uv jocii ,r oca.
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
If you want a pair of SHOES
come see me I can fix you. v
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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
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
J. R. WI
Wholesale arid Retail Lumber' and
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"Ajax" Tin Shingles, the
"Loose Lock' Woo Fiber '
Wall Plaster, " Boone
Brand," Vulcanite Roofing -the
best made. , '
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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. . '
. 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; -
" 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
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.
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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 "
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you want tp join our
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Wishing bur patronage a hap
py and prosperous New Year.
' ' " YOTJES TRULY,
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Ladies and Gents
French Dry Cleaning
MainJStreet Opposite Hotel
S J. HARRIS
Staple and Fancy Groceries, Flours and Feed.
We have made
a fine Assort-
of wagon harness, blind bridles
and riding bridles at a very low
price. Lap Robes and Horse
Blankets at COST; Better buy
. .Harness Shop
01 dstand opposite Court House.
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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.
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