The Bladen Journal
Published Every Thursday By
Th Bladen Jonxn.7 Publishing Co
Wm. M. SHAW, H. S. SHAW.
Editors and Proprietors
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Tor Ckief Justice of Supreme Court:
For Asociate Justice:
Piatt D. Walker.
For Associate Justice:
W. R. AHen.
For Corporation Commission:
H. C. Brown.
W. T. Lee.
For Member Congress 6th District:
Hannibal L. Godwin.
For .Solicitor 7th Judicial District:
N. A. Sinclair.
BLADEN COUNTY TICKET.
For Senate Senatorial -District:
Hon. J. A. Brown.
For House of Representatives:
E. H. Anders.
For Clerk of Court:
W. J. Davis.
- J. M. Clark.
For Register of Deeds:
R. J. Hester.
A McA. Council.
For County Commisioners:
B. J. Sanderlin.
H. C. Bridger.
A. L. Tatum.
G. W. Hall.
J. D. Ferguson.
A THOUSAND MILE JAUNT
THROUGH NORTH CAROLINA
(Continued from last issue)
It is not my purpose to follow in
detail the remainder of this inter
esting journey but will note just
some of the more important things
of interest. There is probably no
city in the State which is better
known and better advertised than
the city of Greensboro. Our stay
over night in this progressive city
was very enjoyable and getting an
early start we began our longest
day's journey during the trip. No
wonder the county of Guilford is
proud of her roads, for they are un
surpassed. After a magnificent
drive on the famous, macadam
north of the town we came to the
To the student of history prob
ably no other spot is so interesting
me.piinsr nlace of Cornwallis
and the intrepid Green. Many
handsome monuments are scattered
over the battle field and the whole
presents a fine appearance. Among
the monuments we noted especially
the memorial to the great Nathan
iel Macon. Following out his own
request nothing but a rough bould
er marks his resting place. His
monument lies in the
which he made for
the benefit of his fellow country
men. North Carolina is proud of
this illustrious-man and his monu
merit along with that of Zeb Vance
would well grace the Hall of Fame
at Washington. He would be fit
ting company to the immortal Lee
and Washington, Calhoun and Cur
ry at the national repository of me
morials of the favorite sons of the
Too much time could not be spent
in noting the places of interest at
this historic spot so with the Vir
ginia line as our goal we proceeded
onward. Our route soon lay alo"ng
the celebrated National Highway
which connects Atlanta and New
York. The New York Herald and
Atlanta Journal has the credit for
establishing this now famous thor
oughfare and their yellow sign
greets the traveller from New
York to Atlanta.
Fortunately few automobiles were
passed on the highway by us. The
people along the highway were not
very eninusiastic in tneir praises
for the tourists who pass through
the country at great speed in their
machines. Tales of runaway horses
and broken vehicles were told of as
a result of the recklessness of the
drivers in their machines
A short call on the genial editor
of the Madison Herald was enjoyed
at the thriving little town of Mad
To one who lives in the low coun
try the first glimpse of the moun
lains was a signi wnicn was en
joyed greatly. Before the day had
passed we had crossed the Virginia
Carolina line and were at last in
the Old Dominion.
My companion said he could no
tice a change just as soon as we
crossed the boundary line. It was
' not many hours before we were in
the mountains and night was fast
approaching. .An attempt to gain
shelter for the night at a prosper
ous looking home was in vain. The
good folks had a good excuse no
doubt, but it was a singular thing
that our first "turn down" was in
Virginia. A second and a third tria
was maae dui tne reception was
the same as at the first house
Things were beginning to look pret
ty bad for us. Darkness had come
on and the horses were about
given out. Too, our journey was
through the mountains and over
extremely rough roads. An old
negro finally directed us to a place
where he thought we could stay all
night. In the darkness we went
astray but managed to arrive at a
small house on the top of a moun
tain. The good folks had gone to
church but we took possession up-
on the suggestion of a neighbor,
who had been left to take care of
the things until the family return
ed from church. After the arrival
of the man of the house about ten
o'clock, he was favorably inclined
to keep us and we were not slow
to accept his hospitality.
(To bo continued;
R. B. GLENN AT CLARK
TON. An announcement was read in
some paper that our ex-Governor
would speak here, but no publicity
was given to the notice until Mon
day morning. In spite of this fact a
splendid audience assembled in the
Pythian. Hall at 8 o'clock Tuesday
evening and listened with increas-1
ing interest to one of the best poli
tical speeches ever delivered here.
Our ex-Governor has a national
reputation as an orator and lectur
er. He sustained his reputation in
a two hours', speech in which he
discussed the issues of this politi
cal campaign. After a happy in-,
traduction by Hon. 0. L. Clark,
who spoke words of commendation
heartily appreciated by the speak
er. Mr. Clark always does things
well and he pleased his friends who
admire and love him.
Mr. Glenn entered into the dis
cussion of national issues and made
the tariff so plain that no man
could go away without understand
ing it? His illustrations were apt
and his anecdotes sparkled with the
best wit and humor. His recent
visit to the West enabled him to
give the present political conditions
in that part of our great country.
There is nothing but encourage
ment for the Democratic party in
every section. He expressed tne
opinion tnat the Democrats would
carry the House of Representatives
in November and in 1912 elect the
President. He next discussed State
issues. He reasoned with the citi
zens and told them that if the Dem
ocratic party deserved their sup
port it was their duty to vote for
the candidates selected by that
party. He briefly reviewed the his
tory of the Republican party and
pointed out the dangers of placing
the distinction of our dear old State
n its hands again. He showed very
conclusively that it is the design of
the Republican party led by Marion
Butler to secure a majority of the
Legislature, and elect the Supreme
Court judges. They do not seem so
anxious to elect the Congressmen.
If they can control the Legislature
and have Republican Supreme
Court, judges, they can easily settle
the bond issue as to their liking. In
passing he called attention to Mar-
on Butler as the boss of the Re
publican party. His final patriotic
appeal to the voters, to stand by
the party and the State; to the la
dies present who seemd to respond
to the noble sentiments betutifully
expressed, and to the young men
was a spienaia enort and was
worthy of the illustrious son of
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
The death angel came to the
home of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hes
teir on Monday morning of the 10th
and took their little Georgia to live
on high with God and his angels
Oh, it was hard to part with little
Georgia, but God knows the way
ir. l i j . ii. i
ne noius i ne Key. tic guidt'S us
with His unerring hands, and some
day we'll read the meaning of our
We had a little treasure once;
She was our joy and pride;
We loved her, oh! perhaps too well
Jor soon she slept and died.
All is dark within our dwelling,
Lonely are our hearts to-day.
For the one we loved so dearly
Has forever passed away.
OWNERSHIP OF A LETTER
Missive Does Not Belong to Person to
Whom It Is Sent Until
Under the postal regulations and
the rulings of the highest courts ol
.he United States a letter does not be
long to the person to whom it Is sent
until it is delivered to him. The writ
er has a right to reclaim and regain
possession of it, provided he can
prove to the satisfaction of the post
master at the office from which it was
sent that he was the writer of It
Even after the letter has arrived at
the office which is its destination, and
before it has been delivered to the
person to whom it is addressed,
may be recalled by the writer by tele
graph through the mailing office.
The regulations of the postoffice do
p&rtment of course require that the
utmost care shall be taken by th
postmaster at the office of mailing te
ascertain that the person who desires
to withdraw the letter is really the
one who is entitled to do so, and the
postmaster is responsible for his er
ror if he delivers the letter to the im
postor or an unauthorized person.
The vital principle in our political
system lies at the bottom of this mat
ter. In this country the state la the
servant or agent of the citizen not
his master. It remains merely his
agent throughout the transmission ol
a letter. The state may prescribe reg
ulations under which its own ser
vants may carry a message for the
citizen, but it cannot shirk its respon
sibility to him.
Light on Ancient Egypt.
Enough has been unearthed In
Egypt to prove to scientists that
blond race or caste, believed to have
been of German or Teutonic origin,
brewed beer in Egypt many thousand
7 A LTHOUGH the ensuing sea-
what is known as an off- ib-Y, '""V-' y:; V' i
V year in governmental ac- ' , -V - ' 7 Y?V ' ' f"
tivities, owing to the fact ?'v; - "-' " ' ' .
faJ that there will be a "short . s ' Yr i -JT-e ' '
session" instead of a "long i IN ' "" WSk v"
(VgB session" of congress, there ; vjf ' - ' V' , - 'I'ltll': " " - f "'C'-!
vP' will be inaugurated several J 'S"!SPS2?1 T' ' ' "spU I ' ' '' ' J&z
projects of far-reaching VitWwtl ..iL'rtH - ' "SK
portant of these new departures wnl
be the scheme for modernizing Uncle
Sam's business systems as represented
in tne routine oi tae aepanuieuis ai
Washington and their "branch offices"
scattered all over the country. This
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is the undertaking which is one of the
pet projects of President Taft and to
carry it out congress has appropriated
the sum of $100,000.
Every since he entered the White
House President Taft has been im
bued with the conviction that the ma
chinery of government could be oper
ated at much less expense than has
been the case for years past. Among
practical business men the Federal
government's wasteful and costly
method of carrying on its business has
for years been at once a joke and a
reproach and Senator Aldrich of
Rhode Island voiced the general opin
ion when he recently declared that he
could administer the affairs of the
biggest business institution on the
continent and by the introduction of
modern methods and policies save
fully $300,000,000 a year over Ihe
The recent legislation by congress
was designed merely to enable the
president to start the ball rolling for
reform in the conduct of the Federal
business. With $100,000 set aside to
inaugurate the. work, the president is
authorized to employ accountants and
Probably the most im- I J; .""Iff V - I K 1 ' r ' MM " - yVIZW
Belfast's Great Shipyard
N MANY respects Messrs
Harland & Wolff's shipyard,
Queen's Island, Belfast, is
the most remarkable con
cern of the kind in the
world. For many years past
they have taken the lead in the con
struction of the largest ships afloat;
theyJjai'e cut two of the finest liners
on me seas in twain, ana aaaea con
siderable to their dimensions; and
they have built half a vessel, the stern
half, and had it towed safely from Bel
fast to Southampton, where It was
built into the other half. At present
on the stocks of their North yard
two mammoth White Star boats of 45,
000 tons each are fast approaching the
launching stage. This line's entire
fleet has been built by Messrs. Har
land & Wolff.
From the available record it ap
pears that the first Belfast built ship
was a wooden schooner of 150 tons,
the builder being a local Presbyterian
clergyman. This was in 1836, but it
was not until 1850 any serious attempt
was made in the shipbuilding line so
far as Belfast was concerned. In
that year Messrs. Thomas Barnes &
Co., in addition to starting the Belfast
iron works, erected a small slip on
the now famous Queen's Island, which
has long since lost its insular posi
tion though still retaining the name
which was given it after the late
Queen Victoria's visit in 1849, previous
to which it was known as Dargan's
island. The ironworks proved a fail
ure, owing to the heavy expenses in
curred in bringing the coal and iron
stone to Belfast, but the small ship
yard thrived exceedingly under the
supervision of Messrs. Robert Hick
son & Co., who acquired it from its
Mr. Edward J. Harland, an English
man, was manager for Messrs. Hick
son, and in 1859 he purchased the con
cern from Messrs. iHckson, as well as
a small yard adjoining, belonging to
the Belfast Shipbuilding company,
where wooden vessels only were built.
American Nuts in Demand
In earlier days wherever nuts were
found growing in the United States
they were to be had for the gather
ing, and were of no commercial im
portance. Foreign grown nuts were
expensive luxuries. Now our princi
pal nuts are staple market commodi
ties and bring good prices.- Foreign
nuts are being grown in quantities
here, reducing the price of imported
nuts. There is a constantly increasing
"Old Brig" at Marblehead Sold.
The historic "Old Brig," the house
In Marblehead where Moll Pitcher was
born, has been bought as a summer
home by a veteran railroad conductor.
It is comfortable to learn that the old
house will not be modernized to the
extent of destroying its picturesque
appearance. There are 16 rooms, 8
on each floor, very low-studded, but
very large. The house stands on a
steep hill and commands a beautiful
view of the north shore and Massachu
experts from official and private life
and to Inquire into every phase of the
methods of transacting the public
business of the government in the sev
eral executive departments and other
governmental establishments. It is
expected that many of the recommen
dations for reforms which will be
made by these business physicians
can be carried out promptly with no
other authority than the order of the"
president, but where congressional ac
tion is necessary there is assurance
that It will be forthcoming.
The president has placed this entire
overhauling of the governmental busi
ness systems in the hands of his very
capable new secretary, Mr. Charles
D. Norton, who had quite an interval
of experience as assistant secretary of
the treasury before coming to his pres
ent post and who -hile in that depart
ment inaug!i?fited the "house clean
ing" of the treasury's business sys
tems which became in effect the fore
runner of the broad rejuvenation that
is now to sweep the entire Federal es
tablishment. Mr. Norton has invited
the leading experts in the country, in
cluding such authorities on the sub
ject as Maj. Charles Hine, the reor
ganization experts of the Harriman
lines, to submit written programs for
governmental business reorganization
and from these propositions he will
select plans, to be carried out. It is
the supposition that Mr. Norton's pri
vate business experience as the pro
prietor of one of the largest general
insurance agencies In the country fc;
years before he entered the gove
ment service will stand him in W V.
stead in selecting improved
Two years later Mr. Harland was join
ed in partnership with Mr. Gustavius
Wilhelm Wolff, a wealthy German, and
in 1874 Messrs. Walter H. Wilson (de
ceased) and William James Pierre
(now Lord Pierre), pupils of the firm,
were also made partners in the con
cern, which was subsequently floated
as a limited liability company.
The business of the firm from the
very outset continued to increase by
leaps and bounds. In the year 1884,
exactly 15 years after Mr. Harland
acquired the controlling interest in
the concern, there were launched
from the Queen's Island yard 42 ves
sels, aggregating 105,625 tons burden.
In the three years ending 1890 their
total was 31 vessels, of 126,175 tons.
- iTOn three ocasions since they have
' achieved the record 12 months world's
output, the figures being: In 1907, 82,
240 tons; in 1903, 110,000 tons, and in
1908, 106,528 tons.
But perhaps one of the longest of
several very tough tasks undertaken
by the firm of Harland & Wolff was
the lengthening of the Castle line
Royal Mall steamer Scot (now the
Oceana, of the Dutch Red Star fleet).
It was in 1896 that the Scot, a Green-ock-built
steamer of some seven or
eight thousand tons, was sent to Bel-'
fast to have 50 feet added to her length
amidship. Messrs. Harland & Wolff
undertook the job. The vessel was cut
in halves, and with the aid of power
ful jacks the two ends were pulled the
required distance apart. Each end
was several thousand tons dead weight,
yet the work was accomplished with
out hitch or accident of any kind to
the complete satisfaction of the own
ers. Towards the end of the same
year the Hamburg-American liner Au
gusta Victoria was similarly length
ened by 60 feet.
Still more remarkable, probably, was
the building of the bow portion of the
rejuvenated White Star liner Suevic,
when that vessel was taken piece
meal off the rocks at the entrance to
the English channel some four or five
supply, says the Spokane Spokesman
Review. With nuts, as with otlfer,
crops, it has been found that by selec
tion and breeding, improved varieties
are obtainable, of large size, better
flavor, thinner shells and other desir
able characteristics. The increasing
demand for nuts is due in the main to
two causes, says Prof. M. E. Jaffa oi
the California agricultural experiment
station, in a bulletin of the Depart
Miracle of a
Henry Savage Landor, at one timet
a captive of the Lamas In Tibet, tells
the following adventure:
"The Lamas had got hold of my
bath sponge, which was dry and
pressed to great thinness by a heavy
weight which had rested upon it
Throwing It from them, it fell In a
litfle pool of water. I addressed the
sponge in English and with any words
that came into my head, pretending
systems for the government
While Mr. Norton will have the gen
eral direction of the new project he
will have the assistance of a board of
directors, as it were a commission
composed of one executive officer from
each department and independent bu
reau at Washington and this commis
sion will co-operate with the experts
in bringing about the big reform. The
present movement, It may be added,
Is not designed so much to enable the
cuttinff off of a clerk here and there
although doubtless many clerks will
be retired as a result of its economies
as to formulate an entirely new struc
ture Qf business methods.
Several of the government depart
ments have started on overhauling of
their business systems without wait
ing for the general reconstruction and
what has been accomplished thus in
piece-meal fashion gives a forecast of
what may be expected later. In the
U. S. land office, r instance, "book
keeping methods have been so sim
plified that a single volume now holds
the records that formerly required
twenty-one different books. In ime
office 16 standard printed forms now
do the work that formerly necessi
tated 83 different documents and in
the postoffice department $175,000 a
year is being saved in twine bills by
means of a new tying device. Incl
dently it may be noted that some of
the most radical economies that are
expected as a result of Uncle Sam's
latest move are looked for in the mail
ing rooms of the departments where
tons of government documents are
wrapped, addressed and mailed each
years ago. The stern portion only
was saved and brought round to South
ampton, where it remained until
Messrs. Harland & Wolff built the
bow end, 260 feet long, in the south
yard, subsequently, with the aid of
three Liverpool tugs, bringing the
weird looking half ship right down
the Irish channel, round the Land's
end, and up to Southampton.
The repairs to the China, of the P.
and O. line, and the Paris, of the Am
erican line, were also remarkable un
dertakings, as was also that of the St
Louis for the latter company. The
It was in 1870 the first Oceanic was
built on the Queen's island for the
White Star company. It was a vessel
considerably under 1,000 tons. The
second Oceanic, launched in 1892, has
18 times the tonnage almost, while
even up till the present day no one
outside the management of the firm,
with the exception of the heads of
the White Star company, knows the
exact dimensions of the two giant
boats now being built for this great
ocean carrying firm, so well has the
secret been guarded. That they will
be between 820 and 840 feet in length,
and of about 45,000 registered ton
nage, is the' extent of knowledge of
the outside public regarding these
The firm can in no sense be regard
ed as builders for speed, elegance and
comfort for ocean voyagers being
their especial motto. None of the
boats built by them is intended to ex
ced 21 knots or 21 knots, which. It
Is understood, will be the rate of trav
eling of the coming White Star levia
thans- the motive power of which will
be on the combination principle of
reciprocating turbine engines. At the
present moment between 11,000 and
12,000 employees are in constant em
ployment, worKlng at high pressure
night and day shift, and receiving
wages to the tune of over 20,000 per
week, while the area of th concern
is about 120 acres. s
ment of Agriculture. One is the bet
ter appreciation of the food value of
nuts for the average family, and see
ondly their use by the vegetarians as
a substitute for meat and other fatty
foods. Nuts, as a rule, contain little
water, much fat, are rich in protein
and have been regarded as more oi
less indigestible. The indigestibilit:
in nuts is said to be largely due to in
sufficient mastication, and to the fad
that they are often eaten when not
needed, as after a hearty meal or lat
to utter Incantations.
"The attention of the Lamas a&A
soldiers was quickly drawn to this un
usual behavior on my part. They
could not conceal their terror whea.
as I spoke louder and louder to tb
sponge, it gradually swelled to Its nor
mal size. The Tibetans, who at firl
could hardly believe their' eyes, b
came panic-stricken. There was
YOUNG MEN'S DAY, OCT. 29th.
State Democratic Chairman Eller
has appointed October 29th as
Young Men's Day. On that day all
of the Democratic speakers over
the State will give special atten
tion to young men. In response to
ex-Gov. Jarvis' recent letter asking
that the young men of the State
take their proper place in public
service, many young men through
out tne State have written letters
of appreciation. These expressions
have been so full of zeal and pa
triotism that Chairman Eller has
decided to make "Young Men's
Day" a State-wide event. In every
county in the State some young
man of high character and useful
purpose is being appointed to lead
the young voters in their work for
the State and for the Democratic
party, whose mission it is to serve
the State. Hundreds of young men
will cast their 'first vote this year.
The object of the movement is to
so fix the minds of these upon the
duties of citizenship that they
will become citizens always ready
to study public questions and to
vote intelligently for their coun
try's welfare. Young men have been
standard bearers in the Democratic
party from the day of Jefferson
down to Bryan.
The natural place for young men
is in the Democratic party, whose
purpose is to keep the road to op
portunity open. The Republican
party, standing for trusts, monopo
lies and narrowing opportunities, is
not the natural home of the vigor
ous, manly young men who ask
only a free hand and a fair chance.
Turn the country over to the un
checked wishes of the Republican
party, and the average young man
can only hope to be a clerk in the
ranks of the monopolies, and if he
be an exceptionally able man, he
may hope to rise to be head clerk.
But that is all. Corporate organi
zations and w-ealth are clutching
into their deadly grip the oppor
tunities of a once free land. If the
men of to-day would bequeath i
heritage of freedom and of oppor
turn ty to their sons, they must floht
now. The Democratic party stands
for the open road. It believes that
the people can and should govern
themselves. It believes that Amer
ica needs only a fair field and an
even chance, and for that it will die
n the last ditch, ft is the standard
for the young men to enlist under,
and it depends upon them to take
their places and do their duty.
Weighty Cause for 8ympathy.
A scientist figures it out that tho
earth weighs ten trillion tons, and the
sympathy we always felt for old man
Atlas is Immensely increased by the
JERSEY COWS FOR SALE.
Fine Jersey milch cows for sale.
Write to S. A. L. Johnson, Abbotts-
bnrr, N. C.
GEO. L.CLARK, M.D. LESLIE B.EVAIfS.Mt
uiarK cc cvans
Phyeicia.ni &.nd Druggists
Clarkton, N. C.
i n -
DR. R. F. GRAHAM. Dentist.
Lnmberton, N. 0.
Office over Bank of Lumberton.
Stephen Mclntyre. B. C. Lawrence.
James D. l-'roctor.
M'INTYRE, LAWRENCE &
Lumberton, - - North Carolina.
Practice m all the Courts, btate
and Federal. Prompt attention to all
business entrusted to us.
T. N. M'DIARMID,
Lumberton, - - North Carolina
Office over Pope Drug Company.
DAVID B. SUTTON W. DKEW BIZZELL
Sutton & Bizzell,
Attorneys at Law
Elizabeth-town, N. C.
Prompt mention to li buainew entrusted
to oar car,
J. BAYARD CLARK
Attorney at Law
Elizsbethtown, N. C.
R. S. WHITE
Attorney at Law
Ellzabethtown, N. C.
Bnri tnd sells Real Estate. Fire Insurance.
Dr. J, G. Murphy,
Eye, Ear, Nose an Throat.
Offices Southern Building,
Wilmington, N. C.
Dr. J. Jf . Honnei,
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist.
12 N. Front Street,
Dr. A. M. BADLWIN,
12 N. Front Street,
Wilmington, N. C
A fine pair of horses. The color,
size and qualities will suit any one.
Wrtie or call to see D. B. McKee,
"McKee's Siding," Rosindale, N. C.
BRING YOUR COTTON
To F. F. Dickson's new first class
Ginnery, Orbt, N. C. Will not
keep you waiting. Take your seed
and cotton home with you.
I Insure your property
against toss or damage
by fire. See or write
' F. F. DICKSON,
Orbit, N. C.
BANK Of LUMBERTON,
The Largest Depository For Merchants
Farmers, Corporations, and Indi
viduals Between Wilming
ton and Charlotte.
Stock responsibility 100,000.00
Furniture and fixtures .. 3,906.02
Real estate 1,000.00
Stock Owned 7,900.00
Cash and cash items 50,328.01
Due from banks 62,137.04
L. B. EVANS, President
CLARKTON, N. C.
A BIG BANK AT YOUR OWN DOOR.
OCTOBER 18TH, 1910.
Furniture and fixtures 2,110.90
Due from banks 26,072.17
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from ths milliner. Call
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1.2 Mile West of Clarkton Depo
LEE HUCG1NS, Barber.
Clarkton, N. C.
MEALS AT ALL HOURS
BEEF, FORK, FISH, OYSTERS,
ALL ORDERS FILLED PROMPT
LY. J. W. SMITH,
CLARKTON, N. C.
BLADEN COUNTY DIRECTORY.
Commissioners N. A. Cnrrie,
Chairman; Daniel Leonard and B. J.
Clerk of Superior Court W. J.
Register of Deeds Wm. Whitted
Sheriff J. M. Clark.
Treasurer W. S. Clark.
Coroner Geo. W. Hall.
. Surveyor I. A. Register.
County Physician L. B. Evans. .
- County Superintendent Angus
Board of Education A. McA.
Council, chairman; N. M. Beatty,
A. M. Kelly.
Senator O. L. Clark.
Representative O. D. Perry.
Stock responsibility 100,000.00
Deposits .- 407,626.65
Due banks 35,000.00
Assets and Responsibility.
October 13, 1908 $235,410.48
October 13, 1909 522,086.30
October 13, 1910 671,656.49
E. C. CLAltK, Cashier.
Capital stock $15,000.00
Surplus earned 2,500.00
Undivided profits 2,042.66
Due banks 9,000.00
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. .Hamlet. .
. .Monroe. .
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Lv. 5 :l-3i
. Clarkton . .
. .Hamlet. . .
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eigh, Portsmouth, Petersburg, Rich
mond and all points north. No. 4J
makes connection at Hamlet with No
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and all points North.
No. 40 arrives in Wilmington . a
12 :20 p. m. and ,No. 39 leaves at 3 :4
p. m. ; stays in Wilmington thre
hours and twenty-five minutes.
Rv. A. McFadyen Each Sunday
a. aa. at 11 o'clock at Clark tn, x
ept the fifth; Fifth Sunday, 11 a.
u., and fourth Sunday 3 p. m., at
Rat. W. M. Shaw First Sunday,
11 3 a. m., at Bethcar; Second Suh
V li 11 a. m., Mt. Horeb; Third
8uaday, 11 a. m. nd 7 p. m., Elisa
betfetown ; Fourtk Sunday at 11 a.
Wklt. Plains, 3 p. m., Elktoa; Fire
fivaday at 8:30, Glengary.
Rer. D. B. Parker First Sunday,
11 a. B., Blades' Springs, 8 p. m.,
Union; Second Sunday, 11 a. m.(
Elisabethtown, 3 p. m., Weeleyt
lkird Sunday, 11 a. m., Purdit, 8 p.
u, flintrletary'e; Fourth Sunday, 11
tk B&V Abbottebwg, 7 p. to., Clarkte.
Xr. L. 1. Sawyer First Sunday,
11 a. Wymaa; 7 p. m., Free
mam's; Second Sumday, 1.1 a. sa..
Ekil.k, Tp.iL, Wananisb; Tbird
femday, 11 a. m. aad 7 p. m., Bolton;
Fowta Sunday, 11 . ra., Carver t
Creak, T p. m., Cenneili.
Rot. JL H. Porter Third Sunday,
I u4 T t. bl, Clarkton; Fourtk
tufeTand tbe Saturday before, 11
A. Biekery Orero. ti
Rot. Wm. Brisson preaches at
Brown's Creek Baptist church on first
I Sunday and day before in each moatk
M 11 'look a, na.