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The Enterprise Publishing Company
Ci. A. RbUSE. Editor and A?ft. Mgr.
B. A. IOYNER, A?o. Editor.
One Dollar the year ? In adfa.KC.
Knlcrcd iu llic i'ojl Ollicc at Farm
ville, N. C., aascoond clan mall mailer,
FRIDAY. FEB. 19. 1915.
Why Have Good Roads.
There are an abundance of
reasons why we should have
good roads, even under normal
But there are urgent reasons
why we should have tliejn this
year, when conditions are ex
pected to far surpass even those
Our roads must be in condition
for prompt harvesting of the
great crops which the world is
demanding of America this year.
Experts in all lines of business
predict that 1915 will be the most
prosperous year in the history of
the United States.
President Wilson has publicly
warned the farmers of the coun
try that the task of feeding the
world will sooa devolve upon
us, and he urges us to utilize
every ounce of tnergy&nd every
foot of ground, that the supply
may be equal to the trcmennous
demand for food.
Europe today is non-produc
tive, yet the people of those
countries must bo fed. They
must not starve. And America is
the only nation that is equal to
the gigantic task.
And because this herculean
task falls upon the American
farmer, it is imperative that no
act of ours be left undone that
may be productive of greater or
And herein lies the value 'of
good country roads.
Tremendous crops may be
grown, and harvested, but they
must b3 marketed in record time
And without good roads this
cannot be done.
The time is opportune for the
people of this community to
take up this matter and see that
prompt measures are taken to in
sure the best of rtr.ds in the
country districts before the time
is at hand for the moving of the
great crops we are asked to pro
Horses and mules must draw
this produce to the shipping
points, and this is a matter
requiring both time and animal
An animal possesses only a
certaio amount of energy, be
yond which it may not be taxed,
und when that energy is ex
hausted it ceases to be of the
greatest value to its owner, and
futuie movements ate retarded
because of its lost vitality.
If country roads are placed in
the best possible condition dur
ing the spring and summer
months, the fall movement of
crops will be accomplished with
greater ease and less expense
than heretofore. And every hour
of time will be needed this fall if
the farmers heed the call of the
w^ddand the warning of our
Let us "up and be doing" here,
ft that we may contribute bounti
fully of our substance when
humanity turns to us for bread.
There will be a play, J"Out in
the Streets," Friday night, Feb.
19 th, at Smithtown school bouse,
given by the young people of the
community; the proceeds to. go
for the benefit of the school.
This is a very good temperance
drama in three aifls and we are
sure it will be enjoyed by all
who go. Admission 15, 25 and
35c. Don't forget' the date, Feb.
19th, at 840 o'clock.
y , mnn owes ? duty to
himself. But many ot us forget
(Installment 13? Continued)
Tho L*?< Warning.
In the chill, violet-shadowed dust
of that clear evening, a chnpfatler
motor car crept sluggishly Into th(
UtUe mountain town of Mesqulto al
the heela of two mutinous mules, drlv
en br a chauffeur who steered wltl
onr hand while the other flourished
a crackling whip-lash over tho backi
of its' sole motive power. _ i;
lis one paseengor, a cripple as help
less as tbe car itself, huddled In t
corner of the rear seat, saluted Mes
quite with a snarl. Though he waa In
sore need of such rude comforts at
the town stood prepared to afford him,
bis demeanor toward It was that ol
one who suffers an Indignity rather
than bees nconmodation.
An"* now, as the car crawled to a
pause before tho Mountain house ?
Mesqulte'a one caravanserai ? and
Mesqulto Itself, to the last flea-bitten
hound, gathered round to view this
wonder, Mr. Trlnc's Indignation and
chagrin dlatllled words ?of poisonous
? Par from resenting this, Mesqulto.
pipe In mouth, bands In pockets, ad
mired and applauded, and rather re
sented tbe change that bofell when
two other strangers (Whose earlier ap
pearance In *&wn had helped make
that one day memorable beyond all
others in Meaqulte's history) charged
out of tho Mountain bouse and Inter
rupted the elder devil with crlcs of
greeting and JnBllatlon.
The leader of these answered to tha,
name of Marrophat; his companion,
was a person named Jimmy;>^ Mea^
quite acqufred this information
through paying close attention to the
substance of their communications
with the crlp;;<r. Moro than this. how.
ever, It learned little^ Something
seemed to have been accomplished by
the two. something that was highly
gratifying to Seneca Trloe: for he was
chuckling almost mirthfully when
lifted IroaC the car and carried Into
the hotel. ' .
What pasted between the trio after
they disappeared ? behind that bed
chamber door Mesquite could by no
means rucks. Bat that a celebration
of some sort waa In progress was evi
denced by the frequency with which
Marrapbat and Jimmy called on the
bar for more liquid refreshment.
And toward midnight one belated
Mesqulto paused In the street outside
the Mountain house for one last curi
ous ataro at the lighted wlndowa of
Mr. Trlno's quarters.
He saw, clearly silhouetted against
the glowing oblong nf the window, the
Mephistophelean profile of Seneca
Trine, distorted with a grimace of the
cruelest joy that over heart of man
conceived. He law Marrapbat ap
proach his master with a drunken
swagger and a speech which, though
indistinguishable to the unseen au
ditor, unquestionably afforded both o<
the otfier men ample excuse for ec
static glee. Toward its conclusion
Mr. Marrophat apparently capped the
peak of jubilation by fumbling in his
coat pocket abd bringing forth some
thing which strongly resembled a sin
gle playing card.
Now when lie tad contrived to*
master hla mirth, the cripple made a
gesture which .eloquently abolished
this card, a gesture which said quite
plainly: "All that la finished The
thing haa served Its purpose! To
bell with It!"
V "hereupon, with a smart Jerk of hla
wrist, Mr. Mamphat aent the card
spinning and sailing out through the
open window to lose Itself In the night
The watcher diJn't see it fall, 1.1 d
though he apent an unconscionable
time searching for It In the deep dust
t : J ' . 1" v " Aw V \ j; > til
r " ?
two footsore and bedraggled women.
One of these last was dressed (n f,
?ult of man's clothing,' much tb<? worse
"Oh, what can It mean?" Hue whl?
pered brokenly, clinging U> her lovers
arm. "Surely you doo'tihlqk. .
Surely, It must be accldcntal . . .
Surely, It can't mean.? " j
"I'm afraid It docs," A Ir.a iJtw re
sponded gravely, eyeing the front of
the Mountain house. "Our luck holds
consistency? that's nil. It v-oqjdn't
be us If we, didn't pick out the one
place where Marropbat and Jlpmy
chose to stop otct night,' Fortunate
ly, H's earlj-; I doubt they're '?! u?.;
With half a show ? e ought to b? able
to find some way of putting a good
dlB(nnce between os and this town
before they waken . . . Tom?"
But Mr, Darcus was alroadyat his
elbow. In thorough sympathy with
Alan's Interpretation of the slgnlfl-"
cnncu to be attached to the card that
trembltd lA Rqpe's hand. I
"Sharp's tho word!" he agreed.
"And there's a motor car over there.
In front of the blacksmith's. Prob
ably we can hire her?" ? ' ,
"Trlno's car!". Alan ejaculated,
swinging round and rooognltlng 'the
automobile at a glance. "Then' he'd
here, as well!"
"Looks like It." Barcus admitted.
"But so much the bcticrl We'll Jnst
natnrally take the dam'- thing off his
hands, and I'll bet a dollar there Isn't j
'another car within a radios of fifty
miles' we'll be well , out of these
giddy mountains loftg bt-foro he tod*
anytblpg to chare ns with." , u
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overtaken ana ?ira?4-no ,(*?r mat
ter. tinea the machine which 'bore
them waa, It 'mrtMaffMMjM'th#'
Alan's, Just u the racing, automobile
teas (alter than either.
Alan kept hi( gaze 'ata^dUat to the
read before them, .daring not once to
took tip and rdund or back. -
So slauoua and meandering waa'its
count, indeed! that Alan aeldorn could
aee a hundred yaWe of It ahead. but
inqnt pelt on la panic flight, hoping
for the teat? that Jodl(h and Qarcui
<eou)d eoon ebi>w up Jo Trout. thit
comotfclnt might hanpen to hinder tho
pursuit? never Uaor.lng ah-nicr the
utter \tf. or gained. r
' Arid W3 /aUftrophe befell J ? - , .
Hound the' (Trailing boaoni of a Woo J
ed mountainside tfrtmotorejcle (wept
llko n humeri baro, end Wdthoot tha
least narnlns nmp upon^Barcua and
Judith, dismounted. Bareoa bending
over ble cycle and I Inhering wfth (ta
motor.'. ? :r':; .
For oao horripilation instant colli
sion KoemM unavoidable. Barcua.ano
Judith and the mMorcyd* occupied
moat of the width df tha road; there
waa little room ,bet,?eea thqm and the
declivity. less between them and tho
forest. To try to paaa them on the
latter (Me would bo only tp dash hia
bralna oat against the trees; while, to
pake tlft attempt on tha outage, wquid
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Invigorating to "the Palo aad Sickly
f ?' i~
3ched>tle< ol Passenger Trains
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Epil Pound We& Bound
12*9 a. tm. 4:05 a. m.
6KKJ, p. m. 6:00 p.m.
, Sunday Schedule
m A. M. 6:00 P. M.
Eaft Caroling Rai}way.
North Bojind So^th Bound
7.40 a. m. v 1.40 p. m.
3.00 p. m. , 6.40 p. in.
5.12 p. m.
lWQA,.M.>t;', . 3.30 P.M.
IN OLDEN TIMES
the town watch
man 'tois appointed to guard and protedt the vaU
uables bf our folk.
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