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U. THOS. L. TERRY,
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Special attention given Surgery, Sur
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ltofiefocal Surgeon for Southern Pa
SOffice: Over Walker's Store
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E S. HEMPSTEAD,
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TWr. Cubimns df -Jokes Ground Orit by the
The Greenesboro Herald has this In- I
"Our venerable friend, Judge Dolvin bi
of Siloamn, says he- has been justice
of the peace continuously for forty
four years, and during that time has
married 183 couples and received in it
exchange for said service only one t
bushel of sweet potatoes.
However, he has never had the ex
perience of Judge Edwarr:s of lee. who a
married a colored couple and was
presented with a string of fish, and a
year after the gro'om said to him:
"I wish ter de Lawd I'd eat dem ish."
Not Much Difference.
"Sir, you have aeceived me!" ex
claimed the angry damsel. "You told
me you were working and earned a
big salary, and on that statement you
have been holding me in your arms
and have become: engaged to me. I
now find that you do not work and
that you are a conftrned loafer."
"Guilty!" replied the wretch. "but
Barnum said the American people like
to be humbugged."
"Humbug whom you choose, sir, but
I. sir, do not propose to be bum
Having nothing else to do he put
that in his pipe and wint out to smoke
A Question of Climate.
An old colored preacher was telling
his congregation that after death they
would probably go to the moon. After
meeting one of the best-informed of
the brethren said to him:
"Br'er Jinkins. don't you know dat
de moon is col' ez ice, en ain't got no
fire 'tall in it?"
"Br'er Thomas." replied the parson.
"ef hits a fire you a-wantin' des keep
on in ide way you gwine en you can't
"The best of us," said the man of
generous inclinations. "are occasion
ally betrayed into a deviation from
the strict paths of truth."
"George Washington never told a
lie." was the rejoinder.
"That is only hearsay. There is
nothing on record to show that Wash
ington personally, ever made the
claim. He was too truthful a man
to venture any such assertion."
lanaguing to Live ThroncDh It.
"Still doubled up with that infernal
rheumatism, are you, Notley? Upon
my soul. I am sorry for you." said the
friend who had dropped in for a short
"I am glad to have your sympathy."
replied the sufferer, wincing a little as
a sharp twinge caught him in the el
bow joint. "but I have read the obitu
aries of 32 people who were sorry for
Glad to Find Where It WTa, I.oqt.
Pompous individual-Are you aware.
sir, that you deliberately placed your
umbrella in my ear last evening?
Fellow-clubman-Most careless of
me, I'm sure. I wondered what hali
become of it. and--would it be too
much trouble for you to return it?
A Frlenltsh Amusement.
"You are his rival ill tlve?"
"Yet you profess friendship for
"I do. I have been his dentist for
several years. and I wouldn't forego
the fun of fixing uip his teeth for any
thing in the world."
,ome Tall Thil.kllsg.
"You are not cold." said the mental I
curist; "you just think you are.
"Think it. do I'?" chattered the gen
tleman with the l!ue nose and shiver
ing limbs. "Well. if that's the case I'm
doing some tall thinking just at pres
Mlean lRevenge of a .Wilted inn.
Miss Elderly-l'm very sorry. Mr.
Woodby. but I can never be anything
more to you than a--"
Woodby (interrupting) ---Yes, that's
just my bad luck-and i've got two
Judge-"Flave you formed any preju
dlice against the prisoner?"
Juryman--"I have seen some news
paper pictures of him."
"Judge--"You are excused."
"I can see your fortune in your
"I can carry it there without ersmp
lag my fingers." he stated.
Aa 3atimste of Soelety.
SAscam-You don't care muCh for so
Sciety, do you?
Orabbe--No. Society is nothing but
-a idolols school, where every no
body is taught to try to be somebody.
dlmmemea 1sMe Mo Chaolse.
".3jmaesm is still wearimg his
Ii.trn oe. 'll be ha~s if
I would make such a guy -of myse lf"
"Perhaps you are 'used to going
Lonesome All Round. S
The ark had'been about ten days on t
its journey, and the occupants were by
this time well acquainted. 1
"It's a dreary time." said one of the i
two fleas. "Here we are compelled to 8
satisfy ourselves with but two dogs
to live upon."
"I'm getting lonesome," said one dog 1
to the other. "There are not enough
fleas to lend zest to life, and the mi
crobes are all camped on the two cats." t
A Novel School tign.
A correspondent says that an Itiner
ant colored "teacher" proposed to es
tablish a school in Liberty county and
put up this sign:
"Grammair will be Teeched Hair.
Also Spellen and Multerplecatin. Rates
will be Resonble, Considerin the
At the Flortda HoteL
Guest-I say, landlord, your foodl
and cooking is worse than it was last
His 55 BhIL
Tutcher-You haven't a $5 bill about
y u. have you?
"'lutcher-Yes, , have. How did
you guess it?
Tutcher-- Just thought you might
Klutcher-I just got it this morning.
Here it is: "J. Klutcher to A. Taylor.
Dr., to trousers. $5."
(|irls Usnally I)o.
"Have you Moore's poems?" inquir
ed the swet young thing.
"I think so, miss. I'll look in a min
ute." replied the clerk in the book
store. "By the way, here's a fine new
story, just out. It's called 'Just One
"I want Moore." she interrupted
"Al, yes, it is true." said Phil Ossi
fer, who was almost bald, "that the
hairs of our heals are numbered."
"From a hasty estimate." replied Jes
ter, "I presume you would call yours
the four hundred."
Qnlte a )ltrIrr-nt Thing.
"Maude was awfully put out at the
theater last night when that lady be
hind her asked her to remove her hat."
"Yes. but she was madder yet at that
woman in front of her who wouldn't
take hers off."
MusIe and Mu'cle.
n Dora-"You enjoyed the recital. af
ter all, didn't you, Dick?"
Dick--"Indeed I did. Say. Dora. I'm
going to drop dumbbells and learn to
pound the piano."
Old Friend--Was your daughter's
marriage a success? Hostess-Oh. a
great success. She's traveling In Eu
rope on the alimony.-New York
It wouldn't be so annoying to call up
the wrong man on the telephone if it
didn't take so long to find out that
we've got him.-Brooklyn Life.
"Ethel. I don't think you ought to
go to any plnce of amusement. This
is Lent." "I'lace of amusement, mam
ma? It's an elocutionary contest."
"Wondter what is the oldest business
on earth?" "Mine." said the grafter.
"The con blusiness is older than farm
ing. It began in tile Garden of Eden."
"I think it was so unkind of him."
"What?" "Why. when I said auntle's
mouth was a perfect Cupid's how. he
said: 'Yes, but she's too fond of shoot.
ing it off.' "-lPhiladelphia Bulletin.
"I wonder how she makes such a
success of keeping boarders?" "Wby.
she has the greatest knack you ever
saw for serving next to nothing In
first-class style."-Philadelphia Bulle
"None of the reviewers spoke harsh
ly of my book." said the author. "Yes."
answered the publisher, coldly. "That
is a sign that they did not read it.
They merely glanced over the preface."
Teacher-Now. Maslter Kirby. you
ar should be more correct in your com
position. You say, "I love sehool."
SNow, school cannot be loved. Can't
you use a more correot expression?
Master Klrby-I hate school.-Stray
"8outh Carolina i attracting too
ut much attention in the Senate," said
- the North Carolina elitlciaa. "She's
. casting us lin the shade." "That's so,"
agreed hi ilieutenant. "and what we
want to do Ise to get 'Jam' Jeeries to
ls settlo here and msake him eiater foe
If ue,'--hlenddia Vim
L~*s DicvresSbpiac ith o'
Sensational claims have been :made 't
ia the English press in the past "few F
days in respect to an inuenttonr of 'a a
new valve mechanism which has been a
tried on the Great Northern -railway. o
It is asserted it will reduce coal con-"
sumption 40 per cent, and that the
locomotive thus filled at 140 pounds of
steam will do more work than an or
dinary one with 210 pounds. The a
president of the road told stockholders n
yesterday that its importance was
It may be said in this . connection l
that another invention which is really
epoch making. was recently perfected.
and will be soon announced. It has
been tested by the highest authorities,
who affirm it will revolutionize the
motive power of the world. It cannot
yet be described, but it comes from
A New Steel Process.
Thomas A. Edison, Jr., has made
some brilliant inventions of his own
the latest of which promises to be one
of the most important of the decade,
but he calls it an accidental discovery.
With the co-operation of his uncle,
William Holzer, Thomas Edison, Jr.,
has invented a cheap process for
toughening steel, iron and copper. The
process is so simple that a ton of
steel, the inventor says, can be treated
at a cost of only about $1. It is said
that the whole body of metal is thus
toughened and made homogeneous.
and it is claimed the process is su
perior to the Krupp, Harvey, or any
known process. Expensive tests are
now being made by the British govern
ment with a view of adopting the new
process for armor plate. A company
of which Thomas A. Edison, Jr., is
president, has been incorporated with c
a capital of $1,000,000. The stock is
being placed on the market by Mr.
John A. Thompson. the well known
banker of 35 Wall street. who is secre
tary and treasurer of the company.
Insures safety in Mines.
An apparatus recently described in
a recent publication is intended
especially for use in measuring the
ventilating current in a mine or other
place where it is desired to ascertain
the amount or velocity of the air pass
ing, such velocity providing the es
sential data from which the volume
can be calculated at any distant point
or station, thus oftentimes acting to
save the lives of miners when the ven
tilation fails to carry off the explosive
gases from the mine.
New Blasting Cartridge.
The numerous accidents constantly
occurring with high-power explosives
used for blasting purposes emphasizes
the necessity of exercising great care
Smothers Flame of Explosion.
in handling the materia.a and the wis
dom of employing the best safety de
vices to prevent accidental discharge
and to extinguish the resulting flames
in case the explosion does take place.
A large percentage of the damage from
such accidents results from the spread
of the flames instantly after the con
cussion, and when no one is prepared
to combat them and they easily take
hold of the splintered woodwork. The
special object of the invention shown
in the drawing is to surround each
individual cartridge with a fire ex
tinguishing agent, adapted to smother
the flame arising from the explosive.
of the cartridge and case is shown.
In the illustration a sectional view
the cartridge being suspended in the
center, with its electrical firing mech
anism, the bottom of the case rest
ing on a projection secured in the end
of the case, while the wires leading to
the sparker pass through the center
of the sealing cork. The projecting
shield is preferably made of paraf
fine-coated pasteboard, which can be
manufactured at low cost and will
contain either a liquid or gas to ex
tinguish the flames. The patent on
this safety blasting cartriuge has been
granted to Thomas F. Durham of
Popular Journals every now and
again recount that wheat found in
mummy cases has been plantel, germi
nated and grown. Certain wheats of
Egyptian origin are known as mummy
wheats. The legend will probably live.
but it has no verifiable basis. M. E.
Gain has recently tried extensive ex
periments with wheat taken from
Egyptian tombs and finds that no ce
reals there found will reproduce their
kind. The embryos of such grains are
completely dead, although the reserve
tmaterial is perfectly fit to nourish
them were they alive.
lMareeonl System Weak.
An ~2nglish electrician in the course
i ef a long article on the statement that
Marconi had succeeded in telegraph
ing signals from Cornwall to New
i foundland by his system of wireless
Stelegraphy takes occasion to point out
7 that there is another side to the ques
tion of cables versus the Marconi meth
od. He declares that at his very best
o Marconi could signal only fifty words
S a minute, assuming that there were no
SInterruptions, no "service" communica
tions, or other items which would tend
e to reduce the amount capable of trMs
e misalon. Next in order to this matter
rof sbawness (with risklt-of atorms doe
ieslal g tLhe apprstas) oome the cr
'tention that mepsages set by the
HeLtazin electrie waves could be read
almost anywhere, but this theory has
already been refuted in part .by Mar.
Perfeeted ltek Pai.
Many a pail of milk has been lost by
a kick from the cow just as the task of
milking her was about finished and
many a stray bit of dirt falls into the
open pail if the farmer is not extreme
ly careful in his labors. John Heustis
King of Garrity, Ala., believes that
the pail he has just designed will save
the milk in case of an peset pail and
Prevents Spilling When Overtured.
also prevent the gathering of impuri
The top of the pall has a screw
threaded flange, to which a receiving
bowl is secured by a similar flange.
In the center of this bowl is a strain
er, and below the strainer is an open
frame, in which is placed a loose cone
corresponding in shape to the under
side of the strainer. As soon as the
pail is tipped over,the flow of the milk
toward the strainer seals the cone and
effectually closes the outlet until the
pail is righted again.
The Pressure of Light.
The idea that the waves of light
produce a mechanical push, or pres
sure, was advanced years ago by Clerk
Mreywell, but he could not offer a theo
retical proof. Recently Professor
Lebedew of Moscow has made an. ex
perimental demonstration of the
"pressure of light." He employs a
radiometer resemling the familiar
Crookes radiometers with their revolv
ing vanes, but uses a largely and more
completely exhausted bulb, from which
the heating effect that is tne principal
agent in moving the Crookes vanes is
excluded. When the light falls upon
the vanes they are driven before it,
and the intensity of the pressure thus
revealed comes within ten per cent of
that calculated by Maxwell. The effect
is independent of the color of the
light, and directly proportional to its
Steel Freight Cars.
Europeans are just waking up to the
fact that the pressed steel freight cars
of American railways present great I
advantages. The Pressed Steel Car
Company of Pittsburg has delivered, a
since 1896. more than 120.000 cars of
this class, which are now in use in
America, Australia. China, Japan. In,
dia, Egypt, Mexico-besides a very few
in South America and Europe. They
have carrying capacities varying from
fifty to 110 tons, while the ordinary I
wooden car carries about thirty tons,
and the freight car of France, from'
eight to twelve tons. The steel car
are cheaper and last longer than the
older form and for a load of forty-flv e
to fifty tons have a dead weight of i
only fifteen tons, while wooden cars t
carrying twenty-seven tons have at
dead weight of thirteen and a hall
M. Santos-I)umont, in discussing his
future experiments with airships re
cently, stated that the one he is now I
building. No. 7. which will be the larg
est he has yet used, will be cigar
shaped like the others, but that it will
have two inner cases instead of oni
and be without inside framework, the
gas pressure alone being depended up
on to keep it rigid. He also said it
would be provided with two petrol mo
tors of forty-five horsepower each, and
expressed the opinion that petrol
would soon be the sole power used for
aerial traffic for the reason that with
it half of the power is derived from the
air. thus minimizing the weight of fuel
to be carried. M. Dumont further re1
marked that he intended continuing
Shis experiments for the present with
Smachines of one man capacity.
1 er Measuring Air Currents.
The inventor of this apparatus I,
Joseph Thompson of Manchester. Eng
land. The vertical shaft which sup
ports the hemispherical cups has a
metallic disk in contact with a spring
finger attached to the side of the cham
ber as shown. but one side of this disk
Is covered with a crescent-shaped non
conductor, which serves to break the
current by interposing between the
disk and finger at every revolution.
SThe chamber is filled with petroleum
or other oil. ~hu excluding dust and
gas from the working parts and serr
Sing as a lubricant for the spindle.
SThe way of the transgressor may be
Shard, but that of his victim Is generally
a little worse.
Alter all, Cromus was- only mesr r
. ably suecesaal. He never was eiled
•i a Napoleen of Saanee."
AS WELL AS
RICE AND OIL LANDS
Office at McFarlain House.
Dr. Tom Terry's Drug Store.
AS TO THE QUESTION OF HEAT, WELL
The fire was hot enough for Dr. Tom and burnt up all his Drugs.
but seekers of Bargains in Toilet Articles, Perfumeries, Patent
Medicines, Etc., will find Dr. Tom a hot number among the Drog
gists. He keeps the Latest, Freshest and Best Stock in the-Town.
He Sells Cheaper and His Prescription
Department Is Managed by a Scientific Druggist.
Front Street, Same Location as Before.
LAND AND INVESTMIVIENT CO,
N. R. STRONG, Manager.
Offices VP 'P Record Building.
J. A. ZABOLIO. PERCY LONGMAIM.
ZABOLIO & LONCEMAN,
New Lot of Gents' Furnishing Goods, Ladles' Shirt Waists, etc.
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J, S, LEWIS & CO,,
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