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Friday. November 23, tQ>7
How to Observe Thanksgiving:
The last Thursday in November
U the day set apart by this great
country of ours, (these grand ami
glorious United States) for
Thanksgiving day, a day wherein
every man, woman and child should
bow their heads in prayer to 0111
Maker for the multitude of bless
ings which He has seen fit to bestow
upon each and every one of us,
though wicked and sinful we might
have been all of our lives, lie has
been good to the sinner as well as
to the saint. He has caused the
rain to fall upon the unjust as well
as the just, and yet bow far we fall
short of our duty to our Maker.
A great many people, certainly
misconstrue the object and purposes
of Thanksgiving day. There ate
some who with gun and dog take to
the fields to shoot the innocent and
unsuspecting quail or dove; many
others, for any kind of sport, fun
or frolic, amusements of any na
ture, any thing but the real pur
pose for which this day was intend
ed. Some few have a different view
and these will remain at home and
talk, and discuss their neighbors,
their faults and habits, not for a
moment do they speak of the good
traits of these friends and neigh
bors, gossiping and tattleing seem
to be the ruling enjoyment of the
day. Then there is a class, who
well know the objeci and purpose
of Thanksgiving day and
though small, yes, very small, will
respect this good day and spend it
as the day should be.
Thanksgiving Day Orphans Day
The work of the orphans' homes
of North Carolina appeal strongly
to our judgment and to our sym
pathics. It merits our heartiest
In helping to provide for home
less, orphan children a home, a
tender care, and an opportunity to
obtain training for life, we perform
a service the value of which is at
present great and, in the future,
will be multiplied beyond measure.
The Thanksgiving season has
lieen set apart by the good people
of this State as a time of special
effort for aud aid to our orphanages.
This is a beautiful and practica
ble expression of the spirit of grati
tude and is. we are sure, pleasing
te the great aud loving Father of
The thank-offering nt Thanks
giving are a real factor in the
maintenance and improvement of
our orphans' homes.
We bespeak for this most worthy
work even the greater interest and
love of a people who are signally
blessed of God, a people who have
abundant cause for gratitude. We
believe the offerings will lie made
gladly and that they wilj lie truly
large and liberal.
A Great Chestnut.
There is probably no man engag
ed in the newspaper business in
this state, who is not acquainted
with a man whose excuse for dis
continuing his subscription is that
he already "has more papers than
he can read." It is only an excuse
offered to ameliorate the presumed
lacerated condition of the editor's
feelings. It has uo such eftect, for
in the first place an editor never
worries over the loss of a subscriber
except when he leaves the country
without paving up arrearages. But
why not be truthful aud say to the
honest newspaper man just what
yen (eel in your heart. Go into his
den, ask him how mnch you owe,
pay the delinquency and tell him
frankly that you don't want his dis
reputable, blackguard sheet any
longer. Say to him in sorrowful
tone-of voice that yon deeply regret
Recentdiscoveriea have shown
that railing hair ia caused by
germs at the roots of the hair.
Therefore, to stop falling hair,
you must first completely de
stroy these germs. Ayer'sHair
Vigor, new improved formula,
will certainly do this. Then
leave the rest to nature.
Poet not change the color of the hair.
Formula with ••ot» bottl*
m fhow It to jrour
A. ■•W V' thin do —bl
Recent discoveries hsve also proved thst
dandruff is ciused by germs on the scslp.
Therefore, to cure dsndruff. the first thing
10 do i» to completely destroy these dan
druff germs. Here, thessme Ayer'i Hair
Vigor will give the nme splendid result*.
- rtodebribe I. C. Ay«*Co., MM.
worthy the name and advise him
to sell his plant to some man with
a thimble full of brains and seek
.some occupation which does not
require much wear or tear of mind.
Do this and then you can go away
with the comforting assurance that
the editor resjiects you for your
candor and will cherish no hard
feelings because yoif choose to bor
row his pa|>er instead of buying it.
It does not pay to advertise say
some merchants who have done but
little of it and that without keep
ing it up. The incident of the boy
and the pump illustrates the mat
ter very well. The boy was sent
after a pail of water He poured
in the priming and pumped out as
much as he poured in. Then he
stopj>ed to rest and the priming rati
down. After some time of alternate
pumping and resting be concluded
it did not pav to pump and |iiit in
disgust. The merchant who does
not believe in advertising, does it
like the boy did the pumping. He
advertised a few weeks, then stop
ped awhile and allowed the people
to forget him and his business be
fore he advertised again and then
concluded advertising didn't pay.
A merciful man is merciful to
his beasts. We like to see our
farmers when they drive into town
on a cold, stormy day, put their
team in a barn or cover them with
blankets. In the heat of summer
they can always find shade in
which to leave the noble animals
that brought them safely to town.
There are many, however, who on
cold (lays will rush for * stove
themselves and leave their horses
in the sun. There is something
wrong about the man who thus
abuses "his team. He may be a
nice man,may lielong to the church,
may not swear, smoke upr have
any bad habits, but we would not
want to be his horse. • No sir.
If Mr. St. Gaudens does not
want to be convicted of nature fak
ing he will have to come up with
some sort of an explanation as to
how the eagle on the new $lO gold
piece came to be wearing pajamas.
"A scientist analyzed the body
of a woman weighing 154 pounds
and found only three ounces ol
sugar, "says the Charleston (W.
Ya) Mail. Evidently, an old maid.
Missouriauis are reported to be
cheating the railroads bv not pay
ing fare if they can avoid it. Pos
sibly "show me" should be chang.
Ed to "catch me".
is uot to !>e ile|>enlel ujion
It you spend all you earn what are
you to do when sic kne*s, accident
or lark of employment causes extra ex*
pen** or slops the income?
You can't pick up money to meet
Put awav a little each day in
A Beautiful Vest
whkh we loan you free
Cat the little extravagances and depos
it the money thus saved with us. Call
Farmers & Merchants
WILLI AMSTON, N. C.
THE ENTfeftPfclS\, WILUAMsTON, N. C., NOVEMBER n, isd?
Only one marriage out of every
ten, is a failure, and yet they sav
that 90 per cent, of the business
ventures are failures.
Mr. Bryaucan have one consola
tion, the Republican party is not
apt to appropriate his tariff revis
Having taken the gold cure in
large quantities, the country now
| needs to be treated for defective
Delaware is half "wet" and half
"dry", which ought to make "half
aud-half" popular among the to
President Rooseveit talks as if he
is going to tear up the Paper Trust,
and throw it into the waste basket.
A few more such elections, and
the Solid South will lie as dry as a
"NO!" ''YlvS!" How harsh
such an answer! "They say," that s
the correct way now. "No, mam,"
and "yea, sir." gone out of fashion.
Who, and why and what for' To
the devil with sucli teaching. I'm
getting mad now. And I get still
madder, esjieclally with a lady,
when she answers me with that
new style, flat "yes" or "110."
Shades of the chivalrous old South!
My, my, my! Why if I had ever
answered anyone in that style when
a boy my daddy would have taken
me under the gin house and made
a checker hoard on my back with
the razor strop. "That he would!"
- Wm. I). S. in Twin County Echo.
The Latest scheme.
It is said that buyers are going
into ntany remote districts offering
sjiot cash for cotton end telling
farmers that the bauks will lie un
able to pay currency if the crop is
marketed later on.
Scoundrel who seek to impose* ]
upon the ignotance of the poor in
this fashion should not lie allowed
to tarry long in any community.—
Apparently, after the first of
January, the traveler from the
North will take his last drink at
Danville, Va , liefore reaching the
precincts of New Orleaus.
The sooner Wall street convinces
Itself that the rest of the United
States is worth considering, the
better it will be for the stock mar
It looks a? if that reduction in
the wholesale price of tneat would
be a long time getting to the con
A contemporary notes that mayor
Tom Johnson is unable "to converse
in Latin and Greek". Perhaps;
but he certainly knows how to sling
the English that pleases the voters.
What ever the exact amount the
Jamestown Exposition owes, there
is little danger of it being paid.
Canada is to lie ceded a narrow
strip of land from Alaska. This
perhaps, is a sort of feeler; Maybe
Canada might take a few islands
oft our hands later on.
The season's first carload of leni
011a has just been shipped from Cali
fornia. late for the election.
This is really a wrong time for
the heirs ofUleorge Washington to
put in an appearance. At the most
they would have to be contented
with a clearing house certificate.
Ocean freight rates are to lie in
creased at an early date, but it ia
hoped that all that foreign gold will
get in first.
So mau v " Napoleons of Finance"
have gone dewn, that Wall street
must have a large collection of
Waterloos. . ~ ,
If Japan takes to driuking Scotch
whiskey it must uot be surprised
if it sees two battleship fleets come
sailing into the big pond.
An Italian count, oue American
heiress mat ried, turned out to be
an ex-convict. Some of the otker
counts haven't yet been convicted.
It is hoped and belived that the
nomination of Roosevelt for "King
of the United States", by a Univer
sity of Michigan, will not do the
nominee any permanent harm.
The two "Uncle Joea" of Amer
ican politics— "Stand Pat Joe", of
Illinois, and "Righting joe" of
Ohio,—look just a little bit bigger
than they did just a few months
Are you going to give a partv for
your children, or for your friends
of your own age during the coming
Christmas holidays? Do you want
some ideas which no one has had a
chance to try before? Get the Dec
ember number of the New Idea
Woman's Magazine and read "Mrs-
Santa Clausathome," and "Christ
mas Frolics for the Youngsters."
Send your friends one of the origi
nal invitations illustrated in an arti
cle on this subject and make the af
fair complete. We publish this
month words and music for a
charming Christmas carol which
the children can learn, as well as
four programs for amateur musical
entertainments. "Good House
keeping" is full of good recipes,
not only for the dainty things such
as Christmas cakes, sweetmeats
and puddings, but the method of
cooking steak and fish on a wooden
pla ik—a method not known to
many housewives —is also discussed
"Marketing for Small Families"
will help all those who have to
make the best of a small income.
Death of John D. Griffin.
John D, Griffin died last Friday
night after an illness of eight
months, and was buried Sunday
Mr. Griffin was one of Griffins
Township's oldest and most hon
ored citizens, and left liehind him
a record excelled by none.
lie was a member of Company
H , Sixty-fir.-,t N. C. Regiment,
Clingman's Brigade and Hoke's
Division. He fought through the
Carolines and Virginia, and was at
the "blow-up" at Petersburg, and
helped defend Richmond.
We have been informed by one
of his comrades in arms that Mr.
Griffin was the most cheerful and
the bravest man he ever saw—he
saw no danger, nor feared ,death.
lie was not ouly the favorite of the
privates, but of his l>eloved cap
tain, the late John I). Biggs, and
remained so until the death of the
After the close of the war he re
turned home tff his farm which was
all run down and delapidated;
went to work and by thrift and
econmy raised a large family.
lie was a staunch believer in the
Primitive Baptist faith, and that
man should earn his bread "by the
sweat of his brow".
Colds and Croii 11 Uhlidrtn
"My little girl is subject to
colds" says Mrs. Win. H. Serig,
No. 41, Fifth St., Wheeling, W. Va.
"Last winter she had a severe spell
and a terrible cough but I cured
her with Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy without the aid of a doc
tor, and my little boy has been
prevented many times fiom having
the croup by the timely use of this
syrup." This remedy is tor sale
by All Druggists A Dealers in Pat
Miss Maud Peel, » most worthy
young lady of our town, left last
Sunday for Seo land Neck which
place she will make her future
hoiue. There were many expres
sions of regret at her def arture.for
Miss Peel is a young lady of attrac
tive manners aud had many friends
here and whereever known. It is
the wish of every friend of Miss
Peel that she may succeed in all
her undertakings, and when her
work is done 111 this life that she
may receive the reward promised
God's faithful children in the life
that is to come.
Our town is very quite now so
far as news is confer net 1. fr®de
seems to be moving on smoothly,
although money seems to be diffi
cult to get hold of at this time. To
bacco and cotton are coming into
market aud are bringing good
price#. A good crop of peauuts
has been raised in this section, but
the prices uow ruling for them are
not remunerative, though but few
are being offered.
The Masons of this place met at
their regular monthly meeting last
Saturday, and this teribe was hon
ored bv an invitation to an oyster
stew, which he enjoyed very much.
The Masonic order, of this town
seems to be in good working order,
the membership is abont 7). We
wish for this aud all other frater
nal orders great success, for all of
these societies are doing a great
wotk for good to humanity. May
thev increase «n number and use
fulness for all time.
FOUND AND LOST
A Hidden Treasure Dug from
Mother Earth on the Farm
of Mr. C. H. Godwin
Yesterday morning when the
writer came down the first question
asked him was, have you heard
about the pot of gold found in the
country? The same question was
asked numbei less times during the
day. There was nothing else talk
ed of all day—even the stringency
of the financial market was forgot
ton —business of all kinds was left
About eleven o'clock Wednesday
night a negro running, out of breath,
came up with night policeman
Brown and Mr. Smythe Henderson
01 Main Street. He told these
gentlemen his story: An iron box
supposed to be filled with gold had
b-jen dug up on the farm of Mr.
C. H. Godwin by the tenant on the
place and buried in the yard near
the bouse; that Will Morgan, who
assisted 111 digging up the l>ox and
burying it again, had, supposedly,
taken up the box and made away
with it. Mr. Godwin was informed
of the circumstances, but nothing
was done till yesterday morning.
Karly yesterday morning Chief
of Police Page, Sheriff Crawford
and Mr. Godwin went out to the
farm to learn more of the affair.
The story as gathered from differ
ent sources and boiled down is as
Some time ago, during peanut
digging time, IVrry Daniels, col
ored, son of Willis Daniels, a ten
apt on the farm of Mr. C. H. God
win. while plowing in the field
struck an iron pipe below the sur
face of the ground, upon investi
gation it was found that the pipe
was loose and that by pushing it
dowu it struck something hard.
This gave rise to conjecture upon
the part of the colored people that
it must lie money buried there. In
stead of digging the box up at that
time they talked about it, and
watched the place; at nights, and
when the moon chatged its rays
were seen to play around the spot
in such a manner that the colored
people, who had beeu watching for
some such sign, concluded that
money was really buried there.
Last Wednesday a week ago it
was decided to take up the box or
whatever it was and see. Will
Morgan, a colored "conjure doc
tor", was taken into theconfideuce
of th Daniels family, Who up to this
time were the only ones 111 poses
sion of the secret, and got hiiu to
assist in digging it up. The box
was accordingly dug, the boy that
found it aud Morgan doing the work
while the old man, Willis Daniels,
tarried at the house. The box was
found to be an iron one, so rusty
that large scales of rust could be
pulled off it, and about 12x18x8
inches in size. Will Morgan, who
is a large strapping negro, aud the
boy, who is nearly groivn, found
the box too heavy to .carry. They
got a wooden box placed the iron
box in it and placed about the box
a well chain and proceeded to drag
it across the field. The box was
so heavy that they Could drag it
only about 200 yards; the eld man
was then sent for and with his as
sistance the box was dragged to
the house, where it was buried in
On the way to the house Morgan
talked a great deal almut the way
necessary to open the box. He
told them that it would be neces
sary to build a fire on the box to
take off the rust so it could be
ojwned The box was buiied ac
cording to Morgan's directions; it
was placed on a piece of bagging
then put back in the wooden iwx
aud put in a hole with a lot more
of bagging around it and 011 it and
then covered with dirt except a
small place where the bagging pro
truded, this Morgan said was to be
soaked in kerosene oil and set afire
and that the box was to remain a
certain leugth of tim« in this hole.
Every thing went on smoothly
until Willis Daniels became anx
ious to handle some of the gold
supposed to be in the box. Willis
insisted that the box be oj ened and
the spoils divided, but Morgan re
fused, saying that any man that
tried to dig up the bcx would meet
instant death. Morgan further
assured the old umu that he(Wiliia)
was not entitled to any of the
ntoney. The old man insisted that
he was and begged to be allowed to
dig the box up, but Morgan was
obstinate. This went on till las:
Wednesday night when the old
man calleJ iu one of his neighbors,
Eli Smith, and told him of the cir
cumstances. Morgan was inter
viewed again, but was as obstinate
as ever, claiming that the box had
to remaiu four days longer. Willis
insisted on digging the box up and
sent lor t)): shovel, whereupon
Morgan "cussed" 'em out apd told
them that be would have no more
to do with it, that he would not
touch a d d cent of it, and with
indignation stamped upon his
countenance retired from the scene.
. Morgan haying left, and his con
jure actions no** longer bothering
them, they proceeded to dig npthe
box. Insteaiof finding the iron
box as they supposed they would,
the wooden box In which the iron
boxhad beeu placed was all that
was found. The old mau sent one
of hi* eons post huste to tell Mr.
Godwin of the affair—and he went
to Mr. Staton's. The young negro
ran all the way to town, nearly
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You do not have to send out of
town for them. We have a fine
assortment. Come and ex
amine our stock
H. D. PEELE,
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
CARTS AND WAGONS
Made to Order
A Woolard's Combined
fr ■ 1 Harrow and Cultivator.
BL A saving of One' Horae and two
U IjOW Works bath aides of the row at the
Breaks the clods anl cultivate*
with as innch ease as any ordinary
- j|c«L||JMJ - What every Farmer and Truck
•*** Gardner needs.
J. L. WOOLARD, *
Williamston, N. C.
Get Your j~ ---
Gandies, fruits, Nuts,
Staple and Taney Groceries
J. A. MIZDbb 3c GO.
five miles, where bis story was
Morgan is in jail; denies that lie
took the box. but admits the find
ing and burying. He claims that
the old man and his crowd have
taken the box and are trying to put
the theft on him. A trial would
have been had yesterday but an
important witness could not be
Ik due in a large measure to
abuse of the bowels, by employ
ing drastic purgatives. To avoid
all danger, use only l)r. King's
New Life "Pills, the safe gentle
cleansers and invi.'orators. (iuar
anteed to cure headache, bilious
ncss, malaria and jaundice,at S. R.
Aiggs, drugstore. 15c.
Notice, Town Tax
Your town and graded school
tax for the year 1907 is now due.
Yon will please come forward and
settle at once. •*
J. H. PAGE.
1 i-B*4t Tax Collector.
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hancocks uyt'iu sutPHt a ojnt-
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ulackheads snd all intonation. Give* a soft
As administrator of Mary L. Green,
deceased, I will sell for caah at her late
residence near Williamston on
Tuesday, December 10,1907
belonKinK to her estate consisting of
household and kitchen furniture, hogs,
cattle, mule, horse, etc.", etc.
This 9th day of November 1907
W M. GREEN, Adm
Having qualified as administrator of
Mary Louallie Staton deceased, this is to
notify ail persons indebted to sakl estate
to come forward and settle at once, and
aIJ persons to whom this estate ia indebt-
Ed wilt present their claims to theunder
signed for payment on or before Novem
ber 8, 1908, or this notice will be l>leai
in t»r of their recovery.
This Bth day of November 190 J.
1 i-8-6t J. G. Statou, Adm. '
Having qualified a* administrator upon
the estate of EphriaHi Whitfield, de
ceased late of Martin County, N. G. thia
is to notify all persons having claims
against the estate of the said deceased
to eihibit them on or before the >2nd
day of November 190S, or this notice
will be plead in bar of their recovery.
All persons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate payment.
This the 2and day of November 1907
I i-»a-6t WHBBI.BR MARTIN, Adm.
Having qualified as administratrix upon
the estate of Reuben Harrison, deceased
late of Martin County, N. C., thia U to
notify all person* having claims against
the estate of the said deceased to exhibit
them to the undersigned on or lwfore the
J 2nd day of November 1908, or this no
tice will be plet d in bar of their recovery
All persons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate payment.
This the 2ind day of November 1907.
MARY ANN HARRISON,
Having qualified as adminslmtur upou
the estate of J. A Rooerson, deceased,
late of Martin County, N. C., this is to
notify all persons having claims against
the estate of the said deceased to exhib
it them to the undersigned on or before
tne 15th day ot November t«oA
or this notice will be plead in her of
their recovery, all persona indebted to
said estate will please make immediate
This 15th day November 1907.
II -1 s-6t C, h. KLLTNGTON, Adm.
Having qualified as administrator
upon the estate of John B. Peel, deceased
late of Martin County, N. C. this is to
notify all persons having claims against
the estate of the said deceased to ex
hibit them to the undersigned on or be
fore the 25th day of October 1908, or
this notice will be plead in bar of their
recrvery. All persons indebted to said
estate will please make immediate |*y
This the 25th day of October 1907.
W, H. & Sylvester Peel, Adpts.,
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