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For The Year Ending December 31, 1907, of Ae
Condition and Affairs of The
Citizens Building & Loan Company*.
Incorporated 1907, Commenced Business May
Ist, 1907. Home Office, Planters Bank
Building, Rocky Mount, NSjt! Mad£ ;
.to Insurance Comtnissioner,
Raleigh, N. C., as Requir
_ed by Law. •••
• •» * * 'l'-* • . •
President —J. C. Braswell, Rocky Mount, N. C.
iSecretary—W. S. Wilkinson, Rocky Mount, N. C.
Treasurer— W. Wilkinson, Rocky Mount, N, C.
Attorneys—J. B. Ramsey, J. P. Bunn, Rocky Mount, N, C. -
.Directors —J. C. Braswell, Rocky Mount, N, C.
#i T. L. Worsley, Rocky Mount, N. C.
" E. Epstein, Rocky Mount, N. C.
" " B. B. Williford, Rocky Mount, N. C.
■" G. G. Levy, Rocky Mount, N. C.
" 44 \SL C. Gorham, Rocky Mourt, N. C.
~ 4t Dr. M. R. Braswell, Rocky Mount, N. C.
R. S. Gorham, Rocky Mount, N. C. *
E. J. Gordon, Rocky Mount, N. C.
C. L. Gay, Rocky Mount, N. C.
G. S. Edwards, Rocky Mount, N. C.
4 * Dr. L. C. Covington, Rocky Mount, N, C,
Loans and Mortgages (face value), $10,100.00
Cash in bank, 516.95
Furniture and Fixtures, 138.85
Due Shareholders, installments paid, $5,755.00
.Borrowed money, ' 3,000.00
-Balance to be paid on loans made, ** 2,000.00;
Surplus, ,* •. • k 80;
Total"; ' $10,755.80
, C " ' ' • STOCK :•* *-'••• • ' '
shares'; ' 40,000
Par value of each share, .. 100.00
shares subscribed during year, •, 975
. INEmber shareholders, white,* ' _ 100
shareholders, colored. 2
Installment on shares due and unpaid, . $1,589.6.,
• « •*
Instalments paid, $5,971.00
Interest received, 245.00
Transfer fees, 2.50
Release fees, 16.25
Money borrowed, , 3,000.(0
Loans on Mortgages, white, $8,100.00
Paid on Withdrawals, dues, 216.00
Advertising and Printing, 14.50
Supplies, furniture and fixtures, 138.85
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA—County of Nash.
J. C. Braswell, President, W. S. Wilkinson, Secretary, of the
Citizens Building & Loan Co., a Building and Loan Association of
Rocky Mount, State of North Carolina, being duly sworn, each for
himself deposes and says that they are the above-described officers
of the said Association, and that on the 31st day of December last
all the above-described assets were the absolute property" of the
said Association, free and clear from any liens or claims]. thereon
except as above stated; and that the foregoing statement, with
the schedule and explanations therein contained, assumed or re
ferred to, are a full and correct exhibit of all the assets, liabilities,
income and disbursements, and of the condition and affairs of the
said Association on the said 31st day of December last, and for
the year ending on that date, according to the best of their infor
mation, knowledge and belief, respectively.
J. C. BRASWELL, President.
W. S. WILKINSON, Sec'y & Treas.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 14th day of March, A. D.
C. W. COGHILL,
My commission expires May 18th, 1909.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
&ALEIGH MAR. 16, 1908.
I, James R. Young,[lnsurance Commissioner, do hereby certify
ILhat the above is a true and correct abstract of the statement of
the Citizens Building & Loan Company, of Rocky Mount, N. C.,
filed with this Department, showing the condition of said Company
on the 31st, day of December, 1907.
Witness my hand and* official seal the day and date above
Jas. R. Young
Tile Rocky Mount ke rd, Thursday, May 7, 1908
" •: *
fie Earned the Hat.
Barty Hilliard, wlio many years ago
lived fn a small town in northern Ver
mont, was noted for his careless vaga
bond habits, ready wit and remarkable
facility for extempore rhyming. While
he was sitting one day in the village
store of what is now a part of ,Mont
pelier among a group of idlers the gen
ial merchant asked blin why he.wore,
Bfich a shockingly bad hat. Barty re
plied that he could not afford a better
one. • • - -
"Come now," said the./'merchant,
"make me a rhyme on a bad hat, and I
will give you the best I haje in my
Bt6r'e." • Instantly Barty* ftfreltr the' old
one on the floor and began v.# v
Here lies my old hat,
And pray what
It's as good as the rest of my raiment!
If I, buy me a better - . .-,
YoVll'rnake me your debtor
' And send me to jail for the paMnt*
"Thfc nfew- lfat was voted to
Wbn, arid-Barty bore it off in triumph,
i6as'ing,"-"lt , s a poor head that can't
take care of itself."—Boston Herald.
,» ■ ■ ii .
No Duplicate Chandeliers.
"Did you ever notice," said the ob
serving man, "that every public build
ing has chandeliers unlike any
other public building? There are no
duplicates. You go into one church
and you see a handsome chandelier
that it would seem worth while to du
plicate for another church, but you
never find it in another church. You
go into a big hall, ant" you'll observe
some stunning globes and
fixtures and look for 'em in some other
big hall, but they're not there. I don't
know what principle the tfSliers of
chandeliers go on, whether it is a mat
ter of pride with them not to fit out
two buildings alike or whether con
tractors for such buildings insist on
exclusive designs, but the chandelier
people must employ some remarkably
versatile artists to think up so many
different designs. It seems like a waste
of money to make only one of a kind,
but it is a pleasure to knekv that hall
or home may be exclusive\n its chan
The threatened revival of the con
certina as a serious musical instrument
in England would be a return to an
old fashion no doubt, but not to a very
old one, since the concertina dates from
the early part of the last century. Its
i invention was £n early feidiScretion of
Sir Charles Wheatstorie of telegraph
j fame, who took out a patent for it in
t 1529, the very* year in" "which some
body in Vienna invented that simila*
j instrument, the accordion. The concer
j tlna was popularized by Sig. Regondl,
i who had come before the public as a
juvenile prodigy with the guitar. At
oi}£ time po London concert was real-j
.ly Complete without him and his con
certina, and he theiiGermanS
Gladstonfe as an Orator.
It was a budge\ last night—about a
! page of a morning paper, spoken in two
hours by Mr. Gladstone, and he hard
ly referred to a note, never paused a
moment, broke through cheers, tashed
over interpellations— logic, figures, il
lustrations, extracts—all pelimol, with
■a whirl and fury that took th breath
away. And he did it all witl the ut
most ease and got to the eni without
turning a hair. Mr. Gladstone took it
all quietly and did it quietlj and left
the house and went hom( quietly,
probably mentioning to Mrs. Gladstone
as a reason for being rather tired that
he had been saying a "fev words"
that evening.—From Whitty% "Parlia
Temperatnreai of Flames.
According to the results of experi
ments, the flame of acetylene is per
haps the hottest known except that of
the electric arc. The following figures
have been given: Bunsen burner, 1,871
degrees; acetylene flame, 2,548 degrees;
alcohol flame, 1,705 degrees; Denay
rouze burner —half alcohol, half petro
leum—2,os3 degrees; hydrogen flame is
air, 1,900 degrees; gas jet flame with
oxygen, 2,200 degrees; oxyhydrogen
flame, 2,420 degrees. These are all
centigrade degrees. One .degree cen
tigrade equals 1.8 degrees F.
"The first day he went out with his
new auto he got pulled."
"For going fast?"
"No; quite the opposite."
*1 don't see"—
"For stopping fast. He iad to hire
A farmer to haul him home." —Houston
"There's a man at the door, pa," call
ed little Willie from the lower hall,
"who wants to see the boss of the
"Tell your mother," called pa.
"Tell the cook," promptly called Mfl
mother. — Press.
KBut one medicine will not cure every kind of sickness,
medicines act on different parts of the body. One medicine goes to the irvar,
another to the spine, Wine of Cardui to the womanly organs. So that is wny , -
Builds Wine of Cardui
has proven so efficacious in most cases of womanly disease.' Try iti , . . .
Mis. Wm. Turner, of Bartonvtlte, in., writes: "I suffered for years with female diseases, and doctowd
r- _ without relief. My back and head would burt me, and I suffered agony Tiftß
ll lifl I took Wine of Cardui and now lam In good health." Sold eveiywhere. in SI.OO bottles. §
w l.miTC lie k I CTTED WrHeodwfbr.«n*ciwo«v^»^m«^^toW«» l II
A j.a WRITE US A LETTER II
The Irmeible BlininTii
Herbert Bismarck had none of W«
father's bright wit in conversation, but
had his overbearing temper arid his
mother's vio ant irascibility- She had
the disposition of the Frankish woman
as exemplified fii Fredegonda, but held
in check by modern conditions. Bis
marck anger was as terrible as a
ferocious mastiff. She, far- from re
straining, him,, kept on saying: "Good
dog; tss-s-ss. Go at him (or at her);
good dog, tssHS-ss," or tantamount
words. The mastiff that lay below the
surface in Bismarck grew mare-'and
more Infuriated,, especially if" the even
ing before he had eaten and drunk go-
* With tbesfe Herbert
> Jane .and. Bill Bismarck could not b»
•expected to have courteous manners.
Herbert, who was no stranger fta-Ptrls
and whom the- fond "father hoped oha
day to pend thefeis ambassador, wag
-bulky, sulten and # pf a complexion.thp*
, revealed an angry state of the. blood
, Gambetta said of him, "H® reminds
me of a limb of the law hardened to
the work of laying on, executions—in
short, of a low class bailiff decors)."—
London Truth. ' .
The Machine Worlber.
The American boy is thoroughly im
bued with the' spirit,
whether in a greater or lesser degree.
The learning of a trade Is too slow,
too tedious and offers too Kttle immedi
ate inducement. Why should he work
as an apprentice at 4 to 8 cents an
hour after reaching the age of seven
teen or eighteen when he can earn 10
to 15 cents at piecework ruuning a ma
j chine? Once he has entered the dooi
| jof the piecework shop the boy is doom
ed to thfe pieceworker's life. Once the
machine gets its grip upon him he nev
er escapes. The rare exception only
proves the rule.. Not only does the
i monotony of the reduplicative work
1 upon which he enters cljoke his ambi
tion and devitalize his life, but usually
he enters upon this narrow life work
i with very little equipment and a view
, bounded by a horizon equally narrow.
I There Is little to develop, even whel
there Is some ambition to begin witb.-
O. M. Becker in Engineering Magazine
Seven In the Bible.
The number seven plays a prominen?
t part in events in the Bible.- The crea
1 tion took six days, and on the seventt
' there was rest. On the seventh day ol
1 the seventh month a holy observance
' was ordained, and the Israelites feast
- ed seven days and rested seven day a
» Noah had seven days' warning of th*
* flood, and the feeve'n years of plenty
* were foretold in Pharaoh r s dreanir'bj
r seven fat beasts, as were the sever
- years by seven lean beasts. We speafo
. of the seven heavens, and the seventh
> son was '&udowed witt
t pre-eminent wisdom. In short, there
; no other number which enters into the,
: Bible so often'as seven. No doubtMbe
3 wide popularity of the number and* tht
superstitions which are connected witt
* it earine frefm its wide usa in the Bible.-
Woman's Opportunity. •
3 Meeting a negro, a certain southern
" gentleman asked him how he was get
1 ting on. The negro assumed a troubled
* look and replied:
"Oh, so far's physicality goes I'm all
1 right, but I sure do have ma trouble!
3 wif ma wife."
" "Well, Sam, I'm sorry to hear that
£ What seems to be the matter?"
' "She thinks money grows on trees, 1
reckon. All de time she keeps pester
' In* me for pinch o' change. If It ain'l
® a dollah it's half or a quarter she
"What on earth does she do with th
"I dunno. Ain't nevah give her none
Pliny's Jewel Stories.
f Pliny declares that a diamond wa.
a so hard that if placed on an anvil and
1 struck with a sledge hammer it woulc*
. give back a blow of such force as t%
' shiver both anvil and hammer to
_ pieces. Another of his wonderful tales
states that "on the shore of the island
j of Cyprus there was a stone lion hav
a ing eyes formed of emeralds, which
2 shone so brightly that all the fishes
were inglorlously frightened away. The
fishermen accordingly pulled the emer
aids out and put In glass eyes. Instead,
whereupon the wise fishes became
3 bolder and returned to their accustom
A Mean Insinuation.
"Very gratifying!" said a young and
y conceited novelist "A gentleman
3 writes me that he took a copy of my
last work to read during a railway
journey, and as a result suddenly die
covered he had gone twenty miles be
r yond his destination."
i, "Dear me," commented the youn*
8 author's friend; "sleeping in trains is •
bad habit I".
Insist upon De Witt's Witch Hazel
Salve. There are substitutes, but there
is only one original. It is healing,
soothing and cooling and is especially
good for piles. Sold by May & Gorham.
i DeWitt's Little -Early Risers are
small, safe, sure and gentle lit tle pills.
I Sold by May & Gcwham.
| BRITISH NAVY MYSTERY.
L Traditiow* Regarding, the Death of Sir
j Of the- almost complete wreck of a
. squadron under S£r Cloudesley Shovel
[ on the rocks of the* Scilly- isles, togeth
, er* with tbe death of its gallant com
[ mander, the greatest seaman 1 of the
. age, a number' ot curious traditions*
. '"are '''birth*, with the' events
leading to 'the 1 catastrophe* and thd
, ' late Ot 1 the* cetebrated admfraL *. hr?. ■
The'-Outßtanding: feature of tile catas
j 'trophy - fe* the -;fflQ>Btery 4 ,, .of; \
, death, which -wilfc probably
I solved, and the- latter turns lapon, she
u j emerald sing. One goes
that was picked. uo»-oi| t6e
, shore by & soldier and his wife and
, r bUried By them on. Pwthi Heili'ck
, sands. A' is stiil shown. fct 'POfrtb
. Heliick aa being the burial place of :the
admiral,, arid., according to.- teadirtou>
grass has. never grown upon *. .Subse
quently the' identity of the corpse yvas
discov«E«d. The- remains yvete exhuni'
ed and egniveyedi to London via Plym
outh, where- they were embaimed. La
dy Shos eli rewarded the soldier with H
' pensloa for liife and received! from him;
j the ring: found on her husband's finger.
! Another story is that Paxton, the
purser o£ the Arundel, discovered two.
j St Maury men quarreling over t£e pos
session of a ring. He at once recogr
t nized £t as Shovel's ring aad inquiredt
from which body it had been taken,.
, and when that was fouiaC he knew
' and claimed the body. Lastly, there is*
. the stairtling narrative ofl foul play— ,
5 vfav that many years aftK the wreck:
5 an aged woman confessed to the par
. Ssfe minister on her deathbed that ex~
f ha us ted with fatigue, one man whA
i had been washed ashore on a hatchi
I reached her but and that she had: ulot
. dered him to secure the valuable prop
£ erty on his person. She then produeeed
. a splendid emerald ling taken from
i the finger of her victim and identified
as the gift of Lord Berkeley to Shovel.
Tbe responsibility for this story rests
j upon the admiral's grandson, the Earl
t ' of Romney. Modern research .reports
k rather, in favor of the murder theory,
j The ring was eventually recovered, and
( altered into the form of a. iocket and
u set with diamonds it Is a precious relic
of the Berkeley*family. ' ' *
The thrthy as to how it passed into
- .the possession of the »famtty •*#...the
j- original dayor Is that Lady Shovel JQ
r celved.it .from the murderess, as stated.'
k, and bf quejithed, it her death to. Lorp
jj' Berkeley. old of
j.., e'nee contain the ' bJiselpsS *|torv" tfi'sit
«, Lady Shovel was aboard the'Assdcld
j -Hon arid was drowned along Wftlf"HSor
€ husband. By the way, her ladyship's*
t ghost is supposed to walk at midnight
j. In the v aveuuerof. t)grtord,
. Kent, once the hqme of'.,the,
London G-tobe. > *' * ■
C The Sergeant's Tribute.
t. After the battles of. Welssenburg
(j and Worth, Which had won, the
crown prince, afterward * Erifperor
U Frederick, was sauntering alone one
4 evening past a barn occupied by a
party of Wurttemberg troops. Hear
t ing something like a stump oratory
going on, the prince opened the door
j and looked in. Every one rose.
r . "Oh, sit down! I'm sorry to disturb.
1 I dare say there's room for me to do
€ the same," said the prince. "Pray.
who was making a speech?"
All eyes were turned on a sergeant
whose very intelligent countenance
t '.ooked, however, sorely puzzled when
"he commander in chief asked:
"And what were you talking about?"
Quickly recovering his presence of
mind, the sergeant confessed:
2 "Well, of course we were talking of
f our victories, and I was Just explain
% ing to these young men how, four
0 years ago, If we had had you to lead
# us, we would have made short work
d of those confounded Prussians!"
b The Alps and Baby Coachse.
"What strikes me most in Switzer
-1 land is the baby coach," said a trav
r. eler. "Other people are struck there
1 by the huge cow bells, by the wood
g carvings, by the stupendous white
j Alps, but it is the baby coach that
takes my eye. On every road, on every
path, you see baby coaches. They con
tain not babies, but bags of flour ox
d fagots or lunches or a young live pig
D or a goat The baby coach is univer
j sally used in Switzerland as a push
y cart a wise thing. We Americans
don't get the worth of our baby
coaches. With us as soon as the babq
! The Lucky Quarter.
Is the one you pay out for a box of
Dr. King's New Life Pills. They bring
»1 you the health that's more precious
e than jewels. Try them for headache,
biliousness, constipation and malaria.
•' If they disappoint you the price will be
y cheerfully refunded at Griffin's drug
When yoo think rf "Kndol for it s
without doabt the on.y (>/«>».*».* Lion that
completely digests at!* ch*4js*r*» i t food.
And that i» what you ne*»i \vht*n> you
have indigestion or stoirttteh trouble—
something that will act )>ron)pt v but
thoroughly;, something rhat wiil get.
right at the trouble and do »be very*
work itself fonr the btomac& by digest
ing the food! that you eat and that is*
Kodol. It is pleasant, to* take. Itr is*
sold" by May 4 Gorham.
Dr. Louis K. Gorham
Roctty Mount. ML C.
; BuiMfiig,- ■'*'
' ' '7. J J ' '
ConNC Mail and Western Ave..
► i'f V • . ' ' mj'i #!
v Civil Engineer apd Surveyor
Office in Planters Bank •,,.
ROCKY MOUNT. NL C.
I ' 11 I III'. 1 MI. 1 . . ■
F. J. Thorpe, MD,.
PHYSICIAN AND SUSGEON,
ROCKF MOUNT, N» C.
Office in Thorpe Building, West Main
JACOB BATTLE R. A. P. COOLEY
Rocky Mt, N. C. Nfwlwille. N. C
BATTLI & COOfcKY, ~|
Cou 'telors a.«i Attorney»-At-Law
£)R. C. F.. SMITHSON
BOGSX MOUNT,. N» C.
Dental Parlors in Hymaii Philips Bldg..
F. A. Woodard W. L. Thorp
•yyOOJAlD & THORP
COUNSELORS AND ATTORNEYS--
ROCKY MOUNT. N. C.
Dr. JR. 5. Cutchin,
• Per p&rtie«*©f ten (10) or lpaore
tr'avelfng- together oil one ticket
two X%) J c&S£s*jfermile per capita;
Tiuj&er-ates axe open
to the public and apply between
a'ny pdint"6n the Atlantic 'Coast
Line. .* * " • " *»:' f
W. r'CraiV, tH
T. C. White. G. P. A, «
' Wilmington, N.-C.
Between Points in North
The Norfolk & Southern Rwy.,
have authorized party rate of two
(2) cents per mile, per capita for
parties of ten or more people \
traveling on one'ticket between
points on the line of the Norfolk
& Southern Rwy. within the state
of North Carolina.
400 Bushels of 1
Apply to |
W. E. FENNER.
Rocky Mount, N. C.
Notice of Dissolution.
Notice is hereby given that the firm
trading as Redmond & Philips in the
city of Rocky Mount, N. C., has been
dissolved, and that I have sold my in-
terest to Mr. T. K. Redmond, who as
sumes all obligations and who is author- IP ,
ized to collect all money due said firm.
J. W. Philips.
April 4, 1908.
Dental Parlor over Kyser's Drug Store