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VOL. 111. - NO. 37.
Da TOT Km* Her?
I km a little frinJ tW Accrmt lilt to
The very tbaaghtof aeariy arts
AaJ iteihn}> itot shoal it as though
bet feet WIT I tad.
Sho "hate*" to rock the hahjr. aad nyi
the* fc. wrto.
She'll goMay aad tiagcr «hciethey've
wtaUn "iw I m
To kcrp folks hasr racfciag—bat ieall»
Aad ihr docasl seas a wori of whot
the says, I'll hthsnl
"Tia traeihe cifil htarWcm walk a
T« bar a spool of cottas. m *staanp»
(or anaaa's nail.
Aad it's warh sgaioH tor wi.hr. that
While to apeak of daraaog stocking*
is ea—|h to oaV r her pale.
la (act. iSfcwaats to sfcak ewerythiafc
Aad Iktslj tluag akr Jon rmyor, to
far at I cam tmy.
bto take hrr doll aad book. aad within
T J read ii rht« ud bines, aad tlmm
tto hoars away.
LITTLETOirS GALA WEEt
(Fl— ■ Vhilii *») '
The Commencement of Littleton
Female College is looked forward
to by the people of the community
with eagerness and pleasure from
year to vear. Visitors, on asking
meaning of draperies, flags and
banners, in colors of "white and
bine," flying from windows and
doors of the principal places of bus
iness, soon find it is "Commence
ment Week at L. F. C.!"
This year, visitors to commence
ment began to arrive on Friday,
lfay 33rd, and continued through
Thursday May 39th, representa
tives from five different states be
ing present during the week.
Commencement really began on
Sandav. with a fine sermon before
Faculty and Students by Rev. H.
A. Humble, pastor of Littleton Cir
cuit. . r'
_ The Alumnae Banquet on Mon
day night was a new—a delightful
decorations in yellow and white,
the "daisy." were tasteful; the
music was entrancing; the "Prom
enade Concert" most amusing and
the supper, SERVED BY W GHI. was
all that could be desired.
Rev. R. C. Seaman preached the
Annual Sermon on Wednesday
morning, from the text "Who
knowvth whether thou art come to
the king Jom for and a time aa
this?,' His forceful, practical
thoughts oa character will, with
out doubt, being forth in the lives
of the earnest young women to
whom they were addressed. '
All present at the Elocution
Recital on Wednesday night ex
pressed themselves as charmed with
the "pretty girls in whit-" as
with their recitations, mac. drills
Among the places of interest to
visitors were the Art Studio with
its fine exhibit of work done by
students during the year; and the
Literary Society Hall which has
been recently furnished in soft,
rich shades of oak and brown.
Clam Day, however, is regarded
and thrills of pleasure, of hope, of j
joy ttmed to ra* through the au
dience as the Freshmen, Soplio
ntores and Juniors filed in and
pre a "Salute" to the Seniors as
they ■arched through the column,
while the President of the Senior
Class presented her clam flag (Lav
ender and White) to the Junior
Class President. After reading of
the essays and presentation of diplo
mas. Bibles, budges and certificates,
President Bhortrs introduced Gax
niL Jcuax S. Cam, the steak
KK OF TO DAT.
Geo. Carr's splendid address on
"Women.** was listened to with
READY TO YIELD.
"I weJ DeWitt'i Wifcfc itae! Stlw
far f&saad Umad it t cerUm core."
Mfi a WL Minirt. Willow Cnn. Del.
They yitli to DcWitt's Witch
llfi I Sdw. CMS *kia ii n aß
doFtst and most interested atten
tion, eliciting frequent and enthu
siastic bursts of applause. At the
close of his address. Gen. Carr's
establishment of a perpetual schol
arship at Littleton Fttu-le College,
in memory of Mrs. Melissa Francts
Hester (the beloved and sainted
mother of Mrs. Rhodes) was not
only a most graceful and happy
thing, such as Gen. Carr knows so
well how and when to do, but wil'
prove a channel of blessing, the
width and depth and length of
which can not be measured this
side of eternity.
The concert on Thursday night
was a "thing of beauty." the clos
ing number (a chorus "Vacation.")
presenting a scene of loveliness and
giving forth tones of richness and
The Social Hour following the
convert closed a charming—a de
lightfully enjoyable—a highly pro
"L. F. C. the day is BEGUN with
God and KNDED with God," and
many of the students regard
"Chapel Service"' as the "best
part of the day." Visitors also.
wl»o were entetained in college
found a blessed restfulness —a holv
calm prevailing the building "at
the hour of prayer;" and a hush of
spirit, a rest of soul, a "peace of
mind" came upon all, which will
retnaiu as a sweet memory of the
"quiet hour.' V
The college closes a most pros
perous year with every indication
of the largest opening next fall in
the history of the institution.
President Rhodes announced that
he already had on file one hundred
and twelve applications for admis
sion in September, and that appli
cations were being received almost
His First Business Venture-
An American capitalist who has
made a fortune running far into
the millions likes to tell a story of
bis first business venture and how
he saddened the local grocer. At
this time lie was fond of frequent
ing a public salesroom near bis
home where all forts of bargains
were offered :
One day I noticed several boxes
of soap of a certain brand which I
had often hecn sent to at the
corner grocery. I thought to myself,
"That will go cheap," so I ran to
the grocery and recrived a promise
from the man in charge to buy as
much of the soap at a certain figure
as I could furnish. Of course he
never suspected that I could fur
nish any of it.
I returned to the salesroom, and
when the soap was put up I bid it
in, and it was knocked down to me.
M y name was demanded,and when
I gave it in a shrill voice everybody
laugbed, for I was only eleven
years of age.
Amused as they were at the sale,
the bystanders were amazed when
I bid iu the whole lot of twenty
two boxes. I had them carried over
to the grocery and received the
price agreed upon. The grocer
wore a weary look when he beard
how I had obtained the soap. He
"Well I guess I could have done
that much myself."
I replied that I guessed he could,
too, but he hadu't. —Youth's Com
Try McDnttls's "N*. 16' for La-Ortpfe
9r lafloesza. It i* guananteed to cure
or your money will be refunded.
It Jarred Him.
"Pleasant officer you have here,"
said a policy holder who visited a
life insurance office in the Postal
Telegraph building in New York
to pay his premium. The windows
overlook the City Hall park and
the Nathan Hale statue.
"Yes,"replied the insurance man,
"but the inscription on the Hale
statue, patriotic and inspiring
though it is, strikes a discordant
note in the soul of one who is un
derwriting risks of men's lives.
Look at it —'My only regret is that
I have but one life to give in de
fense of my country.' " —New
A Baltimore jewe!er has suc
ceeded in engraving the letters cf
the alphabet in capitals on a pin
head. As it was his first attempt
and was done in an hour and a
half aith a common engraving in
strument, be is proud of the job.—
yiift • . j !
WILLIAMSTON, N. C„ FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1902.
Ncrtk Carolina Crap Repart.
The first of the monthly crop re
ports issued bgjhe State Depart
ment of Agricuknre has just made
its appearance. It is as follows:
' General condition and progress of
|6m' work compared with the aver
-98 per cent.
Land that has been, or will be,
planted in cotton compared with
last year. 89 per cent.
Planttd in tobacco. 107 per cent.
Planted in corn. 106 per cent.
Planted in oats, 90 per cent.
Condition of oats, 80 per cent.
Condition of wheat, 68 per cent.
Number of horses compared with
last year, 97 per cent.
Number of mules compared with
last year, 98 per cent.
Number of cattle compared with
last year, 89 per cent.
Number of hogs compared with
last year, 84 percent.
Condition of the tracking inter
ests compared with last year,9s per
Commissioner Patterson says
there are many complants of scarci
ty of labor.
Who Named America.
Few Americans are aware of the
fact that the name(.f their continent
is due to a German scholar. In 1507
Martin Waldseemuller. also known
as Hylacomylus, of St. Die, in the
Vosgcs. edited a book dalled "Cos
mograpliuc Introductio," in which
he gave a translation of Amerigo
Vespucci's description of his voy
That was just the time when
Amerigo's fame filled the world,
while Columbus' disgrace over
shadowed his merit, and evidently
his name had never reached the
quiet village in the Vosges when
Amerigo his own
glory. So Hylacojinylus proposed
that, since the new continent was,
after all, not a part of the Indies,
no name would suit it better than
that of his famous explorer, Amtri-
The book was read far and wide
and so quickly was the proposition
accepted that, when later on the
true discoverer was known, the
name was already rooted to deeply
in general use to be abolished, and
was even extended to the north part
of the continent, while Hylaconiy
liu> had only meant it for the pres
ent South America.—National Geo
IIAPPV TIMES IN OI.DTOWN
"We felt very happy." write* R- N.
Betillt, Old Town. Va., "when Buck-
I en's Arnica Salve wholly cured our
daughter of a bail ci»e of wild head."
It delight* all who use it for Cuta, Corns,
Burn*. Braises. Boil*, fleer*, Eruption*.
Infallible for piles. Only ijc at any
Far Tired Eye*.
Eyes will be greatly strengthen
ed by putting the face down into a
glass or eyccup of water the first
thing in the morning and opening
them under water. This is some
what difficult to do at first, but if
the water for two or three days he
tepid and gradually made colder by
imperceptible degrees until it is no
shock to put the face into quite
cold water it will soon become quite
easy and is very invigorating and
If done regularly every day, this
treatment alone will preserve the
sight into quite old age. There is
a right and wrong way of wiping
the eyes after this, too, and tlie
right way is to pass the soft towel
vety gently from the outer angle in
ward toward the nose.
If after a long day the eyes feel
so hot and tired that they seem dim
when one tries to read or to do a
little necessary sewing for oneself,
they should be bathed with cold
tea from which the leaves have
AN INCIDENT OF WAR.
Haw Colaael Oil Wraag Routed
Tli* Yankaa Cavalry at Ball
Run.—An Aauiaf Plctnrv of
That Awful Battle. Which Was
a Serious Happening at the
Colonel Dan Henderson was in
duced to relieve his mind from the
wtight of oil for a few minutes
yesterday, while waiting for quota
tions from the oil fieid. and he re
lated an incident of the war. His
yarn runs like this:
Some of the roost ridiculous oc
currences that transpired during the
Civil War were the result of know
ledge of military tactic*, or abso
lute ignorance of the rules govern
ing civilized warfare, on the part
of the soldiers from many sections
of the Southern States.
For the must put in the South
ern army was made up from the
rural (list icts, and was composed
of boys, and generally they were
officered by tlietr own comrades.
One of the best things that hap
pened during the whole campaign
was the result of this ignorance on
the part ol one df the bed men
who was in the Confederate army.
The story has never been told be
fore likely. One reason for this
was that the principal actor used
to say if it was ever fold in print he
would travel a long way to thrash
the man who did it. It occured at
the battle of Manassas or Eull Ruu,
When the war broke out and a
call was made on the boys of the
State of Georgia to come forward
and eulist in the defence of their
country, a lot of fellows got to
gether over in the southwestern pait
or the State and organized them
selves into n regiment ur cavalry.
Among tbem was a great, big
good natured fellow who had some
how picked up a little law and was
practit ing it on the people • f the
locality. This big fellow w»s made
Colonel. Like everybody else in
his locality, he knew al»out as
much about military usages as a
common cow. lie never had seen
a military arm ot any Vind in all
his life, but in this respect he was
not a bit worse off than his men.
Some of tl.em had read about guns
and swords anil war and the like,
but there was nothing more sug
gestive of a military arm to be met
with in that kKality than the old
fashioned sqtmrrl rifle, and what
most of them knew about suih
things was what little they had
read. So it was w ken Colonel Gib
Wrong—for that is not his name—
and his regiment tiled out ot the
little town of A—on that beautiful
spring afternoon, it looked more
like an overgrown squirrel hunt
than a military expedition.
It was not very long l«efore Co'.-
oncl Gib and his men were at the
front in Virginia, and ready for a
scrap of any kind. A few days
after they got ii.to camp a whole
wagon load of car airy sabers were
sent down to him as part of his
equipment. He had never seen
one before in alljr's life, and the
first one he got hold of he examin
ed with curiosity mixed with as'on
ishmenLi The thing was not what
he expected ta see, and he proceed
ed to make an inspeciion of the
whole lot. They were all alike.
They had no more edge to them
than a fence rail, and this was
what astonished him. After in
specting the whole lot he was in
clined to return them, but being a
practical sort of man, he reasoned
the matter over with himself and
finally came to the conclusion that
the condition of the swords rent
him was attributable to the natural
outcome of the hurried way in
which the Southern Confederacy
had l>een forced to get its equip
ment together. Ihc b!acksmiths,
he decided, had only just time
enough to hammer out the swords
and kinder take off the roughness,
and it was expected that the sol
diers themselves wonld sharpen up
the swords between the fights.
This was a practical and common |
sense view of the matter, and the
first order that went out from that
camp was for two large grindstones I
and a half dozen whetstones. Men I
nrcfc detailed and put at the grind-
stones, and at the end of about a
week's time Gib felt like he had
done his part in aiding the black
smiths, and when he had inspect
ed the weapons after the work was
done he felt sure ht was on a more
respectable war footing than he
was before he received the grind
stones, and he was rather anxious
to try the things on. He had only
a few days to wait as it turned out,
The battle of Bull Run was pulled
off and everybody knows that was
a warm time. Gib's regiment was
ready but was held in reserve the
fore pait of the day. In the after
noon an order came from General
Beauregard to the division com
mander telling him to send some
cavalry to chastize a lot of Yankee
cavalry that were annoying him
very much. The work was turned
over* to Colnol Gib and his men
and he swooped down on those
Yankees like a whirlwind, and just
what they did to those fellows was
a heap. At the verv first start the
Yankees found they' were up
against something serious and they
simply hit the ground in the high
est places in getting away out of
danger. The stampede got such
an impetus that it was said that
horses with a portion of their Tails
cut smoothly off were seen miles
and miles away.
The next day the Yankee officer
who had been up against the Gibs
outfit made formal complaint to
General McClellan, explaining how
he was treated the evening before.
McClellan took up the matter with
General Beauregard and sent in a
protest under a flag of truce, telling
him in effect that some of his men
had their ltest coattails cut clean
off, and that hardly a horse of that
particular detachment could boast
of a whole tail, and furthermore,
if the reliels proposed to fight him
with razors he would not fight with
i such a push, but would go rfght
General Beauregard got on his
horse and rode down to Gib'sliead
quarters. What met his eyes as
tonished him very much. He
found some of Gih's men slicing
bacon with their swords, while
others were whetting theirs up after
the fashion of sharpening a razor.
Gib's swords were taken away
from him at once, but he did good
A POINTER FOR IIYEITORS
If you wish your patent Iwiiuni prop
erly ami promptly done send it to SWI FT
& CO., PATENT LAWYERS, oppoaite
t!. S. Patent Office, Wanliimffon, I). C.
they have no du>&ati(fied cMenta. Write
thrm for their confidential letter; a|*o
tal card will tiring it, ami it may be worth
niony to you. Era their advertiicnirnt
elaewhere in thi* paper.
Dealing In Futures.
Mr. Newed —I have an option on
that Blank avenue house. How
would you like it for our home,my
Mrs,, Newed—Oh, it's a pretty
place, but you know it is said to be
haunted. Mamma says shecculdn't
set her foot inside the door for any
amount of money.
Mr. Newed —That settles it. I'll
close the deal for it the first thing
in the morning.—Chicago News.
Spring fever is another name for bil-
iousness*. It is more serious than most
people think. A torpid liver and inac
tive bowels mean a poisoned system. If
neglected, rerious illness may follow
such symptoms. I)eWitt's Little Early
Risers remove all danger by stimulating
the liver, opening the bowels and cleans
ing the system of impurities. Safe pills.
Never gripe. "I have taken DeWitt's
Little Early Risers for a torpid liver
every spring for years," writes R. M.
Everly, Mouudsville, W. Va. "They do
me more good than anything I have ever
tried." S. R. Biggs.
To Save Time.
Visitor—No, I won't come in,
Could I see Mr. Jones for two min
Servant —What name shall Oi
say, sorr? '
Visitor— Professor Vondersplin
Servant — Och, sure ye* better
step iu and bring it wid ye, sorr 1 ! —
service after that for he became a
brevet Brigadier General and
fought to the end of the war.
After the war be came back home
to his little town in Georgia and is
there to this day practicing law,
with no blot on his name save the
one here recorded, and nobody
ever thought of blaming him for
that one except General McClellan
and the officer who got his horse's
tail cut off, and it was to be expect
ed of them, for the next day after
the battle of Bull Run General Mc-
Clellan was a mighty whipped
LEADS THRU ALL.
"One Minute Cough Cure beat* all
other medicine* I ever took for coughi,
colds, croup ami throat and lung troub
le*." saya D. Scott Currin of Login ton.
Pa. One Minute Cough Cure ia the only
absolutely safe cough remedy which acta
immediately. Mother* every where tes
tify to the good it hai done their littls
ones. Croup ia so sudden in its attacks
that the doctor often arrives to late. It
yiehla at once to One Itinute Cough Cure
Pleasant to take. Children like it. Sure
care for grip, bronchitis, coughs. S. R.
Answers to The OiMSSlnt Coa.
The following ace the names of the
persons who took part in the contest
wkich was published week before last.
The person's name is published first;
then the number of counties nsmed cor
rectly; the premium Isst.
There was only one person who named
the whole list correctly;two had the aame
number of correct answers, but one waa
received earlier than the other.
Miss Mae Bennett, Williamttoa, N. C.
»7—l years subscription.
Irwin CoSield, liveretts, N. C., 74 — 1
J. R. Woolard, Washington, N. C., 13
C. B. Hassall, New Bern, N, C., tl —I
Joseph B. Rutierson, Mineola, N. C
12 —1 year.
J. L. 1-eggett, Hertford, N. C., 17-
Kdward Matthew*, Hamilton, N. C.,
17- 6 months.
T. I'.. Jonea, Hamilton, N. C., 16—6
Miaa Allie C.riffin, Jameaville, N. C.
I A lady standingon brink of a preci
pice drcniag her hair > Kdgecouiba.
' 1 "What aR. R. Attorney ikowiacon
ductor, firat wonl of a very popular noval
and a receptacle for water?— Pasquotank.
j Young man, with fence between
himaelf and iweetheart, wiahiag to
her good-by, *aya?—Lenoir.
4 A peculiar chararteriatic of the cat,
nominative lingular of a I.atin pronoun,
and an improper plural for "MAN" ?
5 One half the name of a popular
pick la and an "article" ?—Chowan.
6 Hypnotic virion and a girl'* name'
7 Name of one of Eastern Carolina'*
inoat noted lawyer*, now dead?— Moore.
8 Tha change of a letter i* what men
wagar for?— Stoke*.
9 A favorite *tew?—Burnswick.
10 Outer covering of a chestnut and a
Chinese beverage?— Bertie.
II On the decline?—Wayne.
II Keenest part of a raxorand a conao
13 To encore, an exclamation, part of
a lock. —Cherokee.
> 44 A common carrier and a small
15 Name of a Judge who frequently
held courts in Martin immediately after
the war?— Jones.
16 County, whose capital ia the name
of a girl ?—Mecklenburg.
17 A guinea chicken standing in an
18 Cutting the *uil?—Cleveland.
19 A narrow street and a parsonage
20 Portion of a 6sh and a familiar way
to cross a stream?—Guilford.
71 The name of a martyr President?
22 These are my two children, daugh
ter ? —Anson.
13 Part of a compass, part of a hog and
20 cwt ?—Northampton.
34 Spelled backwards it what a waiter
25 John will you do me a favor? V'es —?
26 A place of public sale ami a bouse
of intertainiaent for travellers? —Martin.
27 A county that is not old ?—New
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What is a gentleman?
A man who reads, and perhaps can
Some French, aotne German, a little
A proud product of a costly school-
Sometimes a sage, or sometimes a
A man who by nature la rude Of
But who boasts a degree—is that
Ia that a gentleman?
What of the men who paved
Their way thro' life on a noble plan*
And built on virtue without a stain?
And what of the men who loved
With all the strength of a courtly
And lived alone for the good in life.
Angels of peace in a world of strife.
Their virtues all self-taught.
What of the man who dried
The tears that welled from a broken
And gave the failure another start.
Or lent his hand, in their deep di»-
To those who'd swoon in the mighty
Is there no place for this gentle mad
Within this very exclusive clan ?
Must he remain outside?
Show mc the simple man
Whose gentle speech is a saothiag
To aching hearts, and whose quiet,
And gentle manners dispel the cloud
That hangs o'er life like a gloomy
What boots where we got it? Why
hunt for the source t
He may have omitted the college
And yet be a gentleman.
Chance tor Young: Men.
In almost every town in the
South the young men are seeking
employment, even at small com
pensations, while in the same
towns skilled mechanics are scarce
and high priced. While the young
man in many a small town is seek'
injplrmploy ment it frequently hap
pens that there is not a first-class
machinist, bricklayer, or carpenter
in some of these towns.
The remedy is for the young
men to learn trades. They should
acquire practical training and
practical skill. In industrial life it
is the mechanic who is advanced.
The best mechanic becomes the
foreman. The best foreman be
comes the superintendent. The
best superintendent becomes th
president. The president in turn
becomes the proprietor on his own
Kducatoin both in ' common
schools and colleges, is all right,
But practical training cannot brt j
neglected. Indeed the y»" \,g m§t
of twenty-one having tiae coll**"" •
education, but ro practical
ing or skill. iti a worse situation
than voung man at '« \me *g>-
w?'!i oniy a cominoQ school educt• 11
on and a got*] trade. —Charlotl* |
A REAL THING.
"I suffered from dyspepsia and Indi
gestion for 6fteen years," aays W. T«
Sturdevant of Merry Oaka, N. C. 'After
I bad tried many doctor* and medicines
to no avail one of my frienda persuaded
me to try Kodol. It gave immediate re
lief. I can eat almost anything I want
aow and my digestion i* good. I cheer
fully recommend Kodol." Don't try to
cure *tomach trouble by dieting. That
only further weakena the aystem. You
need wholesome, atrengtheaing food. Ko
dol enable* you to aaaimilate what yOu eat
by digesting it without the stomach's
aid. S. R. Biggs.
Arab music has been described
as the singing of a prima donnm
who has ruptured her voice in try
ing to sing a duct with herself.
Each note starts from somewhere
between a sharp and a flat, but
does not stop even there and splits
up into four or more portions, of
which no person can W expected
to catch more than one at a time.
A convention of the
of Martin County will be held in
Williafnston, N. C., on Monday,
June 23rd, 1902 for the purpose of
naming delegates to the State, Jud
icial, Congressional and Senatorial
By order of the Executive Com
H. W. STUBBS, Ch'm,
Jno. C. Iamb, Scc'y,