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VOL 5 AHOSKIE. N. C.. t>ECEMBER 25. 1914 NO 49
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Tate Machinery & Supply Co.,
Littlatea, N. C.*
Everything in MttM|fery ?nd Supplies
Dr. c. g Powell
OVEK S.J. DILDAY'S STORE
AHOSKIE. N. C.
Afinborne & Wtnborne
Benj. B. WJnborne
M U RFKEESBORO, N. C.
Phone. No. 17 and 21.
Edgar Themaa Snipes
Real Estate Bought and SoldJ
Ofllce: 2nd Floor J. W. Godwin. Jr., Bldg
AHOSKIE. N. C.
ft. ft. ALLEN
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GLASS. HARDWARE. PAINTS
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SASH. DOOR8. HARDWARE,
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PIPE. CART MATERIAL* MILL
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MAIL ORDERS SOLICITED
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No. 017-019 Washington Square
W. W. ROGERS
Prompt Attention Giren to AU
C. Wallace Jones
Attorney and Cooneelor-At-Law
WINTON. N. C.
Practice in all courts. Loana negotiat
ed. Soecial attention to collections.
Located in Bank of Winton
0. L. THOMAS
GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND
Plan* and Specification# furnished upon
Cement and Til- Work *
- Brick Work a Specialty .,
AHOSKIE. N. C.;
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WINTON. N. C.
J: R. EVANS
Practical Tin Roofer and Sheet
MURFREESBORO. N. C.
FRANK G. TAYLOE
Ahoaeib, North Carolina.
WHEN IN NEED
Flooring, Ceiling, W eatherboard
ing, Casing, Boxing etc., Call on.
?). T. BARNES,
AHOSKIE, N. C.
MANY DISORDERS COME FROM
Arc You Just at Odds with YoaraolfT
Do You Retulate Uvlog?
Are you sometimes at odds with
yourself and with the world! Do
you wonder what ails you! True
you may be eating regularly and
.sleeping well. Yet something it
the.matter! Constipation, Head
ache, Nervousness and Bilious
Spells indicate a ^luggish Liver.
The tried remedy is Dr. King's
New ? Life Pills. Only 25c. at
your Druggists. ,
vBucklen's Arnica Salve for Skin
n* OoWm TWImMMMTIiM
B?tM( of its tonic and laxative effect, LAXAr
TIVH BROMO 0CININ8U better than ordinary
aeae* 4A*a "ot ranae flfrvOOinRtl nor
rinyinV la head Remeraber tke (nil name aad
leek let Um alcaatare o? E. W. GROVE, r*.
North Carolina A Cora Produc
. in I II I -2^ . ? A ?
Id 1911, Chas. J. Parker. Jr., of
Menols, N. C.. raised 885.6
bushel* of corn on one acre of
land Of this everybody waa beard.
But ha* everybody heard of the
acre of land on which the corn wa*
raiaedf In 1909 young Parker,
(hen a member of the Boys' Corn
Club, cultivated this aatne acre in
corn, and made 67.5 bushels. The
next year, his father, wishing to
encourage a younger son, took the
acre away from Charles and gave
it to bis brothor. The younger
son made 126.6 bushel*. The next
year, 1911, this sam?_Sire, remem
ber. was given back to Charlesand
be made bit record breaking yield
on it of 235.5 bushels. And this
record bas not been broken, by
any member of the Boys' Corn
Club anywhere in the whole coun
The record of the land owner i,|
the truly remark.bl, thing about
it. The ready response Of our
soil treatment is simply pheno
menal. Four hundred and twenty
Oine and five tenth, bushels care
fully measured corn from one acre
of land in three years without any
rotation staggers credulity. No
one would believe it. were the fig
ures not official. This is an aver
age of more than 143 bushels each
year. An acre of land brought up
in three year, from a yield of 67.5
bushels the first year to a yield of
235.5 bushels the liUt year. This
need be no gnusal experience with
North Carolina lands. George
West. Jr., of Lejuoir County, who
won the Stale-wide prize for lar
gest yield of corn at least expense
in the Boys' Corn Club contest of
1W12, made hi. 184 bushels on an
acre of land that he had been im
proving just three years. When
he betf.ii on k^wou^h,ve Fro
than 25 bushels.
Improved North Carolina lands
lose nothing by comnarison with
the naturally rich Mils of some of
the great grain growing States of
the Northwest. Towa, the greatest
corn growing State in the Union,
reported for her four highest
yields in her Boys' Cprn Club-of
1?12 the following yields: First,
141 bushels; second, 131; third,'
128; fourth, 123. North Carolina
the same year reported 188, 184,
and 162 bushels rfespecti vely. The
difference between the two highest
yields is 47 bushels i0 favor of
North Carolna. The difference
between the sums of the four
high est yields is 184 bushels in
North Carolina's favor North
Carolina is ahead of Iowa to the
extent of young George West and
hie acre of corn. All the reports
for 1214 are not yet in; but the
corn growing State of Ohio reports
for her highest yield in ber Boys'
Corn Clubs contest of this year
only 143 bushels. Durham County
reports 160 bushels. Just so much
ie Durham County's improved
eoils plus North Carolina climate
a bead of the rich glacial soils of
Ohio for corn growing. -
What incentive for soil improve
mentl Soil impovement is the
fundamental problem of Southern
agriculture. The climate is here
Make the soil. Then the South
will become the greatest agricul.
tual country in the world G M
GARREN. ^ J
ij DR. B. W. SPILMAN ILL. *?
Exposure on Trip to Baltimore Give*
Kinston. Dec. 20.?Dr. B. W.
Spilman, field secretary for Sun
(fay school work of the Southern
Baptist convention, is ill at his
home on North Queen street here
>?ith what is said to be a severe
cold. His sickness is not expected,
to develop to a worse stage, it is
said today. Dr. Spilman was
made ill by exposure when en
route home from Baltimore to at
tend the funeral of his mother in
law, the late Mrs. John A. Pol
lock,?News and ()bserver:
Hk Stamp Act
The Historical Stamp Plays a New
If the government can raise
millions of collars to meet the de
ficit caused by the European war
by the sale of stsmps; if the gov
ernment can run it# great post
office department by the sale of
?tampa, mostly the one and two
cent kind; streetcar companies end
the five and ten oent stores of
Woolworth and Kress can grow
rich on uiekles, North Carolina
can raise a sufficient sum to stamp
out tuberculosis in her borders by
the sale of Bed Cross Christmas
The National Association for the
study and prevention of Tubercu
losis has placed on sale in the
United States one hundred and
fifteen million of these stamps to
be sold at a cent a piece. This
means that $1,500,000 will be rais
ed to fight tuberculosis, in case all
the stamps are sold. 'North Caro
tin* hopes to sell two million
Seals and thereby raise $20,000 for
Winston-Salem now leads in tbe
sale, having7 placed a hundred
thousand and given ber order for
fifty thousand more. A New Bern
lady sold seven thousand in one
day; a Hendersonville lady sold
three thousand in one afternoon,
while a lady in Southern Pines
sold a thousand in one morning
and drove to tbe Sanatorium in ber
automobile for three thousand
more. The outlook for tbe largest
sale North Carolina has ever had
is bright and promising.
"Despise not tbo day of little
things." Buy your share of Red
Cross Christmas Seals now.
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Recieuiog Tobacco Seed.
la 1810* tki Botany Division ?fl
the State Department of Agri
culture begun the cleaning of to
bacco seed for the farmers of the
State. That year we oleaned- en
oitghaeed to plant about 300 acre*
in tobacco. The work baa been
gradually growing, however, until,
during the winter and spring of
1914, we recleaned enough tobacco
seed to plant over 43,000 acres.
The season for this work is on
again and we want to advise the
tobacco growers of the State to
take advantage of this opportunity,
atonce, to get their seed cleaned
free of charge, as the rush will be
on a little later in the season and
some wilt have to be returned un
Let us have the tobacco seed at
once, therefore, in order that we
may serve you to the best advant
age. Address the -Division of
Botany, State Department of Agri
culture, Raleigh, N. C., and put
name and address of sender inside
Jas. L. Burgess,
Agronomist A Botanist.
^ Social Service Meeting. ..
Plan* for State Meet in* on Social
Service for Next Month.
The executive committee of the
North Carolina Conference for
Social Service met in President
Poe's office last night to formulate
plans for the third annual meeting
<ii the Conference. Plans were
gotton under was to have several
speakers of national reputation ad
dress the conference this year.
These names will be given out as
soon as the program is more
nearly completed. The date of the
meeting will be sometime during
the latter part of January.
The matters of special import
ance to "be considered will be the
child labor question, prison reform
and moonlight schools in North
Carolina. The matter of moon
Ijpht schools has been taken up
very successfully in Kentucky and
they will no doubt also prove very
successful in reducing North Oaro
ina's adult illiteracy.
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In tl* business World nothing ia
mure certain than pet periods of
depression will be followed by
iwrioda of activity "and advancing
We have for time been
passing through ft period of de
pression in which prices for nearly
all manufactured products have
been extremely Slow. Building
work can be done to greater ad
vantage at the present time at a
much teas cost than will be poesi
ble when the next burst of activity
oomee. At present men ate seek
ing work- Manufacturers of lum
ber, bricks, cement, iron and steel
and other building materials ere
banting for customers, and hunt
ing hard fto find them. But the
time will come when work will be
hunting for the workers and when
buyers of bulding materials will be
hunting the manufacturers, and
often paying e bonus or premium
to get what they wieli.
Construction work done in these
periods of activity at high prices
? costly, and often done in such
a rush way as n?t to produce the
best results. Construction work
could now be done at great advan
tage end at a low cost.. There are
thousand# of people throughout
the country who intend to build
dwellings or business houses, end
who are abundantly able to finance
construction work without ember
riement, but tbey are holding off
merely on some "psychological"
reason that they will wsit for bet
tar times. The waiting may cost
them money and many inconven
iences. Far better would It be for
men who intend to build end cab
do ss, to do so Bow aud thus dur
ing the period of depression get
the benefit of low prices of lumber
and materials, and at the same
time help to improve the whole
brighten the business situation.
Every contract withheld merely
out of fear or lack of decision
helps to becloud the business Out
look end retard the coming of the
sunshine. Build, and build now,
should be the rule adopted by
everybody who expects to build in
the. future and can build how.?
Cotton and Tobacco Prosperity.
Pitt CeUnty, for instance, raises
some 8i.000 bales of cotton and
12,000,000 lbs of tobacco, worth
(3,000,000 a year. Greenville
handles, so_ they told us, about
twenty million pounds of tobacco
Unfortunately more than two
million dollars of cotton and tobac
co money go out of the county
yearly for food and feed stuffs
that the county does not raise.
Pitt is one of the twenty-tbree
North Carolina counties having
taxable wealth amounting to ten
million dollars or more.
If the county could only just
hold down even oqa-balf of the
cotton and tobacco wealth it pro
duces every year, itq taxable pro
perty would pass the twenty mil
lion mark in less that seven years.
The Wraith That Stick*
On the other hand, the per capi
ta] wealth of Pitt County, town
and country in 1913, on the basis
of taxable property, was only
On the basis of total farm pro
perties in the , 1910 census, the
country population ulone was
worth (341?against (560 in Al
leghany County which raiaes no
cotton and almost no tobacco.
Moreover, 30 ner cent of the
Pitt County farms ie 19ld?were
mortgaged. The percent is nearly
twice the 8tate average of mort
gaged farms 1 ; >
The wealth that sticks is the
wealth that counts.?News Letter.
The Swart Potato 8tate.
North Carolina leads the wtytle
United States in the production of
sweet potatoes. Oar 1913 crop
was 8,000,000 bushels.?News
Filled to Send Chili to Sdml.
Firm! PrOMCUttoa la Wake Schools
Far Violation Compulsory
The firit prosecution in the
Wake county schools under the
compulsory attendance law, oc
curred last Thursday afternoon
when A. D. Atkins, a citizen of
Swift Creek township, was tried
for failing to put his nine year old
child in'school. Mr. Atkins was
found guilty and upon recommen
dation of tiie attendance officer, lie
was only taxed with the costs.
This law has tjen in force for
over a year, and prosecutione hare
been made by the attendance
officer of the Baleigh schools, but
tbet was the first trial in the coun
ty. This case ie of vital interest
to the committeemen, and patrons
of the school* of the county will
no doubt be anxious to learn of its
The defendant was proaecuted
by Attendance Officer John Ste
phens of the Enterprise school,
and the trial was before Durrell S.
Franklin, justice of the peace, and
by a jury of aix men living in the
township. After the conclusion of
augument, the jury had the case
only about five minutes, returning
a verdict of guilty. It was then
upon the recommendation of
Officer Stephens tbet the defen
dant was let off with the payment
of coat. Under the law,* the at
tendance officer is entitled to a fee ?
of 25 cents, but Mr. Stephens re
mitted bis fee.?News and Obser
Impostors and Their Yictims.
A "Divine Heeler" wee arrest*
ed and found guilty the other day
in an Illinois city. There is notb*
ins remarkable in that as fakers
of all kinds fcre numerous and al
ways will ha an long as there are
people gullible enough to eocept '
their teachings and treatment as ,
gospel truth and be willing to part <
with hard earned money. And (
that these "healers" make their <
calling pay is clear from the risks '
But the case of the latest "Pro- <
feasor" was suggestive for two <
things, one of which was that im- '
postures are the more lucrative
when given the flavor of religion. ,
Such pious terms as "Dear Sister <
Christ," and "Your Brother in the 1
Lord," have a magical effect in 1
drawing money from simple-mind- ,
ed folks who innocently believe 1
that anyone who uses cant words 1
and assumes religious guises must
necessarily be sincere. ,
The other noteworthy feature
was that the "Divine Healer" has
unbounded faith in the value of a
beard. The more bushy and flow
ing the beard, the greater its value.
It imparts an air of wisdom and
experience. Fooled by one im
postor they listen with undiminish
ed credulity to the next one that
? Warnings against fire on Christ- .
mas holiday* apply especially to
store*, churches and bazaars*
Fires in these are likely to occur
uuless proper precautions are
taken; and they generally mean
holocausts. Watch your decora
tions, gas jets! Watch smokers!
Do not make the slightest change
in electric wiring without consult
a competent electrical inspector.
Many children are burned t6 death
every year in'America by fires at
Christmas. A little precaution
will prevent this.
i crrru mm.
There were S104 bales of cotton,
counting round as half bales, gin
ned in Hertford County, from the
crop of 1914 prior to Deoember
1st, 1914, as compared with 2452
bales ginned prior to December
A. T. Newtome,
i ' Special Agent.
LEI' THE 1
FARMERS' WAHEUOUSE, |
Robersonvil/e, N. C.
SELL YOUR TOBACCO
We Have a Force That Guarantees
Prompt Petvrns and Pest o! Attention.
Ship us a Crate, Box or Hogshead and J
let us prove to you that we look after the j
Farmers' Interest every time.
A. T. Co., Export Co., Liggett-Myers D
Co., J. P. Taylor & Co., and Imperial D
Company have buyers on this market.
Robersonville, N. C.
Richard Winborne, Pres. W. H. Winborne, Viee-Prea.
Norfolk, Va. Chowan Co., N. C.
WINBORNE & CO., INC.
COTTON AND PEANUT FACTORS
Commission Merchants Norfolk, Va.
PEANUT WAREHOUSES: SUFFOLK, VA.; NORFOLK, VA.
Shipments solicited. Market information furnished. Refer
ence. Seaboard National Bank, Norlolk, Va.- Alway? before buy
ing get our price* oaPeanut 1W?. Baiting and Ties. It pays.
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AULANDEK, N. C.~
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COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE.
Things are arranged here for your comfort and convenience.
We are equipped to care for your deposits with absolute safety.
We are prepared to aid honest men in developing legitimate
_ business enterprises.
In short there is no function of a bank we cannot perform
to your complete satisfaction.
Merchants and Farmers Bank
Wlnton, N. C.
THE PEOPLES BANK
MURFREESBORO, N. C
Capital and Surplus $25,000.00
Are you one of its many patrons?
If so you have aided us in building; up
this creditable Institution, and we believe
we have aided you in building; up this pro
gressive community: Together we have
prospered for the past ten years. ? >
Join us with renewed vigof for a con
tinuation of mutual prosperity.
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