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VOL. IX. - NO. 9
Official Appeal to Peanut Growers
Minimum Price Four Cents Per Poud for Prime and $1 Per
Bushel for Spanish—Special Committee Urges Ail Growers
to Stand for This Price—Sound and Just Reasons for Their
At the meeting of the Peanut
Growers' Association in Suffolk,
Va., November Ist, of which a brief
report is given in our Virginia letter
a special committee was appointed
to prepare aud publish an address
upon the peanut situation. This
committee was compowd of Col.
I y . R. Ivdwards, of Franklin, Va ;
K. S. Askew, of Widsdor, N. C.,
Secretary of,the Association, and J.
Peter Holland, of Franklin.
This committee issued its address
la»t Thursday in the form of a
straightforward and entirely sensi
ble appeal to all the peanut pto
ducers of Virginia and North Car
olina, urging them to stand together
in inaiutenance of the minimum
prices fixed at the recent meeting
of the Associatiou.
FOUR CUNTS FOR STANDARD.
This minimum is 4 cents for prime
ruuning nuts and $1 per bushel for
Spanish. & -
In its introduction the appeal says:
"The establishing of the min
imum price of the organisation
does not mean that you are to sell
your peanuts at that price, but
simply recommends and urges the
peanut growers not to sell at a less
price than the minimum price es
RRASON I'OR ACTION.
"Further, it is not intended to
convey the impression tbat this
, Association in convention assem
bled, assumed that it had the arbi
trary power to fix the ipinituum
price at four cents, but it does mean
that this minimum price was based
upon the following facts."
The 1907 crop is )sx than three
fourths of an average.
The quality of the present crop,
especially as to color, is above the
The cost of production, due to
the high price of laud, implements;
fertilizers, lalmr, and living ex
penses, is greater than ever before
Four cents would mean only a
small profit, as the 1907 crop, when
ready for market, will cost the pro
~ ducer about three arid one-half
cents a pound.
The farmers are urged not to
sell their entire crops even at the
minimum schedule price, but only
enough to supply their urgent
APPKAI. TO NON-MKMBERS.
The following appeal is made
particularly to no-nmembers:
"We earnestly and respectfully
appeal to those farmers who have
not as yet become members of the
organization, to stand shoulder to
shoulder with the members of the
organization in maintaining the
price. The right to fix a reason
able and just price, just to the con
sumer as well as to the producer,
can hardly be questioned, and if
you believe that this price estab
lished is reasonable and just, we
confidently believe that you will do
all in your power to assist your
fellow-man in securing to himself
and to yourself, his and your just
reward for honest toll."
JUST PRICK FOR PRODUCTS „
The address goes on to say that
the country merchants are seriously
and deeply interested in the move
ment, their interests being almost
identical with thoce of the peanut
producers, and the. co-operation of
these merchants is sought. r
The farmers are urged to market
their peanuts in good order.
The appeal closes:
"This is an age of organization,
and surely no cause can be more
just than the cause of an organiza
tion seeking to bring to those who
toil from year to year a just and
reasonable price for fai in products.'
The Association represents a belt
in Virginia and North Carolina
which is said to produce seven
eights of the world's supply.—Pro
. Foley's Kidney Cure will cure
any case of kidney trouble that
not beyond medical aid. C. C
Chase, &S. R. Biggs.
An Appeal for "The Bread Line"
The Bowery Mission "Bread
I.iuc," at whitli 1.000 men who
are out in the streets for the night
aie given a breakfast of hot coffee
and rolls every morning at one
I o'clock, is one of the most pathetic
sights in sitl the wide, wide world.
I/Otig before the hour of opening,
these poor, starring men stand in a
single line that sometimes extends
for blocks in length, waiting for
the coffee and rolls. During the
last winter, this breakfast was given
to a total of 144,000 homeless men
and l)oys, and up to date nearly
half a million of the homeless have
had their weary tramp restfidly
interrupted by this unique minis
tration. The first of these Break
fasts is given 011 Thanksgiving
morning, and the last 011 the fol
lowing Kaster morning. Alto
gether the Mission supplied, this
year, over 233,000 meals and io,-
072 lodgings to homeless men and
It is for this grand, philanthropic
work that we ask your kind and
practical co-operatiou. The home
less, friendless, disheartened and
despairing men and boys of the
Bowery are not native New Vorkers
but meu and l>oys who, until within
a year, lived happily at the old
homestead with father aud mother,
and perhaps wife. They aie strand
ed here, aud in despair appeal to
the Old Bowery Mission, which, for
over thirty years, has been to the
unfortunate, as the rescue cities of
old, a haven of encouragement, rtst
and protection. Shall we tnrn
them away? It r«sts with the good I
people ef this country to decide this
question, and may God graciously
help you to decide it aright. JOHN
C. KARL,, Financial Secretary, 92
Bible Rouse, New York City.
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N. C. Slade Jones A Co., Hamil
ton, N. C.
j There are a great many reasons
why Kentucky is now in the Re
publican ranks, the chief of them
being that the Republican candi
dates got the most votes.
This distressing disease results
from a disordered condition of the
stomach, and can be cured by tak
ing Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets. Get a free sample
at All Druggists A Dealers in Pat
ent Medicine and try it.
Mr. Grover Cleveland, is still able
to enjoy a rabbit hunt, it appears.
This, and the fact that'he recently
survived the consultation of six
physicians, indicates that our only
ex-president is good for many days
Trial Catarrh treatments are be
ing mailed out free, on requeat, by
Dr. Shoop, Racine. Wis. The«e
tests are proving to the people—
without a penny's coat—the great
value of (his scientific prescription
known to druggftts everywhere as
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The election being over this year
the next vote will be on the'Mze of
the turkey that father called
upon to pay for about the end of
Hiv to Trilt a Sirili
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Unfortunately there was no elec
tion in Indiana to indicate whether
Fairbanks has his popularity injur
ed in his own state by the cocktail
WILLIAMSTON. N. C., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22. IQO7
Iht Ml beside me att the play.
1 knew her not at all.
But In a coy and careless way
She let her hatpins fall
Beneath the seat between my feet.
Of course 1 had to crawl.
And ne 1 handed them to her
(Ah. happy flngei touch')
Bh«> iald to me. she said, said aha,
"Oh, thank you—very much!"
Site stood bealde me In the oar,
And we were strangers quite.
I wasn't coin* very far.
And no X thought I might
Give up my seat to rest her feet.
(Now, wasn't that polite*)
At from the overhanging strap
She loosed her frantlu clutch
She said to me. she said, said aha,
"Oh, thank you—very much'"
She passed me on the avenue,
As promenaders pass
Ifur dainty kerchief, dotted blue
And airy light as gas,
Bho dropped behind I at rove to (lnd.
And found It for the laaa
And ss 1 placed It In her hand,
Profaned with gutter smutch.
• She said to me, she said, said she.
"Oh. thank you—very much!"
Now, this was not one woman lons,
ltut these were Isdles three.
And many more from sone to sotte
Havo thus been servod by me
And other men who're helpful when
They cannot -help but be
And ever thua we got their thanks
(It surely beats the Dutch)
They always say them thls-s-wsy,
"Oh. thank you—very much!"
I hope some time before I go
To nil a tomb or urn
The ladies may not thank me so -
For thanks 1 do not yearn.
Yet if they don't, stay dead 1 won't—
-1 surely shall return!
I shall return fron\ out the pit.
And haply one may touch
My ghost and aay, the sntiie old way,
"Oh. thank you—very much!"
- Robertus l.ove In Judge.
"So tlmt dining room orchestra playa
by Instruction, eh?" HHM the new ar
"Oh, yes!" replied tile corpulent pro
prietor. "When I notice a guest sip
ping hot coffee I signal 'l*. W Tbat
means 'Play loud.' "
"Yes, anil then when 1 see one eating
soup with a great deal of noise 1 sig
nal 'P. V. 1,.' That tnrans 'Play very
"Clever— very clever. Is that nil of
the code?" '
"Ob, jm*—"When a man starts to eat
cofti off the col) I hurry up and slgual
'P. B. L A. B. T. C.;"
"And what does that mean?" ~
"Why that tueans 'Play blamed loud
and boat tho cymbals.'" Chicago
' iVV > J '
"How do vou like my new bat, Kit
"Lubley, Minnie, I had one Just like
It la«t winter."—New York World.
In a cth'taln school of Waslilugton
there was one lad who would persist
In saying "have went"
One day the teacher "kept him In,"
"While I am out of the room you
may write 'have gone' fifty times."
When the pedagogue returned he
found that the boy bad dutifully per
formed the task, having written "have
gone" flfty times. On the other side of
the paper, however, was this message
from the absent one:
I have went. JOHN WHITE.
Ths Horrors of Matrimony.
"One of the prominent actresses says
nine out of ten marriages turn out
j"Yea," replied the old bachelor; "If
a man marries a woman for her beau
ty be la likely to And tbjtjt « good deal
of it is counterfeit and if be takea her
far her money the chancea are that
ahe will merely give htm an allow
His Platform as Amended.
"My platform," shouted the orator,
bringing bis fist down with a resound
ing thwack on the desk before blm,
"la 'Leave well enough alone!' " ,
"Beg pardon," whispered the chair
man of the meeting, an eminent Bos
ton citizen, pulling bis coattalln gently.
" 'Let well enough alone' is the prefer-*
"Which would you rather be," asked
the ambitions youth, "a great speaker
or a great writer?"
"It all depends." answered Mr. 81-
rius Barker, "on whether you would
rather take a chance on getting clergy
man'a aore throat or writer's cramp."—
Hsr Wages. -
Mistress—Why, Bridget, it aeeina to
me you want very large wages for
one who has bad so little experience.
Bridget—Bore, mum, ain't It harder
for me when I don't kqow how?— New
WHERE THE MERCHANT FAILS
An lowa Farmer Tells Him He
Should Advertise, and How.
An lowa fanner to
the I)es Moines Capital ttie follow
ing very pertinent suggestion as to
why the mail order houses succeed
in getting the business of the rural
communities awav from local mer
"If the mail order "houses
SI,OOO out of this conuty -each
mouth that belongs to the home
merchants fault Is with the
merchants themselves. The mail
order houses advertise and give us
prices on everything they offer for
sale. They tell ns what they have
and what tjiey want for it. Of
course we get soaked once in a
while and if we do we can try some
other house. Most of the home
merchants who advertise at all don't
quote prices. They neglect to tell
us what we want to know —the
price. Of course we can go to the
store and ask the price of this arti
cle, and that, but you know how
it is—one doesn't know so well ex
actly what he wants to -buy when
he gets in a store as when he is at
home. And there is where the
mail order houses make their hit.
They, send their advertising matter
into homes aud we read it when we
have nothing else to do and every
niemlier of the family who reads
their stuff usually finds something
that he or some other member of
the fnmily wants and many orders
are made up and sent out just at
such times. *
"Right here is where the home
inei chant falls down. If he talked
up his business to us in our homes
the same as the mail order houses
do the people would be in to see
him the next time they came to
town, and in many casesextra trips
would be made to jjet the things at
once that we didn't know &e want
ed until they were brought to our
"The home merchant can save
the expense of getting up a cata
logue. We ]>eople read the home
paper more carefully than we do
the catalogue, and if the merchant
wants to talk business with us let
him put his talk in the home papers
and put it in so that we know he
means business. The home uVer
chant likely,, nine times out of ten,
sejls his goods as rlieap as the mail
order houses, and I believe on many
tilings they are much cheaper but
how are we to know if he dosen't
tell us about it.
"A merchant must not think
that even his best c ustomers know
his goods so well that they can tell
what lie has without being shown.
"It is none of my business how
the home merchant runs his busi
ness, but I don't like to see these
roasts in the paper, all the time
about us fellows who get a little
stuff shipjied iu once in a while aud
never any thing said on the other
side. There are always two sides
of a question, and 1 have given
you mine. If it is worth anything
to you you can take it."
A tickling cough, (rom any cause,
is quickly stopped by Dr. Shoop's
|Cough Cure. And it m so thorqjjtfh
ly harmless and sate, that L)r
Shoop tells mother? everywhere to
give i( without hesitation even to
tvery • young babes. The whole
some green leaves and tender stems
of a lung-healing mountainous
shrub, furnish the curative proper
ties to Dr. Shoop's tough Cure. It
calms ihe cough, and heals the
sore and sensitive bronchial mem
brances. No opium, no chloro
form, nothing harsh used to injure
or suppress. Simply a resinous
plaijt extract, that helps to heal
aching lungs. The Spaniards call
this shrub which the Doctor 1 uses,
"I he Sacred Herb" Demand Dr.
Shoop's. Take 110 other S. R.
Shoved Back the Tide.
"Bietberin Bobbie, a Dumfarlln
cairter," went doi\ u to Cbarlestown
one day for a toad of sand, but to bis
dismay found It was high water and
none could be got. After pouring out
the vials of bis wfath on the harbor
master for allowing the Ude to rise be
went home with bis empty cart. Com-,
tag baek next day when It happened to
be low water, he exclaimed: *
"A.ve, tbts is -something like the
thing. The best o' folk's nane the
waor o' beta* spoken to."—Dundee Peo
One Hundred And Fifty Millions.
(News Sc Observer. )
Most of the big battles of the
world b.ive been fought on Sun
day. Perli.ips that is precedent
enough fort hi.* iaet that it was on
Sunday that Secretary of the
Treasure CotUh on gave out the
statement that hi would issue fifty
million dollars of Panama Canal
l>onds and issue one hundred mil
lion dollars of interest-hearing cer
tificates as is authorized by law iu
time of emergency. As- to the
euiergeucy and the effect he be
lieves these measures will have,
Mr. Cortelyon says:
"The Panama bonds will serve
as a measure of most substantial
relief, for anions other things the
law expressly provides that they
may be used as a basis for addi
tional national bank circulation.
"The proceeds of the sale of
certificates provided for under the
above section can l>e deposited al
most simultaneously with their
purchase, upon approved security.
They can be made directly avail
able at points where the need is
most urgent and especially for the
movement of the crops, which,.' if
properly accelerated, will Rive the
greatest relief and result in the
most immediate financial returns.
The acceptance of subscriptions by
the Secretary of the Treasury will
be made with special reference to
"Both the bonds and certificates
ate attractive as absolutely safe in
"These measures will, among
other filings, enable the Secretary
of the Treasury to meet public ex
penditures without withdrawing
for that purpose "any appreciable
amount of the public moneys now
deposited in national banks through
out the country."
Inasmuch as these are the meas
ures determined upon to afford the
needed relief from the money fam
ine let us hope that the expected
relief will materialize. Mr. Cortel
yon says the money will be "dir.eet
ly available at ftoints where the
need is most urgent ami especially
fur the movement of crops."' If
this money will ease conditions so
that the price for crops will rise to
■ the level they were at before the
panic, the cotton farmers will be
The hope of the South is iu the
movement of its cotton crop at fair
prices. Just as soon as the farm
ers get what cotton is worth every
business and every interest in the
South will improve, though, of
course, the development of large
and new industries will be affected
by the general conditions in the
country, though full prices for
this crop would largely peutrali/.e
tight money in the centres for en
terprises not too large for Southern
financial institutions to handle
Besides, the export of cotton to
Kurope will turn the balance ot
trade in our favor and help finan
cial conditions in the centres as
well as restore normal conditions
iu the cotton country.
The actiou of President Roose
velt in authorizing an issue of lifty
millions of Panama bonds and one
hundred millions of certificatesliad
the effect ot sending cotton up one
dollar and twenty fiv; cents a bale
and of doing much to give confi
dence. It is believed by bankers
and thoughtful financiers that the
bond issue will add largely to the
banks' circulation and that the cer
tificates will do as much good as
that quantity of Treasury Notes to
put irt general circulation. They
are better than Treasury notes
to the holders because they bear
three per cent interest. Men who
have been hoarding money will be
iuduced to bring it out of the safety
deposit boxes and old stockings
and buy those certificates. They
will then be virtually holding
money and getting interest on it at
the same time. ¥ There afe nyiny
who believe Mr. Roosevelt has done
the wisest possible thing in this
method of adding to the money of
the country—the only method the
executive can employ ih ah emer
gency. Iu his letter the President
indicates his faith upon assurances
from leaders that Congress will
MAN-A-LIN Is An
There are many ailments
directly dependent upon con
stipation, such as biliousness,
discolored and pimpled skin,
inactive liver, dyspepsia, over
worked kidneys and headache.
Remove constipation and
all of these ailments dis
MAN-A-LIIM can be relied upon
to produce a gentle action of
the bowels, making- pills and
drastic cathartics entirely un
A dose or two of Man-a-lln
is advisable In sllfht febrile
attacks, la frlppe, colds and
legislate so as'to end the money
panic and to devise methods to pre
vent a recurrence of such strin
gency. It is to be hoped that will
l>e done in a manner that will meet
the necessities of the country.
Certainly this action of adding
virtuaily one hundred and fifty
million dollars at once to the money
of the country should have the effect
of relieving the stringency and
doubtless it will also do much to re
store confidence by turning loose
the money now held in the banks
in the big centres and elsewhere.
The banks find it necessary to hold
as much reserve as possible for the
protection of the depositors ami
patrons and to prevent their money
being taken out of the channels of
trade. In addition to adding large
ly to the available money, this $i 50-
000,000 should cau£* much money
to come from hiding by making
easier money. Let us hope that it
will go far to end the stringency
and to restore normal conditions.
The Washington I'ost, writing of
the plan, says:
"The decision of the Secretary ol
the Treasury, approved by the
President, to issue fifty millions of
Panama (.'anal bonds and one hun
dred millions of/'Roosevelt 5 per
cent certificates" for one year
should largely contribute to relieve
the financial situation, aud it may
correct it entirely. This relief
comes at an opportune time. Its
influence will be more decidedly felt
in the West and South, and the
movement of the crops to the sea
board cat) go 011 without serious
"The President has met the sit
uation with commendable fore
thought, and the hope is that this
large addition to the finance of the
country will abate a money strin
gency which loomed on the hori/.ou
to a point of great distrust, il not
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"What we want," said the patriotic
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men to vol* honestly."
"Thafe right," answered Mr. Ward
Heeler; "there'* too many of our rot-
Ma getting Into the way of taking your
money and then voting aa they pleaae."
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HUGH B. YORK,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office: Chase's Drug Store.
OHHICK HOURS: 8 to 10 A.M.; 7 ta 9 p. M.
Wiiliainaton, N. C.
Office Phone No. 53
Night Phone No. 6j
DR J. A. WHITE.
TFIFA . DENTIST
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TUB SOONKR YOU INSURE
the lietter for you. You know it, aad
this is only to remind you that the
knowledge will do you no good unleaa
you act upon it. Let us write yau a pal
icy and have it over with.
You'll frel better and sleep easier.
K. B. GRAWrORD
Fire and Life
I have some of the Strongest aad Beat
Companies on the Globe,
Let me write you a policy on year
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will interest and instruct
you. Do not fail to go at
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ter, list of hotels, etc.,
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Pass; Traffic Mg'r.
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