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GENERAL NEWS NOTES.
Items of More or Tess Interest Con
densed Throught the World.
The general asscmblv of the
Sout:hern Presbyterian churches con
vened at Fort Wort. Texas, today.
Two hundred and forty commission
ers are in attendance.
Organization of a permanent body
to be known as the General Conven
tion of Baptists of North America,
was perfected on Wednesday in St.
Louis. Officers and committees
were elected and appointed. Mr. E.
W. Stephens is president.
It is announced from Cronstadt
that Vice Admiral Birileff, command
er in chief at the Baltic ports, has or
dered the commanders of the fourth
division of Rojestvensky's fleet to
hold their ships in readiness to leave
for the far east by June 14th. without
The National Manufacturers' as.
sociation has passed resolutions up
holding the stand taken by President
Parry against the exercise by the na
tional government of the rate making
power for the railroads. The resolu
tion calling upon the canal commis
sion to use American made goods
The committee appointed to visit
and report the condition of the Flori
da state asylum for the insane has re
turned a sensational account to the
legislature at Tallahassee, chargini
that the board in charge of the in
stitution is responsible for deplorable
conditions and unpardonable evils ir
Papers in a new suit against th<
Equitable Life Assurance societi
based upon an entirely new phase o
the insurance law, have been serve<
upon counsel for the society by Alex
ander S. Bacon. as counsel for Row
land D. Buford. a resident of Vir
ginia. This suit was brought in th<
supreme court in New York city.
Very disquieting reports are in cir
culation at St. Petersburg conernin,
Rodjestvensky's health. It is saii
that he has telegraphed the empero
that it is impossible for him to pro
ceed. The papers report that he ha
suffered a nervous breakdown. Ther
has b.een no official confirmation c
A Prayer Appropriate To The Day.
Let me do my work each day; an
if the darkened hours of despai
overcome me, may I not forget th~
strength that comforted me in th~
desolation of other times. May
still remember the bright hours th~
found me walking over the silent hil
of my childhood, or dreaming on ti
margin of the quiet river, when
light glowed within me. and I pron
ised my early God to have couras
amid the tempests of the changir
years. Spare me walking over t
silent hills of my sharp passions <
ungarded moments. May I not fo
: Kitchen L
get that poverty and ricnes are of th
spirit. Though the world kno-w m
n .. may I tho ugh:7 and actions ht
h as shall keep me frien liy wit!I
myef. L.ft my ceS from the earth
and let n nolt t -t the Se ih
stars. Forbid that I should .indg
Wthers lest I condemn myself. Le
me not follow the clanmor of th
world. but walk calmly in the patl
Give mC a few friends who will lov
me for what I am: and keep eve
burning before my vagrant steps th
kindly light of 'ope. And though ag
and infirmity overtake me. and
come not within sight of the castle o
my dreams. teach me still to b
thankful for life, and for :ime's oldei
memories that are good and sweet
and may the evening's twilight fin
me gentle still.
Weekly Crop Bulletin.
The weather bureau's weekly cro
In the ce-,tral and eastern district
of the cotton belt good stands an
satisfactory growth of cotton at
generally reported. Considerabl
planting remains to be done in At
kansas and i the northern portior
of Louisiana. Mississippi and Alaba
ma, and planting is unfinished in tlh
Carolinas. Planting is about coi
pleted in Georgia. where the stand
are excellent and the plants ar
healthy and growing fast. In th
Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama ar
Arkansas many fields are foul. I
central and northern Texas plantir
has been further delayed and the' cro
which is very weedy, has been muc
damaged by heavy rains, and is doir
well over limited areas only. ]
southern Texas the condition of cc
ton ranges from fair to good, ar
much has been chopped and cultiv
ted. Boll weevils and other pests a
attacking the crop in localities.
Transplanting of tobacco has b
gun in Virginia. Kentucky and Inc
ana. Plants are generally abundar
Much tobacco land is prepared aT
with the favora'ble conditions resu
ing from the rains of the latter pa
of the week this work will now
There is no girl that could ma
r herself understand that a good fg;
was to be seen only in the looki
eThere is something awful n:
abou: the way a girl doesn't want
kiss you unless you pretend you da
wvant to kiss her.
When a man is a father for the fi
time he can't help wondering how
the strangers he meets don't look
eT.he origin and nature of the Bk
IDeath, which devastated Europe d
ting the Middle Ages, has never b4
sclear. It seems certain that the
fection was brought by the ships
certain traders escaped from
iCrimea, where they had been atta
eed by Tartars at a town on the Ri
LDon. During the attack the Tart
tjwere stricken with violent plag
Swhich caused great loss of life am<
- them. In the hope of giving the cu
When in ni
and a lot of
tensils in thE
to the people of the besieged town.
hev threw bdies of their dead into
- wL. Their lo1pes were fulfilled.
I he 1 .ner were also attacked
. by the le. Thee~ :raders took t'
: teir Ship- and sailed to various E
*'pean Iport-z. Cons-amv inople. Venice
t and Genoa. leaving the Black Death
everywhere behind them. This Black
Death had certain striking features in
common with the 'ombay plague of
India. A careful scar:h in the rec
ords of Indian history has shown that
there had been an outbreak of plague
in India _iust previous to the time of
f -he Tartar siege and the introduction
of the Black Death into Europe.
, These Tartars might very easily have
taken the disease from the people of
j India. If that is the true story of the
train of events; then the Black Death
of the Middle Ages was the modern
plague, a disease which we know to
i be caused by a certain specific bacil
Efforts have been made to learn the
s means by which this disease is car
d ried, and what causes lead to an out
e break. Certain facts bearing on these
e points have lately come to light and
may lead to a correct knowledge of
s the means of plague transmission.
- Rats have the disease and rat fleas
e have been examined and found to
~ contain quantities of the plague ba
s cilli. Ordinarily the rat fleas are not
e found on man. During epidemics of
e plague, however, these rat fleas are
d found in notable quantities on human
n beings, and there is no evident reason
why they might not inoculate man by
h their bites. Doubtless, these things
have something to do with the spread
-of plague, although enough is not
known to allow the whole chain of
events to be made out.
Rheumatic Pains Quickly Relieved.
- The excruciating pains characteristic
of rheumatism sciatica are quickly re
It. lieved by applying Chamberlan's Pain
id Balm. The great pain relieving power
t. of the liniment has been the surpris6
and delight of thousands of sufferers.
The quick relief from pain which it
be affords is alone worth man5 times its
cost. For sale by Smith Drug Co., Pel
ham & Son, W. G. Mayes and Pro,peri
ty L.:ug Co.
re I A girl thinks her body is a glove
Ig for her heart.
ce For a Weak Digestion.
itNo medicine can replace food bui
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets will help you to digest your food
S It~ is not the quantity of food taker
all that gives strength and vigor to the
at system, but the amount digested and
~assimilated. If troubled with a weals
digestion. don't fail to give the Tablet:
a trial. Thousands have beeni benefitte<
by their use. They only cost a quarter
.ck For sale by Smith Drug Co., Pelham d
cr- Son,W. G.Mayes & Prosperity Drug Co
in- During a honeymoon a man smiles
of inwardly if his wife confesses tha
:he she married him to reform him.
ver Keep your bowels regular by the us
ars of Chamberlain's Stomach and Live
tiTablets. There is nothing better. Fc
-'sale by Smith Drug Co., Pelhamrn
>ng .Son, W. G. Mayes and Prosperity Dru
It Takes Only
Three Minutes I
eed of anythin
things out of i
( and assortm
SCounty. We 1es
There are few diseases that inflict
more torture than rheumatism and
there is probably no disease for which
such a varied and useless lot of rem
edies have been suggested. To say
that it can be cured is, therefore, a
bold statement to make, but Chamber
lain's Pain Balm, which enjoys an ex-.
tensive sale, has met with great suc
cess in the treatment of this disease.
One application of Pain Balm will re
lieve the pain, and hundreds of suf
ferers have testified to perm-nent cures
by its use. Why suffer wi,en Pain:
Balm affords such quick relief and
costs but a trifle? For sale by Smith
Drug Co. Pelham,& Snn, W. G. Mayes
and Prosperity Drug Co.
A woman never likes her husband
to be chummy with a bachelor.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy the
Best and Most Popular.
"Mothers buy it for croupy children,
railroad men buy it for severe coughs
and elderly people buy it for la grippe " I
say Moore Bros., Eldon, Iowa. "We
sell more of Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy than any other kind. It seems to
have taken the lead over several other
good brands." There is no question
ut this medicine is the best that can
be procured for coughs and colds,
whether it be a child or an adult that
is afflicted. It always cures and cures
quickly. Sold by Smith Drug Co.,
Pelham & Son, W. G. Mayes and
Prosperity Drug Co.
Men love to be admired as much
as women love to be loved.
New Cure for Cancer.
All surfaee cancers are now known
to be curabl-, by Bucklen's Arnica
Salve. Jas. Walters of Duffield, Va.,
writes: "I had a cancer on my lip for
years, that seemed incurable, till Buck
len's Arnica Salve healed it, and now
it is perfectly well." Guranteed cure
for cuts and burns. 25 cents at W. E.
Pelham & Son's drug store.
Discretion is sometimes the worst
part of valor.
Full of Tragic Meaning
are these lines from J. H. Simmons, of
Casey, Ia. Think what might have
resulted from his terrible cough if he
had not taken the medicine about which
he writes: "I had a fearful cough,
that disturbed my night's rest. I tried
everything, but nothing would relieve
it, uutil I took Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consumpt3on, Coughs and
Colds, which completely cured me."
Instantly relieves and permanently
cures all throat and lung. diseases;
prevents grip and pneumonma. At W.
IE. Pelham & Son druggists; guaran
teed; 50i cents and $1.00. Trial bottle
Some people may not believe it,
but it is a fact, nevertheless, that
:here are no millionaire poets.
Don't Borrow Trouble.
It is a bad habit to borrow anything,
but the worst thing you can possibly
borrow, is trouble0 When sick, sore
Sheavy; weary ani worn-out by the
t pains and poisons o dyspepsia, bilious
ness. Bright's disease, and similar in
ternal disorders, don't sit down and
brood over your symptoms, but fly for
e reliief to Electric Bitters. Here you
r will find sure and permanent forgetful
r ness of all your troubles, and your
Sbody will not be burdened by a load of
g debt disease. At W.E. Peihamn & Son's
drug store; price 50 cents. Guaranteed
IF YOU USE A'
g in the HARD~
1, call on us, w
ent of Hardwi
id, the others try to fo&
ARE GOLD FIELDS
to the farmer who under
stands how to feed his
crops. Fertilizers for Corn
must contain at least 7
per cent. actual
Send for our books-they
tell why Potash is as necessary
to plant life as sun and rain;
sent free, if you ask. Write
GIERMAN KALI WORKS
New York-93 Nassau Street. or
Atlanta, Ga.-=Yz South Broad St.
For Sale by
C. H CANNON.
i ts~. 29
In tea and coffee sets, both ster
ling silver and plated ware. Te de
and desirable with each passing year
and our grandmothers' eyes would
twinkle with amazement at the dis
play to be seen here.
OooRailroad Fare Paid. 500
FPRE E Courses Of fered
Board atQCost. Write Quier
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+ EXACTLY what you want. Don't
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