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II. I Mill 1 I I! . I W I i I 1 r a I I L V ! : V r1 The population of Lincolnton, C, is 2,413 as against 823 in 1900, and Oxford 3,018, as against 2,059. according to . figures just made public. . ; ; ; A movement has been started to create a new county out of parts of Gaston and Lincoln, with Stanly' as the county seat. Peti tions are being circulated and the matter will be pushed. Wadesboro suffered the most disastrous fire in its history last Priday morning when one-half of one of the best business blocks was entirely destroyed with a total property loss ot $1UU,UUU. A well-to-do neero named Dock- -erv Carrie, committed suicide at near Lumberton last week, He used a - shot gun. . Fear of losing Hs mind is said to have been the Last Friday was the 80th birth day of Berry Davidson, of Gib sonville, N. C, who is probably the oldest active mayor in this state. He has been mayor of Gibsonville during the greater part of the last twenty years,, and is attending regularly to the duties of his office. In Surry superior court last week John Cook, Sandy Taylor and "William Simmons, white men, were convicted of killing a negro named Tilly at Pilot Mountain last jyear. Cook, was given five years in the state prison, while Taylor and Simmons were each fined $125 and costs. Herbert Southerland, a 12-year-old son of R. B. Southerland, a prominent business man of Clin ton, shot himself accidently while playing with a 38-caliber pistol Friday afternoon. He was a stu dent of the graded school and the shooting happened in a field just back of the school grounds. The ball entered the lower part of his body and passed entirely through him. In keeping with a state wide movement inaugurated by the members of the Junior Order Unit ed American Mechanics .'in North Carolina Spencer Council No. -74 has forwarded a petition to the Oeneral Assembly at Raleigh ask ing that an act be passed requir ing that the Bible be taught in the public' schools of the. State. It is demanded that the Bible be made a textbook in the schools. A largely attended mass-meeting of the chamber of commerce considered for two hours Friday night the subject of a new charter for the city of Hickory, which shrould provide for government by commission. The various fea tures of such government were discussed by different speakers, the initiative, referendum and re ' call being explained. The recent address of Mr. John A. McRae of Charlotte at the annual banquet of the chamber was a great aid to the. citizens in considering the matter. Dr. John Hancock Villiamson died in Rockingham Saturday suddenly of heart failure. He had spent the day in town attending to business, apparently being in his usual good health. While on the way to his plantation home, 12 miles away, he died in his au limits. Dr. shrdluetaoishrdluetaa tomobile just outside the town limits. Dr. Williamson was one of the most prominent and best known citizens of Richmond coun ty. He was a large property owner having plantations in this state and in Alabama. , At 10:30 o'clock Friday morn ing Phillip Mills paid death pen alty in electric "chair at the State prison for "the murder of his wife in Transylvania county, the crime being in which he broke his gun stock over the head of his wife and at the same time brought about injuries to their infant that caused its death. The mother was fleeing from him with the child in her arms. Phillip was a negro jcais um. ine piea ot "brain -strom" was made for commuta tion. by the Governor which was ' refused. The electrocution the se cond, in this State. V . Forsyth County Good Koad Association have endorsed the new road bill to be presented to the Legislature for the enacts ment into law. A bill which pro vides for a $750,000 bond election to be held at a date to be fixed next Tuesday. The Forsyth Dairy and Live Stock Association in ses sion Saturday went on record fav oring a tax on dogs in the county for the protection of sheep and other live stock. The association decided .' Upon Guensey cows as the best type for. dairy purposes and Hereford cattle as best type for beef. ' 'In the superior court at Clin ton last week Joe Powell, who kil led another negro named Lucien Dixon at a sawmill near here last week, submitted to a verdict of guilty of second degree murder without trial. He was sentenced to a Wjn of twenty-five yeare im prisonment in the penitentiary. In the same court Ed Stuart, a colored school teacher, was con victed of second degree murder for killing a pupil with a stick of wood in the school room. The pu pil was a green negro boy and fouvght the teacher, who under took to punish Nhim for infraction of the rules. Stuart Teceived . a sentence of fifteen years imprison ment in the penitentiary. A Vision. I see a world where thrones have crumbled and where kings are dust." The aristocracy of idle ness has perished from the earth. I see a world without a slave. Man at last is free. Natures forces have by science been en slaved. Lightning and light, wind and wave, frost and flame and all the secret subtle powers of earth and air are the tireless toil ers for the human race. I see a world at peace, adorned with every form of art, with music's myraid voices thrilled, while lips are rich with words' of love and truth a world in which no exile sighs, no prisoner mourns ; a world on which the gibbet's shadow does not fall; a world where l&bor reaps its full reward ; where work and worth go hand in hand; where the poor girl in try ing to win bread with the needle the needle that has been called tthe "asp for the breast of the poor is not driven to the desper ate choice of crime or death, sui cide or shame. I see a world without the beg gar's outstretched palm, the miser's, heartless, stony stare, the piteous wail of want, the livid lips of lies, the cruel eye of scorn, I see a race without disease of flesh or brain shapely and fair, the married harmony of form and function and as I look life length ens, joy deepens, love canopies the earth and over all in the great dome, shines the eternal star of human hope. Selected. Giving a Mortgage and Issuing Bonds. 4 Greenville Reflector. There are men who have no hesitancy about giving . a direct mortgage to buy a horse, a bug gy, a piano, to run their cropsj or even to get a washing machine right. Vet those same men will lift their hands in horror at the suggestion of giving an indirect mortgage to build good roads even when they wil never be called up on to pay the principal and only their proportional part .of the in terest. At the same time the mort gage f6r the good roads, while not adding anything to their taxes, will save them enough on the wear and tear of horses and vehicles and lost time to enable them to pay off their direct "iiu dividual mortgage. If they would look at the situation logically, they shrould be, able- to see it in this light. But we will always have some people who are "pen ny wise and pound foolish.' No Profit in Scrubs. It is not enough to raise crops and live stock. They must be marketed. - When yqu come to doing this how much easier it is to sell if these crops or stock are of high quality, and how much bet ter prices are realized. It really costs but little more to raise good stuff than if does to raise poor, and good stuff sells itself. V KEEP OUT THE AIR. The housewife in "putting down" her fruits, sees to it that the cans are per fectly air-tight, and coats her jellies with paraffin to keep "out the air, other wise the fruit juices would ferment. JLxactly the same principle is employed by The N.K.Fairbank Company in mar keting their cookjr.g fat, Cottolene." The Cotfolene paithas a unique cover pressed on by special machines and sealed, mak ing the can absolutely air-tight and keep ing the contents sweet and fresh as the day .the Cottolene was made. With Cottolene the housewife can be assured, that she is getting a cooking fat, pure, fresh, wholesome.' ' . " MP 4 5? A 1 ..'Via. t i W,. AY ft- SLY TITilE IS COMING. A Few Things Every One Should Know About the House Fly. There is nothing "that speaks for filth with greater certainty than the presence of the house-fly. There is no insect that carries as much disease into the home, and causes as much sorrow, and un happiness, as the house-fly. Of course every one knows the house fly, but we are afraid tha but few really appreciate that it is not merely a harmless nuisance, but that it is one of the greatest men aces to human life that exists. A single fly is capable of carry-v i.ig to your food several millions of disease producing germs. It has bee ndemonstrated by scien tific research that typhoid fever is J carried into the home by tl e fly. : While it is true there is but little typhoid fever in HendersonvilLi :at any time, yet we do not want any of it. If we will see to it that the fly is eliminated from the home, we will do" most towards the tlimination of that preventable disease. It has been demonstrat ed' that more cases of typhoid fever are caused by the house fly infecting food and drink, than from all other sources of infection known; - " Tuberculosis, measles, whooping cough, and in fact practically all of the inf actions and prevent able diseases are carried into the home by the house-fly. So, it is neecssary, in order that our peo ple may remain in good, health, that we exclude the house-fly from our homes. It is not only an un desirable nuisance, but is a dis tinct and certain menace to pub lic health. Screen your homes against its invation. And , of even greater importance,, screen your; stables and cow barns, as well as all toil ets ; for those places are the favor ite" breeding ; places ."of this great enemy to mankind. Keep: your premises clean, and have no stag nent water about your home, and there will be less, flies to exclude. We owe this not only to our indi vidual selves, but we owe it to our neighbors as well. We have no more right to subject our neigh bors to the dangers which come from the house-fly, than we have to give tjie'm a deadly drug. The department o1 f agriculture of the state of North Carolina is- Jam .A- " Trtl, i i - Tm . ' "i Mmrnm - ; . , - . - . . : - . - Many people believe witH Moses, the Ht H of lard is unclean. The source of Cottoleneis absolutely clean and wholesome, arid the product is.as hlthful as olive oil. ' - i ; cotton fields of the Sunny South; it is a product of Nature, refm The ancestry is not so clearr or in vitirig. Lard never has been, never can be, anything more or less than unwholesome hog fat. r T : , Cottolene makes food that any stomach can digest, while authorities state that lard is the cause of "nine-tenths of; all iridigestiorii . ; Cottolene is- the best frying and shortening medium maxle to-day. ; Wherever exhibited in competition with other cooking fats, it has always been granted Highest Awards. ; COTTOLENE is Guaranteed by authorized t? refund your money in case you,&i. pleased, after having givea Cottolene a fair test . . ' , MnTrpi rilrl in Rullr Cottolene is packed in pails keep it clean," fresh and wholesome, and prevent it from catching dust and absorbing disagreeable odors, such as fish, oil, etc Made only by THE N. K. FAIRBANJC COMPANY VP' iii sues a 4ry valuable , bulletin on the house-fly, its means of propo gation, the means of preventing its multiplication, and the dangers. ot its presence, vv e would sug gest that you can easily obtain a copy by application to that depart ment. Write to Raleigh for AiTget it and read it carefully, and'youj will gather some very valuable in formation! It is not because Hendersonville is so full of flies, and its people are suffering from so much pre ventable disease that we print this; but it is because we want the people to be guarded against the possibility of , becoming, infected by preventable diseases. It is our purpose, from week to week to print something in connection with public health matters-, and we have made arrangements whereby vs will, be put into possession of the necessary information to present to our readers. We trust that you will look for it and read it care fully and with interest, and that you will profit by the information it will carry to you. Wants Work for Women to be Only Eight Hours. Denver, Col., Feb.- 11. What are firenrallv considered thp 'hest ! of anti-suffrage arguments mark ed a speech m the state house of representatives yesterday by Mrs. Agnes Riddle, one of the three women members of the legisla ture and presumably an advocate of women suffrage. , . Mrs. Riddle spoke in favor of a ! bill . placing a limit of eight, hours on the daily work of women m this state. V ' "In the cities, ' ' said Mrs. Rid dle, "women work , such long hours for such small pay that em ployers hire them instead of men. This results .in the woman doing the work whije the man sits at home and .wears out the .seat of his, pants. " " . . " And while the woman is work ing and coming home each even ing to a stuffy flat, she is not go ing to raise a family. "This condition is wrong.; The men -should go to work and the women stay - at home and , raise families. The nation, needs moth ers, home makers and housewives! "Pass this bill and make the men g6 10 70." r :" The bill passed on second read ing with only one dissenting vote. ... i.. k LWbcin - J Houses I j : j j j We are beginning to hear numer ous in quires - for houses for . the, coming sumemr. V If oyu have a house you wish to rent come: in and give us a full dis i cription of , same or drop .us a line. Give number of rooms, location and price wanted. ";; Real Estate We conduct no Auction Sales : ......... - . - .... mean RESPECTFULLY SOLICITS PATRONAGE. A FULL LINE OP Hay, Grain,.FIour and Oil Feed ' Alwavs on Hand." - . 513 North Main Street. SUBSCR BE FOR! J mi Ml ! AM IS .v."4 Jtj. &E Watil v Insurance wbank ed Renting ;. r ;i'Z uston THE" CONTINUANCE OP YOUB HE HUSTLER. )- A (