composure and the cross-examination
by the prosecution began.
Attorney Daniel Harmon pre
sented a map of the country 6ver
which the buggy ride was taken,
and asked that the witness fix the
point where Estes gave her a drink.
She could not remember exactly,
but designated the neighborhood.
She was then asked where the as
sault occurred, to which she re
plied that it was after she and
Kstes had turned up the moun
"When did you remember gain
"During the night at Mrs.
"Do you remember telling Mrs.
Kidd that you had taken too large
a drink and that you did that once
before at Hellevue?"
"Did you not .get out of the
buggy and walk up the steps and
into the house without any assis
"On the next "morning did you
see Miss Shelton, the dressmaker?"
"Did Miss Shelton come up to
take your measure for a dress?"
"Did not Mrs. Estes, mother of
Theodore, come to see you on the
day after the assault and give you
a cup of chocolate?"
"Did you not take breakfast at
the home of Mrs. Kidd on the
Kept Experience Quiet.
statement from the witness tnat she
had not mentioned a single word
of her experience on the evening
prior to people -she met on the
same day. She has talked pleas
antly with the moUier of the vic
tim on the morning of the tragedjr
a: a.1- i a.1 1 . 1 '
suesLing tuai mere migni oe an- He must wnrt n a ak
other motive back of the killing. and never sav heW" simply as
All UUJCUtCU Uii tilt? & I O U I1U I WA l'114'" t - 4YA
that such testimony had no bear,- A.., -mnt y i
ing on the case, and whether true WW. w resented it by giv-
a m - -m -m . . I "jcuvn -
or raise had nothing to do witlr Some him "the sack.'
the question of Judge
And folks will think he practices from
i a - - r
state of mind at the time of
tfororli' -Tm-hrn lin ..l.-olo lr
v ,f V a4-IV IfiLl rvr5vi(iivy i- 1
the contention of the donse,; and
amojiff-tlie; cases he T cited as .p re
York. - ' New
Boll Weevil in Texas. J
Dr. W. D. Hunter, Government
Entomologist, and the most emi
nent authority in the world on the
boll weevil, was in New Orleans a
few days ago on his way from
Dallas, Texas, to Washington. D.
C. Hefore leaving he gave out the
following statement about the. tre
mendous increase of the boll ; wee
vil: "The mild winter and the wet
spring have leen exceptionally
favorable to the boll weevil and
they have increased amazingly.
From my observations and from
the observations of my assistants I
calculate that there are thirty
times more weevils at Uie present
time than there were at this; time
last year. The propagation of
the weevil was materially assisted
by the greatquantity of 'volunteer'
cotton in Texas this spring, the
winter being so mild that much
cotton, even as far as North Texas
was not killed. The weevil now
extends from San Antonio to the
river in Louisiana, and for a dis
tance of seventy miles up into the
Is Whiskey Indispensable to Health
and Happiness of a Community?
Editor of The Ansonian:
Is alcoholic drinks indisensable
(as a beverage) to the health and
happiness of the icoplo of Anso"
county or the citizens of the
at large? "We answer ntf this
ingly No, and we challe JV rt
of character to dei'hvsiciaiis
point the answi; . ..i
great majo j ftl, Thoir
tlouthat strong drink as a
T beverage undermines the
nealth and stamina ot uio.se num.;-.
ing ina.it, and eventually "
mines dfeir health to such an ex
tent that it lewis to an early grave,
shattering the nerves and eventu
ally the entire system, 1 his U-ing
the case, shall no barrier jx; thrown
across its pathway? HV ls
physical effect written unuusuo
blv in the countenances of th
Is there one to
When we hear auoui nun uuib -
the inuneas tnai n earns .1 - .
We wonder if they all appear in his in
come tax returns. 1
t- wn afflictions he must never
The notion of a docvoi -...-c .j. .
And when, perhaps from overwork, he's
laid upon the shelf, f
His sympathizing patients say. f'Phy-'
sician heal thyself ! " I J
Big Fire at Jamestown.
Norfolk, Va., June 20. One
whole block of the Pine Heach sec
tion, immediately adjoining the
Jamestown exposition grounds,
was swept by fire today.
The Arcade hotel, Herkeley ho
tel, Outside inn, Powhatan hotel,
Carolina hotel, several other smal
ler hotels, and a large part of the
outside warpath were destroyed.
The loss may aggregate $300,
000. Ketween 40 and 50 structures
Were entirely consumed.
On 102nd street ten were swept
away. A like number were des
troyed on Maryland avenue, and
on 103rd street it is estimated
about 20 structures were burned.
Pobably 1,000 people arc home
less. Captain Carpenter, with the
Powhatan guards and Sheriff
Cromwell, with his force, are do
ing their utmost to relieve the dis
tress. It is reported that two lives
were lost but the report can not
What Mark Twain Wanted.
Mark Twain once wrote to An
drew Carnegie as follows:
"My dear Mr. Carnegie: I see
by the papers that you re very
prosperous. I want to g1et a
hymn-book. It costs two dollars.
I will bless you, God will j bless
you, and it will do a great deal
of good. Yours truly, Mark
"P. S. Don't send me the
hymn-book; send me the two dol
If you can't sjxeak well ofiyour
neighbors; do not speak of jthem
at all. !
Across neighbor may be made
a kind one by kind treatment.
The true way to !e happyj is to
make others happy.
To do good is a luxury.
If you are not wiser and better
at the end of the day, that day is
Practice kindness, even jit be
but a little each day.
A,boy saved himself from pun
ishment the other day by an apt
pun upon a familiar quotation.
His father turned the boy across
his knees and lifted up his hand'to
spank, when the boy dramatically
exclaimed: "Father, stay thy
uplifted hand and remember the
advice of -Cardinal Woolsey to
Cromwell: 'Let all the ends thou
aimest at be thy country's.' " The
hand was paralyzed, the: blow
fell not, and the punishment was
averted by that pun. Ex. I
who indulge in it.
dCNowas to its moral effect, what
does God's Holy look say in this
i Tieten! We cannot hear
it too often if we have a lesiro f .
yUng dtink: "Who hath bab
bhntrsf who hath wounds ami
bruises without; cnu.o who hath
redness of eyes?" Ami answer.,
"They who tarry long at the wine
cup," and claps the climax by sa.t
ing "no drunkard shall enter the
kingdom of Heaven,"
Now as, to its effect in this life:
it Itfeeds ioverty, destitution and
tears, the loss of resect of friends
and relatives and others. And in
many cases the worse criminal
crimes arc traced to it. Fellow
men,' let us vanquish as far as ks
sible tins monster demon out of
our midst '
"Into the vile dust from whence it
Unwept, unhonored and unsung "
A Georgia professor wrote an,
arithmetic that contained such ,
tough problems that nobody
could solve them. One teacher
wrote, asking for a key. The pro
fessor replied on (i postal card:
"Dear Sir: It has no key. t's a
Columbus junk landed; meeting a. big
Indian chief with a pju-kage under hi
ajm,he asked what it was. "(.reatf'
medicine, Holfister's llocky, Mountaiu
Tea," said the Injun. :r cenhOTea or
Tablets. Martin Drug Co.
j THE . .
Rocky River Springs Hotel
THE LEADING SUMMER KKSOHT IN THK ,
PIEDMONT SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA
Will Be Opened 1907 Season June 10
THESE well-known Springs are delightfully situated in
a strictly rural district, only a few hours' drive from
y Norwood, Albemarle and Wadesboro.
Hack Lines from all the above-named places and Phone
Connections with the surrounding country.
The Hotel is under new management this year and every
effort. will be made to make pleasan the stay of all guests.
The famous Iron, Sulphur, Arsenic and Magnesia Springs
will be carefully looked after and their waters served in the
best manner possible.
It will be a delightful place to resort for a few months1
rest, and where rates are moderate. .
A few cottages to rent to those who wish to live at home.
For further information, apply to
H. BIVE1NS, Manager,
ROCKY HIVER SPRINGS, N. 6.