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FROM ALL AROUND
1 Items of Interest Gathered Each Week by
Our Regular Correspondents
i. . WILLIAMS
x Mr. Frank Pagan is on the sick
Xulius Andrews is on the wick list
at this week.
Prayer meeting at Holly Springs
Miss Emma Andrews spent Sun
day with" Miss Annie Anderson.
Miss Ltptire Hopkins is very sick.
We hope she will soon recover.
Mr. James Riddick, who has
been very ill for sometime, is im
Miss Emma Belle Yarrell spent
Bunday evening with Mils Lottie
Mrs. Lucy Andrews spent sever
al days with Mrs. M. B. Carstar
phen in Williamson last week. 4
Miss MaryiMnAnittgupeuta few
days at the home of Mr*.'C. M.
Lanier in WilUamstott hut week.
Mr. S. E. Hardison killed oneol
his slMip a ' feW days ago. Ran
mad, M was an ambitious animal.
Mr. J. E. Moore and children are
•n the sick list at thia writing, but
we hope they will be well in a few
Pra|%r meeting at the Manning
acbool. house every Spnday ntght.
Every ted y is cordially invited to
The people aeem to be in a little
better heart at this writing. The
. DeWitt's Witch Hazd gives in
atant relief from Burns, cures Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, Eczema, Tetter and
sdi abrasions of the skin. Inbnying
Witch Hazel Salve it is only neces
sary to see that vou get the genu
ine DaWitt's ana a cure is cettain.
There are many cheap counterfeits
oh the -Market, all of which ai*
worthless, and quite a few are dan
gerous,while DeWitt's Witch Hazel
flalve is perfectly harmless and
cures. Sold by Anderson, Craw !
ford k. Co. *
tliMMfiM It mmJ Dtlsf M*f M
OCT IT OUT or NOW. QL
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K1 W u r injury to «kc emus. In fad, It will ■
K1 ■ lea* voaka —cfc better coodinon awry war, for B
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By *"• wassisn.
la We JihrtT iWinial M isJpin Ml us la V*,,lmppA In Ugs South)
to own lisiMh* »eK* lor »M **£»*?+ jP.Mg o **' frfryw*
by |u stttdWoWi'fcWhU'aa gm mad *• preaa. , Philadelphia BUMurapur says
"111* Mw leadlngßqalaeaa College aouth ot the Potomac River."
U "Wkaa I reached Ittcfamoad, fToquirod of aeveral bualneaa men lor tba beat
la veewoae. totala awtar si any By Hall.—Bookkeep-
WriteforMMUocMd fall partMara «*»**, Va.
Send us your . . .
weather is getting so they can pre
pare tofarln a little.
Mia Martha Manning and her
brother, Mr. P. E. Manning, are
going to spend Saturday night and
Sunday with Hiss Maud Gurkin.
' ... '• _
Strtois Straaek Troibli CirH
| was troubled with a distress in
my stomach, sour stomach nud
vomiting spells, and can truthfully
say that Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets cured tne. — MRS.
T. V. WILLIAMS, Laingsburg,
Mich. These tablets are guaran
teed to Cure every case of stomach
troubto of this character! For sale
by S. R. Biggs.
April 5, I**.
Mr. X, L. Robereon was in town
c Jones, of Datdeoa.was
iu towp Tuesday.
Miss Annabelle Savage returned
Preaching at the I. E. ChurcA
Sunday by Rev. Mr. Rumley, of
Misses Dare Hassell and Anna
Bavnge went to Williamston Mon
day and returned Monday evening.
Easter has come and gone and
the bright Spring sunahlne la here.
The dove began to aing his song,
"Oh, the Spring, the beautiful
Springtime; there is no time so
beautiful as the springtime.
Mr. J. A. Davis, one of out most
progressive farmers, hsß *he mia
fortune to get one of his horses
hurt very bad Sunday. Mr. Davis
turned his horses out Sunday morn
ing and one got out and went off.
He found him Monday abont one
mile from home with a bad cut
near his breait. 'lt is thought it
was done by a steer.
Mrs. Pattie Peel has moved to
Miss Ore Gurkin anticipates vis
(Continued on Fourth Page)
WIbUAMSTON, N. C., FRIDAY, APRIL a 1904.
WELL 111 LONDON TOWER.'
OUcIMMW of • B«cr«t Which MM
For agea antiquary after anti
quary found himself baffled by *
simple problem at the Tower. How
in tnc old day* did the garrison get
a supply of drinking water? The
antiquary could show you the orig
inal fireplace at which William th*
Conqueror warmed his hand*, could
point approximately to the *pot on
which tne murdered princes fell, he
could load you to the plice where
llenry VIII. * queens were butchered
and to the tombstone that collapsed
upon their poor bo nee, he knew the
tiny dungeon in which Sir Walter
Raleigh apent twelve dreadful year*
hidden from the light and could
havo led you in a twinkling to the
atone dog kennel where- still re
mains the ring to which they chain
ed Quy Fawkcs, but how there un
fortunates and their janitors drank
none could tell. The Thames hard by
was not the source, they wero sure.
Organised eearch was vain. Then
there came a thick headed, unim
aginative mason, to whom and his
fellows the work of converting cer
tain of the historic dungoons into
storehouse* for war material meant
ninepence halfpenny an hour and
His pick struck jtbrough the floor
ing of the corridor front which the
prisoner* nsed to enter their cell*.
Behirdjthosa latter a%d correspond
ing *un the main one Jan and still
remain* the little secret corridor
along which saveadropping offiwn
tiptoed to liitcn to conversation*
between captivea. for the nurposc*
o t evidence. A low blows from the
plot brought to light tho'rtouth of*
a pit Sixty feet down was water,
thirty feet of it. The mason had
happened upon tho historic well for
which search had been made in vain
for centurie*. It wa* as perfect a*
on the day th* Conqueror sank it.
Today H still carrica it* thirty feet
of sweet spring water, and should
ever the Tower be beleaguered its
garrison would still be independent
of outside supply. We ha*# our
holy wells of medicinal water*. If
this historic old shaft which ths
mason brought to light wtr* distant
10,000 mile* Londoner* would make
pilgrimagea to drfak its waters — St.
Bearding It Out,
Jabo Rogers prided himself OR
his knowledge of arithmetic, as he
frequently remarked he was "born
witn a head for Aggers."
"Look hore. Jabe," said an ex
asperated neighbor, M how much I°ti
ger do you tnink I'm going to pas
ture your calf for nothing ? I don't
believe you've got a cent to your
"I have," Mid Jnbo easily. "I'm
the owner of two dollars ana thutty
seven oents in cash bf«idw mjr TPg
"Well, I ahan't take out my pay
in turnipa this year," said the neigh
bor testily. "You owe me $6 on
that calf. 11l call her mine, and
that'll wipe off the dabt."
"She's worth moro'n SO, and you
know it," said Jabe. "But I tell
you what I'll do. You pasture lior
a month and then I'll make
out a paper saying she's yours.
That'll be fnir *H around."
Power a* the Imagination.
"I never waa more Armly con
vinced of the powor of imagina
tion," said a man, "than I was by
something that happened to me on
the occasion of a visit to a friend.
It had been an estremply hqt day,
and when I went to bed at night the
heat seemed almost insupportable.
It seemed to me that if I should
open the door from my room into
the hall it would make a little cir
culation and make tlie air mors
comfortable, and I felt safe in doing
this because I am an oarly riser, am]
4 knew I oatdd get the door mhut
with the pleasant result that I had
anticipated, and when I went lo
dose ft in thrwqrning I foae&that
The Tapping *f th» Death Watch.
The to called death ffltdj, dread
ed 1 by the »uper»tido'ui, it a small
beetle which baa a rarv powerful
joint in ita nock and calls ita mat#
by tapping with Ita heaA on* the w*ll
or on any surface where it mar
happen to be located. The noise U
similar to that which mar be pro
duced by tapping with, the finger
nails on a tame, and the insect can
frequently bt made to answer such
"What an unfortunate contre
temps that waa of Mr*. Gold
thwaitp's at Roekjnghaw M
night," said Mrs. Oldcastie.
I know it," replied her hoateea.
"I waa tellin' Josiah on the way
home that I waa surprised that a
woman who's the mother of grown
up* daughters should of wore such a
thing; and with her long neck too."
. ** •* ' * " "
ANIMALS ABOARD SHIP.
TtMy Oat Saaslok, Though Not Juat
th* Way Human Balngt Do.
"Speaking of animals getting sick
at *ea, M said a man who has had some
experience with the dumb brutes on
the briny deep, "I can fell you that
they do get sick, and sometimes they
Set very sick too. Of course, they •
o not manifest the sickness in the
way that human beings show it and
for reasons which will suggest them
•elvos on a moment'* reflection.
But thoy nevertheless get quite a*
sick as members of th* human fam
ily. Seaaickne** in human being*
will manifost itself in violent vom
iting. A seasick j> rson cannot re
tain anything in tho stomach. The
old rule that whatever up must
como down is in the case of pro
nounced seaaickne** reversed. What
ever goes down muni cvme up. But
when we come to rockon with horses
and cows we find a different condi
tion to deal with. Horses and cows
never voiuit Thoy oannot. 80 here
right at the beginning of the mat
ter we find s reason for difference
in the wav this peculiar sickness
shows itself in man and beast.
"I have had more experience with
horses than with any other kind of
dumb animal 'and consequently
know more about the way the horse
suffers during seasickuesa. It ip a
rather curious and rather interest
ing fact that the horse is moro vio-
Ifftly attacked In the feet than in
•ny other portion-of th* bqdy. 1
have soon tne feet of horses st sea
swell until thoy Could scarcely stand
on them. Of course, the stomach
of the animal is affected to some
stent, but this is not so serious a
matter as the attack in the foot.
The effect of these-attacks is *ome
timos of a lasting kind, and the
usefulness of horsos is seriously im
"The fact that seasickness attacks
the horse in the feet is mainly due
to the peculiar influence a vessel's
motion has on the kidney* of the
animal. At any rate, this is tho
generally accepted view of tho mat
ter. We cannot say definitely just
why horses get knotty feet at sea,
but the popular view of horsemen
who have studied the matter is as
stated. As to cows, Ido not know
a gmt deal about them, but I un
derstand the chief trouble with
them at soa is that they loee their
Ustc for food pnd quit eating."—
Now Orleans Times-Democrat.
Very many Japanese houses have
beautiful garden*. The Japanese
excel in gardening, and even m To
kvo, where space ii very valuable,
they contrive to have aome pictur
esque adjunct. Over a bamboo trel
lis, for instance, will hang the mar
velously picturesque Japanese gourd,
which forms a favorite subject for
IJJO decoratjqn of jnetal work,•es
pecially the antimony metal work
thinly eilvered over with which the
Japanese flood the western market.
These gourds, with a pinch in the
middle like a lady's waist, when
dried and hollowoa out aro fitted
with stoppers for pilgrims' water
bottles and are very frequently ex
ported. If he can do nothing more
every Japanese who can afford it
will have his row of carthenwurc
jars containing dwarfed blossoming
Iruit trees or tiny Japanese firs,
which ar« mado to grow smaller as
they grow older.
A venerable professor of a noted
medical college was addressing th«
"Gentlemen," he said, "vou aro
going out into the world of action.
You will likely follow in some do
gree the example of those who have
preceded you. Among other things
you may marry. Let me entreat you
to be kind to your wives. Be pa
tient with them. Do not fret under
petty domestic trinls. When one
of you wka'yoar wife to gd driving
do not -worry if phe it not ready af
the ftjjpeinted tttao: ' Hare ft trea
tise on year specialty always 'with
yH| R®ad4t while ymiwait, and *
Assure you, gentlemen," and the pro
fessor's kindly smile seemed to snow
ft trace of irony, "you will be as
tonished at the vast amount of iu'
formation you will acquire in this
way. • ■ ■■ ■ - ;■■
F.|t N* *•«* * N.
I An aeronaut at • county , (air had
made rather an unlucky ascension.
IIi« balloon had gone high enough,
but the wind hid carried nim a mile
or two farther away than hp antici-
Cted, and the car in descending had
come entangled in the top of a
tree in a,-village utreet and spilled
him out. He struck the ground
with some violence.
A crowd quickly gathered about
his prostrate fqm, *
"maud back and give him airt"
exclaimed three or four at onoe.
The aaronaut was not seriously
hurt. 110 raised himself feebly to
a sitting posture.
"Air?" he echoed in • tone of
deep disgust. "Don't you think I've
had air enough in the last ten min
FROM THE CAPITOL
OF OUR STATE
News of Interest to the Cotton Growing
Farmers of North Carolina
April 5, 1904.
The majority of those who read
these letters are farmers and land
owners directly interested in agri
cultural pursuits, largely cotton
growing. I am, therefore going to
talk to you a little while to-day on
that subject, and give you the bene
fit of some information that has
come into my po«e sion through
personal observation and conver
sation with well informed farmers
and cotton manufacturers.
In the first place, there is going
to be more cotton grown in North
Carolina this year than many years
past—the natural result of the high
prices secured for the last crop The
statement has been freely made in
certain quarters that this would be
impossible "because there is no re
serve force of labor available" to
cultivate a larger crop But, to
some extent at least, that statement
is not true.
One of the principal causes of the
growing scarcity of farm labor in
this and several other Southern
States of recent years has been the
rapid growth of the cotton manu
facturing industry. Thousands of
htnall farmers and farm hands have
left the farms and gone to work iu
the mills. Last year there was 50.-
000 operatives employed in the
North Carolina cotton mills, and
the great majority of them were
drawn ftom tlic farms. Most of
ibeui left the farms when the price
of cotton was low that there was
little or no profit to be made in
Now the conditions are reversed.
\ number of the mills have tempo
rarily discontinued operations and
thrown out of work hundreds and
hundreds of operatives, while others
are running on short time, thereby
curtailing the wages of the em
ploye*. lam informed that a very
large proportion of the mill hands
that have been affected by these
conditions have returned to the
farms. And not only is, but a con
siderable number who had regular
woilc iu mill*, Including even a
number of overseers, have volun
tarily taken up farming again. One
of these said to me to day: "We
may not get sixteen cents for our
cotton this year, but I will be satis
fied if we realize twelve cents for it.
tn fact, there's money in cotton at
ten cents, and I think we will be
pretty certain to get as much as
that for this year's crop; and as far
as I am personally concerned, I do
not intend to desert the farm again
ai long as cotton brings ten cents
It is no uncommon thing to sec
cotton growers buying addional
stock. I have seen dozens of them
come into Raleigh during the laßt
three mouths, bringing loads of
cotton and carrying back one to
three extra mules or horses to work
an increased acreage with this year.
With the present outlook, cotton
growing farmers can afford to pay
better prices for labor and therefore
be betftr able to secure it.
The.general opinion seems to be
that paf farmers are not acting un
wisely in increasing their cotton
acreage, for it is generally conced
ed that, owing to the short crops of
the two last seasons, cotton is pret
ty certain to bring a good price
again next seagoti. It may not
reach 15 or 16 cents, but it will
bring enough to make its cultiva
* * *
Well, tbe trial of Mcßee and
Finch on the charge of conspiracy,
will not occur this week, Judge
Browu having granted a continu
ance. But the defendants had a
day in court Saturday and their
counsel took advantage of it by
making some serious charges
against the management of the A.
& N- C. Railroad agd the Atlantic
Hotel at Morehead (which the rail
road bought ,g year or so ago) in
their argument before the court,
and through the filing of affidavits.
A Bloc X Mark Bcloy
means that you» Subscription Ends with this Immi
Judge Brown reserved his decision
on the motions to quash the bill of
iudictment and for a removal of the
case to the Federal court. He will
probably file his decision with the
Clerk of the Superior Court here
to-day or to-morrow. The answer
to these affidavits aud the report of
the committee appointed by the
Governor to examine into "the
moral, physical and financial con
dition" of the road are awaited
with much iuterest.
* ' *
It looks now to be more than
ever probable that the Drinocrats
of the South will "get together"
on the presidential nominee ques
tion by uniting on Judge Parker.
If he secures the delegation from
New York they will be almost cer
tain to do so, in which case his
nomination will be assured.
* * *
In the gubernatorial race Maj.
Stedman apparently continues to
lead, and visitors from various sec
tions say he is still growing in fa
vor all over the State. He has a
very large number of friends in
every locality and they are devoted
to hia interests and they are doing
all can to efiect his nomination,
aud many of them say they are con
fident of success.
I have heretofore alluded to the
strength that Lieut.-Gov. Turnbr
is developing. If the reports that
reach here are true the claim of his
friends, that he will receive the sec
ond highest vote ou the first ballot
in the convention, appears likely to
prove true. He is unquestionably
a strong candidate,and he too seems
to be gaining strength every day.
For instance, the Morgauton News
Herald of last week, in a column
editorial commending his candidacy
says "he will no doubt g-t at least
a majority of the votes ofjßurke
county" in the convention. Mr.
Glenu is now making an active
personal campaign, and also has
* * *
The friends of Mr. Irwin C.
Avery, for the past several years
city editor of the Charlotte Obser
ver, are greatly shocked and grieved
to learn of his sudden death in his
room at Charlotte Saturday night.
He had been suffering from ia
soniuia, and his death was caused
by an overdose of the medicine pre
scribed to make him sleep. He was
uot only a fine reporter,but a fluent
aud strong writer also, possessing
literary ability of a high order; and
was a most excellent aud compan
ionable gentleman. He was a son
of Judge A C. Avery, and only 3;
years of age.
a * •
If the cotton growers of this
State will write to Mr. Gerald Mc-
Carthy, State Biologist, Raleigh.
N. C., they will receive valuable
information in regard to the mark
eting of cotton-root-bark. At pres
ent it is bringing 15 to ao cents a
pound iu New York, and Mr.
McCarthy says he will agree to find
a sale for all good cotton-root-bark.
It can be made 0 source of consid
able revenue to farmers, instead of
being wasted and left to decay iu
the fields. '
Secretary Pogue and Asst. Sec'y
and Treasurer Denson are at work,
preparing to make the State Fair
this year the greatest one on re
cord. They have issued an ad
vance premium list of field aud
garden products, a copy of which
will be mailed to anyone desiring
it. Write for a copv and prepare
to compete for some of the many
prizes and premiums.
—Read our ad. in this issue and
see how you can get THE ENTER
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G)R. JOHN D. BIGGB,
- DKNTIBTj ,
GEO. W. NEWELL K BRO.
office up Main In New Rank Bull*.
lug, lett hand aide, top of attpa.
"W IIXIAMBTON, N O.
wherever aervtcea art doM,
Special attention given to examining aud aiak
Ing title for purchaacra of timber ami timber
r-» PHOWI T*
DR. WM. E. WARREN
Physician and Surgeon
OFFICE: Rear of Roanoke Hotel
Residence, the " Rhodes Place
L 0^ E w
No. 90, F. fc A. M. Z^ZX
DIRECTORY I'oa 1904.
S. ,vS. Brown. W. M.; H. D. Taylor, 8.
W.; Mr. G. Taylor, J. W.; T. W. Thom
as, S. D.; A. F. Taylor, J.D; S. R. llixK*.
ScrreUry; C. D. Carstarpheii, Treasurer;
M.M. Critclier and I. D, Biggs, Stewarda;
R. W. Clary, Tiler.
CHARITY—S. S. Brown, H. V. Taylor,
Mc. G. Taylor.
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[ " Tarboro lj »
j " Rocky Mount 35 t
' " Scotland Neck 33 M
1 " Jomeaville 13 u
1 " Kader Lilley's 13
" J. G. Staton 13
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" Roberaon villa lj «
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