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■T «n aarraaraiaa raiirrmo co.
▲LFRBD B. WHITMORB, Editor.
■atared at Um Voal Olßcc at Wtlltaaastoa,
H. c. aa Saeaad Claaa Mall Matter.
Friday, August 53,1907
" An exchange says there are two
reasons why some people don't
mind their own business. One is
that they any mind, and
itther is that they haven't any
If the man who toils fourteen
hours a day, wears overalls and a
checkered shirt, and his wife wears
a poor quality of calico, how does
it happen that the fellow who neveT
works at all wears broadcloth and
his wife wears seal skin?
Either run a town with a vim,
or just sell out and loaf. One
thing must be dot.e—run a town
for all it is worth, get up steam and
keep it up. Do you want trade?
- Bid for it. Do you want business
to come to your town? Encourage
what you have. Do you want a
prosperous town? Then never per
mit the jealousies to rule your ac
tions, but work together for com
mon prosperity and mutual benefit.
Every newspaper wants to pub
lish the news. The l»etter the pa
~ per the more prosperous it will be.
Local news items are especialy
hard to run down. How many
times have you, dear reader, been
approached by fhc newspaper man
for an item of news and you told
him you new nothing of interest.
Probably at the family
were away on a visit or some one
from out of town was visiting at
your home. Of course you didn't
mean to deceive the scribe, yet
when you received your paper you
wondered why your family or
friends were not mentioned. A
good way to avoid all of this is to
kindly drop a note in
office to the paper. The one item
may not amount to much, but sev
eral columns of such news is the
life of a local paper. See?
After all there is a good deal in
- talk. Let a man talk dull times
and it is infectious, everbody talks
dull times. Instead of rustling
around to take care of what busi
ness there is, they all gp sit down
and mope tfver dull times in "stores..
If a happen to drop J
Into One of these 7V cliill times" 1
he actually gets frightened out of
• one-half as much as lie expected
to buy, because things look so blue.
He catches the spirit of the store
and resolves tohangon to his mon
ey with a death grip, even if his
business goes to pieces 011 account
of running short of goods to fill up
the empty shelves. The bug-bear
of hard times should lie sat down
upon. It is doing more to kill
business than anything else. Tell
n man he is sick l " v -keej> it up, and
you will eventually houi\d him to
One of our exchanges tells of an
•old German who bad a boy of whom
he was very proud, and decided to
find out the trend of his mind. He
adopted a novel method by which
to test him. He slipped into the
boy's room one niorniiig and placed
upon his table a bottle of whiskey,
a bible and a silver dollar. "Now",
said he, "when dot boy conies in if
he takes dot dollar he's going to be
a beezuis man; if he takes dot Bible
he's going to be a preacher, if he
takes dot whiskey he's no good,
and goit'g to be a drunkard.''
Then he hid behind a door to see
which his son would choose, In
came the boy whistling. He rati
up to the table picked up Bible and
put it under his arm, then snatch
ed up the bottle took two or three
drinks, picked up the dollar and
put it in his pocket, and went out
smacking his lips. The Dutchman
_ poked his head out from behind
the door and exclaimed: "Mein
Got, he's going to be a holitician."
I'll stop your pain free. To show
you first—before you spend a pen
ny—what my Pink Pain Tablets
c«ui do, I will mail you free, a
Tpal Package of them-Dr. Shoop's
Headache, Tablets, Neuralgia
f Headache; Toothache, Period
pains, etc., are due aloue to blood
congestion. Dr. Shoop's Headache
Tablets simply kill pain by coax
ing .away the unnatural blood
pressure. That ia all. Address
Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis. Sold by
In your comb? Why so? Is
not the head a much better place
for It? Better keep what is left
where It belongs! Ayer'aHair
Vigor, new Improved formula,
quickly stops falling hair.
There la not a particle of doubt
about it. We speak very posi
tively about this, for we know.
Does not change the color of Me hair.
Formula with aaab t>otli«
fjL y Show it to your
Indeed, the one great leading feature of
our new Hair Vißor may welf be aaid to
be this —lt stops falling hair. Then it
goes one atep further—it aids nature in
restoring the hair and acalp to a healthy
condition. Ask for "the ntw kindV"
- bjr the J. O. Ayer Co., Lowiii.Muj.—
Every Man's Burden.
Recently the Lenoir News gave
expression to its ideas on the sub
ject of good roads, and its dis
course is one of the best treatises
we have seen for some time on this
subject. We quote as follows:
"There has been a great deal
said in recent years about the
white man's burden. And the
reference is usually to the colored
race, but, the burden of everybody
in this part of the country is the
absence of roads over which to
travel and do business- The road
question affects the development of
the country to a far greater extent
thnti the race question. When one
lias occasion to travel over them he
is sometime forced to almost cjues
tiolnthe ability of the people to pro
pel ly govern themselves. That
intelligent people should, year
after year, pull through the same
mud hole and over the same hills,
without taking some active steps
to permanently improve the con
ditions, seems incomprehensibly
-strangeous. The want ol good roads
is indeed every man's burden."
Concerning the above,- The Ral
eigh Tim?s says:
"Excellent! Good for the I.enior
News. This is one of the very
best little preachments on the sub
ject of good roads that we have
ever seen. Kvery sentence in that
short editorial sinks home. There
is not a word too little that we can
What is called the white man's
burden weighs down very low, and
most of these few are the political
agitators, but bad roads make
every -pound weigh at least ten and
every man that uses tlieni weigh
less and less as his burden takes
on more and more tonnage."
We agree both of our coti
teuipories on this subject. It does
seem incomprehensible that sensi
ble people can employ so much
wisdom in some matters and so lit
tle in others.
Surely, as our couteiuporics note,
there is noticed more pressing than
the need of goo J roads,and 110 great
er blessing than good roads. This
licing so, let us all make ti united
effotl to better and extend the
roads of our county. Already
Mecklenburg has spent much 011
her roads, but there iS a vast work
to be done yet. The proposition
to issue $300,000 in bonds, the
greater part to be used for road im
provement, should receive the hear
tiest support of every man who be
lieves that good roads pay.—Char
STATE FARHERS CONVENTION
Raleigh, N. C., August IH. ay and
The fifth annual meeting of the
State partners convention will l>e
hel l at the A. & M. College, Ral
eigh, N. C., 011 Wednesday, Thurs
day and Friday, August 28th, 29th
and 30th, 1907.
The cheap railroad rates already
in effect and the facts that rooms
and meals will be furnished those
who desire tlieni at the college at
actual cost and that an attractive
program is assured should result
in making this the largest gather
ing of farmers ever held in the
state for the study of strictly agri
cultural problems. " .«.\
The features of the opening
session, Wednesday morning at
10:30 o'clock, will be an address
of welcome by Governor R. B.
Glenn and annual address of the
president by Ashley Home of
Wednesday afternoon will lie
devoted to the study of corn and
small grains, and instructive ad
dresses will lie made by prominent
farmers and agricultural teachers.
Wednesday afternoon at 8:30
o'clock there will either be an
address by some speaker of note
or a stereoptiron lecture illustrat
ing modern methods of progress
and development in agriculture,
Thursday forenoon will be taken
up with the study of horticulture,
fruit growing, trucking, etc.
Thursday afternoon there will be
special meetings for the growers
of cotton and tobacco. Splendid
programs have been prepared for
both meetings, and Director North,
of Washington, D. C., will be
present and discuss the collection
of crop reports or some kindred
Thursday night at 8:30 o'clock
will occur one of the most attrac
tive features of the conventions.
Hon. W. N. Hayes, Assistant
Secretary of Agriculture, Wash
ington, I). C , will deliver 'an ad
dress on Improvements in Rural
Friday will lie live stock day.
The morning session will be devot
ed to the annual meetings of the
State Dairymen's Association an 4
a very entertaining and instructive
program has been arranged. Pro
fessor Kd. H. Webster, Chief of
the Dairy Division of the United
States Department ol Agriculture,
will be present and address the
meeting. Friday afternoon will be
devoted to the study of general
live stock problems and the organi
zation of a State Live Stock Breed
There is another feature of the
convention which should not be
overlooked. On Thursday and
Friday there will be special meet
ings for the women from the farm
homes, and a splendid program of
an entertaining and instructive
nature already issued insures a
good time to those who attend.
Those wishing -further informa
tion relating to this feature of the
convention should write to either
Mrs. F. 1,. Stevens, President, or
Mrs. Walter Grimes, Secretary, at
Complete programs of this im
portant farmers meeting will lie is
sured shortly and every farmer »n
the state who can possibly do so
will find it to his interest and en
joyment to attend this meeting.
Till Limit of Lili
The most eminent medical
scientist* are unanimous in the
conclusion that the generally ac
cepted limitation of human life is
many year* below the attainment
possible with the advanced know
ledge of which the race is now
possessed. The critical period,
that determines its duration, seems
to be between 50 and 60; the pro
per care of the body during tliisde
citile citmiot be too strongly urged,
carelessness then being fatal to
longevity. Nature's best helper
after 50 is Electric Hitters, the
scientific tonic medicine that revit
alizes every organ of the bo ly.
Guaranteed by S. R. Biggs, Drug
- Deeds of Trust, Warranty
Deeds, Crop Liens, Chattel Mort
gages, order Books, etc., printed
and for sale at this office.
To Avoid Blood Poisoning.
For n limine or § eut or crushed lingers:
Put two tint con la on n shovel and turn
ofvor them it small amount of any oil.
Rowing machine oil will answer the
purpose. Iloltl the wound lu the smoke
that arises, l'our on more oil If need
ed. This wilt tako out every bit of
soreness. .Take the coala out of doors
before apply Inn the oil.
was saveil by n boy. He started J,
J with only 1 \
J IO cents ;
v Some days he aaved
v One holiday he saved V
j! (Hit of his first week's salary he
SI.OO ■ ' j;
| So fast did his money grow that !
)he soon had , - ' 1
!i Then he worked and aaved to j
: , - SIO.OO |
At the end of one year he was ji
■ delighted to find that he had saved 1
'I np ' |
You can do the aame. Come to 1
; us aud get a Beautiful Pocket
\ Savings Bank Pre*.
Farmers & Merchants :
;I . WILLI AMSTON, N. C.
i A FOUL nURDER.
Heinous Crime Near Hobgood.
On Wednesday night, August
| 14, there was a font murder com
mitted near Hobgood and the peo
ple of the entire community were
e shocked to learn of it the following
j A colored man named Ellis
r Merritt about six months ago
came from near Enfield and bad
j been at work on the farm of Mrs.
, Maniza White. On the night ol
I the murder he was left alone to
uiind a tobacco barn. Mr. Green,
c manager of Mrs. White's farm,
left the man about 12 o'clock, and
soon after reaching the house he
( heard a gun fife, but paid little
attention to it. Next morning
when he went to the tobacco barii
I he found the man dead and stiff-
He had been shot from behind with
buck r.hot, some ol the shot passing
through liis bead.
The man had fallen forward
when shot and when turned over
, his hands still clasped the keys of
an accordeon which he seemed to
f have been playing when shot.
The killing seemed a mystery,
as the man was on good terms with
[ all the people in the coinmunit)
who knew him. ,
I Dr. H. I. Clark, ofScotlad Neck,
as. coroner, held an inquest over
the body Thursday morning. The
following persons composed the
jury: E. T. Whitehead, W. E,
Smith, E. Woolard, W. A.
Walston, E. M. Perry and T. T.
After reviewing the body the
jury returned a verdict that Ellis
Merritt came to his death by a
shot from a gun in the hands of an
Some slight suspicion pointed to
another colored man named Hardy
Holliday, who was arrested and
brought to Scotland Neck, but
there being no evidence against
him he was allowed to go.
It was- a most dastardly deed
and ought not to lie allowed to
pass at what has been done. —
Scotland Neck Commonwealth.
The Handktrehitf tank.
"She's ou to a little Sunday trtck
that a good many women know," said
au olMervliiß policeman In the vicinity
of several churches.
"Whenever I aee a woman five a
gentle kick, an that one did, to a hand
kerchief that aouiu one's dropped I al
ways know ahe hope* to hear the chink
of money. Kspeclally on Hnnday morn
ing* Is money frequently found knot
tod up In the corners of handkerchlefa.
These Invariably belong to women
who, I suppose, haven't such a thing
as a pocket aud don't want to carry a
purae to church, so they put onoufft
small change for contribution and car
fare Into the corner of a handkerchief
and tie lf*up. When a woman hears
the metallic noise she's hoping for she
has to pick up the entire handkerchief,
no matter how muddy It may tie, but
a man whips out hi* knlfo, cuts the
knot and i>ocketa the money. The other
Sunday morning I saw a man count
out 80 cents which be had attracted
from the corner of a disreputable look
ing handkerchief. If he hadn't given It
a kick and beard the chink of the
coin* he'd never have thought of
touching It."—New York Bun.
Eilorsid bj the Count!
"The most popular remedy in
Otsego County, and the .best friend
of my family, '* writes Wm, M.
Diet/., editor and publisher of the
Otsego Journal, Gilbersville, N. Y.,
'•is Dr. King's New Discovery. It
has proved to be an infallible cure
tor coughs and colds making short
work of the worst of them. We
a'ways keep a bottle in the house.
I believe it to be the most valuable
prescription knowu for Lung and
Throat diseases.'' Guaranteed to
never disappoint the taker, by S.
R. Biggs. Drug store. Price joe
and SI.OO. Trial bottle free.
There is a big improvement in
the crops, in this section in the
past twenty days, and with favora
ble seasons from now on every
thing bids fair for a very good
The writer was away last week
attending Federal Court at Beau
fort. The crop prospect is very
good in that section, and very
little complaint of bard times.
I see a good many Martin Coun
ty people, pass here going to the
Exposition. The old North State
has furnished a larger attendance
than Virginia has so far.
The two and one quart er cent
pasenger rate seems to be a very
drastic dose for C. L. and
Southern R. R.Companies to take,
and it seems as if they are going to
get back at the people by giving
poor freight service.
Our farmers ase not through
SCHNAPPS and other of
WSr Internal Revenue statistics
for a fiscal year, made the f
f wonderful gain of six and one
fourth million pounds, or a net
gain of one-third of the
aJ. REYNOLDS TOBACCO to. f
curing tobacco yet. Some report
good cures, and fairly good quality.
None of them are offering any for
The corn out look is good, and
for once it looks like we might be
free from the western corn market
in 1908, or nearly so.
YOUR GRANDMOTHER USED IT
Bat She Never Had Sulphur in Such
Convenient Form as This
Your Grandmother uaed Sulphur a* her fav
orite household remedy, nod no did lier fraud
mother. Sulphur ha* been cutit>K >»kia
blood diaeaaea for a hundred yearn.
Rut in the old daya they had to take powder
ed aulphur Now HANCOCK'S SUL
PHUR givea it to you in the bent po«aihle\ form
and yon get the full benefit.
HANCOCK'S MUt'll) SI T I,PHrR and OINT
MF.NT quickly cure Kcteraa, Teller. Salt Kheum
and all akin di*ca*e«« It cured an ngty ulcet
for My. AH W. Wlllftt, 111 Wiablngton. D. C.
in three daya.
Taken Internally, it purillea the blood and
clear# the coniplealcn. Your druggie oellft it.
Sulphur Booklet free, if you wiite HAN
COCK'S UYIINSIT.PURK COMPANY. Haiti
North Carolina—Martin County
TlymaU el aTs.
Sale for rartition
By virtue of authority vested in me in
the above entitled special proceedings 1
shall sell for cash ou Monday September
2at 12 in at the Court House door in
Willianiaton the following descrilied
property; l>eing in the above state and
county aud lying in Hamilton town
ship, known as the A. W. Hyuian place
being on the Tarlxiro road ami adjoining
the lands of heirs of Calvin Grtflin,
John C. Salisbury and Joshua Kwell,
containing 63 3-4 acres'
August I, 1907.
8-a-4t S. J. F.VKRKTT, Cent.
North Carolina —Martin County
qualified as administrator of
the estate of the late J. 11. Tucker,
deceased, 1 hereby give notice to all
parties having claims agaiust the said
estate to present the said claims at once
for settlement, all claims not presented
within the next twelve months will have
this notice pleaded in bar of their re
covery, all persons indebted to this es
tate will please settle.
This August 6th 1907.
8-9 6t S. J. EVKRKTT, Ad'm.
Certificate* of Dissolution
To All to Whom These Presents May
Whereas, it appears to my satisfac
tion by duly authenticated record of the
proceedings for the voluntary dissolu
tion thereof by the unanimous consent
of all the stockholders, deposited in my
office, that the Kveretts I.umber Co.,
a corporation of this State, whose prin
cipal office Is situated in the town of
Bveretts. County of Martin, State of
North Carolina, O.P. McNaughton being
the agent therein and in charge thereof,
upon whom process may be served, has
complied with the requirements of Chap
ter ai, Revisal of 1905, entitled "Corpor"
ations," preliminary to the issuing of
this Certificate of Dissolution:
Now, therefore, I, J. Bryan Grimes
Secretary «f State of the State of North
Carolina, do hereby certify that the said
corporation did on the 24 day of June 1907
file in my ofiki a duly executed and at
tested consent in writing to the dissolu
tion of said corporation, executed by
all the stockholders thereof, which said
consent and the record at the proceed
ings aforesaid are now on file in my said
office as provided by law.
Ia testimony whereof, I have hereto
set my hand aad affixed my official ae*l,
at Raleigh this 14 day of June, 1907.
_. J.IIJIII NPNNW NIL 'I S MHI . -
Having qualified as executors of the
late F. A. Boyle, this is to notify all
persons indebted to said estate to come
foward anil settle with the undersigned
at once, and all persons holding claims
against said estate will present them for
payment on or before July 19, 1908, or
this notice will be plead in bar of their
This 19th July, 1907.
A. S. BOYI.K,
JOHN P. BOYLK,
1 7-26-6t Kxecutors.
Mortgage Sale of Valuable
Lot in Jamesville
t'nder aud by virtue of the authority
conferred upon us by the of a
1 certain Mortgage deed executed by J. I).
Coltrain and Mirtie L. Coltrain, his
in and inspect our line of Fall and
Winter Woolens for
Tailor Made Suits
Orders taken now for for deliveries
One more week of our Cost Sale on Clothing
See our Window Display
Brown & Roberson
All grades of tobacco have advanced, and I think now is a good
time to sell all your high color tobaccos. I have had a sale every day
since my opening day and while we had some kicking. Qn the opening,
I want to say we got as much as any market in North Carolina. And
now my sales are pleasing every man that sells wit# me the Roan
oke Warehouse Floor. It is a pleasure to me to send my friends home
pleased with their sales, and I am doing that now on every sale.
I am determined to sell tobacco and shall not let any warehouse
man here or at any other place beat me in prices.
I have spent my life in the warehouse business, commencing when
only 13 years of age, and I study my business day and night too, in
fact I dream about it.
I have worked hard this summer in the field, plowed, topped and
cured tobacco myself and I am in a position to know the farmers needs
and wants, and what they should have, and what they SHALL have
when they bring tobacco to my warehouse.
We have a large STEAM TOBACCO PLANT in Williamston,
owned by the Tobacco Board of Trade, therefore it ia built for any
body who may want their tobacco redried. We claim (and justly so)
that we can pay more for tobacco than other small markets who have
not steam drying plants.
Now my friends I want to say to you in honest words if you will
bring your tobacco aud put it on the Roanoke Warehouse Floor I will
give you a good price.
I have not come here to Steal and Beat and leave tomorrow, I
have come among you to LIVE AND BE OF YOU, and
to build up the market and a good business for myself, and to do this
I know I have got to give as much for tobacco as and market and that
I shall at all times do. I will look for you on the Roanoke Warehouse
with your next tobacco.
Wishing you the very best of good luck,
I am your friend,
Jam S. GRAHAM.
wife, to ui, bearing date Jan. 13th. 190$.
and duly recorded in Book N. N. N. at
page 341 of the Martin County Public
Registry, we, tbe undersigned, will, on
the 16th. day of September, 1907 be
tween the hours of la o'clock M. and
1:30 P. M. before the Court-Houae door
in the town of Williamston, N. C. ex
pose to public sale to tbe highest bidder,
tbe following described lot or parcel of
land: Same situate, lying and being in
the town of Jamesville, N. C. and known
and designated as follows, viz: Being
the Mary Ann Ward lot on Haint An
drew's Street in said town, adjoining
the lands of the Atlantic Coast Line
railroad Company and others, contain
ing one acre, more or leas.
Terms of Sale: Cash. This the 10th.
day of August, 1907.
A. P. Stailings,
Alice V. Stallings.