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34t* Pearl Su-cri, Jievr J ork City.
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Olinda, expels the po iso
and Sheep and Cholera I
La Grippe among hamal
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Special agent? wanted.
Proverbs and Phrases
?i ' ^':
Preedy eye never gets good bar
,-A thistle "is a fat salad for an ass'
' '^saist yourself and Heaven will as
sisi/ you.-German. j
'A "pull" will carry a man some
?instance, but there must be some ac
, 'Companying signs of life if he expects
If you cannot get it all, take part.
"You not only lose a customer but you
3ose your dollars if you don't push
"A Little Cold is a
sad often leads to hasty disease and
death wheo neglected. There are
many ways to treat a cold, but there is
only one light way-ww the right
DR D. JAYNE'S
Is the surest and safest remedy known,
for Coughs, Croup, Bronchitis,
Whooping Cough, Asthma, Pleurisy.
It cores when other remedies fail.
Do something for yoar cold in time?
you know what delay means, yon
know theTexnedy, too-Dr. D. Jayne's
Bottles tn three abes. $!, 50c, 25c
Rice's Goo?e Grease Lini
ment Ja made of pure
coose crease (and other
remedial agent*} recog
nized for generations a<
invaluable for Pneumo
nia, Colds, Grip. etc. Try
dice's Goose Grease Liniment
For these ailments-It reHevea
speedily and corea permanently.
25c-At all Druggists and Dealers-25c
. TfsS feS
If we would only wear ct home the
gfood qualities that we show in public,
our wives and our children might bc
YEARS OP rr.
A Dark Pfrtnre to Look Back Upon.
John Corey. Constable, Attica, N.
'From September 1896,
to March, 1897, I
was confined to the
house, an Invalid,
from kidney trouble.
For months 1 had
tottered about on
crutches, a dlscoi
a~od and despairi
na?n. I was pra r
tically crippled wit:
lumbago. I decided to try Doan '?
Kidney Pills and a short while aftc
I began using them I was able to
walk. After taking soven boxes I
threw away my crutches and th*
lumbago has not returned from that
day to this. Through using Doan's
Kidney Pills I am to-day a healthy ,
Sold by alt dealers. 50 cents a box.
Poater-MUbur.i Co., Ba?alo, N. T.
-. ' Here; and ?h?ie.
The man-, wh^^wrisfied with him
self has a Ip^?^it?ra?tt?s ' .of other
Knowing that money is the root of
all evil, most of us are trying to dig
If you catch your bookkeeper nod
ding over his ledger, give him a day
off to catch up with his sleep-and in
sist on his doing it.
Thc wise merchant reads much, ve
flects on what he reads, rejects the
impractical, adopts the useful, and
adds it to his business.
Taking Lydia E. Piokham's
Columbus, Ohio.-"I have taken
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
change of life. My
Imm doctor told me. it
was good, and since
taking it I feel so
? much better that I
can do all my work
again. I think
Lydia E. Pinkham'a
pound a flne remedy '
for all woman's
troubles, and I
never forget to tell
my friends what it "has done for me."
-Mrs. E. HANSON, 304 East Long St.,
Another Woman Helped.
Graniteville, Yt -"I was passing
through tho Change of Life and suffered
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symptoms. Lydia E. Pinkham's vege
table Compound restored my healthand
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should publish my letter." - MRS.
CHARLES BARCLAY, R.F.D., Granite
Women who are passing through this
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culiar to their sex should not lose sight
of the fact that for thirty years Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound,
which is made from roots and herbs,
has been the standard remedy foi
female ills. In almost every commu
nity you will find women who have
bsen restored to health by Lydia E
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
ve preventive, DO matter now bowe* at any age ore
Liquid, given on the tongue; ?eta on the Blood and
nous germs from tho body, core? Dh(temper In Doge
n Poultry. Largest iel Ung Uve rt oct remedy.. Cum
i being* and ls a line Kidney rem cly. S?c. and $1 a
ti. Cut rm? out. Keon IL Snow to your araggtet,
ox Pre? Booklet. -Distemper, Cauta* and Cure*.'1
I ' Chemists and
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ihgof other employees.
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OLD DOMINION NC USER I ES.
Mention thia Paper._RICHMOND. VA.
Discovers Substance to Supplant
The announcement of Dr. E. Still
man Bailey of Chicago, at the meet
ing of thc Southern Homeopathic
Medical association in convention at
Mobile, Ala., of the discovery of
" radiothor, ' ' a substance made from
pitch-blend, which, he says, is destin
ed to supplant radium, is the engag
ing topic of scientists and medical
experts. Dr. Bailey said that he had
tried his new discovery with success
in treatment of locomotor-ataxia and
similar diseases. In discussing the
discovery Dr. Bailey said his experi
ments were yet in their infancy, but
he believes radio-thor will find a
great use by thp medical profession.
His chief purpose now is to find the
most advantageous way of applying
the substance. Dr. Bailey declares
that with the use of tl J substance he,
can. photograph objects through sis
inches of wood. He exhibited a glass
tube containing some of the material
and showed that when placed in con
tact with th? negative pole of a mag
}-net, the matori?l becomes luminous.
Dr. Bailey admitted that experi
menting with the new substance was
affecting'fife nervous system. Thc
elimination of any such deleterious
results in the use of radio-thor by
physicians, it is '^believed, can be
worked out. "**
Only Ono "bromo Quinina"/
That is Laxative Bromo Quinine. Look
for the signature of E. W. Grove. Ueed tho
World over to Cure a Cold in One Day. 35a
A thread too fine spun will easily
For COLDS and GRIP.
Hick's CAPTTDIKB ls the best remedy
relieves the aching and feverishness-curt*?
the Cold and restores normal conditions, lt'*
Uquld-effects Immediately, lie., 25c. and
Mc, at drug stores.
H&i ?VOT?? i turca.
A good horse may be forgiven
Every Woman WAI Be Interested.
Il youhavepaino in the back, Urinary,
Bladder or Kidney trouble, and want a
pleasant herb cure for woman's ills, try
Mother Gray's Australian Leaf. It is a re
liable regulator. All Druggists fK) cte. Sam
ple TRES. The Mother Gray Co., Le Roy,N. Y.
If a man hasn't a certain pride in
the business he is eneaeed in, he had
better get into another line.
If you are right, you need not go
ahead; you can stay where you are.
Beware of Ointments For Catarrh
That Contain Mercury,..
as mercury, will surely destroy tho sense ol
?mell and completely derange the whole sys
tem when entering it through the mu cv us
surf aces. Such articles should never be UH ed
except on prescrirtions from reputable phy
sicians, as the damage they will do is ten fold
to the eood you can possibly derive from
them. Hall's Catarrh Cura, manufactured
by F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, C., contains
no mercury, and is taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces
of the system. J n buying Ha! l's Catarrh Curs
be sure you get the genuine, lt is taken in?
ternally und road? ut Toledo. Ohio, by Jf.
J, Cheney ? Co. Testimonials free.
Sold by Druggist?; price, 75c. per bottle.
Sake Hall's fasti lr Filia for constipa tics.
Largest in Country's Hi
Washington, Special.-Now ' tha
billion-dollar sessions of Congres
are the mle, little other than af
propriation legislation can be enacl
ed during the short sessions, and th
one ending this week is no exceptio!
The appropriations for the sessio:
probably will be the largest on re
cord, exceeding the $1,003,000.000 o
*he first session. As only one of th
fifteen general appropriation bills o
this session has been sent to th
President for his signature, an a<:
curate statement of the amount to b
appropriated is impossible. '
. Scarcely any of the general poli
cies of the country were touched up
on this session.
The Roosevelt Row.
The discussion in both houses o
the secret service and of the Panami
canal and in the Senate of tb
Brownsville affair, and of thc Ten
nessee Coal and Iron Company pur
' chase has brought the administratioi
of Theodore Roosevelt prominently
in view. Thc veto of the census bill
because the employes for thc takin?
of the next, census were not to bi
placed under civil 'service regulations
was another interesting chapter o:
thc session. The veto of several dan
bills, because they did not recogniz<
the principles advanced for the con
serration of water powers, aitractec
An appropriation of $300,000 foi
the relief of Italian earthquake suf
ferers was made at 'the beginning ol
The passage of a law for the sup
pression of the opium habit in this
country, it is hoped, will exert a wide
moral influence. A law was pass?e
for the preservation of the Calaverai
big trees in California. Another act
authorized enlarged homestead en
tries in the arid region of the West,
Penal Code Revision.
It practically is assured that th?
monumental work of revising and
codifying the penal code laws of the
United States will be completed al
this session. An agreement has been
reached by the conferees of the twe
bodies. As a resnlt of this legis
lation, the United States government
will, through a "rider," enter the
field of regulating the interstate ship
ment of intoxicating liquors. Ar
amendment to. the codp nrolvhi+<
interstate "C. O. D." shipments o|
intoxicating liquor, and provides foi
the marking of the packages of suet
liquors in interstate commerce witt
the bona fide name of the consignee
and the nature of the contents. Sev
eral of the so-called "Ku Klux"
law? are stricken from the statutet
hy this revision.
The statehood bill, admitting Ari
zona and New Mexico, it is conceded
cannot pass this session.
The fate of the Galliger ocean mai
subsidy bill rests with the House. 11
provides for subsidizing mail lines tc
South America, Japan, Asia, th(
Philippines and Australasia.
Many Bills Will Fail.
Among important measures regard
Atlanta, Ga., Special. - "Snaj
Bean Farm 8nd the Sign of th<
Wren's Nest," as" the late Joel Chan
dler Harris styled his home, is to bi
purchased by tliei friends of "Undi
Remus" and presented to the puhlii
as a memorial to the distinguishei
writer. The ladies' auxiliary of thi
Uncle Remus Mera?iial associatibi
has undertaken to raise funds fo:
BLOODY RIOTING Af "
/Lisbon, By Cable.-The carnival
Mebratiohs held in Lisbon last wee]
resulted in serious rioting and a num
ber of enccrx1:,": with thc police dui
ing which nun:;: ens people were mor
or less injured and about 200 arrest
were made. The assassinations o
February 1st, 1908, were repeated!;
enacted at various points througljou
Lisbon by persons made up to rep
resent the late King Carlos and th
Crown Prince, Queen Amelie, Princ
Manuel and thc regicides, Scota am
Buissa, as they were attired on th
.day of the trngedy, while othe
REPORT Of NAYAL COMA
Washington. Special. - Presiden
Roosevelt's commission on naval re
organization, whose final report wen
to Congress Saturday, outlined a ne*
departmental system, which the Pres
ident declares is sound and conserva
five and in full accord with Ameri
,can policy. The President says i
i recognizes the complete supremac
of the civil power as regards the mil
itary, no less than the civil or mann
Washington, Special.-No speiific
opposition was made to the confirma
tion of any member of the Cabinet
when the President sent that body
his list of nominations Friday. /
The following nominations were
confirmed: Philander C. Nnox, of
Pennsylvania, to be Secretary of
State; Franklin MacVeagh, of Illi
nois, to be Secretar}' of the Treas
ury; Jacob M. Dickinson, of Tennes
see, to be Secretary of War;; George
W. Wickersham, of New York, to be
:ory-Out?'1,0 of Import
ed as certain of failure to pass are
the Burlie wireless telegraph bill;
the Weeks forest reserve bill; the
Currier copyright bill; the $500,000,
000 bond issue for improvement o?
waterways; changes in the govern
ment of the isthmain eanal zone;
Federal inspection of naval stores
and grains, and suppression . of gamb
ling in cotton futures.
The Senate approved an agreement
with Great Britain, relating to the
uses of the boundary waters between
the United States arid Canada.
In the House there has been organ
ized open insurrection against -th?
rules, but in the Senate the opposi
tion did not go beyond some sharp
criticisms by new Senators. The
movement was designed as a warning
to future sessions. In the House- it
will have the immediate effect of the
establishment of a "calendar day"
for the call of bills on the union cal
endar every Wednesday. *
About 33,000 bills were introduced
in the two houses, and C,500 resolu
Facts and Figures.
About 275 of the public bills will
become laws. There will be about
175 private bills enacted. The latter,
however, are estimated to represent
about 5,000 private bills introduced,
as many of the private bills finally
passed were amnibus bills. About
fifty resolutions were ^finally agreed
Early in the Sixtieth Congress, thp
President declared himself in favoi
of: A national child labor law; an
employers liability .law; anti-injunc
tion legislation; amendments to the
Sherman anti-trust law for good cor
porations and for labor unions ; finan
cial legislation; postal savings bank;
revision of the tariff; .waterway?
commission; regulation of watei
rights on navigable-streams.
When the Congress ends there will
be no national child labor law, nc
postal savings bank, and no addi
tional regulation of water rights.
However, a child .labor law was. en
acted fpr the District pf Columbia.
An employers liability law- has Te
placed' the one declared unconstitu
tional. A commercial currency law
was enacted arid a monetary commis
sion -is investigating the subject of
further financial legislation. Active
steps looking to a-, revision of the
tariff have been taken. All through
the present session the House com
cittee on ways and means has been
considering a tarjj^biH: f? before
the special session:'^convene March
15th. The waterways commission
has made an investigation looking to
the better regulation of water righti
on navitrable streams.
Some Swdal Features.
In each session two giant battle
ships were authorized. Aerial navi
gation, however, was not recognized
in the appropriation bills. The in
crease in the pay of those iii the gov
ernment' service was another feature
of the ?Congress. At the same time
the purse strings of the Treasury
were losened so that widows of the
men who fought for the nation will
be assured of a pension.
Among the prominent investiga
tions authorized were those of the
Brownsville affair, the secret service,
submarine legislation and the papei
industry. The . waterways, immigra
j tion, monetary, Brownsville cimmisv
' sion were created.
RM TO BEHWEMORIAL
this purpose and already they an
meeting with much encouragement.
One room in the home will he fitted
up as a library and will contain e
collection of the" writings of Mr
Harris; .in another room will be pre
served many of the personal effects
of *the author; another will bo used
for a collectib'?? of the colonial, Revo
lutionary and Civil war relics.
HE LISBON CARNIVAL
groups carrying coffins containing
: skeletons to represent King Carloi
. and the Crown Prince gave represen
? tations of the funeral. procession tc
i an accompaniment cf blasphemous
The police were co?opletplv taker
? by surprise and when they attempt
; ed to stop the scandalous proceed
? ings the rabble fought vhem
? The police finally had to mak<
! lover of nature and the adjacent
I swords. They charged right and left
s and a panic followed. . Trcnps had
- be siinucor.?d.
IISSION GOES TO CONGRESS
t facturing side of naval administra
- tion. It contemplates for the Sec
t retary a general council, a militan
7 council and fhe redistribution of the
- duties of the present bureaus in fivt
- divisions, the chiefs of which are tc
- compose the grand council who an
t to be the assistant Secretary, thret
7 flag officers and another flag officer
- naval constructor or civilian witl
- technical training.
NS "}ARE CONFIRMED
Attoney General; Frank H. Hitch
cock of Massachusetts, to be Post
master General ; ; George V. L. Meyer
of Massachusetts, to be Secretary of
the Navy; Richard A. Ballinger, of
Washington, to be Secretary of the
Interior; James Wilson, of Iowa, to
be Secretary bf Agriculture; Charles
Nagal, of Missouri, to be Secretary
of Commerco and Labor; Huntington
Wilson, of Illinois, to be Assistant
Secretary of State; Beekman Win
throp, of New York, to be Assistant
Secretary of the Navy. .
iumnary of Important Proceedings
Enacted From Day tb Day.
The sundry civil appropriation bill
lassed by the Senate just be
ore adjournment Monday with
mendments carrying $40,000 for re
Qodeliug the White House office
uilding to give additonal room for
he President, and $25,000 for trav
ling expenses for the President.
On motion of Mr. Foraker an
mendment appropriating $120,000 to
?ay the Roman Catholic Church in
tico was adopted.
The authorization for the issuance
f $30,000,000 of Panama canal
ends in addition tb former authori
ations was stricken from the bill
m protest of Senator Clay, who crit
cised the excessive cost of the canal.
The bill which was approved by
he committee on appropriations
ionday morning oarries appropria
ions of about $139,000,000 and oov
rs a wide variety of subjects.
The forestry bill that passed the
louse Monday afternoon, will die,
t is said, in the Senate. Congress
s playing with this proposition on
rarpose. The Senate passes a bill
nd the House kills it, and vice versa.
?here ?B very little if any hope of the
?resent measure becoming a law.
lackett' and Kitchin voted against
he bill, which does not in any way
aention the Appalachian Park,
dessrs. Webb and Thomas, spoke for
t. The bill provides that the Sec
etary of Agriculture may co-operat?
nth the States in the organization
md maintenance of a system of fire
?rotection on any private or State
brest land situated upon the water
bed of a navigable stream and fur
ber that he may administer and pro
ect for a term of years any such
ands. One million dollars is appro
mated for the- fiscal year ending
Tune 30th, and each year thereafter
mtil 1919, a sum not to exceed two
oillion dollars, for acquiring lands
ocated on the head waters-of navi
gable streams, or those which are, or
nay be developed for navigable pur
The deficiency bill, carrying appro
bations amounting to more than
?19,500,000, about $2,250,000 of
phich was added by the Senate, was
>assed by the Senate Monday. Sen
itor Hale met no delay in the dis
)osition of the measure, which was
)assed after two hours debate.
During the reading of the con
ference report on the penal code bill
>y the Senate Tuesday Senator Tel
er took the lloor and spoke on the
Panama canal. He contended that
he sentiment in Congress had been
:or a sea level waterway at Panama
mtil the Spooner act of 1902 was
tdopted by a small majority. Since
hen every ?ix months the plans for
;hc canal have been changed and
;ach time the new plan was herald
id as the very best one that could
Mr. Teller said the general con
struction of the series of locks such
is proposed at Panama was subject
tb dangers under any condition. "I
loubt," said he, "whether if the
;anal was finished the Secretary of
the Navy would take the risk of send
ing the ships of the navy through
The ships subsidy bill was reject
ed by the House* of Representatives
Monday by a vote of 172 to 175.
The principal feature of the bill
is the provision that American mail
steamships of 16 knots or over and
of not less than 5,000 gross tons shall
bc paid $4.G0 per nautical mile out
ward-bound on routes of 4,000 miles
or upward to South America, ' the
Philippines, Asia and Australasia.
Congress practically cleared its
desks, both houses working under
high pressure, Wednesday and Wed
Legislation should be enacted by
Congress giving a permanent charact
er to the secret service force of the
government, according to the report
of the select committee of the House
to investigate this ??>rce, submitted
lo the House Wednesday. The com
mittee was appointed to investigate
the amount of appropriations devoted
to secret service work and the num
ber of employes engaged therein.
Behind closed doors the Senate
paid to Vice President Fairbanks one
cf the most remarkable tributes ever
given to a presiding officer. He was
presented with a magnificent silver
service, costing $1,185, as the gift of
the entire body of Senators and with
a loving-cup as the present of the
Thc presentation of the silver serv
ice was made by Senator McCumber.
Senator Daniel spoke for the mi
nority, dilating upon Mr. Fairbanks'
uniform fairness. He suggested that
if al any time Mr. Fairbanks should
tire of the mor.oi::-j".: service in th:
Republican party L-mccrats would
be glad to welcome him. He face
t'cvrh* S"?gcstcd that it would not
be -..Lil"for Mr. Fairbanks to take
cere than one draught from the
"^gon before breakfast if it should
happen to get filled with other than
A bill was passed by the House
Wednesday night authorizing the Sec
retary of Commerce and Labor tc
co-operate through the coast and
goodie survey and bureau of fisheries
with the fish commissioner of North
Carolina in making surveys of the
waters of North Carolina, where fish
ing is prohibited by law. The bil!
is designed to preserve and increase
the shad supply of North Carolina.
The Sixtieth Congress came to an
end at noon Thursday and it glided
into the Sixty-First so preoeptiblj
that the change was scarcely notice
able. The final aet, though unofficial
insofar as the House was concerned
took place in the Senate chambei
where both houses witnessed the in
coming of the new administration.
The Senate will mest at noon Fri
day to consider President Taft'?
nominations but the House will nol
convene again until thc beginning oi
the extra session of Congress to be
called for the 15th inst.
The Senate met at 9:30 a. m.. but
the proceedings were confined I J the
most formal work, mainly adoption
of the complete report of the con
ferees on the pension appropriation
bill, the last of the grear supply
measures, which the House also pass
ed within one hour of adjournment,*
and the appointment of two or three
commissions in acordance with re
cent Congressional enactments. Vice
President Fairbanks delivered a- -"*?
dress in response to r?solu Lions
thanking him for his conduct of the
Mr. Cannon, as retiring Speaker,
"After all is said and done in the
affairs of parties and men, what is
needed in the public service is virile
men; men who favor policies that
they believe and have the courage of
their convictions. "Whether it be tho
majority or the minority and a min
ority, virile and patriotic, is as neces
sary as is a majority in a government
of the people-strong men in public
life as well as in private ?fe, strike,
above the belt and tell the truth. As'
one member of this house, and under
the tongue of good report and evil
report. I have performed my duty
as a Representative and Speaker, to
the best of my judgment without re
gard to personal consequences to
STORM CUTS WIDE SWATH
Several North Carolina Towns Swept
by Furious Gale," Accompanied by
Rain, Hail and Snow-I-eight
Train Blown Prom the Tr?x? at
Dudley, on the Atlantic Coast Line.
Goldsboro, N. C., Special.-With
the suddenness of a cyclone and the
speed of a hurricane a storm came up
out of the west about 1 o'clock Wed
nesday and swept the city with wind,
dust, rain and hail for a half hour,
with alm*t unprecedented fury, put
ting the electric wires out of commis
sion and leveling some garden fences
with the ground in several sections
of the town. Many smoke stacks
and roofings were blown down. Two
men narrowly escaped as two houses
in building were demolished and a
worthy negro man and his mule were
crushed beneath a blown down barn?
Mr. Don Scott and his horse and
buggy were blown from the road and
the buggy wai wrecked while he/and.
the horse escaped.
Storm Damage Serious.
Washington, N. C., Special.-This
city was visited Wednesday after
noon between 2 and 3 o'clock by a
very severe wind and hail storm, that
swept over the lower part from the
water front in an easterly direction,'
the wind attaining a velocity of
about 65 miles and doing consider
able damage. Five large smoke stacks
of the Kugler Lumber Company
plant were blown down causing 'n
estimated damage of $3,000. The
Moss Planing Mill 6heds and kiln
were demolished; damage $1,000. The
Banner Lumber Company's sheds
and stacks, $500. Farren ? Co.,
canning factory stack, $100. The
sloop Cassie was blown ashore high
and dry on the banks of Pamlico
river. At the Kugler Lumber Com
pany, a large section of the mill roof
was lifted up ?and carried a, distance
of seventy-five yards across the
Train Blown From Track.
Wilmington, Special.-J. B. Foun
tain, of the1 Atlantic Coast Line, is
advised that Wednesday afternoon at
2:30 o'clock, while a Wilmington
bound freight train of 65 cars was
standing at a water tank at Dudley,
a short distance this side of Golds
boro, a gale of wind of cyclone pro
portion struck the centre of the string
of cars blowing six of them, all emp
ties, clear of the main line and one
on the track, blocking traffic for four
hours. No one was injured and there
was no freight loss. A wrecking crew
was sent from Wilmington and ex
pected to have the line clear by night.
So far as could be learned there was
no property damaged in the country
Darkness Overshadowed Rocky Mount
and Bain, Snow and Hail Fell.
Rocky Mount, Special.-The most
peculiar storm in the history of this
section occurred Wednesday after
noon. Rain, hail and snow fell and
dark clouds overshadowed the city at
2 o'clock. Lamps had to be lighted
in many instances while places of
business were forced to cease on ac
count cf darkness. Passenger trains
Nos. 48 and 89 were operated into the
city with headlights and all cars
lighted as at night."* For the Vour of
day with the exception of eclipses it
was the darkest time ever recalled by
the oldest citizens. All forms o?
lower animal life prepared for nigh!
and chickens went to roost,
One Fataility in Sampson County
Wind Unroofs Eouxes.
Clinton, Special.-A severe wine
storm s-vept over this section short
ly after the noon hour Wednesday. A
number of houses were unroofed and
some blown down. A tree was hlowr
upon Jackson's saw mill, four miles
west of Clin'.on, and Ben Sutton, s
negro man was crushed to death bj
it. The country store of Robert' Cram
pier is reported blown down.
Asheville Has Weather to Suit Every
Asheville, Special.-Asheville ex
perienced all seasons bf weathei
Wednesday. There was a heavy rain
fall Tuesday night. During th<
morning' however, conditions clearec
and the sun came out bright ant
warm. Later there was a suddei
shower came up with thunder ant
shower came up with htunder ant
lightning. When this passed quickly
it was again warm and the sun shorn
only to '"hange shortly to snow ant
rain and sleet. In the afternoon i
was cold with alternate snow am
Affects Even Morals.
It Is well known that the condition
of the public roads affects the pock
ets, the health, the tastes, and even
the morals of the people. The cost of
transportation affects . every human
being. If a producer, it affects the
value of his products; if a consumer,
it affects the price of his purchases.
It costs 'the Western farmer as much
to haul a ton of wheat five miles to
market over the average road as! lt
does to ship the same by freight from
New York to Boston, or by water
from New York to Liverpool. Twen
ty years ago lt cost' $10 to ship a ton
of produce from Boston to Liverpool;
tb-day lt costs $1.75. It is not neces
I sary to add that it costs the Western
I farmer as much to-day to haul ' his
' wheat to market as it did twenty
years ago, and that these prices will
continue stationary so long as the
roads remain in their present'condi
One of the alarming tendencies of
'the time is that our boys and our
girls, our men and our women, are
leaving the farms to live in the cities.
They prefer the glare of the gas light
to the isolation ol' country life, and
who can blame them. At this"- partic
ular time farmers aro unable to se
cure help, while the cities are filled
with idle men. These conditions can
-be partly remedied by the ' improve
ment of the public roads, for i as we
improve our roads:, we will also Im
prove and beautify our country
homes. Good roads give its more
time and more pleasure. Speed in
transportation is economy of time,
and the old saying that "time is mon
ey" was never so true as it is now.
People who have good roads accom
plish more, see moro of life, and live
more in a year than their mud-bound
neighbors do in ten:-Maurice 0. El*
drige, in Good Roads Magazine.
An Innovation in Hoads.
During the last few years much in
terest has been taken in the crusade
for good roads, and in many parts
of the country model stretches of
highway have keen constructed by
"good roads" commissions to serve as .
examples .to the%natives of each local
ity. Much valuable instruction has
been imparted in this manner, but
apparently no p?an discovered for
overcoming the difficulties of road
building in a sandy soil. It remained
for a Minnesota man to adopt a new
method of construction suitable to
"such a condition.
!- Mr. George W. Cooley, State High
way Engineer of Minnesota, has de
signed a road thik is serviceable in
-spi'.e of a sandy foundation. A sec
tion of his new construction is located
at Cambridge, in isanxi County. In
this district there is nothing but sand
for a top soil, and it is impossible to
preserve a road without adding some
other material. Mr.- Cooley finally. \
.decided that sawdust was the com
' ponent necessary, and a four-inch,
layer of this was raked into a stretch
of road which had been carefully
graded. Passing teams thoroughly
ground together this mixture, and
whenever ruts were worn into the
surface they were filled with fresh
sawdust The fine particles of wood
gradually rot, forming a heavy loam
with the sand, . and the result is a
firm roadbed suitable to all ordinary
Economy of Split-log Drag.
It is now estimated that the earth
road can be properly maintained with
the split-log drag at about $5 per
mile per annum. To maintain the
.50,000 miles of earth road, in Ken
tucky annually with thc split-log drag
^would therefore cost approximately
$250,000. If you spend .?750,000 on
bridges and for grading of earth
roads, salaries and incidental ex
penses, you would still have about a
million dollars left, with which to
build stone and "grade" roads. Thisi
at $3000 per mlle, would build about
33i> miles of stone road annually. It
would be difficult, however, to ac
complish this under the present sys
tem of road administration, as a large
part of the property tax, as well as
the statute labor tax, is "worked out"
on the public roads.-Good Road*
Magazine. ( ^f-f
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Kentucky's Improved Roads,
? It may be of interest to all Ken
tuckians to know that their State
.leads all of the Southern States in
. the percentage of improved roads,
-: Tennessee and Maryland only having
' nine per cent, improved, Florida five
per cent., South Carolina four per
cent., Virginia three per cent., Mis
souri and North Carolina two and
one-half per cent., Texas two per
cent., while all the other Southern
States have less than one per cont,
? We need only to compare results,
jhow?ver, with expenditures vto be
'convinced of the w?akness' of ' the
present road system. - Good Roads
. The little girl. was very fond of
pleasant day3, and at the close of a
heavy rain storm petitioned in her
prayer for fine weather; when, the
next morning, the sun .sbon?- bright
and clear she became jubilant, and
told her prayer, to her grandmother,
"Well, dear, why can't you pray
to-night that Mt may be warmer to
morrow, so that grandma's rheuma
tism will be better?"
"All right, I will," was the quick
response; and that night as she knelt
she said, "Oh, Lord, please make it
hot for grandma."-Pick Me Up.
M. Lacroix, a member of the
French Academy of Sciences, has just ,
read a paper before ?hat learned
society on the manufacture of sap
phires. He has discovered practi
cally the composition of the precious?
stone, and has succeeded in obtain
ing some specimens which almost re- -
semble the real stone. It cannot be
said that M. Lacroix has yet discov
ered the exact process, for those
which he has obtained would not im-> v
pose upon a skilled lapidary who sub
jected them to a severe test.---Lon