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CONSUMPTION OF LIQUOR.
Norway I the Least Intemperate of All the Nations. Americans are only moderate drink ers compared with those of other coun tries. The average citizen of the Unit ed States, counting in the women and children (which is not fair, but serves for the moment as a basis to figure upon), consumes in the course of a year liquors which contain one and a third gallons of pure alcohol. But the French man, who, though formerly one of the poberest, has become the worst drunk ard in the world, absorbs annually three and a half gallons of alcohol. The Belgian and :the Swiss come next, with a consumption of two and four fifths gallons. Then follow the Span iard with two and a third gallons, the Italian with just a trifle less, the Eng lishman and German with two and a tenth, and the Austro-Hungarian with about one and three-quarters gallons. .On the other hand, the American citi zen by no means stands at the top of the list in respect to sobriety. The Swede drinks only one and a sixth gal lons of pure alcohol in a year: the Hol lander drops considerably below him, with one gallon even; the relatively vir tuous Russian, .notwithstanding his much . advertised addiction to vodka, absorbs only a trifle more than six tenths of a gallon, and, finally, the Nor wegian, who occupies a proud eminence as the most abstemious man in -'the world, barely exceeds a modest half gallon of the stuff in a twelvemonth's potations. It might be added for the sake of definitenesjs that the average person in the United States annually drinks one and a third gallons of proof spirits (which are -.CO per cent alcohol), one-third of a gallon of wine and six teen and a quarter gallons of malt liq uors, chiefly beer. -Pearson's Magazine. ECSTASIES OF MECCA. Scene at the Annual Visitation of Mohammedan Pilgrim. Mecca, at the season of the annual visitation of Mohammedan pilgrims, is thus described in Everybody's in -With the Pilgrims to : Mecca," translated from the narrative of Ibu Jubayr All of Bandar Adas: "Like a gigantic catafalque, somber, shrouded in mystery, the Kaaba rises out of the seething sea of white garbed humanity that crowds the great sacred square of Mecca. Its door is covered with plates of solid silver studded with silver nai!s. From the exterior of the roof, above a stone marking the sep ulcher of Ishmael. which lies at the base of the northern wall, there pro jects a horizontal, semicircular rain spout five yards long, twenty-four inch es wide, made of massive gold. With in the roof is supported by three col umns of aloe wood: the walls are hung with red velvet alternating with white squares in which are written in Arabic the words. 'Allah-Jal-Jelalah' (Tralse to God, the Almighty'). The building is packed with pilgrims, praying, weep ing, beside themselves in an ecstasy of passionate devotion. Mingled with their voices there rises from outside the chant of the Talbih, the song of the winding sheet, which every pilgrim must sing on entering Mecca, on don ning the sacred Ihram, on entering the Haram, and on starting for Mina. the valley of desire, and Arafat, the moun tain of compassion." Great In Hla Line. Mr. Robert Barr once showed a por trait of Mark Twain to a silk merchant of Lyons. "Tell me who that Is," Mr. Barr said. The merchant gazed at the portrait and answered, "I should say he was a statesman." "Supposing you wrong In that, what would be your next guess?" asked Mr. Barr. "If he Is not a maker of history he is perhaps a writer of it: a great historian, prob ably. Of course it is impossible for me to guess accurately except by accident, but I use the adjective 'great' because I am convinced this man is great in his line, whatever it is. If he makes silk, he makes the best." Mr. Barr told the French merouant who the portrait rep resented and said, "You have summed him up in your last sentence." London News. Speakins of Ancestry. Mr. Chase has such an exaggerated respect for the blue blood of Boston which runs in his veins that his man ner is slightly patronizing. lie was lately introduced to a Syrian of good birth and education who lives in this country. "And may I inquire," he said blandly In the course of the conversation, "if you are of the Christian religion?" "My family was converted to Christ's teaching at the time of John's second visit to Lebanon," quietly replied the Syrian. Youth's Companion. Hla Intellectual Size. Cholly Nitwit D'ye know, Miss Cut ter, though I've only just met you, there seems to be a er sort of Intel bctual sympathy between us. You know just how to appeal to my tastes, you know. Are you a literary woman? Dolly Cutter No, I'm a kindergarten teacher. Cleveland Leader. The Face. If we could but read it every human being carries his life in his face and is good looking or the reverse as that life has been good or evil. On our features the fine chisels of thought and emotion are eternally at work. Alexander Smith. Like the Stara. She You've been out every night since I married you, and you swore you would be as true as the stars above. He Well, ain't the stars above out every night too? Judge. Inveterate, organic mistrust Is always the 'result of bad education or Ig norance. Raymond. Bird Confidence. . Mr. Bell's aviary presented a pretty evidence of mutual confidence among birds. A pair of Java sparrows lived in a compartment with a "bleeding heart" pigeon. The latter fell In love with them and at night always cuddled a sparrow under each wing. When seen by the light of a lantern the pigeon seemed to be cuddling two ba bies, one under each wing, from which the cheerful countenances of the little sparrows looked with blinking eyes. London Spectator. Living indoors so much during the win ter monTM creates a sort of a slulTV, wanl-of-ozone condition m the blood and system generally. Clean up nd pet ready for spring. Take a few Early Risers. These fr mous little pills cleanse the liver, stom ach and howels and irive the blood a chance to purifv itfself. They relieve headache. -allbw complexion, etJ. Sold by F. V. Hunter. SPECIAL EXCURSION RATES. United Confederate Veterans Re-Union: New Orleans, La., April 25-27, 06. Tick ets sold April 22-24. 1906. Final limit, leaving New Orleaus April 30th. By per sonally depositing tickets; with Joseph Richardson, Theatre Arcade, not earlier than April 26 h or later than April30, 1906 and paymant Vf fVe of 50 cents, ex-t-usion will be givei jto leave iSew Orlea" 8 not later than midoitfht May 21,. 1906. Kate from Asheville for round trip 1 4.90. Imperial Couucil, Ancient Arabic Order Nobles of the"Nystic Shriue, May 7-10, 1906. San Fraucisco and Los Argeles, Cali fornia. Tickets sold April 24th to May 4th, inclusive. Final limit July 3l-t, 19 6. pri-r to midniirht of which passengers must reach riirinal starting point. Rate ftotn Asheville $75.50 for rouud trip. - National Educational Asswciatiou Con vention July 9-13, 06. San Francisco and Los Angeles, Cti. "Tickets sold June 24tb to July 6ih ii elusive. Final limit Sept: 15, 1906 prior to midnight of which pas sengers must reach original starting point. For further information apply to the un dersigned. Rate from Aheyille $77.50 for round trip. G neral Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the Uuited States. Greenville, 8. U. Tickets sold May 14th, l5h and 16th. Rate, one first class ticket splu $2.00,, for round trip. Rite from Ashe ville, N. C. $5.15 Southern Eiptist Contention and Auxil ary Societies May 10-15ih. 19UG. ihat tuiooga, Tcui . Hate one first class fare plus 25 cents for r'un;i tiip. Rate from Asheville $7.60. Tice s sold May 8ih-9th-10tu, 1906. Fiual limit lOdajsin ad dition to date of sale. Quarto Centennial Exercises, Tuskeege Iutiiute, Tuskeece, Ala. Rate one first clas fare plus 2-i ce t for round trip. Rate from Asheville, $12.8J. Tickets will b sold April 2nd and 3rd, final limit April 8th, 1906. Summer school of the South, June 19th t-. July 27, 19?6. Kooxville, Teno. Tick ets witl be sold Ju. e 17th, 18th, 19th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, July 7'h, 14lh, 15lh, 1906 with final limit 15 days in addition to date of sale. One first class fare, plus 25 cents for round trip. Rate from Asheville $4.25. National Grand Ljnge of United Broth ers of Friendship and Sisters of the Mys triou. Lexington, Ky., July 30, Aug. 3, 1906. Tickets will be sold July 29-30 and August Itt, final limit August 5th, 1906. Rate one tare plus 25 ce ts. Rate fr. m Asheville $10.15. Peabody College Summer Schools for 'IVachers: Vanderbilt's University Biblical Institute, June 10. Aug. 10. Nhsuvilie, Tenn. Tickets will be sold June 10-li-12-18-19-20. July 1 9-16-1906,' with final 1'mit 15 days from date of saie. Rate one first class fare plus 25 cents. Rate from Asheville $10.50. I'niversity Summer School, Jure 26; U r7th, 19 6, Athens, Ga. Tickets sold Juie 23-24-25-26-30. July 2-9 -16-1916, witn final limit 15 days from date ot bale. Rate one first class fare plus 25 cents. Rate from Asheville, $6.65. The following rates are arranged on tho Certificate Plan. Annual Meeting Baptist Woman's Missionary Society. Durham, N. C, April 10-12-1906. So. Carolina Retail Hardware Associa tion, Columbia, S. ft, June 12-14, 1906. North Carolina Federation of Womans Clubs, Charlotte, N. C, May 1-3, 1906. Grand Lodge of N. C independent Or der of Odd Fellows, Goldsboro, N. C. May 3-11 1906. Royal Arcanum Grand Council of N. C, Wi ilmngto a j.C.N AprillO-12. Oasis Temple, Order of the Mystic Shrine, April lltn 1906, Columbia, S. C. Grand Council of North Carolina, In dependent Order of Red Men. May 2-4, 1906, Raleigh, N. C. State Board of Medical Examiners and N. C, Medical Society, May 23-June 1st, 1906, Charlotte, N. C. Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons and Grand Commandery, Knights Templars, Charlotte, N. C. May 8-12-1906. Aimual Tournament, So. Golf Associa tion May 2-3-1906., New Orleans, La. For further information aa to rates, schedules and etc, apply to the under signed. R. H. Graham, Ticket Agent. . J. H. Wood, District Passenger Agent. Notice and Order for Town Election Be it ordered by the Board of Commis sioners of the Town of Hendersonville: That an election shall be held In the Town of Hendersonville on Tuesday af ter tbe first Monday in the month of May 1906, for the purposeof electing three town commissioners to serve as follows: For a term of two years, as provided by law. It is further ordered that J. D. Dermid be and is hereby appotneed Registrar of said election and W. E Jaekson and L. T. Williams be and are hereby ap pointed" Judges of said election, who shall hold and conduct said election and mak3 due return thereof, as is required by law. That the said Registrar shall imme diately take the existing R 3 istration books, revise the tame, and open the same for the registration of new elect ors, as is provided by law. That all Ballots bhall be printed or written upon white paper 3 inches square, aud shall be without device, mutilation or ornamentation. That there shall be but one polling place in the Town of Hendersonrille, which bhall be at the Town Hall, and shall be properly fenced and guarded as required by law. ' That tbe Secretary of this Board shall tw rtqulred to insert a copy of this or der in each of the two newspapers pub lished in the Town of Hendersonville, for tbe information of the public, and cause a copy thereof to be served on tbe aforesaid Registrar and each of - the Judges by the Sheriff of Henderson county, that they may take due notice of their appointment, and cause a copy ot the same to be posted at the Court House door and the Town Hall door in Hendersonville and two other public places in said Town. Done at a regular meeting of the Board, this the 5th day of April, 1906. A. F. P. King, Mayor. Test: O E. BLYTHE, Secretary Don't tie a c ugh or a c M up in yur system by taking a remedy that hinds the bowels. Take Kennedy's, Laxative II n-y and Tar. It is different fmui a I other Oiuh syrups. It is better. Ii ojeus the bow els expels all cold fro.n the. system, relieves coiul'S, colds, croup, whooping cough, etc An id-al remedy fr young aid old. Children like it. Sold by F. V. Hui.ter. NOTICE OF SALE. State of North Carolina, County of Henderson. In the Superior Court, bf fre the Clerk. M.H.Finlay. J.C. I rake and wife, Mary 11 Drake, and A. F. Fin ay, vs. Alexander Fmlay.George Fin lay, James Finlay, Hattie Finlay, Edward Fin lay, Albert Finlay, Arthur Finlay, Walter Finlay and Robert Finlay. Notice of Sale. By authority of a decree of the Supe rior Court of Henderson county in the above entitled case, dated the 27th day of February, 1906, I will, on Thursday, the 3rd day of May, 1906, at the court house door in Henderson ville, N. C, within the leeal hours of sale, offer for sale at public outcry, and sell to the highest bidder, for partition among the beirs-at-law of John r inlay and William Finlay, deceased, all that land described in the petition in the above entitled cause, to wit: All that land in Hender son county, N. C, known as the John Finlay residence lot, containing 80 acres, more or less, including the mill site, and bounded by the Drake tract, Alex Finlay tract, M ill Finlay tract and Robert Finlay tract, and all that land described in deed registered in book 32. pawe 12 of said records, containing 80 acres, mre or less. Said lands have been sub-divided in to fourteen (14) lots, as per plat which can be been ai the law office of Smith & Schenck. intri rowu of Hendersoovillp, and which will be exhibited ar the sale. The land will be sold first oy lots, sep arately, and 'hen offered as a whole to any one who will pav more than the aggregate price bid for tbe lands in lots. Terms of sale, one-haif cash, and bal ance in twelve months, with interest at 6 per cent. This 28th d iv of March, 196. Michael Schenck, Commissioner. laeras Meld Per Acre One Of The Results of liberally using our fertili zers, is to pay off a mortgage on the old farm. Bead tbe fol lowing from Messrs. Wherry & Son, owners of the Magnolia Fruit Farm. Durant, Aliss.: "We made $900 from one acre strawberries, on which your fertilizers were used. Eight years ago we bought this place at $20 per acre. It was then considered to have been worn out twenty years before, but by liberally using inia-Caro!ina Fertilizers under peas and velvet beans, we can now grow almost any thing, and have been offered $360 per acre for the place. We experimented with a great many brands of fertilizers, but find the highest per-cent. cheaper." Now don'tyou think Virginia-Carolina Fertilizers would enable you to pay off a mortgage if you had one? well, aom use any other. Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co. Bichmond. Va. Norfolk. Va. Durham. N. C Charleston, 8. C Baltimore, Aid. Atlanta. Ga. Savannah, Ga. Montgomery, j Memphis, Tenn Shreveport, La. The S3ew Kentucky Livery, Feed and Sales Stables Horses Well Fed and Well Cared For. Up to-date RigS at REASONABLE RATES Equipped for handling Horses for Saddle & Harness purposes BAXTER AVE., formerly Garland's Stables TrFL RASWSEY hendersonville Printing that talks ! and prices that talk, too, at the HUSTLER Print Shop SOLD AND fl ECO M MENDED BY GLAZENESl We wis'i to i iform the public that our stock of steel ranges is Complete. Prices to suit all customers. Glad to show the aoods at any time t Oarke Hardware Co. GRIMES BROS. Contractors for Painting, Paper Hanging and Decorating Office; Main St., over Burckmyer's Store - We are soliciting the trade of the grood people of this county. Any work entrusted to us will have our most careful attention. We use only the bes grades of Paints. All work guaraateed to give perfect satisfaction. Wear also contractors for Calsomining and Murescoiojr. Roof Painting a Specialty Frescoing and Interior Work istur loog suit. Give us a trial and be convinced We have no competitors when you once give us a trial. Prices right. Awaiting your valuable fur.'ire orler-, we arrt, Yrvirs for Business, Phones lfio-Ul. YOUR REPUTATION CHARLES When in Town CALL ON T. A. ALLIEN The Old Reliable Grocer T ornarantpe. mow crnnrte - t j - . j bought anywhere else in Hendersonville. Have just received a car of ACID and have a car of GUANO ordered. Also a full line of GARDEN and FIELD SEEDS. The best that can be bought. Yours to please, T. A. Allen Opposit etKe Court Houso Anybody can Keep a shoe store anybody can sell shoes but ours is the only store about here thsft can sell you shoes that bear the "Good "sign and have the patented "Urfit" fitting feature that prevents sides swelling and heel slip pingand preserves the shape, style and poise as long as the shoes are worn. We Know these shoes to be of superior quality throughout, and therefore recommend them. GRIM ES R ROT HE US. for good taste and judgment in things social, depends largely on your notes and invitations. Be Sure to use the correct style of Stationerr You can always get it here. Engraving, all the latest styles of Visiting Cards, Wedding Invitations and everything m the line of fine Engraved Stationery. E. PLESS fnr 1pq; mnnev than can be