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VOL. VIII. - NO 48
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WILLIAMSTON, N. C„ FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, IQO7
By ARNOLD NORTON.
Copyrighted, HOT, by E. C Pareelta.
Yea, Arthur Blakely was to blame
tor the quarrel. The rising young law
yer frankly admitted this to his law
books and his office desk, and he
would have frankly admitted It to Mol
ly Gray but for pride's sake. His
transgressions consisted of seeing an
other young lady off on the train. The
"seeing off" meant buying her ticket
and getting her trunk cheeked, and
that might have been forgiven bad
not something else followed. She had
to change cars at a Junction live miles
out, and she wss in such fear that she
would take a wrong train and bring
up in Texas Instead of Connecticut
that the young lawyer was prevailed
upon to accompany ber thus far. Of
course Molly happened by the merest
accident to find It out, and the fact
that Blakely had said nothing made
a mountain out of a molehill. It waa
that little trifle that brought about
a quarrel and disturbed the center of
equilibrium of the whole United
Miss Molly was fortunate enough to
have two aunts. She was Aunt Be
beoca's ward and resided with her in
the city, and her Aunt Sarah lived
about thirty miles out and had advice
to offer on all occasions, but more es
pecially In case of lovers' quarrels.
TOfeen this quarrel had lasted a week,
and when the young man, after seven
sleepless nights, bad determined to
sink his pride and send flowers and
follow them in person. Miss Molly was
toaslng her head before the glass and
saying things to herself, particularly
that abe would show Mr. Arthur
Blakely what was what and teach
him a lesson to last blui all the rest
of bis born days. She'd teach him to
buy tickets and check trunks and ride
out to Junctions with a girl who had
once referred to ber hair as plain red
Instead of Titian.
Ten minutes later she bad decided
to visit her Aunt Sarah. A message
waa sent ahead, and Aunt Sarah was
at the depot to meet ber. Tb&tiJtlece
received a warm welcome, and, follow
ing a plan perfected on the train, she
forced herself to be unusually gay and
appeared In the best of spirits. They
bad scarcely reached the house, how
ever, when Aunt Sarah patted her on
the shoulder in a motherly way and
"Now, then, you poor child, let's hear
all about It. I want to assure you at
the start that you have my entire sym
pathy." -/ £.—__
"Why, aunty, what do you mean?"
"Pon't try to fool me, young lady!
I'm not your Aunt Relteeca, but your
Aunt Barah. Has that scoundrel toyed
with your heartstrings and then walk
ed off? When Sister Itebecca wrote
me that he had a Roman nose and a
sandy mustache, I set him down for a
The young lady tried to brazen It
out, but was cornered and had to tell".
She made it as light for Arthur as she
could, but when she had finished her
story Aunt Sarah said: i
"You have doue Just the rlgUt thing.
That young man needs a lesson. You
are going to stay right here for the
rest of the summer, and h« may write,
telephone and telegraph until he is
gray headed, and It won't do hlm«ny
good. The drays have never allowed
any one to walk over them, and they
are not going to begin now." it you
don't make blin get his knees
and ask your pardon a thousand times
over, you are no true Gray."
Molly went to her room greatly dis
satisfied. She had had a quarrel with
Arthur Blakely, but there were lots of
things to be said In bis favor, and it
was real mean of Aunt Sarah to pitch
into him as she had. The young lady
presently found herself arguing that
abe bad a perfect right to feel hurt and
Injured and be a week getting over It.
She bad brought along his notes and
letters, of courae. They made quite a
large bundle. She selected three or
four and read them over, and then ahe
had a good cry.
Aunt Barab had said that the conver
sation would be resumed next day.
Molly woke up with a determination
that nothing further should be said.
After breakfast she took her book
and hied herself to the hickory grove
down in the meadow, and there she re
mained till the born blew for dinner.
Bhe read a little, she cried a little and
she thought * great deal. If she had
had the befty bundle of Arthur's let
ters with her she might have cried
more, but she bad carelessly left It
behind ber and did not wish to go back
for fear of Aunt Sarah. As she reach
ed the house she ran upstairs to look
ever just one latter, and a minute later
a scream resounded through balls aad
"What on earth is ltf demanded the
aunt from the foot of the stairs.
"My—my letters are gone!"
"What letters V
"Arthur's letters to me. I left them
on the floor beside my trunk."
"Then you'll never see them again.
A tin peddler came along about 10
o'clock, and I wanted to scare np
enough paper rags to buy a dipper. I
picked up what I could And, and aa
I thought the bundle was something
yon had thrown away I chucked It in."
Them were other screams, fo'lowed
by exclamations, tears and a close ap
proach to hysteria, and the result was
that a quarter of an hour later aunt
and niece drove np the dusty highway
as fast aa the old horse could gallop.
They wave looking far ahead In hopes
at catching eight * tke tin peddler*
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—.. . *
Those letters mu»t be recovered at all I
hazards. Failure apparently meant'
one ease of suicide and one of life
Meanwhile, things had been happen
ing elsewhere. Arthur Blakely had
finally decided to send that bouquet
and to follow It In |>er»on several hours
later, only to find that Molly had de
parted for the country. It wasn't a
caae where he could go Into court and
argue It out. but a aw of bustle.
About the time that A Out Sarah wan
picking up paper ruga to make her
deal with the peddler the young law
yer was leaving the city ou the ex
press and preparing bin argument for
the Jury of one. There war, of course,
no one at the depot to meet him, and
he stepped oiit In a lively way for
the half mile walk. As he did so a
tin peddler came driving aloug, and
one of the wheels of hla wagon struck
a stone and dewed the vehicle around
and upset It lu the ditch. The bags
of paper rags on top were thrown
to the ground, and one of them burst
ing o|ien shot a bundle of letters to tlis
feet of the lover. lie recognized Ills
stationery and liU handwriting at a
glance. Sherlock Uolmes could not
have Invented a more dramatic situa
"Villain, where did you get tbeset"
Arthur Anally demanded of the ped
"Villain yourself! What in thunder
"You have robbed Tou
have stolon these letter* rami a girl l"
"Come off. You aro crazy."
"I arrest you! You are my prisoner!
Here Is evidence to convict you!"
There la a difference between the
legu I business uud the constabulary
business, aud young lilakely soon dis
covered this. He had only taken the
man of tinware by the collar when ho
was seized himself in return, and as
Aunt Sarah aud Molly drove up the
meu were rolling over and over on the
There were ejaculations, exelaina
tlous, explanations and Introductions.
Mr. Ulakoty hunted for his hat and
missing buttuns aud begged pardon.
Molly regardM liliu with what she In
tended to be a cold stare, but which
had a "I'll-forglve-you" look mingled
with it. The i>eddler swore frankly
aud plctureequdy and said somebody
bad to pay for his skinned nose. .Aunt
Sarah, bless her heart, was equal to
the emergency. She felt the stlug of
conscience fur havlug laid her sacri
legious handa ou those love letters.
She suggested that a live dollar btll
was the right sort of plaster for a
Skinned nose; Mnd Mr: Blakely handed
it over. Under other circumstances,
being lu the law, he would not have
given it up until Judgment had been
rendered by a court and a writ of ex
ecution Issued. When peace reigned
Aunt Saritlt climbed down from the
buggy and said:
"1 must go and see Mis. Williams In
that cottage over there. Mr. Blakely,
will you have the kindness to drive
Miss lrny buck to the house?"
It was only a mile back to the farm
house, but owing to the la flic horse and
various other matters it was three
hours before the buggy drove up to the
gate. Many it lovers' quarrel ban I won
settled In far less time.
• • ♦ • • • •
Some weeks later when Aunt Sarah
was asked n,l>out the rumored engage
ment she assumed a knowing and Im
portant look and replied:
"Yes, I expect It's so, but where
would they have been but for me and
the tin peddler and Providence? I
shall never let one of these men pass
my gate again without at least calling
to him anil asking the price of wash
dlshe#, and nutmeg grfterfe" *
Judges of ths Olympic Qamss.
The hellanodcae,. or Judges of the
Olympic, were ten in number, selected
by lot from the ten tribes of Ells. They
entered upon their office ten months
before the festival. They were first
schooled in the traditions and regula
tions of the games, then studied the
capacities of the athletes while they
were atlll In training. They had to
decide upon the qualifications of the
contestants, make up the programme
of the games, supervise the prepara
tion of the scene of contest, act as
Judges In the games and distribute
the\prises. It was a position of honor
and distinction. They came to the con
test clad In purple robes, and sat In a
tribune opposite the finish of the races
In the stadium or hippodrome. They
seem to have subdivided the function
of Judging, but at least three were
present -to Judge In every contest
Their decisions were usually final, but
an appeal might be carried to the
Olympic senate. They were assisted
In the execution of their commands by
a large aud well organized body of
The throbbing and vibration of the
engines of a' modern ateamer have a
moat extraordinary effect upon the
human heart Let it be said at once
that ocean traveling does not in any
way Injure the heart; on the contrary,
It benefits It, with the general health.
But the vibration of the machinery
la transmitted to this vital organ with
the most extraordinary results so far
as medical examination la concerned.
A ship's doctor will tall you that when
be listens through his stethoscope to
the beating of a man's heart at. sea
It seems as if every moment the heart
would atop. With sturdy and Invalid
passengers It Is Just the same. The
heart appears to the doctor as If every
beat would be Its laat. This bcjpg the
case. It Is exceedingly difficult for the
physician to aacertaln the true condi
tion of the traveler's health, and be
generally resorts to the expedient of
illnging his patient In a hammock,
where the vibration Is considerably
leaaaaed, though no device can over
-1 Aaaww. j
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of Sylvia, Tenn., "about my terrible backache and
monthly pains in my abdomen and shoulders. I
had suffered this way nine years and five doctors I
had failed to relieve me. On your advice I aook
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and now I am entirely cured. I am sure that
Cardui sav?d my life."
It is a safe and reliable remedy for all female
diseases, such as peri-
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Clippings From the American
Few realize the industry necessa
ry for the production of a pound
of houey and the enormous labor
necessary on the part of the insects
to supply us with *.he most precious
of all sweets. It is estimated that
the nectar must be extracted from
62,000 clover blossoms to make a
pound of honey, which means that
the bees must make 2,750,000 trips
from hive to flowers. Bee labor is
evidently too cheap, and if they
had labor organizations we should
certainly hear of strikes. But this
is one of the few cases in the world
where the laborer cheerfully works
for nothing and feeds himself.
The employer gets all the benefit but
there is never a kick from the "wage
Cotton, as all know, is one of
the leading crops of the United
and by far the largest ex
port of all our agricultural prod
ucts. The reasons are many and
one of them is the fact that more
land is congenial to the cultivation
of cotton in the Southern States
than in all the world. Besides it is
produced in Egypt, Africa and
India, but the yield of all these
countries fall so far short of the de
mand that our Southland has a
practical monopoly of this indije
petisable staple. Genius i,s invent
ing machinery for the
production of cotton, the latest be
ing capable of planting, thinning
and cultivlting the crop by an
implement similar to the riding
cultivator, which does the work of
eight men, and will certainly prove
a boon to the South, whose chief
difficulty is to get enough efficient
laborers at the right seasons to
handle the enormous production
that is constantly e growing in
When a town fellow visits a coun
try home and they set him down to
a table laden with. hickory- wood
smoked ham as sweet as nectar,
fried eggs fresh from the chicken
factory, home-made bread, butter
churned before breakfast, milk and
cream that never saw chalk or wa
ter, with a score of sweetmeats and
pastries and fruits, and then apol
ogize to him for not having some
thing to eat, he can not help but
wonder what thev do have when
they are expecting company.
Tki Unit K Lift
The most eminent medical
scientists are unanimous in the
conclusion that the generally ac
cepted limitation of human life is
many yeara below the attainment
possible with the advanced know
ledge of which the race is now
possessed. The critical period,
that determines its duration, seems
to be between 50 and 60; the pro
per care of the body during this de
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carelessness then being fatal to
longevity. Nature's best helper
after 50 is Electric Bitters, the
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At the State Normal and In
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Daughters of the Confeder
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The Daughters of .the Confeder
acy of Western North Carolina
have decided to offer at the State
Normal and industrial College to
deserving descendents of Confeder
ate Veterans, resident in the coun
ties west of Greensboro, two schol
arships at the State Normal and
Industrial College. Any desceud
eut of a Confederate Veteran who
wishes to secure one of these schol
arships should apply at once to
President J. I. Foust, Greensboro,
N. C. On September roth, two
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Chairman Educational Committee.
Western Section y. D. C.
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The Boy that Dewey Praised.
The following story of Admiral
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who returned 011 the Raleigh: Jnsi
before the battle of Manila, when
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action, the smallest powder boy on
the flagship accidentally dropped
his coat overboaid. He asked
permission to jump after it, but
was refused. He went to the side
of the ship, dropped overboard, re>
covered his coat, and was promptly
arrested for disobedience. Admiral
Dewey spoke kindly to the young
ster, who broke down and said that
.>he coat contained his mother's
picture, which he had just kissed,
and he could not l>ear to see it lost.
Dewey's eyes filled with fears, and
he fairly embraced the- boy and
ordered him released, saying, "A
boy who loves his mother enough
to risk his life for her picture can
not be left ill irons on this fleet."
The office boy had pied the first
page by dropping the form down
two flights of stairs. "I wish,"
murmured the gentle editor, "that
vou had broken the news more
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lor Roughs and colds making short
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PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
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