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VOL. XIII. NO. 5
TO SOLVE THE
President Charles S. Bar
rett Addresses the Far
mers* Union—Must for
get the Existence of the
Staple - Advise the
South Carolina Plan
"Hold cotton and farm as if cot
ton was not in existence," is the
advice offered in a statement issued
by President Charles S. Barrett, of
the National Farmers' union, who
also says there are good features in
the South Carolina pledge system.
His statement follows:
To the Officers and Members cf the
Farmers' Union: *
At this critical stage in the cotton
situation, with the Farmers' union
and scores of business leaders and
general southern factors battling to
stern the tide of unfair prices, the
first duty of the farmers is to —
Hold his cotton. Those who sell
J at present prices are simply giving
M away a rnargiu of several million
dollars to spinners and speculators.
Quotations after the first of the
first of the year will establish the
truth of that assertion. The most
difficult part of the campaign is
now upon us. To waver is to lose
the effect of the splendid work al
In South Carolina, under the
leadership of E. J. Watson, presi
dent 0} the Southern Cotton con
gress, they are instituting a system
of pledges which binds the planter
to hold his present cotton for 13
cents; and further, not to sow more
than 60 per cent of the arable
acreage in cotton lor the coming
season. The plan is an excellent
one. Statistic and our own com
mou sense teii us that the crop now
in hand is worth more than is being
offered for it. But if civilization
needs the sharp lessons of a short
crop to emphasize the wisdom of
fa:r dealing with the iariner—then
so be it!
The fcoutli is in better position to
he absolute!v independent than any
othi r section of the country. Just
' » assume, for the -ake of illustration,
■ii coi.d.lims were such thfit
we could not produce cotton. We
would then proceed to realize upon
the south's heavensent heritage by
producing the great staple crops
raisei in every other section of
America, ihe crops they reh upon
to sustain life, to bring in revenue,
to promote prosperity.
Think what southern sod can
yield, crrn. wheat, oats, barlev,
rye, sweet potatoes, Iri-.h potatoes,
vetch, burr clover,
alfalfa, ribbon cane, sorgbum,
watermelons, all kinds of vegtables
cows, hogs, sheep, goats, mules,
poultry and poultry products, dairy
products, and all manner of fruits.
We could simply wipe cotton out
of consideration, still make a living
and bring in enormous sums from
the world at large for southern
In the face of these tremendous
assets, it is nothing less than crim
inal folly to concentrate on cotton.
Cut down on it, ruthlessly. Make
it strictly a surplus crop. Produce
any of all of the other crops I have
enumerated. Then the perennial
cotton problem will cease to be one
the cotton we do raise will bring a
fair price and it will not be incum
bered by the large amounts now
insanely sent outside of the section
for staples that should be raised
"I do not believe these is any
medicine so good for whooping
cough as Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy," writes Mrs. Francis
Turpin, Junction City, Ore. This
remedy is also unsurpassed for colds
and croup. For sale by All Deal
Free Saturday courses in Peda
gogy, Drawing, Primary Methods,
Household Economics, and Music
have been offered to teachers who
can come in from Pitt County and
surrounding counties. Several
were here at the beginning of the
work ou Saturday, November 4th,
and the classes will doubtless grow
on the teachers realize their need
of these subjects.
Under the direction of Miss Da
bney, teacher of Primary Methods,
the senior class is doing observation
work and practice teaching in one
of the rooms at the Greenville
At the Pitt County Fair the
school in a body led the procession
of schools that marched through
the streets of the town to the Fair.
Here they led in the finging and
listened to the fine address of Supt.
J. Y. Joyner ou Farm Life Schools
Canned tomatoes and rafia
baskets were exhibited by the stu
The two societies and tho various
classes have been reorganized and
have begun plans for entertain
ment* for the year.
A school council, composed of
representatives from each class, has
been formed for the purpose of
developing self, government among
the students. This council will
confer with the president 011 all
subjects of importance to the
President Wright has been giving
a series of taiks ou Health that are
especially beneficial to those who
as teachers, w ill have the supervi
sion of the health of children.
A c*bin on the School grounds
has beeniitted up as a kitchen for
On the evening of October 15th
the V. W. C. A. held an impressive
service for the recognition of new
members. Pres. Wright—made a
strong talk on Choice. He stated
emphatically his sympathetic sap
port of th>.» V. W. C A.
At a later V. vV. C. A. s erviee
Rev. J. H. Shore of the Greenville
Methodist Church, talked on Sym
pathetic Giving, and I'rof. W. H.
Ragsdaie on essentials of Christian
The initiation of the new mem
ber* of the Sidney Lanier and
Edgar Allen Poe Literary Societies
took place on Saturday evening,
November 4th. The social feature
of the evening was a *jbint Hal
lowe'en party. The old members
as bets, cat?), ghosts, and witches
lee) the new members through
weird inarches, then to the guard
ians of the wheel ot fortune, the
three iates, the old woman 111 the
moon and the sibyl, who handed
out flattering fortunes. The witch
es, on receiving a tongue twisting
pass word, dealt out a pleasing
broth from their couldron. AH
seemed to have a joyous, hilarious
"I am pleased to recomtned
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy as
the best thing I know of and safest
remedy for coughs, colds and bron
chial trouble," writes Mrs. L,. B.
Arnold of Denver, Colo. "We
have used it repeatedly and it has
never failed to give relief." For
salt by All Dealers.
To Keep Balloons Full.
Hydrollth, a hydrate of carbon. Is
being used for the resupplylag of bal
loons with hydrogen.
Stirtr Nosh Tronbli
If all people knew that neglect
of constipation would result, in
severe indigestion, yellow jaundice
or virulent liver trouble they would
soon take Dr. King's New Life
Pills, and end it. Its the only safe
way. Best for biliousness, head
ache, dyspepsia, chills and debility.
25c at Saunders & Fowden.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17. 1911
The Atlantic Coast Line Good
Roads Train will arrive at William
ston on 2nd,
at 1:53 p. m., and remain two and
one half hours demonstrating the
importance and the working of
good roads: This is an opportune
ty never before offered to our peo
ple aud every man, woman and
child interested in building better
highways in the county should be
at Williamston and get the benefit
of the demonstration. As Saturday
is taken as a half holiday by the
people in the country, the date will
be a most convenient one Come
and see the train aud bring your
neighbors. Don't forget the date
—December 2nd. at 1:53 o'clock in
Seems heavier when he has a
weak back and kidney trouble.
Fred T)uehren, Mail Carrier at
Atchison, Kas., says: 'I have been
bothered with kidney and bladder
trouble and had a severe
across my back. Whenever I car
ried a heavy load of mail, tnv kid
ney trouble increased' Some time:
ago, I started taking Foley kidney
Pills ami since taking them I have
gotten entirely rid of all my kidney
trouble and am as sound now as
ever." Saunders & Fowden.
Mr. J*s. H. Johnson
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of his daughter
Mr. Staton Ayers
nineteen birjdred and eleven
! Baptist Church, Oak City, N. C.
No cards in Everett or Oak City.
A Household Medicine
That stops coughs quickly and
cures colds is Foley's Honer and
i Tai Compound. Mrs. Anna Pelzer
2526 Jefferson St., So. Omaha,
| Neb., says: "I can recommend
| Foley's Honey and Tat Compound
as a sure cure for coughs and colds.
It cured my daughter of a bad sold
and my neighbor, Mrs. Benson,
cured herself and her whole family
with Foley's Honey and Tar Com
pound. Everyone in cur neighbor
hood speaks highly of it."
Barrs and Br.rnscle#.
"Pretty handsome barn, don't yr.ll
think?" »aid the member of the clly
group wLo had been on the farm be
fore. "Which is that?*' asked the one
who vt* on ber first visit. "The large
red building 1B the bnrn!" "Ob, yes!
And the little buildings around It
arc the barnacles, are they?"
Bad Little Girl.
"Who Is a bad little girl?" said a
friend of ours playfully to a wee thing
in frock and pantalets, Just now. "I
am a bad girl," was the naive reply.
"Oh, no, you are not a bad little girl!"
"Yeth I am," persisted the littlo one.
'Then tell mo why you are a bad
girl." "Beeauthe I'm a boy I" an
swered the weo rascal.
Saved ManY From Death
W. L. Mock, of Mock. Ark.,
believe he has tavtd many lives in
his 25 years of experience in the
drug business. "What I always
like to do," he writes, "is to re
commend Dr. King's New Dis
covery for weak, sore lungs, hard
colds, hoarseness, obstiuale coughs,
la grippe, croup, asthma or other
bronchial affection, for I feel sure
that a nurfiber of my neighbors are
alive and well to-day because they
took my advice to use it. I hon
estly believe its the best throat and
lung medicine that's made." Easy
to prove he's right. Get a trial
bottle free, or regular 50c or SI.OO
bottle. Guaranteed' by Saunders
Good Roads Train
A Mill Carrier's Ldad
Republicans in a Bad Way
It must be discouraging to the
followers of Taft to bear him admit
that the Republican party stand in
danger of being defeated in the
election in 1912, especially just on
the completion ot a thirteen thou
sand mile swing around tbe country
in an effort to rejuvenate g. 0.
p. The only hope for the p"artv is
for Democracy to make some grave
mistake, either In legislation enact
ed at the coming session of congress
or in the selection of 0 candidate to
oppose Taft at tbe polls.
, Taft will be re-uominate.i and
Taft must be opposed bv the strong
est Democrat in the country or
Tat: will be re elected president.
And there must be no mistake
made by the Democrats 111 selecting
a candidate. Gov*. Harmon, of
Ohio, we believe stands the be;>t i
chauoe, because we believe he can;
carryOoio over Taft. and Ohio is
a necessary state for the Democrats I
to have in their eolrutnn, just as it j
is for the Republicans to have es-1
peciallv in the coming contest.
Harmon carried Ohio in the last
ele ction by tuauy thousand more
votes thin did Taft for president
He has denionstrrted his ability to
poll a larger vote in the stite than
he did for governor. As i presi
dential candidate he can doubtle.-s
poll a larger vote than he di.l tor
The masses iu Ohio hive confi
dence in his ability to conduc' the
national governmtnt as successfully
and with the same degree of credit
and ability as he has the aff.iiis of
the state. And ths masses have
rapidly lost confidence in the
ability of Taft. Thousands of in
dependent voters will cast their
ballot for the one who seems to
better chance of winning,
and as the advantage now seems to
be with the Democrats, with Har
mon at the head of the ticket, Ohio
will roll up a Democratic majority
never equally by Harmon hnnselt.
Hot Springs (Arkansas) Daily
A f-atfier's Vengeance
would have fallen on any one who
attacked the *ou oi I'etcr Bondv,
ot Sonth Rockwood, Mich., but lie
was powerless before attacks ot
Kidney trouble. "Doctors coul 1
not help him," be wrote, 'so at
last we nave hiin Kiectric Bitters
and he improved wonderfully from
taking six bottles. Its the best
Kidi.ey medicine I ever saw "
Backache, Tired feeling, Nervous
ness. Loss of Appetite, Warn of
Kidney trouble that may end i>:
dmpsy, diabetesoi Bright's disease
Beware: Take Electric Bitters and
be s*fe. Every bottle guaranteed
at Saunders & Fowden.
T/ie members of the Lottis Club
at their annual meeting on Mouday
night, chose Hie following officers
for the comiug year: A. R. Dunn
ing, President, F. F. Fagan, Vice-
President, J. L. Ha-sell. Secretary
and Treasurei; Board of Governors,
Louis C. Harrison, John D.
K. B. Crawford, J. S Rhodes, S.
R. Biggs, C. H. Godwin.
The Club has just passed one of
the most successful years since its
organization. A newer and strong
er pride is making for the good of
the Club and its members. No
social organization in the town has
ever stood on a higher plane. To
the visitor it is a most attractive
feature in a town which is noted
for its splendid hospitality. Every
citizen should feel proud of the in
For pains in the side or chest
dampen a piece of flannel with
Chamberlin's Liniment and bind it
on over the seat of pain. There is
nothing better.. For sale by All
Not so Bad After All
'"The Firing Line" which came
to Williamston under heavy bom
bardment from variour critics, was
presented last week at the Opera
House. It was an "off" night
with both players and audience—
two of the company having decided
to get "off ' up the road somewhere
and many theatre-goers of the town
conclude! to take an evening "off"
and so plaved the game on this
particular company. There were
a few present, however, —old
stagers, who like the proverbial
cat, "couldn't stay awaf." Hut
unlike the cat they didn't "scratch"
and appreciation to the strong
situations in the play, and these
were not lacking. Mr. Le Duke as
"Louis Malcourt," with an inher
ited tendency to "drop off the
most" at anv old time, yet possess
in* a sympathetic nature hard to
appreciate, gave a very strong in
terpretation of his role throughout
the evuiing, coolly using two wea
pons to end his life as the curtain
went down —namely, a cigarette
and a Coil's never-failing. His
was the difficult part —rapidly
changing from communing with
the dead to that of the men who
was trying to help the girl to whom
he h«;d given his name as a safe
guard, though by the - act he
brought misery upon her and the
man she loved—' CUrry Hamil,"
The letter role being tak-m by a
high browed, akvvard youth, whose
chief aim stetind to lie to blink his
eves forty time* per second. He
! was a defunct failure aud must
i have looked on the back of his book
during the three days that lie had
been playing tin* pait. The same
can be said of "Cardross." who
i otfned the villa at Palm Beach. lie
J 'Ays prompted by his wife whom he
J like a little lap dog.
"Jim Portlaw" and "Constance
j Pulliser" luini-hed p'enty of fun
and both acted well. •'Sliiela" who
I should have-given much strength
to the play, was no:.up to it. Pei
iwps, she w is hampered by the an
rt'spouhivene-s of "Hamil." In
one or more scenes she exhibited
some ability. "Virginia Suydam"
in love with "Louis,'' had a voice
tike a crow alter night out, and
playt lall oyer her part to the dis
gust of the audience.
Taken as a whole the play is
j strong but is threaded throughout
with a strange seriousness which
does not appeal to the avenge per
son . To one who has read Cham
book, it appears more interest
ing. At any nite it was as good
as the support it received here, for
during a serious scene, some one iu
the gallery began laughing and that
started others, disturbing the actors
on the stage. This wis unmerited
and is not flattering to the town
when s.ich things are allowed to
pass unnoticed by the police. Many
such scenes will cripple the attend
ance at other plaps. If the gallery
has to be filled by people who can
not behave then admission should
be denied Ho it.
For coughing, dryness and tickl
ing in the throat, hoarseness and
all coughs and colds, take Foley's
Honey and Tar Compound. Con
tains no opiates. Saunders &
"Daniel Boone on the Trail"
next Thursday night.
There is little danger (rom a cold
or from an attack of the grip ex
cept when foHowed by preumonia,
and this never happens when cham
berlain's Cough Remedy is used.
This Remedy has won its great re
putation and extensive sale by its'
remarkable cures of colds and grip
and can be relied upon with implicit
confidence. For sale by All Deal-
SI.OO a Yearin Advance
Local Happenings and
People who are Coming
and Going, Here, There
and Yonder as Gathered
by our Regular Corres
Ed James is at Aurora this week.
L. B Fleming, of Palmyra, spent
Miss Fonnie Woolard spent Fri
day night here.
Samuel Hardison.of Washington,
J. C. Robertson went to Green
Mrs. Hyman Warren was in
J. A. Coffield spent several days
in Greenville last week.
Miss Alma Fleming, of Hassell,
was in truvn Wednesday.
Mrs. F. L. Wiggius, of Tarboro,
was in town Wednesday.
Misses Bessie and Faye Beverly,
of Bethel, wew here-Sunday.
Arthur Johnson, Jr., has accept
ed a position with R L, Smith &
George H. Holliday w.ls home
from Farmville Saturday and Sun
Mrs. L*;la Everett and daughter,
Faye, went tn Rocky Mount Mon
Miss I_u!a IX Saul- spent a few
days with her parents at Norfolk
last week.- '
Prospects are that there will be
an auto repair shop here in the
The Ladies Missionary Society
met with Mrs. W. A. Robprson
Elder'M. T aud wife
I attended lb; burial of their grand
child it Jamesville Tinsdav.
Misses Myrna Hight.Saliie Smith
and W. H. Everett, Jr., speutSun
day with Miss Myra Fleming.
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Perkins and
j -011 of near Washington, spent Sut>-
iday herewith Mrs. L T Robersou.
Rev. N. 11. Shepherd, of Stan
tonburg, with his attractive bride
was here Sunday to fill his appoiut-
Rev. T. L. Stevenson, of Stau
tonbury, will preach be.'c the fourth
Sunday for the benefit of the J. O.
U. A. M
Coughine at Night
Means loss of sleep which is bad
for everyone. Fdiev's Honey and
I Tar Compound stops the cough at
once, relieves the tickling and dry
ness in the throat and heals the in
flamed membranes. Prevents a
cold developing into bronchitis or
pneumonia. Keep nhways in the
house. Refuse substitutes. Sauffv
ders & Fowden.
Made A Big Hit
"The Thief" was here last night
and stole the hearts of the audience.
The severest critic could not have
found a weak point in either play
or the actors presenting it. A
story of love and sinning for love's
sake it was, and each character
was a perfect impersonation.
It is regretted that the house was
not as large as the play merited,
but conditiarts, perhaps, caused
many who intended coming from
reaching here. At any rate the
audience appreciated the distinc
tion offhaving so splendid a per
formance presented to them. Lack
of space prevents due words of