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VOL. VIII, - NO 50
Big Premium Sale
September 25, 1907
Sales Open 9:30 a. m.
The premiums applies to the Roanoke Warehouse, Dixie
Warehouse and Farmers Warehouse, at Willlamston, N. C.
We will have plenty of good lively buyers arnU* want ev
erybody to bring a lead of tobacco. Whether you have any
hopes of a premium or not, you can rest assured of a high
price for your Tobacco. Also there will be a big horse race
and plenty of fine music all day. We will have disinterest
ed judges to give the "Qold Out." Premiums will be as
follows:
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For the largest oue- horse load of To- For the largest one-hon* load of To
bacco not over 5 miles distance from bacco ovef to miles distance from Wil-
Williamstou, $5 00 in Gold. liamston, >5.00 in Gold.
For the largest two-horse load of To , , - p or the largest two-horse load of To
bacco not over 5 mile* distauce from bacco over 10 miles distance from Wil
Williamston, >5.00 in Gold. liamston, *5.00 in Gold.
For the largest one horse load of To- _ , , ,
. , .. For the man who comes the longest
bacco over 5 miles and under 10 miles
... t . « distance with a load of Tobacco, to
distance from Williamston $5.00 in , * -
Gold • J weigh 500 pounds or more, SIO.OO in
Gold.
For the largest two-horse load of To
bacco over 5 miles and under 10 miles T. S. Graham, Kli Gurganus and J.
distance from Williamstou, $5.00 in G. Staton, being Fanners are debarred
Gold. ■ ' "* from competing for these premiums.
Everybody bring a load of Tobacco on the 25th of September
and you stand a good chance to get the GOLD. If you don't
get a Premium you will get a'big pile of Qold anyway, for
your Tobacco will sell high.
DON'T FORQET THE DATE
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Wednesday, September 25, 1907
And Come Along. It will be the Next Thing to the Jamestown Exposition
COME ONE. COME ALL.
BROWN & HODGES . .
Dealer* in
Taney and Staple Groceries
Our stock is complete
Let Us Supply Your Table Wants
Free delivery within corporate limits ,
'Phone us your orders
Statement oi the Condition of
BANK OF ROBERSONVILLE
At the close of business Augast 32, 1906.
RESOURCES. LIABILITIES.
. . .. Capital stock flj.poo.oo
Loans and discounts f6i.43««9 gjpi,,, fund 5,800.00
Overdraft! 1,0*6.76 Undivided profit. 39°-35
B'k'ng House, P. and fixtures 3,685.81 Bills Payable 33,000.00
Dw from banks and banker* >,300.57 Time certificate, of deposit 4,819 00
« «■ Deposit. aa,826.85
~ _ IfcMM 3. Cashiers' checks outstanding 248.14
State ol North Carolina—County of Martin.
I, J. C. Robertaon, cashier of the above named bank do solemnly
swear that the above statement ia true to the best of belief.
J. C. ROBERTSON, Cashier
Subscribed and sworn to before we this »7 day of Augnst, 1907.
S. L. ROSS, Notary Public.
Correct—Attest: *. H. Har*n>rs and J. H. Robertaon Ir., Directors.
Cosby htentjyr-Tight Baker and Heater
IT HEATS
VSKSKjjjHi AND
SH COOKS TOO.
I The Most Convenient, Useful
and Economical Stove for the
St ■"
Home ByeoMade. ....
IT DOES DOUBLE DUTY ,-.j»
It wanna the coldest and largest room in "» 1 *■:'
the house, making it cosy. The busy 1
• Tmu.sitlfi eaa cock or hake anything 2 -
from light toDa toKa J«P
Christinas turkey. Still it looks jnat aa
want aa say heater—de. It la atf-tight
3 and a great fuel aarer. Tbonaaali are he- BBH
log sold. Thousands of housekeepers are
enthusiastic. Pine Cast Iroa tops aad '
bottoms, making It laatlor yean without |>
repairs. Made only by
(Sntetpnsf.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C„ FEIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. 1907
FUTURE OF CATALOGUE
' - - HOUSES
How the Editors are Helping the
Merchants and other Valua
ble Information
It matters not how much retailers
protest against the business of the
large mail-order houses, how great
may be the opposition to thein by
the trade press and local papers, it
is apparent that these concerns will
continue to do business. Their
methods may be different from the
plans now followed, but still thry
will exist. There is nothing illegal
in doing a business through the
means of the United States Mail
as long as there are no infractions
of the law. It is doubtful whether
the different States can legislate
against the mail-order business or
in any way restrict it. While the
business is legitimate, there is no
economist who can point to any sub
stantial virtues that the system pos
sesses.
In the face of strongest opposi
tion, the business nf two of the
greatest Chicago mail-order houses
is increasing at a rate that shows
that there is great necessity of mer
chants meeting this class of compe
tition in a different way. But the
mail-order houses are quick to
counteract any efforts made toward
diverting trade froni them. During
the post year two of the biggest
houses started branches in different
Western cities. From these points
adjacent territories are supplied
with goods. This move gives a lo
cal color to the business, and has
tended to retain trade on account
of saving time in the filling of or
ders
It will be noticed that the volume
df newspaper advertising of the cat
alogne bouses has been decreased
more than 75 per cent the past year.
Instead of page advertisements in
the wide circulation mail-order
journals, advertisements of two or
three inches are used. But this
does not mean that thev are not
changing their methods. For the
past several years they bave been
compiling lists of people throughout
the land, and one bouse boasts that
it has listed as percent of the heads
of families living in towas and ag
ricultural districts. Instead of us
ing advertising space in newspapers
money is being spent in catalogues
and postage.
One of the latest things undtr
consideratiou by one of the great
houses which has distributng depots
in a number of cities, is the estab
lishment of stores on the department
plan, and selling both froui behind
its counters and through the mails.
It appears that this will be the fu
ture of the great concerns. Kven
so, the evil of the system will not
be lessened. The mail order house
will coutiuue to draw the dollars
from the rural communities and
towns just the same as ever. All
that the cities where the Itranch
houses are operated will get out of
the business is the small amount of
money that will be paid in salaries.
The profits will go to the owners in
Chicago, and go to swell the coffers
of the Wall Street capitalists.
As long as the people will blindly
ignore the underlying faulty econ
omic principle of mail order house
patronage, th .*se bouses will contin
ue to do business, and in some man
ner wjU secure the goods to fill or
ders they receive. One of the
best plans for the merchant to pur
sue to bead off the evil of trading
away from home is to carefully
study better business methods,
adopt tbem, and keep the home
people interested in the fact that
home stores can sell, and do sell,
as good goods at as low prices as
the foteign concerns.
The country press for the first
time is carrying on the l>est educa
tional campaign ever made as to
home trade. Week after week in
tlVe auxiliary sheets are presented
common-sense articles directed
against the catalogue house system.
Every side of the question is weigh
ed. Soundest arguments are giv
en, and if this work does not
bring the people of the country to
an understanding as to the direct
results of sending money frrom
home, there can be little ho|>e for
the home town. I notice that'the
Asheville Citizen runs daily edito
rials on the Retail Muil-OrjJer Pro
blem, and the Winston-Snletu Sen
tinel and the Newport News Times-
Herald daily print articles setting
forth'the advantages of trading at
home.
Merchants should realize the
power of the local papers aud give
the editor proper encouragement in
the way of advertising patronage.
It Is not merely "contributed," but
it is au investment that will bring
splendid returns. But unless the
merchant is up to date and in posi
tion to make good, advertising will
do him little good. The day of the
moss-back has gone by. The busi
ness man of the present must be a
live one, or he will find himself a
bankrupt. It is the tfeek-kneed
and incompetent merchant that the
catalogue house hurts the most.
The live fellow manages to fight
his battle against the mail-order
octopus and turn it to profitable ac
count. It is moie upon the mer
chants oi small towns that the fu
ture of the catalogue houses depend
than upon the masses. Let each
and every merchant meet the com
petition rightly, and the evil will
not be the great bugaboo that it ap
pears to be. —Tbeo. B. Brown in
September Merchants Journal and
Commerce.
Cknfetntli's Ctigk mail! On of tb«
list II tki Mirkit
For many years Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy has constantly
gained in favor and popularity un
til it is now one of the most staple
medicines in use and has an euor
moussalc. It is intended especial
ly for acute throat and lung dis
eases, such as coughs, colds and
croup, and can always be depend
ed upon. It is pleaeant and safe
to. take and is uridoubtedly the.
best in the market for the purposes'
for which it is by
S. R. Biggs ■
—Deeds of Trust, Warranty
Deeds, Crop Liens, Chattel Mort
gages, order Books, etc., printed
1 and for sale at this dlice.
rFemale Weakness!
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"Last Fall," writes Mrs. S. G. Bailey, of Tun
nelton, W. Va., " I was going down by inches,
. from female disease, with great pain. After tak
ing Cardui, -Ohl My I Howl was benefited 1 I
am not well yet, but am so much better that I will
keep on taking Wine of Cardui till I am perfectly
cured." * .v.,,—-
Despite the envious attacks of jealous enemies
and rivals, Cardui still holds supreme position
today [as In the past 70 years] for the relief and
cure of female diseases. It stops pain, tones up
the organs, regulates RAW ADVICK
the functions, and aids MM
in the replacement of
Th* Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chatta
a misplaced organ. T,nn -
At Every Drug Store In SI.OO Bottles.
CARDIIH
Farmers
Let J. T. FISH EL,
the Silver-Tongued
Auctioneer
Sell your TOBACCO and he will make
MONEY
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For You at the
Farmers Warehouses
We have led in Prices since the opening sale,
and by hard work on our floors will continue to do
so. Come and see us day or night, always open and
ready to work for your interest and see that you get
a good price for every pound "5T your tobacco.
Yours truly,
Qurganus & Pishel
JOHN D. BIGGS, President ASA T; CRAWFORD, Senetary & Treasurer
T. W. TILGHMAN, General Manager.
The
Dennis Simmons
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| Lumber Co.
MANUFACTURES OF
Kiln Dried N. C. Pine Lumber
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DENNIS SIMMONS BRAND CYPRESS SHINGLES
ORDERS AND CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
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. Special rates to first pupils who en
roll from new sections. Write TODAY for catalogue if interested.
Courses of Study:
English, Telegraphy
First Nat. Bank Building, Washington, N C.; also Norfolk, Ports
mouth and Newporr News, Va.
J. M. RESSLER, Pres.
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Professional Cards.
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HUGH B. YORK,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office: Chane'a Drug Store.
OPTICS HOURS: 8 to JO A. M. ; 7 to 9 P. M.
Williamßtou, N. 0.
Office Phone No. 53
Night Phone No. 63
DR. J. A. WHITE,
ifrdh DKNTIST
Orvicß-MAiM STKKKT
PUO2TK J
I will lie in Plymouth the firat week ia
November.
W. li. Warren. J. S. Rhodaa.
DRS. WARREN & RHODES,
PHYSICIANS
AND SURGEONS.
OFPICR IN
BIGGS' DKUO STORK
'Phone No. aq
BURROUS A. CRITCHER,
ATTORNRY AT LAW
Office: Wheeler Martin's office.
'Phone, 23.
WILUAMSTON, N. C.
S. ATWOOD NEWELL
LAWYER
Office formerly occupied by J. D. Bigg«.
rhoue No.' 77.
WIMJAMSTON, N 0.
wherever services are desire*
Bprcial attention given to eumiuing and m««k
UK title for purchasers of timber and timber
lauds.
special attention will be given to real estate
exchanges, if you with to buy or sell land I
CM helwfou- ' RHONE*/
F. I). WINSTON S. J. BVRRKTT
WINSTON & EVERETT
ATTORNKYB-AT-I.AW
WILI.IAMSTON, N. C. » .
'Phone 31
Money to loan.
A. R. DUNNING '
ATTORNKV-AT LAW
RoBKRSONVII.Ut, N. C.
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HOTEL BEULAH
I). C. MOORING, Proprietor
ROBICRSONVII,LK, N. C.
Rates SI.OO per day
Special Kates By the Week
A I'irst-Closs Hotel in Every Partic
ular. The traveling public will find It
11 most convenient place to atop.
RUNNING FOR AN KNGINE
is a pretty poor way of protecting your
self from loss by fire. The only sane
method of avoiding loss is to
PROCURE KIRK INSURANCE
We represent the best, soundest and
fairest companies in the country. L»t
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.
K. B. CRAWFORD
INSURANT AGENT,
' Godard Building
Williamston Telephone Co.
S. ATWOOD NEWELL, MANAGE*.
Office over Bank of Martin County.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.
Phone Charges:
Messages limited to 5 minutes; extra
charge for over time.
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" Plymouth ; 25 "
" Tarboro as "
" Rocky Mount 35 "
" Scotland Neck „ 25 ■ •*
" Jamesville 15 *•
•• Kader Lilley's 15 "
" I. G. Staton 15 "
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" J. B. Harriss &Co 15 '•
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" Llamilton JO "
For other points call "Central." Non-
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