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* 4oUNTRY IFE. *
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W\'ilcha 14 hetter, conatry life or city
life? The answer to this question re
solves itself into the staten't of the
advantages of the one over the oth
a'r. Pure water Is one among the
many advantages of country lilfe over
city life. In the country the water
supply i derived from wells, which
furnish an abundant Supply of cool
and pure water; it is pure .because it
is under ground and is thereby free
from the germs that infest the tanks
and standpipes of a city.
Then there is -pure air which always
will be present in the country no long
as It continues to be as thinly settled
as at present, and as long as trees and
the many plants continue to grow;
because plants give off the gases
which we inhale. Pure air, as a gen
eral rule, is not to he found in at
large city, tecause of the dese pop
u!:lion, the som1etI ncs had drainage,
an:! the 'bhsenace of plants.
When one wishes to see natural
xcetlery, where des he go to look for
it ? lie goeh to the country. One may
go to a large city to view t::e c en(ry,
but that which he finds there i.; all
artillei:t1. therefor('e when one wishes
to see the natu 'al he goes into the
country to look at the great moun
tains, the -beautiful sioping wood
lands and small c!ear rills that wind
their way down the imountain sides
and through. the maeadiowlandus growing
as they go until they are large enough
to turn the water-wheel of a corn
'mill or to run the machinery of a great
In the countr. we have very few
imlmoral attractions. No cheap thea
ters are to be found, which, as every
one knows, La an advantage of the
country. If one habitually attends a
cheap thleater it affects the mind in
lutch the saae way :.s reading tel
cent 11o'('s alfects; it. Also, lin the
country social companions are more
select. The country is not so densely
settled ::s the( city, therefore, hecause
there are fewer peolple together one
has a better chance of having more
select social ('ompanions, and should
they prove not to he of the better
type, w'h i!e one 'e~tatins in the couln
tary he 'rill not he throv.n into their
come panry very often.
Ilut country life preselnts sole (is
advn tages. In the country we have
very few good schools. One of the
m:.any reason.s wly tae counttry schools
en not very gool i.; a lack of etuip
Imnt, because thy -' a utty people as
a !u''aerai thing "re poor and uneldu
cried. which accout.s for taeir tal
ing so little interest in the schools
x11al not inttiing any 'tore money to
them. M* lay co trey school:; .ve
v1ery shour teorms. Hivery one knlows,
or shtout 12 la.'', that no school can
be carried on to the best advantage
unless it has a term something like
seven or eight mnoaths long. But I
muast say that it Is a sad fact thiat
many of the couantry schools fall far
shor't of a sevena or eight months
Then too, thae lack of funds is oane
reason why the country schools, as
a general thing, are prtovidled with a
.poor' teaching force, Tihe 'host teach
ers are in demand~ anad they havo a
Tight to demand in tur tn a good salary,
-wicht taecoutrty schools can not
afford, 'hecaaase they haave not theo
'means with whaich to pay the hest;
nnda~ as a consequaetnce thtey take what
thley caan get. with what money they
havie. The counta'y -people are 'beig
Iapse upon1 1101 by itncapable teachers
and thecy (10 not realize it. A so
called teacher puts1 in ana application
foa' a schtool aand the first thing the
truastees want to know is, -how much
Ito or she wants. If thec price is
-rather' low thecy say, "That is the very
one we ar'e looking for.''
Tihe chaurchaes in theo country ar'e
few and far apart, anad like the schools
'they lack the meaans to have preach
lng every finndaay. Once or twice ina
a month is an often as they have
'preaching, so that 'peple (1o not have
the pr'ivilege of listeninag to inastruac
tive seanmoana evea'y Suntday as they
'wold wer'e thecy living in a city,
In every city of any impor'tance is
to be fouand a iat'ge library. Buat
siuch is not found in the couantry. One'
inaty find a few buat they are very
,small and cannaot be very beneficial.
-And, again every large city has a,
nuamboer or lyceuam attractions each!
years, but one never hears of a lyceum
lecturer visiting the country. The
country people scarcely know what a
lyceum attraction is. If it were an
nounced thaat a lyceum couarse would
tbe given at some country school
'house during the vachool year many
'poople would scarcely know 'what it
Then in conclusion: Which is bet
terfi country life or city life? We
abelieve that any commnunity could,
'with a little effort give to its people
many advantages now enjoyed by our
of ties. These combined 'with its own
advanftages would make country life1
A Kitchen Tragedy.
The black coal scuttle hugged the
One freezing winter's night,
(1or cook 1'Und banced the kitchen fire
and closed its dampers tight.)
"iear snz!" it groaned, with famish
"My sto'lnach's; empty, qiuite!"
I've doled out fuel all aily long,
With never a complaint;
Yout're nourished withi my chestnut
While I am lean and faint.
It must be -grand to feel so full,"
The stove vouchsafed: "It aint!"
"My indigestion's something fierce!
"1'is. better far to be
A trifle empty, than to have
Your innards stuffed like me!"
The settle rubbed its aching void,
"You make me tired!" snapped lie.
"My drafts are clogged," the stove
It wheezed, then snored full deep.
'e scuttle, like the Spartan boy,
Endeavored not to Weep
Dreaming sweet dreais of luscious
Toward morn, it fell asleep!
--Mazie V. Caruthers, in N. Y. Times.
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and if not overcome it produces a fev
erishrness and itching of the seaI p;
the hair roots famish, )oosen and die;
then the hair falls of t fast.
f y our hair 1l'as b en nogle. tel and
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get a 25 cent t tle of Knowlton's
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If eventually-why not now?
According to a conservativo osti
mate, in an ocean steamner of 100 foet
b~eamn, 950 feet length, and, let us5 say,
60,000) horsepower, no less than 20)
per centi. of the horsepower, or about
12,000, would be consumed in overcom
ing head-wInd resistance when the
ship was steaming at 15 knots agaInst
a 65-mnilo gale.
Thousands of People Pleased.
Have bought and are buying
Gowans, KIng of I0xternals.
(Gowans Is an external prepara
tion that always scatters conges
tionl arnd inflammantion which are the
agencies producing colds, Crt upl,
You just rub GIowans on. No
dangerous fumps to inhale. No
dlangerouidru a' to get in your sys
tern. GIowdtys ocs its woirk so wvell
that ethical 'litysicianis freely ree
omumend Its use.
Croup comes in the night. Prneu
monia develops suddenly. A bottle
of G)owans in the home makes you
feel safe. Buy a bottle today.
All druggists, three sizes, 25c,
50 and $1,00.
GOWAN MEDICAL 00.
Concord, N. C.
Part of our good consists in the en
deavor to do sorrows away, arnd in
the power to sustain them when the
endeavor falls; to bear them nobly,
and thus help others to bear their
sorrows as weli.-Leigh Hunt.
well nigh ideal. Is such possible. We
Prinneton Graeda School,
IBeads all Col
Lanford, Feb. 23.-Mrs. 0. 1L. Fan
ford delightfully entertained the mis
sion ary society Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Deshields are the
guests of Mr. and 'Mrs. C. L. Waldrep.
lHon. John M. Cannon and family
spent Saturday night andl Sunday with
his parents here.
'Mr. and Mr's. ln. F. Bonmer spent the
week-end hiere with Mrs. Bomer's ipar
Mias Nell Wolborn visited in Lan
ford a few days last week, returning
to Spartanburg Sunday night.
'Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Thomas and little
son and Mr. and Mrs. L. 0..Moore were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ri.
Franks Saturday night and Sunday.
Miss Levonia Thompson spent the
week-end with Miss Sarah Wolff.
Miss Flor'rie Lanford spent Saturdamy
and Sunday in Woodruff.
Miss Carrie .Fowlor spent the week
end with her -parents at Warrior
Creek. .'Miss 'Robin Patterson acconm
Mr. Brutus Moore is visiting at his
father's, E, HI. Moore.
iMr. an~d 'Mrs. J. B3. Hunter visited in
The sick of the community are all
To Prevent Blood Poisoning
apply at once the wonderful old reliable DR.
PORTER'S ANTIsIPTIC HIEA LINO OIL, a our.
gical dressing that relieves Dain and heals at
the sanmp time. Not a lniment. 25e. 50c. $1.00.
'Another big shipment of Window
Shades, just arrived. These are priced
very low, yet the quality is real good,
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A Pleasure to Sbi
No Extradition Possible.
The case of Bud Musgrove was
called before the Clay ccanty court.
Counsel for Bud rose, divested himself
of a sigh, and addressed the court.
"Yo' honor," he said, "this case
cahn't be tried, if it please you-all."
"These cases must be tried hand
running, counsel," admonished the
court. "Why cahn't Bud's be brought
befo' the bar?"
"If it please the co't," answered
counsel, "Bud's in another state."
"Justice requires that Bud be
brought hyeh," ruled his honor. "He
must be extradited. What state is Bud
"There ain't nobody who can oxtry.
dite Bud right away, yo' honah,' in.
formed counsel. "He's in a state of
inebriety, seh."-New York Evening
Natural Defects Overcome.
Lessing once said that "if Raphael
had been born without arms he would
nevertheless have been a great paint
er," and we are reminded of the queer
phrase by the appearance on the stage
of a Berlin theater of an armless art.
1st. He challenges our wonder and
admwirajion, writes a man who saw
him, and his performance is a groat
lesson to those who hesitate In the
face of ordinary obstacles. The pio
tures which this genius produces are
made with pencil or brush held by the
teeth and guided by the head's mo
tions. Landscapes, portraits and still
life pictures are made in this way, and
while they may not be in the acadetny
class they are more wonderful than
many works Which aspire to that die
"The Valiants of Virginia." a serial
story of love and adventure, starts on
paige 2 of this issue. po not imss the
first chapter! it contifiues for a num
bor of weeks.
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