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COLUMBUS, N. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11,1909.
HOW TO CURE RHEUMATISM.
t Is An Internal Disease and Re
quires An Internal Remedy.
The cause of Rheumatism and kindred
iiseases is an excess of uric acid in the
Hood. To cure this terrible disease this
icid must be expelled and the system so
regulated. that no more acid will be formed
in excessive quailtlMO. IVUCUUUIUBIU IB U.U
internal disease and requires an internal
remedy. Rubbing with Oih and Liniments
rill not cure, affords only temporary relief
lit best, causes you to delay, the proper
treatment, and allows the malady to get a
inuer bold on you. Lanrments may ease
the pain, but they will no more cure Kheu-
I mat ism than paint wul change the fibre
of rotten wood.
cience has at last discovered a per-
Ifect and complete cure, which is called
Tvheumacide. tested m hundreds of
i r - t l . . . ,
cases. ic nas eueciea tne most marvelous
1 1 -1 ?M .
cures: we ueueve is wm cure you. ltneu
Imacide "gets at the joints from tho in
Bide," sweeps the poisons out of the sys-
tern, tones up tue stomach, regulates the
liver and kidneys and makes you well all
over, uneumaciae strikes tne roots of
the disease and removes its cause." This
splendid remedy is sold by druggists and
dealers generally at 5Cc. and $1 a bottle.
In Tablet form at 26c. and 50c a package.
Get a bottle to-day. Booklet free if you
write to liobbitt Chemical Co., Balti
more. Md '
At Amite- City, La., as a result of
an ambuscade growing out of a ram
ilv feud, two women and a man were
hilled, one of the alleged assasin is I
beinsr held under a heavy guard and
the country for miles around is being
searched for another man alleged to
be implicated in the murders, which
oeurred recently. It is alleged that
as Benjamin Breland, his wife and
Mrs. Joseph Everitt, tho latter carry
ing an infant in her arms, were mak
ing their way homeward along one of
the parish roads, Avery Blount and
Garfield Kinchen fired on them from
the side of the road with shotguns.
Mrs. Averitt fell with her baby into
the road, her head blown almost off.
Mrs. Breland 's breast was torn off
by one of the volleys and Breland
himself fell at the first fire. Young
people driving home from a party
found the baby crawling about among
the bodies. Breland was still living
ami was nMe to murmur the name of
Kinchen before he died. Avery
Blunt was captured after an all-night
search and "says that Kinchan killed
Breland, but will not say who killed
the woman. Mrs. Everitt 's husband
was killed by Ben Kinchen, a brother
of Garfield, several days ago, and the
widow and her baby were making
their home with the Brelands. Bad
feeling has existed among the fami
lies for n number of years.
"Two can live as cheap as one,"
Yes, they can! "They can, like fun!
You ask any one who's tried it;
See just what ho'll say.
Most of them are satisfied 4t
Goes the other way.
Toughest yarn was ever spun.
"Two can live as cheap as one."
"Two can live as cheap as one."
No one ever saw it done. V
No one in his sober senses
Has this slightest doubt
If he figures on expenses
How that's coming out.
When uphill the water run
"Two can live as cheap as one."
f ifteen hundred make a ton.
Ionian never 'g money spending.
Does not care for dress ;
Ho if marriage you're intending
Living might cost less.
No. don't swallow that, my son.
Two can 't live as cheap as one.
Cut a Change of Food Gave Relief.
Many persons are learning that
drugs are not the thing to rebuild
worn out nerves, but proper food if
There is a certain element in the
cereals, wheat, barley, etc., which is
grov n there by nature for food to
brain and nerve tissue. This is the
Phosphate of potash, of which Grape
Nuts food contains a large proportion.
In making this food all the food
elements in the two cereals, wheat
and barley, are retained. That is why
many heretofore aervouS and run
"0Wn ''Pie And in Grape-Nut a
irue nerve and brain food.
' an say that ftrn-v.it rVww
much for me as a nerve re-
newer, writco n M7i i-L.j-
Hn ITeW years ag- befonS my -mar-firm
r uSS 8 bnokkeeper in a large
tbT.n ,Came 80 ner" toward
L ,d eath week tha " med
couw J "P my iosla. which I
could not affcrd to do.
Nutfr purchad some Grape-
that I I I,notice! "m dy to day
reaped Tw E n"" MMI 1
"T h!i not nrvous any more.
3 br "mended it to friends
ng founJ nerVe f0d- "r bav
e isuts, as it saved me from a
:s nd enabled m?
aitl my position."
"JSL Co' Battle
soa." InDk- "There's a Rea-
are fclr! me to time.
WORLD'S GREATEST WABSHP
The Battleship Delaware Launched at
. Newport Hews SaturdayDescrip
tion of the Great Sea-Fighter.
Newport Newsr Va., Special. The
-great battleship Deleware was suc
cessfully launched from the yards of
her builders, the Newport News Shif
building and Dry Dock Company
Saturday. The laucbing was witness
ed by 5,000 people.
Compared with the battleships,
completed or under construction, of
the navy of any foreign country, the
Delaware surpasses all. She is one
of four sister ships authorized by
Congress which will form an indomi
table squadron. The other vessels are
the North Dekota, being built at
Quincy, Mass. ; the Florida, which
will be built at the New York navy
yard, and the Utah, to Jbe built at
Camden.. N." J.
The Delaware is to carry as heavy
armor and as powerful armament as
any known vessel of its class; will
have a speed of 21 knots, which is
believed to be the highest practicable
for a vessel of this type and elass,
.and will have the highest practicable
radius of -gcthm.-- The rrrangemtn ts
of her main battery gnnsi such as to
permit a broadside fire 25 ,per cent
greater than that of the broadside
of anv battleship now built, or, so far
as is known, under construction. Her
defensive qualities, other than those
dependent upon armor protection, are
such as to give the maximum degree
of protection to all the vital portions
by; means of unusually effective eom
partmental sub-division, so that in
conjunction with ber armor protection
the defensive qualities of this vessel
are believed to be distinctly superior
to those of any battleship hereto de
signed. The hull is protected by a
water line belt of armor 8 feet in
width, whose maximum thickness is 11
inches. This aimor belt gives effec
tive protection to the boilers, machin
ery and magazine spaces. The side
above the main armor belt is protect
ed by armor 7 feet 3 inches wide and
of a maximnm thickness of 10 inchea.
Above the main easement armor amid
ships the side is protected by armor
of 5 inches thickness, which effords
protection to the smoke pipes, the ma
jor portion, of the secondary batter
ies of of 5-inch guns and the hull
Mr. Taft Leaves Colon.
Colon, By Cable. President-elect
William H. Taft and party left here
at G o'clock Sunday evening on board
the cruiser North Carolina for New
Orleans acompanied by the cruiser
Montana. Just previous to embark
ing Mr. Taft gave out the. folio wing :
"I am not prepared to make a
statement as to the results of the trip
to the isthmus, except to say that we
have found the work progressing in
a most satisfactory way ; the organi
zation better than ever before, the
esprit de corps excellent and the de
termination of all, even the humblest
laborer, directed to the building of
the canal I am sure that this has
impressed itself upon every one of the
board of visiting engineers as it has
"With reference to the type of the
canal and the continuance of the
present plans, the engineers promise
thafthey will be able to band me
their report by ti time we land at
Razor For Suicide.
Asheville, N. C, Special. Telling
wife that he was going downstairs to
shave, James M. Hyatt a prominent
bmiiifen man of this place, Sunday
morning shortly after Si o'clock pick
ed np his rasor and other shaving ma
terial, went down a$airs, locking the
doors end slashed bis throat with the
razor, dying toon after the act wal
discovered by Mrs. Hyatt. No cause
other than ill health can be assigned
for the rash act.
General News in Brief.
Charlottesville, Va., suffered from
a disaetrious fire on Friday, the 4th.
The loss is estimated at 250,000.
Subpoenas have been issued by
Judge Landis for a new trial of the
Standard Oil Co. Jud?e Landis ber
fore imposed a fineof $29,240,000 on
the company which succeeded in get
ting a new trial.
It is proposed at this late day to
gather the ashes of Major Pierre
Charles L' Enfant, the French engi
neeiv and bnrv them at Ail'ayrtonaud
to have a suitable monument in rec
ognition of his sen-ices to Gen. Wash
ington m planning the Capital City.
Kacon Has $40,000 Fire.
Macon, Ga., Social. Fire originat
ing in a cottage on Wilder street in
south Macon, Sunday morning at 11
o'clock, driven by a stiff wind rapid
ly spread to adjourning dwellings, re
uHing iii the complete, destruction of
twenty-six residences, the lots on
buildings and personal property
DOINGS OF THE LAWMAKERS
Doings of the State Legislature Con
densedInteresting Heme from
Day to Day.
In the House Mr. Coxe, of Anson,
introduced by consent out of order a
Dill to establish the Morven High
The following bills passed third
Resolution to pay the expenses of
the committee on Deaf and Dumb in
Amend charter of the Western
Carolina Power and Transportation
Incorporate Asheville & East Ten
nessee Raikoad, 60-mile branch of
the C. C. & 0. from Muntdale, in
Yancey county, to Asheville.
. The bill to amend Revisal 2634 so
penalties for unreasonably delayed
freight might be sued for by any par
ty damaged as well as the consignee
was, on motion of Mr. Coxe, of Wake,
re-referred to the judicial committee
No. 1, as several parties had notified
the committee, that they desired to be
heard. Mr. Gavin explained that the
present law allowed only tho con
singnee to sue for the penalty.
The usual routine of business i:
voived acts of merely local interes
In the Seftate Wednesday not with
out a long debate the Senate passed
finally the Emple game bill, prohibit
ing v,0 c.i. e
pheMants m North Carolina for two
yearSj with mmea&msat by Senator
Peele limiting the killing by a hun
ter to fifteen birds, on a single day.
The Senate passed the State drain
age bill for reclaiming swamp and
overflowed lands. No oppositon was
There was some discussion of Sena
tor Gay's bill to punish public drunk
enness in the State, but it was not
deemed necessary in view of the pro
hibition law and was voted down.
Senator Pharr and Representative
Cox, of Wake, both introduced bills
looking to an adequate forestry bu-
Lreau for the State, with several as-
sistant foxestoUftvel over, the
otate ana iook out ior necessary
things to be done to preserve and
pepetuate the forests. An appropria
tion of five thousand dollars is asked.
A new bill by Mr. Dowd in the
House restores to heads of State in
stitutions the nominating power, in
selecting employes taken from them
two years ago and prevents the em
ployment of relatives of superinten
dents or directors.
A reformatory and amnnal train
ing school for negro criminal youth
it embraced in a bill introduced by
Mr. Murphy, of Guilford. Many
colored citiens have contributed sums
for the purpose, one woman having
given eight hundred dollars. The
object of the bill is simply to incor
porate the school so that contribu
tions may be properly received and
Senator Doughton by request sent
forward, out of order, a bill to create
the new County of Avery out of por
tions of Mitchell and Watauga.
After an animated, lengthy hear
ing the House committee on manu
factures and labor voted to report
unfavorably the Hinsdale bill.
The feature of Thursday was Gov
ernor Kitchin'a message transmitting
Superintendent Mann's letter as to
the finances of the State prison, and
recommending that some $68,000 be
paid back to the penitentiary from
the prison funds in the hands of the
State Treasury, being the money
turned over for the liquidation of the
prison bonds, and that the t Sate pro
vide other means for set tiling the
bond issue. The oscssrge was plac
ed in the hands of the committees
of Senate and House on penal insti
tutions? In the Senate matters of general
interest were in part:
Render secure from damage by
fires such woodlands as are above
the 2,000 feet contour line in North
Carolina by authorising the Govern
orHo appoint fire wardens to be paid
by the landowners.
House bill to amend the Revisal as
Uo. the time for advertising or pub
lishing notices m eases of caveat
making this fdor instead of six
Amend the law as to standard
keepers, inserting a new section in
Amend the Revisal by allowing
sheriffs ices of $25 for illicit distil
leries seized, this fee to be payable to
other police officers seizing distiller-
Incorporate the John Charles Me-I
tfill Manorial Society.
House bill to fix liability of Imnfcs
to depositors for paying raised or
forged checks (six months limita
tion.) ,The following , are among the new
bills introduced in the House:
Orant: Amend 806v Revisal, as to
issuing of injpnotiqns by preventing
in&nfttion storjoing a sale under
fill mmw . c
th. Corrects apparent error in
nt law and makes violation as
emeanor instead of punishable by
fine of $1.
Weaver: Authorize appointment
of women as notaries public. Mr.
Weaver suggested, in order that his
bill might be sure of a favorable le-
port, that it be referred to a special
committee composed of the geutle-
men worn Caldwell. Mr. Harshaw;
the gentleman from Caswell, Mr.
Henderson, and the gentleman from
Mfer, Mr. Haymore.
Linney: Except brandy from the
operation of the prohibition law. Al
lows citizens of Alexander county to
sell brandy made from fruit grown
on their own land.
The following bills were among
these passed on third reading:
Incorporate Asheville & East Ten
nessee Railroad Company.
For relief of v, Mrs. Emma Alice
Howard, widow of ex-Sheriff Eugene
K. Howard, of Granville, allowing
her to collect back taxes.
In the Senate on Friday certah
bills and resolutions were introducer
Manning: Petition from 'certain
Confederate soldiers for increased
Long, of Person: Amend Chap.
Public Laws of 1907, relative to
rking prisoners on the roads at
their own request.
West: Petition from citizens of
Macon county with request for Con
New bills introduced out of order
were as follows:
Barringer: AHo cleaning estab
lishments a lien on articles cleaned
until the bill for the work is paid.
Dawes: Return to the State peni
tentiary $68,356.70 from the State
Treasury, this being desired for use
in maintanance of the prison. The
bill had been prepared by the joint
committee on penal institution' and
Senator Dawes asked its ian diatc
passage. This was done an' the bill
was sent to the House for action
Elliott: Incorporate the Denver &
Lmcolnton Railroad Company
! ,y: Ameild 2Sa6. Revisal, reia-
tive to work on the Sabbath.
Barringer: Provide for the main
tenance and support of the A. & M.
College fo rthe colored race.
In the House there was a flood of
bills among which are the following:
Hanes: Allow defendants in civil
actions on appeal to make the same
plea or defense in the Superior Court
as they would have been entitled to
had they been present at the former
Weaver: Authorize the creation
of railroad companies for the trans
portation of certain classes of freight
by relieving them of the obligations
of common carriers.
Fey: Relief of Pender .county flood
The following bills passed third
Permit Seaboard Air Line Railway
to condemn part of Brunswick street
in Wilmington for terminal purposes.
Senate bill to render secure from
fire forests lying 2,000 and more feet
above sea level.
Senate bill, directing State Treas
urer to return to the State prison a
sufficient sum from its earnings for
1908 to support it for 109.
Provide for compensation of judges
holding special terms of court, at rate
of $100 a week;
Amend slot machine act of 1907 so
as to exempt from tax those dispen
sing drinking water only.
In the the Senate Saturday among
the number of bills of local interest
Was one by Mr. Holden to expedite
the trial of causes both civil and
criminal, and relative to challenges.
At the request of Chairman Dough
ton, of the committee of agriculure,
I the bill to regulate the registration of-
stock and poultry feed was re-referred
to that committee in order that
there may be a further hearing as to
its provisions February 15th.
The substitute for the Berham and
Starbuck bilk to equalize peremptory
challenges in the trial of capital cases
and abolish the praetice of the State
in standing aside jurors to the end of
the panel, providing that the State
have twelve and the defendant eigh
teen challenges, pawed its third read
ing. House bill to allow the board of
agriculture to sell test farms and give
Amend Revisal relating to fees of
corners so as to allow fees of $3 in
case no foul play is found and a jury
The bill to provide better protec
tion for the employes of railroads do
ing interstate business and assuring
;them the rights of personal property
exemption came up with favorable re
port from the committee. It was
Senator- Bassett's bill. Senator Fry
spoke in opposition to the bill and
Senators Bassett and Barringer for it.
The bill passed final reading.
A resolution by Senator Lee rela
tive to the death of Representative
Haves providing that when the Sen-
fcsar adioorn for the dav it do so in
In the House Mr. Harshaw offered
a resolution in memory of Thomas N.
Hayes, member from Wilkes, news of
whose death had reached the House.
The resolution expressed the grief and
sympathy ofth House of Representa
tives; a provision that it be spread
upon the journal, and that the House
adjourn at 12 o'clock in his memory.
Adopted at once unanimously..
On motion the Speaker appointed
Mr. Caudill. the colleague of the de
ceased member, and Messrs. Crump
ler, Carver, Buck and Tomlin a spec
ial commitee to represent the House
at the funeral at Purlear, in Wilkes
county, the home of the Representa
tive whose vacant seat is now draped
in mourning and garlanded with a
wreath. A joint resolution offered by
Mr. Morton was adopted unanimously,
to the effect that the State pay the
The following new bills offered :
Taylor: Amend Revisal 370, rela
tive to bringing new actions after
Foy : Joint resolution to pay expen
ses of sub-committee visiting insane
Connor: Repeal Revisal 4792 and
require assessment insurance compan
ies doing business in North Carolina
.to make deposit with the State Treas
Perry: For greater protection and
comfort of the traveling public.
(Substitute for similar bill which was
mislaid). Provides for screens to
windows of hotels and boarding
houses and railroad cars. x
Livingston: Reauire attendance on
public schools in Tryon white graded J
school district, Polk county.
Gordon: Amend Revisal relating
to public health. (Enlarges powers
of State board of health and increas
es appropriation from $2,000 to $30.
000, putting secretary in the field,
providing for assistants and activ
Tho Rice Supply Estimated.
Houston, Tex., Special. A. E
Gioves, secretary of the Texas-Lonisi
ana Farmers' Association, has given
out an estimate of the rice now held
1Hvfaimers and by mills. According
to his figures there are. 800,000 sacks
o clean and rough rice in Louisiana
and 917,000 in Texas, of which latter
510,000 is rough. Mr. Groves esti
irates that 300,000 sacks will be need
ed for seed, leaving a . total aavilable
supply of 1,417,500 sacks.
Bryan Denies the Story.
Jacksonville, Fla., Special. Wil
liam Jennings Bryan reached Jackson
ville at 7 o'clock Sunday morning
from Deland and emphatically denies
the story sent out regarding the
alleged automobile accident pear Tar
pon Springs, in which it. was said that
he was badly injured and under treat
ment in a Tampa hotel.
When the King of Italy reached the
earthquake-ravaged region the usual
courtier said to him: "Your Majes
ty's presence will console the strick- I
en people." "Don't talk nonsense,"
replied the King, who has not only
a crown but common sense.
I BEIjOW any other
kind of terms.
locoes illustrating and
bicycles, old patterns and
rnivso and wonderful new offers made
direct to rider with no middlemen's profits.
SHIr On APPROVAL without a cent
allow lO Dvs Free Trial
to make money to suitable
m (CASH WITH OltDER $4.S6)
NO MORE TROUBLE FROM PUNCTURES.
Result of is years experience in tire
Ling. No danger from 1 HUhn
S. PINS. NAILS. TACKS or
ions punctures, like intentional knife
be vulcanized like any other tire.
Two Hundred Thousand pairs now in actoal
peU r$ sokl Ha$ yHtf
Made im all sizes. It is
pedal quality of rubber, which
allowing the air to
Well eat hundreds of
x fixes have oolv been
a ponce or
ricon the tread. That"
roads is overcome by the patent
the tire and
at OVB. expense if for any
We are perfectly rename
tev sent to us
i ill r Express or
these tires, yon will
or the Editor
Beer wan any urc
that when von want a
DO MOT WAIT bicycle or apar
HoW bier Back
aadrhaheywnl ride easier, rua fartej wear better, hstjooger esSTfook
WHAT WOMEN FORGET.
Women sometimes forget
That there are two sides to every
That the "Schol for Scandal" Is
not a recognized educational instru
ment which Hts her for the "School
That there are two essentials to
her success-r-tact and charm of man
ner. That nerves axe not conducive to
a Vere de Vere manner.
That child ren are just as suscepti
ble to "mothering" as dogs.
That the reason they are les3 con
tented than men is that women mag
nify their troubles and men pass ovr
the small thin?s they are content to
"let the little world pais by."
That the-hope of every woman lie
in one of two directionsto make or
take a name for herself.
That her personality, her little airs
and graces, her faults and foibles are
all Instrumental in shaping the man
ners of men. and that she has only
herself to blame or praise for their
attitude toward her.
That it is good for her to cU
eyes to all externals at least once
every day and soar, quite away Into
oblivion then to come back and be
happy for the reit of the hours.
General Items Condensed.
The very latest savs a man
been dug out of the ruius of Messina
conscious and with chances of life
after being shut up there 33 da-s.
The town of Yehama (says a Chi
cago dispatch of the 4th) is 15 feet
deep in water.
Pittsburg, Pa., has been tne vi-mra
of many negro depredations and to
suppress it many of them have bees
arresieu. xms nas uiuum lum. mo
toric city almost face to Jface with a
SMALL FLOCK BETTER.
One of the reasons why a smalJ
took of hens does better than a large
one Is because table scraps form a
large part of the small nock's rations,
and they are an evenly-balanced TV
lnn. yarmoraf Hr-wo Irmrnnl.
M M ..
re a necessity f
The farther VOU are remowrfw
from town to railroad station, thel
more the telephone will save in
time and horse flesh. No man hast
a right t compel one of the famil v
to lie in agony for hours while he
artves to town lor the doctor. Tel
ephone and save half the suffering
Our Free Book tells how to or-1
ganize, build and operate tele-l
pnone lines ana systems.
instruments sold on thirty days'
mat 10 responsible parties.
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