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VOL. VIL - NO 16.
Mayor—B. I*. flelslu.
Cwamisaiower* —A, Anderson, N. S.
tot, W A. BlUsoa. J. U. Uggett, C. H.
Street Commissioner —J. D. Leggtt.
Clerk—C. H. Godwin.
Treasurer— N. S. Peel.
Attoraev —Wheeler Martin.
Chief Bulk*—J. H. page.
Lodfes .. ' '
Skewarkee l/nl«e, No. 90, A. B and A.
M. Regular meeting every *ti«l and 4th
. Roanoke Camp. No. 107. Woodmen of
the Workl Regular meet ia* every ««h»
last PrtrUv night*.
Jiu^f*" '*■**' ' ' T*'Yi —*—— -
Church of the Attest
Serrka on the iccuot e»d fifth Sue
days of the month.momin* and even in*,
and on the Saturday* |jp.m.) Won,
ana mi Mondav* («>.«.) after said Sun
days oTRk month. All are c»rdtally iu
vited. B, & LAMITaa. Rector.
4- Methadlst Caarch
Rev. T. L. KirUta, the Methodist Pas
tor, has the following appoiatmenU
Rvery Senday morning at 11 o'clock and
night aft 7 v'clock respectively, except i
the sscoad Sundsy. Sunday School
every Suudar morning at 9:30 o'clock.
Prayer-meeting every Wednesday even
ing at 7 o'clock. Holly Springs 3rd
J—day evening at J o'clock: Vernon irt
Sunday evening at J o'clock; Hamilton
sad Sunday, morning and night; Hsserlis
tad Sunday at 5 o'clock. A cordial in
vitation to all to attend theee services
Preaching oo the int. rod and 4th Sun
day.* li *. and 7:30 p. m. Flayer
meeting every Thursday night at 7-io
Sunday School every Sunday morning at
9:30. J. D. Biggs. Superintendent
The pMtor preaches at Hamilton on the
yd Sunday in each month, at tl a. m.
and 7:30 p. m.. and at Riddick'a Grow
an Saturday before every lat Sunday at 11
a. m . and on the (at Sunday at 3 p. m.
Slade School Hoaae on the and Sunday
at 3 p. ■„ and the Biggt' School llouae
on the 4th Sunday at 3 p. m. Everybody
8. L>. CiUOU. Paator.
No. 9Q, A. P. kA. M. AIJA
Diucniv FOR 1905.
H. W. Stubba, 11. W.; W. C. Manning,
S. W.;B. 3. Brown. J. W.J A. P. Taylor,
S. D.; W. 8. Peel, J. D.; S. R. Bigga,
Secretary; C. I). Carstarphen, Treasurer;
H. C. Taylor and J. D. Bo we 11, Steward*;
T. W. Thomas, Tyler.
CHARITY—H. W. Stubba. W. C. Man
ning and 8. 8. Brown.
FINANCK —R. J. Peel, McG. Taylor
and Eli Gurganus.
RvnWCI-W. H. Edwards, 11. D.
Taylor and W. M. Green.
ASYLUM —G. W. Blount, O. K. Cow
ing and P, K. Hodges.
MARSH ALL— I. H Hatton.
DR. J. A. WHITE.
I will be in Plymouth the first week in
D R - Wm. b. warren.
BIGGS' DRUG STORE
'Phone No. ao
BUR ROUS A. CRITCHER,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Office: Wheeler Martin's office.
■_ i 'Phone, 23.
, WILUAMSTOM. N. C.
s. AT WOOD NEWELL
Olw «p atiim in New Bank Build
i«C. W» *>••] tide, lop of rtepa.
Tilliakston N C.
M IIIIIIM «hfrtm ssnlass an Mn
stlcattoa *t»e« to examtatag sad ask
a« title for parekasm of Ussber aud tiaibrt
■atrial alteattoa will he gtvra to real estate
eiefca»fes If jroa »t»h to bay or sell land I
eaa Sell. roa. s~nm WIOW T«
Saft. Qufch^ReHabi« J^*^ 1 r
The Wife's Lesson.
Mjrr* ni fMttii. The unmistak
able expression of 111-temper disfig
ured her pretty Hue. and Ernest
il|M M ha retnebered how often
It had been there during their brief
Upon the b rank fast-table were
■tending the dlshsa of a substantial
meel. It the dkorder that follows
their tee. Break fast waa over, hut
Erneat atlll kept hie aeat, toy la*
absently with a teaapooa, while
Myra looked at him with the erote
leok of a thwarted child.
Tim IN wont give me the
drcaaT" she aald.
"1 east, Myra. 1 really could not
do It withost raaataa Into debt"
|| M . ■ - - - —-- I, J H
Myri, wood wi w®it marrimi.
him tor money; I never thought you
would he atlagy, Brneet."
Thla laat thruat waa too much for
the long aadurlag temper. Brneet
Ma'her'a voice waa atern aa he an-
"I as not atlagy. Myra. Ton knew
that I waa a poor man when you
■tarried me, aad that I could not
lire you the luzuiiea of your old
home; hut I have granted you every
Indulgence In my power without get
ting Into debt. That I will not da
tor yoar aake aa well aa mine."
He left her than, lingering In the
hall, aa he put on hla overcoat, hop
ing aha would come for a klaa and
word of reconciliation. Bat ahe aat
tapping her foot upon the floor until
the hall-door cloned, aad thea ran to
her room crying. She waa a a polled
child, the only daughter of a loan
who had haaarded hla money in aa
uafortuaate apeculatlon aad loat it.
A poaitlon abroad waa offered him.
which he accepted. Hla houae and
furniture, which he had given to hla
daughter for a wedding gift, were
settled upon herself and not affected
by hia change of fortune.
He knew Brneat Mather to be an
honorable man. who had a good
buaineea rapacity and a high place in
the sateen and confidence of hla em
ployers, and he felt no anxiety about
Bo the little wife, aa ahe made her
pretty blue eyee all red with tears of
tariper, had no eenalble mother to
tell her how wrongly ahe waa acting,
no alater to aympathiie with her. no
one to acold or humor her. Under
theee elrcumatancea the teara were
soon dried, aad Mrs. Mather went
out for a walk.
"It's no harm to look at the drees
again, even if I can't buy It," she
said, as she put on a coquettish hat
and otherwise beautified herself for
her expedition. *
The day was bright, a soft, warm,
morhlng In early spring, and the
shops were flllod with tempting fin
ery. 11 In Myra's dainty purse there
waa money enough to purcbaae a
number of nice little parcela, even
though the price of the expensive
dreee ahe wanted waa denied her.
So the morning altpped away, and
luncheon time found her chatting
with Julia Manwelt; and quite will
ing to accompany that friend upon a
eecond tour In the afternoon.
It was after five o'clock when the
little matron, "tired to death," as
ahe aald, reached her pretty home.
She waa (hocked to catch a
gllmpae of Ernest's maiden aunt,
Mlsa Cordelia Lowry, her especial
averalon and dread, aeated upon the
"Old Horror!" ahe muttered. "I
wish she waa at home. I want to
make It up with Brneet. I don't like
the dress half as much as I did yes
The aeoond ahock met her upon
opening the door of her bed-room.
Open boxea, cloeeta, drawers, an air
of general confusion everywhere,
and the small trunk Ernest always
took upon his short business trips
mlsalng altogether. Clearly her hus
band had packed up and gone, leav
ing Aunt Cordelia, as usual,
Myra company. But where was hef
Upon the dressing-table waa a
note directed to heraelf, and Mrs.
Mather tore It open. No loving ad
dreaa to herself; merely this:— '.
"I have waited for your return sa
long aa poaalbla, and written thla
note to explain my abeence. I told
you atx montha ago of Mr. Agnew'a
offer to me. If I would accept the
poeltloa of traveler to the houae—
double my preeent aalary, and a lib
eral commission I declined It then,
because you aald the money would
never compensate you for the con
stant aepa ration. To-day the offer is
renewed. After our conversation this
morning, I think your old objection
will hardly have any weight; so I
have accepted, and leave In aa hour.
I will wHte you every month, inclos
ing remittances. I leave the accom
panying baak-note for the dreaa you
deal re. I have aeat for Aunt Cor
delia, aa usual, to stay with you.
Not a loving word, not a regret
for the long separation!
Myra realized then how consider
ate and lovlag her husband had been
under the wearing vexations of her
whims and caprices. Oreat tears
rolled dowa her cheeks aa she bitter
ly reproached herself.
"I have made him believe I dcdWt
care for anything bat money," sha
thought "He leaves me this to con
sole me for his absence. Oh, Erneat,
aosia home agaia, and I'll wear cali
eo and a sun-bonnet to church before
m tease you for finery again!"
It was not an eaay task to go to
dlaaar aad meet Anat Cordelia, bat
I It must be done. It was no thing to
• MS Myra la tear* r: ca was
WILLIAMSTON, N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1(1, 1906
away on bualnega; ao ah* only M
prpesed a dealre to aaa "any nun
allra she'd cry for." and said no
more about the little wtto'a red oyea.
The daya paiaed vary wearily.
Aunt Cordelia preached dally aer
mona to Hyra about extravagance
and vartoua other famlnlaa weak
■eaaea, till the poor little woman
wlabed aha waa aa homely and Ill
clad aa the tormentor heraelf.
"I buy my clothes to wear," Siyra
retorted. "If I had M much money
aa you. Aunt Cordelia, I'd be
ashamed to go about the house la
▲ad the spinster would shake her
heed and (roan, audibly pitying
"poor, dear Ernest."
"You never see me," was erer her
opening address. And Myra grew to
hate the words tn the long months of
her enforced companionship For
■raeet did not return Spring. wm-
■tor. autumn passed away, and De
cember was opening, yet still he did
not come. Every month a formal
letter reached Myra, enclosing a
chock for her eipeneee of such lib
eral value as proved Ernest was
making money; but oach one In
formed her that her husbsad was
Juat leaving the place from which
he wrote, and made no mention of
hla next destination.
Heart-sick, penitent, and oh! so
lonely, »ho fairly loathad the sight of
the money that waa accumulating oa
her haads. Letter after letter ahe
wrote and destroyed, not knowing
where to direct them. She was grow
ing so pale and worn, so quiet and
subdued, that Aunt Cordella'a moat
hateful speeches often went unan
She was sitting In the drawing
room one cold December morning,
when Mr. Agnew, Erneata's employ
er, came In.
"I am sorry todlsturb you, Mrs.
Mather," he saMß"but I wished to
Inquire If you flne heard from Er
nest this week.'™
"Not since the flrst," she replied.
"Ho wrote us on the fifth that he
would remain In Cumberland until
the first of the year, and was to send
some papers on the seventh. These
have not come, and we are embar
raaaed for want of them. I tele
graphed yesterday, but have no re
ply. However, If you have not heard
ho la 111, he is probably better."
"111!" she faltered.
"Well, I Judged from his last that
ho had not fully recovered from the
fever he had had, although he re
sumed business. If you hear to-day,
will you bo kind enough to send us
"Certainly," Myra managed to
gaap. In a choked votoe; and Mr.
III! A fever! Sick at a hotel, and
she not near! Ernest, her Ernest!
All the love In the little womai'l
heart ro«e tn protest. She astonished
Aunt Cordelia by dashing Into that
lady's room, crying, "Take care of
the house. I'm going to Cumber
land!" snd dashed out again aa ab
ruptly. The trunk waa packed. Myra
never knew what went Into It. She
hugged her hoard of money. Care
fully she put It Into the bosom of her
4cokh. She cried and laughed, and
looked generally like a lunatic. The
afternoon found her seated In an ex
preas train, rushing to fernest as faat
aa steam could carry her.
In a wide, pleasant room, Erneat
Mather' laV upon hla bed danger
ously til. He had been for months
trying to quiet his sick, restloss heart
by overworking his body, keeping
such business hours, such stress and
labor In his work, that the Arm at
homo never ceased congratulating
themselves upon their choice of a
He made money fast, supplying
Myra with a generous hand, and yet
saving considerable. For what? Bit
terly he thought that when he waa
a rich man he would go home again
and try to make Myra contented. He
tried to fancy ha had ceased to love
her. but the unceasing craving of hla
heart for the sight of her face and
the sound of her vole* contradicted
Work, work, work! That waa the
medicine for his mental pain, till the
overwrought brain gave way, the
overtasked body succumbed, and he
lay 111 with fever for two weeks. Up
again before his strength was half
restored, and now the relapse haa
prostrated him, and be lay suffering
and apparently dying, too 111 to sond
for Myra, too 111 to give directions,
too 111 to do anything more than lie
helpless at the mercy of strangers.
The long night waa paaslng, and a
cold, gray dawn announced another
wintry day, when a vehicle drove up
to the door'of the hotel, and In a
dim, confused way Ernest beard
the bustle of the newly- arrived trav
elers. He was vaguely wondering If
aay friend had coma to him, when
th« door of his room opened softiy,
and he heard the walt«r say, "Mr,
Mather Is here,"
A soft rustle followed, and then
two cool bands fell upon bli fore
head, tears and kisses followed, and
Myra was sobbing—"
"Oh, Ernest, darling! I thank Ood
I have found you! Oh. dear, forgive
He was too sick to talk much, but
he made his wife fully understand
hla business, and then sank off to
sleep In the sweet consciousness that
love had come to him. a nurse and
It was a long, tedloua Illness, but
In the years that followed It, Ernest
and Myra looked back upon It aa the
beginning of their true happiness
Doubts and repining were swept
away tn the danger of a separation
in the grave, and all Myra'» peni
tence went Into aueh entire, self- sac
rificing devotion, aa anatehed her
huaband from the very Jawa of death
SO NEAR AND
Wt MM. ■. M. Kini.Kß.
"My congregation desires me to
marry again, aad I think," snld Mr.
Btarltoa, "that I shall select Miss
Wltharly." ? Z
Mies Wltherly-Cansard Wltherly.
spinster, as she was mentioned in
her grandmother's will, was not yet
aa old woman by aay means, snd
was Mt exceedingly plain; certainly
she waa young enough and good
looking enough to match Mr. Star
lino. who was a widowed clergyman
of forty-Ire year*, and who was sen
sible enough to desire to chooso his
wife tor good qualities that would
endure rather than for youth and
beauty, both of which time must dis
"Yes." said Hp. Rtnrllne, who was
talking to btmaelf In blh library,
"yea. Mlis Wltharly la a ino.it on'l in
able lady. Devoted to the church,
charitable, energetic, excellent in
ev--»rv way: and ahe ndinlres—shonil
that la. she appreciate* me.
"How ahe works among the or
phans and the agod poor tn the
Homo: how excellently she manages
her Bible class, and how kind of her
to bring up that little orphan, Ellen
Moore; y«s, I shsll gain a helpmeet
Indeed, If she will accept me, and,"
said Mr. Starllne, rcgnrdtrixLhte cleri
cal white tie in the /mantel glaas
complacently for a m/nient, "and I
have no doubt bjM-«Jiv will."
Then Mr. Starllne put on hla best
hat and his best gloves, took In his
hand the gold-headed nine presented
to him by bis congregation, and set
out In the direction of Mlsb Wlther
ly's cottage, having quite resolved to
waste no more time about It, but to
propose at once.
Ah! could Cansatda have known
It. nothing would have delighted her
more. PorJjro years she had made
the rapture of Mr. Htarllne, hla big
parsonage, bis snug little Inco.ne,
and the honor of the title of minis
ter's wife the object of her soul.
With this hope she had devoted her
self to church work, to the aged poor
in the Home, to the little orphaus
and to the poor generally. She had
given flowers at Easter, and twlnod
evergreens at Christmas, till hnr
I detest old Htarllne, .
handa were full of hilars, and oh!
how she had listened to the sermons
Mr. Htarllne preached, and borrowed
them for private perusal, and wept
over the affecting parts, and had
striven not to smile, oh, so very
hard, because It was In church you
know, when he grew witty.
Just st the time he took bis even
ing walk It had often happened she
was hurrying up the road with a Jar
of Jolly for a sick person or a tract
for a wicked one. No one could guess
how hard she had Vp.kod to gain
her point, and now- -just as Mr.
Starllne had inadc up bis mind—
poor Miss Wltherly began to despair.
She had wasted two years upon a
clergyman, which she might have
spent more profitably, for she had
driven from her a very respectable
farmer with serious Intentions, and
he had married some one else.
This morning a false report that
Mr. Starllne was courting Rosa Rhu
barb, the doctor's daughter, had
reached her. and she was very cross.
Moreover several of her dear
crony friends had come to spend the
day. and while they wer" preparing
for lunch she sj>oke hor mind freely
to them, aa she would to nobody else.
When the clergyman arrived, ajd a
new servant, who was not acquaint
ed with the gentleman, thus an
nounced him, — 1
"A man wants you. Miss Wlth
"Old Hopper, I suppose," said
Mlaa Wltherly, "I promised to send
his wife soaie clothes; put him any
where. Jane, out the way until we
are finished, for I don't disturb my
self for any one to-day."
Aad Jane, returning to Mr. Star
line, escorted him to the parlor,
where every word that was spoken
from the open kitchen door was
The clergyman seated himself lu
the largest arm-chair, which was
near t*e communicating door, and
CoLd4Mf kit hatulA ajod i' ffl v , >
composing u oratto propeeltioe. Ha ,
had got as far as: "My 4au sad f
sp -f'tod Miss Wlihnlj. y« Btr lan
remarked." vkea saddcsly a afcarf
rolce smote kit nr with ltr«t
word*. "Old Start!a«L Old Btmr
-1 line." He roiM aramlj belle*® hto
. eara. Involnstsrily he leased a lt»-
| penrer the door aad heard the worda
"It roust he tone oae etar of tha
i name name. In not old." MI Id Mr. •
"It'a nobod-'s MMM, I'm sura." i
anl«' Mlaa Wlth-rly
"But they said to." ixpiled lira.
T wonder what they aaldT" asked
Mr. Btarllne of nofcoily.
"And you've Wa ao active la
church." aald Mra Laaa.
"I'm idrk of the church." aald
Mlaa Wltherly. "I a .er will again If
I Ret out of It. 1 ha'e the very sight
of old women with rheqaiattaaa. old
men with woodea legs. aad slrkly,
dirty little on> k -•* tl'-k ao pocket
handkerchief®. J ml as I waat to
hare a little cv>o:f..it. I have to take
a l»n* tramn to read the Itlble to
some horrl.de »lrl ( r.«a I anf go
ing to move t»> ?>'-c!>»v« a-ad My a
home and net a dor »-1 »~,rh hlirt to ■
drive all bef-ar- r.« av aad Wte, all f
-the children th.it the Katie. I '
The clerityman groaned softly.
"My," said Mrs. la tie. who knew
the cause of her frlead'a 4t"*asL
"Why. I thought toj enthusiastic
about Btarllne and his church?"
"Old Btarllne!" cried Mlas Wlth
erly ; "the old poke! Why. he ta
more atupld every day. Oraclous.
how I did laugh whea I heard he waa
pa Inn attention to Rosa Rhubarb;
'the older they net the yoaniter they
wnnt.' said I. and It la true."
"Well, perhaps It Is." said Mra.
I*ane, "though I don't see what men
want to marry nrhool girls for. /fad
you are not going to have old
lino yourself after all? Some aald
"I don't want to hear what they
said-" cried Mlaa Wltherly. to srflom
the grapes would have beea ao
awect, had ahe known how near her
lips they hung that very day. "L
detest him! I wouldn't have
ho went on hla knees In the
me. I am going to tha Mi'thoJH
church after thla. If I go to
I don't know that I shall. It la SJI
poor-hoi and children here. Money,
money, money, all the time, you are
Just squeeted like a lemon, and aa
I said before I am done with all this
poor work and ahall take my "#»«
comfort. If I'd done It before. I
mlrht have had the largest farm la
the country for my own to-day."
"Well. I never eipected to Jmwt
you talk thnt way." cried Mra. I-a no.
"Whqn I was here at Chrlatmaa'yoa
ral'.-d the minister 'that excel lent
man.' and made me tie cedar till my
"Well, I've changed my mind."
said Miss Wltherly. "The lesa I aea
of.-old Btarllne. hla allly congrega
tion, and his horrlbla poor jjeople.
Mr. Btarllne groaned softly onca
again. He arose and crept quietly
out of the front door, and from' tha
porch to the ro«d. and then he fled.
Ho absolutely hritovsd that evtl spir
it* had of this lamb
of hIH flock,\strd could have wept
over her. He was a little angry, too
—that was but human nature. But
his congregation desired him to mar
ry, and a fow days afterward he of
fered himself lo little Hoaa Rhu
barb, and was accepted. And Mlaa
Wltherly never knew who tha
"man" who disappeared so myster
iously from her parlor, or how Mr
she came to being the minister's
Origin of the Whit*- Maa.
There Is a ftassage In one of the
anclont Arab hlatorles to the t-Tect
that "the white people come from
the other side of the sea." Thla s'ate
tnent has become so distorted among
certain tribes of natives of the Su
dan that they believe that the whlta
men come -from the bottom of tha
sea. A wily Arab leader In this dis
trict once Informed his followers
that they had nothing to fear from
tho white men. as they con Id not llva
away form the water. The fact that
a high offlclal took hla hath dally
was further conaldered confirmatory
evidence of the aubmarlne origin of
the white man. The Arabs. In order
to retsln their Influence over the na
tives, apread broadcast the r-port
tklt the white men wars cannibals.
The fact that they did not eat black
men was explained as'due to their
devilish cunning. They wanted to
make themaelves strong la the coun
try before beginning their horrid
practlcea, but as they could not alto
gether do without thla kind of food
they brought human flesh with them
'in cans. In west Africa a Frenclfe«-
pedltlon found the portion of aTiu
man linger—cot o®. no doubt by
gome accident —la a can of meat.
Here was fresh and conclusive con
firmation of tha story, la which tha
people had almost csssed to btMwi,
and It was only after a eonslderfme
lapse of time that the idea was at
length eradicated. ' •*
(Jot the Taste Both Ways. ,'
We continue to get Impressions of
things In the Philippines from mem
bers of the Taft party. Oae of these
tells how sick ha was while sailing
In the wake of a typhoon In Sublg
Hay. He compares his condition to
that of the llttla girl who was cross
ing the Atlantic. Hhe ate absolutely
nothing, bnt drank enormous quan
tities of lemonade. Bo her maufcraa
one day remarked: "My dc»r child,
why is It you care for nothing bqt
lemonade?" "Because," replied the
r-hlld, "lemonade is the only'%hlag
that tastes ths same coning ulsrlt
does .going down I"—BosUm MSpOd.
iunuoH n ciramr.
Probably mm torn* mm aDIpUn Uri
kwa Mm UM kiw ken
l«pt m mtaMai urf moM anas
lis P*(i do Ikr IHII*- lillmi Bake,
aava the MnDtr Anlian fa-
Mk • the r«uc ef after «U aalauh.
which are aaMbM *»■ ith iM
' whea nil, they crow **rj
—inwlally whea eat ef their aateral
etrlraaaeat. aai arr f«a» ■ ally
well adapted tor this puyow. aa a
number of years ehfar before the
alHcmUw la hrs> in sash to h- tree
tora do aot aneir to he my laiHH-
Xt. the reeecnltloa at the »enaa
» feeds tkea la caKMU t- 'mt
about the Itatt ef thefr MUI at
talaiDeat. The eider ieia are s'ag
(hh aad hoy. tbaarh they »a»
times l|ht fhhody >Hh art other
aad are capable of Mat triilhh ea
scatloa whea areas* d
If nmwli takea rate of. the
jraaac allttatara am thitir erea la
aaaataral circa—tearea His mala
reqalreaieat la aaOrleat heat, aad
If the hoa or cage he he?t at lu low
• a teaaperatarw the Bttla rrptl'e bc
! coatee languid aad alaaoet lotted, rm
' faaee to eat tor ka( periods. aad
| frequently dies at It* cmi of some
' week a If. however, the
tare of the air he ia»m«d hy the
addition of a little hot water, he moa
retiree aad attest* hi* roatliaed
latereat la llto hy learned adlrtty
aad the raappearaare of his apjietlte.
I'nllke the older aaemhera of his
family, the yaaat alHtcator la rap
tlrlty la qalte lively; aometlaea of
aa Invest lsattn* tara at aaled. aad
aaaally roabatho. hb entire are of
tea diverting. If he caa fmpc from
his race he will travel (madder-able
distances. aad aaleaa aeercaaaa bv
cold will waader ladeCaHeiy. sab
stating aa beat he caa.
Maay prouaa who hare attempt
to keep jroaac alllnaion hare made
the mistake at trying to feed them
oa a vegetable diet, tor the alligator
la flrat aad last a earalvore The diet
: of the yonng. who ahoeld be fed
M-rty every day. Is simple, aad roa
•Bft of bits of fresh meat, Ineex-ta
[mm. worms. They oftea show treat
for the oritur) earth
jPvnt. aad will fieqnently rvfuae
all food bat theae The lancer spe«4-
Cln captivity are tod aboat three
1 a week oa fresh meat or small
Mr* animals aad they reqalre little
atteatloa other thaa that.
The older oars, partlralarly the
'males, will. If possible, eat the small
alligators with aridity, aad to cheek
these caaalballatlr leadrarka the
reptiles aisst ho properiv arrmaled
Alllcatora seldom breed la cap
tivity. aad while the females some
tlmea lay egga. the latter are usually
unfertile Howerer. the e»* that
hare been found la a aataral roadl
tlon la the rartone coa* ahaped mud
Bests are easily hatched by the ap
plication of heat, aad while the
young are at flrst toeMe aad help
less. they anally aarvlve If rare
tolly handled Alligator* lit* to bp
of creat ace. aad there are a num
ber of authentic record* where In
dividuals have been known to exiat
for aearty a eeatarj
Do yon know that the kayoaet was
so called becaan It was Inl made
at Bayonne. Fraace?
That coffeo received Its name for
the reason that It Int came to K»
ropo from Kafat
That candy was flrst exported
That tobacco was an called from
the Island of Tobacco, ibe hom of
Daniel Defoe's Imaclaary hero. Rob
f That gin was Invented at Oncva
and «-arly became aa Important fac
tor In the fommerw of that city?
That the tarantula aas a noto
rious peat In the vicinity at Taranto?
That cambric was mad- at (am
I That muslla was auade at Moos
That calico was made at Calicut?
That dimity was anade at Da
Thnt millaera plied their trade at
That the macaetic proj*-rt> of Iron
ore was Brat aotleed"ln that due In
the neigh borhood of Majtn'-sla?—
Whea Are We flttsagst?
The lifting power of youth of sev
enteen years Is ISO poanda. In his
twentieth year this laments to 32«
pounds; In the thirtieth and thirty
flrst year It reaches Its height. J«5
pounds. At the end of the thirty
flrst year the streagth begins to de
cline, very slowly si flrst. By the
fortieth year It has decreased eight
pounds, aad thla diminution con
tinues at s allchtly Increasing rate
until the fiftieth year is reached,
when the figure Is JJO pound* Af
ter thla period the strength falls
more and mora rapidly aatll the
weakness of old see Is reached. It
Is not possible to lire statistics of
the decline of strength a/Ie r the flf-
Ueth year, as It varies to a large ex
tent la dlfferwat Individual* CM- 1
PahOc Ha* hi tor Hop.
Dresden has developed a curious
Idea. The pahUc baths of that dty
will shortly receive aa addition that
is probably without parallel. The
new annex will consist exclusively of
bathing satabUshmeats lor dogs, or
ganised on ths strictest Uaes of claaa
distinction. There will be first, sec
ond, aad third claaa. subdivided Into
swimming aad single wash-baths. It
la area graevly stated that there will
be a harl-dreaafag department tor j
■* ■ l%kind tin pay* back toyoa
the you uiveat. Space is this
paper iihi l ■ you prompt returaa . .
WHOLE NO. 319 1
The Cause of Many
«hao ■> a disease pnrvaMbig ba thfc
country most dangerous because ao decaa
deaths are'eamed by
I TJ\ (allure or ipnilriy
"wv\ j|rr e often lll * "
CT_~TIIAnViJ I kweJtosdvsacw**
tal'i U EL.. kklney-polsoaad
' JJiXr — tlood wtM snack *a
vital otfaas or As
Udneys themselves break down ad asm*
away cell by celt.
Bladder Iroublea most always result tram
a derangement of the Itldasys aad a cam IS
obtained quickest by a proper troatnaaat at
fl»c kidneys. If you are feeing badfr yon
can make no mistake by taking Dr. Klkwr'a
Swamp-koot, ths great kidney, her m*
Wailder remedy. "
It corrects Inability to hold urine aad acald-
Ing pain in passing it, and mini aian 1
unpleasant necessity of being Is
go often during the day, and to get up many
times during the night. The mild and Aa
extraordinary effect of Swamp-Root is soaa
realized. It stands the highest for Us asa
derful cures of the most distressing cataas.
Swamp-Root is pleasant to take and soW
tf all druggists in fifty-cent and one-doflar
sized bottles. You may r-jP'
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this wonderful new dis
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Binghamton, N. Y. When writing mentioa
reading this generous oiler in thla paper.
Don't make any mistake, but remember
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Ws will eonvinea yon that yna
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, on wtiU h I.IIUO pounds of
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