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Seldom is a smooth tongue withou
a sting behind. Irish.
Politeness is the essence of refined
Better a master be feared than de-
A good and faithful judge prefers
the honest to the expedient. Horace.
If your blood is out of
order, you run a risk of
taking a germ disease.
Pneumonia and Typhoid
Fever are germ diseases.
"Rheumacide" is an ac
tive blood purifier. It
cleanses the blood of all
impurities. It gives tone
to the entire body.
Rure blood prevents
germs from taking hold
of the vital organs and ex
pels them from the system.
'Rheumacide' is put up
in tablet and liquid form,
and is sold by druggists
at 25c, 50c, and $1 per
bottle. Liniment, 25c.
Hole in Fence, Girl Gone.
A good joke is told on one of our
over-the-river neighbors, who several
years ago had a family of good look
ing daughters, who were smart and
good workers. Thy, of course, grew
up and the boys, as is natural, took a
fancy for them and wanted to marry
them, but the old gentleman for
some reason (perhaps best known to
himself) objected and used every
precaution to prevent any of them
from marrying, and especialy one
young fellow, who was distasteful to
the old man. As time passed on this
young fellow and his girl went on
"with their courting unbeknowing to
old man. He had the house
surrounded with a strong paling fence
and there was no means of ingress or
agress, except through the gate,
which he kept pretty well guarded
both night and day. They knew they
would have, to run away if they got
married. So one mourning he awoke
to find a hole in an unguarded part
of the fence and his girl was gone
gone to get married against his will
or wish. He was at his wit's, end.
None of the family claimed any
knowledge of the elopement, but the
old man thought differently. Turn
ing to his other girls, whom he sus
pected would soon follow suit, he
said: "If you want to go, go now
while the way is open." Gaff ney
(S. C.) Ledger. So. 9-'09.
Palatable, Economical, Nourishing.
A Nebr. woman has outlined the
prize food in a few words, and that
from personal experience. She writes:
"After our long experience with
Grape-Nuts, I cannot say enough in
its favor. We have used this food al
most continually for seven years.
"We sometimes tried other adver
tised breakfast foods, but we invaria
bly returned to Grape-Nuts as the
most palatable, economical and nour
ishing of all.
"When I quit tea. and coffee and
gan to use Postuin and Grape-Nuts,
1 was a nervous wreck. I was so ir
"table I could not sleep nights, had
o interest in life.
tw using Graro-Nuts a short
ai?i?Tn to imPrve and all these
am a ? disalPeared, and now I
Save Wnman- two children
luey at threo times a
severe eIege o, whX ,
Welly lie " ,n ?ead' "Ttte Road to
' '"rtes. "There's a Rea-
Vcr rn-irl fi ,
appear, fwT V lettei"7 A ncw
t iES fpo time to time. Th,v
fateiest. ' rnc and nll of human
matters of mm news
Items of Interest Gathered By
Wire and Cable
GLEANINGS FROM DAY TO DAY
Live Items Covering Events of More
or Less Interest at Home and
The Hotel Clarendon, at Seabreeze,
ane of the largest resort hotels on
the East coast of Florida, together
with ten cottages adjoining the house,
was totally destroyed by fire Mon
day morning, the 250 guests, who
were asleep at the time, being saved
without injury, and many being able
to gather up most of their belongings.
R. L. Pattern, a veteran of the civil
war and a survivor of the Cusjer
forces which were massacreed by In
iians at Big Horn, died of paralysis
at Mount Airy, N. C, last Week at
the age of 78.
Capt. Henry McCrea of the Geor
gia, and Capt. Greenlief A. Herriam
of the Missouri, had to quit their
commands before the fleet left tbs
Pacific coast and died soon after.
They were thus deprived of what
all the others of the fleet are justly
It is said that it would be difficut
for the men of our great fleet to de
cide at which- port visited the people
trie"d hardest to show . tbem respect
and make them welcome.
Anrelius Christian, a negro, as
saulted and brutally murdered Miss
Mary Dobbs of Botetourt county, Va.;
Thursday and was sentenced in reg
ular court Fiiday to die in the electric
chair on March 22.
Rear Admiral James G. Green, U.
S. A., retired, died at Edenton, N. C,
J. L. Fox killed his former friend.
Stephen Watson, at Wadesboro
Thursday night. They had been the
best of friends but were drinking.
The American side of Niagara
Falls was blocked with ice, making
almost a complete dam about Mon
day, when in the South the weather
was balmy almost like May. Once
in the history of the Falls the river
was completely dammed with ice and
the water did not flow over the Falls.
The Anti-Saloon League of Ken
tucky will ask the Governor to call
the Legislature together in extra
session to give the State a State-wide
A man calling himself John Simp
son, was caught in the act of trying
to break open a safe at Curtain Bay,
Fla., Sunday, who admits being the
pal of Charles Salas, who was killed
at Laurens, S. C, last week, after
killing a policeman.
Miss Lina Sykes, of Elizabeth City,
N. C, died Saturday of burns from
her clothing on Friday.
Mrs. Elida Burkhead of Concord,
N. C, committeed suicide Friday by
saturating her clothes with kerosene
oil and setting a match.
Gray Coleman, a negro, near Wil
son, N. C, butchered a hog this sea
son that more than pulled down an
800 pound scale. The exact weight
was not given.
The cornerstone of a Confederate
monument was laid in the Court
House square at Lancaster, S. C, on
Monday. It was laid with Masonic
John R. B. Carraway, teller in the
National Bank of New1 Bern, was
arrested on Wednesday on) a charge
of defalcation by means of false en
tries. The bank is secure.
H. Clay Pierce, president of the
Waters-Pierce Oil Company, of Mis
souri, announces that the company
will comply with the terms laid down
by the court in that it will pay the
fine of $50,000 and sever all con
nection with the Standard Oil Com
Washington NeSrs Notes.
It is semi-offlcially given out that,
having been inaugurated as president,
Mr. Taft will call Congress in extra
session to meet March the loth.
The grand jury has found a true
bill aeainst Joseph Pulitzer and
Cftlfib M. Van Horn of the New
York World and Delovan Smith and
Charles R. Williams of the Indiana
polis News, for criminal libel in the
Panama scandal case.
In a forecast i of President-elect
Taft's inaugural address it is said
that he will give prominence to the
Negro question and will declare a
policy unfavorable to appointing Ne
groes to offices where it is distasteful
and irritating to the white people.
Sixty-seven persons were lost when
the Penguin sank last week near New
An earthquake shock occurred in
Mesina and Reggio last Saturday
evening that threw down some of the
remaining tottering walls. No fatal
DOINGS OF THE LAWMAKERS
Doings of the State Legislature Con
densed Interesting Items from
Day to Day.
In the Senate Monday the follow
ing new bills were introduced:
Barringer : Provide for the pun
ishment of safe-crackers.
Wray : Require the board of edu- i
cation to furnish text-books for in
digent public school children.
Barringer: Relating to the com
pensation of solicitors.
Dockery: Resolution revising the
payment of the expenses of the joint
committee on the deaf and dumb in
visiting the State School at Morgan
ton. Authorize three millions State
bonds for refunding the State bonds
calling due in 1910.
Senate resolution to pay the ex
penses of the sub-committee in visit
ing the State School for the Deaf and
The following passed final reading:
The substitute bill for amending
Sec. 3057, Revisal, imposing a tax of
fq4 on mineral water companies do
ing business in this State with a grad
uated scale of taxes.
Scott (by request) : Regulate inili-
In the House on Monday new bills
were as follows:
Morton: Relative to the sale of
non-intoxicating beverages, allowing
the sale of those having not more
than 2 per cent alcohol.
Barnes, of Hertford: Enlarge ana
remodel the State house and issue
bonds in the sum of $500,000 to pay
Hagenian: Provide for the main
tenance and enlargement of Appala
chian Training School.
Linney: Require the State board
of education to furnish necessary
books to indigent children.
Graham : Establish State drug
commission and prevent the sale of
Kconce: Increase the annaul ap
propriation for Confederate pensions
from $400,000 to $500,000.
A number passed final reading, he-A
ing of local or private interest.
One of the most interesting fea
tures of the Senate Tuesday was a
preamble and resolution by Senator
Barringer looking to the removal of
the State capital from Raleigh to
Senators, as a rule, seemed to take
the proposition anything but serious
ly, and there were amendments from
Senators from various quarters of
the State to' have their respective
towns designated as the seat of the
State government. Senator Dockery
wanted Rockingham; Means, Con
cord; Fry, Asheville; Kluttz, Salis
bury; Bassett, Rocky Mount, and
there were others.
The following new bills were offer
ed: Doughton: Amend the Revisal re
lating to weights and measures.
Blow: Provide special tax for
maintenance of four months' school
in every school district in the State.
On motion of Senator Ormond the
vote by which the bill for the bet
terment of rural free delivery ser
vice had passed earlier in the day
The bill by Senator Kluttz to pro
vide fire escapes and protect human
life came up as special order and
passed its final reading after a num
ber of minor amendments.
The following bills were introduc
ed out of order:
Means: Prohibit the sale of liquors
in Cabarrus county except in medical
Long, of Person: Amend 4789, Re
visal, in regard to securities deposit
ed with the Insurance Commissioner
In the House Mr. Morton of New
Hanover raised a sensation under the
oersonal nrivileee rule. A number
of bills consumed the day.
i The House was in session three
hour Tuesdav night, and after pass
ing a great number of roll-call bills
on second reading and on final read
ing, many important local and pri
vate bills, adjourned to 10:30 Wed
Representative Taylor's joint reso
lution is one of far-reaching import,
calling on Congress to make suitable
appropriation for deepening the Wil
mington and Sbuthport channels, and
constructing the necessary canals
across Florida for a short route to
the Gulf of Mexico and the Panama i
canal in carrying out the scheme of
the transcontinental railway for a
port of entry south of Hatteras, and
esepcially with the idea of meeting
the great commercial opportunities
of the South to be afforded by the
opening of the Panama canal.
A goodly number of bills passed
final reading being of private or local
nature in the Senate Wednesday.
f The following are of more general in
House resolution calling upon Con
erress to orovide pensions for persons
I discharged from life-saving erviee by
reason of injuries sustained in such
l Amend Sec. 1708, Revisal, so as to
allow publication in a newspaper in
any adjoining county instead o in
the nearest newspaper.
Authorize the commissioners to
employ an auditor to audit and ex
amine the books of the county officers
whenever it may be deemed neces
sary. Authorize registers of deeds in the
several counties to appoint deputies
whose acts as such shall be valid and
the register responsible.
The following are among the new
Elliott: Joint resolution that the
Assembly adjourn sine die between
10 and 3 o'clock March 3d. Placed
upon the calendar.
Clark : Provide for two bank ex
aminers instead of one.
Dockery : Appropriate $1,000 for
household furniture at the Governor's
It was a busy day running into a
night session 'with the House, but
nothing of wide or general intent
seemed to have been actd upon.
In the Senate Thursday the follow
ing are among the bills introduced:
tarbuck: ; Incorporate Yadkin
River Railway Company.
Elliott: Placing all ex-Confederate
soldiers on the pension list.
Pharr: Amend 3,890, Revstel, re
lative to building and loan associa
Kluttz: Authorize directors of the
Soldiers' Home to furnish uniforms
or suits of grav for the inmates.
Ihe iollowing. bills passed final
reading: , vL
H. B. to alnend Revisal relative to
Authorize boards of education to
purchase Ashe's " History of North
In the House the following new
bills were introduced :
Cox, of Wake: Equalize tax as
sessment in he State.
Cox, of Wake : Erect suitable pub
Ire buildings in Raleigh for the State
Carries $750,000 bonds for an office
buildings to take the place of the
present Agricultural and Supreme
Julian (by request) : Appropriate
$590 toward, suitably marking the
birthplace of Andrew Jackson.
Morgan (bv request); Adopt as a
State song "Carolina," by Miss
Bettie Freshwater Poole.
Hagemoni; Aid Watauga Railway
Companv to ! construct a road from
some point on the Caldwell & North
em Railroad to Boone, in Watauga
Thursday Jin the legislative realm
was given interest by action upou
two important measures. Senator
Barringer 's Jbill forbidding the mile
age ticket practice failed in the Sen
ate by Lieutenant Governor New
land's vote, and the Senate judiciary
committee voted 9 to 8 for a favor
able report on an anti-trust measure
which follows the lines of the Man
ning substitute. It is termed a film
down of the? the original bill.
The following are among the bills
that passed final reading in the Sen
Relating to the sale of merchandise
in bulk. i
Relative to salaries of bank exami
ners, making the salaries of each of
the two $2,400. .
H. B. to facilitate the release of
mortgages and deeds of trust.
Amend Revisal as to escapes.
Prevent ftaud upon merchants and
traders. - j
Amend th charter of the Farmers'
Mutual Firei Insurance Association of
New bills I qf' general interest were
as follows: '
Pharr : Providing for the mainten
ance of the: North Carolina room in
the Confederate Mansion, Richmond.
In the Huse the following passed
The following are among the new
McDonald, of Moore : Allow coun
ties, cities and townships to purchase
first mortgage bonds of railroad com
panies organized under the laws of
Cox, of Wake: Establish a State
conservation commission to protect
forests and; water-powers.
Connor: fRelieve holders of mile
age books knd promote convenience
of the traveling public.
Campbell Pension all old soldiers
in North Carolina.
Green: for the relief of Confed
Graham : Increase the pensions of
old soldiers! who lost both eyes, both
arms, both Uegs or one arm, one leg
or on eye.
Newbills introduced in the Senate
Saturday wbre in part as follows:
Doughton: Amend the Revisal as
to the dutiejs and power of notaries.
Peele: Amend the charter of the
Salisbury-linyetteville Coast Line
Kluttz: Forbid the sale of certain
narcotic drinks to habitaues and re
peal a clause of Chapter 77, Acts of
Elliott : Provide the Australian ?
ballot for elections in North Carolina.
A bill of general interest that pass
ed final reading was to compel
express companies to make prompt
settlements of C. O. D. shipments. (A
Merchants' Association bill).
There was a large number of bills
being ratified by President Pro Tem.
Kluttz when Senator Nimocks rose to
a question of parliamentary inquiry
as to the power of the President Pro
Tem. to ratify bills. He was in
formed that this matter had been
carefully investigated and that it was
found that there was ample law for
the President Pro Tem. to perform
all the functions of the President in
the absence of that official, including
the ratification of bills.
The Solicitor's salary bill by Sena
tors Ormond and Blow, reported fav
orably during the morning hour with
a salary of $2,500 specified, was made
a special order for next Thursday on
motion of Senator Ormond.
In the House Saturday as in the
Senate much business was done but
largely of local interest. The follow
ing are part of fJhe new bills intro
duced: Gordon: Issue bonds to carry out
act of 1907 relative to the care of the
insane, the amount carried being
Gordon: Prevent advertising for
sale and the sale of articles to pre
Koonce : Authorize commissioners
of any county where an evperiment
farm or other station has been estab
lished or is about to be established
to aid the Department of Agriculture
-v donating land or otherwise.
Dailv: Amend Chapter 349, Laws
of 1903. relating to giving and filling
Braswell: Prevent the indiscrimi
nate manufacture and sale of dupli
cate switchlock keys.
Weaver; Allow foreign executors
in certain cases to convey land de
vised to then without first giving
boM in this State.
Barnes, of Johnston: Amend 1506.
Revisal, relative to the trial of crimi
Doughton : Amend Chapter 839.
Law; of 1907, relative to the salary
of tbe corporation clerk.
Bolton : Regulate the distribution
of samples of patent and proprietary
medicines from bouse to house.
Turlington: Allow the Attorney
General a law clerk.
Turlington (bv request) Charter
the Sfatesville Air Line Company.
Mr. Underwood called ur the com
mittee substitute for his bill to pro
vide for the electrocution at the State
prison of all felons sentenced to the
death penalty, abolishing hanging in
Mr. Perry, of Bladen, sent forward
an amendment to substitute life im
prisonment at hard labor for electro
cution. Mr. Doughton was sustained
on a point of order that the amend
ment was not germane.
A committee amendment was tack
ed to the bill prohibiting'newspapers
from printing anything concerning an
electrocution save tbe bare fact of the
execution, but thi6 was withdrawn on
the suggestion of Messrs. Doughton,
Rtnbbs pnd Haves that it would be
impossible to attach any oenaltv to
its v'rl-tion ad Vrpfce th" nrovis
ion conld not be enforpd. as the con
stitution freedom of the press eould
pot Vo infprforPfT with.
I BELOW any other
m DO NOT
or on any kind of terms,
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WSOM must rating anu
5icycles, old patterns and
PRICES and wonderful
direct vj naer wim no mraa lemen s pron is. i
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allow 10 Day Free Trial and make other liberal terms which no other
house in the world will do.
noie iniormauon ay siiupiy writing us a postal.
We need a Rldo Agent in every town and can offer an opportunity
to make money to suitable young men who apply at once.
$8.50 per pair.
Wo Will Sell
You a Sample
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OUT THE AIR
s (cash with order $4.aa)
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Result of 15 years experience in tire
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Serious punctures, like intentional knife
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Two Hundred Thousand pairs now in actual
Seventy-five Thousand pairs sold hat year.
DESCRIPTION t Made in all sizes. It is lively and easy riding, very durable and lined .uw
with a special quality of rubber, -which never becomes porous and which closes up small punctur
without snowing the air to escape. We have hundreds of letters from satisfied customers statin,
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an ordinary tire, the puncture resisting qualities being given by several layers of thin, specially
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squeezed oux uciwcou iuc mcuu mua uciwiuiug Mil sucxion. i fie regular price ox
tires is 8. 50 per pair, uui for advertising purposes we are making a special factory price to
of only I4.80 per pair. All orders shipped same day letter is received. We ship C.O.D. on ano
ily I4.80 per pair
ilaeout of s Per cent (thereby main tie the orice 84.55 ner naiH if von send
FULL CASH WITH ORDER and enclose
plated brass hand pump and two Sampson metal puncture closers on full paid orders (these metal
puncture closers to be used in ease of intentional knife cuts or heavy gashes). Tires to be returned
at OUR expense if for any reason they are not satisfactory on examination.
We are perfectly reliable and money sent to us is as safe as in a bank. Ask your Postmaster,
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these tires, yon will find that they will ride easier, run faster, wear better; last longer and look
finer than any tire you have ever used or seen at any price. Fe know that you will be so well pleased
that when you want a bicycle yon will give aa 7our order. We want yon to send us a small trial
order at once, hence this remarkable tire offer.
fA irm DDfiArC AuUt-up-wheels, saddles, pedals, pa.tS and repairs, and
UUAfSf I stSOfAflatO everything in the bicycle line are sold by us at half the usua?
prices charged by dealers aud repair men. Write for oue-big SUNDRY catalosrae.
wg mirkT USfr wt write us a postal today. DO NOT THINK. OF BUYING a
UU If t WW Ml bicycle or a pa.-of tire9f rom anyone until youiknov jthe trew-and
wonderful offers we are making. It only costs a
The bill was passed on its reading
with neither discussion nor division.
Mr. Haymore wanted to protest, bat
he got to his feet too late. The act
goes into effect from its ratification
but will not apply to any case pend
ing at date of ratification.
Many private roll-call bills w
passed on second reading. .
TH!5 BEAUTIFUL FIGURE.
Nature intended every woman t
have a beautiful figure, it is th
chest, when It Is in control of ta
abdominal and waist muscles, tv
carriage of the shoulders and the?
poise cf the head that give a womTm
the power of personality. An erect
carriage is the first quality to .be.
sought and acquired. The body
must be held erect without stiffness,
the abdomen drawn in, the dhin pro-
vented from protruding and the cheat
kept high. An inevitable result of
the proper development of the chest
is the burying of the shoulder blades,
the prominence of which will spoil
A woman who is well groomed can
not afford to be careless of her ap
pearance. She must dress so as to
bring out her good points. To do
this takes time. At least half an
hour is required for dres?ine in order
that she-- may present that
perfectly prepared appearance
which is the indescribable charm of
tbe well-groomed woman. Particular
attention must be paid to the finish
ing touches. Each hook and button
must be perfectly adjusted; her hair
must be as neat as possible, wih no
straggling, ill-kempt locks flyfnff
about, and her hands must dsfy critfr-,
cism. Pittsburg Dispatch.
Once the people of our cities thor
oughly understand, claims the Balli
more'News, that consumption cannot
live In fresh air, that its deadliest
enemies are sunlight and cleanliness;
that no person is immune to the dis
ease, but that nobody need succumb
to it when this knowledge is driven
home by health officers, city authori
ties and slum workers, the good re
sults that will follow should prove oT
Are a Necessity
in the Country
The farther you are removed
from town to railroad station, the
more the telephone will save in
time and horse flesh. No man has
a right to compel one of the familv
to he in agony for hours while he
drives to town for the doctor. Tel
ephone and save half the suffering-.
Our Free Book tells how to or
ganize, build and operate tele-J
phone nes and systems.
Instruments sold on thirty davs
trial to responsible parties.
THE CADIZ ELECTRIC CO.,
201 CCC Building, Cadiz, Ohio.
ILL IT WILL COST TOO
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