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JAMES L. MAYO Propbietok
CARL OOERCII Editor
WASHINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, NOV. 4, 1910.
Wouldn't it be a nice gentle surpride if the Socialist-Labor candi
date, -Mr. WhutVHis-Naiiie, should put elected president next Tues
Just as a gentle reminder: Be careful of that line aud watch out
for mat stove when \xu put it up. An ounce of precaution is Worth
a ton of standing outride in the cold gray dawn ,?ind watch' 112; the
burning embers what had ouce been Hume Sweet ilome.
MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TO.
"You can believe it or U"\ 1 . . 1 1 I toll yon that in ten y\?rs'
time you w> n't rc.^jnize th.s co-::i .v. That may -ound like
an exaggerative statement to yon, but i:'? a fact. We'ie 011
the eve of the grea:?*;?t development that ihi* section of the
state has ever known."
This statement was made this muniing hv a man who is greatly in
terested in the progress of Washington and Beaufort county. Most
of our readers, we believe, will agree that it sounds rather "big,"
but, after some reflection, there will be found ample justification for
the prediction that is made above.
Coming events ca.-t their shadow on before, is a saying familiar to
all. The shadow has appeared in lx>th Washington and Beaufort
county as a whole. Take the city fur example: Count the number of
new business buildings and homes that havo been erected and take
into consideration the many improvements that have been made in the
last year or so. It is truly a retnatkaUe growth.
And the same is true of the county. Thousands of acres of land
are being reclaimed and developed, good roads are lieiug built and the
farms, generally, havo a much more prosperous appearance. A new
industry ? stock raising ? is in its early stages and that terror to all
st<x?kmcn ? the tick ? is being eradicated.
And THESE ure merely the shadows; they are the straws which
p- int the direction that the wind is Mowing. They may seem large
and important to u* now. but they will fade into insignificance when
compared with what is to follow. As a ship that has been forced to
drift id It* in a dead calm ajul that finally moves swiftly forward un
der a ff^shening breeze, such ha* been and such is Bcaufoit county'.
condition. And that breeze, which is to carry us on is Progress.
Enlightenment, Aggressiveness and Ambition.
THE STUMP SPEAKER.
Did yo.11 see the Saturday Evening Post this week ? About tlm
most impressive thing about it was the front cover. On it the car
toonist has drawn, in most realistic style, the old-fashioned political
orator, or "stumper," as he is more familiarly known. The picture i?
that of a coarse-faced, middle-aged man, with dcrbv pushed to the rear
of his head, his left hand extended and his ripht hand clinched over
his head, ready to be brought down with a resounding whack into
the open palm of the other. The whole attitude is expressive.
But the days of the stumper are nearly over. The average person
doesn't go to a "political speaking" to make up his mind how he is
coins to cast his ballot. lie goes for the same re a -on that he attend.
a vaudeville or a circus. ? to be entertained. lie Lves to see a man
g.-t up on a platform and call someone else a liar, a muckraker or
s 'ine other put appelatives. lie loves to join in the applause, and he
applauds in the same spirit that he would display when a monkey
turns a handspring or ail elephant does an oriental dunce. But as
far as convincemoii ir ?e- ? pshaw; a stumper doesn't convince anyone.
Peopl ? are getting t.?o ;n*elli'.rint for that. They don't allow their
judgment to be sjvayed by a man who presents only one side of the
argument, who does n >t]:ing bet boost one party and roast the other.
The modern voter keeps abreast of the times; he takes stock of gen
eral conditions; he reads and he observes. And yet, these stumpers
will make the welkin ring ? whatever that is ? for weeks and weeks
prior to an election, and they will accept pay for their work and they
think that through their lung power and their nastv and one-sided
vituperations, they control the destiny of the country.
Let them rave on !
MOIiKRX BUSINESS METHODS.
In the Hotel Louise, yegjfrday afternoon, a travelling salesman ^
was taiking about the progressive methods in selling that were being
ad- -pted by the merchants of the small cities all over the country.
Ho mentioned one example, which appears to l>o so effective that we
are passing it on to some of our merchant-readers.
lie told of a store in a city not far from Washington, which dealt
in both men's and ladies' wearing apparel. At the elosc of eaeh day's
business the manager sorted out the sale* slip)? and plaeed eaeh cus
tomer's name in a large book, giving the date that the sale was made
and the gomls that wert^ purchased. Then, after a certain interval
of time, many of his customers received letters from this store,
eaJling attention to the purehase that, had l>een made <?;me time
ago and inquiring whether something else was not needed. For ex- 1
ample, suppose John Jones went into this merehant's establishment
and ordered a pair of show*. The sale was made and the merchant,
made the entry in his special book. At the rnd of obout ten weeks,
Mr Smith would roeeivo a polite personal letter, reminding him of
the (art thaf he had punhased the shoes from this particular store,
expressing the hope that they had given sati?faetion and calling at
tention to a new showing of shoe? that had just l>ocn received. Or, if
s lady had purchased her fall c?at suit at this same establishment,
she received a similar letter in the early spring, further soliciting
The salesman stated that the results obtained by this merchant
through the method employed were simply marvelous. It would cer
tainly seem a praetical plan and one that other merchants might well
follow to their advantage. There is one thing certain, the business
is Roing to the man who goes after it, and not for tho man who wait*
for it to oome if! thwVrtgh hi* front door.
For the CklUrw't Sake lefs Mi
A. C. Hathaway.
THEY URGE SHOPPERS TO
SHOP EARLY III THE DAY
(By United Press)
St. Paul, Minn., Nor. 4. ? Uniform
ed shop girls lined down town streets
today and handed each passerby a
printed appeal to shop early. It w*a
a shop-girls campaign to dose loop
department stores at 6:30 p. ra. Sat
urdays. The campaign will be con
tinued csch Saturday during Norem
A Special Drive on
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Gloves, Neckwear and
For This Week
BIG VALUES ARE
SUSKI\ & BERRY
The Town Gossip
YOU MAY not know It.
BUT IT'S hard work.
TRYING TO thiuk up something.
FOR THIS column every day.
AND SOMETIMES it Just seema.
THAT I never can get an Idea.
AND THAT'S* the way.
IT WAS today.
AND I'VE been sitting here.
AND COULDN'T think.
OK A thing.
TO WRITE about.
AN IDEA came to me.
AND IT was this:
AND THERE arc.
A LOT of you folks.
WHO HAVE been reading.
THIS COLUMN every day.
FOR THE last two months.
AND YOU know the style.
IN WHICH It la written.
AND YOU can write It.
AS WELL as I can.
AND I believe.
THAT YOU all.
HAVE SOME good ideas.
TO FILL It up.
AND I'D like.
TO TAKE a rest.
FOR ABOUT a week.
AND HAVE you.
WRITE THE Town Goaalp.
FOR THAT long.
AND DON'T be modest and see.
IF YOU can't help a fellow.
AND THERE ought to be.
A LOT of fun In It..
AND VOU can have your name.
OR ELSE leave It off.
JUST A8 you wish.
AND I'VE got to know.
WHO YOU are when you write.
SO SIGN your name, anyway.
AND, I'LL -keep it quiet.
AND* WONT tell anybody.
IF YOU don't want me to.
fS A good day.
FOR YOU to start in.
AND DON'T. FORGET.
TO PUT at the end.
OF YOUR Stuff:
"I THANK you."
E. Carolina Teachers Training School
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Por catalogue and other 'lnronBitlon addreee,
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We have your
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They like its power ? it's the world's
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Everybody concedes its beauty.
It wins on economy.
But its roomy seats, deep upholstery
and easy riding cantilever springs ?
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These things make it so amazingly
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You wouldn't think that a small, light,
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HW Wifly-OrorU^i C Tolacfe. Ohio
S. C. Bra*aw W. B. Rodman, Jr.
8MALL MicLEAN. "
BRAOAW & RODMAN
OBcm on Market St.. Oppoalta
Cltj Hall. Wuhtaftoa. H. C.
WA8HINOTON. it. C.
H. 8. Ward Junius O. Ur(u?
WAKD & GKIMES
Attorneys -at- Law
WASHINGTON. N. a
We practice In the court* of the
! First Judicial District and the
| Federal courts.
W. C. RODMAN
WASH INO i ON. N.-C.
E. A. Daniel, Jr. J. 8. Manning
I L. C. Warren W. W Kltchln
L>AJ*IEL & WARREN
[ MANNING & KITCHIN
j Practice Id Superior. - Federal
j and Supreme courts of this stain
I o. A. PTTIT.I.IP8 & BRO.
| fire insurance
WASHINGTON. K. 6.
A. Stewart r. H. Bryan
STEWART & BRYAN
WA8HINOTON, N. C.
N. L 8lmmons W. L Vanikas
SIMMONS & VAUGHAN
Rooms 1S-14-1S, Laughinghouee
Building. Washington. N. a
By virtue of the power of sale con
tained In a certain mortgage deed,
dated April 4, 1914, and executed by
A. L. Edward* and wife Annie B.. to
the undersigned, 1 will offer for sale
for cash at the court house doer In
Boaufort county, on Wednesday the
Orst day of November. lilt. at It M.
the following described tract of land,
to-wit: Beginning at a marked pine
In J. W. Arthur's N. line at Leroy
Dixon's 8. W. corner end running
North SI poles, then West to the old
8snd Hill Road; then southwardly
with said road to J. W. Arthur's N.
W. corner; then Bast to the begin
ning. containing Ave acres. mo4e or,
less, Default having been made ft
payment of the debt secured by the
said mortgage, a sale Is to be made
to satisfy same.
This the tad day of October. 1111
M. L. Lane, Mortgages.
0. C. Archbell, Owner of debt
By W. A. Thompson, Attorney. \
ADIflM UTftATOR'* HOnC*.
Tha understood harlot tuDM
as administrator of gunlre A. Clark,
deceaaed, late of Baanrort Countr.
N. C? thla la to notify all taraona
harln* claim, axalntt the estate of
aal? deceased to ahl6lt them to the
under algaed u or before the 14th
dap of October, Hit. or thla notice
will bo pleaded la bar or their re
??r. All peroona Indebtadi to
said eatata will please make lam*
This 14th dap of OotoUr, 1>M
OHJl* K. CLARK
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