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Si i "4 :,1 t ' t 1 ' f t i ' . i 1 I The DURHAM RECOKU&u. Semi-Weekuv -EVERY TUESDAY AND FWDAY. By ZEB. P. COUNCIL. ESTABLISHED 1820. Entered as second class matter August 8, 1903, at the post office at Durham, N, C, undertfae act of Congress of March , 1879- Su&scription Rates : One year..... Jijoo tlx mouths. 50 cw,ts Choree months 35 cents Rates for advertising made known on application. DURHAM. N. .. Jan. 21, 1908. As the blind tigers are not to have a hearing in the superior court here this week or next, they will hardly suspend opera tions. Civil eourt is in session this week, and while there is nearly full time ahead for it, there are almost as many cases left off the docket for various reasons. WE often wonder 11 some men hid all the money they want if t iey would be happy. The only thing1 apparent to make them un happy would be that they would be out of a job. IF the irishman, who at a re rival of religeon heard the shout ing and reaching the point where be thought one side had been hollered for enough, said: "Hur ray for the devil," should strike tbjs state just now he would evidently holler for the saloon man.1, - " The Legislature is at it What they will do remains to be seen. Possibly since they have been away from Raleigh they can so liloquize as the insurance adjus ter did when a new man came up to explain some difficult situation that had arisen in the settlement of a claim, when he remarked to the young man:' 1 have been in this business 23 years and I am not near the dam fool I was when I first began. .... T.'U'"-'- Sver been able to understand that we men tion now: How if a man beats another out of a small account by failure to pay his bill, he is class ed at a dead-beat, while the fel low that goes in and makes an assignment and pays ten or fif teen cents on the dollar of his in debtedness after taking advan tage of the homestead exemp tion, can set up in business again and be regarded as a true gentle men. Waste is Lumbering The forests of the Southern Appalachian Mountains have been cut so eagerly for the val uable hardwoods they contain that very little virgin timber is left and about 85 per cent of the area 13 second growth. The drain on these forests by many industries is immense. The 1 jrr.bermen are going over the land for the third time. First they took only the ,rime oak and poplar saw timber. Next they took the oak that were suited lor barrel staves. Now they are after whatever mer chantable trees are left, such as birch, chestnut, and gum. ! Moreover, these forests have been, and still are, logged very wasteiully. Nearly three-quar A . It I . . ., . ters 01 me iimoer cut xor ties 13 wasted. Double or even treble the number of ties now cut could readily be secured from the same area without injury to the forest By simply taking all the suitable trees, 125 ties could be cut from an acre which now yields only CO, and if all of the wood in the trees were fully utilized 170 additional ties per acre could be secured. With mine timbers the story is the same. Fully 40 per cent of the timber handled in procuring them is entirely wasted. Finally, fires are injuring the prodactivcnt-rsBof the Appalachian foresfs by rurring ovor the ground and killing young growth, Circular 118, just published by the Forest Service, discusses the whole question 'of managing to better advantage the second growth forestsof the Appalachian region. This publication can be obtained of the Forester Washington. Well Inown Here. it was with the greatest sor row that a host of friends in the city heard yesterday of the death at 7 o'clock yesterday morning of Miles Goodwin, one among the best known and most popular of Raleigh's business men. While Mr. Goodwin has been ill since Christmas with a com plication of kidney and liver troubles, it was not until within the past week that his condition was regarded as critical. Find ingthisso he was taken three days ago to the Rex hos Hospital for an operation, but this failed to give him a new lease on life, and the end came at 7 o'clock yesterday morning. Mr. Goodwin, till the time of his sickness, looked the picture of health, 6trong, vigorous and robust, his condition being such than within the past year he has accepted by two insurance lines. He ranked high as an energetic and popular business man, hav ing for fifteen years been with theRoyall & Borden Furniture Company of Raleigh, being the manager for the business here at the time of his death. Genial, sunny-spirited and warm-heart ed. Miles Goodwin is mourned by a host of friends. Mr. Goodwin was thirty-eight years old and was bora in Per quirmans county, a son of the late Miles and Elizabeth Good win, who resided in Raleigh for number of years, removing here about 1870. At one time Ir. Goodwin was in Durham for the Royal & Borden Company, but returned to Raleigh after wo years, making this his per manent home, his value as a cit ized and as a business man grow ing with the years. Mr. Goodwin resided with his family in West Raleigh,jat street, his home life being a most happy one. ' j The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the church of the Good Shepherd, conducted by the rec tor, Rev. I. McK. Pittenger. The interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Miles Goodwin was strong ly entrenched in the hearts of his friends, for he was strong in his friendships. He was a work er and his energy had made ad vancement for him. There is the deepest sympaty felt for his family, and his friends feel that in his death a valuable citizen has passed ut of Raleigh. -Raleigh News and Observer, Jan. 18. Hr. Jotics Cead. News reached Durham Friday that Thomas H. Johns, of Wake county, died about 5 o'clock in the afternoon after an illness of a yar. The message came to C. II. Johns, of this city. The elder Mr. Johns was a very prosper ojs citizen of Wake and had held the position as head of the coun ty board of education of Wake. For a number of years he was thus identified with the county. He leaves a family of nine chil dren, a number of relatives and one brother in Durham county. The funeral was held Saturday from Mount Moriah Methodist church, which was for years his place of worship. The Trinity Athletic Associa . -..mi ,.... tion are contemplating the send ing of a relay team to Charlotte on February the 21, where an athletic meet will be held in large which a percentage of the leading South Carolina Colleges will be represented and in which Aand M., Davidson, University of North Carolina, and Trinity College have been asked to participate. SHORT LOCAL ITEMS Among our callers today were Judie Keith, of . Northside and J. P. Roberts of Bahama. . , Recitations at .Trinity college have been suspended; with this and next week while mid-term examinations are being held. The board of city aldermen were in session Monday nigh looking after the routine business of the city. Nothing , of specia importance was transasted. The New York Stock company, which has been doing business here for a number of .years has gone into bankruptcy. The in debtedness is placed at $24,000 with an inventory of $16,000, Quite a number of Durham people went down to Raleigh to be present at the meeting of the legislature to help in the effort to have them pass a prohibition law for the entire state. Congressman W. W. Kitchin was here this week where he was to appear in a case in the penor court. The case was com promised, and Mr. Kitchin re turned to his home in Roxboro. . A new firm for Durham is the Bull City Drug Company, which was incorporated - last week. The new firm is composed of col ored people and a new building will be erected on Parrish street, where they will conduct the new business. Washington Mangum died at his thome near Bragtown last week. Deceased was seventy- one years of age and had lived in Durham county all his long and useful life. The funeral and burial took place Friday after noon at Eno Church. Seven defendants walked op to pay the fine for Sunday drunken ness Monday. Two other defend ants paid five dollars each for beating the train, while a little negro ooy was given a good switching by ' his mother for some petty offense. ORIGIN . OF . SUNDIALS. wprii Said, Mad the . First Omi UmI The Chaldeans claim the honors it the first sundial, and from them &e knowledge of it found a war through Egypt and Greece. Herod otus eats that the Greeks learned from the Chaldeans the art of mat tag dials and dividing the day into twelve parts, and while many allu sions are found in Ureeic literature bearing on the length of a shadow n telling the time of day no expU' aation is given of how this measur ing is done. A story u told of nan who was invited to dine when t shadow was twenty feet long, which was about the hour of 5 in the afternoon, according to the host s reckoninir, but the overanx ious gueet mistook the invitation to read according to morning shadows and arrived before the feast was served. This story finds a parallel in the memories of many who have visited in wcludcd mountain district whore the mountaineers toll the time of day by the shadows that creep from summit to summit. The Arabs wre the very Hrrt to intro duce sundials howinjr the, hours f equal length. The oldift now in ex istence, however, give signs of C!r?fk workman-hin. On? u tonni in Egypt at the bae of Cleopatra'i Needle, and another, the mot pre' l nt!oti of PtinlmJ!, h in Athens the Temple of the Wind., in reality an octagonal nuiiotng with a dial on each of the eight t'vfr. Man? tree wais were iifmirvcicnn m form, while those of the .Scandina vians and haxons were vertical or horizontal. St. Augustine introduced the Ro man system into Englsnd, and many of the old churches in En. land have vertical sundials over the ioors, and throughout England and Scotland they are frequently found in the side of houses, while the hor. Izontal dial is used in the garden or an me lawn, in time they became the fashion, princes made gifts of them, and they were considered ap propriate monuments to the dead, and they became more handsome and elaborate in design. A fine sample of the art is that at Olamia castle, which has eighty-four gno mons. The simplest de?in is that rrimL the block of htone with a dial en- graved upon it and rude gnomon, or triangular projecting plew , whic h ry ii nwiow tlmws the hour of the mone, is iahciFully :a3envatTon- "the know man or gnowman of a dial, the shadow whereof pointetn out the howers." Kansas City Star. In tha Kitchen. ; Miss Ella (tue cooti Go long. now. Mlstnh Johnsing! Uow dar kiss man ruby lips? -, Mr. Johusoa Fo' de Laird, Mies Jackstng. Ah Jess couldn' eralst claim' In' de privilege when An seen dat mis- tletoe. ; r Mlas Ella-What mistletoe r all talklo" 'boutJ . f Mr. Johnson Wy, dat hangln'-rom bnson Wy. dat hanguT-fom IalrJs'l"r.:,.1. de shelf Miss Ella bunea o' spinach! For tha Pratant. MI am very glad to learn." satd the artrl friend who had come to spend the Christmas holidays with her. "thut yon are on good terms with Mr. Smiley for the present. "Yes." replied Miss Smlrkey, "lust for the present, you know." - A Curious Lako. In the midst of KUdlne, an Island la the North sea. Is perhaps the most ca rious lake In the world. The surface of Its water la quite fresh and supports hili!ly oTthV".?; fresh water creatures vegetation, but deep dow as tne bluest depths of the sea. a sponges and salt water fish live and have their being, to the delight and !c?patr of all scientists. London Bat- and salt water fish live and urday Review. All poisonous serpents have movable fangs, which are found In the upper Jaw and when not la use close up like the blade of a penknife. At the base of every poison fang there are numerous germs of others, and the fang, if broken or lost, is replaced In few weeks by the growth of another. The plant known as vervain, which Is not distinguished for beauty and which grows nowadays utterly disre garded, was so sacred to the Druids that they only gathered it for their divinations when the great dog star arose, in on!er that neither sua nor moon should see the deed. Tes. sir, he wife afraid o the banks bnstin' on him, an' so he burled his money ' Ilaa he got it yetr No. lie forgot to blase the tree whar It was. an' the owner put up sign, Xo Tretpaaaing on These Grounds.' "Atlanta Confutation. Hiss Smlth-I see that the legislature kas passed a law prohibiting the wo men from wearing stuffed birds or feathers on their hats. Aunt Maria- It ain't fair. I've beard of now the men In the cities wear swallowtaOed coats, and they never say a word against It Bohemian. After meeting Tennyson for the first time an Englishman asked the poet's friend, Jonas Bpeddlng; if bis tempera' ment was as melancholy as his coun tenance Indicated. . "Well" gDeddin ,... r "u MtCfrpajraoa finds himself in very gve company.' The word "slothful" Is rather a mis nomer, for in its satire habitat-1 large tree a sloth can and does travel very rapidly. Anv vnnno tadtf wfin AaiAm SSfrsSESH? is w wttjk n uu ulju r: J9 Alia u&.& 1U 4H"in and the person yjbaX Do They Cxut'l The above ewwtlon Is often asked eon Cerolog Dr. Plt-rw'n two feadiii mdW elom, "Golden Mnrlicvl Dlseeverv" and L' 1 . t 1 . . ' The answer la that "OnMon Vrtl-1 Dlaecvery Is a most potent alfraiive or blood purifier . end tonic or invtrorator snd acts especially favorably lo a curs tie way opon all the mucous llnlns; sar imots as oi tne bron Jiial tubes, blalla-carln a IUI Muim Ikfnil rnaieayta whether k ileaM hMUiaifiu.u.K.t.ftL. naai -Vcs, the ChiMt, lar ;.:bron: cel., itorDaciN bowel t(a rgssz terns or other Xlle torg?ftk Evrn tii I''fVLi,f'. it IS rftAn m.....4 ..I ! ,l mgg ES2iH tne totle Snd flTVina. For Weak wnrn. out, ov r-workmi wornon no miter what tne oraK-down, "Favorite HrevrlptloR'will bo loond moteffrrtle In built ins; Bp the utrrngth. r irnUting wwnariij lunruort. auixiulnit pain ami lrirl.gln tU.ui a h al Jsj, vliforoua coiidltloi of the wh yti-m. A tool of bmrtirulani urmii rxrh tmtlW lf!lrti tie formula of U.th nwtfklm and l-Kiunn' wnat rri-t .r emmi.t md ':al auUiira. wtuvt wnrk t i.f....nii. of pny-fcliinsof all the arkuoltof t-ratice w'lum in prtrnidfu. f oi arn In iff' i;nt enU-rtnit lnu tbrm nKtlirliK-s. jn. wruof pralMt ltil j,n tho pvpral lirllrnw entrliir into'jfcjrtor have mrre wpieht than any amount of Don i proMslonal tn.tlmotilak Wium Stirh ranre wrltln Utr thoruldinr.of th!lr medcsl eretbma and know whereof they pmk. Ii'tli RfdidoM are niin-.V'nWlo twv. i eontaio no harmful hal.lt formlnd or. Iw.-lns; romprwidof rlywrle eitracuif th. rnouof native, Amerlran m-dlrlnalft planu They are both U'f In mndlclne. You can't thoe mflttciss of known eomooaiuon. Hirru Vi any aNTt nmtrnm. . ,1 Dr. Flfne'sl'nilfta. small. sneaMAtML I esur to U as eandy, rofnlste snd to aUst,aH:h.WatlbUweU. Uurate Notice of Administration ! I aa.'t i I - " we lcKMi, decease.!, this is to will tiU aie tmil forwanl snd limit im. Si s! talsa t.Mem.jr.ls Thl. Janunry I hi. etate t prjnt them to the under J" iKiim on oi twiire i.nujiry to. tooo. or I ,u" mK this notice villle t-lewl Ir h?r JlMt ??fLin ihU lon " reroverv. kit i r J.n. i,ij...t . i.i a to 10 tmttet and nfa - IflffB I . t - lor. A. A. Mt'J'.lwX'K, J B. KICIIOIA m PR W Free Gifts to Both Old and New . Subscribers....! 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