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uv jocii ,r oca. 3 0 o o o o o o o o o o 0 o 0 o 0 o o 1 Q o 0 o 0 0 0 0 0 o o o Now is the time to buy V I have an imminse stock of HEAVY SHOES that need selling and Wearing! i Some $3.00 ones at $2;50 Some $3.50 ones; at $3.00 jjj If you want a pair of SHOES come see me I can fix you. v r-i r- t CJ. o: o o O O o o o o o, o U o o o o o o O: O: O o o D O O O' o 11 ioooooooooooocoooooooooooob FOR V EVERYTHING R. L. I ASK 1 THE : MAN ' " ; r ; ' : who check on this bank which he con siders the safer way to carry money GASH IN THE PQGKET OR One of OUR CHECK BOOKS The CHECK BOOK is THE ONLY : WAY when safety . and convenience are considered. ally? Jfoipfcs Natuntal lattk R. A. CHILD, pres. C S. FULLBRIGHT, Cashier. U. G. STATON, C. F. TOMS, V. P. W. A. YOUNG Asst. Cashier 3 ' LLSON J. R. WI Wholesale arid Retail Lumber' and uilders Supplies. ' . " , ' " : ' 'i f "Ajax" Tin Shingles, the "Loose Lock' Woo Fiber ' Wall Plaster, " Boone Brand," Vulcanite Roofing -the best made. , ' .... - . , , . , .. ' y . t " ' A complete line of Framing Lumber and Dressed Lumber in Stock, Doors, Windows, Mouldings, Flooring, Ceiling, Sid-V, ing, Partition, Base Casing, Rail Balusters, : Blocks, Newels, Columns, Mantels, Glass, Sash . "Weights, Cord, Pulleys, Grates, Dimension Lumber, Framing, Sheathing, Lath, Shingles, Brick, Lime, Building Paper, Roofing Plaster, Tin Valley.Ridge Roll -Tile, Repressed Brick. . . ' ' . . PROMPT DELIVERY. . ' PHONE 231-2 . Wilmington Dispatch:, Our .only surprise ' that T but eight iot the Kansas legislators know the Lord 's prayer, is over the num ber being . that large. . V , : , Shelby Higiilander : Who will say ,that. Shelby dirt near Vthe Court Square or Plaza is riot valu-! able, when a-25 foot lot on South LaFayette ; itreet brought v $150 per iront;toot or $3750 total?; V; - MooresyilIe- Enterprise V ' The vwpiuua i-iuus uunng xne past lew days, finds the industrious - farmer well prepared - for a wet season: it is said -that more land has been ploughed up to. this time than in many,; J many -years, ... - Atlanta Journal: It was quite natural that Lprd Decies and his bride should come to Georgia for part of their honeymbbn; While we have no' lords in our midst, we have several millionaires who live like -lords. ;. - r; - .A " Good' r Example ; to . America Other Signs of Awakening in the Celestial Enmire; Clarence Poe's Letter Frrfm' China, to Progressive Farmer, To i shake off the when once it has gripped" a man', . o easy task olhcials right here-in- Peking, for example, died as a result oi- stopping, too sud denly after the edict came out an- nouncing , that no oniiim . vim eoul( remain in public service- putamember of the Emperor's couueu toia me tins afternoon that 95 .per cent of the public officials wxiu were iormeriy opium smokers have i given up the: habit, or have been - dismissett .from liffipp cp pel cent may smoke ih secret, but "A? vpfuuyyOx aismissai as leoperialty rot discovery, it may be assumed .that even these few are breaking themselves from the habit.;; ?VV;V.; u Not only have drastic been taken .with reeard to th sale arid use of opium, but the ear nestness -of the people has : been strikingly illustrated. in the great financial sacirifices made by farm ers and ; larid-owners in . sections where the opium -poppy was for merly grown. The culture of the poppy in some sections was far more profitable than that of any other crop: moreover, it was fh ' money crop" of the people, just' as cotton is in: the South. In fact, to stop "growmsr the onium rnr. Py has meant in some cases a de crease of 75 per cent, in the prof it and value of ;the land. Farms mortgaged on the basis of old land values,j' therefore had to be sold ; peasants who had been home owners became homeless. Arid, yet China has thought no price too great to pay in the effort to free herself from this form of intem perance. Well may "her leading men proudly declare, as one did ta me today: "While America dares not undertake the task of stopping the whiskey curse among less than a, hundred; million peo ple, we H are stopping the: opium curse among tour hundred mil. lions." It should also be observed that there is little drunkenness Charlotte Observer: A portrait of Sidney Lanier painted by Miss Mattie Dowd has beenVpurchased for the new high school; build ing in Montgomery, ' Ala. -The school is named in honor Sirl. ney Lanier and was formally op- enea a-iewv days : ago. . The por trait which . was placed ; on ! exhi bition for, the occasion is a life. size bust done in oil. j - CantoiJ Vindicators Mr. Frank Smathers of Waynesvilie, son Sof Dr. B. F. Smathers," ha been ap pointed District Judge of New Jersey at "a salary of $5)00 This is indeed . an honor to young Mr. Smathers he being only, 28 years old. His many friends throughout Western North - Carolina will be glad to hear of his good fortune. ' Rockingham Post : The Holt property on AVashington street was sold Monday at public auc tion by the Morrison Land Co. The property has a 22 foot front and extends back to the street in the roar .Iikah rli bQ CiKr ' little over $452 per front foot lover" here. 'At-a dinner party Fri- iais price is exceptionally high rv ccg my nostess tnougnt and shows What- real estate ; is wcrth whjle to mentioc as a worth in a good live town. matter of general interest to her - Atlanta Constitution : "George 6 is th ocence) t i - - . P tnat she nan saati a Himntfln spoyion, - a lo-year-old rattle- snakwhohad baiked, diScoSl that. day. I have not seen j .v : Li- , n one. " . , eu, ui me laooratory oi ur. u. st ru- - i , ' Harris--secretary -?f the state ' up., and I. am board.ot-helth since last spring I tfe ls' Se is going into m was found dead vesterdav morn! al competition wth all the ing. The' snake had refused food fSr f glad nat she 1S: persistently; since brought in cap- i'woJ? every strong and tivity-froto its native home in ISSf ? M en?chef b Frarilin cdunty, North - Carolina, tveloPnt , of : every ana literally committed suicide by .5? T' C-mmg starving to death, It has been con- Sr ! V1CC ?r signed.to a jar of alcohol. dissipation has rendered ; weak, o -tt T sooner or later, must go down be- feprmg Hope Leader: It is a fore the riient who, gaining the shame to, see so many of our farm- mastery over every vicious habit, ers buying and hauling to the keep their bodies strong and their farms,;greataitits?;of-':feed-- minds clear. In. thunder tones in istuff when this, produce could and deed; does China's victory oyer should be raised where it is con-' opium speak to America. If we sumed. The fanners of Nash coun-: are to maintain our high place ty'wiir never be their own until among the nations of the earth, if they learn to raise their own' sun- w are to keen miT lpnfii plies on the farm. It is very im- wealth and industry, we can do it portant that their smokehouses only by freeing ourselves, as hero and barns" should not.be too far teally as the yellow man of the from home, otherwise their pock- Orient is doing in this respect, et books will go hungry. , from., every enervating influence , Laurinburg: Exchange : Last that now weakens" the physical Saturday was trade day in Laur- stamina, , blunts the moral sense, inbuTg and a host of horse trad- or befogs the brain.. , s ; . ers, both white and colored, The new China' is devoting it- unuiigcu me uacii. xuis anu aueys sen iu a xiumoer oi oxner reiorms, of the town. Much whiskey was to which the people of the South drunk . , many plug "! mules' k and and' America generally may well horses were exchanged and at give attentior. TIie cure of graft least one fight was pulled off. among her pu5. li ? officials This was engaged fin by Dorsey (' squeeze ' it is called over here) Bpahn, a white horse trader and is one of the most deep-rooted ocjj. vjiiiLiii, a iiegru, as pnnci- cancers witn wmcn sne naa to pals with a if ew other, parti'cipat- contend. Offiecrs have been paid ing j to a greater, or less extent, small salaries and have been al As a result of the row. Boahn lowed to make up for the meager bears the marks of the negro's ness of their stipends by exacting knife, while the negro escaped un- all sorts of . ees and tips.. Before nurt. - v . v . - the coming Parliament is - very ' ' ' old, however, it 'will doubtless un 3,000,000 Pounds of Butter Are dertake to do away with the fee - Sent ; to Markets of Europe by and 'squeeze ' f system stop graft Many Cold Storage 'Dealers. ing and put all the more Impor According to at statement made tant officers on astrict salary bas recently: :by C M. - Drake, 'presi- is. Under the old fee system of dent of the Philadelphia Produce paying county and city officials in exchange, speculators in second the South, as my readers know, we grade Butter in IJew York arid have of tenlet enormous sums go Chicago have;beenvunable to find into office-holders pockets when a market for. all of tneir cold stor- they should have gone into im age holdings arid; will be compell- proving bur road and schools. The ed to ship 3,000,000 pounds of the Chinese system not only has this product to Europe to save-them- weakness, hut by reason of Ithe selves from- absolute Joss Jf , . V; fact that: the fees' are regularly Mr. Drake said one large spe- fixfd by law as with us the way culator in Chicago would lose is ( opened for numberless other about $350,000 n 70,000 tubs of abuses. . '.. higher, grade butter. The specula- v ' , ' : " tors, Mr. ; Drake; said, purchased FOR ' SALE One 'second hand it last spring for 31; and 32 cnts Niseri two ;horse wagon. The a pound, put it in storage and; jto- ; .wagon is in go'od condition and day is-sellirigfi at an , average y can be bought at a bargain. A. wholesale price, 25c,- a" pound. Jl Gibbs Blacksmith shop. : 1 r J il llij; U; ; . ' !' X ' - -' i . . Free- snow,, fire and lihtninf ir i 71 covered with' NewCenturt Metal -Shingles. These shingles make a thoroughly dependable, trouble--proof rcjf h .t will last as lori as the rea of the house. Their fire proof qualities in can a i perpetual .saving on insurance! Let us send vou our illnstrafA rK;;t- T-t- t: i; a, ' . . . ""iiigit i-MJUJi. no. mad prices. -. ' T mwrT. Write tor f nil particulars . . OPR CAHTf.T, ffgaTFS are ireat coalers acd Ut producers. Made " : - J you want tp join our ?S0N PAYING US TjEffi PRICE OF ONE BOOK WILL HAVE Al THEIR DISPOSAL A NUMBER OF THE VERY BEST NOV- xjo. ; xjojz iAUHAHGJ PRICE . Is only 25 c. FOR' PARTICULARS SEE iinnnYnflfrintf I Hlli" I 1 .T Wishing bur patronage a hap py and prosperous New Year. ' ' " YOTJES TRULY, XL atl or s T-r- tnT"'- r r" k i1 SANITARYCLOTHES PRESSING Ladies and Gents French Dry Cleaning MainJStreet Opposite Hotel S J. HARRIS DEALER IN Staple and Fancy Groceries, Flours and Feed. We have made a fine Assort- v meni of wagon harness, blind bridles and riding bridles at a very low price. Lap Robes and Horse Blankets at COST; Better buy now. H.H.HII8 . .Harness Shop 01 dstand opposite Court House. JUST RECEIVED - ' . ; '"" . . v ..... - ..- . , Nice Line of SADDLES, HORSE BLANKETS AND LAP ROBES, ' Prices under every one else. -I have just made nice line of riddng bridles t and wagon briddles, also wagon harness. " , Prices Under Everyone Else. a f. mm. ' ( . f '.- '