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FAVOR SHOWN 1
Understood Engineers Are
Backing Plan to Deepen
Mouth of Roanoke
!t is understood that government
investigators are finding good reasons
for deepening: the mouth of Roanoke
river and that they will report their
findings to the Buerau of Navigation
with the recommendation that Con-,
grest- should include this work in the
next Rivers and Harbors appropria
tion at the next session.
Agitation continues in an effort to
restore locks on the Chesapeake canal
that will hijider commerce but give
to the big sportsmen a happy hunting
ground. Sportsmen claim that the salt
waters are killing the food that the
iducks live on, and that the ducks go
some place else to feed.
Governor McLean made a trip to
Washington recently, it is understood
in beh'alf of having the locks restored
so that hunters migh not be robbed
o ftheir targets.
New Chain Grocery
To Open Here Soon
• - W'iftfamston will have another
chain store ai.jioiMi as the old post
office building) can be remodled anil
painted, it was unofficially stated
yesterday. . ,
The North Carolina Chain Storps
with headquarters at Elizabeth City,
it is reported, will open the store
here ami will carry a regular-line of
It is understood that ..the company
has just been recently organized and
that this will be the first store in
the chain. No manager has been nafti
ed anil very few details could be hat'
today as to when the store expect.*-'
to open. ,
Mr. and Mrs. Fleming
Move ~To Washington
Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Kleipinji
and two boys moved to- Washington
yesterday where Mr. Fleming will en
ter the grocrey business.
- During their nine years' stay in
Williamston, Mr. and Mrs. Fleming
have added greatly to the commercial
and social life of the town. In the
church they have been leaders, and in
' his work with the Harrison Wholesale
company, Mr. Fleming-has been most
efficient. Their many friends regret
their leaving. »
Mr. W. W. Griffin, of William:
township was here today.
,is a prescription for
COLDS. GRIPPE/ FLU, DENGUE.
BILIOUS FEVER AND MALARIA
It Kills the Germs
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"Great hydro-electjtfc developments are goiyg on everywhere • development for the entire United States last year was to be
• • It is the most hopeful omen that has come to my at- found in the Southern States ...
tention during my life." —Hon. A. F. Lever, President of First - £
r S Carolinas Joint Stocfc Land Bank, Columbia, South Carolina. - "... Great hydro-electric developments are going on
everywhere. . . . It is the most hopeful omen that has come to
Mr. Lever goes on to say "... but if diversification in » my attention during my life. To me it means the real new South,
the South is to be profitable . . .* the consuming population 6 of which for nearly two generations we have written and spoken
must be increased. and yet have not seen. Hydro-electric power is the magic wand ***
■The outstanding need of southern agriculture, in fact of that is t0 brin « salv,tion to the South ' 'specially to the South
the S&uth itself, is a well-maintained balance between agricul- eas,_a Ealvation that wUI brin « fr « dom and comfort and hap
ture and industry, between the farm producer and the consumer P lness to our small salvation that will inaugurate, on
of his products a soum * economic basis, a system of diversified agriculture ....
. • , ♦ What we need most is a diversity of industry . . . All this is
Pew of us realize that the South is becoming industrial-. ' , to come through the harnessing of our rivers and streams and
ized . . nearly one-half of the total increase in water-power distribution of electric power ..."
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Virginia Electric and Power Company
W. E. WOOD, PRESIDENT - J.T.CHASE, MANAGER ROANOKE RAPIDS,N. C.
Bring Suit for $25,000 for
Death in Auto Wreck
An action has been started by S.
A. Smith, administrator of the estate
of Wilmer Smith, deceased, to re
cover damages in the sum of $25,000
for the wrongful death of Witmer
Smith in an autdmobile wreck be
tween Burlington and Greensboro,
October 26. John C. Horlacher, doing
business under the name of "Hor
lacher's Auto Service" and "Hor
lacher'* Delivery Service" and Paul
Key have been named as defendants.
.The summons was issued from the
Superior court of Washington county
the 26th day of last month and is re
turnable within thirty days.
. be recalled that Smith with
a party, of friends from Roper passed
tnrough here a few hours before the
wieck in which he lost his life, hap
pened. J - 4
Pitt County Farmer
Kills Child and Self
Wednesday night, J. B. Carroll, a
farmer living negr Wintervillc, killed
his young child by throwing it down
on the pavement in the streets
Ayden, later going to his home and ,
Carroll was a successful farmer and
one of the leading citizens of his com
munity. He had shown signs of men'
ta! trouble in the early spring, but
recently he appeared to'be all rightfi
His rash acts came as a surprise to j
those who knew him.
Open Season on Turkey
And Quai^Began Dec. 1
Almost every dog irt the country old
pnough to wag its tail was in the
woods arid filed* before breakfast
yesterday. All the gunners from both
town and country were following
along behind. The quail and tui'ke;
season had opened. >
■ One local lawyer and his part
brought in twelve quail, two snipe
and eight cabhits.
Hunters report that there are many
birds and vabbita, hut the bag limit
has not ben reached.
Mr. J. W. Hides,'of Oak T!Hy, was
a business visitor in town ysterday
'Mr. Vance Hunting was a business
visitor here today from Bethel.
Yleld to this
h Redden chest
1 JuFSTv. bot
OYSTER SUPPER FOR HIGH
SCHOOL IN ROBBRSONVILLE
A representative of the Aluminum
Company of America is giving: lec
tures ill Rohersonville this week, and
tonight an oyster supper is being pre
pared under her supervision for the
athletic association of the Robe rson -
ville high school.
WANTED: GIRLS JO LOOP AND
knit; experienced or ftiex'pcricnced.
Conic to see or write Walker Knitting
Mills, Tarboro, N. C. s3O 20t
HELP WANTED: YOUNG MAN
over* I H • vjars to manage local store.
in own writing to the N- C. Store#,
Inc., Elizabeth City, N. C. Jl2*> 2i
I.AkliF. 1.0 I ()!■ MEAT l (')k
. sale off the racks at reasonable
prices. J. I). Bo'wen, Willianiston, N.
C., Route 5. ' n2fc(>tch
ss*oo REWARD FOR RETURN OF
black and yellow log, -half hound,
white tip\ fm tail. Stolen- from my
home abouj: a week ago. (,i. F. God
ard, Will mansion. Route 4. n29 .It
LOST, STdLKS, OR STRAYED
iva-y: Bull dug, gray body wjth
while, heatl and white spots. Finder
•I'lleasc, return. to Rev. Hawkins, 315
Sycamore St., Williamston, and re
ceive reward n29 2t
Brighten up the home for Christmas festivities with new furniture. Don't let the
sparkling brightness of Christmas put your home to shame! One or two pieces will
do wonders —a new chair for here—a new table for an odd corner—perhaps a complete
new suite! Regardless of your needs, you will find here 1 quality furniture at ex
tremely moderate prices. And for your further convenience, there is our deferred
payment plan. We will hold any pieces until wanted—or make immediate delivery.
And, lest you forget, nothing has yet been discovered to take the place of furniture
as a perfect gift. *
B. S. COURTNEY
EARLY JERSEY WAKEFIELD
cabbage plant*; 20c hundred, $1.50
thousand; S to 10 thousand $1.25 thou
sand. Prices on large lots. Very best
seed sown right, urown right. 17 years
experience in plant growing. East
Side farm quality plants arc known
everywhere. Orders filled from now
till March 1, 1928. J. t L. Holliday,
Williamston, N. C. ' n5 Btpd
I HAVE Ihi MY POSSESSION 6
Hampshire hogs. 4 unmarked and 2
with swallow fork in right far. T. S.
Hartley. d 2 3t
( ASH PAID FOR OLD CONFED-,
••rate States postage stamps and en
velopes, Confederate monfex > n quan
tities. V|Ul stamp collections. Mail ma
terial to Dearborn, Stamp Co., Suite
302. 101 V - N. Dearborn St., Chicago,
111. • d 2 5t
3 OR 4 MORE GOOD
Farms for rent. Apply to
G. W. Blount. d 2 2t
PECANS, #£ARS. PLUMS,
peaches, Japan Persimmons, orna
mentals. All well grown. Prices
right. Ask for information and
prices. J. B. Wight, Cairo, Ga. n8 8t
WANTED: A CROPPER
experienced in growing
tobacco and peanuts, in
splendid agricultural sec
tion of Bertie County. Call
T. Gillam, jr., Bank of
Windsor, or call in person
at once. n25 4t
NOTICE: WE HAVE RENTED
the garage of Mr. Aaron Smith, at
Parmele, and are prepared to do re
pair work on all kinds of cars. We
sell repair parts at reasonable prices.
All work guaranteed. • James jftid
James. n29 3t
LIME MAKES THE LAND WORK
better, the fertilizer act better, the
manures and organic matter rot bet
ter, and the legumes grow better."
See your local dealer for "MASCOT,"
the Standard Agricultural Limestone,
or write American Limestone Co.,
Knoxville, Tenn. o 25 lit
BY I'SFNG HIGH GRADE MAG
iiesiutn limestone containing 36 to
'3B per cent magnesium carbonate the
tobacco station at Oxofrd got an av
erage annual increase in of S6B
per acre for 5 consecutive years. You
ean get it, too, by using MASCOT
Agricultural Lime. See your local
MASCOT dealer or write AMERI
CAN LIMESTONE CO., Knoxville,
Tenn. mo dec
NOTICE OF SALE
, Under and by» virtue of the authori
ty contained in that certain deed of
trust executed to the undersigned trus
tee by M. W. Whitelmrst and wife,
Emma L., Whitehurst. on the 29th day
of December. 1925, said deed of trust
being of record in the public .registry
of Martin County in book P-2, at page
147, said deed of trust given to secure
certain notes of even date and tenor
therewith, and the stipulations con
tained in said deed of trust not hav
ing been, complied with, and at the re
«|ues-t of the parties interested, the un
dersigned trustee will on the 2nd day
of January, 1928. at the courthouse
door in the town of Williamston, N.
C . at 12 o'clock in., offer at public
sale, to the highest bidder for cash,
the following described real estate:
Beginning at a bridge across Wolf
Pitt Branch on the public road, thence
S 20 W. 50 poles to a post, thence S.
66 E. 61 poles to a post, thence N.
18 E. 40 poles to the Wolf Pitt
Branch, thence up the various courses
of said branch to the first station, it
being the tract of land on which Emil
iza Miller is situated, containing 20
. Also one other tract of land at the
west end of the between
said 20 acre tract and main road, so
said tract will come out to the main
road, containing 1 1-4 acres, more or
This 30th day of November, 1927.
d 2 4tw • Trustee.
1 will offer for sale at public auction
for cash on the premises of the late
Joel Bennett, all of the personal prop
erty belonging to said estate, consist
ing of 75 barrels of corn. 700 bales of
hay, 5 good mules, all wagons, carts,
and buggies; all farm tools, consist
ing of plows, cultivators, transplanters,
distributors, shovels, hoes, etc; tobacco
sticks, one canoe, all harness; house
hold and kitchen furniture.
Time of sale: Friday. December 23,
1927. at 10 a m.
This December "1, 1927.
R F. BENNETT.
(12 3tw Administrator.
Under and by virtue of the judgment
of the superior court in the action en
titled ;D G. Matthews vs. the Wil
liamston Cooperage Co.. the ull ' " r "
signed commissioner will, on the 2nd
! day of January. 1927, at 12 o'clock
noon, in front of the courthouse door
of Martin County, offer at public sale
to the highest bdider. for cash, the fol
lowing described land:
A vacant lot located in the town of
Williamston. N. C, bounded by a
street perpendicular with Main Street,
Paul Ballard House and lot, Cherry
house and lot. Containing one-half
acre, more or less. Being the same
Friday, December 2,1928
sold for taxes by H-T. Roberson. sher
iff and same land set out and described
in the certificate of sale to the said
D. G. Matthews. 10 ~,
This hte 30th day of November, 1927.
B. A. CRITCHER.
l2 4tw Commissioner.
Moneyfor You r
Starch Your Attic for Fortune#
in Old Envelopes
Among the old letters of many fami
lies are hundreds of very rare stamp*
and envelopes. Many have been found
and sold for fortunes. Single envelope*
have been sold for as high as $6,000,
and many have brought upwards of ,
SIOO each. It sounds "fishy," but it a ,
true. They are valuable because they/
are rare. And they are rare, ngt -be
cause there are only a few, but simply'
because moat of them have remained
stored away and forgotten, in "U
trunks, family chests and closets.
Make a thorough search through your
attic or store room for such old letters
—anything mailed from 1845 to 1H65.
fortunes .in rare stamps havrf been
found in old trunks which no one ever
dreamed contained anything of value.
Keep the letters if you wish, but send
the envelopes to Mr. Harold C. Brooks,
Bos 223 Marshall, Michigan, and be
will immediately write you, stating
their value. In sending them to ki®
you are not obliged to sell unless hi*
offer meets with your spproval. Any
thing not purchased be will return in
good order. Mr. Brooks, who is mayor
of his eity, is a private collector snd
hf» paid thousands of dollars for old
envelopes bearing stamps. Although
the rare issues are especially desired
he also buys many of the commoner
kinds. Msny people in this way at*
getting Christmas money with very
i little trouble and no expense.
The First National Bank of Marshall,
Mich., writes: "Mr. Brooks has been
in business here for twenty years. You
will make no mistske when you reoom>
mend him to your readers as worthy of
the fullest conGdence, both financially
Mr. Brooks states that there are so
many different stamps which are simi
lar in appearance he cannot quota
1 values from written descriptions, but
| must see the envelopes. Furthermore,
he is not interested ill buying loose
stamps or stsmp collections, but only
| the old envelopes bearing postage; so
1 do not cut the btamps from the rnvel
[ opes. It is not necessary to write dates
, on envelopes as Mr. Brooks is fully
> acquainted with all issues even though
\ the postmark shows no year date.
I Those especially wanted are United
1 States issues, but he also buys Cotrfed
| erate, Canidian, Hawaiian, and certain
, . foreign stamps provided they are on
1 the original envelopes and mailed not
| later than 1865.
, 'lf envelopes are sent in a bunch thev
i thould be carefully parked in a card
! | board box to protect them from dam
i age while in the mails. If vou have
1 reason to believe your envelopes arv
[ of special value send them bv regiar
, tered or iqsured mail. If you nave no
>! ,old letters written during or before the
j Civil War, show this notice to your
! friends—especially those whose fami
' lies have lived in the ssrne home for
!' several generations. Many old families,
j old banks snd law firm* still hava
> atored away hundreds of letter*, wait
> ing to be burned or sold for larga
> sums. Before destroying such envelopes
> or folded letters investigate their vaiae.
| i Mr. Brooks' address is as follow*:
HAROLD C BROQKS,
Box 223 Marshall, Midi.