IF YOU ARE HUSTLES
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E. E. HILLIARD, Editor and Proprietor.
EXCELSIOR" IS OUR MOTTO.
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SCOTLAND NECK, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1896.
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What is it that I hear each day,
As near the Buford House I stray?
What is it maks. my hair turn gray?
'Lis shirt waist.
Whe.i to my room I r.ow repair.
To try and find some comfort there. .
What is the first sound that j Lear?
Tis .shirt waists.
And when I venture just a word,
And think perhaps I shall be heard,
I find all other talk deferred
For shirt waists.
When from my slumber I arise,
As rosy dawn lights up the skies,
What is it that greets my eyes?
'Tis .hirt waists.
And when I lay me down at night,
In sleep to "hut all things-from sight
A vision comes, in colors bright,
Of shirt waist?.
When to my meals I go with glee,
Thinking that there J .shall he free,
(.treat heavens ! on every hand I see
Those shirt waists.
Whene'er I pass the ladies now,
And doff my hat and smile and bow,
They do not sav a thing, I vow,
J Jut shirt waicts.
What is it makes me swear and rave,
And wish that I was in my grave,
And for oblivion always crave?
Tis shirt waists.
What is it that brought this blight
On me. who once was gay and bright?
What keens me always in fright?
'Tis shirt waist?.
What was it made me feel so bad?
What took the cash I once had?
Twas nothing but this crazy fad
Of shirt waists.
Xo more I walk the streets at will,
But slinic around with foxy skill
To dodge the chap who totes the bill
For shirt waists.
And when at last my life is o'er,
I ask lor this and nothing more,
To reach some fair and happy shore
Where there's no shirt waists.
I), in Charlotte Observer.
A Twelve-Year-Old Hustler.
Iola Ufa inter.
There is a boy in this town that you
would do well to keep your eye on. His
name is Lawrence Wheeler.' He is
only 12 years old, but he is the old
est of a family of seven children, and
his parents a-re poor. But that boy is
a hustler. We got acquainted with
him nearly a year ago, when he began
to strike us for jobs. And ever since
then we have never seen him when he
wasn't busy, either doing something or
hunting something to do. We never saw
him sneaking around a corner to smoke
a cigarette, and wo never saw him loaf
ing or heard an idle or insolent word
from his lips. For a long time lie sold
cobs around town wherever he could
find a customer, but hereof late he has
taken the oil wagon and is going to see
what he can do with that. He has no
horse of his own, but he told u in a
simple and unaffected way that several
men had offered to help him buy one.
Of course they have. Don't you sup
pose that every man in town who
knows that boy is his friend and wants
to help him along? His family have
recently moved into town, and Law
rence has undertaken to keep up the
rent oVi.") a month as his share of
the family expenses, m addition, of
course, to clothing himself. We found
out all these things by asking him, not
by anv self-praise or complaint of hi?.
He .doesn't seem to think lie is doing
anything uncommon, or that lie de
erves special credit. Ho takes it all
as a matter of course and goes about it
as if he were already a man. And he
is a man, Ood bless him, for all his
Banquet Without Wine.
It was a men'? banquet, too, the an
niversary of the Bookkeepers Benefi
cial Association of Philadelphia. Wa
fer was the only beverage save the cof
fee that followed the dessert. Of course
all good business men will be glad to
have their bookkeepers ?oler. ihey
will do their work better and be more
iikelv to keep their employers' busi
ness secrets. Workmen and employes
of all kinds are learning now mucn
better it is for them to be ?ober, total
abstainers ; but how long it has taken
them to find it out.
Your Bey Went Live a Month.
So Mr. Oilman Brown, of :d Mill St.,
South Gardner, Mass., was told by the
doctors. His son had Lung trouble, fol
lowing Typhoid Malaria, and he spent
three hundred and seventy five dollars
with doctors, who finally gave him up,
saying :"Yonr boy wont live a month."
He tried Dr. King's Xew Discovery and
i few bottles restored him to health and
enabled him to go to work a perfect I'
v-b man. He says he owes his present
good health to use of Dr. Kings ew
Discoverv, and knows it to be the be,
,i fnr Tain'' trouble, lrlal
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ABOUT GRAND MOTHER.
GRAND DAUGHTER'S WORK
The Educated Married Wcsan.
L- slie'.i It
A strong prejudice exists m many
quarter; again.-t the direct earning of
money by married women. In several
cities they are not allowed to teach in
the public schools. Similar discrimi
nations, often wisely, are made m manv
factories and mercantile establishments.
It is properly considered that a married
woman s place, especially if ahe have
children, lies m her home, unless the
search for bread forces her abroad.
But there is also still, eren among in
telligent people, a tacit reproach to a
husband if lie allows his wife to work
for money in any department, even if
she does her work at home, though
it would seem that modern conditions
must goon become obvious enough to
show even the most conservative that
the old theories of the necessary idle
ness of, and ivy- (poison ivy?) like
clinging of the w ife to her husband, are
no part of the new woman's doctrine,
and that, even if she must work to help
her husband keep up the common
home, she may prefer her own way of
doing it. The average education of
the woman of to-day is probably fifty
per cent, better than that of her grand
mother. Where the grandmother's
sole means of proving her desire to be
a helpmeet to her husband was the
churning of his butter and the weav
ing of his garments, there are now a
hundred accomplishments at her grand
daughter's finger-ends. The loom,
spinning-wheel, and churn have al
most disappeared,-and they have left
a fortunate leisure. Even on our farms
modern conveniences have wondefully
conserved the time and strength of
Painting and drawing, in all the
ramifications of those arts ; writing for
the magazines and newspapers ; em-
bioidery mhI other foney work all
done for nay occupy a considerable
portion of the time of certain women
in every community. Almost any ed
ucated woman of small means would
rather write an article for a magazine
and use the money, even if she made
nothing on the transaction, to pay a
dressmaker than to do her dressmaking
herself. She would rather paint a yase
and hire a scrub-woman with the pro
ceeds than to do her own house-cleaning,
even when she is amply strong
enough for the work.
In the old days it was considered
honorable enough, indeed indigpensa
ble, that a woman should help her hus
band by performing hard and menial
work in her kitchen. Now that she
can do, and prefers to do, a higher kind
of labor, and to employ some pooer wo
man to do the drudgery, is she any less
a helpmeet to her husband? In every
household of moderate means the mis
tress must either do a vast deal of rou
tine and mechanical work herself, or
she must earn the money to pay some
one else for doing it. Her education
and her training are worth little to her
unless she can do thi and do it effi
ciently. The modern educated woman
does it, and usually does it well and
instead of being ilouted for it, she
should be praised. Her husband is no
loser by it, in either ''estate or happi
ness. The stiength and cheerfulness
conserved in the woman by performing
a congenial instead of an uncongenial
task make her a far more lovable and
companionable wileand if this process
is widely practiced the gayety of na
tions must be materially increased
The educated married woman of to
day is usually just as faithful to her
husband and her home as her grand
mother was. She only demonstrates
her spirit in a different way one
which is no less honorable either to her
husband or to herself.
X. Y. Z.
What the Shakers of Mount Lebanon
know more than anybody else, Is the
use of herbs and how to be heathy.
They have studied the power of food.
They nearly live to a ripe old age.
The Shaker Digestive Cordial is pre
pared by the Shakers trom herbs and
plants with a special tonic power over
It helps the stomach digest its food,
and digested food is the strength-mater.
Strong muscles, strong body, strong
brain, all come from properly digested
A sick stomach can be cured and di
gestion made easy by Shaker Digestive
It cures the nausea, loss of appetite,
pain m the stomach, headache, giddi
ness, weakness, and all the other symp
toms of indigestion, certainly and per
manently. Sold bv druggists. Trial bottle 10c.
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o'thi' Coioja a ion.
In the month of March nine thous
and Italian immigrants landed at Xew
at a heavier rate. Three thousand ar
rived in two days ; four thousand more
were known to 1? on the way, and from
eight to ten thousand were waiting
shipment at Italian iort..
Financial conditions and the dread
of being conscripted to serve in the
war with Abyssinia are cau-es which
in part explain this sudden accession
of immigrants. Another cause, in the
opinion ot the Commissioner of Immi
gration at Xew York, is the fear that
Congress will enact the proposed law
exacting an educational test of immi
grants. The Italians hasten to get in
to the country before any measure ex
cluding them can be passed.
About one-half of the Italian immi
grants arriving at Xew York this spring
are unable to read or write. Fifty cents
each was found to be the average sum
of money possessed by a party number
ing about one thousand who were de
tained at one time for examination.
One in ten only of the immigrants had
a ticket to carry him bevond Xew York.
Existing laws direct the enforced re
turn of the immigrants who are likely
to become a public charge, and several
hundred of the Italians were sent back
under that clause ; but to many of the
most thoughtful students of American
social and industrial conditions it seems
clear that the present restrictions
should be increased, and the applica
tion of a reading and writing test, for
the purpose of sifting out and sending
back the illiterate, seems the form of
restriction most consistent with our in
stitutions. Honsehold Hints.
Celery is one of the most valuable of
foods and is a positive remedy for suf
ferers from rheumatism, neno troubles
and nervous dyspepsia.
To remove tar from any kind of cloth,
saturate the spot and rub it well with
turpentine, and every trace of the tar
may be lemoved.
Water carrying a little salt in solu
tion is said to be an excellent wash for
tired or inflamed eyes, when stronger
solutions may prove injurious.
If brooms are dipped In a pail of hot
suds for a minuto or two once a week
it will make them tough and pliable
and they will last much longer.
The discovery that cold coffee is an
excellent tonic for growing plants
should do away with the last remnants
oi the custom of warring over cold
For a sprained ankle, immersion for
fifteen or twenty minutes m very hot
water following this an applicaton of
bandages wrung out in hot water is rec
ommended as the best treatment.
The only method ot cleansing jewel
ry without scratching it is to wash in
hot soapsuds to which a few drops of
ammonia have been added, and then
placing the jewelry in a box of jeweler's
sawdust to dry.
Tea or coffee stains in linen may be
removed by moistening the spots with
water and holding them over the fumes
of a burning match. Then wash im
mediately with water in which a little
ammonia or soda has been dissolved.
Silks or ribbons that are to be pack
ed away should be rolled in brown pa
per, as the chloride of lime in white
paper will discolor them. White satin
should be folded in blue paper and a
brown paper put out side and pinned
closely together at the edges.
A simple disinfectant to use in a sick
room is made by putting some ground
coffee in a saucer and in the center a
small piece of camphor gum. Light
the gum with a match. A-i the gum
burns adow the coffee to burn with it.
The perfume is refreshing anc' health
ful as well as inexpensive.
A shelf over the door in a dining
room is an excellent place for large and
highly colored pieces of china, which
may thus be made very ornamental to
the room. Many of the new hou.-es
are finished with a narrow shelf around
the dining-room walls at the height of
the door : it is intended for plauue.
Send your iwidress to H. K. Bueklen
Cliic. and get a free sample box of Dr.
King's New Life Fills. A trial will
coITVinee you of their merits. These
pills are easy in action and are particu
larly effective in the cure of Constipa
tion and Sick Headach. For Malaria
and Liver troublesthey have been prov
ed invaluable. They are guaranteed to
be perfectly free from every deleterious
subsiance and to be purely vegetable.
They do not weaken by their action,
but by giving tone to the stomach and
bowels greatly invigorate the system.
Ilc-gular size 2oe. per box. Sold by E.
T. Whitehead, Druggist.
The buT old major from lhequer.V ;
u rf n - liii? nnrul ,:tt.nl 'it..!, ... t'kt
camptire tales .f his fomp:mi n. llr'
put a fre-di charge o! ffagrnv. b-Kuvo
in the veteran pipe that he bad Uhmi
smoking, and the three iH-rupaut- of',
the compartment !.;p-d into exj tatit j
silence, waiting to hear !rorr. h'm. ' '
"The bravest mm I cut met
net on the flVld of battle," he l-egan
'He ii- a x!dier, but I know little
about hi- tniiit iry n-ci.rd, and v-t when !
I sav he was t ho bravest man
knew I think I know what I am
ing about, Wf. h campaigning in !
India, and f.r som month1" the rn-i
mand had simply been idling time J
away. We wore s'.l thoroughly turd!
of routine military inactivity, and li-
nally a party of five of us sreured a j
leave of ahtonre, which w
proposed to spend in a hunt for big
"One of our number a -enior
regimental olhcer, who had hern
through ten years' service in India.
He :iad been the guiding spirit ot our
expedition. Seated a few feet away
irom nun and to ins lelt was a
junioi corr pan v olhcer. who had but
recently joined t lie command. We
had been eating fruit, which was ol ;i
kind that lears a cry peculiar scent.
It is a tradition that this nathe fruit
has a strong attraction foi several va
rieties of venomous rejtile?. which ;(veknow Iiow to take v:lrr o m--lf," -Ai,.'
eculiar to that climate. I at least am j which is inten! on -iving hi own . ..
convinced that there is something baster skin, is hie jnd : it i- on! wild
more than tradition in it. the greatest caie and labor it cm be
"As J have said, we were falsing of j keil clean and free tn.m foul, stagnant
adventures when, m a moment of si- ; overgrowths, and able to n-Mect the
lence, the bluff old regimental officer,' l,ur(' ,1,,f lf heaven. But purity m
looking steadily at the young lieuten- j action, the purity that goei forth to
ant to his left, slowly said : i help and save others, b liko the .,ely
"'Do vou think vou could keep v, ,ur 1 mountain stream that come ii;i-hn.g
presence of mind under the mot try-' down from the heights, w ith it, he.uf
ing circumstances, wiien your life do- ! ,MO home of the sunbeam, too living
I)ended ujion your coolness and eour- j'1 boniuls along to take the dehlrmen'
flrft'' I of earth.
"Dead silence followed the colonel's
question, and the young officer, look
ing quizzically at his interrogator, re--phed
" 'Yes, I think I could.'
" 'Then the time has come when vou
must be put to the test. Move not, j
muscle until I tell you, or you uro a
a dead man.'
"Then the bronzed old warrior slow !y
drew his pistol Irom his holster, and,!
taking deliberate aim, he fired a shot
at the very feet of the man to wjiom
he had addres.-ed his ominous question.
For tiie space ef a second we all at like
tatues ; then the colonel, in a tone of ,
relief, exclaimed :
"'It's all right now, bovs.
"We were all on our feet in an in-,ed. Active steps are U-ing taken in
stant, eager to know what danger had I Xortl, Carolina to have the !.,te re,,
threatenel our young comrade. At hi- j rented at Chicago. Men like the f,,!
feet lay the coiling, squirming body of uV,u :tr0 working in that State r
a huge cobra, the most venomom rep
tile that iiaunts the jungles ol India.
I think the man who calmly faced that
danger was the bravest man I've ever
met," said the Major, and no one dis
sented. A Ncvel D::r Boll.
yew York Journal.
A door bell for deaf mutes is the in- j
vention of a deaf mute. There is come-1
thing paradoxical m the suggestion of j
such a thing, but it exits, and lias a !
very reasonable scientific explanation.
The ear of a deaf mute is not sensi
tive to the little vibrations of air that in
she normal ear is recognized as sound,
but it instantly ercei yes anything like
a jar, or such a thing as the rumbling
of a train. When any one goe to- the
house of a deaf mute and pulls the knob,
no bell ring. The deaf mu'e's car
would not perceive that. But a heavy
metal ball talis off its support to the
It makes a vibration and a jarring in
the door that is at once j-erceivod by
the sensitive nerves of the deaf mute
housewife, and answers all the purposes
of the bell
The contrivance has been
The Largest American Kule.
(jt. Loni Republic.
The largest mule that ever walked oii
American -oil is now, or was recently,
the property of one Oeorge II. John
son, a farmer living a tew miles awav
east of Honey Orove, Texas. His
muleship is exactly ls hands, or fi
feet 2 inches in height, being exactly
d.es higher than the famous Lo- !
Pecos (Old Mexico) mule, which was
so widely advertised in 18'JUdl as be
ing "the most gigantic specimen of the
mule family the world ha ever known."
The Honey Grove mule is not slim and
raw-boned, but is built in proportion to
his height, weighing ltilO pounds.
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on!v thing I.at
he t K up a !- !'r.i whvh
in on the untiei-hed p.nrmr.n!, ,
hi-hed it right thronirh
The art i-t -t.u led f. -i a ,u !
! ut.rk, and in trying - I.:
j he MU'.I hi- l:fe. The b..-! r, w
ja.-!rft in memo! v of .. m o
i may hae stii i-hed joir l
;el!orts, broken the -trong le.Srs
j the good conduct vou har -mi
j I v building iq., that He may -ave . :
j eternal life, which is -'not . iniht
"J IM,w'r. '''li by .My pn:t. -a t !
j the Lord."
j Have a militant purity within y
I that, like a sword of (iod, rushes d,,n
to smite eerything foul, la-r and
Meie pav-ioii purity, the puiitv id
which th noblent utterance- i-
T!ie l'xpo-itlon Bulletin f r the
Southern Slate- F.xposition nt ('hicig .
August. September and Octobn. sen 1
out epinion-i a- to the heaily ....;:.
ation (d the Southern State-. f . ,i 1 1,
Carolina it says
"The old North Stale wjil ceit.otilv
be j the evoo.ition at Ohic-o. She
U;M there before, and deriwdm. mu-d,
i.,.iif f,,.,,, the ..v.... ..... . i
could not be kept out of the
undertaking. The State h.t-
rUVx condition tliat it could
sent to Chicago, an exhibit o -o-.i?
v.ilim ..n,l miliii- 'Ill- .. Ol . I ... I . i. . I
MUNV lUIIUf . iillS i III MUM i' (
go to Chicago and be largelv tiiigmeuJ-
d. Latta, Baleigh : W . .1 J Andrew.. J;,,
Iolgh ; K. M. Miller, Chailotte. and Hon.
A wealthy citizen of Noitfi Carolina,
who 1, co-operating in the work of h:
State, said recently, 'My .Mate -had j
send a great exhibit to flue,,, If It
has to lie done witii iny private me;i:i-.' ;
Men like these, it goen without savmg, ,
ti-t.-. 1 ,. ..r.r,i,.tli.i, 1,. t!.,. ... rl- . f 1
are whnt make Sfat-
An Ilngh-h journal says that -ome
memlier- of a Oennan ship'-i ere Jiad
occasion to visit a ship-building yard
in Lngland, and in t ho cour-o of their
jie-regrination entied a paint -shop
wfiere two Iii-!ime-n were at work.
The vi-itor- talked togthr iut!,e:i
own tongue. The Irishmen un ier-' ,od
nothing of what -aid. ::i-l at !a-f
one of them could not re-train hi- eu
r! o.-i ;y.
"I -ay, Mike." -a'.d he to hi- fellow
laborer, "arid do you kno v - h it th -e
feiio'As are ,. ing'-"
"Arrah. now, l'at," v.mw.fA the -e.-.
0:1,1 r,ii,:i '('"u -Ii"ttJ,i- :,,,Jr
norance. T.hev're spakiri' -horthand."
J'er-everrtn'-e alway firing-i'. Wf.i'e
Kdi-oii and other- hrr.e -tartled the
world time and again wi'h wo!,de:fu!
invention-. th;e w ho --arc;.i-1 after a
con-'itu'i.TMlcire ;.-.r BHKI'M.TIM
were ba:M-i until recently.
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tism. It i-s therefore, a new discovery,
and the mo.-t pwerful b!d purifier
known. A trial will convince.
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the cure of rheumatiMn an l ..ti.ci i :
troubles are it friend. The doubn
Thomases re thinse who ha.e not tm t.
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