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STATE FAIR OCT. 20-25
,The Fifty-eighth Annual North
Carolina State Fair and Peace Jubilee
will be held at Raleigh, Cctober 20 to
October 25 this year, announces Secre
tary Joseph E. Pogue. There was no
state , fair last year, the State Fair
Association having given up its fair
grounds to the government for an army
tank camp. The government has re
cently released the grounds.
FOR ALDERMAN 2ND. WARD
I hereby announce my candidacy for
Alderman for the Second "Ward. Tour
vote and support will he appreciated.
pA18-2t CALEB WALKER.
THE WIND'S POWER.
"I am the king and the leaves are
my subjects," said the wind.
"We know it," said the leaves.
"You're the same with us as you
are with them " said ' the leaves of
the autumn before.
"And why shouldn't I be?" asked
the wind. "You're my subjects, too."
"But, Wind," said the leaves of the
autumn before, "you used to blow us
about so much then that we should
think now you would only bother
about the new, young leaves."
"No," said the wind, "I bother about
you just as much as I do about them.
And you really all like to have me for
a king, don't you? You all like to
k have me blow you about, for you have
such fun scampering, playing, rustling,
laughing, don't you, leaves?"
"We do, indeed," said the leaves,
"but we must admit, Mr. Wind, that
you make us go where you please, and
just as you please."
"Of course I do," said the wind,
"for I am your king, as I said before.
I think it's such fun to make you
The Sun Shone While the Wind Blew.
go in the direction I want you to go
in. I have a good time doing it and
you really don't mind, do you? None
of you mind what the old king does,
eh? For I'm a jolly, playful old king,
"You are indeed," said the leaves.
"We really are anxious for a little
exercise," said the leaves of the au
tumn before. For many of, them were
still around; they had been sleeping
under the snow, and they were still
staying for awhile.
"That's good," said the wind. "You'll
have your "exercise."
"And we'd like to wave and blow
and race and run," said some grass
which had been growing very fast in
the warm spring days.
"That's good," said the wind. "That's
very good, indeed."
"We have heard that when you whis
tle and blow through us," said the
grass, "that it looks just as though we
were blowing away and going on and
on and on."
"That's the way you'd like me to
b7ow now?" asked the wind.
"Yes, so it would look as though we
were running races, too."
"And we want you to blow," said
the young leaves. "We have heard
some jolly jokes, and we are longing to
shake with laughter. We need your
help, King Wind."
"I see that my subjects want a good
storm," said the wind,
"Not a rainstorm, though," said all
"All right," said the wind. "You
must make all your requests and tell
me all your wishes before I get start
ed, as once I get started I can't stop
and ask what ' anyone wants. I am
powerful and I ami your king and you
go the, way I blow you after I get
started) but before I do get started I
like tofknow what my subjects want
That's fair, .Isn't it?"
And the wind's subjects said:
"It is very fair."
So they told the wind just what
sort of a storm they wanted, a good
windstorm. And they asked Mr. Sun
to stay and watch them while they
So the sun shone while the wind
blew and the grasses ran races and
seemed to run on and on and on, so
fast and hard did they blow.
And the leaves blew this way and
that, and did just as the wind said,
while the wind sang:
"When all la still
I ask them their will.
But this is the hour
When I show my power.
For once I start blowing,
I keen them all going.
My way. King Wind's way!"
Habit Was Fixed.
Sonny had been unusually bad one
day and had been repeatedly sent to
bed as punishment. Finally he was
told to go upstairs and wash his
hands, as supper was ready. He was
gone a long time. Mother called him.
Be ,came down looking sheepish.
When asked why he had stayed so
long, he said: "I've been sent to bed
so many time today that I forgot and
went to bed again."
Symptom of His "Attacks."
Mrs. Smith Then you and young
Mr. Sharp are not on speaking terms
Mrs. Howard No, indeed ! The last
time I met him I told him my husband
had locomotive attacksia, and the
youcr; hippersnapper had the impu-.
dene to ask if he whistled at cross
Natural gas is probably formed in
the earth by a process of natural dis
tillation from the animal
table remains of past geological
epochs, and is nearly the same prod
uct as is distilled from coal in the
retorts of gas factories, only, instead
Of the heat of fires, the internal heat
Of the earth, aided perhaps by chem
ical decomposition, has caused Its for
mation on a magnificent scale.
he ir wrest wat
hen the all wise Creator spoke into ex-
istence the universe, He there and then de
termined the essentiality of water, cover
ing three-fourths, according to geograph
ers, of the earth's surface with that -substance
and in some places to a depth of sev
eral miles. Nothing can live without it,
neither man, nor beast, nor any living thing
nor eyen the earth itself. Even man him
self is nothing more than a living, breath
ing bottle of water. Of his very substance
water is the chief component, comprising
practically two-thirds of his weight. Scien
tists tell us that a man weighing 154 pounds
contains 100 pounds of water, about 12
gallons-enough, if rightly arranged, to
The Creator did not only furnish us with
all this water that we might have it in abun
dance but made wise provisions to keep it
pure and wholesome. We call these pro
visions "The laws of nature." The method
nature pursues is distillation. But nature's
process of distillation is somewhat differ
ent from that commonly employed by
man. Man in his eagerness to produce
quantity in distillation, and with an abso
lute fear of losing something by the pro
cess, did not follow nature in all her wind
. ings, but considered it not only ample, but
also an improvement on nature's process,
to follow the bent of his own discoveries.
Therefore, he pursued, nature's plans in
two instances only vaporization and con
densation. Nature vaporizes in the open
and condenses in the open; man vaporizes
in closed space and condenses likewise. By
nature's process all the solids and impuri
ties are left behind and the gasses (C02
and empireumatic) are permitted to es
cape. The vapors rise, take in oxygen from .
the air, form into clouds, eventually strike
a cold stratum of air, condense and form
into drops of water, returning again to the
earth commonly as rain. This water,
caught above the contaminated stratum
near the earth's surface, is absolutely pure.
Nature does nothing by halves; she ful
fills every obligation to man, even to the
uttermost. If man will contaminate that
which nature has made pure, nature is not
discredited, but the evil is upon him.
The ordinary process of distillation as
proposed by man vaporizes the water by
the same means employed by nature, by
the application of heat, though in a more
intense form, and condenses by the appli
cation of cold in contact with the vapor;
but here the analogy ceases. The vapor
arising from this boiling water ascends in
to a condenser, leaving all the animal,
vegetable and mineral matter in the eva
porator, whence it may be flushed into the
sewer where it belongs; but the boiling also
breaks up the air bubbles in the water and
liberates, the natural oxygen, leaving the
consequent distillate flat and tasteless,
were it not for the reincorporated C02 and
empireumatic gasses which give it a slight-,
ly bitter taste. Yet this water js preferable
to the ordinary raw water.
To obviate this condition and to produce
a perfectly natural distillate, whose com
ponent parts are H20, water specialists
have devoted much of brains, time and
money. They have utilized every means
known to mechanical science in the way pf
artificially impregnating the water with
air, but with imperfect and unsatisfactory
results. They have satisfied themselves
that air can not be artificially incorporated
into water to the degree of its natural con
tent, but that it must be gotten in while a
It remained, happily, for,Dr. J. S. Mer
ril, after long years of experimenting in
"the bureau of standards" at Washington
to fall upon a method of eliminating the
C02 and empireumatic gasses and of re
storing the natural amount of oxygen 10
parts per 1000 to the distillate. This was
accomplished by an open method of vapo
rization and condensation, permitting the
C02 and empireumatic gasses to escape,
they being more volatile than the vapor,
and introducing thoroughly sterilized air
into the vapor before the point of conden
sation. It was simply a coming back to
nature's method, and the result, nature's
y PHONES 80 and 4
Water is the; commonest thing in the
world. Nature supplies it most bountifully.
We bathe in it; we fish in it; we sail on it,
and we sometimes stoop to drink it, but
with little thought as to where it came from
'or how. ,
Rain drops, being absolutely free from
animal, mineral and vegetable matters,
are the hungriest things you know, and
striking the germ and dust laden surface
of the earth or house tops, absorb to them
selves all the contaminating agents within
reach and pass on down into the earth,
where they collect in pockets, crevices'
caverns, rivers and lakes, or flow through
rain pipes into cisterns, or wash into wells.
When an underground container be
comes full, it overflows and comes to the
surf ace bubbling or gushing in the form of
a spring. If the water has absorbed a lot
of chemicals or earthy matter so that it
tastes nasty, it is sometimes bottled and
sold as mineral, or medicine water. If on
the other hand, it is apparently fresh, clear
and sparkling, and has no taste, it is said
to be pure spring water, and is often bot
tled and sold as such.
Some of these mineral waters contain
so much mineral and chemical matter of
such nature, as to act as purgative by mak
ing the delicate membrane of the stomach
and bowels "sick." Some act on the kid
neys by giving them a savage "jolt." Some
again are comparatively harmless, and
many have been bottled and sold with
great profit to the bottler, because they are
cheaply obtained. They have their sale
popularity and vogue more frdm the fact
that they are "shipped in from the far away
springs" than from their medicinal virtue.
Dr. Wiley, the great health specialist, for many
years with the United States government at Washing
ton, once wrote in substance, "if you need the minerals
and salts contained in some mineral waters, don't de
pend on them, because the content varies, but see your
doctor and have him prescribe the medicine you need,
in appropriate doses."
The only way to obtain an absolutely pure water
is to distill it and after the manner of nature. This is
too costly for a city supply, and has never been at
tempted, but in the larger cities of the world distilled
water may be had in bottles.
The system of an adult requires approximately
five pints of waters day; and it is even more necessary
to our health and happiness that we have our internal
baths frequently and regularly than our external ones.
And above all things do not drink water like a bird, but
drink it as if you realized that it is not a medicine, as we
commonly know medicine, but a life giving element.
What is the first order given by the board of health
or your family physician when there is the least sus
picion of contamination in the city supply? BOIL
YOUR DRINKINK WATER. Why? Because boiling
kills some of the disease germs -and stupefies others, but
it leaves an unpalitable mess of dead or dying germs
and boiled vegetable matter to set up a ferment in the
system. Most of us would prefer an aquarium rather
than a graveyard in our midst.
Distillation does just what your physician wants
done. He advises you to boil because he knows that
you can do that and that it may be the best you can do
under the circumstances.
Distilled water is perfect, if produced by an H20
still. Water so produced is now used extensively thru
out the world, by government departments, especially
the Army and Navy, by hospitals, hotels, and distri
buted in bottles to those who demand the very acme
of purity in drinking water.
The greatest physicians and surgeons of the world
use and recommend this -water, among them being
Leonard Keene Hershberg of John Hopkins, Dr. Austin
Flint of New York, Dr. Grey of London, Dr. Dubonnet
of Paris, Dr. Jacques of Shanghai, China, and many
others. This water has been especially indicated in the
treatment of many diseases, not for its medicinal value,
but for its purity.
The water which -we are offering to the people of
Elizabeth City is produced by the H2-0 still, the very
latest model invented for this purpose. This still pro
duces water just as rain is produced, returns to the dis
tillate all the natural air or oxygen which it originally
contained, eliminates all C02 and empireumatic gasses
and impurities, and leaves the resulting distillate to be
decanted immediately into sealed, block tinned tanks,
absolutely pure and as soft as a drift of snow.
H2-0 is not a mineral water, nor a medi
cine water, but it is 100 percent pure water.
This is but a side issue with us and not a
money making matter. We propose that
this water shall be within the reach of all
who want it. We will deliver it anywhere
in the city, in 5 gallon bottles at 50 cents
per bottle, the bottle remaining our prop
erty. ANY PERSON SICK AND UN
ABLE TO PAY FOR IT CAN HAVE IT
FREE ON REQUEST OF THEIR PHY-SICIAN.
& Power Co.