VOL. XII., NO. 33
Biographical and Historical Sketch
by Dr. P. s. flicks, Treating of
Local Persons and Sceoes.
Furniture was not insured and when
I got to Norfolk that trunk was missing
and another trunk in its place. The
other trunk had no check or name on it
and no identity as to its owner. The
agent proposed to me to take that trunk
in the place of mine and if I never got
mine and never found the owner of it
to keep it. As I was the best owner
under the circumstances I took it. In
about twelve months an agent or detec
tive or something came to my house in
Rocky Mount when I was away and told
my wife he was looking for a stray
trunk, she told him to come in that she
had one; he claimed it. It was a large
Saratoga trunk and contained womens
apparel so:re very fine silk dresses and
in fact everything in the trunk was of
the finest order. I had sold a few of
the things but got them back and sent
them to his address.. I always thought
it was a put up job'. I advertised a
valuable lost trunk and It was an easy
matter for a sharper to claim property
and take it. Well back to my arrival
in Norfolk. 1 had only ten dollars.
That would just pay my way to. Wil
liamston. That was in '6B when the
money panic was at the highest. Things
looked pretty gloomy to me, my family
sick, but little money and but little
work of any kind, so I decided to rent
a house, take the chances and stay
there for a while. I got the city doctor
to attend my family and furnish medi
cine free of charge, I was in a condition
to be thankful for it. In a month my
wife and child were some better. I
then moved over in Portsmouth. Times
got no better, it was seldom I could get
a days work. Finally a man made a
contract to paint the underside of the
roof of the shed of the Seaboard and
Roanoke R. R. The roof was made of
sheet iron, it was to be painted to kjsep
it from rusting under there, and it was
a baJ job in hot weather. The contrac
tor gare me the job of painting at
seventy-fiw cents a day, that was a
great CLUJA" in tve . mon hs. T.
getting three dollars a day at the time
J left New York, an easy job at grain
ing, and begging a job for seventy-five
cents a day at roof painting in an oven
was quite a difference. Times grew
worse, the money panic grew more des
perate. I sold a bed at half its valu*,
pawned my watch ano pistol with the
pawn broker. The money was soo-i
spent; my surroundings continued to
look more and more gloomy. I had
about a pint of meal and one ten cents.
What to do with the ten cents was the
question, at that critical moment I
thought of a man by the name of
Richardson that used to be a partner of
W. A. Bassett, of Tarboro. a painter,
he at that time lived in Norfolk. I de
cided to go and look for him, maybe he
could give me something to do. I went
to a ferry boat and got me a return
ticket, that took my ast ten cents. I
found Richardson but no good, he had
no work for himself. When I stepped
off of the boat on the wharf the last of
my ten cents was gone. The ticket
office was at the edge of the side walk;
under the ticket office shelf on the side
walk I saw something that looked like
a bill of greenback or a snuff or tobacco
stamp crumppled up in a wad. I stooped
down picked it up and kept right on and
said nothing to anyone. A strange
feeling came over me, was it money or
not? When j got to the next corner 1
turned aside from the passing crowd
and opened out the crumppled wad of
paper, it was a Ave dollar bill, it looked
all right bnt I was afraid it was a
dream, was it really so? A God send
at the last moment. I went right on
to the market feeling that it might be
counterfeit. I called for twenty-five
cents worth to test it, the market man
gave me the change back. That decided
my fate it was all right. I don't jenow
of any time in my life of a five
dollars coming in a better time. I
bought lots of good things and went
home rejoicing and thanking the good
Lord for his kind providence. I found
my wife waiting patiently for my re
turn. We soon had a good breakfast
gave thanks and helped ourselves.
About that time I became acquainted
with a boss painter in the Navy yard,
he promised me a job of a few days
painting and by this time my wife and
children were on the mend so I decided
to send my family to Rocky Mount. I
went to see the general agent of the
Seaboard and Roanoke Railroad, who
was E. G. Ghio at that time, and I
never met a better man than he proved
to be. I was not acquainted with him
and I asked a bystander to point him
out to me. I watched my chance and
when he was alone in his office I walked
in and told him who I was, my circum-
9he iticeku Mount iKeeord.
stances and dependent condition. I
then asked him to aid me in getting to
Rocky mount. He listened to my story
very attentively and asked me If I was
the man who painted the shed roof a
few days ago. I told him I was, but I
was not the contractor. He said he
knew that and that I was entitled to a
reward from the company for such
laborious and difficult work and that he
would help me, that a man who did the
work on that shed as hot as the weather
was, for the small pay I got richly de
served a reward and that it was in his
power to reward me and he would do it.
Yes he gave me a free transportation
for my family and furniture not only
over his road but to Rocky Mount on
the W. & W. R. R. and at the same
time he offered to give me a free pass
but I thanked him and told him I had a
job in the Navy yard and did uot want
to go just then. You see I had sold a
good feather bed for eight dollars, had
pawned a good watch for eight more
and I wanted to redeem them before I
left. .-.The next day my family was off
for Rocky Mount In a day or two I had
orders to go to work in the navy yard
for three .dollars a day, my job only
lasted eleven days. I got my money,
redeemed my things and left for Rocky
Mount where I joined my family. By
this time my wife and children were
much better. Painting at that time
was very dutl so 1 decided to give my
entire attention to the practise and
study of medicine, that is of which is
made of roots, gum, herbs and barks,
the above skill I had been previously
applying myself every time an eppor
tunity would present, as far back as
my boyhood days. After a little I got
up several special remedies and had
them patented or copyrighted. My
remedies all acted like a charm and sold
on its merits. I bought and built a
small high house in Rocky Mount lived
in it about twelve months then sold it
and moved to Raleigh. A while after I
had left that high house a cyclone came
along and blew the entire house away
except the bottom floor.
I made many friends and joined the
Odd Fellows while in Raleigh and did
very well. I moved from there back to
Rocky Mount, bought and built two and
a half miM O -south o* the town, stayed
there about a year and sold out, and
moved back to Rocky Mount. About
this time I was elected standard keeper
of Edgecombe county for two years and
when the time expired they re-elected
me for two years more. While holding
the office I made some little money out
of it and some few enemies. There had
been no standard keeper during the war
or since, a space of probably about
eignt or ten years. During this time
some of our best citizens had miscon
streued the law or had neglected their
duty along where the law says: "Every
person buying or selling or using
weights or measures shall have same
(To be continued.
T. P. A. Post Organized in City.
' On Saturday evening, at the Cam
bridge Hotel, Post Hof the N. C. Di
vision of the T. P. ~ was organized
by Mr. Burrel H. Marsh, of Winston-
Salem. a leading member of the asso
ciation, and vice-president of this divis
ion. The meeting was well attended,
and the new post starts with a splendid
membership, and as a large number of
traveling men are making their homes
in the progressive city of Rocky Mount,
Post H will have as large membership
as any post in the State. The follow
ing were elected officers of the post: N.
L. Alcocke, President; J. S. Christain,
Vice-President; J. T. Lassiter, Sec'y.
Messrs. J. T. Mount, Harry Abram and
r N. L. Alcocke were elected delegates
to attend the State convention which
meets in Wilmington on May the 15th.
Mr. Marsh has many friends here who
are anxious to see him elected president
of the State division, for which office
he is a candidate.
J. H. Short's License Revoked.
The board of aldermen at a special
meeting Friday night revoked the sa
loon license of Mr. J. H. Short, whose
place is on Main street. The board
gave him until May 11th to close out his
business and dispose of his stock. The
action of the board was in consequence
of disorderly conduct on the part of Mr.
Short while intoxicated, this being a
cause for revoking saloon license under
the city laws.
If you invest your earnings in the
Citizens Building and Loan Co. you rot
only help' yourself by good, secure in
vestment, but you help to build up Rocky
Mount. Third series of stock will be
opened May 1. §ee W. S. Wilkinson,
secretary and treasurer, and begin at
A Newspaper For The Home.
ROCKY MPUNT. N. C., 'IHURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1908.
EX-GOVERNOR AYCOCK SPEAhI.
North Carolina's "Favorite Son" Ad
dresses Audience ot 1500 Ofl Pro
Ex-Governor Charles B. Aycock de
livered a prohibition speech in Crews
warehouse Sunday afternoon before an
audience of 1500 people, who gave him
the closest attention. A musical pro
gram was well rendered by a large apd
well trained choir, in addition to the
eloquent address of North Carolina's
The ex-governor came to Reeky
Mount after a most strenuous week of
speech making and left on the 4 o'clock
train for Tarboro, where he spoke at
night. He gave evidence of fa f _&ue
from which he was suffering, but his
speech was given with that force and
logic for which he is famed. The
speaker began his remarks by saying
that the great boon which is coming to
North Carolina on the 26th of May had
its inception with those brave me who
made the fight for State prohibition in
1881, against odds overwhelming and
when the measure was not so popular
as now. He refuted the argumex.t ad
vanced by anti-prohibitionists about
"personal liberty" by saying no man
who lives and enjoys the benefits of
society, but had to give up pergonal
liberties for the common benefit. Rob
inson Cruso, he said, had all the per
sonal liberty a man could possibly wish
for, but he was glad to give it up for
the sake of getting back into society.
He pleaded with men to make the sac
rifice of appetite for humanity's sake.
The speaker took up the various ar
guments advanced by those opposed to
prohibition and demolished all of them
or reduced th*»m all to one simple thing,
appetite. A. »d he pleaded in the name
of the children, the school, the family
and the church for the sacrifice of the
The speech was well received and
Junior Order Endorses Prohibiten
Be it resolved by the Rocky Mnrnt
Council No. J. O. V. A. .M
That as this order stands at
lor liberty of conduct and thought pre
scribed by no limitations, except where
the welfare of a fellow being is invol
ved, for love of honie and country to
the extent of protecting under all con
ditions their safety and purity and for
education of the people, as on this rests
the welfare, prosperity and character
of the individual and nation; and be
lieving as we do that along with indus
try, sobriety is the brightest jewel in
the crown of any people, ani without
it we cannot expect or hope to achieve
real success in this life or fulfillment of
the eternal promises hereafter, we feel
it as a solemn sense of our responsibili
ty as good citizens to declare it our
purpose and aim to give to the present
prohibition movement in North Carolina
our active and cordial suppcrt, not only
by advocating it in all proper places and
times and voting for it May 26th next,
but urging all our brethren of this order
and our friends everywhere to do so.
Further, that our position on this
great question and matter of public, in
terest and concern may be known to all,
it is directed that this resolution be
spread on our minutes and copies for
publication be given the city newspa
Horrible Tragedy at Goldsboro.
Howard Bain, son of the late Col. T.
H. Bain, Thursday night, went to the
room where his wife and baby were
sleeping in Goldsboro, and pulling a
Colts. 38 pistol shot his wife three times
as she lay in bed. Mrs. Bain's father,
Mr. J. C. Mullen, attracted by the fir
ing, ran to the room and overpowered
Bain, taking him to the police station.
Bain and his wife had quarrelled a
week before and she was at the home
of her parents when Bain made the
murderous attempt. Mrs. Bain will
Reply to Picnic at Westray's Easter.
I'm quite sure Mr. John Lindsey and
his friend (?) enjoyed driving home on
the wagon alone, and I especially wish
to say that it was all owing to the fact
that Miss Mamie Parham made our en
gagements to come back with Mr. R.
L. Dozier. One of Them.
Let the Citiezns Building and Loan
Co. help you to save your money by
making small monthly deposits with
them. Perfectly safe investments that
pays sure dividends. W. S. Wilkinson,
secretary and Treasurer.
Published Every Thursday Morning.
BRILLIANT EASTER GERMAN
Carolina Cotillon Club Gives Past-
Lenten Oaoce In Elks Club Rooms
Attended by Maoy Couples.
Monday night in the Elks Home the
Carolina Cotillon Club gave its Easter
german, and it was a most brilliant
social event. There were more than
25 couples participating in the dance,
many of whom came from a distance.
Levin's orchestra, of Raleigh, furnished
most excellent music, and the german
was gracefully and skilfully led by Mr.
and Mrs. F. P. Spruill.
Those present and participating
Miss Maude Philips with Mr. R. W.
Rawls, Miss Mary Battle with Mr. W.
T. Williford, Miss Susie Zollicoffer, of
Weldon, with Mr. G. E. Pennington, of
Tarboro; Miss Juliette Covington with
Mr. R. S. Gorham, Miss Mary Hardi
son with Mr. M. D. Munn, Miss Mellette
Davis, of New York, with Mr. Will
Meadows, Miss Clyde Daughtridge with
Mr. J. B. Ramsey, Miss Annie Cunning
ham with Mr. Cunningham, of New
York; Mrs. J. P. Bunn with Mr. J.
P. Bunn, Miss Louise Arrington with
Mr, S. G. Sills, Miss Bia Tyree with
Mr. E. J. Gordon, Miss Callena Newell
with Mr. J. C. Daughtridge, Miss
Helene Battle with Mr. A. B. Williams,
Miss Carrie Shubrick with Mr. W. V.
Gupton. Miss Taylor with Mr. H. H.
Battle, Miss Focia, of Burlington, Ver
mont, with Mr. H. A. Williford, Miss
Hindee, of Burlington, Vermont, with
Mr. Gordon Smith, Miss Wood, of
Portsmouth, with Mr. John Fenner,
Miss Meta W instead with Mr. Paul R.
Capelle, Miss lone Carney, of Emporia,
with Mr. P. W. Turner, of Emporia;
Miss Ruth Turner, of Emporia, with
MV L. A- Hardy, of Emporia; Miss
Powell of Emporia, with Mr. R.
M. Roberson, of Emporia; Miss Tillie
Powell, of Emporia with Mr. E. P.
Turner, of Emporia; Miss Lizzie Good
win, of Emporia, with Mr. Elliott Stacy,
of Emporia; Miss Mary Philips with
Chaperones: Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Abram, Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Reid.
Jno. L. Arrington, Kelly
•-.hvill*. rthur.Rose. of
Nashville; C. G. Weather by, oV INU'S «-
ville; Wade Benton, Eugene Brittle,
of Emporia; Thorpe Ramsey and H. W.
City Democratic Primaries.
The city democratic primaries are
called for Friday, May 1, between the
hours of 4p. m. and 9p. m., to name
one alderman and one committeeman
from each ward. Necessary for choice
is a majority of all votes cast in each
The primaries will be held at the fol
First Ward—Jno. L. Arrington's of
Second Ward—Mayor's office.
Third Ward —A vent's old stables on
Fourth Ward—J. D. Odom's stables.
Fifth Ward—Ferguson's vacant store
on the Falls Road.
Sixth Waid—T. C. Gorham's store.
Only registered democrats will be en
titled to vote in the ward primaries.
Saturday morning the ward committee
men will meet at 10 o'clock and canvass
the vote of the city and declare the
There will probably be a ccntesi in
several of the wards, but whether in
all wards or not is not known.
Tobacco Tags Bring Fine Presents.
According to reports from the local
dealers in tobacco more people are sav
ing tobacco tags than ever before in the
history of the giving of presents in ex
change for tobacco tags. This tremen
dous increase in tag saving is due to
the action of the American Tobacco Co.
in offering a remarkable list of valuable
presents in return for tags from various
Death of Mary Belle Nichols.
Mary Belle, the 16-month-old daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Nichols, died
at the home, 843 Arlington street, Sun
day night, of child's summer complaint.
Rev. R. H. Black preached the funeral
Monday morning at the home and the
remains were taken to Burgaw on the
noon train for burial.
The Citizens Kuilding and Loan Co,
has helb to build many homes it Rocky
Mount. Let it help you to build a
home, by taking stock in the third ser
ies to be opened May 1. See W. S.
Wilkinson, secretar and treasurea-
Notice of Connty Convention and Dem
Notice is hereby given to the Demo
cratic voters of Nash county, that on
Saturday 13th day of June, 1908, begin
ning at 10 o'clock A. M. and closing at
sun down, there will be held a primary
election at the respective voting places
in the several townsnips of Nash county,
for the nomination of one member of
the Housfe of Representatives, and all
County officers. All persons desiring to
be a candidate in said primary will com
municate with the undersigned, and
make arrangements to have their tickets
printed, the names submitted to the
primary, in accordance with the rules
of the committee.
There wiil likewise be selected at the
several precincts on Saturday, June
13th, 1908, delegates to represent the
several precincts in the County Demo
cratic Convention, which will be held in
Nashville on Monday, June 15, 1908,
for the purpose of selecting delegates
to the Senatorial, Congressional, and
State Conventions. There will also be
nominated in the said precincts Justice
of the Peace and a constable at the
same time, and a Democratic Executive
Committee will be elected by ballot ac
cording to the plan of organization for
the ensuing two years, during the
same hours of the County primary.
Rocky Mount, Stony Creek, North
Whitakers and South Whitakers, town
ships will together select at the said pri
mary election one County Commissioner;
Baileys, Dry Wells, Ferrells and Jack
sons Townships will together select one
Countj Commissioner; and the remain
ing five townships of the county will
together select one County Commiss
ioner. The three commissioners, who
will receive the highest vote in the re
spective groupes of townships will
under the resolutions of the County
Democratic Executive Committee, be
declared the nominee of the Democratic
party of Nash county for the office of
I desire to call the attention of the
voters of the county to the primary
election law, found in Chapter 926, pub
lic laws of North Carolina, session of
1907, which will be taken in connection
with the Democratic plan of organiza
tion, f%d vi ll be d'ljy observed in the
If any candidate for any office receive
the majority of the votes cast in the
county, at said primary, he will be de
clared the nominee of the party of Nash
county, for such office, but if no one
person receive the majority of all the
votes cast in the primary, then a second
primary will be ordered by the County
Executive Committee, which is called
to meet in Nashville on Monday June
15th, 1908, which said second primary
will be held not exceeding seven days
from and after June 13th, 1908, and at
such second primary the two candidates
who receive the highest and second
highest votes, respectively, in the first
primary will be the only candidates bal
You will take due notice of the fore
going, and govern yourself accordingly.
Chm. Dcm. Ex. Comm. of Nash Co.
State News Items.
At a saw mill near Kinston, a negro
employe named Eugene Hunter, was
thrown on a slide saw and cut so badly
he died two hours after, Thursday.
Mr. B. F. Turner, saw filer at a saw
mill at House, was caught between the
tender and some cars when a coupling
was being made, last week, and killed.
Earl Grey, governor of the Dominion
of Canada, and Lady Grey, his wife,
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W.
Vanderbilt at Biltmore, N. C., last
Lonnie Moore, a negro youth of 16,
who was serving a sentence on the
Guilford chain gang for breaking into a
freight car, was fatally shot by the
guard while attempting to escape, Fri
The North Carolina editorial conven
tion in Charlotte last week was one of
the most largely attended and pleasant
meetings of the quill drivers ever held in
the State. Officers of the association
for the ensuing year were elected as
follows: President, J. A. Thomas, of
the Louisburg Times; first vice presi
dent W. C. Dowd, Charlotte News;
second vice president, J. Z. Green, Our
Home; third vice president, Rev. J. O.
Atkinson, Christian Sun; secretary,
John B. Sherrill.
The Third Series of stock in the Citi
zens Building and Loan Co, will be is
sued May 1. Subscribe at once and be
gin with the new series. W. S. Wilkin
jjon, secretary and treasuer.
PRICE 5 CENTS
W. D. SHAW GETS TWO YEARS.
Submits to Shooting His Wife and is
Sentenced For Assault Witb Dead
W. D. Shaw submitted, in Nask
court, Wednesday, to assault with &
deadly weapon, in shooting his wife ia
their room one night a couple of months
ago and was sentenced to two years on
the roads. The bill was drawn'for assault
with a deadly weapon and not for se
cret assault with intent to kill, hence
the light punishment, which is the
maximum penalty for the crime with
which he was charged.
A pretty home wedding was celebrafc
|ed yesterday at the home of Mr. aafl
Mrs. E. H. Crews, on Church street,
when their niece. Miss Otis HoweH.
and Mr. Richard Leonard Smith, ef
Holland, Va., were united in the bonds
of matrimony. Rev. D. H. Tuttle
officiated, amid scenes of enchanting
loveliness made so by beautiful deco
rations and a happy party of admiring
friends. The attendants were: Miss
Mary Norfleet of Holland, Va., maid of
honor; Mrs. W. D. Christie, dame ef
honor; Misses Jennie Divine and Flosaa
Jeffreys, bridesmaids. Mr. ThomsS
Jones acted as best man and Misc
Elizabeth Christie as ring bearer. Mil
Richard S. Gorham and Mr. R. W,
Rawls were ushers. The marriage
was solemnized at noon and the cele
brants left on the Norfolk train foe a
tour of northern points of interest be
fore taking up their residence at fitV
An anti-nuptial reception was giooft
the bride and groom elect at the feeiae
ot Mr. and Mrs. Crews Tuesday even
ing which was attended by a large
crowd and was a most delightful event.
Sale ot Valuable Property.
By authority of a deed of trust from
Frank Worsley and Martha J.
his wife, to Paul Gorham, Trustee, re
corded in Book 143, Page 262, on t&e
Records of the Register or Deeds £*•
! Nash county, I will on June Ist, ISQB,
% : v V £' 10 :Uo a-,
2 p. in., on the premiiea'of -
described below in the county of Naso*
State of North Carolina, sell to t&t
hignest bidder, for cash, the following
"Beginning at the north-east coraor
of Beal Avenue and Tillerv street, awf
running with the east line of Tillerj
street in a northerly direction 150 feet
to a stake, thence at right angles 6e
Tillery street and parallel to Beal Ave
nue in an easterly direction 50 feet to a
stake, thence in a southerly directoa
and parallel to Tillery street 150 feet
Beal Avenue, and thence in a westerly
direction with the line of Beal Avenue
50 feet to the beginning. This beirqf
the identical lot conveyed by J anwa
Jeffreys to Frank Worsley by deed a£
even date herewith, and to which refer
ence is made."
Paul Gorham, Trustee
Sudden Death of Miss Mary Pool
Miss Mary Pond died suddenly Moo
day night at 10:30 o'clock at the hosse
of Mr. R. L. Huffines, where she lived,
of heart trouble. She lived only li
minutes after she was stricken. The
funeral was conducted at the h&ra©
Tuesday by Mr. Rose, formerly Mis*
Pond's pastor when she lived at Battle
boro, assisted by Rev. D. H.
and the remains were laid to rest ia
Pineview Cemetery at 4 o'ciock in tbe
Miss Pond was 77 years of age an£ *.
native of Edgecombe county.
Seeing is Believing.
Come and see the Eyeseope wonderful
French instrument for fitting the eye%.
at Parker's jewelry store. Examina
Tftree new members were added t•
the road force Friday from the offen
ders before the recorder. They were
Frank Daws, colored, and Jas. Wyaoe
for vagrancy, given 30 days each, anA
Jas. Wilson, a "tourist," who was
drunk and disorderly, 30 days. Mr. J.
H. Short, for affray, with Mr. Joist
Lanier, his clerk, and for disorderly
conduct, was fined S4O, and Mr. Lamer
was fined sls for his part in the affrajc.
Stop paying rent and bnild your em
home through the Citizens Building ai
Loan Co. Third series begins May X.
See W. S. Wilkinson, secretary anft I