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Yoar money back. —Jndiciout advertis
ing w the kind thai pays tack to you
tin- money you iraaL Space in this
uum yon prompt return* . .
VOL. VII. - NO 31.
If you are suffering from
impure blood, thin bloojj, de
bility, nervousness, exhaus
tion, you should befit at once
with Ayer'g Ssrsspsrills, the
Ssrsapsrilla you hsve known
all your life. Your doctor
knows it,too. Askhitnsboutit.
Taa swst l«afc w«B after Uw wIU«» at
ywc Dot aaS teow.lv Umlns ikara U Salty
KKI-OKT OP THK CONDITION OF
The Bank of Robersonville
At Robersonrillc, N. C.
In the State of North Carolina, at the
cl'ise of bukiuess April 6, 1906.
Loan* suit discounts 114.K87.49
Furniture ami fixtures 3,406.30
Due from bank* anil bankers 9,635.63
Cash iL.-mt 3,868.15
Capital stock - #13,000.00
Surplus fund 3,750.00
Undivided profits 106.41
Time deposits 1,550.00
Deposits subject to check 21,410.61
Cashier's checks outstanding 789 95
State of North Carolina \
County of Miutin. / *
I, J. C. Robertson, cashier of the above
named bank, do solemnly swear that the
above statement is true to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
J. C. Rohkkthon. Cashier,
and sworn to before sie
this itth i'ay of April, 1906.
8. L. Ross. Notary Public.
Correct—Attest: J. 11. Rubersou, Jr.,
A. S. Robt-rson Directors.
You have tried the rest
now try the Beat
Bank Building, Smilhwick St.
W. T. RHOOKS, Prop.;
jn OUR MOTTO JH
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all or au l«a W oUau PATENT* ■
THAT PAY. ***** Umm ifewuaffcljr, aft oai ■
Ml—*, aad fcrJp ytm to mcotm.
muM pMb or riigidi tor mi( nport I
an i«NnOMOIj. « year* practba lUfl* ■
PASSING REFERENCES. VtarfroaOafatoß
na »'rv.m*U«. Pnt«.«ta wrtOafti
mo CURE THI LUNOS
Surest aad Outekaat Oure for all
THBOAT and LOTTO TMOTTM
hOLUSTCR'S * I
Rocky Mountain Tea Nuggets
A Bssy Isdlslss tm Besy Fnpla
Brisgi OsUse Hsstah aad kanai Ylgsr.
V orvetae fnr OnaaUnsttou. Ip'tlj ■ itloe. IJes
' i KfUtrf TrouMss. Ptmpie*. Ec/ssw. Import;
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t. ili K-kartm it * Bnrkf N»isiiln T» Is UU>
- »■•.««. m cents * tka. (lotmlim made by
II Mjetas USDS Ooerixv, Mi.ttam. Wis. -
IOEN MU6OETS FOR »FftW *
A do«e of Pine-ales at bed time
will usually relieve backache be
fore morning. Tbeae beanlifnl
little globules are soft gelatine
coated and when moistened and
placed in the mouth yon can't help
from swallowing them. Pine ules
contain neither sugar nor alcohol
just gups and resins obtained from
oar own native pine forests, com
bined with other well known blad
der, kidney. Wood and backache
remedies. Sold by S- R. Biggs.
Hiey Have Turned of Lale to
the Pacific steamships.
OLD METHOD PRACTICED.
During Recent Year* Pleaaura Voy
aging an the Pacific H*a Great
ly Increased—Los Angel*'* Youth
Loat Forty-two Thousand—Co.:>
pany aued For Barring Profts.at.al
I Trtnl from San Francisco to Ja
pan and Hawaii has been particularly
heavy during the year Juat pa. sed. and
there ta a large tourist drill toward
i Australia, which Includes, on t!;a
ateamaJilp trip from San Francisco,
stops at some of the picturesque Is
land groups on the South Paclhc. •
says an attaches of this line "Tie
! victims of the card aharpere Tail"
much easier on the Pacific boats lhau
I they dver did on the Atlantic iinuia,
for up to within a very few yeara the
Pacific boats had the reputation of
being entirely free of traveling Ram
bler*, ao that the victims ou the I'a
ciflc liners rarely suspect until l: is
too late that they are being done tiy
"Some great sums have been crook
edly won already by the Pacific boat
■harks— much larger sums that I ever
heard of being dropped by the victims
of the shark* on the Atlantic boata.
"The firat gun In our ami-shark
campaign was fired a couple of months
ago, when a company operating a line
of steamers to Honolulu refused to sell
tranaportatloa on one of its boats to
a well-known shark, who. aiter work
in the gull bias on the Atlantic lin
ers for more than twenty years, took
to the Pacific boata übout two yeara
ago. Thla man ts said to be worth
half a million dollars.
"When this shark applied, about two
months ago, for a cabin on one of
the Honolulu bound steamers. the
agent of the line was summoned to
the desk by the clerk, who recognized
the professional gambler. The shark
was politely Informed by the agent
that he had taken bis final ride on
any of the steamers of the company.
"'Fine.' perkily replied the shark.
" 'Because,' replied the agent, W»JI
all the civility In the world. "you're
a professional manipulator of the
cards. This company knows sll about
you. We've had a great many pri
vate complaints about you. The com
paay Is no longer golug to furnish ac
commodations to fe.tows of your kind.
We're going (o wipe your tribe out,
so far as travel on our line Is con
cerned, If It cotfii us a million dol
lars to do It. Thnt'a lucid talk, tan t
" 'Great talk," replied the sheik. un
daunted. 'but It'e alio defamatory. I il
■UP you. you aee. You can't, aa a cool*
moil carrier, legally refuse to furnish
gi> with transportation. I'll sue ami
bt the courta decide the matter. You'll
b..e a sizeable cane on your lan v,
and I'll promise you that I'll be it
" 'Co ahead and aue, and win,
you caa,' replied the agent 'We want
you to aue. That'a why I'm refusing
you transportation—because the com
pany expects and hopes that you win
aue. And if we don't lick you out of
court It won't be for the lack of
'"lhat nervy shark waa as good as
his word. Ha entered suit against
the company for retualng to sell him
transportation to Honolulu on one or
Ita steamers without 'good and sutn
clent cause.' and he put In another
ault agalnat the ateamshlp agent tor
defamation of character.
"When (he professional gambling
•rll on the Pacific boata drat became
manifest a number of more or leas
feeble efforts were made to Bhut off
the aharks, but nona of those efforts
embodied the Idea of refusing trans
portation on the boata to the awlnd
lers. The companies were afraid of
that method One of the schemes to
knock the operatlona of the sharks
on the Pacific liners waa to Inatruct
the higher offlcera of the steamers —
captalna, pursers, flrst and second of
flcera and surgeons -to pass the word
quietly around among male passengers
whan a known ahark turned up aa a
passenger on one of the steamers.
"This scheme waa never fully suc
ceaaful, for new aharka, hearing about
the rlchneaa of the Pacific steamer
graft, were showing up all the time,
and ware, of course, unknown, u
lakes considerable watchfulness on tn«
part of steamship offlcera to get one
of these newcomers down ao pat aa to
be able to tab and label him as a
"So It happened that that claaa of
fooltah male voyagers who perm.,
tbemselvee to be inveigled into card
games with men they don't know, got
It bad before the steamsbtp companies
realised bow great the ertl had be
come. Of oourae. the victims them
selves rarely squeal, but often their
friends aad fellow voyagers who don t
play cards tbemselvee do the squeal
lag for the soft marks.
"Perhaps the largest sum ever drop
ped on a steamer to a ahark waa lost
by a profligate young chap from Loa
Angeles to a protealonal on a ride
from San Fraarfaco to Yokohoma.
The story of this gouge never got
la to the papers. The young spend
thrift. who, until his relatlvea got hold
of him and put him la a rum cure in
stitution. hadn't, on his own aftmis
slon, been quite sober for eight years,
Met HMOO to the shark In the course
of the voyage. y
Sir Oliver Lotffe. whoae name la fa
moua In connection with psychical re
search, waa put Into bualneas at the
age of 14.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1906
ARKANSAS' BLOOnV RECORD.
rh>a State Carriod Out Greatest
NumLrr of Legal executions.
The bloodiest record of legal execu
tions ever known was that of Fort
tmlth. Ark., up to September 1, IS9C.
In Just 20 years 99 men were hanged
In that little town, and they were the
worst characters the West ever halt,
tine judge sentenced all of them. He
tides these he sentenced 53 others, v 1.0
escaped the death penalty front u
rloun reasons. He sal in the trial of
164 men charged with murder. Me
was so stern In his handling of tle
black-hearted men who overrun t!u-
Indian Territory front 1875 to IS!W
that he grew to be known everywhere
aa "the man without a heart."
This man, whose record Is preserv
ed In (he Department of Justice, was
Judge Isaac C. Parker of the West
ern district of Arkausss. He went to
Fort Hmltb In 1876 to alt in the cases
arising in the Indisn Territory, at that
time Infested with the hardest, tough
est men and the worst women tne
West aver knew. Nothing but tite
sternest law, rigidly enforced by tno
Government of the United States, hud
the least effect upon them. Congress
hail provided that all caßes from the
Territory should be trlod at bOrt
Smith. This arrangement continued
iimtl September 1, lx:iG. when Con
gran gave jurisdiction of Indian ler
■ Itory cases In various judicial dis
tricts crested within the Territory.
Judge Parker was sensitive to the
general belief Innt be was qo strict
ar to be Inhuman.
"Few people have snld to me: 'You
are the judge who hung so many men.'
But my answer has been: 'lt Is not 1
who hung them. It Is the law. i
never hung a man. People who say 1
am cruel do not understand how 1
am situated. I am the most misrep
resented of men. I am, however,
proud of the record I have made. I
believe It has checked a flood ot
"I think the courts of the country
are somewhat to blame for the thou
sands of murders yearly committed.
In the past five years (he was tak
ing in 18%) 43.M00 pei sons have been
murdered in this country. This fenr
tul condition does not exist because
our laws ure defective. We have tne
moat mag i I fluent legal system In the
world. The trouble Is that the bench
looks to the shadow, In the shape ot
technicalities, instead of to the sub
stance .In the form of crime. Tnere
is too much technicality."
Judge Parker's court held session
lasting from if o'clis'k In the morning
until dark. There wo., so much crlm
inal business the court had to work
overtime. The Jailer and hangmau
were naturally busy men. The Jailer
was J. D. Berry, a brother of United
States Benator Berry of Arkansas. The
hangman waa George l.awsuu. a depu
ty marshal. Between the two they
nad bought hundreds of yards of roi>e
for executions and knew the kind
that would do the grewsome work
"We buy ropes that are ropes," said
Jailer Berry. "Tl one officers who try
to hang men and let the ropes break
us the trap falls oiii;ht to be Indicted.
It Is their business to nee that the
■ opes are strong enough, and the only
way they can do It is by testing them
with dummies, as we do. We don't
run any risks. The ropes are softened
with linseed oil before being used on
a man. In addition to the tent they
get from the dummies."
George 1-aw son, the Fort Smith
hangman, had pulled the Iron pin
that droppejk nearly one hundred men
to death. He wiui known fur and wide
as the coolest mtn who ever pulled a
Bigger from unOer a criminal. He
said that the first time he did It he
dreamed about the dying mnh tor
weeks afterward, but he soon got
ever that and cared nothing for as
sisting in putting away the hardened
characters sentenced at Kort Smith.
He really though he was doing them
a favor. He had hanged live men at
one time and never flinched as they
shot through the trap and struggled
a few minutes until relieved by un
consciousness. It was l.nwson who
pulled the trigger on the RUCK gang,
the toughest set of men in the South
west. .Five of them were strung up
at one time. They were part Indian
and part negro, and their leader was
Rufus Buck. Nobody knows how many
people they did kill or how many roo
berles they committed.
A liquid cold cure for children
that is plersant, harmless, and ef
fective is Bee's Laxative Honey
and Tar. Stii>ertor to all other
cough syrups or cold remedies lie
cause it acts on the l»owels. An
ideal remedy for Coughs, Colds,
Croup. Whooping Cough aixl all
curable lung and bronchial affec
tious in child or adult. Pleasant
to take. S. R. Biggs.
No true woman ever l>egius to
grow old until after her marriage.
Why take a dozen things to cure
that cough ? Kennedy's Laxative
Honey and Tar allays the conges
tion, stops that tickling, drives the
cold out through your bowel*.
Sold by S. R. Biggs.
It is easy enough to please the
woman if you know how, but the
trouble is in knowing bow.
See that your druggist gives you
no imitation when you ask lor
Kennedy's Laxative Honey and
Tar. the original Laxative cough
syrup. S R. Biggs.
Fill I IMS
New Yorkers Expend Enor
mous Sums for Trifles.
SHOWN BY RECORDS
Epicures Willing to Pay Unreasona
bis Prices For Food —Seven toi
larfc a Dozen For Egyptian Qca.l
—Asparagus Twelve Dollars *
Here are the figures for a ulng'e
week's supply at the Waldorf kit. licit,
rays the St. Louis Republic: 1 ,lklil
roasting chick* ns. 3,WW broilers. ti.utW
squab chickens, 50 dosed aqitabs, i.> it
guinea hens, 750 dozen sweetbienda.
150 loins of beef, 150 ribs of beel. I,ti j
racks of Ismb, :.0u racks of mutton, liio
spring iambs, 2.500 dozen eggs. 2,u00
pounds of butter. Thia for a single
week In a Fifth avenue hotel shows
that the Greater New York appetite
is a matter of serious business propor
The head of a big Importing gnnie
ami poultry* establishment In Wash
ington street, says:
During the last five years our bus
iness has lucreased to a wonderful ex
tent. Where formerly a bill from a
dealer In a hotel amounted to |3.500 it
knouth, today this same hotel orders
anywhere from SIO,OOO to. SII,OOO pur
month. The reason Is that the Ameri
can people, alter leaving the theater,
instead of going home, go to the hotel
or restaurant tor supper. What IS used
largely In these suppers Is poultry
"In domestic game, while In season,
we have quail, partridge and grouse,
and in wild ducks, ruddys, white cau
vas-bneks, redheads and mallards are
used very extensively.
Kverybody who takes supper at
these large entlng-plaoea is familiar
with the fancy birds which come
across the big pond. They recognize
at once In Egyptian quail, canard ue
Rouen, lapwing, n'dlegs, Scotch grouse,
French pheasams, liecause, etc., the
same delicacies served them while
A large amount from Germany re
cently consisted of seventy-flve wild
boar, weighing from 50 to 150 pounds
each, and the large hotels put theiu on
their bills of tare at once.
New Yorkers are the most over
worked people in the world. They
make money easily and with our lln-
UHt restaurant* and hotels, life la re
lieved of Its burdens Then
theie are thousands unable to give
dinners costing from $lO to S2O a plate,
so th«y take advantage of table
d'hote restaurants, where they can
get six or seven courses for u dollar
and a half per head, served as only
millionaires are served, with mutno
and flowers in their own homua ut
twenty times the expense.
All this explains why the Increax
tng demand for food products glows
Irotn day to day. Now a word in re
gard to products for the table: Ttie
favorite Imported cheeses during the
six months, from November to April,
are Bwiss tgruyere). Six million
pounds are consumed, averaging .'it>
cents a pound; Catucmheitt is consum
ed at the rate of 2,&lj,000 boxes a
season, of which 2,000,000 boxes tire
Imported. There Is no reason why
America should not manufacture a
larger jiart ftf the cheese. One-liftli.
of the Camenibert only is of Ameri
Kver> pound that the country could
produce might 1m; sold at high prices
here at home If the manufacturers used
cream entirely, as they do In France.
But the thrifty Yankee, having been
(ducated from boyhood in the process
of saving the efeam and making
cinque of skimmed ' milk, cannot get
over his early habits.
Hoquefort fc another favorite, nnd
n million pounds at 40 centn a pound
Is the record lor nix months.
Russian caviar (made of sturgeon's
eggs and canned) might be produced
in America If we only had the Russian
secret of Its manufacture. The demnnd
lor this delicacy has Increased amaz
ingly. From 45.000 to 50,000 pounls,
yelling at $7 a pound,- is consumed dur
ing the winter season in New York,
not couutlng the 200.1M10 pounds of do
mestic caviar, selling at $1.50 a pound.
Truffles this is Is another life-restor
ing product found in certain soiln of
France --several hundred thousand
pounds of canned truffles are sold at
an average price of $2 per can.
The artichoke Is still another fa
vorite imported vegetable, ami recom
mend rd by the medical fraternity for
Its beneficial effects on the system.
Attf'Ut 3,000,000 arlchokes, costing from
23 to 25 cents each, are sold in a sea-
Ron. About 20.000,000 boxen of French
sardines have been consumed In the
last nix months, also an equal num
ber of canned peas, string beans and
Mushrooms. The demand for pate de
foi gras (goose liver) hus increased
to extraordinary quantities.
Only the wealthy can afford
the best of the asparagus In the mar
ket during the winter season. Al
though It sells as high an $2 for six
or seven stalks, the demand for It Is
increasing, and the man who knows
how to ralpc asparagus up to the New
York standard has a good business
before him. The beat asparagus comes
from France In bundles of from eight
to ten pounds each, selling from $lO
to sl2 a bunch.
King Christian HI one of the great
est anil rar« suicide enthusiasts who
ever lived. He had no use for bach
elors. Everybody over 30 years old
tin besought to Ret married. It la re
lated that one bachelor was pressed
BO hard by King Christian on tbla
point that he fled to the Weit Indie*
Ut keen hem being persuaded.
BOUNTY ON WOLVES
Man Pita Narva and Ingenuity Against
Wyoming pays a bounty of »5 a head
on wolves, but this la not enough to
pay- for the trouble of killing them.
The stockmen propose to increase the
wolf bounty to |2O a scalp, and this.
It I* anticipated, will aet the "wolfers"
at work ridding the range of Its great
est | peat
In Montana, which pays a heavy wolf
bounty, there are several "wolfeffa"
to expert that they are known all over
the Northwest, tin the Crow Indlau
reservation, in the southwestern part
of the state, are two "wolfers" who are
probably the moat skilled of their
class. One of them la Lee Pariah, and
the other Is known simply aa Jim.
lie Is able to catch wolves when, in
the vernacular of the county, "there
ain't anything but coyote tracks In
His outfit Is up-to-date In every par
ticular. The traps form Jim's most
effective way of disposing of wolves.
A trap may be skillfully planted near
a "bait," but unless the odor Is killed
the chances are the wolf will keep at a
safe distance frotn the lure. A coyote
may be caught In the trap but not a
wolf, for the more savage of these
prairie marauders Is also the most
"Until I found a secret compound,"
said .lint the wolfer, "I used to poison
the wolves. I have lost thousauds of
dollars by having the wolves eat the
poison and then get away and die
where I couldn't find the bodies. There
is no poison that will act quick
enough to kill a wolf right away. He
has A chance to make a run for It, and
then it is up to you to find the body
and get the pelt. I tried all the pois
ons that man ever Invented, I guess,
but nothing would get Mr. Wolf In an
"So I tried Axing up my traps. I
tried nil sorts of methoda of burying
them, but that wouldn't! work, aa a
wolf ran Bnu-U a trap far underground.
Then 1 thought of getting mmethlng
that would kill that smell of steel.
80 I worked and worked, and Anally
got K. Now I Just smear It over my
traps, and plant them, and Mr. Wolf,
If he happens to be In the neighborhood
of the halt, blunders Into the steel and
his pelt is mine."
Next to trapping the wolvtw comes
trailing them to their dens and slaying
them literally In their own eastles.
"I dun't take any firearme Into the
den with me," said Jim. "Why, man,
It would kill you to Are a revolver In
a little place like that. I take a hatchet
to enlarge the sides of the ilea as I go
along, and I oarry a long rod to kill
the wolf with. If Mr. Wolf shows fight
I simply jam that rod down his throat,
and then finish him with the hatchet.
Sometimes if I forget the rod I Just
Jam the hatchet down the wolfs Jaws
until 1 can get hi a good blow whh It.
Dut a wolf hardly ever shows fight,
unless It Is to snap at you once or
twice. Generally there Is a little re
cese at the end of the don, and the
wolf will stick his head In this. Thinks
If lie has his head hidden It Is safe,
I guess. Well, I Juat reach Into the
den when 1 have got to the end of the
passage and grab the wolf by the lilnd
leg and yank It out and kill It. Or
tnuylm [ tie a rope to Its hind lag. If it
la a big fellow, and then pull It back
up to the mouth of the den and kill It."
Jim In noted as the beet shot In
southern Montana. He carries a heavy
old style Winchester and a similarly
anclnnt Colt .45 at his hip. He looks
with disfavor on the new automatics
and other styles—not that they will
not shoot all right, but he simply fig
urea that there Is no use going back
011 weapons that he hae tried and
knows to he true. And, as be has
killed sllvertlph with his revolver,
owing to the fact ihM he knows Just
where to plant his shots, perhaiie thera
is a good deal to Jim's philosophy.
The stockmen who have large bands
of sheep on the f!row reservation con
tribute to Jim's exchequer. Not only
does he receive the stage's liberal
bounty, but he grfs big pay from the
stock owners for his wolf polts, and he
sells the best of the wolf skins at fancy
figures. Ooyoten bring him no small
Income also, ns there Is a bounty on
each coyote slain.
"When I was a druggist, at Li
vonia, M 0.," writes T. J. Dwyer,
now of Graysville, Mo., "three of
my customers were permanently
cured of consumption by I)r. King's
New Discovery, and are well and
strong to-day. One was trying to
sell his property and move to Ari
zona, hut after using New Discov
ery a short time he found it un
necessary to do so. 1 regard Dr.
Kind's New Discovery as the most
wonderful medicine in existence."
Surest Cough and Cold cure and
Throat and Lung healer. Guar
anteed by S K. Biggs, Druggist.
50c and sl. Trial bottle fi*ee.
It makes no difference to a girl
how many of her friends get mar
ried so long as she i» engaged.
A Good Siggtstloi
Mr. B. C. Wainwriglit, of Leinon
City, Fla.. has written the manu
facturers that much better results
are obtained from the use of Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy in cases of pains in
the stomach, colic and cholera
morbus by taking in water as
hot as cau le drank. That when
taken in this way the effect is
double in rapidity. "It seems to
get at the ripht spot instantly," he
says. For sale by S. R Biggs.
HE 1 BiS CIA
Little Manufactured' Price Too
Small for Profit.
EARLY PIECES COPIED
Paul Revere Silver Valuable Enough
to Repay Imitation—"Old English
Plate" Made With a Stolen Hall
mark—Old American Qlaaa Inter
esting But Not Expensive.
The fraudulent application of Amer
ican ehlna, (flaw* anil sliver Is not
nearly so extensive as one might he
led to believe by the demand for these
objects. Yet there are certain pieces
of native china that have been dupli
cated with considerable success, sajs
the New York Sun.
All of these falsifications have come
from a certain source, which has been
traced with approximate accuracy t>y
the New York dealers, who are care
ful to follow up such frauds.
80 far not more than four or five
of these American plates have been
reproduced. Among these Is the I>ove-
Joy plate, showing a quotation from
the Constitution of the United States.
This la usually painted lu Unlit blue
on a white background. The genuine
specimens have on the top of the
plate a picture of the assassination
of Love Joy, which took place In 1837.
Other copies of the old plates put on
the market by the suspected dealer
Lave been taken from the old blue
and white made In Staffordshire and
again in this country early In the cen
tury and bearing pictures of aucb
acenes ax the Bank of Philadelphia
or the White House.
"As the best specimens of these
plates have sold at MR," said an ex
pert to the Sun reporter, "It la not
t worth while for the dealers to copy
them. Then they must be careful and
not make their copies too numerous.
If the supply seems too large the de
mand will be more easily satisfied
and prices will go down. These con
siderations have made the dealer In
different as to the duplication of
"Whan they have once come into
1 his hands, they are for a while put
into some extremely cold place. Then
they are suddenly exposed to a high
1 decree of heat. This cracks the en
amel all over the plates and Into these
cracks grease Is nibbed. Oust or
lampblack Is then rubbed over the
, (racks and stlcka .giving them the
abearance of having been used for
years. Sometimes a bit Is chipped off
the edge and rubbed with oil and dirt
"Then the pictured surface of the
piste Is scratched with a sharp point
ed object to give it the look of lung
usage. The plates are then put nway
Into some very, dusty place where they
net a little dirtier looking before they
1 are Anally put on the market."
Tills Is rather an elaborate process
for the compensation that results. A
dozen plates Is the most that the deal
er can attempt to put on the market
in a year, and as his net profit may not
lie more than S2O a piece, the Indus
try In this department of fraud Is not
extensive. In china only the plates
have been reproduced, as the hollow
ware Is too costly for fakers to pro
duce and brings too little.
In the same way there has been 110
attempt to Imitate the early specimens
of native glass. Some of them are
very quaint and graceful, but the
prices are not high.
The large supply of blue and white
china turned out by the potteries now
Is not Intended as anything hut a mar
ketable Imitation of the old work and
reproduces few of the old time scenes
of American cities that the English
makers began lb put on their Stafford
shire ware after the war of IXI2.
Previous to the Revolution, Ameri
cans had used the Oriental porcelains
brought from China. Then they used
Lowestoft for a while before the ex
portation of the Staffordshire china
became general. This feil Into great
disfavor along with otKer English ex
ports after the war of 1812. While
the Dutch were trying to sel/,e the
trade of Oreat Britain with this coun
try the English manufacturers deter
mined to hold on to It by every pos
sible means. So they began to put
American scenes and views on their
porcelain and even flattering Inscrip
tions In order to retain this trade that
had been so profitable. All flume
plates and hollow pieces date from
a period subsequent to the war 01
The fascination of old American sil
ver Is in at least one case well woth
the while of the bric-a-brac fakers.
The Paul Revere pieces will bring as
much as SSOO or S6OO when they are
properly authenticated. All the spoons
and other bits are marked with the
name "Revere" printed In block let
ters on an oblong die. There has been
a great deal of the old Revere silver,
since his father before Paul was also
It Is practically In the Revere
spoons alone that the fakes have at
tempted to work. Small creamers,
as they are called In the business,
bring as much as $260, but it Is impos
sible for them to be so manufactured
as to deceive experts.
With the English sliver sold In
this country the result Is very differ
ent. That can easily be fraudulent
and yet appear perfectly geuulue to
any but the most careful expert.
All the genuine old English silver
bears four marks which the rules of
the old silversmith's guilds required.
These are on spoons as well as on
tankardß and large pieces of genuine
old silver. It Is these symbols that 1
give a pleoe authenticity and thua I
value. . ...
Your money back-Judicious adverti*
>ng U the kind that pays back to you
themoney you invest. Space i» tb£
paper assure* you prompt returns . .
WHOLE NO. 331
DO YOU GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK?
Udaej Trouble Makes You m-ra^
Almost everybody who reads the news
papers Is sure to know of the wonderful
|» 'J £\ 1 cures made by Dr.
/- * Try || Kilmer's Swamp-Root,
J II ,he feat kidney, liver
l li and bladder remedy.
" 1 (rv*/ LSL " is ,h « peat medl
" (Mi ?■ | cat triumph of the nine
\JkJL I, if teenth century; dla-
Vjc ' I covered after years of
l' ttz ' rr\_ I research by
f r "OfM Dr - Kilmer, the emf
• - -t S ■ ' nent kidney and blad
- - 1 der specialist, and la
wonderfully successful In promptly curing
lame back, kidney, bladder, uric acid trou
bles and Bright's Disease, which Is the worst
form of kidney trouble.
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is not rec
ommended for everything but If you have kid
ney, liver or bladder trouble It will be found
Just the remedy you need. It has been tested
In so many ways, In hospital work, In private
practice, among the helpless too poor to pur
chase relief and has proved so successful in
every case that a special arrangement has
been msde by which all readers of this paper
who have not already tried It, may have a
sample bottle tent free by mall, also a book
telling more about Swamp-Root and how to
find out if you have kidney or bladder trouble.
When writing mention reading this generous
offer In this paper and KVif
send your address ( °
regular fifty cent and non. of •wunp-Boaa.
dollar sizes sre sold by all good druggists.
Don't make any mistake, but remember
the name, Swamp-Root. Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, and the address, Binghamton,
N. Y., on every bottle.
No. 90, A. F. &A. M. /Nj^\
Dirkctokv For 1905
II W. Stubhs, M. W.; W. C. Manning,
S. \V\; S. S. llrowu, J. W.; A. F. Taylor,
S. I>.; W S. Peel, J I).; S. R. Biggs,
Secretary; C. I). Carstarplieu, Treasurer;
11. C. Tjiil.ir and J. I). Uowen, Stewards;
T. W. Thomas, Tyler.
Charity— ll. W. Stubhs, W. C. Man
ning and S. S. Brown.
Financk— R. J. Peel, McG. Taylor
and Kli Gurganus.
Rhkkkknck—W. 11. Edwards, 11. D.
Taylor arid W. M. Green.
Asylum —G. W. Mount, o. K. Cow
iny and F. K. Ilodgcs.
Marshall—l. II Hatton.
OR. J. A. WHITE
Okfick— Main Strkkt
PIION 1( y
Ul will f>e in Plymouth the* first week in
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