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THE FARMYILIiE HERALD
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V(M \\ KAUMVILLK. VA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER23, 1904. NO. 18
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ATTORNEY AT LAW.
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IRNEY Al LAW,
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Lee & Thompson,
Attorneys at Law,
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J- M. CRUTE,
?Attorney at Lav
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I. 0 WITHINS. R. H. WATKINS.
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K \UM\ ILI.K, VA.
If S. WING,
rORNEY AT LAW,
Green Bay. Prince Edward County, Va.
bsTCousts:?State and Federal.
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PAM Pl.IN CITY, VA.
aol. Prince Kdwnrd
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I am iiiniiii.aeturiiit* a tine |
af Hard Hucks f,,r
Foandatiuas and Buildings,
Miehloa atnl Hand M ike, Siiunn
for i-liiiiiiieys, re-pressed fumM-d-le
till itrtier-t prooaptljr
and please jroo.
THOS. A. BOLLING.
Far m vi Iii', Va.
J. P. DAHLMM
riai Si&aa on OtutOO, Wood and Mctal
L?ti?t Nt* Voa. BTvita
SATta.ACTioa CuAaANTcto oa ao Chiscii
\\THITL 4 CO..
rally Coat bob
r Alt', VII. I 1
^ill cure any case of Kidney1
or Blnddoi disease that is not
iH'joiid tLo reach of medicine.
elven up to die.
B Spt-^,1, i-Mi ?*. VlrKlr,i-, St., Er-mirllla.
<??, -F,r car lou- i-.r, 1 wai trooblad
?itl> ? ?,dn-7 and bladder aftaclion. I lost lie*b
Jt> ba,p ma aad 1 waa Biran np to dis. Foler'a
airtn*r c-ira wai Itaianaatilillll aad tha Br??
?-na<raatr-<!i-.f ? i -,'??.- uk lu* tbs
aaaosad boiLi. I wai .otiraly oorod."
two bizet SO Cents ann $1.00
l Ing ymir iua>-azliie
?'.<.? Kl ll A ( O.. UriiirirMs.
Mot tiers tte Careful
nf the health nf your children. I. ink
out fur Cougha, ('olds, Croop anti
Whooping Gough, Stop them in time
<. Minute Cough (.'ure is tba :
- ind pleasant. ** tia
liy lin' Win-ami Drag Lo.
I'iralinir lol* *.'-, loni) and Tar.
I aieago, originated
ind i ii ns n thrnat and lungra
ai.-dy. and on oeoooot ?>f tho great
merit ami popularity of Foley's Hone]
aud Tar many imitations arc (ilTt-rt-d
for tlie geoolno. Ask for Folit'i
Honey nial Tar and refuse any suhsti
ifaetioo. It ia
mildly laxative. Ii eootoiOS 00 opiates
kef est for children and delicate
A il Agnew.
Bodily pain loeaa Us terror if you've
n bottle Ol l>r. riiomas' Klectric Oil in
the house Instant relief in I
burns, cuts, sprains, accidents of any
V Pleasant Pill.
. is ns pleasant and positive ns
I'.-Wut's I,atle Karly (Meara DeWitt'a
Little Earl] Kiters are so mild end ef
lective that children, delicate Indies
and weak people enjoy their cleeoBing
effect, while atroog people aay they
ure the licst liver pills sold. Sold by
\ inaton Drug Co.
N More Suffering.
If you are troubled with llwllaOa0li.il
get ti bottle of Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
how i|iiicklj it will cure you.
f Spencer, Ia., aaya:
"Have had Dyspepsia for twenty yeara
aaa almoot boaeaeea Kodol
i- rt cuiimeiitictl and
I ascii ? few bottles nj it and it is the
only thing ttiatha-t relieved me. Would
not bo without it Haye diK-tored with
liH-dl physicians and with hopes of gct
bm relier, but Kodol Dyepepeia
Cure is the only remedy that has (lone
tai any good, mil I heartily recommend
tofforiog with indi
areetion or Dyi aid use it"
Bold tiy The NS inston Pr ii)* Co.
\ I >a-htcued Horse,
Kanni')? like mad down the street
dumping tho occupant", or a hu nd red
other accidents, ara every day occur
It behooves everybody to have
a reliable Salve handy and there's none
I as l'ucklen's Arnifn
Hams, i mo and Piles,
ear quickly under its aoothtog
effect SB cents at White .V Co's.,
At nst 1} Mistake.
Plunders are sometime* very
sive. Occasionally life itself ia the
price of a mistake, but you'll OOTOf he
wrong if you take Pr. King's New Life
Pi I la fear Dy ape leia Diantnaoa, Head?
ache, laver or Bowel troublea They
tie yet ihnrnogh Joe, nt Whim
PiM-tors (iiiild >ut Help Her.
' I had kidney trouble fur years,"
ii rites Mrs Kaymotid (.'miner, of Shei?
lah , "lind the doctors could not
help me. I tried Foley's Kidney (Jure,
and the very lirst doae Rave me relief
and I am now eared I cannot tay too
much for I- iley'a Kidney Cure." It
makes ide diseased kidneys sound so
they will eliminate the poisons fiom
the blood. Uoleee they do this
health ll Sold by W. li.
Boe'a Laxative Honey and Tar is an
improvement over Cough, laing and
Bronchial remedies. It acts on tho
cold oat of tho sys?
tem, cures Croup. Whooping Cough,
wards off Pneumonia and strengthens
the langs. Bee's Laxative Honeyiand
Tar is the beal Cough Syrup for child?
ren. Tastes good. Sold by Anderson
When you need a pill if is always
to buy tlc best. Daoe'a Little Liver
Try theo*. They
Lav.* a way of their ow ai. For sale by
Anderson Pr .
Ri ( asedfl'iieiiiiiniiiaoii KitopL
Wi do BOt know of a single instance
i cough or cold resulted in puen*
moina or consumption when Koleya
and Tar had been taken, lt
Wight and colds perfectly, so do
not take chanel's with some unknown
preparation which may contain opiates,
which cause constipation, a condition
that retards recovery from a cold Ask
for Foley's Honey and Tar and refuse
nny substitute offered, Sold by ff.
Ilewan'of (oinili rft its.
I at's is the only genuine Witch
Hazel Salve" writes .1 L Tucker, of
Crotta, Ala "I have used it in my
family for Piles, Cuts and Burns for
years and can recommend it to be Pa?
ve on the market Kvery fanii
ly should keep it, as it is an invaluable
lld remedy, and should always
?ai hand for immediate use "
mool 'inge, of North Hash, If.
V . says: "I had a fever sore on my
ankle for twelve years that the doctora
could not cure. All salvet and blood
remedies proved worthless. I could
not walk for over two years. Finally
: snooded to try DeWitt's Witch
Hazel Salve, which has completely
cured me. lt is a aoudeifol relief.'
Pe Witt's Witch Hazel Salve cures
without leaving a scar. Sold by The
?i Prag Co.
l-orcraked hands, chapped bps, and
rough skin. Pinesalve is the nicest,
quickeetj, best care, One application in
. bl proves it. For sale by An?
ut fur Coughs, Colds, Croup
and W hooping Cough. They are dan
n of the year. They
lead to pneumonia or consumption
You can preyent or cur" all such com?
plaints with Bee's Laxative Honey and
Tar?an improvement over all cough,
lung and bronchial remedies, and the
igh Syrup. Sold by Anderson
- make fat grave?
l's Norway Pine
Syrup helps men and women to a hap?
py, vigorous old age.
Women love a clear, healthy com?
plexion. Pure blta ti milpa it. Bur?
dock Blood Bitters makes pure blood.
Eagtal Boya (lu Ills Bark
a vita two BBplltaUeat of matt
ll will enre you.
tl .r Itriit! Co..
Kl' tun.,nd, Vlr.lula,
baan uslni* your Nerve
my liuck and tlrd lt
1 day. 1 had
I ct >n I d not move and
: an now out and lo
Vat*] truly yours,
? -lil KN, North View, Va.
Hold by White A Co. and Wln.ton limn lo
rna, scald head, hives, itchiness
of the skin of any sort instantly r liev
ed, permanently cured. Paan'a Oint?
ment. At any drug store.
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
Dig-oe** rvhnt yon emt.
Bom. Beeptt loao f..r kai
Alni -.. y drinks,
And suiiie fur Boda Billi thl ad
t 'f lundi >? a Ickt
Hut when tnt sui, la
To buttermilk; tis linn I
?or nt alar from tnt i h
A "april.k '
Half hld beneath a willow
Whoas ' nd fro
And whisper to tnt rilli tl
To lotter in tba si, i
Where atands th. ,.irn
A flipper haili*, upon ttie wall
To 7.1 tl
N-i votary icu aari ?* p.mn a
I.lbatlnna from nu urn
Llkt, buttermilk le 1,1 In a ,
liaised from tho roomy
Ah, can taara be a finer thing!
It'a sweet aa 1;
The water rippling from tr,, tprtng
is Uachlnf I-ok .a y..ii
While merrily lt dr!|
Through viat. i, rei -. and
You taste th. t.ir | ?;-.. :, | ll HpB
of bactar fr,,ui ii,
for-fOttea then arc ,!: .
That all thu sens..
And you your happy toni I
I., deep drawn l.riiiths of '.,>?
And he a know ol thia
Has one -clad truth tu I.
That buttermilk ls Squid I
wileri Unlit d tr..in tin churn.
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i Towards the Mountains.
BY S. RHETT ROMAN.
THi: Pullman ara 'affy as
la the way with trains on Bonnier
days when running through th?
em belt and the thermometer ranges
In the nineties.
Eunice and lassitude wire the dla
tlnctivo features of the menini
phere, and the people who sat ll
or less lounging attltu !??
of the window at the dying ls
or attempting to read newspapers (or
novels), tn spite of the walling of a sick
baby and the boisterous gamea and
?titi moro oppressive BSjoabblea of two
stout, rvell-dressi a boya, wira all moro
or less glum and silent
The only occupants of th. Pullman
who seemed to take life Humorously
and the heat and dust philosophically
wert a few drummers, merabera of
that clever, capable and enterprising
fraternity, the splendid advance guard
and tkirrnlsh line of modern com?
merce, and a handsome k'tI WOO sat
cool and unruffled and calmly observ?
ant In her section to whom the antics
of the boys seemed to furnish much
A miscellaneous collection of
and Huylers. golf sticks, a mandolin
case and the ordinary hand baggage
of a young woman accustomed to lux?
urious living, surrounded ber, and h?r
Blmple but effective travellru
made her a distinctive feature, as many
were the glances, covert or otherwise,
thrown In her direction.
There was inothi ' of that
aectlon of tho flying, rambling fain,
a young man who sat In the ll
and who, staring In gloomy abs'
out of the window, who took no notice
of the baby, the boys, the bil
even the young girl with the gray
eyes and smiling mouth, who certainly
was better to look at than
of marsh or forest through which they
passed the villages and bustling, thriv?
ing mill towns, whose tall factory
chimneys sent black, curling volumes
of smoke up Into the breathless air
of the bot June day.
The man In the corner never moved
or atlrred as the train sped on, and
the almost fierce look of his kt
blue eyes were certainly not I
the straight, green lines of cotton and
corn In thc fields which leena 1 to
turn and waltz by as they wen*
the plowmen and groups of llborera
stopping work to gaze with dull curi?
osity at the faces in the car Wladowa
Whatever his mental vision I i
certainly n distressing ana perplexing
picture, for his frown du pened and
the lines around his mouth grew hard
and stern as he worked at the appar?
ently unsolvable problem.
The many glances of curiosity and
admiration cast on the very pretty
girl were by no means ant
however great her Indifference might
be, but In her turn she threw more
than one look of puzzled scrutiny in
the direction of the gloomy, straight
cut profile In front of her, so plainly
outlined by the staring light of the
broiling June day.
"Oh, dearie! How could you?" came
plaintively from the placid mother of
the rough, good-looking boys, as their
orange finally landed on the shoulder of
the brooding young man.
Cora Stanfield was not sorry, as lt
made bim turn his head to ascertain
where tbe onslaught came from, and
gave her a very good etea Of a face
very much beyond the ordinar
in point of looks and character.
His smile was peculiarly attractive
she decided, as he nodded his accep?
tance of the excuses of the two red
haired boys, who openly declared that
he had Intended to hit "that fellow
over there," meaning one of the drum?
mers, who had hoi alously
kicking the orange In various direc?
tions out of reach whenever lt rolled
near where he sat, with evident gus?
The result was that the young man,
Furgus Grey, his train of BO]
thoughts broken, got up ind strcd-s
off to the sleeper, Cora supposed, aa he
did nat come back.
"Who ls that man?" Cora wonder d.
"I know blt face, or I BOld to know
Borne one very much like hta before we
went abroad. It can't be Furgus?
That's Ircpos.-' ?'-. He looks too old
and grave. - ..rgus and I had Boah
romps together years ago. What a de?
testable tease he waa. I remembei how
furious he used to make me, a
I loved him dearly. Furgus
ways a-gettlng Into scraps at school,
and giving Cousin Tom a world of trou?
ble, but that wat mostly Cousin Tom's i
fault, ha was so ridiculously atrate-t. j
could never tell him any of hit dim
times the man
D rmu Mas. All of
peed him That man looks very
much as Furgus would If I can ll
lar ind fawSh,
".Now I think of lt, Furgus ls 12 years
older than when I kisser] him ami cried
? I oat telling him goodhy, and
he laughed and told me ool '
silly, and said he would gin me one
of nora's puppies. Hi was only 16
"Laura ('.'infield told me last winter
nil alajut his email am nt to that hor?
rid Mrs. Panabaw. he was
sorry for him. Men ira aoch Idiots
where wotan arc concerned. I tl
Pargon weald have had
dat he see that a woman like that
would only marry him for lils D
He's out in Colorado, Laura told me,
developing some mines.
"That's Just like Furgus. That sort
Of life must, suit him down ta tin
ground. 1 N dn Tom ts
furious. He would liku Furgus to bo
a ' lark in bia book.
'i be Idea -ra, for
she smiled a pretty, wistful Introspec?
tive smile u*
childhood da>s, a smile caught and ap?
propriated by one of the unruly ball
ptayara, who amlled back.
down on the arm of Coi
. he kuows how to goll and play
tennis. I could see it in his flee Ha
didn't naiad being blt, aol a blt. If
lt had baan that old duffer over there
(indicating tin nepi i '.ii.... b
mad and gone and
complained to the conductor. Bet you
Whereupon Cora and :'
hoy who had a manly, frank look, la
spite of his freckles and broad mouth,
fell Into cheerful chat. Irrespective of
a and the unhappy baby which
had wisely ll gone to
ll spite of the thumping ,
Inflicted on it by Its benighted mother
In the belief that lt was soothing and
conducive to slumber.
"Isn't she a fool?'' thc i
temptuously referring to the i
'If I were that baby I'd yell Just to spito
her. Why doo'l aha put it dowe and
fnn it instead of thumping lt thal
To which Cora, i utily, a
congi nial col.
them as to fox terriers ns oom]
other dogs. "He's bully," aaddeolj
remarked tho boy, referring to the
tall man who had gOM out to smoke In
the sleeper, "i like that sort of fellow.
His name ls Grey?F. Grey, am! lu ls
from Colorado, 1 bat you he -
grisly?I've a mind to ask him when
he comes back."
. I How do you know?'' Corn
asked, catching her breath with an
acute sensation of surprise an
"I saw lt on his dress suit i I
of his eyes," remarked that keen ob?
server. "You nie dead fame, too, aren't
laughed gayl] and a firm friend?
ship based m. md re
Camden and herself forthwith.
ag, thc fi'';
? was no good. To
which t ad ll they ate or?
Last call for dinner had been an?
nounced by the dining car walter. That
agreeable Interruption was over, and
the train sped over trestle and bridge
and through rolling country which
made the clanging noise of the train
? as they dashed over the back
cut through tbe hills and diminish
when lt came to level land.
They were approaching the foothills
mountain where Cora wr,
to spend the summer, and the last
glimpses she had through the window
out Into the darkening night was that
of dotting lights, like fireflies, on the
hillsides In the cottages of the mill
hands grouped around some great mas?
sive brick cotton factory, brightly lit
up by electric lights shining through
Innumerable rows of windows, which
made a fairylike appearance on the
calm, starless bm kgronnd of the blue
aky a bo va
Cora lay In her sleeper wide awake
thinking of Furgus Grey.
"I wonder what his trouble ls? She
can't have thrown him over. Furgus
ls much too Important and rich a man
for that. What can lt be?"
The grave, troubled face of her one?
time chum and boon companion trou?
bled and preoccupied Cora, and I
that he had failed to notice i
ogr.lze her gave her a pang absurdly
keen and made her flush and grow In?
"I suppose he's going on to Washing?
ton where she ls. I almost wish he
will find out how shallow and selfish
and venal she ls. only that would be too
mean. He's such a fine, manly fellow.
It's too bad."
Finally Cora dropped Into a restless
sleep, silence having settled over the
sleeper, when suddenly an awful (rash
came, a frightful Jarring and Jolting,
while calls, screams and cries rang out
on all sides among a wild and inex?
plicable confusion?then the train stood
Cora bruised, and her arm bleeding,
sprang up and ran out to find the loco
BBOtlva detached, the front coach turned
over and smashed, and men ntrectlOl
people from the debris and bellini
the wounded and Injured.
Corn found herself kneeling by th<
side of aggressive and freckled Pick,
with whom she had sworn a life-long
friendship but a few hours before hold?
ing his hand In hers, while the blood
from an ugly cut on his head st rei me,]
down over her dark blue wrapper,
staining and min tv -. while
she called to bim and tried to bring
bim back to consclo
The bright glare from a lan''
over him and a ?e med to
? ? said gt atty, while tWO
arms raised thu lad from the embank?
ment, where he lay: "Come with him
In the sleeper; he's hurt, but not
killed. Stay with him until I bring
help; there's a doctor somewhere. I'll
go and find him."
Cora followed Furgus Grey and did
hit biding, and Dick's mother, having
fainted with fright, the boys helped
the doctor in his skillful work when
he bandaged his head and set bia
broken arm, giving Pick words of en?
couragement and cheer, which he ac?
knowledged with a brave smile, whilo
winking bravely the tears of pain
which came In spite of all his courage,
for it had to be Quickly done, and there
were others still more grievously hur
walting for the relief from morta
agonies which only a physician's aklller
knowledgo could give.
"You are a courageous little lad. yoi
t nobly," Furgua Grey aald when
lt was over.
Cora stooped and kissed Pick and
promised to stay with him until th*
rellef train came.
It waa while Cora was bending ovei
Pick that her sweet compassion and
singular beauty struck Furgus as In?
"Some women are perfect; other
are devils or worse still, too contemp?
tible to be worth wasting a thought
on," was Furgus Grey's reflection.
"You look pale and worn out. you
must drink this," Furgus said, produc?
ing a flask and sliver cup. Vomit out
In the fresh air, tt will do you good.''
L- li ing tho wrecked train and work?
ing parties, the lights, confusion and
noise, they sauntered off Into the near
by wood, and sitting down on a fallen
boa trunk, watched the appr
dawn as lt lighted and softened and
broke smilingly over the teena
"You aro very compassionate: I be?
lieve you would stand by a friend If
misfortune was to come to threaten,
wouldn't you0" Furgus asked after a
pause, as they watched the glorious
awakening of another day, wondering
why the beautiful face beside him
I so familiar, and how lt was
that they had so naturally fallen Into
friendly chat and an understanding.
The handsome girl reminded him of
little Cora, his stanch chum and play
B ho always stood up for him
when the universal reprobation pro?
claimed him terrible and wicked
It was her stanchness and falthful
>t spoilt by the adulation of her
world, which had made Furgus always
hold Cora up as superior to the rest of
If she has not changed and the child
ls not spoilt by the adulation of her
world, she ls a remarkable woman,
Furgus thought, the vague resemblance
between little Cora and thc beautiful
joting woman sitting beside him call?
ing up her Image with a wonderful dis?
"Are riot those the times when affec?
tion must be t^ueHt," Cora asked,
"Should be, but is not always by any
manner of means. What would you
toy of a woman throwing over the roan
she was engaged to, treatise she be?
lieved his mines were Hooded and use?
"I would say that the man was most
lucky; that he ought to have gone on
his knees and thanked Provid.
"You are perfectly right, it's rough
on a fellow who thinks he car.
peratcly for a woman; who has been
ass enough to imagine himself oared
for. Irrespective of his poss
but, aa you say, lie should thank God
for his deliverance, while lt was yet
"And the queer part of the business
Btlooad Furgus, smiling grimly,
that lt was a mistake about those
mines. The water did not harm them
and a new vein has bon located, which
adds to IU value."
"I am glad, was lt you that discov?
ered li?" Cora liked, turning to I'ur
irus, while the first golden ray of sun?
shine fell over her.
"Who are you? I never knew but
one little girl who had that look."
Furgus said Impulsively.
"I've known you for hours, Furgus,"
Cora answered, but she did not tell him
who enlightened her as to his identity.
The wreckage waa rapidly repaired,
and the wounded, with trained nurses,
taken on a hospital car to the next
"Your mother has promised me yon
ran come np to the mountains to gai
well and strong. So hurry, Pick, I'll
be walting for you," Cora said, smiling
lovingly down at Dick's white, but
"All right, will he be there? Grey?
That will be bully," Dick answered
It waa a little after sunrise when
the train steamed towards the moun?
tains, leaving a huddled, unsightly de?
bris along the side of tbe track be?
On the back platform, at the back of
the Pullman coach, two people stood
looking out towards the mountains,
just then glorified by the magnificent
sunshine of a glorious June day, and
which they were fast approaching.
Some of the golden light must have
penetrated within, they looked radi?
ant?N. 0. Tlmea-DemocraL
"I understand." said the Indignant
citizen, "that you used large sums of
money In tbs election."
'That's all right." answered Senator
Sorghum, cheerily. "I'll get lt al] back
one way or another "?Washington Star.
How Be Stood.
Her Husband?What do you mean.
Marla, by letting me atand here MUe a
fool while you are running all over the
store after bargains?
His Wife?I can't help how yon stand,
dear?St. Louts Republic
Benham?Our boy was a pretty baby,
but he gets plainer every day.
Mrs. Benham?Well, you didn't ex?
pect him to get to look like you all at
once, did you?-Tlt-B!ta.
A Difficult Job.
Willlas?A feilow never knows what
he ran do until?ah?er?
"1'ntll he tries to undo something he
has already done."?Town Toblct.
The Man?Did you ever notice what a
tplencTd color Mite Plnglelgh has?
The Maid?-Yes; and the mean thing
won't tell us girls what brand ahe ure*.
"What you want ls a little change,'
said the doctor. "Go to En rope."
"But a little change won't take me
to Europe, doctor "?Yonkers States?
"Yon Bald once before we were mar?
ried you would go to the devil for me."
"And I'm doing lt." groaned he as he
paid the mllllaer't bill.?Houston Pott
AT HERALD OFFICE.
Conditions of the Present
Cotton Crisis in England
Great Britain'* Createst Industry Sadly Hampered for
Lack of Raw Material
tty looklr.g forward
to the new cotton crop from
America. The partial fail?
ure of last year't crop and
the high price demanded for
this staple product brought
dire disaster to Lancashire Industries
from which lt ls hoped the new crop w ill
Statistics tell ub that the cotton Indus?
try ls England's greatest Industry; bot
a visit to Lancashire will bring home
the truth of that statement more con?
vincingly than any array of figures. It ls
only necessary to see the gigantic ware?
houses of Manchester and the long pro?
cession of "lurries" piled up with hy
draulleally-compressed ehlrttngs and
calicoes through Its streets, to realize
what ls the magnitude and Importance
of the industry of which Manchester ls
the center. The number of mills In Man?
chester Itself ls more comparatively lim?
it, a the tendency being to separate the
places of production and exchange.
How vast and complicated ls the process
of the disposal of the manufactured ar?
ticle a glance Into the huge cotton ex?
change which stands In the heart of
Manchester will show.
Good citizens of Manchester point with
pride to the size of the exchange and Its
2,000 members who swarm on the floor
end overflow into the adjoining streets.
Practically, only manufactured cotton is
dealt with In Manchester, dealings in
of gamblers In the Now York or I
Orleans "pitt." The direct cat
depression was the shortage In last
year's crops. Within recent years there
has been a tendency towards shortage,
and that tendency was last year accentu?
ated. Even If there had been co larger
shortage, sooner or later a crisis would
have come. The producing power of thc
world has grown, and the area of cotton
cultivation has not kept pace with the
growth of the manufacturing capacity.
In a way the stoppage of the Lanca?
shire mills may In time hurt the price of
ai cotton. England has for some
years been experimenting in a small w ay
with the growing of cotton In Its African
dependencies. A small degree of suc?
cess has been attained along tl i
coast of that continent and also In the
Soudan, but to long as the American
supply kept the spindles going the ex?
periments attracted but little Interest
or attention. Now both the manufac?
turers and the working classes are clam?
oring for the development of the co'tun
resources of Africa. They are calling
the present crisis a sharp lesson in "la?
tent Imperialism," and say that had the
latent cotton-growing resources of the
empire be,en developed the crisis In the
cotton Industry could not have occurred.
Government officials point to the fact
that cotton of rood quality has bven
grown for centuries In West Africa.
Cotton, too, of a promising qui:'
been coming from tho Soudan In small
Wl'HKKllS IN A LANCASH N HILL.
"spot" cotton?that ls, cotton In bal",
ready for delivery?being confined to the
Liverpool exchange. Liverpool, curi
oualy enough, has nrver been a manu?
facturer of cotton, and sees cotton only
In transit on Its way to and from Man?
chester in one form or another.
To tee cotton In the process of manu?
facture lt ls necessary to leave that not
very lovely etty and Journey to towns
even leas lovely. Tbe visitor can take
his choice of 60 good-sized towns with?
in fn miles of Manchester. He may go
to Oldham and find a town the tP
lnburg quivering with the vibrations
from countless mille; he may go to Bol?
ton and find a town larger than Dundee,
with mills In almost every atreet. Ash
ton-under-Lyne, Heywood, Middleton,
Castleton, and Rochdale will give him
ample opportunity of a further study of
the process of manufacture. If hlseduca
tlon Is not yet completed. One thing
he will find difficult to decide ls, which
ls the ugliest of all these swarming hivea
of Industry. The cotton trade has
brought many blessings to Lancashire,
but lt hat destroyed the beauty of one
of the prettiest counties In England.
How pretty lt was may be Judged from
the few remaining spots of beauty which
the cotton mill and coal mine have left
In every respect the cotton trade ls
ur.lqtie, bat perhaps its mott striking
feature ls the relations which exist be?
tween employers and employed. In no
other Industry lt there the same mutual
confidence and respect Between masters
and men. Since the great strike, and its
rettlement by the Drooklandt agree
m-ent, there has been peace, and the
terms of that agreement teem b
any future ttrlke out of the question.
Under that agreement the representa?
tives of tho men have access to the books
of the employers, and sotheslldlngscale
of wagea can be easily determined with?
out friction or suspicion.
Much misconception prevails with re?
gard to the caua^ of the cotton crisla,
and much indiscriminate criticism has
been passed on the American speculators
In "futures" Although the action of
those speculators has been detrimental
to the trade, Inasmuch as their dealings
have tended to unsteady the market and
cause unnecessary fluctuation, specula?
tion alone lt powerless to fetter a gTeat
Industry. The cause* :,i the crisis are to
be traced back far beyond the handful
quantities; but Lancashire, sntl.-fled
with the American supply, and falling
"think imperially." Rhe hasher
' iast of anticipating thc i!
of the rest of England, and her want of
foresight has -ar. But the
lesson has been learned, and with char
tlc energy Laaoaahlra has lost no
time In taking steps to guard against
r in the future
The shortage from which Lancashire
le now suffering bas perhaps only called
n to a problem which will be
f'lvt d In time to avert a greater catas?
trophe to Lancashire and the empire.
When the manufacturers of Lancashire
found themselves face to face with the
crisis they rdke to the occasion with
admirable courage and energy. They
Instituted general short time?that is
to say, it was agreed that the mlllt, ln
our? a week, should
only work fer IS hours. Recently It has
? .-ided to still further reduce the
working hours to IO. The object of this
reduction was to reduce the demand for
tbe raw article and prevent the price
from rising beyond a certain point
Had manufacture proceeded at the or?
dinary rate the price of cotton would
?OOO risen to such a point that manu?
facturers would hftv<> been unable to
sell th?ii lit, and finan?
cial disaster would have overwhelmed
Lancashire. Moreover, the reductions
of output tended to minimize any of
the evil effects of the speculation of the
? kings" In New York. Tl
ships entailed OM have been
borne without a murmur by tha men,
who are, naturally, the flitt to suffer
from the crista. Indeed, lt la not alone
the m?n who are the sufferers. In al?
most no Industry does female labor play
so Important a part. It ls a common
thing to And husband and a wife and
children working practically tide by
side In the same mill. The workers, bofh
n-i-ai and women, recognise th.'
steps which the masters have been com?
pelled to take are In their ultimate In?
terests, and they cheerfully bear the Im?
mediate lose for the sake of the fOtJtTO.
Normal times are ahortly expected to
return. In the opinion - f
qualified to Judge, the mills, on the ar?
rival of the new crop, will be able to
return* full time In October, and the
crisis. !? the great cot?
ton famine during the civil war In the
United States, will be over.
A -are sign of approaching revolt and
spriiays trouble In your sj -
vousness, sleepless!, ich up
sets. Klectric Hitters will quickly dla
ineiiilier the troublesome causes. It
never fails to tone the stomach, regu?
late the Kidneys and Bowels, stimu?
late the Li\ er, and elarifv the
lian down systems benelit particular?
ly and all the unusual attending aches
vanish auder its searching and
thorough effectiveness. Klectric Bit
ters ia only 50c, and that is return'"! if
it don't give perfect satisfaction.
Gauranteed by White A Co., Druggists.
I'i.'lil'Will h. liill.r.
Those who will
mendation of Pr. King's New' Dil
? sumption, trill have a lung aiai
ght with tl. if not
ended earlier by fatal termination.
Read what T. R. Beal!, of
has to say: "Last fsll ni v wife bad
? of consumption
? ry after everything
else had failed. Improvement came
Uld f-"ir bottles entire,/.
ber. Quaraateed by White A Co.
Pruggi.f*. Price 50 cents and (LOO.
Trial bottles free.
Easing His Conscience.
Dauber?Is thia beam ii ul woman'-!
Portrait a reality or an a.-pirath-u?
Bplather?No, that's a portrait of Mr.,
Dauber?I i 'rump li
thia charcoal sketch ls your lava
Splasher? I hit! lo ''.raw that to cati
ray conscience, rial la Mt N?wua;
1 lons aa aha rea;.', .oks?l'.rookly i
"You are losing taureat in lae,'* abs
He argues that he la not, but shl
pouts and r- , Final?
ly he wants lo know why she sayi
such a thing.
thoo thlt afternoon In a knot that
would not como untied of H
His Occasional Wish.
"Why don't you ever want to go t?
I Wedding?" mapped Mrs. Kn;,,-, k. "'
don't beil-jvo >ou've been to a wed?
ding tinco you attended your own."
".No," mildly responded Mr. )'
"I haven't And," be added, aoftlv,
to himself, "I sometimes wish I badu a,
attended that one."?Philadelphia Bul?
As to Scriblet's Fame.
"Scrlblc-t bas turned out a great
quantity of stuff with hit pen, but hai
he ever written anything that will en?
"I think he has. I have itveral of
his promlasory notes In my poMtaasloii
which I expect to hand down to pos?
terity just aa be gave them to me."
Accuatomed to Carriages.
Old Lady?Why do jou call your car
riage when you aro going tuch a thor
Mlat Upperten?It lt unnecessary, per
haps, but 1 never think of walking. W<
have always had a carriage, you know
Old Lady?Yes, I remember. You:
grandfather kept his carriage, too. Ht
peddled milk from lt,?N. Y. Weekly
Good as Har Word.
Esmeralda?She used to say that 1
the ever married a man lt would b
because she wanted to make him mis
erable, yet ahe married that young Flz
zletop after she had known him only t
Gwendolen?Yet; lt seems to ba vi
been a case of hate at drat sight.?Chi
"They have come up In the world,
have they not?" asks the friend of other
"Indeed, yea," eeye the friend who hat
kept track of them. "Why, they have
reached that ttage where they correct
your pronunciation of their name."?
A MATTER OF HEALTH
HAS KO SUBSTITUTE
WHAT SHALL I GIYE?
A Itna Silk Ctibrella UN tofl2.
, 1 Hutt ms - I .'.a to lill.
.Is - pio-a - - ? ,i- t. WJ9,
(loltl BlBBBhSB ???Lol to ?.?>?*'.
(ititi Rings.1.ntl up.
(J old Rings for Children
Sterling,Silver N tveltiet. Hand
-.iiicCit-gla-*., and China, (Mocks,
- .v.c. A-i\ Ac.
i-'ire f a a- to show
W. T. BLANTON,
Jeweler and Optician.
suitable for all occasions.
Vdu will not lind it any
trotiLk- to gekct ? pu
from thc- large assortment of
CHINA and SILVER WARE,
CUT-GLA88 snd CARVING
arc thc PRETTIEST
shows in town.
anil l>c convinced.
S. W. PAULETT 4 SON.