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VOL. IX. - NO. 4
LAYING CORNER STONE
OF MASONIC TEMPLE
The Impressive Ceremonies Con
ducted by Grand Master Francis
D. Winston and the Address by
General W. R. Cox, Past Grand
Thousands of Masons, represent
ing every section of North Carolina
were in Raleigh Wednesday to take
part in the laying of the corner-stone
of the handsome Masonic Temple
now io coarse of construction there,
and which when 90tripleted will
COM* over ft to,ooo.
The exercises of the corner-stone
laying took noon after a
procession of Masons had moved
frctn Metropolitan Hall up Fayette
ville street, around the Capitol and
back to the building at the corner
of Fayetteville and Hargett streets,
where a stand had been erected for
The exercises were in charge ot
Grand Master Francis D. Winston,
and the address of the day deliver
ed by General W. R. Cox, of Edge
combe county, a Past Grand Mas
ter of the Masons. Grand Master
Winston gave in his address a
review of the work of the Masons.
The chief marshal was General
Carle A. Woodruff ,U. S. A., re
tired, who named efficient aides.
The parade was an imposing one
and the music was bv the Third
The Exercise «l The Building.
At the building the order of ex
ert ises was as follows:
Music. "The North Carolina
Invocation —Reverend Frederick
Nash Skinner, Grand Chaplain.
Hymn. "Laying of a Corner
Stone," by choir.
Nash Skinner, Grand Chaplain.
Music. "Selections from Prince
of Pilsen," (Leuders)
Address—Honorable W. R. Cox
P.G. M. ' «
Music—"Patrol the Crack Regi-
Placing of coins and medals —
The grand treasurer, bv the grand
Master's command, placed under
the stone various sorts of coin and
medals, Masonic and historical doc
Music—"The Glory of God,"
The principal Architect then
presented the working tools to the
Grand Master, Who handed the
Square to the Deputy Grand
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Also relieves headache, backache, dizziness,
cramps, dragging pains, nervousness, irritability, etc.
If you need advice, write us a letter, telling us all
your symptoms. We will send free advice (in plain
sealed envelope). Address: Ladies' Advisory Dept.,
The Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chattanooga, Tenn.
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Master, the Level to tbe senior
Grand Warden, and the Plumb to
the Junior Grand Warden: when
the Grand Master addiesred the
Grand officer*. Responses by De
puty Grand Master, and Senior
Grand Waiden. Junior Grand
The Grand Master then delivered
to the Architect the implements of
"Worthy Sir: Having thus, as
Grand Master of Masons, laid the
foundation-stone of this structure,
I now deliver the' e implements of
your profession intqyour bauds.en
trusting you with the superintend
ence and direction of the work,hav
ing full confidence in your skill and
capacity to conduct the same.
Anthem — L. M- (Bebron).
' Where once of old, in Israel
' Oar early brethrtu with toil,
I Jehovah's blessings on them fell.
In showers of corn, and wine and oil. -
When there a shrine to him above
They built, with worship sin to foil,
On threshold aud on corner-stone
They poured out.corn, an A wine anil
And we have come, fraternal liands,
With joy *nd pride and prosperous
To honor hint by votive hands
With srteams of coru, and. wine and
Address —Francis D. Winston.
Music —"Stars and Stripes For
ever" v >ousa).
Nash Skinuer, Grand Chaplain.
Music furnished bv Third Regi
ment hand of Raleigh.
Why Colls art Oiigirois
because you have contracted
ordinary colds and recovered from
them without treatment of any
kind, do not for a moment imagine
that colds are not dangerous.
Every-one knows that pneumonia
and chronic catarrh have their
origin in a common cold. Con
sumption is not caused by a cold
but the cold prepares the system
for the reception and development
ot the germs that would rot other
wise have found lodgment, it is
the same with all infectious diseases
Diphtheria, scarlet fever, measles
and whooping cough/are much
more likely to be contracted when
the child has a cold Ydju will see
from this that more real danger
lurks in a cold than in any other
of the common ailments. The
easiest and quickest way to cure a
cold is to take Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. The many remarkable
cures effected by this preparation
have made it a staple article of
trade over a large part of the world.
F r * ile by All Druggists STivd
t_.cu.ctd in Patent Medicine.
WILLIAMSTON, N. C.. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1907
'Entomologist Appointed for
Agricultural College Ex
A new Department for the st nd
of injurious Insects.
Farmers, fruit growets, truck
gardners, and in fact all who are
interested in agriculture in North
Carolina should be interested to
learn that the A. &. M. College
and Experiment Station has estab
lished a new department lor the
teaching and study of insect?.
This is not a new Hue of work for
the State, as the Stale Entomolo
gist of the department of agricul
ture at Raleigh has, for a nunilier
of years, conducted the work of
tjie inspection of orchards and nur
series, aud undertaken investiga
tion and control of certain injurious
insect pests. There must be, how
ever, many problems that ihe State
Entomologist has not, and may not,
be able to undertake.
The new Entomologist, R I.
Smith, at the A. & M. College and
Experiment Station at West Ral
eigh comes from Georgia where he
held the position of State Entomolo
gist for a number of years. In
that positiou he was enabled to
gain a wide experience in the con
trol of injurious insects of the
In taking up the work in North
Carolina the Entomologist desires
to obtain the cc-operation of tlie
farmers and fruit growers of the
State. Letters and correspondence
are the best means to this important
end, and it is his earnest desire
that everyone will feel free to write
for information. Specimens of in
sects, their eggs or cocoons, togeth
er with samples of the work of in
jurious forms should lie sent with
the letters. Insects should always
be sent separately in a tight wooden
or tin box plainly labelled with the
name and address of the sender.
Experimental work looking to- j
ward the control of .some important
insect pests will be taken up by tbe
entomologist, and farmers and
others over the State aliout the prin
cipal insects will greatly aid him in
lines of work that will I*.'
of greatest benefit.'
The State Experiment SU'tiou
work in all its branches, is for the
benefit of the citizens of North
Carolina.. This is perhaps partic
ularly true with investigation of
injurious insects. Statistics show
that insects destroy about 10 per
cent, of all agricultural products
each year. Hence very little
thought is needed tot,make one
realize the importance of insect con
Insects injuring household good-,
stored products such as corn and
small grains, garden, field crop,
aud fruit tree pests, all c help to
cause the annual loss.
Most crops for this year are
practically beyond damage from in
sects for this year, - except perhap?
1 cotton and some late garden crops
I During the past summer, however,
tnucli injury has no doubt been
caused by various insects of the
farm and orchard. Letters con
cerning such dairage will be wel
comed by the entomologist
Futheimore in many cases he may
be able to suggest methods for pre
venting the re-appearance and
damage from such insects next
All Citizens of North Carolina
should grasp this opportunity ot
getting information and assistance
entirely free of cost.
All packages should l>e addressed
R I. SMITH,
F.ntomologist, Agr'l Expr. Station
West Raleigh, N. C.
Hit D«ir Oil Hitter i
"My dear old mother, who is
now eighty three years old, thrives
on Electric Bitters,'' writes W. B.
Brunson. of Dublin, Ga "She
has taken them for about two
years and enjoys an excellent ap-
Kite, feels strong and sleeps well.
at's the way Electric Bitters
affect the aged, and the sam
happy resu'ts fodow in all cases of
female weakness and general de
bi ity. Weak, puny children too
are greatly strengthened by them
Guaranteed also for stomach, liver
and kidney troubles, by S. R.
Tbe Waning Hardwood Supply.
Although the demand tor hard
wood lumbenis greater than ever
before, the annual cut to-day is a
billion feet less than it was seven
years ago. In this time the whole
sale price of the different classes of
hardwood lumber ailvanced from
as to 65 per ceutt The cut of oak
which in 1899 was more than half
the total cut ef hardwoods, has fall
en off 36 per cent. Yellow poplar,
which was formerly teeoiul in point
of out put, has fallen off 38 per
cent,and elm has fallen off one-half.
The cut of Softwoods in over four
times that of hardwoods, yet it is
doubtful if a shortage iu the former
would cause dismay in so many in
dustries. The eooj>etage, furniture
and vehicle industriesidepend upon
hardwood timber, and the railroads
telephone and telegraph companies
agricultural implements manufact
urers, and builders use it extensive
This leads to the question, Where
is the future supply of hardwoods
to be found? The cut in Ohio and
Indiana,'which, seven years ago,
led all other States, has fallen off
one-half. Illinois, lowa, Ken
tucky, Mic'iigan, Minnesota, Mis
souri, New Jersey, Tennessee, Tex
as, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
have also declined in hardwood
production. The chief centers of
production now lie in the Lake
States, the lower Mississippi Valley
and the Appalachian Mountains.
Vet in the Lake States the presence
ot hardwoods is an almost certain
indication of rich agricultural land,
aud when the hardwoods are cut
the land is turned permanently to
agricultural use. In Arkansas,
Louisiana, and Mississippi the pro
duction of hardwoods is clearly at
its extreme height, and in Missouri
and Texas it has already begun to
The answer to the question,
therefore, would seem to lie in the
Appalachian Mountains. They
contain the largest body of hard-
Wood timber left in the Unitedj
States. On them grow the. great
est variety of tree species anywhere
-to l>e found. Protected from fire
and reckless cutting, they produce
the best kinds of timber, since their
soil and climate combine to make
heavy stands and rrfpid growth.
Vet much of the Appalachian for
est lias been so damaged in the
past that it will be years before it
will again reach a high state of
tMoductiveness. Twenty billion
feet of haidwoodfc would be a con
servative estimate of the annual
productive capacity of the 75,000,
000 acres of forest lauds in the Ap
palachians if they were rightly man
aged Until they are we can ex
pect a shortage in lurdwood timber.
Circula'r 116, of the Forest Ser
vice, entitled "The Waning Hard
wood Supply," discusses thiti situ
ation. It may lie had upon appli
cation to the Forester, Forest Ser
vice, Washington, I). C.
More Tbm 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 h>at. The liab
dual consumption of more food
than is necessary for these purposes
is the prime caus>: of stomach
troubles, rheumatism and disorders
of the kidneys If troubled with
indigestion, revise your diet, lei
reason and not appetite cont'ol
and take a few dc se of Chamber
lain's Stomach ant Liver Tablets
and you will soon be all right
again. For sale by All Druggists
and Dealers in Patent Medicine.
"He In oue of Hie cleverest men I
"Clever! In what way?"
"When lie geta a letter from a lad}
be cau alwu.va easily find where slit
begins again after lie lias reached th«
end of tbe Hint |.age."-€bleago Rec
To check a cold quickly, get
from your druggist some little
Candy Cold Tablets called Preven
tics. Druggists everywhere are
now dispensing Prevcntics, for
they are not only safe, but decided
ly certajn and prompt. Preventics
contain no Quinine, no laxative,
nothing harsh nor sickening. Tak
en at the "sneeze Preven
tics will prevent Pneumonia, Bron
chitis, La Grippe, etc Hence the
name, Preventics. Good for fev
erish children. 48 Preventics 15
cents Trial Boxes scts. Sold by
S. R. B'ggS. ;
A $15,000,000 PEA
Rise of T e Goober Since The Civil
War H ts Been Rcmatkable.
Befo r the v'ivil War the Vir
ginian who had a cow rtr a horse,
or even poultry, and worked a veg
etable garden, however small, gave
a corner of his lot to the raising of
the goober pea, known to the out
side world as the peanut and to
science as Aracbis hypogea. Some
body brought it originally from
Braxil as a cheap and nutritions
food forstock. The gardener pulled
up the vines, with the nuts cling
ing to tlieiu, and stored them in the
huv loft to lie fed to the animals.
During the war the Union forces
captured a mail bug in which,
among other letters, was found
one from a Confederate officer to a
Virginia girl. It contained some in
formation of vaulue about the move
ment of troops, and also said
. "It is plain we are congenial
souls, for I, too, am loud of the
From this it is inferred that li e
liking for the peanut 50 years ngo
was not genera) even in the South
A few persons ate it, but without
At that time it was by no im am
a common field crop in the Old'
Dominion, nnd noonethought of it
as a source of revenue. Occident
revealed its value as a means of en
riching the soil. Where it was
left to decay the ground yielded re
markable crops of other kinds.
Howeverrit may be with men,
tobacco is bad for the soil, quickly
exhausting its nitrogenous element,
lu the few years immediately fol
lowing thw war the impoverished
Virginia planter raised raised all to
bacco he could, and soon this crop
hardly paid for the work il required.
Lands were offeied for the tradi
tional song. .Then came the wider
planting of the |>eaniit and the in
creasing fertility of the soil.
Soou the popularity Of the |>ea
uut in the North led to its culti
vation pretty generally throughout
Virginia and the Carolinas. Now
it is the favorite nut for man, and
is grown in every Southern State
and in Califoania, Oklahoma and
Missouri and in several Northern
and Western States.
It has l)econie so important that
there is published lu this state the
American Nut Journal, which is
devoted chiefly to the peanut in
terest. It would be hard to esti
mate the number of Italian push
cart merchants ill all the cities of
this country who depend largely on
the sale of roasted peanuts. The
circus or menagerie would be a
pooi thing without peanuts
The value of the peanut crop in
the United State exceeds $157000,-
tx>o It reaches dbout 400,000,000
pounds aud nearly 500,000 persons
are employed in its cultivation.
Some 400,1x10 acres of land is de
voted to its culture for market pitr
Said a market gardner here: "The
|>eauut will grow 011 soil that can-,
uot be used for anything else, aud
if properly gathered and carefully
marketed it will yield SIOO to the
acre. The weeds must be kept out
and a little lime is needed to keep
off bugs, and that is aliout all the
attention it calls for."
The scientists of the Depart
ment of Agriculture at Washington
have commended the peanut as a
nutritious and wholesome food for
man and beast To the former it*
supplies protein aud ash materials
and to the animals of the farm it is
particulary valuable in combination
with corn and other carbonaceous
; foods, notably for young and grow
| ing stock.
As an improver of the soil it is
equal to any leguminous crop, its
chief virtue is that it does not con
sume the nitrogen of the soil, the
rapid exhaustion of which, togellur
with slow ["reduction hy'~naUiral
processes, has led to melancholy
forebodings by chemists The tu
bercles of the roots collect nitrogen 1 '
from the air and feed it to the plant
without impoverishing the laud.
An enthusiast on the subject of (
the peanuts, one of the prominent
planters of this region, says: "It is -
Sufftrti Two Ytart—RtlUvtd In Tkrt*
MR. C. B.yiZKK, Mt. Sterling, Ky,
"I have Muttered with kidney and
bladder trouble tor ten yean pail.
1 "Last March 1 comlilt-need lining
Peruna and oontlnuol for ttireemontha.
1 have not used it since, nor have 1 fait
"I believe that I am well and I there
fore give my highest commendation to
the curative qualities of Peruna."
Pe-ru-M for KMney Trouble.
Mra. Geo. H. Hlmser, Grant, Ontario,
"I had not l>een well for aliout four
year*. / had kidney trouble, and, la
tact, felt badly nearly all the time.
"Thl« Hummer I got ao very bad I
thought I would try Peruna, ao 1 wrote
to you and began at once to take Peruna
"1 took only two bottlea of Peruna
and one of Manalln, and now 1 feel
better than I have for some time,
"1 feel that Peruna and Manalln cured
me and made a different woman of me
altogether. 1 bless the day I picked up
the lit tie book and read of your Peruna."
It la the bualneaa of the kldneya to
remove from the blood all poltonoua
material m. They must be active all the
time, else the system suffer*. Theri are
tlmea when they need a little aaalatanoe.
Peruna la exactly this aort of a rem
edy. Jt has saved many people from
disaster t'f rendering the kidneys ser
vice at a time when they were not able
to bear their own burden*.
one of the saftest and surest of Vir
ginia products. It is rare that it
falls below 900 pounds to the acre,
and there is always a ready niaikel
for it at paying prices, cither to
supply the demand of the cities or
"You may l)e surprised to learn
its many uses merely for home con
sumption. Its history is much like
that of the cfttton plant. You
know the cotton grower once found
the seeds a nuisance and an ex
pense, while now the profits from
the seeds.and other parts of the
plant exceed those from the cotton
itself. Kvery man who has a gar
den down here grows* peanuts,
some of which he may sell and
some of which his family will eat.
For every other part of the plant
he has a use. It will feed his cow
or his horse, fatten his hogs, chick
ens, ducks, turkeys, gepse, and en
rich his garden. "You see the
planter who does not give his time
and labor to harvesting his crop
for the market, and yfiu know la
bor is mighty uncertain in the
South, may get about as mil. li pro
fit out of it by couveitiug it into
meat by simply feeding it to'any
kind of stock that sells readily,
livery living thing likes peantlis,
and the stock prefers tints and
vines to hay or fodder.
"Milk cows especially may be
kept in tine condition by it, and
just now milk sells for ten cents a
lll art jn this region. Hetis lay
steadily under a peanut diet and
eggs bring 40 cents a dozen her£.
Trial Catarrh treatments are be
ing mail,ed out tree, on request, by
Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis These
tests are proving to the people—
without a penny's cost —the great
value of tnis scientific prescription
known to druggist everywhere as
Dr. Shoop's Catarrh Remedy. Sold
by S. R. Biggs.
One of the (source* of Income to cer
tain Hurmu provincial governments Is
the letting of rights to collect edible
birds' nests In the uortlieru uud south
eru groups of the Moscow Islands, In
the Tavoy district. These nests com
rnund fancy prices and are used In
■eaaonlng Roups uud other dishes.
' ' -
Don't get out of patience with the
baby when it is peevish and rest
less, and don't wear yourself out
'worrying night and day about it
|ust give it a little Cascasweet.
Cascasweet is a corrective lor the
stomachs of babies and children.
Contains no' drugs. Sold I
by S. R. Biggs; Willianiston, N. C., ;
Slade. Jones & Go., Hamilton, N. C. j
Your money buck.— Judiciout ad reft la
in K' i» the kind that paya back to you
the money you inveet. Space in thia
paper aaaurea you prompt returns . .
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' HUGH B. YORK,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, "
Office: Chase's Drug Store.
OFFICK HOURS: Btolo A. M.; 7 to 9p. it,
WilliarriHtoii, N. 0.
Office Phone No. 53
Night Phone No. 6]
DR- J. A. WHITK.
OFFICK- MA IN STRKRT
1 will be 111 Plymouth the first week la
W. B; Warren. J. S. Rhode.
DKS. WARREN & RHODES,
( AND SURGEONS.
BIGGS' DRUG STORK
t 'Phone No. 2Q
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Office: Wheeler Martin's office.
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Office formerly occupied by J. U. Biggv.
Phonr No. 77.
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wherever tervlcfa are desired
ipecial attention given to examining and mak
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1 Special attention will l»e given to real eatate
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ROBKRSONVIM.K, N. C.
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Special Ratea By the Week
A I'irst-Closs Hotel in Every Partic
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a most convenient place to atop.
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if your negligence in securing a fire in
surance policy may come in the shape
of 11 lire at any time
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this is only to remiuil you that the
knowledge will do you no good unless
you act U|KIU it. Let us write you a pol
icy and have it over with.
You'll feel Iwlter and sleep easier.
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Wiliiamston Telephone Co.
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WiLLIAMSTON, N. C.
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