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~ . Auctioneer
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and by hard work on our floors will continue to do
so. Come and see uaday or night, always open and
ready to work for your interest and see that you get
a good price for every pound of your tobacco.
\ Yours truly,
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:[ " The BENTHAL 1
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Let Me Sell You One
| Also am Agent for Gasolene or Steam
Engines to Mtch
Gasolene Engines, $l5O
Steam Engines Mounted $235
Soliciting your orders, I am respectfully,
Williamston, IV. C.
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. . When you want them cleaned or presed. ' Ladies
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Copyright. tWT. by F. A. Mltohel.
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THKRE are two pictures extant
of Timothy Portley, tbe one lu
which he stand* among a group
of packing house employees In
hiffe boots, trousers and woolen shirt
the other In which he la dressed In the
height of fashion, his natural florid
complexion subdued by the artist. The
first was Tim Portley, butcher. The
second Ur Timothy Portley, mtilttmll
llonalre. He would glTe a thousand
dollars for each of the group pictures
to burn them.
Portley lived most of the year In hit
country place twenty miles from th«
city. Time wns when he hadn't t
nickel to take him, tired and hungry,
home from his work In the evening.
Now there are express trains running
Ttwti varr.
past his place to the city, but they are
not good enough, certainly not fast
enough, for him. He has his own au
tomobile, capable of making u mile a
minute, and It has often taken him
from his house to his office In half an
The Arlington turnpike furnished n
direct line between Mr. Portley 's house
and his office, and on that pike Is a
straight piece of road over which he
gave his chauffeur orders to make fifty
miles an hour. At a quarter past 10
every week day morning and a quar
ter past 4 In the evening, the hours of
Mr. Portley'a passage, the farmers liv
ing on this stretch of road were oblig
ed to stop work to see that there were
no children or stock In the way. Amos
Green lost a horse and Joseph Rrlggs a
cow. In both these cases Mr. Portley
sat in his car, was handed a check
book by his secretary, filled out checks
for double the amount claimed by the
owners of the stock, tossed them at the
farmers, and as the papers fluttered to
the ground to be picked up by the pay
ees the payer dashed away.
The next thing to fall under Mr.
Portley's juggernaut was something
that could not be paid for In money.
Daisy Burton, fourteen years old, was
crossing the road when she heard tbe
squawk of a horn and saw Mr. Tort
lay's automobile coming. Bbe turned I
back, but, seeing the automobile turn
ing In the same dlrectldnrstarted again
to cross. Tbe automobile changed its
coarse at the same time. It had slow
ed down, but could not lie stopped In
time to prevent a collision. Daisy wns
knocked to a distance of twenty feet,
where she lay In a heap. Mr. I'ortley
took In the altuatlon and ordered bin
chauffeur to drive on. A cloud of dust
marked his going, and a crowd of in
dignant countrymen, among wbotu
Stood tbe father of tbe cblld, shaking
his flst at tbe retreating automoblliat,
marked the scene of the accident.
Hiram Perkins, a middle aged,
weather beaten farmer, whose skin
hung loose In grooves on his face and
neck, lived on the next farm to tbe
Burtons. Jfhe only thing in the world
be loved was Daisy, From the time
she could toddle across the fields be-i
tween his and her father's house be
had made a pet of her. While her fa
ther was shaking his flst at Portley
Parkins picked up tbe girl, covered
with dust and blood, and carried her
Into her home. There he bent over ber
and groaned. When she opened ber
eyea and looked at him with' a faint
attempt at a smile be dasbed out of'
tbe bouse, mounted a horse and gal
loped away for a doctor.
The only Inconvenience It occasioned
Mr. Portley was having to take the
train every morning to the city lnatead
of his automobile. He dared not »6
over the Arlington pike till tbe dam
age bad been paid, and there was no
other direct road to town. Farmer
Burton did not come at once to a frame
of mind to accept money for the injury
to his child, and It was some tlltae be
fore the matter was settled.
Meanwhile tbe farmers living on tbe
pike discussed the situation. Daisy
would be crippled for life. Must tbey
continue to risk ths same misfortune
or worse for their children? There
was a state law regulating the speed
of automobiles, but .there was no one i
what* duty it was to enforce It, nor'
««• there any hope of Its belnft en
While the others talked there trtu
one man who thought Hiram Perklus
did not recover from having seen his
little pet made a cripple. Me resolved
that Portley's automobile should iM>vcr
pass his place again. But how was ho
to prevent itT By mentis of the law?
Portle.v's pocketbook was mightier
than the law. Dig n trench across the
road and mask It?, That would be
murder. One day lllrnm rend an ad
vertisement of the sale of government
rondemned goods. This gave him on
I Idea, and his Idea grew to n plan.
At a quarter past 10 on the morning
' after Kariner Burton had signed an
t Instrument acknowledging full ludem
nlty for the Injury done his daughter
and had received his check Mr. Port
\ ley's automobile came drtwn the road
at Its accustomed speed. As It ap
! proached Hlram Parkins' farm Mr.
! Portley heard a cruckling noise and
saw smoke ahead.
"What's that?" he asked of his
, chauffeur.
"Looks as If soldlcrs were firing
across the road," replied the chauf
feur, slowing up.
At reduced sliced they approached
the firing. It was oa lllrnm Perkins*
ground. He had mounted a rapid lire
gun of an obsolete pattern on a pile of
stones four feet from the ground, with
Its muizle pointed at a target set up
acroM the road. Ilirum was lazily
turning the crunk.
"Hey, you old fool! Are you craayf
yelled Mr. Portley.
Illram ceased turning his crunk and
looked nt the automolilllst.
"Why, uo; I reckon not," he replied.
'Tin only Hhootln' at u mark."
"Go on, Pete," said Mr. Portley to
his chauffeur.
The automobile gave a few prelimi
nary puffs, and Perkins lieguu again
to turn his crank, sending u storm of
bullets across the road. The chauffeur
(hut off in u hurry.
"Whut do you mean," roared Port
ley, "by monopolizing the road In that
"Who's mouopollxlir the road?" usk
ed Hlram, ceuslng to turn the crank.
"You; tiring thut tiling across It."
"I'm shootlu' at a mark peaceable. I
own twenty acres on this side and
eighty on the other side. Beckon I've
got a right to do what I plcuse on my
own property."
"You haven't a right to obstruct tho
"I ain't touchln' the road."
Portley was pußßled, but'only for a
moment. He wus sure of the fnrincr's
"How much do you want to stop
your practicing when I want to pass
your farm?"
There wus a world of calm Intensity
In Hiram's tone and manner as he re
"You hain't got money enough to
atop my practlcln' nt any time."
Mr. Portley refrained from further
argument. Ho felt sure that If he
couldn't buy his way from the farmer
he could buy It through n luwyer. Ho
gave orders to his chauffeur to turn
nnil hurried back In no good humor to
tnke nuothcr road, doubling the dis
tance to tho city. On reaching It ho
went straight to Ills lawyer's office,
told how Hlram Perkins was monopo
lizing the highway and asked how ho
■hould proceed.
"There's oo law," said the lawyer,
"to prevent a innn llrlng on his own
property, even If tho highway runs
through It."
"What! No law to keep him from
shooting me as I pass his farm?"
"IfcJie shoots you Intentionally, It's
mtfrdcr; If unintentionally, you have
an action for damages."
"I don't want no damages nftcr I'm
dead!" exclaimed Mr Portley, In his
Irritation dropping Into the double
negative of his earlier yenrs.
"The only way I see out of It," the
lawyer went on, looking nt the celling
thoughtfully, "la to meet whut I nm
satisfied Is a bluff with a bluff. When
you come to this niun's farm again go
right on very slowly. He won't dare
~£ltl you."
"If any man can bluff Tim Portley,"
said the multimillionaire, rising, with
a scowl and • firmly set Jaw, "lie's
welcome to do so/'
When Portley returned In the after
noon on his accustomed route, ap
proachlng Perkins' farm he aguln
heard the rattle of rapid fire. He
ordered his chauffeur .to slow down
and when within a hundred feet of
the line of fire to creep. Hlram was
turning the crank of hi* gun.
"If you kill me," cried Portley,
"you'-il be hanged for murder-." I
"1 hain't a-try In' to kill nobody. The
taw dqirt hold me responsible for them
as commits suicide by runnln 1 up ag'ln
1 a guti n man's practlcln' at a mnrk
1 with."
' The machine crept on. lllrnm pulled
' his broipj brimmed hut over the eye
nearest the comer so as to obstruct his
' view toward the automobile nnd went
' »n turning. When It crept *®o view be
turned Ills back so that lie couldn't see.
' The automobile came to within a few
' yards of the passing bullets and
' stopped.
• "Uo on!" roared Portley to his chauf
' feur.
The chauffeur climbed over to tho
' back seat, leaving the wheel for his
' employer. Portley took It and moved
• to within n few feet of the dead line.
: lllrnm wus looking uwuy from him ut
an angle of IK) negroes. A shot n
• trifle out of line whistled ominously
near Portley's nose. It wus the will
of n multimillionaire ngnlnst a simple
farmer. Tho farmer won. Portley
I backed his machine, turned aliout and
> disappeared In a cloud of dust. lllrnm
looked after him. There was the sumo
quiescence In his outward appearance,
> but n close observer would hnve no
ticed n light lu his eye uiul n slightly
quicker breathing.
"Perkins' method," us It was called,
spread among the farmers, uml wher
ever n man owned property on both
sides of the roud he stutloned himself
lief ore Ills house with u weapon, Homo
with repeating rltlcs, some with re
volvers, uiul one Ingenious farmer con
structed u cutupult to throw stones at
the rnto of one every live seconds. No
tices were put-up nlong the foild that
ten miles'An hour WIIH tho limit of
speed allowed. All automobiles run
ning fa'ster were sure -to tlml somo
farmer who, apparently realizing thut
Uncle Sum needed to produce u nation
of marksmen, 1 liuil set up n target
across the road nnd was sure to lie
practicing when the biggest ami fast
est machine passed. Some nutomobll-
Ists drove fnsterjlian ever, slowing up
tit the danger point, but they were re
ported by the farmers to those doing
the practicing and on tho next trip
were obliged to turn buck, losing the
right to use the road altogether. No
low wus violated; no automohillst was
Injured. Persons driving their ma
chines on the rond at a moderate rate
never heard or saw any firing, mid
many of them wondered while passing
Perkins' farm to wlint use he could
possibly put Ills old rnpld fire gun.
Daisy Burtyn will lltup nil her life
nnd will llml It liurd If she tins to
make her own living. There lire those
among the farmers' wives -women can
see further ahead In such matters
than men—who declare that the duy
will cotue when she will hnve a strong,
level headed husband to work for her
In Hlram Perkins.
Whit He Needed.
Employed In one of the largest Iron
foundries In Baltimore there Is a man
who tins u wooden leg. None of Ills
fellow workers, however, knew of tills
until recently, so perfectly did the nr
tlflclul support lake the place of the
missing member.
One duy not very long ngo something
happened to the belting lu the mnchine
shop. Being «n expert mechanic, this
man wus sent to repair the break, lie
climbed up a high ludder with as much
gruce and jigljlty u*-could.any man
■with two perfectly sound legs. But
while busily engaged on the belting
the ludder slipped from under him,
nnd, with 'u crash, nnd ludder
landed In n heap,on Ihe floor.
The man's head struck against a
piece of machinery, nnd he was ren
dered unconscious. Some one tele
phoned for a doctor. Before the physi
cian arrived the Injured workman re
gained. consciousness. He did not
muke nny attempt to get up, however,
but simply luy on the floor with one
of his legs doubled up under him.
Then the physician came and made a
hasfy examination. He pulled the bent
limb from under the man, straightened
It out, tocjjc one long look and, turn
ing to those gathered round, said
"This is no case for me, gentlemen.
What this man needs Is not a doctor,
but a carpenter. I"—Baltimore 1 "—Baltimore News
Trouble Ahsad.
"Then your husband won't give up
his club?" queried the friend. _ 1 ,
"No," replied the patient young wife,
"and I don't propose to give up mine."
"Yours? Why, I didn't know you
had one."
| "Neither does he, but the next time
he conies home late from his I'll be on
hand with mine "—Catholic Standard
and Times. .
Miss Rose Hurtt, 9jj Harris Strut,
Apple ton. Wis, 11 rites Something
of Interest to All Women.
Read What She Says:
yV. : . .!
W A NT to «a wort tor Peruna
1 for aystomlo catarrh and trust
other* who read this may try It and re
ceive the samo good from It that I did.
"I had twen ailing for a long tlma
and nothing seemed to do me any good,
although 1 tried many doctors and
many medicines. I had become so bad
that there was no pleasure In living.
"L was Anally asked by a friend to
try Peruna, which I did, with many
misgivings. What was my delight,
after taking the first bottle, to see a
great change for the better and I kept
on Improving until completely re
"I now feel like a new woman.
It has done wonders for me and I gladly
recommend It to others."—Hose Hurst.
No ailing woman can fall to be Inter
ested In the above testimonial. Mlaa
Hurst was persuaded by a friend to try
Peruna, and she Is now perfectly woll
and feels like another woman. Buch la
her story In brief.
Uuaalo Knllow—My mustache to be
ginning to be noticeable ut la tint.
I'epprey—Yea; It reminds me of a de
feated pugilist 1 saw at the athletic
club's show the other night.
GIIHHIC Knlloft- Aw, how—
I'epprey—JJowu uud out, you know.
—rillliulelphla Press.
His Dear Old Mother
■'My dear old mother, will*; is
now eighty three years old, thrives
on Electric Hitters,'' writes. W. B.
Hrunson. of Dublin, Ga "She
has taken them for about two
years and enjoys an excellent ap
petite, feels strong and sleeps well.
That's the way Electric Bitters
affect the aged, and the sam>
happy resu'ts follow in all cases of
female weakness and general de
hi ity. Weak, puny children too
are greatly strengthened by them.
Guaranteed also for stomach, liver
ami kidney troubles, by S. R.
Hiyg 7 'k r g>st. 50c.
"I>ad," inquired Freddy, "what Is a
'figure of speei h ?' "
"Wheiv'a your mother?" asked "dad"
"She's downstairs," nnswer&l.the boy.
"Well, then," began "dad," "a flgtire
of speech, my son, Is a wouiunl"—
Loudon Telegraph.
Hard Times In Kansas
The old days of grasshoppers
and drouth are almost forgotten in
the prosperous Kans s of to-day;
although a citizen of Codell, Earl
Shamburg, has not yet forgotten a
hard time he encountered. He
says: "I was worn out anil dis :
courageifby coughing night and
day. and could find no relief till I
tried Dr. King's New Discovery.
It took less than one bottle to com
pletely cure me." The safest and
most reliable cough and cold cure
and l ing and throat healer ever
discovered. Guaranteed by S. R.
Biggs, drug store SJC and ft.oo.
Trial bottle free.
"Well, anyhow," mild Cassldy, "the
new mill Is fitted up fine Hhure,
everything's In Ita right place."
"Not at all," replied Casey: "whlu I
wlnt through there th' other day I
aeen a lot o' red buckets murked 'Fur
Fire Only," un', faU, there was wuther
in thlui!"- Philadelphia Press.
More Than Enough is too Much
To maintain health, a mature
man or woman needs just enough
food to repair the waste and supply
energy and body heat. The hab
of more food
thrwTis necessary for These purposes
is/the prime cause of stomach
troubles, rheumatism and disorders
of the kidneys ,If troubled vith
indigestion, rev-ise your diet, let
reason and not control
and take a few doses m Chamber
lain's Stomach and Livir Tablets
and you will soon be all right ;
again. For sale by All Druggists ]
and-Dealers rn Patent Medicine. — 1
Your money back.—Judicioue ad vertia
lag U the kind that pay* buk to yon
the money you Invert. Space In thW
paper aaauraa yon prompt ratnrna . .
Professional Cards.
Office: Chaie'i Drug Store.
OPPICK HOOKS: 8 to 10 A. M.; 7 to 9 P. M.
Williamston, N. 0.
Office Phone No. 53
Night Phone No. 63
I will be in Plymouth the first week In
Wf K. Warren. J. S. Rhode*
'Phone No. 29
Office: Wheeler Martin's office.
[ 'Phone, 23.
Office formerly occupied by J. D. Biggs.
Phone No. 77.
a»- Practice wherever services are dot re 4
Special attention given to examining and mak
i ng title for purchasers of timber and timber
, land*.
Special attention will be liven to mlMtatc
' «*ch«nfe». if you wish to buy or sell Uad I
can belpyou- M . PHOW4/
' 'Phone 31
Money to loan.
D. C. MOORING, Proprietor
Rates $2.00 per day
• Special Rates By the Week
A Firat-Closs Hotel in Every Partic
ular. The traveling public will find it
a moat convenient place to atop.
if your negligence in securing a fire in
surance policy may come in the shape
of a fire at auy time
the better for you. You know it, and
this is only to remind you that the
knowledge will do you no good unless
vou act upon it. Let us write you a pol
icy anil have it over with.
You'll feel better and sleep easier.
C.odard Building
Williamston Telephone Co.
Office over Bank of Martin County,
Phone Charges:
Messages limited to 5 minutes; extra
charge for over time.
To Washington a 5 eta.
" Greeuville 35 "
" Plymouth. 25 "
" Tarboro 25 "
" Rocky Mount ...* 35 "
" Scotland Neck .* »5 •'
" IJ "
" Katler Lilley's Ij •«
" J. G. Staton 15 "
"I. L.Woolard . „ „*5 "
" J. B. Harriss &Co Ij "
" Parmele 15 '*
." Roberaonville 15 "
" Bveretta Ij "
" Gold Point IJ '«
" Geo. P. McNaughton 15 ,"■
" Hamilton 10 "
For other points call "Central." Non-
Subacribers must go to Central. Hon-
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