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VOL 5 AHOSKIE. N. C. DECEMBER 11. 1914 N0 47
Tate Machinery 4 Supply Co.,
Everything in Machinery and Suppliei
Dr. c. g Powell
OVER S. j. DILDAVS STORE
AHOSKIE, N. C.
Minboni* & Wmborno
Benj. B. Winborn*
Stanley Win born*
MURFREESBORO, N. C.
Phone. No. 17 and 21.
Edgar Thomas Snipes
Keal Estate Bought and Sold] .
Office: 2nd Floor J. W. Godwin. Jr.. Bid*
AUOSKIE. N. C.
R. R. ALLEN
SASH. DOORS, BLINDS. WINDOW
GLASS. HARDWARE. FAINTS
AND BUILDING MATERIALS
Wholesale and Retail
No. B27 Washington Squari
SASH. DOORS. HARDWARE,
PAINTS. LIME.CEMENT. SEWER
PIPE. CART MATERIAL. MILL
8UPPLIES, STOVES. RANGES
AND ETC. CLOSE PRICES.
MAIL ORDERS SOLICITED
E- L. FOLK CO.
N?: UI7-0IU Washington Square
W. W. ROGERS
Prompt AttontiooXiiwm to All
AHOFKIE. N C.
E. C. HOBBS1
Life and Fire Insurance
AHOSKIE. N. C.
C. Wallace Jones
Attorney and Councelor-At-Law
WINTON. N. C.
Practice in all courta. Loana negotiat
ed. Soecial .attention to eollectiona.
Located in Bank of Winton*
D L THOMAS
GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND
Plana and SpeciAcations furniahed upon
dement and Tile Work
Brick Work a Specialty
AHOSKIE. N. C.!
Roewell C- Bridger
WINTON. N. C.
J. R. EVANS
Practical Tin Roofer and Sheet
Prices Right. *
MUKFREESBORO. N. C.
FRANK O. TAYLOE
Ahoskib, North Carolina.
WHEN IN NEED
Flooring, Ceiling:, Weatherboard
ing, Casing, Boxing etc., Call on.
J. T. BARNES,
AHOSKIE, N. C.
DR. L. G. SHAFER
", . " M: sPKCiAx-nrr y,?
In the examination of the Eye end
fitting Glasses at "MANHATTAN
HOTEL" Ahoskie every 3rd Wed
nesday. Artificial eyes made to
order, perfect fit and match guar
Home offie Rocky Mount, N. 0.
Oombridge Hotei Buiiding, Kirs I
Floor, Phone 668.
Old Hickory Chips.
A* Presidential timber Garrauza
seems to be driftwood.
More factories beginning to
whistle every minute.
With the stockyards and the
stock exchange both open and
flourishing it will seems'like the
old times before the war.
That excellent howitrer, T. It.,
seems to be minus an adequate
cement foundation these days.
Will Hepry James or some oth
er expert analyst of conflicting
emotion kindly tell us just how
Colonel Koosevelt feels over the
election of his stand-pat son-in
When John Lind did begin to
talk the burden of his remarks
was. "Be kind to the Mexicans!
John Lind really does posses a
voice, but rabid militarists, think
he makes poor use of it.
Still, the soldiers in the trench
es do not notich how their winter
All the nations at war are float
ing dradnaught war loans. Look
out for submarines and mines.
There is really ?*> need of ai.oth
er country entering the war, as all
the primay race of mankind ex
cept the American Indian are al
Turkey seems to be in the same
frame of mind as the small boy
who is due for a licking. Nothing
be can due to make the punish
From the size of the jawbone of
that dinotherium unearthed in
Texasrit must have been the Jose
ph Weldon Baily of its time.
One good form of neutrality is
express in busy attention to early
Chicago may have inperfoction,
but it pointe with pride to its
twelve flirtless juryman.
_ Now each dreadnaught requires
an escort of submarines, torpedo
boats and aeroplanes.
Kansans are going to present
brave lfttle Belgium with 100.00Q
barrels of flour out of that great
wheat crop. Such a gift ia a
crown of glory to-any state.
The election/ returns of 1914
show the "Hand writing on the
Wail." It spells four more years of
Emporer Francis Joseph has
cubscribed 5,000,000 crowns to
the war loan. Wouldn't besurpris
ed to see some of those crowns
A St. Louis woman seeks di
vorce from a Jiusband she first en
countered in the, hallway of a
hotel supposed to be on fire.
Turned out to be a false alarm at
' Chicago is wasting time trying
to get a jury composed of men
who don't admire pretty women.
After reading some of the out
put. our sympathies are entirely
with the promoter of the prize
song contest who charged en
trants $10 a head.
So far Turkey has not said any
thing about her "culture." Maybe
she is fighting for her rugs and
Not even our faunal naturealisl
will question the appearance of a
genuine bull moose as far south as
By heroic exertions football
manages now and then to make a
run-around the end of the battle
line and secure a place on the first
Possibly 'China cannot distin
guish between German and Ja
panese culture, the loss of territory
being about the same in each
Anyway the fall of Tsiugtao re
presents the close of one chapter
of the great way.
Those Eurpean armies evidently
think that the rivers were placed
their for rtrategical purposes.
On Thanksgiving days and all
other days, we can be thankful
> that we are here in this "peaceful
tod prosperous" country.
Farm Demonstration Work.
Onf Eeatur* of tho Work Worth Ovor
$500,000 00 par Yaar. A Now Da
portanent to be Added. Home Ex
cellent Keaulte Shown by a Preli
minary Annual Keport by State
A tent, C. R. Iludeon.
Tlie Farmer*' Cooperation De
monstration Work oarried on by
our A. & M. College and ourBtate
Department of Agriculture co
nitrating with the U. 8. Depart
ment of Agriculture is now in
operation in 09 counties of the
State, with a County Agent in
charge of the work in each County.
During the present year these men
had enrolled as demonstrators and
directly uuder their supervision,
5859 farmers. These farmers were
growing for their own benefit and
as demonstrations in their respec
tive 'communities the following
crops, where the best known
methods in agriculture were ap
plied: 11086 acres of corn: 3068
acres of cotton: and 55487 acres of
other crops, or a total of 99651
acres. This is an average of over
1000 acres per county in Demon
During tbe present year these
agents have made 38607 personal
visits to individual farmers. They
have talked to-104884 farmers in
meetings attended. They liave
probably advised and hel|ied as
m?ny more of which we have np
record. Each demonstration plate
influence from five U> one hundred
Tarmers. Farmers often drive from
eight to ten miles to study these
plats. Aside from this, there were
enrolled about 10,000 other' far
mers. some of whom were visited,
and all of whom received agricul
tural bulletins, pamphlets, etc. In
this work there is not much Stress
put njiton the method of gfflllg in
structions or advice by correspond
ence, still several thousand letters
have been written in reply to re
guests for information on by farm
ers. By all of these methodsc om
bined, there has probably been
reached 500,000 farmers, most of
litem in a way practical way.
Aside from this the growing of
the ordinary summer crops, anoth
er valuable feature of the work
has beeu the growing and planting
of 50737 acres of winter growing
crops. A conservative estimate of
these are worth at least $10.00 per
acre, or a total value of ovdr $600.
000.00. These crops consist of
3251>) acres of clover: 4840 acres
of grasses: and 12937 acres of oth
er crops consisting of rye, vetch,
rape, small grian, etc.
During the season County
Agents have started definite sys
tems of rotation of crops with
1081 farmers. These will funish
valuable object lessons in their re
spective communities, and will
furnish much valuable information
to Demonstration Agents to be
distributed through their counties.
These Agents have been instru
mental in introducing into the
State the following livestock: 9
stallions: 145 mules: 116 bulls: 177
cows: 358 hogs: 380 sheep, or a
total of 1180 animals of improved
blood to be used for breeding pur
poses. They have vaccinated 8781
for cholera. 90% per cent of the
injections seemed to ^produce im
munity when used in time. The.v
arc now cooperating with an ez
, pert from the U. S. Department
of Agriculture with our State
Veterinarian in an effort to con
trol and to eventually eradicate
this swine plague. They have in
duced the building of 28 silos and
have started several creameries
with collecting routes in connec
tion. Much of this work was done
in cooperation with oulr'' State
Dairy Depaatment. It would make
a logg story to attempt to state all
of the work being done bv these
progressive men. Some things
accomplished are the laying out of
drainage systems, and the putting
in of 6800& feet of tiling, the
tearacing of a number of farms,
the prunning and spraying of 396
orchards, the removal of stumps,
the starting of several hundred
pastures, the stopping of one out
break of Black leg, the getting of
one Hoi 1 survey, etc.
Boys' Corp Club Work lies been
curried on in 9? counties with an
enrollment of over 4500 boya,
which is 100 percent greater than
that of last year. Girls' Canning
Club have been extended from 11
to 32 counties, and from an en
rollment of 120 girls last year to
over 1(00 this year. They not only
can tomatoes, but in one way or
another are saving every kind of
edible fruit and vegetable on the
farm. Duriug the year Poultry
Clubs in cooperation with the
Animal Husbandry Division have
started in 6 counties with a mem
bership of over 800. Many new
and modern poultry houses have
been built, and much good live,
stock has lieMT purchased by
the members of the clubs. This
work is >o be greatly enlarged
during the ensueing year. Ar
rangements are know being made
ta start Pig Clubs and Beef Clnbs,
each in ten counties jto begin with.
The Animal Husbandry Division
will furnish expert advice and help
to organize, but County Agents
will largeljs.be held responsible for
tbe success of tlie work in their
respective counties. Much stimulus
to livestock growing is expected
to result from these efforts.
A new Department of the work
now to be added is that of Hume
Economics. This is for tbe bene
fit of farm woman. It is to deal
with canning, preserving, curing,
house-making, sanitary measures
food values, cooking, clothing,
health problems, marketing, labor
saving devices, women's clubs, etc.
It is stated there is mnch to be
done in the house as on the farm
around Uie house. It is of equal,
or perhaps greater importance.
Every county tliet can |HMsibly do
so, should procure this work et as
early a date as possible.
Stamp od Freight Receipts, Etc.
Id a bulletin calling the atten
tion of shippers t*> the enforce
ment, beginning December 1. of
the recent act of Congress impos
ing an internal revenue tax upon
freight shipments, the Pennsyl
vania Railroad sa.vs that every bill
of lading, manifest or eViclence of
receipt for eacli shipment, either
in bulk or in paclia^es, must bear
a revenue stame of one cent in
value. Although the revenue
stamps will be sold at postoffices,
the railroad company, for the con
venience of its patrons, will en
deavor to Itave its agents and con
ductors supplid with the stamps,
which may be sold by them to
shippers. The law requires that
the stamp in each case must be
provided by the shipper. On the
Pennsylvania Railroad's Eatern
lines along about 50,000 bills of
lading and freight receipt are
issued every day. The railroad
company is also sending to its
agents full instruction to govern
them in carrying out the provis
ions of the law, which requires the
transportation company to issue
either a bill of hiding, a manifest
or a receipt for every shipment
for which a freight charge of more
than live cents is made, and the
shipper must attach and cancel the
Homer's Making Great
The Horner School has a dis
tinguished history and is now ad
vancing to great prosperity in its
pew home at Charlotte. In the fire
at Oxford the school records were
distroyed and to restore this loss a
list of the former students will be
published in the next catalogue.
All the old boys are requested to
send to J. C. Horner, Qhylotte,
N, C. their present address and the
names of the members of their
class and date of attendance.
How To air* Quinine To CUIdrM.
FKBKILtNR l> the trade-mark nam* fleen to a*
Improved Onltiiu*. It laa TaetelesaSyrup, pl*a*
aat to Ink* and do** not diatarb the atomach.
Children take It and a*ear know It la Oulnlnr.
Alao eaten. My adapted to adnlta who cannot
take ordinary Qnlnlo*. Da** not aauaeat* dot
re it a* net auaauaaa nor rlngtn* la the hand. Try
It tk? ant tint* yon atad Qiiialn* tor any par
poa*. Aak tor tman orlylaal pack***- The
nam* rSJJUUMS U Mow* to kotUa. IS otata.
Daib ol James L. Mjrick.
Death the product of ein. ha>
come among u? and claimed one
of our greatest and beat citi*ei??
James L. My rick For the paal
few years he has been quitd feeble
which made his friends feel con
sUntly great'anxiety about him
He was found dead in bed on the J
morning of the 20th instant. He
only lacked a few days oi reaching
his three score and ten, which yeai*
were full of good deeds of useful
ness. Did I say he was a great
man! Yesandl want to emphasize
the statement, for really he pos
teased the qualifications, without
which no man can be great.
He was greet in humility, for
there was no one more humble.
Greet in simplicity. There was
no man that was more unpreten
tious. Greet in simplicity, for
when (Jim Myick as bis friends
called him) sa d anything, no one
dared to dispute it. for every body
believed it was true. Great in
good deeds for no one ever came
away lacking who asked" help of
him. He was also great in love
for his family and neighbois. He
was one who loved without dis
simulation and loved till the end.
It was really a benediction to the
writer, to have been permitted to
live and be constantly thrown with
him for forty or more years, and
am sure the intimate association
with him and hi#faithful.cheerful,
inteligeat and good wife who has
no superior in these characteristic*,
has been a blessing the value of
which cant be computed. The
great concourse of people who at
tended his burial from Roykins,
Xewanm'a- Franklin and ? Suffolk,
Va. and from the near by towns
in N. C., was undaspuUble evidence
of great popularity and real worth.
Iinitd feel.personally bereaved
since I'm convinced I'v lost one
of my nearest and best friends. We
never had a shaddow of unpleas
antness in all of our going in and
out with each other in our business
nor social relations, hence I'm en
abled to exclaim as the apostle did
when lie said "How pleasant it is
to dwell together in unity and
love." Am eorry to have to say
we have a very few Jiui Myricks
left, but glad he has left us a
legacy rich and durable and has
lived a life worthy of imitation by
all who knew him. Am very sure
he has left qo enemies as his whole
life was one of uprightnes and
love for' his fellow man.?Com
Tlie following patent* were just
issued to Atlantic Coast Clients re
ported by D. Swift & Co., Patent
Lawyers, Washington, D. C., who
will furnisb copies of any patent
for ten cents apiece to our readers.
Va., William H. Witt, Peters
burg, Tweezers for fishbones;
Robert J. Lowers, Newport News,
Toilet disinfector; John P. Hise,
Hightown, Adjustable rack for
N. C? Louis A. Etchison, Gana,
Grain cleaning machine; Guy M.
Long. Monroe, Leaf turner; Geo.
E. Pritchard, Lilly, Peu thresheji
and harvester; Connor L. Smith;
Combination cash journal and led
S. C., Robert F. Ward, Kings
Farm Folks A Drama in Four
Acts will be presented by the
Faculty of Aulander Graded
School at the W. O. W. Hall,
Friday evening, December 11th,
Two hours of excellent enter
tainment for old and young.
Proceeds will go into a fund for
the School Lecture Course.
general Admission: Children
under twelve, 15c. adults 25c.
Reserved seats 35c.
The public is Jnvited to attend.
Warranty Deeds fur sale at the
Herald office 86c the dozen.
L E T T H E 1
Robersonvil/e, N. C.
SELL YOUR TOQACCO \
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Prompt Detvrns and Best oil Attention. R
Ship-us a Crate, Box or Hogshead and II
let us prove to you that we look after The 2
I Farmers' Interest every time. p
1A. T. Co., Export Co., Liggett-Myers ||
Co., J. P. Taylor & Co , and Imperial jj
Company have buyers on this market.
Grimes'Roberson Co. J
Farmers' Warehouse |
Robersonville, N. C. j
Richard Winborne, Wee. VV. H. Winborne, Vice-Pres.
Norfolk, Va. Chowan Co., N. C.
WINBORNE & QO., INC.
COTTON AND PEANUTTFACTORS
Commission Merchants Norfolk, Va.
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iny tret our prices on Peanut Baits, Bagging and Ties. It pays. %
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We are prepared to aid honest men in developing legitimate
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