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w From c. D. CarsUrpheu Buy 1 P'k'g Colgan's Taffy Tolu
а. " H. M. Burras ' 2 ««
3 " Cowing Bros. & Co. " 3 "
4. " Chase's Drug Store "4 "
5. " Harrison Bros. & Co. " 5 "
б. " J. L. Hasaell & Co. 44 6 ••
7. M Browji & Hodges " 7 " 0
8. " J. A. Mizell & Co. " 8 " . "
9. " S. R. Biggs " 9 " "
And if this uine you obey, be you German. Gentile or Jew,
You can never refuse to chew Colgatijs Taffy Tolu Gum.
Now is the time to place your order for Tobacco Flues
All Kinds and Sizes Made to' Order. Try Us
7V Combined
Ikf . Harrow and
M Cultivator
, Horse and two hands
f Workß both sides
WIH ■"lMfflßsHLgr of the row at the same
and Cultivates With as Much Ease a$ any Ordinary Plow
What every Farmer and Truck Gardner needs
Wllliamston, N. C.
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New Firm At
Farmers Warehouse
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The Partners Warehouse here will be run this Season by Eli Gurga
vus and John T. Fishel. Our Mr. Fishel is known as a good judge of
Tobacco a«fi one among the best auctioners in the state. He was with
M*. Graham of this place last year and desires to thank the farmers
■and patrons for the courtesy they showed him last season and ask you
all to come to see us at r
former® Warehouse
Gurganus & Fishel
A New Business School
Eastern North Carolina now has a first-class business school where
its young men and women can acquire a business training equal to
that given iu any of the business schools of the larger cities and at
much less expense. Opened June 3rd. Enrollment first month, 52
pupils. Can begin at any time. Speci&i rates to first pupils who en
roll from-new sections. Write TODAY for catalogue if interested.
Courses of Study:
Business, Shorthand, English, iefcgraphy
First Nat Bank Building, Washington, N. C.; ftfco Norfolk, Ports-,
mouth and Newporr News, V*. *
J. M. RESSLER, Pres.
She GWerjrrist.
Oonrrlffhtail, IW7, by M. M.Caanln*luuu.
Agatha. lifting her skirts daintily,
tripped around the coruer from the
fashionable avenue where she lived
to the dtugy little aide street, with Its
miniature shops aud pretentious signs.
Tea, It still hung there between a
cigar shop and a secondhand store-a
nuuimotb yellow key. Sh« had seen
tt many a time. That must mean a
locksmith, and a locksmith was for
her at that crucial moment uiunt essen
tial, for Agatha had locked beraelf out
But the locksmith's door refused to
budge. Then a piece of paper stuck
In the Inside of the door frame caught
Agatha's attention.
"Out. Will return at 6p. in.," she
read, with dismay.
Bhe looked at her little chatelaine
watch. It was Q:3& In half an hour
her father would be home to dinner,
bringing a business friend with him.
It was hard euough, heaven knows, to
have the niald take French (or, more
truthfully Bpeaklug, Scotch) leave that
vary morning and courageous enough,
Agatha knew, to plan to get the din
ner herself so as not to disappoint her
father, but to be locked out of the
house at the eleventh hour and to find
the locksmith out into the bargain—
this was a crisis for tears.
' A young man stepped out of the
nelghltorlug cigar abop Just iu time to
aee Agatha's handkerchief make a lit
tle dab at each of her moist blue eyes.
"Can I be of service to you?" he
aaked gallantly.
"I'm afraid not, thank you," Agatha
replied, checking her momentary dis
play of emotlou.
But the young man was so politely
solicitous thst Agatha, In her distress,
explained her dilemma, ending her ex
planation with, "And the locksmith,
you see, has the incousideratlon to be
"Well, wo can overcome that diffi
culty easily enough," was the young
man's cheerful response. "You see, I
know the man who keeps the cigar
store here very well, and I can get
through Ills shop Into the locksmith's.
Just wait a minute."
Agatha waited and soon the young
man reapiieared, dangling a bunch of
skeleton keys In his band.
"These will open most anything, I
reckon," he said, smiling at Agatha.
"Now, If you'll kindly let me accom
pany you to where you live, I'll have
the door open lu a Jiffy."
He wus us good as Ills word, and
Agatha, actually inside of her own
home once more, was profuse in her
expressions of gratitude.
"I don't know how to thank you,
Mr."— She stopped short aud then
added naively, "I don't know your
name either."
"Black," the young man prompted,
"Just plain Black."
"It was an awfully white thing for
you to do, anyway," Agatha replied,
her eyes twinkling. "And lam under
deep obligations to you, Mr. Black."
"Not at all," answered the alleged
Mr. Black, lifting his hat as he left
The dinner went off with remark
able smoothness, and Agatha bad no
Intention of discounting the compli
ments she received by letting her fa
ther know of her carelessness, but
suddeuly she put her hand to her belt
and exclaimed, "My watch— I'va lost
Then she remembered when she bad
last looked at the time, and In a flash
it came over her that ber watch had
been stolen from her by the solicitous
"Mr. Black." She was forced to make
a full confeaaiou.
"What sort of looking chap waa be?"
inquired ber father.
"Not at all bad looking" answered
Agatha almost defiantly; "really,
rather handsome. You don't auppoee
I'd let any horrid looking old thing
eorne to my assistance, do you 7"
Her father laughed In spite of him
"But be waa a friend of the man
that keepa the cigar store, you say,
and had no trouble in getting a bunch
of skeleton keys?"
Agatha admitted both points reluc
"Hum, bad lot," commented her fa
ther. "Probably had the keya in his
pocket all the time. Come on, Bain
bridge," be added, addressing his
guest, "you and I have got to get busy
mighty quick. Suppose we visit that
cigar store first"
Agatha, left alone, sat for awhile
tapping the toe of her amart little
■Upper on the floor, evidently puzzling
over the details of ber sfteraoon ad
venture. Then ahe picked up a book
and waa endeavoring to make herself
follow the thread of the story whan
the bqll rang. She Jumped up nerv
oualy and ran to answer It, expecting
her father and Mr. Bain bridge back
When ahe opened the door, ahe gave
a little scream of flight and fainted.
"Mr. Black" caught ber in hla arms
and then, realising the eeriouaneaa-of
the situation, hurriedly laid ber ion a
couch and ran Into the dining room
lor a glass ot water.
As aoon aa Agatha revived suffi
ciently she screamed "Thief!" at the
too of ber voice.
As If In providential answer to her
cry, a key clicked In the lock of the
outside door, and Agatha, hearing her
fathers step, ran to meet him, still
calling "Thief, thief T breathlessly.
Ear father grabbed the young man
by, the throat and yelied at htm hoarse
irlx-aott spat eamfb to ataal mx
TrfM'TK . —l -
'ON, N. C., FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1907
daughter's watch. "You had to come
back, while she was alone, you scouu
drel, and try to rob my house. Search
his pockets, Agatha I'M
Agatha hesitated.
"Search bis pockets, glrll" Mr. An
dersou repeated. This time Agatha
obeyed. She had never seen ber father
In such a towering rage.
"Oh!" she cried suddenly. "Ob, he
did steal It I Here it is," and she drew
the little Jeweled timepiece from one
of the man's pockets.
The young man made a frantic ef
fort to speak, and Mr. Andersou re
leased his grip ou his throat slightly.
"Well, what have you to say for
yourself?" be demanded harshly.
"I'm not a thief," Mr. Black said
huskily. "I wish to explain bow I
came by the watch. Tour daughter
must have dropped It this afternoon
outside the locksmith's. The man iu
the cigar atoru found U ou the side
walk, and when I went back wtth the
keys he gave It to me and asked me
to ttud out if It belouged to this young
lady." J
"A pretty story," commented Aga
tha's father with a sneer. "Agatha,
rlug up the police. Walt a minute,"
he added as the doorbell rang. "Thafs
Balubrldge. Hun aud let him in."
"Uncle I" exclaimed the prisoner aa
Mr. Balubrldge crossed the library
"Why, Itoger," returned the latter,
"what does this meanf
Agatha luughed hysterically. "Then
you aren't Mr. Black, after all, aud
your story Is true," she cried.
The youug man shook himself as
If to get free of the horrible effects
of the last few mliiutes.
"No," he answered, with a feeble at
tempt at a smile, "I'm my uncle's
namesake, Itoger Bulubridge 2d, with
my compliments."
"Aud to think," groaned Balnbrldge
aenlor, "that I've been out setting the
pollco ou tho track of uiy owu neph
ew !"
"That lsu't half so bad as choking
him," was Mr. Audersou'a rueful com
Some months after this dramatic lit
tle Incident Agatha discovered that she
had been robbed again. This time she
felt sure young Mr. Balubrldge was
guilty, but she shrank froai facing him
with tbe accusation. Hbe was saved
thst ordeal, however, by the sudden
full coufesslou of tbe crimlual himself.
"Agatha," be announced very serl
ously oue evening after dlulug with
ber, "what would you say If I told
you 1 have really beeu trying to steal
something from youY"
Agatha started. "Why," she an
sewered, "t'd rather give you auythtug
of mine than have you steal It."
'"Are you sure, Agatha?" asked itog
er, looking at her tenderly, yet search
ing!)'. "It's u very precious thing I
"If it's my heart," answered Agatha,
"you've stoleu It without waiting for
me to give It to you," aud she smiled
blnr iirarely and aweetly through
ber blushes.
He folded her close to blni. "I'm
awfully afraid," he said, Isughing soft
ly In bis great Joy, "that your father
will choke me lu earnest this tliue."
Agatha laughed, too, for, as sbo said,
love cuu afford to laugh at locksmiths.
A Clsvsr Deserter.
An army officer who waa talking of
tbe escape a few days ago of u couple
of prisoners from Castle William told
several stories of other attempts, fre
quently unsuccessful, to get uway from
Governors Island.
"One of tbe most Ingenious that I re
member," he said, "took place a few
years ago aud succeeded beautifully.
Tbe uiau who escaped bad beeu u bar
ber liefore he entered tbe army, aud bis
Job in rustic William waa to shave aud
cut the hair of the other prisoners. Ho
managed to aavo enough of tbe clip
pings to make a false mustache. Then
lu some way—lt's hard to tell how
those things arc contrived—he had a
ault of plain clothea smuggled in to
him. Still he wasn't in any rash hurry
to get away, but waited till a really
good opportunity occurred. This came
to blm wben a gang of plumbers were
In tbe old fort making repairs. One
evening be rigged himself up in his
clothes and mustache, and picking up a
couple of pieces of lead pipe and a for
gotten solder pipe be walked lelaurely
out with tbe plumbera when tbey quit
work, ltlgbt past the guard be went
without being recognized, and, so far
aa I ever heard, be waa not recaptured.
I alwaya thought that was a really
clever escape— rather a theatrical one
too."—New York Time*.
Why Pa Waa Mad.
Farmer Jones, after eating a hearty
dinner, stepped out on bis porch to en-
Joy a smoke, when be noticed iu front
of tbe house, which was on the main
road, an overturned load of bay, and
beaide it a small boy, seemingly in
great perplexity. The farmer went
ont and spoke to the boy.
"Well, my boy, I aee you have bad
an accident, but never mind. Turn
your horses to tbe hay and come la
1 and have some dinner."
"I can't," said- th* boy; "pa'll be
"Oh, no, be won't Come on."
"Nope, I can't; pa'll be mad."
"Now, look here, sonny. You didn't
mean to- upset that hay. There's no
harm done. Come light along, and
after you have bad sometblug to eat
111 help you to load up again."
Tbe boy consented, saying aa he
looked back at .the hay, "But I Just
know pa'll be mad."
After be had eaten and tbe farmer
had started back with him to load up,
the latter aald, "Now, don't you feel
better r'
"Very mucb, air, but pa'll be mad,
though." t.
"Why will your pa be mad!"
"Because ha'a under that load of
Women who suffer from unnecessary, disagreeable, 1
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your symptoms. We will send free advice (in plain
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The Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.
w " OT ' TOU I wine p AD nil I
for atfvka, and by folkMrinc It «n4 I ■■ I
taking C '.artful, my I emal* Trouble* aa aa la M M I
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Maryland, My Maryland's
Big: Entertainment
Baltimore Md., Aug. 21 —Mary-
laud is sending invitations to her
sous and daughters scattered every
where to come to a grand reunion
aud is making exteusive prepara
tions to give them a week of right
royal entertainment wlieu they
come. Old Home Week covers the
dates, October 13 to 19, aud there
will not be a moment of that time
that will not thrill with the spirit
of hospitality for which the Old
L,ine State is famous.
The celebration will include a
number of spectacular features iu
this city, such as an electrical
pageant, a grand military and navy
display, a gathering of
societies; A parade aud ball by the
fraternal orders, a big concert, a
night carnival, etc. There will
also be a special pilgrimage to
Autiapolison l'eggy Stewart Day,
which falls iu Old Home Week.
The visitors to the capital will
have au opportunity to inspect the
magnificent new buildings of the
United States Naval \cadeiuy and
the remodeled State House of his
toric associations.
The New Baltimore, which has
sprung from the ashes of the disas
trous fire of 1904, will uot be the
least of the features that will afford
delight aud will surprise the re
turning sous and daughters of the
The Homecomers will have the
benefit of special transportation
rates granted by railroad aud
steamboat companies, and arrange
ments are on foot to secure for the
visitors the prlviledge of a side trip
to Jamestown without extra charge.
Every former Marylander of
whom the Maryland Home Coining
Association secures Information
will receive a special invitation to
attend the homecoming. These
invitations are being sent out by
Governor Rdwin Warfield in the
name of the State. All persons
who have information of the where
abouts of former Marylanders are
urged to promptly forward such
names and addresses as are in their
possession, to the Association, 602
Fidelity Building, Baltimore, Md.
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A Difficult Bubjsot.
Wben Mrs. Hanson entered tho pho
tographer's studio, her small sou held
in a firm grasp, there was a look of
determination on her faco which show
ed It was no time for trifling.
"Now, see here," she sttld, swinging
the reluctant James Henry Into prom
inence from the position ho had select
ed behind her skirts, "this boy has got
to have a picture taken to send to his
grandfather that he's named for, and I
expect you to do It"
"Certainly, madam," said tho photog
rapher blandly. "Now what style"—
"1 don't expect any style at all," an
nounced the mother of James Henry,
pulling htm up from the floor to a half
kneeling attitude. "If you can Just get
hW features into the camera thafs all
I expect. There was a traveling tin
type man came to our town last spring.
He took two dosen of me for a break
fast and supper and two dosen of fa
ther for his nlghfs lodging and three
dofcen of little Emma Jane for the
next day's dinner. But after he'd had
one try at James Henry he said that
oalese father had a good half worn
suit o" clothe* to let go he couldnt un
dertake to secure a likeness of the boy,
11(4 uttntttr la qotlhc m!L.
"They Say."
(By the Spring Poet)
There's a very wise family abroad iu the
The largest I have ever known,
You have uiet them I know, forou every
Some branches of this family l ave
I e grown.
Ymruiay not care lu this Company to
v share.
And try to keep out of the way,
Still you're under the ban of this num
erous clau,
Who are known by the name of
a wondrrful knowledge of all
your affairs.
Of your charecter, business, and
They have known ull your family years
u|iou years,
There mistakes, loses, or wealth,
'And if one of the throng has ever gone
The disgrace will not soon pass away,
Twill lie treasured iu store, To repeat
o'er anil o'er,
By the meddlesome family of "they,' 1
If a stranger should come to your vil
' lage, or town,
lie must not iu ignorance renaiu.
He must know all the failing of Jones,
and of Brown,
Though the telling should cause them
And they seem to arrange (though it
looks very strange)
That in some unaccountable way,
Nearly all do wrong but those who lie-
To this paragon family of "they"
With a shake of the head, and a very
grave face,
And a voice mysterious and sad,
They will say, "Did you know" such
and such was the case,
I am sure it's really too bad.
Then t|ie story will grow," like the ball
of snow,
Which the school hoy* roll in their
Getting large and strong, as it passes
Iu the hands of the family of "they."
Oh! There's uiauy an unjust prejudice
And many a sharp sting given,
By the thoughtless tongue, while hearts
are torn,
And truest friendship riven.
The erring soul, that has lost ils goal
Yet yearns for the good old wwy.
Shrinks back from the light, into dark
est night.
Because of the unkind words of "they"
What a heaven indeed this world would
If this troublesome family of 'they"
Would only the good iu their fellow man
And turn the evil away.
If we heed the word of our loviug L,ord,
Tell me, who will be to-day,
The sinless one to cast the first stone,
At those who have wandered away.
Oh! The«c tongue *of ours we should
guard with care,
For our words will have an end,
And by these words, God's liook doth
We are justified, or condemned.
'Tis a solemn thought, forget it not,
Drop along tliy way only words that
are kind, and blessings you'll find
Though nnmliered with the "they."
"Eiirvktdv Should Kiov"
Says C. G. Hays, a prominent
business man of Bluff, Mo., that
Bucklen's Arnica Salve is the quick
est and surest healing salve ever
applied to a. sore, burn or wound,
or to 4 case of piles I've used it
and know what I'm talking about."
Guaranteed by S. K. Biggs, Drug
gist »sc.
Your money back.—JadidoM advertis
ing U the kind that paya back to yoa
the money you in SSi
paper aaaurea you prompt retaraa . .
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Professional Cards.
Office: Jeflreaa Drug Store.
OFFICE HOURS: 8 to 10 A. U.;J to 9 *. M
Williamaton, N. 0.
Office Phone No. 53
Night Phone 1^0^63
I will be in Plymouth the firat waefc ia
every other month.
W. B. Warren. J. S. Rhodaa
'Phone No. 29
Office: Wheeler Martin's office.
'Phone, *3.
Office formerly occupied by J. D. Bigga.
Phone No. 77.
49* Practice wherever aervicea are desired
Special attention given to examining and mak
ng title for purchaaera of limber and timber
Special attention will be given to real aetata
exct}angrn. If you winh to uuyor aell laadl
can tatlpyou* n . »HOW«4f
'Phone 31
Money to loan.~" :
I). C. MOORING, Proprietor
A*' Rates $2.00 per day
Special Rates By the Week
A l'irst-Cloas Hotel in Every Partic
ular. The traveling public will find It
a most convenient place to stop.
is a pretty poor way of protecting your*
self from loss by fire. The only aane
method of avoiding loss is to
We represent the best, soundest and
fairest companies in the country. Iat
us write you a policy to-day. The coat
is but little, the protection great. An
ounce of foresight is worth a ton of re
gret. —7~
Godard Building
WiHiamston Telephone Co.
Office over Bank of Martin County.
Phone Charges:
Messages limited to 5 minutea; extra
charge will positively be made for longer
To Washington >5 eta.
" Greenville as "
" Plymouth 15 "
" Tarboro : 25 ' "
" Rocky Mount ~... 35 "
M Scotland Neck as •'
> " Jamesvitie 15 "
" KaderUltey'a 15 . " .
" I. G. SUton IS,"
" J. L. Woolard IS "
" J. B. Harriaa &Co IS "
" Paruiele IS "
" Roberaonville '. 15 "
" Everetta i 15 "
" Gold Point IS M
" Geo. P. McNanghton IS " .
" Hamilton SO "
For other polnta In Baatern CaroHaa
see "Central" where a 'phone will
found focaaeof non-rahacribaca.

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