North Carolina Newspapers

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Taxable Values
(Daily News)
Tax-listing time is now upon us,
not only the regular annual listing
of personal property and the
fer of the valuation of real
from the old hooks to the new, but
also the revaluation cf all real es
A routine matter it may be said
by some, simply a question of tak
ing another step in the old rut, of
allowiiffe things to go on as they
have been going for years.
But the matter is far more than
this; it is a matter that calls for
the gravest cosnideration and the
deepest concern to the citizens col
lectively as making up the body of
the state. \
We think it will not be denied
by anyone couvetsaut with the
facta and willing to admit the truth
as he actually sees it and knows it
that of determining tax
values aa heretofore practised is
little more than a farce, or perhaps
it would be more exactly in accor
dance with the facts in the ease to
aay a sort of free fight between n
set of apparently over-credulous
officials and a designing puHTTc to
see how little the units that make
up the public wilt be made to pay
tax for the support of the govern
We do not say that this is uni
versally true. We do not charge
that as a class the tax-listers and
assessors are or have been dishon
est. We do not even allege that
the public as a whole are dishon
Really, no one individuality is to
blame, and we are not laying the
guilt at the door of anyone. But
we do say that the system viewed
in the light of its practical opera
tion, has not not done justice either
to the state or as between individ-*
It may be argued that it is a cus
tom, so firmly rooted in long con
tinued practice and so generally ac
quiesced in as almost to amount to
law, to value for the purpose of
taxation all property far below its
actual value, and that this being
all but a universal custom, in the
end it works out its own salvation,
and does at least comparative jus
tice to all.
In this as in all oth±r matters of
pnblic import, we contend that a
law, the practice of which is based
upon the assumption that some
thing is true that everyone kttows
is not true, is harmful in efiect;
but let that pass. If the promise
upop which this line of argument
were true the conclusion might
with some properity be admitted.
If all property was listed at, say
one-half of its value, the end at
tained would in a measure be the
same as if alt property were listed
at its full value. But It' is not
true. All property is no* listed at
its full value, or at half its
or at any other fixed proportion of
its value. There is apparently no
definite tn!e observed. Some
time. what was valued as a vacant
lot is allowed to retain ifs old val
uation irrespective ff the fact thai
a house has been put upon' it. In
other cases public improvements
ant apparently lost sight of. While
regretfully and without naming or
referring to and particular instance
it would seem that the value, for
purposes of taxation, is dependent
upon who may be the owner.
The only rule at all generally ob
served, 90 far as we can judge by
| the working of the rules, what
ever they are, is that the small
property is nearly always valued
at a larger proportion of its market
value than is the large property;
with the result that the poor man
pays taxes on a greater per cent,
of the actual value of his holcNngs
than does the rich man.
What would we have done about
it? The only answer you can make
fo this question is that which was
given when there was talk of re
suming specie paymeut—"the only
way to resume is to resume." The
only way that we kuow of assess
ing property at its actual value is
to assess it at !tf actual virtue.
Bert Barber, ot Elton, Wis., says
"I have only taken four doses of
your Kidney and Bladder Pills and
they have done for me more than
any'other medicine has ever done.
I am still taking the pills as I want
a perfect rure." Mr. Barber re
fers to DeWitt's Kidne/ and Blad
der Pills, which are unequaled for
Backache, weak kidneys, infiamma
tion of the bladder and all urinary
troubles. A wsek treatment for
ijc Sold byS. R. Biggs William
stun, N. C., Slade Jones. A Co.
Hamilton. N. C.
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Well, what if General Kuroki
was the 71,345 th, "distinguished
visitor'' to declare American women
beautiful? It's a fact, isn't it?
If you would enjoy tomorrow
take Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets tonight. They pro
duce an agreeable laxative effect
clear the head and cleanse the
stomach. Price, 15 cents. Sam
ples free at S. R. Biggs, drug store.
"I said in my haite, all fisher
erman are liars," says an Alabama
poet. There really was no occas
ion for haste; nobody is going to
deny it.
Enn Mil Kit Ovi Doctor
The average man cannot afford
to employ a physician for every
slight ailment or injury that may
occur in his family, nor can he
afford to neglect them, as so slight
art injury as the scratch of a pin
hasten known to cause the loss
of a limb. Ilence every man
must from necessity be his own
doctor for this class ot ailment.
Success often depends upon
ptompt treatment which can only
be had when suitable medicines
are kept at hand. Chamberlain's
Remedies have been in the market
for many years and enjoy a good
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy tor bowel com
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
for coughs, colds, croup and whoop
Pain Balm (an
antiseptic liniment) for cuts,
brnises, burns, sprains, swellings,
lame back and rheumatic pains.
Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets for constipation,
biliousness and stomach troubles.
Chamberlain's Salve, for diseases
of the skin. *
One bottle of each of these five
preparations costs but $1.25. For
sale by S. R Biggs.
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ffirt (Mmjrist.
Many Prominent Visitors Will be
Present tomorrow
The town of Beaufort is to have
a big occasion Saturday in honor
of the completion of the line of \he
Noifolk & Southern Railway into
that town. One of the handsom
est passenger stations in eastern
Nortl/Carolina has been erected at
Befufort, and this is to be formal
ly opened. The building is of con
crete and would do credit to a
much larger town than Beaufort,
but that toyvtdoe* not expect to
always remain small and with a
railroad and the development of
the harl>or so that large vessels
can enter the port, the town will
make rapid advancement ami soon
take its rank among the foremost
cite* in eastern Carolina. Beau
fort is not a new town, having
l>een settled in the year 1732, qpd
not until the present time has it
had a railroad. It is reached bV a
long trestle over Morehead Bay.
Heayfort is expecting to enter
tain between 3,000
ple. All of the railroads in the
eastern section of the state have
granted reduced rates.
The Honorable George B. Cor
telvou, secretary of the treasury,
has ordered the revenue cutter.
Seminole, now ssationed at Wil
mington, to be present on this oc
casion and to carry the governor,
state officers and North Carolina
delegation in congress over the har
bor and channel improvements and
out to sea and as far as Cape Look
All the state officials, including
the supreme court, have been in
vited to attend. The Governors
and Adjutant General Robertson's
staff will be present in full regi
mentals. This will be a great day
that will go down in the history
of North Carolina as a gteat cele
bration of the beginning of great
industrial and commercial develop
ment in eastern North Carolina.
A prompt, pleasant, good remedy
for coughs and colds, is Kennedy's
Laxative Cough Syrup, It is es
pecially recommended (or babies
and chi!dren, but good (or every
member ot the (amily. It con
tains no opiates and does not
constipate. Contains honey and
tar and tastes nearly as good as
maple syrup. Children like it.
Sold by S. R. Biggs. Williamston,
N. C., Slade Jones. A, Co. Hamil
ton, N. C.
The South'* Tribute to Jefferson
Richmond. Va., June 3.—Under
a perfect sky, with bauds playing
crashing music, in which "Dixie"
and "Maryland" Were pre-eminent
the remnants of the armies of gray
today paraded through the streets
of Richmond and out on splendid
Monumenfavenue unveiled an en
during memoral to Jefferson Davis,
the first and only President ot the
Confederate States of America.
The event came as the climax of
the ttunion of the United Confed
erate Veterans and every meml>er
of this body of old men who was
able to walk at all took part. The
day and the event is one that will
live forever in the memory of
those who were present and the
expressions of beautiful sentiment
which were uttered by the speak
er* are destined to become a part
of the history of the South. Sec
ond only to the tribute given to
the memory of Dixie Land's great
chieftain were those offered on
every hand to the women of the
South, whose gift the monument
The ceremony was one for the
South. No other section bad any
part in it. The veterans who
fought for the "Lost Cause" were
gathered together to pay their
tribute to the man whose memory
is revered above all others. Their
descendants were assembled be
cause it is bred in them to cherish
that memory and because they
wished to imbibe new lessons. The
speeches counselled the teaching
of loyalty to the cause for which
the Southern States struggled, but
there was nothing tn the teaching
bat that excited the sympathy and
approval of visitors from other sec
tions- ;
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Every Move of an Acrobat Is
Cartfu% Calculated.
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If • Tumbler Leies Hit Balance Aoal
dantally and Qoea Down Hie Skill
Will Net Ea • Factor In Saving Him
Frem Getting Hurt.
"If there la one thing more than an
atbar that pallia tie," said a leading ac
robat. "tt'e these "Virlaa you read some
time# or bear told of ctroua tumblers
and cTowus wli., tn fulling awld«*utal
ly bava exercised their skill to escape
"You read of ah acrobat falling out
of a window, but. with rare preaauco
of mind, giving a aort of wriggle Just
as the utile walk ilrfws near, landtag ou
the back of bla neck la precisely tbe
right wa.v and thou bouncing to bla
feet and bowing gracefully to the star
tled spectators. .
"Oh, I've read fit such things time
and time again, but take my word, they
are all fakea pure Ind almple. My ax
perleuce haa bean that If a tumbler
loaea bla balance accidentally he la Juat
ha badly off and will tall juat aa far
and Juat aa hard aa the man or woman
who does not evsil know bow to turn
a aomeraault. 1 a|Mak, aa I Bay, from
bitter experience, hud no doubt any
other circus or Vaudeville tumbler
would emphasise thia should you
bother to aak lilm
"The explanation 1* simple enough,
tf perhaps you not graaped It al
ready, euilKMlylot aa It does tbe fact
that tumbling Is' a telenca and that
ever>- move, however careless or slip
ahod It uiay appear to the apeetator, la
a calculated niovrs'nd that any tumble
or fall proceeds 111 certain definite
moves from start Jo ilnlah aa exact ihd
perfect aa a probfrtu In arithmetic.
"Tbe act may tprlte roars of laugh
ter, but I wonder would the laughter
be so great did the apectatora know
how that mirth provoking stunt bad
been worked over from point to point
and atudlcd and practiced. Well, 1
anppoae It'a like any other bualheaa
where the glamour. Is all on tbe outalde.
"gpeaklug of tumbling In real life,
you ahould have licon with the Kye
paugh allow one summer evening some
years back. We were doing a Sunday
jump from Topeka, 1 think It waa, to
some little one %-ot town down tha
line, aud tbe members of tbe troupe
were pacified In a long caboose on the
rear of a freight train which waa
made up partly of our property cars.
"It was raining hard that nlgbt and
black as a tent ringer's heart. The cs
l>ooae waa ao aiming hot that two or
three mem Iters of our troupe would go
up In tho caboose tower every now
and then, open tbe lookout window
and drink In the air.
"Finally the.train came to a stand
still, aud there stood for at least
ten minutes, with all aorta of rattling
and bumping going on ahead. At last
after about fifteen minutes one of tbe
glrla up tn the tower called down
that there waa H Are ahead. We all
crawled up, one after tbe otber, and
took a peep. Sure enough, there waa
a big blase up forward—a railroad
station, every one thought It waa, but
It turned out to be two of our forward
"Mind you, the nlgbt waa ao black
that you could not see three feet ahead
of your nose. The whole crowd made
a rush for the caboose door. Luke
Htark was tbe first, and I.uke waa tbe
flneet aerial tumbler In the country.
He bad tbe chunce of bis life right
there, for as he stepped off the laat
step, thinking to hit the ground, he
bit nothing at all. Tbe bloomln' car
was on a trestle.
"Well, a lady elephant tumbler was
right beblnd Luke, and It waa a race
for the bottom. I waa next, but as I
saw the others disappear 1 reached
up and caught the hand rail juat aa my
feet dangled In the air. It was a mat
ter of but a second to pull up again,
but before I bad my feet fair on the
step I could besr from below a sort of
dull splash and scresms of gurgling
"We got Isnterns and ran down the
side of tbe trestle, thinking to find two
dead persons, but Instesd we discov
ered In about a foot of water and six
feet of yiud the two tumblers and
wedged In so tight they not
move. We dug them out of the mud,
bauled them hark to the cabooae, and
after tbey had changed their clothes
we aaked them how tbey came to
make such nice falls out of It But
they only looked mad. Of course tbey
tell like any ordinary baby would have
"As for me. one nlgbt In the Coliseum
In Ksnaas City tho heel of my shoes
caught In the end ot tbe platform on
which I was doing a tarn, and I dived
off tbe platform .on my shoulder,
spraining It frightfully. The audience
laughed fit to kill, and of coarse to
make good I climbed up on the plat
form and fell again, but that time scl
efltlfically, you bet Then I went to
"By tbe way, Lake Stark, who fall
off that trestle, was killed Jo jumping
over elephants one nlgbt, and we
picked him up aud uiade a burlesque of
.eaerylng him off, ao that the audience
would not get out of their laughing
mood. We were crying under our
paint too."—New Tork Poet
t——■ v ————.
" Beethoven.
There have been many great musl
clana, many first deals masters of mel
ody, but perhaps the majority of wn
elclana would name Beethoven as the
master of masters, ; the Napoleon of
music.—New Tork American.
iilillllf do I take Cardui"? writes Mrs.
■■ Jelemma Mullins of Odessa, W.
■ r |V I Va. "Because, after suffering
* fill § for several years with female
trouble, and trying different doc
tors and medicines without obtaining relief, I at last
found, in Wine of Cardui, a golden medicine for all my
ills, and can recommend it above all others for female
complaints." „
Cardui furnishes safe retief for backache, headache,
periodical pains, irregular, or unhealthy cata
menial flow, and all ailments from which sick women
suffer. A perfect tonic for delicate women. A pure
vegetable medicine for girls and women who are subject
to the complaints peculiar to their sex. Has benefited
over a million who used to suffer as you do.
At every drug store, in SI.OO bottles.
dwcrlbtn* futly ill your tymplomi ft I IIL I ■ I
«I|J *« will trnj yuu Itn Advice ■ ■■ BK ■ ■
qgsKSfe-ig ' OF uAIIUUI
® Looking Backward
While looking into the faoe of
l! nature this bright, baluiy spring
l morning, I look hack over a long
' distance in life's journey, and
1 briug in contrast the years of
• my earlier life. I have no recol
| lection of experiencing such a
spring as the one just past but one,
' and that was in my early child
hood. I remember distinctly, that
for many years, In my native city,
the children of the many liternry
and Sunday schools celebrated the
4th day of each recurring July.
We looked toward to these occas
ions with great pleasure, knowing
that we would have all the cool
lemonade aud sweetmeats we
1 wished after the music and recita
tions by the children, I remem
ber we would dress up in out' best
summer attire, and march to the
public place and listen to, and en
gage in the songs, both religious
and patriotic, which we thoroughly
enjoyed. And then the feast of
thiugs, and enough for each child
-to carry home to give to the grown
folks who could not attend. How
these scenes of early childhood
come before me; forms of long ago,
whom we loved with all the inten
sity which only a child can show,
arise from the misty past, and as
t we close our eyes to the present,
1 pass l>efore us, and we seenUo hear
t their sweet voices and merry
1 laughter, and I am a I>oy again;
reveling in tbe pure and guileless
happiness ot innocency, and when
we awake from our dream of v ret
rospection and find that it is only
a dream, our hearts cry out in sil
ent yearnings, "Backward, turn
backward, oh time in your
flight, and make me a child again
just for to night," but as "time
and tide wait for no man," so we
sadly realize that these joys of
childhood can never return, and
the stern duties of matured life
present themselves which we must
meet and perform, if we expect to
fulfill the destiny that a wise prov
idence has laid before us. On one
of these occasions the day previous
to our celebration the weather
turned very cold and when the
4th day of July dawned upon us,
we had to don our winter clothes
and although we had no lemenade,
we had nice hot coffee, which, on
that memorable day, (I think it
was in 1858) satisfied us for the
cooler drinks. > '
Although the spring is exceed
ingly backward, the crops are look
ing exceptionally well. Tobacco,
corfrand vegetables, are growing
nicely, while cotton is small and
on many farms has an indifferent
The health of our little city
(Robersonville) is not now very
good. Very many, especially
' children, are suffering from whoop
ing cough, in a few cases the dis
ease has proven fatal, we trust
however that the great danger has
passed and that no more deaths
, will occur, , . -
1 CWe have been greatly blessed in
the" absence of storms nnd severe
[ liaU, which have prevailed in some
jof the nearby counties, destroying
the crops and necessitating the re
planting of cofton. - f . While we ex
press our sympifthy for those who
j suffer loss, in any way, let us, who
escape these evils, show our grati
tude to God who is able to "keep
us from all sorrow and uphold us
by his omnipotent hand."
The Miglc No 3
Number three is a wonderful
i mascot for Geo. H. Parris, of
| Cedar Grove, Me., according to a
letter which reads; "After sufler
ing much with liver and kidney
J trouble, and becoming greatly
| discouraged by the failure to find
rtlici, 1 tried Klectric Bitters, and
as a result L am a well man today.
The first bottle "relieved and three
bottles complcteted the Cute,"
Guaranteed best on earth for
stomach, liver and kidney troubles,
by S. R. Biggs, druggist. 50c.
Methodist Church
RKV. C. L. RHAD; "Pastor.
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
Williamston and Hamilton Charges.
Services as follows.
Williauißton—Preaching on the Ist 3rd
and 4UI Sundays at 11 a in and 7:30 p m
. Sunday School at 9:30 a ift, W. A. El
lison, Supt.
Prayer Meeting each Wednesday at
7:30 p m.
Hamilton—Preaching 011 the and and
SUI Sundays at 11 a in and 7:30 p in.
Verhon—Preaching the Ist Sunday al
3 P M.
Holly Springs—Preaching the 3rd Sun
day at 3 p 111.
All friends of the church ntid the put*
lie generally are cordially invited to at
vend all the services.
Christian Church
Services at the Christian Church, Wil
liamston .
Preaching third Sunday nam anil 7 pm
Sunday School 3 p 111 every Sunday.
Macedonia first Sundays 11 a 111 and
Saturday 11 a in anil 7'30 p in.
Old Ford—Second Sunday* and Sat
urdays 11 a in.
Jamesville—Fourth Sundays nam and
7 P "1.
. J. R. TINGLK, Pastor.
Baptist Church
GKO. J. DOWKU,, Pastor.
Preaching every Sabbath morning
and evening, except the first Sabbath
evening, at 11 a ni and 7:30 p 111.
Sabbath School, S. Atwood Newell
Superintendent; every Sabbath at 9:45
The*lvOrd's Supper everv first Sabbath
Church Conference every Second Sab
bath. *' * . > -
at Reddick's Grove the
first Sabbath in every month at 3 p ni.
"fit Bigg's School HOuse every" 4th
Sabbath at 3 p m.
The Ladies Missionary Society, Mrs.
Justus Everett, Pres., meets every firs
and third Monday at 7:30 p 111.
You are very respectfully and earnest
ly invited to attend these services.
Church of the Advent
Rev. B. S. LASSITHR, Rector.
Church of the Advent, Williamston.
Sunday School, 9:30 every Sunday.
Services on the second and fifth Suddays
at 11 ani and 7p m. k
On the Saturdays before those Sundays
at 5 p ni.
On the Mondays after at 4:30 p rnt
Bible claaa at time of Sunday School.
All are cordially invited.
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Your money back.-Judiciousadvertle
-1 1 itif ia the kfnd that pay* back to you
| *!>« money you invest. Space in thia
[ paper aaaurea you prompt returns
Professional Cards.
Office: Jeffreaa Drug Store.
Office Hours: 8 to io a. m.; 7 to 9 p. m.
Williamston, K C.
Office Phone No. 53
Night Phone No, 63
I will I* in Plymouth the.firat Wtek ia
every other month.
W. R. Warreu. J. S. Rhode*
Bigos' Dkuo Stork
'Phone No. 2q
Attorney at Law
Office: Wheeler Martin's office.
'Phone, 23.
Wiixiamston, N. C.
Office formerly occupied by J. D. Blgga.
* Phone No. 77.
■"Wilijlamston, N C.
•t"Practice wherever aervtata,'art deaired
■sprcial attention given to examining and uak
ng Mflefor purchaaera of timber *-and timber
Hnecial attention will be given to real eatata
eschangea. If you wiah to buy or aell land I
en hflpyou- ~n PHONI4/
P. D. Winston, S. J. Kvkrktt
'Phone 31
Money to loan.
D. C. MOORING, Proprietor
Robisrsonviixk, N. C.
Rates[s2.oo per day
Special Rates By the Week
A First-Closs Hotel in Rvery Partic
ular. The'traveling public will find It
a most convenient place to stop.
In Gase of Fire
you want to be protected.
In case of death yon want
to leave your family some
thing to live on.ln case of
accident you want some
thing to live on ties ides
Let Us Come to Your Rescue
We can insure youjagainst
loss from
f ire, Death and Accident
We can insure your Boiler,
Plate Glass, Burg
lary. We also can bond
you for auy office requir
ing bond
Norn Bit But Consults Raprasaatai
GodarcL Building
Williamston Telephone Co.
Office over Bank of Martin County.
Phone Charges:
Messages limited to 5 minute*; extra
charge will positively be made for longer
To Washington -v,..»scia,—
" Greenville »j "
" Plymouth /. jj "
" Tarboro »5 "
" Rocky Mount 35 "
" Scotland Neck 35 •»
" Jamesville... 15 "
" Kader Lilley's 1$ V
" I. G. Staton 15 "
" J. L. Woolard 15 "
" J. 3. Harriss &Co ij "
" Parmele 15 " J
" Robersonville ...T 15
" Geo. P. McNaughton
I Per other points in R«st«fe
see "Central " where a 'phone *IU be
| found (or uaeof Bine ■

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